1 McNab, Robert$100 - 150
Historical Record of New Zealand (2 Vols)
John Mackay, Govt Printer, Wellington, Vol I, 1908, Vol II, 1914, RP c1973, red buckram.
2 Carrick, Robert$100 - 150
New Zealand’s Lone Lands
Being Brief Notes Of A Visit To The Outlying Islands Of The Colony, George Didsbury, Govt Printer, Wellington, first ED, 1892, with maps, half tan calf, ex General Assembly Library.
3 Robert Carrick$100 - 150
New Zealand’s Lone Lands
Being Brief Notes On A Visit To The Outlying Islands Of The Colony, George Didsbury, Govt Printer, Wellington, first ED, 1892, half dark green morocco, ex General Assembly Library.
No Image4 Sheehan, Jack R.
Four Volumes on New Zealand Murders
Famous Murders In New Zealand, The Waverley Press, Ltd, Wellington, 1933. The Lora Gorge Mystery And Other Famous Trials, 1935, (cover & fly detached) The Kaiwarra Mystery And More Famous Trials, 1935, all quarter cloth, pictorial covered brds, and The Maungatapu Mountain Murders, 1909 RP, green cloth. All ex General Assembly Library.
No Image5 Loughnan, R. A.
Royalty In New Zealand
The Visit Of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke And Duchess of Cornwall & York, June, 1901, A Descriptive Narrative, John Mackay, Govt Printer, Wellington, 1902, red cloth gilt, spine sunned, together with, Exhibition Of Coronation Robes And Regalia 1953-54, and The Book Of The Coronation. All ex General Assembly Library.
6 Gudgeon, Thomas Wayth$100 - 200
The Defenders Of New Zealand
Being A Short Biography Of Colonists Who Distinguished Themselves In Upholding Her Majesty’s Supremacy In These Islands. H Brett, Printer & Publisher, Auckland, first ED 1887, orig half burgundy morocco, pic gilt cloth.
7 Von Hochstetter, Dr Ferdinand$300 - 500
Its Physical Geography, Geology And Natural History With Special Reference To The Results Of Government Expeditions In The Provinces Of Auckland And Nelson. J. G. Gotta, Stuttgart, 1867, orig blind stamped green cloth with embossed gilt oval vignette.
No Image8 McNab, Robert
Historical Records of New Zealand (2 Vols)
John Mackay, Govt Printer, Wellington 1908, brown cloth.
No Image9 McNab, Robert
The Old Whaling Days
A History Of Southern New Zealand From 1830 To 1840, Whitcombe & Tombs Ltd, first ED 1913, green cloth, together with, Old New Zealand A Tale Of The Good Old Times and A History Of The War In The North Against The Chief Heke In The Year 1845, by A Pakeha Maori (Frederick Maning), 1876.
No Image10 Vogel, Julius
The Official Handbook Of New Zealand
A Collection Of Papers By Experienced Colonists, Wyman & Sons, London, 1875, together with, Old New Zealand A Tale Of The Good Old Days by A Pakeha Maori (F E Maning), 1863 (lacks covers) Reminiscences 1841-1930 by Arthur Dudley Dodson, second edition, Canterbury Old And New 1850-1900.
No Image11 Craik, G. S.
The New Zealanders
The Library of Entertaining Knowledge, Charles Knight, London, first ED 1830, with frontis map of New Zealand explored by Capt J Cook, 1769-77, later cloth binding, front brd detached, spine poor.
12 Hempleman, George$100 - 150
The Piraki Log (E Pirangi Ahau Koe) or Diary Of Captain Hempleman, with introduction, glossary, illustrations and map. Henry Frowde, Oxford University Press, London, ND (1910), folding frontis map, green cloth. Scarce.
No Image13 von Haast, H. F.
The Life And Times Of Sir Julius von Haast
Explorer, Geologist, Museum Builder. Wellington, first ED, 1948, blue cloth, no DJ, together with, Samuel Butler at Mesopotamia by Peter Bromley Maling. Tasman And New Zealand. Cruise’s Journal Ten Months Residence In New Zealand (1820), RP Ltd ed 630/ 650. Lost Treasures in Australia & New Zealand by Kenneth W Byron.
14 Paul, Robert Bateman$100 - 150
Letters From Canterbury, New Zealand
With a map of the province. Rivingtons, London, first ED 1857, orig blind stamped red cloth, sunned, spine split.
No Image15 Rhodes, Captain W. B.
The Whaling Journal of Captain W. B. Rhodes 1836-1838
Barque Australian of Sydney. Whitcombe & Tombs Ltd, first ED 1954, DJ, together with five volumes, including, Back Country Tales by Lester Masters. The Convict Ships. Tavern In The Town. Old New Zealand, etc.
No Image16 Buick, T Lindsay
New Zealand’s First War
or, The Rebellion Of Hone Heke, W. A. G. Skinner, Govt Printer, Wellington, first ED, 1926, DJ, also, An Old New Zealander or, Te Rauparaha, The Napoleon Of The South by T. Lindsay Buick, 1911.
No Image17 Barber, Laurie
Sketches From Early New Zealand
Some Nineteenth Century Engravings, pub by David Bateman, together with, Petticoat Whalers, Whaling Wives at Sea 1820-1920. Pleasures of the Flesh Sex & Drugs In Colonial New Zealand 1840-1915 by Stevan Eldred-Grigg. The Postage Stamps of New Zealand Volume IV.
No Image18 Cruise, Richard A.
(Major In The 84th Regt. Foot)
Journal Of A Ten Months Residence In New Zealand (1820)
ed by A. G. Bagnall. The Pegasus Press, Christchurch, 1957, ltd ed 413/650. Together with, Adventure In New Zealand by Edward Jerningham Wakefield. Crusoes Of Sunday Island by Elsie K Morton. Balloon Stacks & Sugar Cane. A Selection From The Writings & Speeches of John Robert Godley, first ED 1863.
19 Bracken, Thomas$100 - 150
Musings In Maoriland
Arthur T Keirle, Dunedin, first ED, 1890, blue cloth gilt, with a tipped in letter headed Aldworth, Haslemere, Surrey, (home of Alfred Lord Tennyson) insc Lord Tennyson begs to thank the author for his dedication of Musings in Maoriland, also with BP of Sir Cyril Ward Bt.
20 Musgrave, Captain Thomas$100 - 150
Castaways of the Auckland Isles
A Narrative Of The Wreck Of The Grafton And Of The Escape Of The Crew After Twenty Months Suffering, Together With Some Account Of The Aucklands, ed by John J Shillinglaw. Lockwood & Co, London, first ED 1866, red cloth. G.
21 Petre, The Hon. Henry William
An Account Of The Settlements of the New Zealand Company
From Personal Observations During A Residence There. Smith, Elder & Co, London, first ED 1841, with large frontis folding map & two engraved pl as required, orig blind stamped blue cloth with title in gilt, ex libris BP of M. C. Palmer, spine sunned and split, else G.
No Image22 Wohlers, J. F. H.
Memories Of The Life Of J. F. H. Wohlers
Missionary At Ruapuke, New Zealand, translated from the German by John Houghton. Otago Daily Times & Witness Newspapers Company Limited, 1895, two copies, one green and one dark blue cloth, also, Old England and New Zealand by Alfred Simmons, first ED 1879, with a hand written poem & Christmas card by Samuel Gottlieb August of Invercargill & newspaper cuttings and obituary of the same.
23 Williams, The Right Rev William$100 - 150
Christianity Among The New Zealanders
with six colour illustrations, Seeley, Jackson,& Halliday, London, first ED 1867, blind stamped burgundy cloth, spine sunned.
24 Bathgate, Alexander$100 - 150
or, Sketches of People and Places in the Province of Otago, New Zealand. James Maclehose, Glasgow, first ED 1874, half burgundy calf, mrbld FE and EP, ex libris BP of William Macadam-Smith and M. C. Palmer.
25 Carrick, Robert$100 - 150
Historical Records of New Zealand South Prior To 1840
The Otago Times & Witness Newspapers Company Ltd, first ED 1903, dark blue cloth, spine sunned, sig to FP
26 Taylor, Rev. Richard$100 - 150
Te Ika A Maui
or, New Zealand And Its Inhabitants. William Macintosh, London, and H Ireson Jones, Wanganui, first ED, 1870, col frontis of New Zealand Flora And Fauna Past And Present
27 Shortland, Edward$100 - 150
Traditions And Superstitions of the
with Illustrations Of Their Manners And Customs. Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans & Roberts, London, second ED, 1856, half dark green morocco, mrbld brds, ex libris BP of M. C. Palmer.
28 Townshend, Rev. George$100 - 150
"Townshend, Rev. George
A Memoir of the Rev. Henry Watson Fox, B.A. (Copy presented to Rev Richard Taylor)
the front pastedown with a tipped in label Presented To Rev R Taylor, Wanganui Missionary Station by the Committee of the Church Missionary Society, March 18th 1850, orig blind stamped cloth, ex libris BP of M. C. Palmer. A Unique association copy"
29 Craig, William$100 - 150
Memories Connected With The Early Gold Discoveries In Victoria
New Zealand, 1897, with tipped in sepia photograph of the author sig beneath the images, numerous other sepia illustrations and insc to John Ward on the FEP, half dark blue morocco, ex libris BP of M. C. Palmer.
30 Yates, Rev, William
lacking prelims and TP, opens at Chapter 1, with tipped in port of Rev Marsden, orig blind stamped cloth.
No Image31 Cowan, James
The New Zealand Wars (2 Volumes)
RP, 1955, red cloth, DJ.
32 Grey, Zane$500 - 800
The Vanishing American
Harper & Brothers, New York, first ED 1925, sig on the back of the frontispiece as usual in purple by the author and by 8 of the 10 Navajo and Hopi Indians who were brought out in 1926/27 by Paramount Pictures to promote The Vanishing Race based on this book by Zane Grey, sig incl Chief Seumptewa (Blooming Flower), Nasjah the 11 year old Indian boy film star. The picture shown in Rotorua, Akl & Wgtn attracted large crowds. An exceptionally rare, possibly unique volume.
33 Reeve, Alan
Lions and Lambs of Wellington
Well Known Citizens In Caricature. L. T. Watkins, 176-186 Cuba Street, Wellington, 1932, pic printed soft card wrappers. A very scarce copy.
Five New Zealand Historical Volumes
They Came To New Zealand by Marjorie Appleton, Proof copy, Methuen 1958. An Old New Zealander Or, Te Rauparaha, The Napoleon Of The South by T Lindsay Buick, Whitcombe & Tomb Ltd, first ED 1911. New Zealand In The Making by J. B. Condliffe, first ED with sig pub compliments slip to the front, DJ. Yesterdays In Maoriland New Zealand In The Eighties by Andreas Reischek, Jonathan Cape, first ED, 1930. Early New Zealand Engineers by F. W. Furkert, first ED 1953, DJ. All with ex libris BP of M. C. Palmer.
Four New Zealand Historical Volumes
Old New Zealand A Tale Of The Good Old Times by A Pakeha Maori (F. E. Maning) first ED, 1906. Plume Of The Arawas by Frank O. V. Acheson, second (Popular) ED 1938, pic DJ. John Rutherford The White Chief A Story of Adventure in New Zealand, ed by James Drummond, ND. Datus A Chronology of New Zealand from the time of the Moa, 4th ED, DJ. Ex libris BP of M. C. Palmer.
36 Earp, G. Butler$150 - 200
The Gold Colonies Of Australia
Comprising their History, Territorial Divisions, Produce And Capabilities, How To Get To The Old Mines and Every Advice To Emigrants, with folding frontis map of Australia. George Routledge & Co, London, first ED 1852, halfv burgundy morocco, mrbld brds, EP’s & FE, BP of George Cavendish Taylor
37 Fox, William$100 - 200
The Six Colonies of New Zealand
John W Parker & Son, London, first ED 1851, large folding frontis map, orig blind stamped brown cloth, lacking spine strip, ex libris BP of M. C. Palmer.
38 McKay, R. A. (Editor)$100 - 150
A History Of Printing In New Zealand 1830-1940
Wellington Club of Printing House Craftsmen, half faux black morocco, comes with a letter from editor, & other ephemera including a booklet declaring it The Most Beautiul Book Ever Produced In This Country.
The Clipper Ship Crusader 1865-1910
Built 1865, Broken Up 1910. Memories And Records Of Over Fifty Years Pioneering With Special Reference To Voyages 1874-1879, Profusely Illustrated, c1928, dark green cloth, together with The Elingamite And Its Treasure by Wade Doak, uncorrected proof copy, 1969.
Reminiscences Of A Long Life In Scotland, New Zealand, Etc
For Private Circulation. Jolly & Braik, Moray Place, Dunedin, 1904, insc to fly leaf reads, From Jeannie Campbell to Mrs James Small St Clair Nov 23/04, dark blue cloth gilt.
The book is the reminiscences of Mr Robert Campbell, St Clair, Dunedin, as written down by a very intimate friend (L.B.M.)
41$100 - 200
Smith, Stephenson Percy, Surveyor General
Department Of Lands And Survey Annual Report 1894-95
with numerous folding hand col maps and charts, dec red cloth gilt. John Mackay, Govt Printer, Wellington.
42$100 - 200
Reports of the Department Of Lands New Zealand for the Year 1905-6
with numerous folding coloured maps and charts, John Mackay, Govt Printer, Wellington, red cloth gilt.
43$100 - 200
Reports of the Department Of Lands For The Year 1911-12
with numerous folding col maps and charts, John Mackay, Govt Printer, Wellington, dark blue cloth gilt.
44$100 - 200
Department Of Lands Report 1909
Report Of Royal Commission On Timber and Timber Building Industries New Zealand, with large folding col map, John Mackay Govt Printer, Wellington, green cloth, spine title in gilt.
45 Thomson, John Turnbull$100 - 200
The Surveys Of New Zealand 1877-1886
with numerous folding col maps and charts,half dark blue calf.
46$100 - 200
Four NZ Department Of Lands Surveys 1907-1912
all with folding col maps and charts, finely RB in half leather.
47$100 - 200
Three NZ Department Of Lands Surveys, 1895, 1900-1901, 1904-1905 All with folding colour maps and charts,together with, The Geology of the Mikonui Subdivision,1906
48$100 - 200
Various Surveyor Generals Eight Reports Of The Department Of Lands & Survey NZ 1898-1914 with numerous folding col maps and charts, all finely RB in quarter black leather and burgundy cloth with titles and surveyors names in gilt.
48a$500 - 1,000
136 Volumes Of The Annual Register, 1775-1891
Or A View of the History, Politics and Literature, half red morocco, ex General Assembly Library with gilt crest to covers.
Four New Zealand Related Volumes
New Zealand Official Year Book 1914. The New Zealand Wars and the Pioneering period by James Cowan, Volume II. Life And Work Of Samuel Marsden, and, From Tasman to Marsden.
No Image50 Scales, Sid
Ten Volumes of Sid Scales Sketches
Cartoons from the Otago Daily Times, ex General Assembly Library.
No Image51 Minhinnick
Selection Of Minhinnick Cartoon Books
c19402 and 50s, together with a small group of other NZ cartoon booklets including, Strike Notes by James Nairn
Collection Of Vintage Cookery Books
Including, Mrs Beetons Cookery Book, Mrs Beetons Cookery, Cooking In War-Time by Elizabeth Craig, The Daily Mail Cookery Book, The New Zealand Garden Dictionary by J. W. Matthews, etc.
No Image53 von Haast, H. F.
The Life & Times of Sir Julius von Haast A New Zealand Pioneer
Explorer, Geologist, Museum Builder. Pub by the author, Wellington, 1948, blue cloth, DJ.
Carton of New Zealand Volumes
including, Dusky Bay. Early New Zealand Families. The Tattooed Land. Bright Fine Gold. A River Rules My Life, etc.
Carton of New Zealand Volumes
including, Life In A Young Colony. New Zealand Shipwrecks. Early Fruitgrowing In Canterbury. Early Victorian New Zealand. The Advance Guard. New Zealand Ghost Towns. Rapaki Remembered, etc.
Carton of New Zealand Volumes
including, Station Life In New Zealand. Station Amusement In New Zealand. High Endeavour. At Home In New Zealand. The Elingamite and its Treasure, etc.
57$300 - 500
The Victoria Times Wellington 1841
No 1, Wednesday 15 September, 1841, first newspaper published at Wellington New Zealand. Four pages with p 3 a full page plan of The City of Wellington Port Nicholson, published by Thomas Bluett, The Terrace, Wellington. General FX, edge wear and small losses, otherwise exceptionally scarce.
No Image58 Shepherd, Winsome
Gold & Silversmithing in Nineteenth & Twentieth Century New Zealand
Te Papa Publishing, first ED, 1995, with DJ, together with English Goldsmiths And Their Marks by Sir Charles J Jackson.
Fourth Report on The Postal Service of New Zealand 1862-63
By The Acting Postmaster-General (Reader Wood) Printed at Auckland, 1863.
No Image60 Jackson, J. Howard
Annals Of A New Zealand Family
The Household of Gilbert Mair Early Pioneer. A. H. & A. W. Reed, Dunedin, 1935, sig ltd ed 177/400, blue cloth, DJ, ex libris BP of M C Palmer.
No Image61 Richter, John August (Late A Missionary Of The Berlin Mission, Queensland)
The New Testament
Printed by Bain & Co, Esk Street, Invercargill, 1877, RB in blue cloth, ex libris BP of M C Palmer.
No Image62 Craik, George
The New Zealanders
The Library of Entertaining Knowledge, Charles Knight, London 1830, with inserted facsimile prelims, TP etc, orig p begin at Chapter I, RB half dark blue leather.
63 Frank Sargeson$1,500 - 3,000
They Gave Her a Rise, Cowpats & Three Men. A unique hand written volume by Sargeson, with original watercolour and ink illustrations attributed to Trevor Moffitt, bound in quarter leather and hessian with dec EP.
From the estate of the late New Zealand novelist, playwright and biographer Sir James McNeish.
No Image64 Best, Elsdon$100 - 150
Tuhoe The Children of the Mist, Volumes One & Two
Published for the Polynesian Society by A.H. & A. W. Reed, RP 1973, DJ.
No Image65 Smith, S Percy
Maori Wars of The Nineteenth Century
Wars Of the Northern against the Southern Tribes of New Zealand in the Nineteenth Century. Whitcombe & Tombs Ltd, Wellington, first ED 1904, green cloth, ex General Assembly Library.
No Image66 Reed, A. H. & A. W. (Pub)
The Gospels From The New Testament In Maori
First Lilliput ED 1965.
67 White, John$400 - 800
The Ancient History Of The Maori
(Vols I, II,III & IV)
George Didsbury, Govt Printer, Wellington, 1887, red cloth, with port to the FB, spines sunned, else G.
No Image68 Taylor, W. A.
Lore and History of the South Island Maori
Bascands Limited, Christchurch, ND, DJ, together with RP copy of The Coming Of The Maori by Sir Peter Buck.
No Image69 Johnston, Marguerite
The Kingdom Of Tane
Turnbull, Hickson & Gooder Ltd, Wellington, 29pp, plain soft card wrappers with ties, with pastedown cover illus. A very scarce copy.
No Image70 Dittmer, Wilhelm
Legends and Traditions of the Maoris, 1970 RP version, padded grey cloth, covers with old staining.
No Image71 Cowan, James
Tales of the Maori Coast
Fine Arts (N.Z.) Ltd, Wellington, first ED, 1930, grey cloth, together with, He Konae Aronui, Maori Proverbs And Sayings. Guide Rangi Of Rotorua by Rangitiaria Dennan.
No Image72 Gorst, John Eldon
The Maori King
Paul’s Book Arcade, Hamilton, 1959, together with two small copies of Polynesian Mythology by Sir George Grey.
73$100 - 150
Skilled Handwork Of The Maori
Being the Oldman Collection of Maori Artifacts Illustrated and Described. Memoirs Of The Polynesian Scoiety, Volume 14, Second ED, The Polynesian Society, Wellington, 1946, printed pic card wrappers, lower left corner of cover torn off.
No Image74 Stafford, D. M.
A History Of The Arawa People, A. H. & A. W. Reed, Wellington, first ED, 1967, maroon cloth, pic DJ
No Image75 Phillipps, W. J.
Carved Maori Houses
of Western and Northern Areas of New Zealand, Dominion Museum Monograph No 9, R. E. Owen, Govt Printer, Wellington, 1955, DJ, together with, Maori Artistry by W Page Rowe.
Three Maori Art Reference Volumes
Maori Paintings by Gottfried Lindauer From The Partridge Collection. Maori Wood Sculpture by T Barrow. Whaowhia Maori Art And Its Artists by Gilbert Archey, all with DJs
77 Hamilton, Augustus$800 - 1,200
The Art Workmanship Of The Maori Race In New Zealand
Fergusson & Mitchell, Dunedin, first ED, 1896, illus, red cloth gilt with embossed motif strip and title. Rare.
77a$500 - 1,000
54 Volumes of The Journal of the Polynesian Society (1909 onwards)
Containing the Transactions and Proceedings of the Society, The Polynesian Society (Incorporated), half burgundy morocco, ex General Assembly Library with gilt crest to covers.
No Image78 Best, Elsdon
The Maori (2 Volumes)
Memoirs of the Polynesian Society, Volume V, Harry H Tombs, Limited, Wellington, 1924, grey cloth.
No Image79 Cowan, James
The Adventures of Kimble Bent
A Story Of Wild Life In The New Zealand Bush, with illustrations, Whitcombe And Tombs Ltd, first ED, 1911, a very good copy.
80 Butler, Annie R.$100 - 150
Glimpses of Maori Land
The Religious Tract Society, London, first ED, 1886, insc to FEP, pic blue cloth gilt. Ex libris BP of M. C. Palmer.
No Image81 Te Rangi Hiroa (Sir Peter Buck)
The Coming of The Maori
Maori Purposes Fund Board, Wellington, Whitcombe & Tombs Ltd, first ED, 1949, DJ, ex libris BP of M. C. Palmer
No Image82 Duff, Roger
The Moa-Hunter Period of Maori-Culture
with a foreword by H. D. Skinner. Dept of Internal Affairs, Wellington, first ED, 1950, DJ. There is a tipped in typed two p. review of the book by C. R. H. Taylor of The Alexander Turnbull Library. Ex libris BP of M. C. Palmer.
No Image83 Browne, C. R.
Native Life in New Zealand. J. M. Dent & Sons, Ltd, first ED 1929, burgundy cloth, together with, Early Maoriland Adventures told by J. W. Stack, with pic DJ. Marsden Of Maoriland Pioneer And Peacemaker by A. H. Reed, with pic DJ. Ex libris BP of M. C. Palmer.
No Image84 Best, Elsdon
The Maori As He Was
A Brief Account of Maori Life as it was in Pre-European Days, first ED, 1924, green cloth, together with, Where The White Man Treads Across The Pathway Of The Maori by W. B. (William Bauske) of Otorohanga, second ED revised, 1928. Wanderings On The Islands Of Wonders (New Zealand) by Boumil Pospisil, sig on TP by the author, first ED, 1935. The Toll Of The Bush by William Satchell, Macmillan’s Colonial Library, first ED, 1905. All with ex libris BP of M. C. Palmer.
85$100 - 150
The Late Colonel Porter, C .B.
Legends of the Maori
And Personal Reminiscences of the East Coast of New Zealand. L. M. Isitt Ltd, Christchurch, 1925, frontis port of the author, quarter tan cloth, orange brds.
No Image86 Jones, Pei Te Hurinui$100 - 200
Puhiwahine Maori Poetess
Printed at The Pegasus Press, Christchurch, 1961, first imprint 250 copies, 32pp, printed soft card wrappers. Very scarce copy.
No Image87 Mair, Captain Gilbert
The Story of Gate Pa April 29th 1864
Printed and Published by The Bay of Plenty Times Ltd, 1937, printed wrappers, together with, Tales Of Tamati by Ian Mackay, with authors insc in Maori to FEP. Fifty Years In Maoriland by James T Pinfold, first ED, 1930, all with ex libris BP of M. C. Palmer.
No Image88 Taylor, W. A.
Lore and History of the South Island Maori
Bascands Ltd, ND, first ED (1950), brown cloth, DJ, ex libris BP of M. C. Palmer, together with two Maori related booklets.
89 Menzies, J. H.$600 - 800
Maori Patterns Painted and Carved
Deluxe facsimile ED 1975, no 191/750, oblong folio with pl bound in from the orig 1904 ED following pl 28, with pic brds and slipcase, a near fine copy.
90 Westra, Ans$100 - 150
Washday At The Pa
The Caxton Press, Christchurch, 1964, with orig 8 page publishers note, printed pic wrappers
No Image91 Duff, Roger
The Moa-Hunter Period of Maori Culture
with a foreword by H. D. Skinner, R. E. Owen, Govt Printer, Wellington, 1956, together with, The Moa When Did It Become Extinct? Maori Traditions And Pakeha Conjectures Four Main Schools of Thought One Hundred Opinions of Maori and Pakeha collected by Herries Beattie, and The Maori by Elsdon Best, Volume One, 1924.
No Image92 Beattie, Herries
various Surveyor Generals
Eight Reports Of The Department Of Lands & Survey NZ 1898-1914
with numerous folding col maps and charts, all finely RB in quarter black leather and burgundy cloth with titles and surveyors names in gilt.
No Image93 Beattie, Herries
Our Southernmost Maoris
Otago Daily Times and Witness Newspapers Co, Ltd, Dunedin, 1954, printed wrappers, together with, Maori Place-Names of Canterbury by Herries Beattie, 1945, and South Island Maoris A Sketch Of Their History and Legendary Lore by Canon Stack, 1898.
94 Hamilton, Augustus$150 - 300
The Art Workmanship of the Maori Race In New Zealand Fergusson & Mitchell, Dunedin, first ED 1896, 267pp, plus 2 further illus pl, half dark green morocco
No Image95 William Jenkins$100 - 200
Autographs of New Zealand Chiefs
Framed list of seven of the 1863 Maori Touring Party to England with William Jenkins, all clearly written/signed by Jenkins the notorious organiser of the trip, in an ornate gilt frame.
No Image96 Newman, Alfred K
Who are the Maoris
Whitcombe And Tombs Ltd, ND, red cloth, together with, Lays Of The Land Of The Maori And Moa by Thomas Bracken, 1884. The Story Of Aotea by Rev. T. G. Hammond, 1924, and Kei Puta te Wairau A History Of Marlborough In Maori Times by W. J. Elvy, 1957.
Five South Island Topographical Books
Hokitika Goldfields Capital by Philip Ross May. Kei Puta te Wairau A History Of Marlborough In Maori Times by W. J. Elvy. The Trial Of The Maungatapu Murderers In Nelson In 1866. Quail Island A Link With The Past. From The Banks of the Avon The Story of a River by Robert C Lamb.
98 Sorrell, Paul, (Editor)
The Cyclopedia of Otago & Southland (2 Volumes) Dunedin City Council, 1999, navy blue cloth with slipcase, together with six Early Settlers & Historical Association of Wellington booklets.
99 Chilton, Charles$150 - 300
The Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand
John Mackay, Govt Printer, Wellington, first ED 1909, navy blue cloth gilt. Vol I cover with old stain else G
No Image100 Anderson, Johannes
Place-Names of Banks Peninsula
A Topographical History, New Zealand Board Of Science And Art Manual No 6, W. A. G. Skinner, Govt Printer, Wellington, 1927, together with, Tales Of Banks Peninsula by H. C. Jacobson, some pages detaches, and Earliest Canterbury by James Hay, 1915.
No Image101 Sherrard, J. M.
Kaikoura A History Of The District
first ED 1966, DJ. Together with four other modern South Island regional volumes.
No Image102 Hay, James
Reminiscences of Earliest Canterbury (Principally Banks Peninsula)
And Its Settlers. The Christchurch Press Company Limited, 1915, navy blue cloth, spine sunned, together with, Harry Ell And His Summit Road, A History Of The Canterbury Frozen Meat Company Limited, Street Corner A study to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the founding of the Caxton Press.
No Image103 Smith, A. A.
Printing In Canterbury
A History of Newspapers And Printing Houses Of The Province From The Earliest Times, Christchurch Club Of Printing House Craftsmen, 1953, DJ, together with, History And Bibliography, Vols 1, 2, & 3, 1948, printed wrappers, and Street Corner A study to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the founding of The Caxton Press by R. C. Lamb.
No Image104 Ward, Louis E.
prefaced by The Right Hon. Sir Robert Stout. Whitcombe & Tombs Limited, Auckland, ND, 1928, green cloth.
105 Howard, Basil$100 - 150
Rakiura A History Of Stewart Island New Zealand, A. H. & A. W. Reed, Dunedin, 1940, black cloth, no DJ, spine sunned.
106 Swainson, William$100 - 150
Auckland The Capital of New Zealand And The Country Adjacent, Including Some Account Of The Gold Discovery In New Zealand. Smith, Elder & Co, London, 1853, orig blind stamped green cloth, sunned, spine ends bumped, lacking map.
Four Canterbury Related Volumes
They Made Their Own Money The Story of Early Canterbury Traders & Their Tokens. Early Christchurch by R. C. Lamb. The Devil’s Own Brigade A History of the Lyttelton Gaol 1860-1920 by David Gee. The Evolution Of A City by J. P. Morrison.
No Image108 Richards, E. C.
The Chatham Islands
Their Plants, Birds and People, Simpson and Williams Ltd, Christchurch 1952, DJ, together with, Forgotten Island of The South Pacific The Story of New Zealand’s Southern Islands by Rosaline Redwood, first ED, 1950, red cloth.
Six Canterbury Related Volumes
The Early Days of Canterbury compiled by A Selwyn Bruce. Pioneers On Port Cooper Plains The Deans Family of Riccarton by John Deans. John Robert Godley Of Canterbury by C. E. Carrington. Old Christchurch by Johannes C Andersen. The Story Of Christchurch New Zealand. Oxford The First Hundred Years by O. A. Gillespie.
No Image110 Buick, T. Lindsay
The French At Akaroa
An Adventure In Colonization, New Zealand Book Depot, Wellington, 1928, DJ, together with, Place-Names Of Banks Peninsula by Johannes C Andersen, 1927, and, Akaroa And Banks Peninsula 1840-1940, Story Of French Colonising Venture And Early Whaling Activities.
Seven Canterbury Related Volumes
Purau by Elisabeth Ogilvie, Caxton Press, 1970. John Grigg Of Longbeach by P. G. Stevens. Burton Shipley A Canterbury Settler. By Tram To Papanui. Mount Peel Is A Hundred The Story Of The First High Country Station In Canterbury. Old Christchurch by Johannes C Andersen. The Torless Papers 1848-51.
No Image112 Scotter, W. H.
A History of Port Lyttelton
first ED, 1968, DJ, together with, Hospital On The Avon. Ex Cathedral A History of the Cathedral School Christchurch 1881-1981. All Aboard Iron Horses To Wakatipu & Shipping On The Lake.
No Image113 Miller, F. W. G.
West to the Fiords
The History of Western Southland, first ED, 1954, green cloth, DJ, together with, A Pastoral Kingdom Divided Cheviot, 1888-94. The Mair Family by J. C. Andersen and G. C. Petersen.
No Image114 Miller, F. W. G.
West to the Fiords
The History of Western Southland, first edition, 1954, DJ, together with, 7 other volumes including, Mr Explorer Douglas by John Pascoe. Unquiet Earth by Margaret Alington. The Old Frontier Te Awamutu etc.
Selection South Island Topographical Volumes
including, Marlborough Place Names. Early Christchurch. Birds, Beasts And Fishes. Some Canterbury Churches. Mesopotamia Station. Te Raka Land Of Happy Sunshine, etc, etc (12)
No Image116 Menzies, Ian H.
The Story of Menzies Bay Banks Peninsula
Pegasus, first ED, 1970, together with, Jack’s Hut A Book of Arthur’s Pass by Grace Adams. Daybreak In Geraldine County 1877-1952 by A. J. Davey. Early Timaru by F. G. Hall-Jones.
Various New Zealand Regional Volumes
including, Timaru 100 Years Of Postal Services. New Zealand’s First Railway Dun Mountain Railway, Nelson. Blackboards And Ships Masts A History Of The Lyttelton Main Schools First Century. Akaroa Canterbury’s Premier Seaside Resort. Puhoi Remembers. Tails Of The Mails Hawkes Bay Centennial Year, 1959.
118 Wilson, James G.$100 - 150
Early Rangitikei Whitcombe & Tombs Ltd, first ED 1914, DJ. (worn)
Interesting Chapters From The Early History Of Wanganui
And Wanganui In 1856. A. D. Willis, Wanganui, first ED, 1902, illus, pic wrappers.
120 Chapple, L. J. B. & Barton, Cranleigh$100 - 150
Early Missionary Work In Whanganui (1840–1850)
H. I. Jones & Son Ltd, Wanganui, 1930, sig and insc by Chapple to FEP, and with a letter from him also. Scarce signed copy.
No Image121 Downes, T. W.
W. A. Parkinson & Co, Ltd, Hawera, first ED, 1915, pic dark green cloth.
No Image122 Thomas, M. C.$100 - 150
Yeomen of the South
Printed by the Southland News Co Ltd, Invercargill, first ED, 1940, pic soft card wrappers. A very scarce copy.
123 Richards, E. C.
The Chatham Islands their Plants, Birds, and People. Simpson And Williams Ltd, Christchurch, first ED 1952, DJ, ex libris BP of M. C. Palmer, a near fine copy.
No Image124$100 - 150
Five Otago Related Volumes
Golden Days Of Lake County The History of Lake County and the Boroughs of Queenstown and Arrowtown by F. W. G. Miller, 1949. Mackenzie The Sheep Stealer Fresh Information Considered by Herries Beattie, 1959. The Book Of The Pioneers Otama, Knapdale, Chatton. 1936. Yesterday And Today In Otago 1840-1940 commemorative booklet. The Port Of Otago by A. H. McLintock, 1951.
Selection of Nelson Related Volumes & Booklets
Including, The Trial of the Maungatapu Murderers In Nelson In 1866, R. W. Stiles, 1924. Footprints The Story of the settlement and development of the Nelson back country districts by J. N. W. Newport. History of the Nelson Institute by C. R. Brereton. Nelson Province 1642-1842 by A. N. Field. Leather bound Nelson-College prize book, and five other booklets.
Four Otago Related Volumes
Teviot Tapestry A History of the Roxburgh-Millers Flat District by A. H. H. Webster, 1948. The Pioneers Explore Otago by Herries Beattie, 1947. Old Coaching Days Otago And Southland by E Lovell-Smith, 1931, and, In Search Of Central Otago by G Hugh Sumpter. Ex libris BP of M. C. Palmer.
127$100 - 150
Seven Canterbury Related Volumes Pioneers Of Canterbury Deans Letters 1840-1854, foreword by Major L. G .D. Acland, with DJ. Te Waimate Early Station Life in New Zealand by E. C. Studholme, 2nd ED, 1954, DJ. Old Westland A Thrilling Story Of The Golden West Coast Of The South Island Of New Zealand Known to the Maori as Te Wai Pounamu by E Iveagh Lord, 1939, DJ. Musterer On Molesworth by Bruce Stronach, 1953, DJ. Pioneers of Martins Bay by Alice McKenzie, new revised edition, 1953. The Story Of Christchurch New Zealand by Henry F Wigram, sig on fly leaf by noted NZ economist J. B. Condliffe. Pyramid Valley The Story of New Zealand’s Greatest Moa Swamp.Ex libris BP of M. C. Palmer.
No Image128 Guthrie-Smith, H
Tutira The Story of a New Zealand Sheep Station
William Blackwood & Sons Ltd, Edinburgh, third ED 1953, blue cloth, DJ. Together with, Tales Of The Mails Hawkes Bay Centennial Year, 1959 by Lester Masters, and Armed Settlers 1864-1874 The Story of the Founding of Hamilton by H. C. M. Norris, signed copy. Ex libris BP of M. C. Palmer.
Six Wellington Related Volumes
The Merchants Paved The Way by J Halket Millar. The Streets Of My City Wellington New Zealabd by F. L. Irvine-Smith. Strait Of Adventure by Stephen Gerard. The City Of The Strait Wellington And Its Province A Centennial History by Alan Mulgan. Old Wellington Days by Pat Lawlor.More Wellington Days by Pat Lawlor. Ex libris BP of M. C. Palmer.
Four New Zealand Regional Volumes
Auckland City Of The Seas An Illustrated Account of the Founding and Development of the City of Auckland and its Suburbs by A. W. Reed, sig and insc to M. C. Palmer from the author, September 1955, maroon cloth, DJ. Old Christchurch by Johannes C Andersen, first ED, 1939, DJ. Natural History of Canterbury, R Speight, Arnold Wall and R. M. Laing, Honorary Editors, first ED, 1927. Medical Practice in Otago the Early Days by Robert Valpy Fulton, first ED 1922., all with ex libris BP of M. C. Palmer.
No Image131 Acland, L. G. D.
The Early Canterbury Runs
Whitcombe & Tombs Ltd, first ED, 1930, brown cloth, together with, Peninsula & Plain The History And Geography Of Banks Peninsula And The Canterbury Plains, revised enlarged ED 1966, DJ. Christchurch Sketchbook, drawings by Unk White, text by M. H. Holcroft, first ED 1968. A Spring In The Canterbury Settlement by C Warren Adams, Capper Press RP 1971. Ex libris BP of M. C.Palmer
132 Pyke, Vincent$100 - 150
History of the Early Gold Discoveries In Otago
Otago Daily Times & Witness Newspapers Co Ltd, first ED 1887, purple cloth gilt, spine sunned, tipped in newspaper cuttings, ex libris BP of M. C. Palmer.
No Image133 Ross, C Stuart
Early Otago And Some of its Notable Men
J Wilkie & Co, Ltd, Dunedin, first edition, 1907, blue cloth. Pioneering In Otago The Recollections Of William Ayson, sig ltd ed 400/500, c1937. Early Days In Central Otago by Robert Gilkison, 1930. Ex libris BP of M. C. Palmer.
No Image134 Hall-Jones, F. G.
Printed by the Otago Daily Times & Witness Newspapers Co, Ltd, 1945, blue cloth, together with, Pure Gold And Rough Diamonds Gems from the Scrapbook of a travelling Watchmaker & Jeweller in Otago & Southland by J. B. Hislop, sig by the author. Littledene A New Zealand Rural Community by H.C.D.Somerset, 1938. Pioneers Of Martins Bay by Mrs Peter McKenzie, Queenstown, 1947. All with ex libris BP of M. C. Palmer
No Image135 Beattie, Herries
Mackenzie Of The Mackenzie Country Story Of The Famous Sheep-Lifter
Pioneer-Explorer-Sheeplifter, Story Of A Remarkable Man, Otago Daily Times and Witness Newspapers, Co, Ltd, first ED 1946, brown cloth, fine copy, together with, Annandale Past And Present 1839-1900 by H. L. Guthrie Gray, Whitcombe & Tombs Ltd, 1901, and Sutherlands of Ngaipu by Alex Sutherland, first ED 1947, red cloth, DJ. All with ex libris BP of M. C. Palmer.
No Image136 Gilkison, Robert
Early Days In Dunedin
Whitcombe & Tombs Ltd, 1938, blue cloth, DJ, together with, The Story Of Early Dunedin by A. H. Reed, insc by the author to M. C. Palmer on the fly leaf and TP, blue cloth, DJ, with ex libris BP of M. C. Palmer
No Image137 Bishop, Walter
Guide to Wellington & District with Complete Map Of The City
Printed by Robert Burett, 1882, together with, Alla Fine Del Mondo To The Ends Of The Earth A History of Italian migration to the Wellington Region. Guide to the Oratory South Kensington, 1893
No Image138 Gillespie, Oliver A.
South Canterbury A Record Of Settlement
Published by The South Canterbury Centennial History Committee 1958, blue cloth, DJ.
Seven New Zealand Related Volumes
Homes Of The Pioneers Pen & Wash Drawings By A. J. Mair. West Of The Manulau by Ben Westhead. Tawa Flat and the Old Porirua Road 1840-1955 by Arthur H Carman, ltd ed. Yesterdays in Golden Buller by Ella Matthews. The Wellington Watersiders The Story of Their Industrial Organisation by P. N. Pettit. Masterton’s First Hundred Years 1854-1954 by A. G. Bagnall. The Story of New Zealand Place Names by A. W. Reed, with a sig insc by the author to Melville Palmer on the fly leaf.
No Image140 Guthrie-Smith, H
Tutira The Story of a New Zealand Sheep Station
A. H. & A. W. Reed, fourth ED, 1969, cloth gilt DJ, also, Waterton’s Wanderings In South America The North-West Of The United States And The Antilles In The Years 1812, 1816, 1820, & 1824, Macmillan & Co, 1893.
No Image141 Beattie, Herries
Mackenzie of the Mackenzie Country
Pioneer-Explorer-Sheeplifter Story Of A Remarkable Man, Otago Daily Times and Witness Newspapers Co, Ltd, 1946, together with, Otago Place Names As Bestowed by the Pakeha and Jotted down by Herries Beattie, 1948. Early Runholding In Otago, 1947. All with printed wrappers.
No Image142 Beattie, Herries
The Pioneers Explore Otago
A Record of Explorers, Travellers, Surveyors, Bushmen, Seekers of Pastoral Country, Inland Voyagers, and Wayfaring Men, Otago Daily Times and Witness Newspapers Co, Ltd, Dunedin, 1947, together with, Doubtful Sound by Herries Beattie, 1955. A History of Gore And Surrounding Districts by Herries Beattie, 1962
No Image143 Beattie, Herries
Mackenzie of the Mackenzie Country
Story of the Famous Sheeplifter, 1946, together with, Mackenzie The Sheep Stealer Fresh Information Considered, 1959. The Attractions Of Te Anau, 1955, and Pioneer Recollections Mainly of the Gore District , 1956, and Doubtful Sounds, 1955, all by Herries Beattie, all printed wrappers.
No Image144 Beattie, Herries
Far Famed Fiordland
Historic and Descriptive European Explorers, White Whalers, Seamen and Surveyors, Travellers and Tourists, and Pakeha Place-Names. Otago Daily Times and Witness Newspapers Co, Ltd, 1950, blue cloth, together with Early Runholding In Otago by Herries Beattie, 1947, and Tikao Talks Traditions Told By Teone Taare Tikao, 1939.
No Image145 Adams, C Warren
A Spring In The Canterbury Settlement
With Engravings, Longman, Brown, Green, London 1853, with map (detached), blue cloth, spine worn, cocked, together with, Crusts A Settler’s Fare by Laurence J Kennaway, 1874, The NZ Index 1905
No Image146 Roxburgh, Irvine
A History of the Wanaka, Hawea, Tarras and Surrounding Districts, Otago Centennial Historical Publications 1957, blue cloth, DJ, together with, The Story of Maungakiekie the ancient Maori Fortress and Now One Tree Hill. The Stewart Islanders by Olga Sansom. A History of Canterbury, 3 volumes.
The Cyclopedia of New Zealand, Volume 3
Canterbury Provincia District, printed by Horace J Weeks, Ltd, Christchurch, 1903, RB burgundy cloth.
The Cyclopedia of New Zealand, Volume 2
Auckland Provincial District, Published By The Cyclopedia Company Ltd, Christchurch, 1902, RB burgundy cloth.
February Antiquarian Book Auction
Our February Rare Book Auction will include the collection of the Late Meville Cedric Palmer (1907-1987) who for most of his working life was with Whitcombe & Tombs. The collection includes rare and early NZ Historical & Regional, Travel & Exploration as well as British literary volumes, publishers letters etc.
Auction also to include the original manuscript for Janet Frame's The Edge of the Alphabet estimated at $10,000 - 20,000