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Historical Geography Books & Ephemera

Official Guide for Shippers and Travellers to the Principal Ports of the World (1931-1932)

Official Guide for Shippers and Travellers to the Principal Ports of the World (1931-1932)

by Kline, M. Franklin (editor)

Osaka: Osaka Shosen Kaisha, 1931. Quarto. 724 pages. Many b/w illustrations and full-colour maps. Many interesting advertisements with spot colour. Thumb index. Original pictorial embossed and decorated blue cloth with gilt titling on the spine. Coloured titling on upper board. Top and bottom edges gilt. Blue art paper endpapers. Very minor insect hole on front free endpaper. A beautiful copy. OVERSEAS BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This is a very heavy book (about 3.7kgs) so please ask us for an exact price for... Read more
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AU$350.00
The Oxford Companion of the Mind

The Oxford Companion of the Mind

by R.L. Gregory & O.L. Zangwill, Editors

Oxford University Press 1987. Book is in very good condition. Text is clean and unmarked. Binding and boards are sturdy. Spine lettering is bright. Boards show light shelf wear. DJ shows light shelf and edge wear.
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$27.50
Something in the Hills -- Yesterdays in Central Otago

Something in the Hills -- Yesterdays in Central Otago

by Christine Hunt

1979 1st Edition h/b + dw, b&w drawings by Pauline Berry Very clean & tight, tidy penned name fep, covers edges sl rubbed, vg dw -- VG The 'spirit' of Central etched in the folklore of a past generation Central Otago Legends & Folklore (Hunt 1979 HB)
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NZ$35.00
ANATOMY OF HATRED: The Wounded Land

ANATOMY OF HATRED: The Wounded Land

by Habe, Hans

London: George Harrap & Co., 1964. 296pp. Book clean. Spine firm, but mildly cocked. Bright gilt title on nominally bumped backstrip. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Conrad Bailey), loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn and soiled. European by birth and education, American citizen Hans Habe was on a journalistic assignment in the U.S.A. at the time of President Kennedy's assassination. In the aftermath of that event, he wrote 'Anatomy of Hatred', a critical assessment of the... Read more
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AU$17.00
The Duel On The Creek -- And Other Tales of Victorian New Zealand

The Duel On The Creek -- And Other Tales of Victorian New Zealand

by Ray Hargreaves & Peter Holland

1995. First printing. Soft-covers. Very Good. 205 pages; Tight & clean with a tiny stain inside back cover & a little wear closed edges An interesting selection from NZ writings first variously published in the 1880's & 1890's to appeal to the imaginations of the pioneers
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NZ$20.00
The Complete Taupo Fishing Guide

The Complete Taupo Fishing Guide

by Peter Gould

1981. First edition. Hardcover. Good +/good. Colour Photos + b&w sketches; Clean & tight, inscription-free, gilt spine-titles on lt blue cloth with corner tips rubbed, 2 sm closed tears dw spine. Collectible copy – please note this differs from the revised 1983 edition of this book (product code 101-20) that we also sell.
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NZ$25.00
Typed Letter Signed

Typed Letter Signed

by GRAVES, Stuart (1879 - 1954)

1929. unbound. very good(+). Good content T.L.S. 4to. 1 page, University of Alabama, Office of the Dean, November 30, 1929, to acclaimed photographer Pirie MacDonald, in part: "Under separate cover I am returning the proofs of the photographs you took of me recently. The one which is marked "Best" on the back and triple checked is our first choice. My experience in being photographed by you was most interesting. I wonder if you appreciate how much of an artist you are? Most... Read more
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$150.00
My Side of the River -- Tales from a Marlborough Vineyard

My Side of the River -- Tales from a Marlborough Vineyard

by Ted Reynolds

1995. First edition. soft-covers. Good +. 160 pages, with b&w illustrations; Tight with some foxing One New Zealander's account of retiring to Malborough, New Zealand to start a small vineyard, with the challenges and rewards that follow.
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NZ$10.00
The Great Whale to Snare

The Great Whale to Snare

by Adamson, Peter

pb, 33pp, illus.
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£4.00
Medallion of Eduard Dietrich

Medallion of Eduard Dietrich

by DAUTERT, Karl

1930. Circular bronze medallion in high relief. Medallion measures 9 cm in diameter.<br/><br/> This fine bronze medallion features a left-facing bust portrait of Eduard Dietrich, a German doctor, at the age of 70. Hook repaired but otherwise in good condition. Engraved text on the back reads "Dem Verdienstvollen Forderer der Baderwissenschaft die Vlneoogische Gesellschaft in Berlin 10.Okt.1930." Karl Dautert was an established German sculptor of portraits and medallions whose work... Read more
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$150.00
Artillery Through the Ages: A Short Illustrated History of Cannon, Emphasizing Types Used in America

Artillery Through the Ages: A Short Illustrated History of Cannon, Emphasizing Types Used in America

by Manucy, Albert

Washington DC: United States Government Printing Office, 1956. Reprint. Paperback. Good. Albert Manucy, Artillery Through the Ages: A Short Illustrated History of Cannon, Emphasizing Types Used in America; National Park Service Interpretive Series, History No. 3; Washington DC, United States Government Printing Office, 1956 reprint of 1949 book. Stapled gray paper covers, blue text and blue cannon on the front, iv, 92 pp with glossary, parts of a cannon and select bibliography, bw drawings. G: spine... Read more
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$7.99
Richardsons of Napier (N. Z. shipping monographs)

Richardsons of Napier (N. Z. shipping monographs)

by McLean, Gavin

Wellington: New Zealand Ship & Marine Society, 1989. Book. Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. many b/w illustrations. .
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$30.00
Daughters of Britannia

Daughters of Britannia

by Katie Hickman

London: Flamingo, 2000. 11th Impression. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
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£5.00
Feminist Thought in Aotearoa New Zealand

Feminist Thought in Aotearoa New Zealand

by Rosemary Du Plessis & Lynne Alice

Collection of essays on feminist thought in NZ as it relates to diverse range of issues.
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NZ$25.00
The Art of Postage Stamps

The Art of Postage Stamps

by Barbara Moore, Honor Holland

New York: Walker and Company, 1979. First printing. Hardcover. Ex-Library. Barbara Moore, Honor Holland, The Art of Postage Stamps, New York, Walker and Company, 1979, First Printing. Gray hc, 4to (27 cm), 96 pp, illustrated. A visual, international look at stamps from early versions to those commemorating historical moments and national pride, with special affection for flight and airmail. Ex-library (fair-to-good)/no DJ: lightly scuffed, ex-library with stickers and markings, rear fep torn (pocket... Read more
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$7.99
Coping With Change

Coping With Change

by Dr Iain McCormick

1988. laminated softcover. Ex-Private Collection, stamped. sl buckled with some fading, 2 book-stamps, still ok reading copy 107 pp
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NZ$10.00
CHRONICLES OF FASHION,; from the time of Elizabeth to the early part of the nineteenth century, in manner, amusements, banquets, costume, &c. in two volumes

CHRONICLES OF FASHION,; from the time of Elizabeth to the early part of the nineteenth century, in manner, amusements, banquets, costume, &c. in two volumes

by STONE, Mrs. [Elizabeth Wheeler (b. 1803)]

London: Richard Bentley, 1845. First Edition. John Cook. 8vo, pp. xii, 439; xii, 455. Illustrated with 15 engraved portraits by John Cook. Bound in publisher's terra-cotta cloth, stamped in blind and gilt, hinges starting, some offsetting to the plates. A very good set. Colas 2806; Lipperheide 1005. Novelist and social historian, Stone was raised in Manchester, UK. She wrote several social novels as well as this work and another on needlework (1840). Mrs. Stone discusses all facets of fashion and... Read more
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$385.00
The Colonial One -- Lorna Monckton of Newstead

The Colonial One -- Lorna Monckton of Newstead

by D Joblin

1975. First edition. Hardcover. Good +/very good. With b&w photos; Tight & clean with sl wear exposed edges. Biography of Lorna Monckton
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NZ$10.00
Autographed Letter Signed

Autographed Letter Signed

by NEW YORK STATE: Cholera Epidemic of 1849

Utica, 1849. unbound. very good(+). Fine content A.L.S. 4to. 2 pages, Utica, New York, July 6, 1849, in part: "... Dear Father ... we think of you these Cholera times and particularly as we hear that it has visited Rome, and sometimes wish you could all be here again as the city is comparatively healthy, but we must all endeavor to keep cool... with caution" "...We have all been well except Brother Bob who has been complaining a little for a few days though not of anything bearing the... Read more
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$150.00
Wandering on the Islands Of Wonders (New Zealand)

Wandering on the Islands Of Wonders (New Zealand)

by Bohumil Pospil

1935. 1st English Edition. Hardcover. Good. With b&w photos; Foxed but tight, penned name on fep, covers worn but intact, lacks dw. Early adventuring, climbing, & appreciation by this Czech author, including around the Southern Alps of New Zealand etc; Written in Czech and translated into English by the author.
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NZ$15.00
EARLY 1900s FATHER TO SON LETTERS DISCUSSING MINING STOCKS AND OTHER INVESTMENT AND BUSINESS MATTERS; GILDED AGE

EARLY 1900s FATHER TO SON LETTERS DISCUSSING MINING STOCKS AND OTHER INVESTMENT AND BUSINESS MATTERS; GILDED AGE

by Joseph Shattuck, Lawrence, MA

[EARLY 1900s FATHER TO SON LETTERS DISCUSSING MINING STOCKS AND OTHER INVESTMENT AND BUSINESS MATTERS; GILDED AGE] THREE LETTERS FROM JOSEPH SHATTUCK of Lawrence, Massachusetts to "My Dear Son" (unnamed) mostly discussing mining stocks and others and also the son's new position as "treasurer of a Savings Bank," and words of advice, handwritten 6 pages total over 4 lined sheets, 5-3/4" x 9" with Lawrence as location with dates 1905, 1906, 1910…samplings of the three letters are: (1) one page dated Oct.... Read more
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$250.00
Ham Shacks, Brass Pounders &amp; Rag Chewers -- A History of Amateur Radio in New Zealand

Ham Shacks, Brass Pounders & Rag Chewers -- A History of Amateur Radio in New Zealand

by Ian Dougherty

1997 stiff pictorial card covers, 298 pages, b&w photos EX-LIBRARY Very clean & tight with minimal ex-library & WITHDRAWN markings -- may never have been issued? -- VG NZ Amateur Radio & short-wave pioneering
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NZ$50.00
GEOGRAPHY OF SOUTH ASIA

GEOGRAPHY OF SOUTH ASIA

by BUSHRA AFZAL ABBASI

Lahore, Pakistan.: SMP, 2008. New. Softcover - New Title
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$40.00
Canterbury Coasters - with line drawings by S V Lampard

Canterbury Coasters - with line drawings by S V Lampard

by Gavin McLean

1987 1st Ed LIMITED 1000 NUMBERED SIGNED copies, soft covers, Larger Format b&w photos, 96 pages (incl index & biblio) Tight & clean, author-signed else inscription-free, corners of plasticated covers sl curled, minor handling to edges - VG Canterbury Steam Shipping Co history Canterbury Coasters LTD ED-1 (McLean 1987)
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NZ$59.00
GAZETTEER OF THE PESHAWAR 1897-98

GAZETTEER OF THE PESHAWAR 1897-98

by GOVT.REC

Lahore, Pakistan.: SMP, 2004. New. Hardcover - New Title
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$70.00