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Title

Sub-title

Author

Publisher

Published

Pages

Size

Condition

Price

Comment

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John and Charles Enys  Castle Hill Runholders 1864-1891

 

Abrahamson, Jenny

Wily Publications

2017

239p (1p)

Oblong 4to

Soft card covers with flaps Near Fine

50

With illustrations and reproductions of Charles Enys' watercolours, a detailed history of this Canterbury farming area and its early pioneers

5.500000

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An Anzac in the Family  Private McAlpine of the 4th Reinforcements

 

Abrahart, Sherryl

Author Pub

2018

242

4to

P-B Near Fine

35

With maps and illustrations, the biography of a New Zealand soldier who survived Gallipoli but died on the Western Front at 19

5.500000

17.000000

34.000000

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38.000000

Arahura  Pathway to the setting Sun

 

Ackerley, Richard

The Ackerley Family

2000

148

Oblong 8vo

P-B Fading spine VG - Near Fine

30

With maps and illustrations, the North-South, East-West traverse of New Zealand by the Ackerley Brothers in 1994-5, from the depths of Harwood's Hole to the summit of Aorangi/Mount Cook

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Reminiscences of Evelyn Acland 1871-1964

 

Acland, Susan (comp)

Author Pub

1969

95p (folding chart)

8vo

Soft card covers with flaps Browning spine VG - Near Fine

35

With illustrations, a life of Lady Acland, her life in England and then in New Zealand

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Judge Ward

 

Adams, Geoff

Author Pub

2011

375

8vo

P-B Near Fine

40

Signed by the author, with illustrations, a life of this early New Zealand judge, his wife and his mistress, and the mistresses' writing

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Watch the Down Wind

 

Adams, Jeanette

Author Pub

1997

264

8vo

P-B Slight bumping spine  Half-title page cut at corner  VG

25

Signed by the author, the story of Invercargill-born Flight Lieutenant Rod Hoffman, in Bomber Command during WW2, and his English-born wife,  Jeanette

5.500000

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Thomas Dagger Adams

 

Adams, Lucy S

Reed

1954

71p

8vo

Blue cloth binding Owner's details FEP VG

25

A memoir of a former Professor of Classics at the University of Otago in Dunedin, with illustrations

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Descendants of William and Matilda Webber

from England to New Zealand

Adlam, Kellie A (et al)

Webber Family Reunion Cttee

 

172

4to

P-B VG - Near Fine

30

With illustrations and genealogical tables, the journey to New Zealand by the progenitors, then the New Zealand life of this Webber family

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Renwick  the story of a pioneer family

 

Airey, Elisabeth

Author Pub

1979

86

4to

P-B VG

40

With illustrations, the story of this pioneering European family around Nelson

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Our Decent Soldiers  one family's story

 

Allan, Flora ; Sheard, Christine

Christine Sheard

2005

151

8vo

P-B Slight fading spine Near Fine

35

Signed by the author, with illustrations, the letters home from New Zealand soldiers during World War One

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Stories for my Grandchildren

 

Allan, Grace

Author Pub

1982

(2p) 53p

8vo

P-B VG

20

Family stories collected by the author so that they won't be lost to later generations, about the people, animals and happenings around the farm at Merton, north of Dunedin

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The Years Intervening  the story of the Allen family

 

Allen, Bill

Author Pub

2003

viii 84p

4to

P-B VG - Near Fine

40

With maps and illustrations, the story of the descendants of George and Mary Allen, leaving the UK in 1878 for Southern New Zealand

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A Farm on the Wanganui River

 

Allen, Elizabeth

Wanganui Newspapers Ltd

1980

79

8vo

P-B VG

25

With map and illustrations, the author's family farm in the upper Wanganui River, from the 1920s

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Dear Tyrant  an extraordinary colonial life

 

Allom, Barrie

Wairarapa Archive, Fraser Books

2014

viii 315p

8vo

P-B Near Fine

35

With illustrations, a biography of an early European surveyor, run-holder, mining manager, and the registrar of mines at Thames

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Being There

 

Anderson, Hugh

Author Pub

2017

372

8vo

P-B Near Fine

35

With illustrations, the autobiography of this New Zealand motorcycle Grand Prix great

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Over the River

 

Anderson, Mona

Reed

1966

207

8vo

D-J (small piece missing top/bottom spine, fore-corners, in archival wrapper) Signature FEP VG - Near Fine

28

Signed by the author, the author's third book, more on Mount Algidus and high-country living, with illustrations

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BJ the White Robe legacy the Brian Anderton story

 

Anderston, Brian ; O'Hearn, Wally

Wally O'Hearn

2013

151p (1p)

8vo

P-B Small owner's label HTP Near Fine

30

Signed by the author, with illustrations, the life of this Southern rider and trainer, and the White Robe stud

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The Traporrel

 

Andrew, Howard R

Kiwizimba Books

2013 2nd edition (2011)

67

8vo

P-B Near Fine

25

With illustrations, the story of a family harmonium and its interweaving with a South African family through the late 1890s and the Boer War, and further travels, including New Zealand

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Set in a Long Place  a life from North to South

 

Andrew, Maurice

Hazard Press

1999

373

8vo

P-B Near Fine

20

Inscribed by the author, the wandering life of a New Zealand Presbyterian Minister, in and out of New Zealand

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The World Book of Wylies

 

Anon

Halbert's Family Heritage

1995

165

4to

P-B  Fading spine VG

25

The world-wide Wylies, with a section for the New Zealand branches

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Descendants of Daniel McLaren & Anne McMinn  Romahapa January 1982

 

Anon

Author Pub

1982

35 leaves

4to

Soft card covers, spine strip, slight rubbing base VG

25

With illustrations, the extended family tree of this ex-Scottish couple, first in New Zealand together about 1863, first published for the family reunion

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A Grant Family Saga  pine trees transplanted

A story of early Otago

Anon

Author Pub

1965

105

4to

Plasticised boards Slight underlining, up-dating on one page  Slight tea stains VG

70

With illustrations, a scarce Southern family history, early settlers in and around Dunedin and out into Otago

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Memories of Mangere

 

Anon

Mangere Historical Society

2001

88

8vo

P-B Fading spine Near Fine

30

With map and illustrations, memories of this suburb of Auckland, the personalities and the places

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Wartime Experiences

a collection of short stories from members of the Country Women's institute

Anon

NZCWI

1996

116

8vo

P-B VG

25

With illustrations, the WW2 experiences of New Zealand women in New Zealand and overseas

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The Bryants of Ohariu

 

Arabin, Shirley

Moyglare

1989

(2p) 85p (4p)

4to

P-B  Signature TP  VG

42

With illustrations, the history of this Wellington family, from their early arrival in New Zealand

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Artist & Bon Vivant  a memoir of Bruce Henry

 

Ashworth, Norma ; Chisholm, Jocelyn

Steele Roberts, The Bruce Henry Book Trust

2001

96

4to

Soft card covers with flaps  Near Fine

30

With illustrations and reproductions, a celebration of the life of this New Zealand artist/post office worker

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37.000000

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A Legend in  his Time  the Artie Ashworth story  1920-1994

 

Ashworth, Vincent A

Author Pub

2012

xvi 301p

8vo

P-B  Near Fine

38

With maps and illustrations, the life and flying careey of a New Zealander who flew in the RAF in Bomber Command, in the Pacific, and with the RAF after WW2

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So Many Good-Byes The Memoirs of AL Austin 1928-1953

 

Austin, Allie L

Pegasus

1984

142

8vo

D-J (slight repair) VG

28

Edition of 200 copies; missionary work in the Pacific Islands, then home to NZ

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William Colenso  His Life and Journeys

 

Bagnall, AG ; Petersen, GC ; St George, Ian (ed)

Otago University Press

2012 (1948)

510

8vo

P-B Near Fine

45

With maps and illustrations, a reprint edition of this biography, including Colenso's own 'Autobiography'

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A Surveyor in New Zealand 1857-1896

The recollections of John Holland Baker

Baker, Noeline (ed)

W&T

1932

(frontis) 336p

8vo

Blue cloth binding, blind rules, gilt titles  Inscription FEP, verso frontis Spine repaied,thin strip missing back hinge Slight bump top, bottom spine  Slight foxing Eps, FE  Gd - VG

60

With illustrations,  the life of this early surveyor, especially  in Southland and Canterbury, including exploratory survey to the Auckland Islands, scarce

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Oswald Blumhardt New Zealand Plant Pioneer

 

Ballard, Catherine

David Ling

2006

119

4to

Soft card covers with flaps Near Fine

25

With illustrations, a life of a New Zealand plant breeder, his trips overseas for specimens, and his Koromiko Nursery

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The Sea and the Soil

 

Ballinger, Ralph

Author Pub

2007

228

8vo

Laminated boards Near Fine

25

With illustrations, the life of this New Zealand horticulturalist, from WW2 service in the Royal Navy to working on the land in New Zealand, from writing three gardening books to being the only legal NZ morphine poppy grower

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Sergeant, Sinner, Saint & Spy  the Taranaki War Diary of Sergeant William Marjouram, RA

 

Barber, Laurie et al (eds)

Random Century

1990

viii 102p

4to

D-J (fading spine) Near Fine

25

With illustrations and maps, the diary of this Royal Artillery NCO during his time in New Zealand 1855-1861, including serving in the Taranaki Wars

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Gateway to the Marshall Family

 

Barkman, Frances

Author Pub

1988

104

8vo

P-B Near Fine

34

With map, illustrations and genealogical charts, a short history of Catherine and William  Marshall and their descendants, settled in Omimi, just north of Dunedin

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The Whites of Merton Otago

 

Barkman, Frances (comp)

Author Pub

1985

96

8vo

P-B Near Fine

30

With illustrations, a short history of Jeany and Thomas White, arriving in Otago on the 'Jura' in 1858 from Edinburgh, and their descendants, a limited edition

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An Autobiography of George Barnes

Some of the happenings & accidents that I have had since my beginnings in 1928

Barnes, George

Author Pub

2002

184

4to

P-B VG

35

Inscribed by the author, his life in New Zealand and Australia, and around the world, especially in motorbikes, with illustrations

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Safe among the Cowpats

the story of a wartime childhood

Barr, Lucy Davis

Brian Riggir

2007

293

8vo

P-B Slight intitials FEP  Near Fine

30

With illustrations, the memories of the author during WW2 in Britain, with accompanying historical events

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The McIlrath Letters  a family history in letters from New Zealand to Ireland 1860-1915

 

Bassett, John (et al, eds)

The Killyleigh Branch, NIFHS

2009

(2p) 143p (1p)

Oblong 8vo

P-B Near Fine

28

With maps and illustrations, the letters from the New Zealand McIlraths back to their family in Ireland telling of their lives pioneering in Canterbury

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Coates of Kaipara

 

Bassett, Michael

Auckland University Press

1995

(2p) 325p

8vo

Soft card covers with flaps  Near Fine

22

With map and illustrations, a detailed life of this New Zealand politician, as Prime Minister and Minister, including the Depression and the World War Two coalition government

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Tomorrow Comes the Song  A life of Peter Fraser

 

Bassett, Michael ; King, Michael

Penguin

2000

445

8vo

P-B Owner's plate covered inside front cover   Near Fine

38

With illustrations, the biography of the New Zealand Wartime Prime Minister

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32.000000

36.000000

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Gibbison Family History in New Zealand

 

Baucke, Dorothy

Author Pub

2003 Updated edition (1998)

211p (1p)

8vo

P-B Signature  TP VG

38

With illustrations, a detailed family history, including letters, and a diary from Gallipoli

5.500000

16.000000

32.000000

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Leading Lady  the story of Mary Jolly

 

Bayfield, Pam

Author Pub

140p (folding genealogical table)

206

4to

Laminated boards Owner's small label FEP Near Fine

30

With illustrations, the story of this Central Otago, and Dunedin actress in her day, with memories and family trees

5.500000

17.000000

34.000000

36.000000

38.000000

A Life of J. C. Beaglehole  New Zealand Scholar

 

Beaglehole, Tim

VUP

2006

(frontis) 559p

8vo

D-J Paper over boards  Fine

50

With many illustrations, an absorbing life of one of New Zealand's greatest scholars, forever renowned for the Hakluyt 'Cook Journals' and 'Life of James Cook'

5.000000

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51.000000

54.000000

59.000000

Seventy Years in and around Auckland

 

Beale, GC

Reed

1937

(frontis) 88p

8vo

Green cloth binding, black titles, rules  Slight rubbing top board  VG - Near Fine

45

With illustrations, the experiences of an early European settler in Auckland, including service at Parihaka

5.000000

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Seventy Years in and around Auckland

 

Beale, George Clarendon

Reed

1937

88

8vo

D-J (pieces missing, in archival wrapper) Cloth binding  Light foxing FE  VG

75

Limited edition, with illustrations, an adventurous life in and around Auckland starting in 1858, scarce

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A Passionate Affair  Llewellyn Jones & Music (with CD)

 

Bean, Margaret

Steele Roberts

2015

x 205p (1p) CD in rear pocket

8vo

P-B Near Fine

35

With illustrations and sheet music, a life of this New Zealand musician (1871-1950) and music teacher, with a CD of his music

5.500000

16.000000

38.000000

42.000000

46.000000

Mackenzie the Sheep Stealer

further information considered

Beattie, Herries

Author Pub, ODT

1959

32

8vo

P-B  VG

25

With illustrations, additional material to the author's 'Mackenzie of the Mackenzie country'

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Mackenzie of the Mackenzie Country

story of the famous sheeplifter

Beattie, Herries

ODT

1946

113

8vo

P-B  Slight rubbing spine Slight marks covers  VG

35

With maps and illustrations, the soft-cover version of this life of one of the early Southern characters

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Long Time Passing

the life story of 'Down to  Earth' Beauie

Beaumont, HW

Richmond Village Bookshop

1992

208

8vo

P-B Owner's details TP VG

25

With illustrations, the ninety-year old memories of this long-time New Zealand teacher

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The Beer Family Saga

The Descendants of William and Elizabeth Beer

Beer, Elizabeth

Beer Family Reunion Cttee

1998

viii 360p

4to

D-J (slight chips top spine)  Paper over boards Signature FEP  Near Fine

120

With illustrations and lists, an excellent family history of this family which began in Wiltshire in 1838, moved to the goldfields of Otago, then settled around Lake Wakatipu

8.000000

26.000000

57.000000

65.000000

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The World of John Boultbee

Including an Account of Sealing in Australia and New Zealand

Begg, A Charles and Neil C

Whitcoulls

1979

329

8vo

D-J (slight fading spine) Near Fine

45

Following their usual practice, the authors follow the trail of their subject to the sealing and whaling grounds of Australia and New Zealand, with illustrations

5.500000

20.000000

37.000000

43.000000

47.000000

Burt Munro Indian Legend of Speed

 

Begg, George

Begg & Allen

2002

200

4to

P-B Light fading spine VG - Near Fine

80

Inscribed by the author, the first edition of this first study of Burt Munro, who took his modified Indian motorcycle to the Bonneville Flats and created land-speed history, with illustrations

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A Classic World  & When the Engine Roars

 

Begg, George

Begg & Allen Ltd

2000

(3p) 234p

4to

D-J (in archival wrapper) Paper over boards  Near Fine

150

Author inscribed and signed, a reprint and up-dating of one of NZ's scarcest motor racing books, the history of the author's early racing bikes and making racing cars, and what has happened to the author since the 1980 publication, a nice copy

5.500000

22.000000

44.000000

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When the Engine Roars

The motor racing life of George Begg

Begg, George ; Lind, Clive A

Craig Printing Co

1980

180

4to

D-J (in archival wrapper)  Paper over boards VG

130

With illustrations, the author's life in motor racing around the world and in New Zealand, from the TT to his workshed in Drummond, Southland

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When the Engine Roars

The motor racing life of George Begg

Begg, George ; Lind, Clive A

Craig Printing Co

1980

180

4to

D-J (in archival wrapper)  Paper over boards Ex-lib, usual stamps, end pocket removed VG

80

Signed by the authors, with illustrations, the author's life in motor racing around the world and in New Zealand, starting at his workshed in Drummond, Southland

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Ernest Dieffenbach

 

Bell, Gerda

The Dunmore Press

1976

165

8vo

D-J (fading spine) Paper over boards Signature TP VG

22

With illustrations, a life of this early European visiter to New Zealand, author of the two-volume 'Travels in New Zealand'

5.500000

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Hewn From the Rock  A memoir of the Very Reverend JD Salmond

 

Belmer, Roy

Otago Church Bookstore

1976

52

8vo

P-B VG

24

The Very Reverend JD Salmond, of Queenstown and Dunedin, was Minister Emeritus of the Presbyterian Church of New Zealand when he died in 1976, and here the author uses the Rev Salmond's papers to build a momento of his life, with illustrations

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A Canterbury Tale  the autobiography of Dr Francis Bennett

 

Bennett, FO

Oxford University Press

1980

249

4to

D-J (fading spine) Paper over boards VG - Near Fine

25

With illustrations, the author's memories as a doctor in Canterbury, and as a soldier in both World Wars

5.500000

17.000000

34.000000

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The Legacy of Guilt

a life of Thomas Kendall

Binney, Judith

Bridget Williams Books

1968

xv (1p) 220p

4to

D-J (chips spine, in archival wrapper) Cloth binding VG - Near Fine

38

With illustrations, a study of one of the original CMS workers, his relationships with local Maori, and his work on the Maori language

5.000000

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41.000000

Looking for Answers

A life of Elsie Locke

Birchfield, Maureen

Canterbury University Press

2009

560

Oblong 8vo

D-J Laminated boards Near Fine

48

With illustrations, the life of this New Zealand writer and activist, a woman ahead of her time

8.000000

30.000000

64.000000

74.000000

77.000000

Diary of Andrew Boyes  on a voyage from Edinburgh to Dunedin 1849

 

Blackman, Gary (ed)

Editor Published

1999

(frontis) 31p

8vo

P-B Signature HTP Near Fine

20

The diarist was a tailor in Edinburgh who decided to up stakes with his wife and two children and move to Dunedin, which had only just been founded. They never returned to Scotland

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Dorothy Theomin of Olveston

 

Blackman, Margery

The Friends of Olveston

2007

80

8vo

Card covers with Flaps Near Fine

25

Signed by the author, with illustrations, a life of this Dunedin figure, mountaineer, photographer, traveller, and benefactor

5.500000

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Under the Southern Skies

the story of Missionary Gottlieb Blaess in New Zealand and Australia

Blaess, Eric R (ed)

Author Pub, Lutheran Publishing House

1992

viii 197p (folding family tree )

8vo

Laminated boards  Near Fine

45

With maps and illustrations, the life history of this family, Blaess and Bensemann, and descendants, and mission work in Taranaki and in Australia

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Sixty Years in New Zealand

stories of peace and war

Blake, Andrew Hope

Gordon and Gotch

1919

(frontis) xii 242p

8vo

Green cloth binding, gilt titles spine  Slight fading spine  Light foxing FE  VG

32

A pioneer settler in the North Island shares his memories of the first 60 years of European settlement, chiefly of the Hawkes Bay and the Hauhau campaign

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Edward Gibbon Wakefield   Builder of the British Commonwealth

 

Bloomfield, Paul

Longmans

1961

xi (1p genealogical table) 378p

8vo

D-J (tape stains inside, chips, price-clipped, in protective plastic) Signature FEP Light foxing top FE, slight foxing FE VG

40

A biography of a man important to the organised immigration to Australia and especially New Zealand, with illustrations

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Soldiering on  a soldier's war in North Africa and Italy

 

Blythe, John

Century Hutchinson

1989

vi 185p

8vo

P-B VG

25

With maps and illustrations, the author's war experiences of the New Zealand radio operator through the Desert and on into Italy, Cassino and further afield

5.000000

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Edward Stafford  New Zealand's First Statesman

 

Bohan, Edmund

Hazard Press

1994

432

8vo

P-B Fadig spine VG - Near Fine

30

The complex life and career of NZ's first Premier, at a time of political and racial divide in early settler colonial New Zealand, with illustrations

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'Blest Madman'  Fitzgerald of Canterbury

 

Bohan, Edmund

Canterbury University Press

1998

369

8vo

P-B Fine

30

A study of the man Fitzgerald, as editor, politician, and one of the founding fathers of Canterbury province

5.000000

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32.000000

36.000000

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To Be a Hero

a biography of Sir George Grey

Bohan, Edmund

HarperCollins

1998

374

8vo

D-J  Paper over boards  Fine

30

With maps and illustrations, the life of New Zealand's only multi-Governor, his effect on the country and its inhabitants, and the long-term consequences

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Edmund Hillary  the life of a legend

 

Booth, Pat

Moa Beckett

1993

208

4to

D-J  Paper over boards  Near Fine

35

With illustrations, a life which shows that the climbing of Everest was only a beginning, a nice copy

5.000000

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33.000000

37.000000

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Edmund Hillary  the life of a legend

 

Booth, Pat

Moa Beckett

1993

208

4to

D-J Paper over boards Slight rubbing base Owner's small name sticker FEP  VG - Near Fine

25

With illustrations, a detailed celebration of the life up till then of Sir Edmund Hillary

5.000000

22.000000

47.000000

52.000000

55.000000

The Brebners of Port Chalmers

 

Borne, David S (ed)

Brebner Family Reunion Cttee

1997

87

4to

P-B, taped spine Owner's small stamp TP Near Fine

40

With illustrations, the family history of Thomas and Mary Brebner who moved from Manchester to Otago on the first immigrant ship to Otago in 1848

5.000000

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27.000000

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33.000000

Despite Captivity

A doctor's life as a prisoner of war

Borrie, John

Whitcoulls

1975

240

8vo

D-J (in archival wrapper)  Paper over boards  Owner's small stamp FEP  VG - Near Fine

40

With maps and illustrations, the WW2 POW life of this New Zealand doctor, captured in Greece then in camps in Germany

5.000000

15.000000

30.000000

32.000000

34.000000

Crowded House  Something so Strong

 

Bourke, Chris

Macmillan

1997

viii 376p

8vo

P-B Fine

30

With illustrations, the inside, in-depth investigation into this truly Australasian rock group, from Enz to Zed, a lovely copy

5.000000

20.000000

36.000000

42.000000

44.000000

The Tui's Call

 

Bourke, Kathleen M

Author Pub

1971

127p (1p)

8vo

P-B VG - Near Fine

30

Inscribed by the author, experiences of farming in the Hawke's Bay

3.000000

10.000000

20.000000

22.000000

24.000000

Kiwi under Fire  Bosnia, Afghanistan, Iraq

 

Brandon, Gary

Willson Scott Publishing

2007

171

8vo

P-B Near Fine

22

With illustrations, a New Zealander serving as a private contractor in Iraq and other war-stricken areas

5.000000

12.000000

24.000000

26.000000

28.000000

Indirections A Memoir 1909-1947

 

Brasch, Charles ; Bertram, James (ed)

Oxford University Press

1980

xiv 443p

8vo

D-J Paper over boards Fine

30

With illustrations, the early years of this New Zealand editor and literary patron, up till the foundation of 'Landfall', a nice copy

5.000000

21.000000

41.000000

47.000000

49.000000

The Predestined Choice  Samuel Butler in Canterbury

 

Brassington, AC

The Pegasus Press

1972

31p (1p)

Small 8vo

Soft card covers with flaps over card  Slight fading spine  VG - Near Fine

25

Limited edition (#153 of 450), a discussion of Samuel Butler's life in Canterbury in the 1860s and why he left this life so quickly to return to England

3.000000

10.000000

20.000000

22.000000

24.000000

Pilot on the Run the epic escape from Occupied France of Flight Sergeant LSM (Chalky) White, RNZAF

 

Brathwaite, Errol

Hutchinson

1986

185

8vo

D-J Paper over boards Near Fine

20

With map and illustrations, from the crash in Northern France to the Franco-Spanish border

5.000000

12.000000

24.000000

26.000000

28.000000

From Thistle to Fern 150 Years of a Scottish Family in New Zealand 1848-1998

 

Bray, Heather (comp)

Author Pub

1998

266

4to

P-B Owner's small stamp TP Near Fine

48

With illustrations, a detailed family developmental history, beginning in Scotland with the Gardner, the Wilson and the Lillie Families and spreading across the globe to Otago and New Zealand

5.000000

15.000000

30.000000

32.000000

34.000000

A Scottish Mother

 

Bray, Heather (ed)

Dunedin Family History Group

2012

148

4to

Laminated soft card covers with taped spine Small owner's stamp TP Near Fine

32

With illustrations, 23 stories, with family genealogies, of New Zealand families who had mothers who emigrated from Scotland

5.000000

13.000000

27.000000

30.000000

33.000000

The Soldier Tourist

a personal account of World War II

Brewer, Gunner NH (Joe)

Reed

1999

231

8vo

Soft card covers with flaps  Near Fine

30

With illustrations, the author's letters home to family while he served in the New Zealand Artillery, along with a selection of his photographs and postcards, a nice creation

5.000000

18.000000

32.000000

36.000000

37.000000

The New Zealand Journeys of Lucy Violet Hodgkin

 

Brodie, James and Audrey (ed)

The Beechtree Press, Society of Friends

1989

(frontis) 88p

8vo

P-B Near Fine

25

The journeys of a Quaker to Australia and NZ in 1909 - 1911 on pilgrimage, to raise the dying flame in the colonies, with illustrations

5.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

Lands for the People  the Highland Clearances and the colonisation of New Zealand

A biography of John McKenzie

Brooking, Tom

University of Otago Press

1996

363

8vo

Soft card covers with flaps Near Fine

35

With maps, tables and illustrations, a biography of the Minister of Lands and Agriculture in the 1890s, and of the breaking up of the pastoral estates and the establishment of the small family farm in New Zealand

5.500000

17.000000

34.000000

36.000000

38.000000

Richard Seddon King of God's Own

 

Brooking, Tom

Penguin

2014

584

8vo

Paper over boards Near Fine

48

With illustrations, a detailed life of, to date, New Zealand's longest serving Prime Minister, his political and personal life, and his 'kingship'

5.500000

22.000000

45.000000

50.000000

55.000000

The Way it Was a farming, shearing, hunting life

 

Brough, Tom

Fraser Books

2011

x 325p

8vo

P-B Near Fine

38

With map and illustrations, the author's life in farming and shearing in New Zealand and elsewhere, hunting in New Zealand and elsewhere, and travel

5.000000

16.000000

32.000000

34.000000

36.000000

Brief Memorials of an only Son

 

Brown, Archdeacon AN

DH Maxwell

1964 Reprint edition

(frontis) 38p (1p)

8vo

Library cloth binding, gilt titles  Library bookplate FEP, stamps beginning and end VG

35

With illustrations of contemporary characters and places, a tidy library copy of this letter to the dead son's sister back in England from a father in the Anglican Church, dealing with the death of Marsh Brown, scarce

4.000000

12.000000

24.000000

26.000000

28.000000

A Fish in the Swim of the World

 

Brown, Ben

Longacre Press

2006

173

8vo

Soft card covers with flaps Fine

22

With illustrations, family stories from the Motueka, Nelson area

5.000000

14.000000

26.000000

29.000000

29.000000

Wine, Women and Song  a spitfire pilot's story

 

Brown, Hamish

Stayer Ltd

2011

ix (1p map) 358p

4to

D-J Cloth binding  Near Fine

45

Signed by Doug Brown, with map and illustrations, the story of this New Zealand Spitfire pilot, based on his letters and reminiscences

5.000000

25.000000

53.000000

59.000000

63.000000

Pickerill  pioneer in plastic surgery, dental education and dental research

 

Brown, Harvey

Otago University Press

2007

(frontis) 271p

8vo

D-J Cloth binding Near Fine

28

With illustrations, the first biography of this pioneer in plastic surgery, whose work laid the foundations for the New Zealand School Dental Service

5.500000

16.000000

32.000000

34.000000

36.000000

The Road Back

 

Buchan, Robert

Author Pub, JW Baty

1973

(2p) 142p (1p)

8vo

P-B Owner's small stamp FEP VG - Near Fine

25

A memoir of the experiences of a New Zealand headmaster over a career of some forty years

5.500000

13.000000

26.000000

28.000000

30.000000

A Salute to the Captain

celebrating the 100th birthday of Emeritus Professor  JB Mackie

Buckenham, Michael (et al)

University of Otago Devpt & Alumni Relations Office

2010

(1p) 192p

8vo

P-B Near Fine

35

With illustrations, discussing the contribution of Professor Mackie to the School of Mines and Surveying at Otago University, and his contribution to their work in New Zealand, then a collection of essays dealing with surveying around the world

5.000000

16.000000

30.000000

34.000000

34.000000

Reflections on a Lifetime

 

Buckland, Shirley

Author Pub

2007

398p (2p)

8vo

P-B Near Fine

32

Signed by the author, with illustrations, a life time spent in and around the Marlborough Sounds

5.000000

18.000000

33.000000

39.000000

43.000000

Hayward Heritage  the story of a pioneer family

 

Bunn, Stuart (comp)

Author Pub

2000

167 leaves

4to

P-B Near Fine

48

With illustrations, the Hayward family in New Zealand, especially in the South, and the wider family, incling the late William Hayward Pickering, of NASA

5.000000

19.000000

35.000000

41.000000

46.000000

Dr A C Barker 1819-1873  Photographer, Farmer, Physician

 

Burdon, Cotsford C

John McIndoe

1972

88p (24p plates)

8vo

D-J (fading spine) Near Fine

40

With illustrations, the life and photography of this pioneer New Zealand photographer, a nice copy

5.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

Dr A C Barker 1819-1873  photographer, farmer, physician

 

Burdon, Cotsford C

John McIndoe

1972

88p (24p plates)

8vo

D-J VG - Near Fine

25

With illustrations, the lives of this early New Zealand photographer

5.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

New Zealand Notables series 3

 

Burdon, RM

The Caxton Press

1950

247

8vo

D-J (pieces missing) Cloth binding VG

20

Biographies of Thomas Kendall, Frederick Edward Maning, Sir Julius von Haast and John Grigg

5.500000

15.000000

30.000000

32.000000

34.000000

Rough Diamonds

 

Burgess, Henry

Author Pub

2010

(1p) 149p

4to

P-B VG

32

Signed by the author, with illustrations, memoirs of a life in South Canterbury

5.500000

15.000000

31.000000

34.000000

37.000000

A memento of the Fastier Family Reunion February 2000

 

Burrow, Jan ; Fastier, Fred

Amidine Publications

2000

34 leaves

4to

P-B Near Fine

25

With illustrations and genealogical tables, a short history of this New Zealand family

4.000000

12.000000

24.000000

26.000000

28.000000

Hadfield of the Kapiti Coast

 

Burton, Ormond

Author Pub

ND

32

8vo

P-B VG

15

A study of the man, and the beliefs of the later Bishop Octavius Hadfield from beginning as a minister on the Kapiti Coast

3.000000

12.000000

19.000000

23.000000

22.000000

Flies, sand and unwashed socks  Letters from WWII

 

Cambridge, Susan (ed)

Editor published

2017

149p (4p)

8vo

P-B Near Fine

30

With illustrations, a collection of RG (Dick) Harris' wartime letters home, from Egypt, Greece, Syria, Libya, Tunisia, Italy

5.000000

14.000000

28.000000

30.000000

32.000000

Mary Lambie  A Biography

 

Campbell, Helen

NZNursing Education and Research Foundation

1976

x 100

8vo

P-B Near Fine

10

A nurse who rose to the position of Director, Division of Nursing

5.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

Reminiscences of a long Life

 

Campbell, John Logan ; Stone, RCJ (ed)

David Ling, The Cornwall Park Trust Board

2017

334

Oblong 4to

D-J Paper over boards  Near Fine

70

With maps and illustrations, the life of this Auckland founding father and politician, mostly in his own words, covering the development of this quickly evolving city until 1907

8.500000

28.000000

65.000000

72.000000

79.000000

Let Fly!

 

Cardno, Barry

Longacre Press

2009

182p (1p)

8vo

P-B VG

25

Inscribed by the author, the ups and downs and trials of a young top-dressing pilot, determined to fly despite a crash which leaves him a paraplegic

5.500000

14.000000

28.000000

30.000000

32.000000

Let Fly!

 

Cardno, Barry

Longacre Press

2009

182p (1p)

8vo

P-B VG

25

With illustrations, the story of this young New Zealand flyer, his top-dressing aircraft's crash, and the aftermath

4.500000

15.000000

30.000000

32.000000

34.000000

John Robert Godley of Canterbury

 

Carrington, Charles Edmund

W&T

1950

xv 251

8vo

D-J (fading) VG

25

Biographical in nature, but also dealing with the development of the Canterbury Association and the area it settled

5.000000

15.000000

30.000000

32.000000

34.000000

Four Score Years  an autobiography

 

Carswell, James Hugh

Author Pub

2010

236p (6p)

4to

P-B VG - Near Fine

40

Signed by the author, eighty years in the farming community in Southland, including rabbit eradication and the formation of CRT

5.000000

15.000000

30.000000

32.000000

34.000000

When the Boats Ruled the Bay of Islands (AE Fuller & Family)

 

Cates, Hazel (comp)

Author Pub

1985

iv (1p) 69p (1p)

8vo

P-B Slight inscription TP  VG

35

With maps and illustrations, the life and history of this Bay of Islands boating family, operating transport and tourist launches

5.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

Bright Star   Beatrice Hill Tinsley  Astronomer

 

Catley, Christine Cole

Cape Catley

2006

445

8vo

Soft card covers with flaps Fine

32

With illustrations, the life and work of this New Zealand-born astronomer

5.000000

20.000000

35.000000

39.000000

41.000000

The Interpreter The Biography of Richard 'Dicky' Barrett'

 

Caughey, Angela

Bateman

1998

296

8vo

D-J Fine

34

Dicky Barrett stepped ashore on the Taranaki coast in 1828, married into the local Ati Awa, set up as whaler, moved to the Marlborough Sounds, translated for William Wakefield, and stepped into NZ history

5.000000

18.000000

32.000000

36.000000

37.000000

A Year at Hawkswood 1865 (2 vols)

 

Caverhill, Frances

Nag's Head Press

1981

89p (2p) ; 75p (2p)

Small 8vo

D-J Cloth binding Near Fine

50

In a limited edition of 300 copies, the year 1865 on a North Canterbury Run, filled with the Station Life of the times, and the trips away

5.000000

12.000000

24.000000

26.000000

28.000000

Samuel Ironside in New Zealand 1839-1858

 

Chambers, WA

Ray Richards Publishing

1982

285

4to

D-J (chip, fading spine) VG - Near Fine

25

With maps and illustrations, a life of this Wesleyan missionary in colonial New Zealand, who had posts from the Hokianga to Port Underwood, in Marlborough

5.500000

19.000000

38.000000

40.000000

42.000000

Rewi Alley of China

 

Chapple, Geoff

H&S

1980

230

8vo

D-J (in plastic)  Near Fine

40

The biography of a special kiwi who spent the majority of his active life in China, with illustrations

5.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

Stranger than Fiction  The life and times of Split Enz

 

Chunn, Mike

Govt Print

1992

272

8vo

P-B VG

50

The story of New Zealand's first super-group, with illustrations, and the ups-and-downs of the subsequent groups, a nice copy

5.000000

18.000000

32.000000

36.000000

37.000000

Seven Voices  tales of madness and mirth

 

Chunn, Mike

The Purple Egg Press

1997

v 142p

8vo

Soft card covers with flaps CD in end pocket  Fine

40

With accompanying 5 track CD, the author's story, including his time with Split Enz

5.000000

12.000000

19.000000

23.000000

22.000000

Beyond Expectations  fourteen New Zealand women write about their lives

 

Clark, Margaret (ed)

A&U, Port Nicholson Press

1986

(1p) 205p

8vo

P-B HTP clipped across top  VG

20

A collection of essays by NZ women, ranging from poet Fleur Adcock to politician Margaret Wilson, detailing their rise in life, and reflecting the women's issues in New Zealand, a fascinating encapsulation of women's experience

5.000000

12.000000

19.000000

23.000000

22.000000

Peter Fraser  Master Politician

 

Clark, Margaret (ed)

The Dunmore Press

1998

216

8vo

P-B Fine

20

With illustrations, a collection of pieces about Peter Fraser, from scholarly discussion to family memory

5.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

Air-Marshall Sir Robert Clark-Hall KBE CMG DSO

 

Clark-Hall, RH & JL

Author Pub

1995

xii 172p

8vo

Soft card covers with flaps  Near Fine

25

Inscribed by theith maps and illustrations, the life of this Boxer Rebellion veteran, WW1 commander of the Ark Royal at Gallipoli, immigrating to New Zealand with his family in 1934, then serving with the RNZAF in WW2, commanding the Group in the Solomons

5.500000

14.000000

28.000000

30.000000

32.000000

Memories of Marie  reflections on the life and work of Marie Clay

 

Clay, Jenny

Pearson Education NZ

2009

259

8vo

P-B Near Fine

30

With illustrations, a compilation life of this New Zealand educator, the developer of Reading Recovery

5.500000

16.000000

32.000000

34.000000

36.000000

Wings of Song

 

Cockburn, Effie

Author Pub

2010

(7p) 250p

8vo

P-B Near Fine

25

Signed by the author, a chronicle of the fifty years plus the author spent in a musical life and theatre in Dunedin

5.000000

13.000000

27.000000

30.000000

33.000000

Rutherford Waddell  memoir and addresses

 

Collie, James (ed)

Reed

1932

302

8vo

Cloth binding  Light foxing FEs  VG

20

With illustrations, a review of the life of this long-time minister of Dunedin's St Andrew's Church, followed by a selection of his addresses and sermons

5.000000

14.000000

23.000000

28.000000

28.000000

Charles Meryon  a Life

 

Collins, Roger

Garton & Co

1999

(frontis) xvii 299p

4to

D-J Paper over boards Fine

70

With illustrations and reproductions, a fullsome biography and study of the life and art of this French artist, including his time as a 'draughtsman' with the 'Rhin' expedition into the South Pacific, and to New Zealand 1843-4, a lovely copy

8.000000

21.000000

58.000000

66.000000

70.000000

Ice on My Palette

 

Conly, Maurice ; Peat, Neville

Whitcoulls

1977

64

Oblong 4to

D-J (slight chip)  Near Fine

34

Author signed - Maurice Conly went to paint the ice and the human goings-on, and Neville Peat applies a text which reflects the awe of the environment

5.000000

18.000000

32.000000

36.000000

37.000000

White Gujaratis  Bramwell and Dorothy Cook

 

Cook, H Bramwell

Author Pub

2007

238

4to

P-B VG - Near Fine

35

With illustrations, the inspirational lives of these two Salvation Army Officers and especially their times in India

5.000000

20.000000

37.000000

42.000000

45.000000

Diary of a Kiwi Soldier

 

Coughlan, Cecil ; Coughlan, Garrie (ed)

Reed

2006

(frontis) 50 leaves

Small 8vo

P-B Fine

20

With illustrations and maps, a 2NZEF war medic in North Africa and Italy narrates his experiences in diary form

3.000000

6.000000

18.000000

23.000000

22.000000

Sir Donald Maclean

The Story of a New Zealand Statesman

Cowan, James

Reed

1940

(frontis) xii (1p) 157p (6p ads)

8vo

Brown cloth binding  Signature FEP  VG

30

The first full biography of this NZ politician, as Minister and Native Land buyer, much revised by modern historians

5.500000

16.000000

32.000000

36.000000

40.000000

twenty-five okitio women from last century  selected memories

 

Cowan, Muriel

Author Pub

2000

(2p) 91p

8vo

Spiral bound, soft card covers  Near Fine

25

With illustrations, short biographies of 25 women from this Wairarapa community

5.000000

12.000000

19.000000

23.000000

22.000000

Defence of Madrid

an eye-witness account from the Spanish Civil War

Cox, Geoffrey

University of Otago Press

2006 new edition (1937)

213

8vo

P-B Fine

25

With illustrations, a new edition of the author's 1937 published book, as a 26- year-old reporter for the 'News Chronicle' in Madrid during its defence by the Republican forces

5.000000

14.000000

26.000000

29.000000

29.000000

I can do no other

 a Biography

Crane, Ernest

H&S

1986

xii 338p

8vo

P-B VG - Near Fine

22

A biography of Ormond Burton, Reverend, writer of War Histories, and Conscientious Objector

5.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

Andris where are you?

from Latvia to New Zealand: the family story of Andris Apse

Crosby, Ron

Craig Potton Publishing

2013

254

8vo

P-B Near Fine

32

With illustrations, the family story of a New Zealand photographer, their life in Latvia then their life in New Zealand

5.000000

12.000000

24.000000

26.000000

28.000000

Andris Apse  Odyssey & Images  an illustrated biography

 

Crosby, Ron ; Apse, Andris

Reed

2006

216

Oblong 8vo

D-J (curl on FEs, in archival wrapper) Paper over boards  VG - Near Fine

60

With illustrations and a selection of the author's photographs, the biography of the author's family from Latvia and life in New Zealand, a nice creation

8.000000

21.000000

58.000000

66.000000

70.000000

Such Absolute Beginners  A Memoir

 

Cross, Ian

David Ling

2007

151

8vo

P-B Fine

28

A memoir of this New Zealand writer, editor and broadcaster, with illustrations

5.000000

12.000000

19.000000

23.000000

22.000000

Spencer  The Gold Seeker

 

Crumpton, EW

Batyprint NZ Ltd

1979

(frontis) (4p) 193p

8vo

D-J (chips, in archival wrapper) Paper over boards VG - Near Fine

35

With illustrations, a narrative of two generations of a pioneer family that was involved in the West Coast gold rushes

5.000000

14.000000

28.000000

30.000000

32.000000

Seeds in the Storm

 

Dabrowski, Stanislaw ; Churchman, Geoffrey (ed)

Maurienne House

2011

56

4to

P-B Owner's small stamp TP Near Fine

25

With maps and illustrations, the life and experiences of a Polish immigrant to New Zealand who went through WW2 in Europe and rose to be the General Manager of the TAB

3.000000

10.000000

20.000000

22.000000

24.000000

Curved Horizon  an autobiography

 

Dallas, Ruth

Otago University Press

1991

(3p) 181p

8vo

P-B Fine

25

With illustrations, the autobiography to 1991 of this NZ poet and children's writer

5.000000

12.000000

19.000000

23.000000

22.000000

Julius Vogel  Business politician

 

Dalziel, Raewyn

AUP, OUP

1986

368

8vo

D-J  Paper over boards Near Fine

30

With illustrations, the life of one of the most influential early politicians in New Zealand, where he served as both Treasurer and Premier

5.500000

17.000000

34.000000

36.000000

38.000000

A Doctor at War  a life in letters 1914-43

 

Daniell, Christine

Fraser Books

2001

vi 370p

4to

P-B Near Fine

35

Signed by the author, with illustrations, a collection of Montie Spencer's letters from the outbreak of World War One to his untimely death in World War Two, in Libya, 1943, bring this New Zealand doctor's life to life

5.500000

19.000000

38.000000

42.000000

46.000000

A Doctor at War  a life in letters 1914-43

 

Daniell, Christine

Fraser Books

2001

(2p) 370p

4to

P-B Fading spine  Near Fine

42

Signed by the compiler, with many illustrations, a collection of letters which bring the various 'battles' of Montie Spencer to life, from medical orderly at Gallipoli to command of the 2NZEF hospitals in the Middle East

5.000000

19.000000

35.000000

40.000000

43.000000

A Controversial Churchman

 

Davidson, Allan K (ed)

Bridget Williams Books

2011

292

8vo

P-B Near Fine

35

With illustrations, a collection of pieces on this first Anglican Bishop of New Zealand and his roles in church and society at the time, including in Treaty and settler disputes, and his time as Bishop of Lichfield

5.000000

14.000000

28.000000

30.000000

32.000000

The Turner Family London to New Zealand

 

Dawson, Betty

Betty & Chris Dawson

1994

239p (2p)

4to

P-B Plastic spine strip  Near Fine

45

With illustrations, the descendants of Joseph and Frances Turner, who came to New Zealand in 1874 aboard the 'Buckinghamshire'

5.000000

18.000000

32.000000

36.000000

37.000000

Oma Leni my story

 

De Bres, Leni

Hill Family Publications

2010

73p (4p for notes)

8vo

P-B Near Fine

20

With illustrations, the life of a Dutch woman who came to New Zealand in 1954

4.000000

12.000000

24.000000

26.000000

28.000000

A biography of Norah Corson

 

De Courcy, Noeline

Author Pub

1991

36

4to

P-B Owner's small stamp page 1 Near Fine

20

With illustrations, a biography of a New Zealand nurse, including her war service

3.000000

10.000000

20.000000

22.000000

24.000000

From the Other End of the World  memories of post-war immigrants to New Zealand from Great Britain

 

Dean, Rachel Kathleen (ed)

GWW Services

2010

216

8vo

P-B Near Fine

40

With illustrations, the experiences of 18 English immigrants who left all they knew in Britain after WW2, emigrating to New Zealand, and staying, making it their new homeland

5.000000

19.000000

33.000000

37.000000

40.000000

William Deans  the passionate pioneer

 

Deans, Louise

Wily Pubs

2018

288

8vo

P-B Near Fine

35

Based on the prolific letter writing of her ancestor, the author recreates the man's life and times, including the early life in Canterbury

5.500000

15.000000

30.000000

32.000000

34.000000

Ragnar Redbeard

 

Derby, Mark

Steele Roberts

2017

68

8vo

P-B Near Fine

20

With illustrations, a New Zealand writer and philosopher, perhaps Arthur Desmond by name, whose vision 'deteriorated from advanced socialist utopianism to a toxic strain of ultra-individualist bigotry'

4.000000

12.000000

24.000000

26.000000

28.000000

Owaka Jack  the Jack McNab Story

 

Deuchrass, Shirley

Author Pub

2008

viii 117p

4to

P-B Near Fine

40

With map and illustrations, the life of an Otago All Black in the 40s and 50s

5.000000

18.000000

32.000000

36.000000

37.000000

The Catlins through Kitty's eyes

 

Deuchrass, Shirley

Author Pub

2001

75

8vo

P-B Short inscription inside front cover VG - Near Fine

25

With illustrations, a life spent in the Catlins area of South Otago

5.000000

12.000000

24.000000

26.000000

28.000000

Elizabeth Yates

the first lady mayor in the British Empire

Devaliant, Judith

Exisle Publishing

1996

160

8vo

P-B Near Fine

20

With illustrations, the life of New Zealand's first elected female politician

5.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

An Architectural Journey

 

Donnithorne, Don

Author Pub

2012

(frontis) (3p) 93p (1p)

4to

Laminated boards Near Fine

60

Inscribed by the author, with plans and illustrations, including the author's water colours, the author's travels in the architectural world, overseas and New Zealand

5.000000

15.000000

30.000000

32.000000

34.000000

Pulpit Radical the story of New Zealand social campaigner Rutherford Waddell

 

Dougherty, Ian

Author Pub

2018

296

8vo

P-B Near Fine

58

Signed by the author, a life of an important New Zealand social reformer, and Presbyterian minister in Dunedin for over 38 years, instrumental in stopping 'sweating' in Dunedin, and through that, in New Zealand

5.500000

18.000000

36.000000

38.000000

40.000000

Books and Boots

the story of New Zealand publisher, writer and long distance walker Alfred Hamish Reed

Dougherty, Ian

University of Otago Press

2005

252

8vo

D-J Cloth bound  Fine

25

With illustrations, a nice copy of this study of a prolific writer, including of his own travels, a signed copy of which went to all the people he met

5.000000

18.000000

32.000000

36.000000

37.000000

Arawata Bill

 

Dougherty, Ian

Exisle

1996

160

8vo

P-B Signature inside front cover  VG - Near Fine

25

With maps and illustrations, the life of a legendary gold prospector in West Otago and Westland, immortalised by Denis Glover

3.000000

14.000000

26.000000

29.000000

29.000000

Books and Boots the story of New Zealand publisher, writer and long distance walker Alfred Hamish Reed

 

Dougherty, Ian

University of Otago Press

2005

252

8vo

D-J Paper over boards Near Fine

25

With illustrations, a life of this prolific New Zealander, founder of AH and AW Reed, and builder of library wealth for his fellow citizens

5.000000

14.000000

28.000000

32.000000

36.000000

Norman Kirk  a portrait

 

Dunmore, John

New Zealand Books

1972

116

8vo

D-J (slight wear extremities)  Signature FEP  VG - Near Fine

20

An appraisal of the new Prime Minister in the first year of his Prime Ministership, from an NZ historian, looking at his background and what made him

5.000000

12.000000

19.000000

23.000000

22.000000

Sir Robert Stout

 

Dunn, Waldo Hilary ; Richardson, Ivor LM

Reed

1961

224p

8vo

D-J (in archival wrapper) Paper over boards Signature front paste-down Slight note on one page  VG

38

With illustrations, a political and personal biography of this New Zealand Premier and Chief Justice

5.000000

18.000000

33.000000

39.000000

43.000000

A Fistful of Summer

 

Dunstan, Peggy

Whitcoulls

1981

142p (1p)

8vo

D-J Near Fine

20

A nice copy of this humorous record of the writer's growing up both sides of Cook Strait, nicely illustrated by Jean Oates

5.000000

12.000000

19.000000

23.000000

22.000000

Margaret and Frank Collins of Cattle Flat  Ancestors and Descendants

 

Earland, Irene Tannock

Author Pub

1995

116

4to

P-B Fading spine VG - Near Fine

38

With map, illustrations and tables, details of this Southland family, Wendonside and beyond

5.000000

15.000000

30.000000

32.000000

34.000000

A Pakeha' s Recollections

the reminiscences of Murray Gladstone Thomson

Eccles, Alfred (ed)

Reed

1944

(frontis) 120p

8vo

Blue cloth binding, black titles  Light rubbing base, top spine, fore-corners  Signs of water stain on 5 pages, not affecting text Short inscription FEP  Owner's stamp TP VG

90

Limited edition (#203/300), signed by the editor,  with illustrations, the life of this early European Otago settler, including his experiences at Murdering Beach

5.000000

14.000000

26.000000

29.000000

29.000000

John Jones of Otago  whaler coloniser shipowner merchant

 

Eccles, Alfred ; Reed, AH

Reed

1949

111

8vo

D-J (chips, piece repaired base front) Cloth binding, browning base  VG

60

With illustrations, the first biography of one of the real powers behind the early settlement of Otago, including his merchant life in Dunedin

5.000000

14.000000

28.000000

30.000000

32.000000

I've Lived another Year

 

Ede, Jack

Author Pub

2004

xiv p15-368

8vo

P-B VG - Near Fine

28

With illustrations, more in the adventurous life of this New Zealander, especially in climbing

5.500000

17.000000

34.000000

36.000000

38.000000

Hot October

 

Edmond, Lauris

Allen&Unwin

1989

vii 239

Small 8vo

P-B Fine

20

The first volume of the author's autobiographical story, covering her childhood in Hawkes Bay, then into Wartime Wellington, and her marriage

5.000000

12.000000

19.000000

23.000000

22.000000

Hot October

 

Edmond, Lauris

Bridget Williams Books

1991 (1989)

239

8vo

P-B Fine

12

The reprint of this first volume of the author's autobiography

5.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

An autobiography

 

Edmond, Lauris

Bridget Williams Books

2001

ix 420p

8vo

P-B Near Fine

38

The second edition of the autobiography of this New Zealand writer, with additional essay 'Only Connect', on the author writing autobiography

5.000000

16.000000

30.000000

34.000000

34.000000

Waiting for the Revolution

 

Edwards, James

David Ling

1998

159

8vo

P-B Fine

15

The eldest of 8 children, the son of an unemployment rights campaigner, tells a story of an early life brought up in NZ poverty

5.000000

12.000000

19.000000

23.000000

22.000000

Mihipeka  Early Years

 

Edwards, Mihi

Penguin

1990

168

8vo

P-B Near Fine

14

The early years of a Maori woman growing up in rural New Zealand

5.000000

12.000000

19.000000

23.000000

22.000000

A Collection of my Recollections

 

Elder, Jim

Author Pub

1989

(folding map) 95p

8vo

P-B VG

22

The memories of family and farming life in North Canterbury in the early years of the Twentieth Century

4.000000

12.000000

24.000000

26.000000

28.000000

Marsden's Lieutenants

 

Elder, John Rawson (ed)

Coulls Somerville Wilkie

1934

(frontis) 280p

8vo

D-J (small pieces missing spine, front, in archival wrapper)  Blue cloth binding, leaching of blue colour at base  Light foxing FE  VG

70

Signed by the editor, #599 /1000, the important edition of the words of those who worked with Samuel Marsden and the CMS missions in New Zealand, including the Journals of Kendall and Hall, with illustrations

5.000000

20.000000

36.000000

41.000000

43.000000

Vasili

The Lion of Crete

Elliott, Murray

Century Hutchinson

1987

175

8vo

P-B FEP removed Fading spine VG

22

Dudley Perkins (the 'Vasili' of the title) was an NZ soldier who was left in Crete after the withdrawal and earned the title given to him by the grateful locals, with illustrations

4.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

Firth of Wellington

 

Elliott, Sir James

W&T

1937

228

8vo

D-J Slight foxing FEs   Gd - VG

30

Firth was Headmaster of Wellington College from 1892-1920

5.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

Edward's Legacy The Elworthys of South Canterbury

 

Elworthy, David ; Henry, Ros

Henry Elworthy Ltd

2011

416

4to

D-J (in archival wrapper) Paper over boards Near Fine

90

No 337 of 600 numbered copies, with maps and illustrations, the development of agriculture in South Canterbury, Holme Station, and the Elworthy family

8.000000

26.000000

57.000000

65.000000

69.000000

Born to be a Fighter

 

Enright, Denny

Author Pub

2013

120

8vo

P-B Near Fine

38

With illustrations, the boxing life of this New Zealand boxer from Invercargill

3.000000

10.000000

20.000000

22.000000

24.000000

Porters in My Past

 

Ewan, John

Chateau Publishing Ltd

2015

159p (1p)

8vo

P-B Near Fine

30

With illustrations, the lives of three brothers imported into New Zealand in the mid 19th century, one to be a lawyer, one a surveyor, the other to be a farmer, establishing Castle Hill Station and 'discovering' what would be called Porters Pass

4.000000

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Accidental Immigrants

 

Ewan, John

Chateau Publishing

2017

164p (2p)

8vo

P-B Near Fine

35

With illustrations, the Powell family who sailed for India and settled in New Zealand

5.500000

16.000000

32.000000

34.000000

36.000000

A Lifetown on the Land

 

Ewers, Chris

Author Pub

1993

(1p) 170p

8vo

P-B Near Fine

32

Signed by the author, German immigrants building farms in the Nelson area, the author's generation farming, and hop growing

5.000000

13.000000

27.000000

30.000000

33.000000

Something for the Birds

 

Fahey, Jacqueline

Auckland University Press

2006

(2p) 208p

8vo

Soft card covers with flaps  Fine

32

With illustrations, looking back on the earlier life of this New Zealand artist

5.000000

14.000000

26.000000

29.000000

29.000000

The Letters of ARD Fairburn

 

Fairburn, ARD

OUP

1981

xxv 272

8vo

D-J Near Fine

28

Ed by Lauris Edmond; an important NZ writer and poet

5.000000

16.000000

30.000000

34.000000

34.000000

Nearly out of heart & hope

The puzzle of a colonial labourer's diary

Fairburn, Miles

Auckland University Press

1995

(frontis) ix (1p) 275p

8vo

P-B Near Fine

40

With illustrations, the fascinating study of a fascinating set of diaries written by an apparently common labourer in the Wairarapa at the end of 19th, beginning 20th centuries

5.000000

14.000000

26.000000

29.000000

29.000000

Isabel Maud from Devonport

 

Fairgay, Joyce (ed)

Devonport Library Associates

2006

47

8vo

P-B Near Fine

20

With illustrations, a life of Isabel Maud Peacocke, 1881-1973, New Zealand children's writer

4.000000

12.000000

24.000000

26.000000

28.000000

Coates' Tale

 

Farland, Bruce

Author Pub

1995

viii 200p

8vo

P-B Near Fine

22

A study of the first NZ-born politician to serve a full term as Prime Minister 1925-28, as well as serve different ministries during the War and the Depression, with illustrations

5.000000

12.000000

19.000000

23.000000

22.000000

Silk amidst the Coal

from Wales to Burnetts Face and beyond

Fayen, Beatrice June

Author Pub

1994

147

8vo

P-B  Strip fading by spine  Owner's details HTP VG

40

With map and illustrations, from coal-mining in Wales to coal-mining on the West Coast, a life on Denniston Hill in the early 1900s, and the coal mining days

5.500000

14.000000

28.000000

30.000000

32.000000

The Road to Castle Hill  a High Country love story

 

Fernyhough, Christine ; Callan, Louise

Random House

2007 (reprint edition)

335p (1p)

4to

D-J (chips top spine) over soft card covers  VG - Near Fine

25

With map and illustrations, the author's experiences owning and learning to run Castle Hill Station, near Porters Pass in Canterbury

5.500000

22.000000

44.000000

46.000000

48.000000

Backtracking

 

Field, Jim

Wairarapa Times-Age Co Ltd

1993

x 248p

8vo

P-B VG - Near Fine

30

With illustrations, the experiences of this New Zealand dog handler 1974-1987

5.500000

16.000000

32.000000

34.000000

36.000000

Just an Ordinary Guy

From Scotland to New Zealand

Findlay, Jim ; McCallum, Fay

Author Pub

2001

158

8vo

P-B Signature verso FEP  VG - Near Fine

25

Signed and inscribed by the author, his life before WW2, then during and after the War, including service in the Western Desert

3.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

Tooth and Nail

The story of a daughter of the Depression

Findlay, Mary

Reed

1974 (1974)

267 (1p ads)

8vo

D-J VG

30

The reality of the Depression in NZ

5.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

Neil Finn Once Removed

 

Finn, Neil ; Smith, Mark

Sanctuary Publishing

2000

iii (1p) 131p (1p) (7p index)

Oblong 4to

Soft card covers with flaps  Near Fine

42

With illustrations, a period of life with Neil Finn, on stage and on travel

5.000000

17.000000

30.000000

35.000000

35.000000

My Dear Cousins a family history Pt 2 Humphrey Delves Cleaver

 

Fitchett, Pauline Elwy

Author Pub

2000

192

4to

P-B Near Fine

35

With illustrations and extensive family trees, a further exploration of three New Zealand families

5.000000

16.000000

30.000000

34.000000

34.000000

Growing up on the Hill

 

Flynn, John J

Author Pub

2005

160

8vo

P-B VG - Near Fine

25

Signed by the author, a history of the market gardens in Pukekohe, through three generations of the author's family

4.000000

14.000000

28.000000

30.000000

32.000000

Ford, a family history

 

Ford, Tony J

Author Pub

1980

165

8vo

P-B VG - Near Fine

28

From Ireland, through gold to NZ

5.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

Memories of Yesteryear

 

Fordie, Katherine CM

Author Pub

1983

(3p) (illustration) 213p

4to

Soft card covers VG

48

Limited edition (#34/100), signed and inscribed by the author, with illustrations, a life in Scotland and New Zealand, from the early 1900s to the early 1940s

5.000000

14.000000

29.000000

32.000000

35.000000

Wild Waves and Isolation

 

Fox, Lois

Author Pub

2003

70

8vo

P-B VG - Near Fine

20

Memories of a childhood on Centre Island Lighthouse, Foveaux Strait, with illustrations

3.000000

10.000000

20.000000

22.000000

24.000000

An Autobiography

3 volumes in one

Frame, Janet

Vintage, Random House

1994

437

8vo

D-J (in archival wrapper) Blue paper over boards, silver decorations Near Fine

45

The limited, numbered edition of the author's 3-volume autobiography of her life in NZ and the world, with illustrations

5.000000

22.000000

41.000000

48.000000

52.000000

You do not travel in China at the Full Moon  Agnes Moncrieef's letters from China 1930-1945

 

Francis, Barbara (ed)

Victoria University Press

2017

295

4to

D-J Paper over boards Near Fine

45

With illustrations, a life experienced by this New Zealander during her humanitarian work in China, from 1930-1945

5.500000

20.000000

40.000000

42.000000

44.000000

Tom Lowry  leader in a thousand

 

Francis, Bill

Trio Books

2010

170

8vo

P-B  Near Fine

40

Inscribed by the author, with illustrations, a life of the first New Zealand cricket captain

5.000000

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And then there were ten  The Francis' of Masterton

 

Francis, Bill

Author Pub

1997

248

8vo

Soft card covers with flaps Slight fading spine  Near Fine

35

With illustrations, a family history which is rich in children and twins, life through the 20th century, with letters and diary entries

5.000000

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34.000000

William Ings

Early Settler and Baptist Layman  A biography

Fraser, Natalie

Author Pub

1989

(4p) 82p (4p)

8vo

P-B Owner's signature front cover  Near Fine

25

Signed and inscribed by the author, the life of an early settler in Otago and Baptist layman, with illustrations

5.000000

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22.000000

Self-Portrait

 

Friedlander, Marti

Auckland University Press

2013

(2p) 258p

8vo

D-J Paper over boards  Near Fine

48

With illustrations, a life in photography, from the East End to New Zealand and all those so-recognisable portraits of New Zealanders, from obscure retired couples to leaders and politicians

8.000000

22.000000

43.000000

49.000000

54.000000

Ward, Simpson Family History 1861-1976

 

Froggatt, Lucy I

Author Pub

1976

12

8vo

P-B Fading covers VG

15

With illustrations and lists, information about this connected New Zealand family, from England to New Zealand

3.000000

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The Ward History

 

Froggatt, Lucy I

Author Pub

1975

39

8vo

P-B Fading covers VG

25

With illustrations, a short history of this family from Otago and Southland

3.000000

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19.000000

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22.000000

Our Padre  a biography of Walter Edmund Wilmshurst Hurst 1912-1987

 

Fulton, Donald JP

Author Pub

2006

208

8vo

P-B Near Fine

25

With illustrations, a life of this New Zealand priest who earned the title serving with the 2NZEF in World War II, and then his life serving in the Church after the war

5.500000

14.000000

28.000000

30.000000

32.000000

A Geologist Remembers  recollections of fieldwork

 

Gage, Maxwell ; Nathan, Simon

Geological Society of New Zealand

1999

52

8vo

P-B Near Fine

25

With maps and illustrations, the photographs and memories of a New Zealand geologist who worked on major surveys on the East and West Coast of the South Island in the 1930s and 40s, and became Professor of Geology at the University of Canterbury

5.000000

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19.000000

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22.000000

Shirley Smith  an examined life

 

Gaitanos, Sarah

Victoria University Press

2019

464

8vo

Soft card covers with flaps Near Fine

35

With illustrations, a life of this New Zealander, lawyer, worker for social justice, gender equality and legal reform, as well as being the wife of WB Sutch

5.500000

19.000000

38.000000

40.000000

42.000000

Nola Millar a theatrical life

 

Gaitanos, Sarah

Victoria University Press

2006

408

8vo

P-B Near Fine

35

With many illustrations, the life and career of one of New Zealand's theatrical mainstays, including Toi Whakaari, New Zealand Drama School, which she founded

5.000000

18.000000

32.000000

36.000000

37.000000

Behind Bars

 

Garbett, Elaine

Author Pub

2009

52

8vo

P-B  Near Fine

22

With illustrations, experiences working in pubs in Featherston and Patea, and the life in these towns, including the closure of the Patea Freezing works

3.000000

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Letters to Grace  Writing home from colonial New Zealand

 

Garner, Jean ; Foster, Kate (eds)

Canterbury University Press

2011

203

8vo

P-B Near Fine

30

With illustrations, a collection of letters from four women of the Hall family from four farms in inland Canterbury in the 1860s and 1870s

5.000000

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34.000000

An Artist's Daughter  with Christopher Perkins in New Zealand 1929-34

 

Garrett, Jane

Shoal Bay Press

1986

192

8vo

P-B VG

15

With illustrations and reproductions, the few years this English artist and family spent in New Zealand, trying to 'act as midwife at the birth of a new, vigorous and indigenous art', and the inherent upsets and disappointments that resulted

5.000000

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32.000000

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Clan Cameron New Zealand

a history of the Clan Cameron Association of New Zealand 1935-2000

Gavin, Dorothy Cameron

Clan Cameron NZ

2004 Second edition (2003)

x 310p

4to

P-B  Near Fine

60

With illustrations and pen portraits, a history of the various Clan Cameron branches in New Zealand and their activities in the 20th century

5.000000

20.000000

41.000000

46.000000

50.000000

The Ancestors and Descendants of Horatio Smith Mackay and his wife Janet McIndoe

 

Gibson, Christabel

Author Pub

1998

136p (4p genealogical lists)

4to

Spiral bound Plastic front, back Near Fine

30

With illustrations, a New Zealand Mackay family history, including the diary of the voyage out (1853)

5.000000

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27.000000

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33.000000

Missions, Moons & Masterpieces   The Giffords of Oamaru

 

Gifford, Michael

Heritage Press

2005

218

4to

P-B Last two pages slight scratches Near Fine

35

Signed by the author, the story of this multi-talented family, arriving in Oamaru in 1862

5.000000

18.000000

36.000000

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40.000000

The Seven Lives of Lady Barker

Author of 'Station Life in New Zealand'

Gilderdale, Betty

David Bateman

1996

xvi (1p) p18-312

8vo

D-J (fading spine) Paper over boards VG - Near Fine

32

With illustrations, the detailed biography of a writer whose publications in each of the countries she lived in have been successful, including New Zealand

5.000000

17.000000

34.000000

36.000000

38.000000

Postcards from Tukums  a family detective story

 

Gluckman, Ann

David Ling

2010

286

4to

P-B Near Fine

30

With maps and illustrations, tracing a family out of Tukums, in Latvia, leaving for New Zealand in 1904, including a collection of postcards sent to them in New Zealand

5.000000

20.000000

36.000000

42.000000

45.000000

Mussolini, Bella Maria & Tojo

a kiwi soldier's memoir

Good, Lindsay

Steele Roberts

2003

157

8vo

P-B Fine

30

With illustrations, a memoir of service in WW2, through New Zealand, Italy and then in Japan after the war

5.000000

12.000000

19.000000

23.000000

22.000000

Warm Milk and Apples

 

Goodall, Evered H

Author Pub

2005 Reprint edition (2004)

196

8vo

P-B Near Fine

30

Signed by the author, with maps and illustrations, the life experience of this New Zealand retired farmer

4.000000

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Warm Milk and Apples

 

Goodall, Evered H

Author Pub

2004

196

8vo

P-B VG - Near Fine

35

Inscribed by the author, a detailed memoir of his early life in the 1930s in Riwaka, Nelson province

5.000000

11.000000

22.000000

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Only a Second Eleven Man

 

Goss, Alan M

Author Pub

2002

80

8vo

P-B  Near Fine

22

Signed by the author, a memoir of a New Zealand Minister, his War service and the various ministries around New Zealand and abroad

5.000000

14.000000

26.000000

29.000000

29.000000

A Driven Man

Missionary Thomas Samuel Grace

Grace, David

Ngaio Press

2004

375

8vo

Soft card covers with flaps, slight fading spine  Near Fine

38

With maps and illustrations, a detailed biography of this Wesleyan Minister, unpopular for taking the Maori view, especially regarding land ownership and confiscation, with extracts from his own writings

8.000000

19.000000

35.000000

39.000000

41.000000

Ned & Katina  a true love story

 

Grace, Patricia

Penguin

2009

352

8vo

P-B Near Fine

24

With map and illustrations, the story of a New Zealand Maori Battalion soldier on Crete and his Cretan sweetheart who come back to New Zealand to settle

8.000000

17.000000

31.000000

36.000000

38.000000

Uncle Alec and the Grahams of Franz Josef

 

Graham, Alec ; Wilson, Jim

John McIndoe

1983

224

8vo

D-J (fading, slight chip) Paper over boards VG

35

With illustrations, the diary of Alec Graham and his mountainous career, in and around Franz Josef and the Southern Alps

5.000000

16.000000

30.000000

37.000000

41.000000

Peter Graham  Mountain Guide

 

Graham, Peter ; Hewitt, HB (ed)

Reed, Allen & Unwin

1965

xiv 245p

8vo

D-J (chips, rubbing, in archival wrapper) Paper over boards  Short inscription FEP  VG

28

With maps and illustrations, the autobiography of an institution in New Zealand mountaineering, as Head Guide at Mt Cook from the 1890s to the 1920s, and the many mountaineers he climbed with

5.000000

15.000000

30.000000

32.000000

34.000000

The Mighty Totara  the life and times of Norman Kirk

 

Grant, David

Random House

2014

511p (1p)

8vo

Soft card covers with flaps Near Fine

25

With illustrations, the first detailed study of the rise and death of this New Zealand Labour Prime Minister, including the beginning of New Zealand's anti-nuclear stance

6.000000

16.000000

32.000000

34.000000

36.000000

A Working Holiday 1940-1945

 

Grant, L/T Donald RN(NZ)9

Allen & Hodden

1992

(5p) 246p (1p)

8vo

P-B FEP clipped top fore-corner  VG

22

Thirteen 'trips' on the convoys to Russia, a New Zealand morse operator in the Royal Navy

5.000000

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26.000000

29.000000

29.000000

We Travel Together

 

Gray, Ian

Author Pub

2014

vii 295p

8vo

P-B Near Fine

25

Signed and inscribed by the author, the travels of the author and his wife, both in life and in distance

5.500000

15.000000

30.000000

32.000000

34.000000

Riemenschneider of Warea

 

Greenwood, William

Reed

1967

152

8vo

D-J Paper over boards VG - Near Fine

30

With illustrations, the biography of a German Protestant minister who ministered in Taranaki for 14 years from 1844-1858

5.000000

16.000000

30.000000

34.000000

34.000000

Parade of a Kiwi

 

Grieve, Gordon G

Author Pub

1986

(frontis)  166p

8vo

P-B Near Fine

35

Inscribed and signed by the author, the political and social life of this New Zealander during the 1960s and 1970s, including as MP for Awarua, with illustrations

5.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

Mark Cohen (1849-1928)

 

Griffiths, George

Author Pub

2008

24

4to

P-B VG

25

With illustrations, the life of a Dunedin newspaperman and sportsman, the ODT and Evening Star, and Albion Cricket Club

5.000000

14.000000

26.000000

29.000000

29.000000

Queenstown's King Wakatip

 

Griffiths, GJ

John McIndoe

1971

(frontis) 156p

8vo

D-J Paper over boards Near Fine

30

With maps and illustrations, including Rees' own drawings, a life of this pioneer run-holder in the Wakatipu area

5.500000

14.000000

23.000000

28.000000

28.000000

The Blackstocks of 'Burnside'  their ancestors & descendants

 

Guise, Ian (comp)

Author Pub

1990

132p (1p)

8vo

P-B VG

40

With maps and illustrations, the Blackstock family in Scotland and New Zealand, and descendant families, Wilson, McLean, Guise and Pirie

5.000000

16.000000

30.000000

34.000000

34.000000

Dare to Achieve

 

Guthrey, A Ron

The Caxton Press

1997

(frontis) 284p

8vo

P-B Near Fine

38

Signed by the author, with illustrations, the story of war service - coming back minus a leg - then building a business from Christchurch, family business and public service

5.000000

15.000000

30.000000

32.000000

34.000000

Metal Roads

 

Hall, Aileen B

Author Pub

1984

(frontis of framed author photograph TP) 16 leaves

4to

Plasticised boards, gilt titles Near Fine

42

Inscribed by the author, with illustrations, the photocopied early years of this New Zealand woman born in Apiti, lived in Mangarimu, and Ruahine, following the making and metalling of the area's roads

5.000000

12.000000

24.000000

26.000000

28.000000

John Turnbull Thomson First Surveyor-General of New Zealand

 

Hall-Jones, John

John McIndoe

1992

114

Oblong 8vo

D-J (fading spine)  Patch of browning paste-downs, Eps Light foxing HTP, BFEP Paper over boards VG

55

With maps and illustrations, the life of the Chief Surveyor of Otago, then New Zealand, and the early mapping of New Zealand

5.000000

20.000000

36.000000

40.000000

42.000000

John Turnbull Thomson First Surveyor-General of New Zealand

 

Hall-Jones, John

John McIndoe

1992

114

Oblong 8vo

D-J (fading spine)Paper over boards  Ex-lib stamps at beginning and end VG

30

With maps and illustrations, the life of the Chief Surveyor of Otago, then New Zealand, and the early mapping of New Zealand

5.000000

20.000000

36.000000

40.000000

42.000000

 Indeterminate Sentence

 

Handyside, Allan

Philip Garside Publishing

2005

viii 120p

8vo

P-B Fine

35

The biography of a New Zealand conscientious objector during WW2, with maps and illustrations

5.000000

12.000000

19.000000

23.000000

22.000000

Indeterminate Sentence

 

Handyside, Allan

Philip Garside Publishing

2005

viii 120p

8vo

P-B Near Fine

35

With map and illustrations, the 4 years spent in Rangipo Prison by this New Zealand WW2 conscientious objector

5.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

One Good Run  the legend of Burt Munro

 

Hanna, Tim

Penguin

2005

308

8vo

P-B Near Fine

25

With illustrations, a life of a true kiwi charachter, and world speed creator

5.500000

14.000000

28.000000

30.000000

32.000000

The Girl who Stole Stockings

 

Hardie, Elsbeth

Australian Teachers of Media

2015

344

8vo

P-B Bump top fore-corner  VG - Near Fine

30

With illustrations, the story of Susannah Noon, and the women of the convict ship 'Friends', transported to New South Wales, and going on to New Zealand, to Nelson and thence Port Underwood, with lists

5.000000

17.000000

34.000000

36.000000

38.000000

All at Sea war and peace and other skirmishes

 

Harker, Jack

HarperCollins

2004

312p (6p catalogue)

8vo

P-B VG

25

With illustrations, the life and experiences of this New Zealand writer of naval books, including 'Well Done Leander' and 'HMNZS Achilles'

5.000000

16.000000

30.000000

34.000000

34.000000

The Harrington Connection  our branch of the tree

 

Harrington, Jim (comp)

Author Pub

1990

144

8vo

P-B VG

40

With maps and illustrations, a family which migrated from England to the United States and spread to New Zealand, lacks the New Zealand family tree as a separate sheet

5.000000

12.000000

19.000000

23.000000

22.000000

The Devil's Own War    The First World War diary of Brigadier-General Herbert Hart

 

Hart, Herbert ; Crawford, John (ed)

Exisle Publishing, New Zealand Defence Force

2008

336

8vo

D-J Cloth binding  Fine

48

With illustrations and maps, the diaries of this New Zealander who left for WW1 to serve as a major with the NZEF and rose to be a battalion, then brigade commander on the Western Front from 1916-1918

5.000000

20.000000

33.000000

37.000000

38.000000

Women of Westland 1860-1960

 

Hawker, V (et al)

Greymouth Branch, National Council of Women

1960

96

8vo

P-B  Owner's details crossed out TP Crease forecorner front cover Wear top, bottom spine VG

22

The first volume of these little memories and biographies from the West Coast, with illustrations

4.000000

12.000000

24.000000

26.000000

28.000000

The Recollections of Frances Elizabeth Menzies

 

Hector, Janet (comp)

Menzies Reunion Cttee

2004

124

8vo

P-B Near Fine

25

With illustrations, memories of a life in rural New Zealand in the nineteenth century, in Southland and on Banks Peninsula

4.000000

11.000000

22.000000

24.000000

26.000000

High Country Legacy  four generations of Aspinalls at Mt Aspiring Station

 

Hedley, Alex

HarperCollins

2012

253p (3p)

4to

Soft card covers with flaps  Near Fine

40

With map and many wonderful illustrations, a family and farm history, Mt Aspiring Station, run by the one family since the 1920s, and now into its fourth generation

5.000000

20.000000

37.000000

43.000000

47.000000

A Blaze of Colour  Gordon Tovey Artist Educator

 

Henderson, Carol

Hazard Press

1998

256

8vo

P-B VG

22

With illustrAtions, the life and work of this New Zealand artist and art educator, including as the national art supervisor in New Zealand

5.000000

13.000000

27.000000

31.000000

33.000000

The Exiles from Asbestos Cottage

 

Henderson, Jim

Hodder & Stoughton

1981

248

8vo

D-J (fading spine, bump top spine) Paper over boards Short inscription HTP VG

25

With illustrations, the withdrawn life of Henry Fox Chaffey and his Annie up behind the hills of Motueka

5.500000

18.000000

36.000000

38.000000

40.000000

Jim Henderson's People

 

Henderson, Jim ; Foster, Bruce

Reed Methuen

1986

179

Oblong 8vo

P-B Inscription HTP Near Fine

25

With illustrations, short talks with Jim's people mostly in the Nelson-Golden Bay area

5.000000

16.000000

30.000000

34.000000

34.000000

From the Blitz to the Burmese Jungle and beyond

 

Hennessy, Brian ; McMillan, Karen

McKenzie Publishing

2017

184

8vo

P-B Near Fine

35

With illustrations, a memoir of a New Zealander who went through World War Two, the Britain of the Blitz, the English Army in Burma and the horrors of Hiroshima

5.500000

13.000000

26.000000

28.000000

30.000000

The Descendants of John Angus McDonald and Grace McQueen (2 vols)

 

Hey, Dorothy ; McDonald, Gordon

Author Pub

1977, 1986

15p (1p) ; 48p

8vo

P-B Inscription front cover vol 2, writing inside cover  VG

25

With lists and genealogical tables, this Scottish immigrant family to New Zealand which settled in Southland and then spread

4.000000

14.000000

28.000000

30.000000

32.000000

Pizzles in Paradise  the escapades of a travelling vet

 

Hicks, John

Jovi Books

2007 Reprinr ed (2005)

223

8vo

Card covers with flaps Crease front cover VG

20

With illustrations, the life of a Southland vet, after more than thirty years of tending to bird and beast

5.500000

13.000000

26.000000

28.000000

30.000000

The Hills of Herbert

 

Hill, Dave E

Whitestone Publications

1998

142

4to

P-B Near Fine

35

Signed by the author, with maps and illustrations, the lives of this North Otago family in Herbert/Otepopo and beyond

5.500000

16.000000

30.000000

35.000000

35.000000

Richard Henry of Resolution Island

 

Hill, Suzanne and John

John McIndoe

1987

364

4to

D-J (in archival wrapper) Pale blue paper over boards  Near Fine

125

With maps and illustrations, the story of one of New Zealand's first real conservationists, dedicating a part of his life to saving the endangered birds in Fiordland

5.000000

16.000000

32.000000

35.000000

38.000000

Westland  Journal of John Hillary, emigrant to New Zealand 1879

 

Hillary, JH

Acorn Editions

1979

xvi 111p

8vo

D-J (slight rubbing top  spine)  Paper over boards  Slight foxing top FE VG - Near Fine

25

With maps and illustrations, the journey to New Zealand, and back to England, by a family of immigrants, a nice copy

5.500000

14.000000

28.000000

30.000000

32.000000

View From the Summit

 

Hillary, Sir Edmund

Doubleday, Random House

1999

xi (1p map) 309p (1p)

8vo

D-J Paper over boards Fine

25

With maps and illustrations, Sir Edmund looks back over the climbing, the adventuring, the diplomacy, and the work in places like Nepal

5.000000

19.000000

34.000000

39.000000

42.000000

Angelina  from Stromboli to D'Urville Island  a family's story

 

Hindmarsh, Gerard

Craig Potton

2004

227

8vo

P-B Near Fine

20

With illustrations, a dramatisation of the lives of the author's immigrant forebears, from Italy to New Zealand

5.500000

14.000000

28.000000

30.000000

32.000000

Swamp Fever  a Golden Bay memoir

 

Hindmarsh, Gerard

Craig Potton

2008 reprint edition (2006)

193

8vo

P-B VG - Near Fine

28

Signed by the author, life at the top of the South Island during the last part of the 20th century

5.000000

12.000000

24.000000

26.000000

28.000000

Taranaki between the wars 1918-1939

the people, their lives, their stories

Hitchcock, Valerie (et al, comps and eds)

Telford Media and Design

2008

240

4to

P-B  Near Fine

30

With illustrations, the memories of men and women who lived through the between war years in Taranaki, and their day-to-day experiences of happenings and places

8.000000

16.000000

30.000000

34.000000

34.000000

Character and Longevity  a McIntosh Legacy 1859-2009

 

Hoban, James K W

Author Pub

2009

(5p) 180p

Oblong 8vo

P-B Near Fine

48

With illustrations and genealogical tables, the life and descendants of Kenneth and Grace McIntosh in New Zealand, after 150 years

5.500000

17.000000

34.000000

36.000000

38.000000

A Merchant Navy Man's Story

 

Hodgson, David Lionel

Author Pub

1998

(frontis) 192p

8vo

P-B Fine

35

Signed by the author, with illustrations, the war experiences of an engineer officer in the New Zealand Shipping Company 1939-1945, scarce

5.000000

16.000000

30.000000

34.000000

34.000000

Nothing but Grass and Wind  the Rutherfords of Canterbury

 

Holm, Janet

Hazard Press

1992

279

4to

D-J  Laminated boards Near Fine

55

With illustrations and map, the detailed story of an early Canterbury European pioneer family who became owners of huge tracts of farming land in Canterbury and Otago

5.000000

23.000000

50.000000

53.000000

58.000000

Best of Both Worlds the story of Elsdon Best and Tutakangahau

 

Holman, Jeffrey Paparoa

Penguin Books

2010

344

8vo

P-B VG - Near Fine

25

With map and illustrations, the meeting of two minds and the threads of old Maori tales, and the source of much of what we know of pre-European contact Maori

5.500000

16.000000

32.000000

34.000000

36.000000

My Seventy Years on the Chatham Islands

 

Holmes, David

Shoal Bay Press

1993

184

8vo

D-J (fading spine)  Paper over boards  VG - Near Fine

105

With illustrations, a fascinating mixture of Chatham Islands reminiscenses and history, from the 'official' historian, scarce

5.000000

18.000000

33.000000

37.000000

38.000000

Dear Sister  letters between a pioneer Wairarapa family and relatives in rural England 1856-1883

 

Holmes, Dr Robin ; Farley, Allan J (eds)

Wairarapa Archive

2006

x 221p

8vo

P-B Near Fine

30

With illustrations, the correspondence over nearly 30 years between two sisters at opposite ends of the Earth, one in England, the other in New Zealand, and the varying lives they had

5.000000

13.000000

26.000000

28.000000

30.000000

Minnie Dean  her life and crimes

 

Hood, Lynley

Penguin

1994

221

8vo

Soft card covers with flaps VG

22

A study of the 'Winton Child Murderer", the only woman hanged by law in New Zealand

5.500000

11.000000

22.000000

24.000000

26.000000

Sylvia!

(The Biography of Sylvia Ashton-Warner)

Hood, Lynley

Viking

1988

264

8vo

D-J Near Fine

20

The biography of a NZ educator-writer, whose educational theories and practice were at first too advanced for the authorities.

5.000000

18.000000

33.000000

36.000000

40.000000

Hoppertunity Knocks

 

Hopper, Edith

Author Pub

ND

125

8vo

Cloth binding Near Fine

45

Inscribed by the author, with illustrations, a Hopper family story, including life in Whangaparaoa

5.000000

12.000000

24.000000

26.000000

28.000000

Horncastle's Suitcase

a New Zealand family story

Horncastle, Graeme

The Pavilions Hotel Ltd

2011

360

8vo

P-B Near Fine

30

With maps and illustrations, the life of this family, especially on the West Coast, and developing into rising and falling fortunes

5.000000

20.000000

37.000000

43.000000

47.000000

The Diary of Alfred Domett 1872-1885

 

Horsman, EA (ed)

OUP

1953

(frontis)  (1p) 311p (1p)

8vo

D-J (in plastic wrapper, price clipped)  Cloth binding  VG - Near Fine

35

With illustrations, the late diary of an Englishman who spent 30 years in New Zealand in the middle of the 19th century in public service and writing

8.000000

18.000000

32.000000

36.000000

37.000000

Goldfield Balladeer

the life and times of Charles R Thatcher

Hoskins, Robert

Collins

1977

xii 194p

8vo

D-J (slight chip, slight fading spine) Paper over boards  Near Fine

22

With illustrations and song anthology, the 'rollicking' life of this songster, commentating on the scandals - and personalities - of the time, especially on the developing New Zealand goldfields

5.000000

16.000000

30.000000

37.000000

40.000000

Singer in a Songless Land

A life of Edward Tregear 1846-1931

Howe, KR

AUP

1991

241

8vo

D-J Near Fine

30

With illustrations, a study of this NZ senior civil servant and Polynesianist, joint founder and editor of the Polynesian Society, author of articles and books on Maori-Polynesian origins and language

5.500000

13.000000

26.000000

28.000000

30.000000

Ghosts of Anzac

 

Howe, Onesimus William

Langsford Publishing

2015

182

8vo

P-B Near Fine

25

With maps and illustrations, the diary of a New Zealand soldier who fought at Gallipoli and on the Western Front

3.000000

10.000000

20.000000

22.000000

24.000000

Black Prince

the biography of Fintan Patrick Walsh

Hunt, Graeme

Penguin

2004

288

8vo

P-B Owner's plate covered inside front cover  VG - Near Fine

22

With illustrations, a life of this New Zealand union leader who rose to take over as President of the Federation of Labour and 'win fulsome praise' in obituaries

5.000000

14.000000

26.000000

29.000000

29.000000

In Flanders Fields

the World War One diary of Private Monty Ingram

Ingram, Neil ; Kittow, Peggy (eds)

David Ling

2006

175

8vo

D-J Paper over boards Owner's stamp covered TP, blacked-out FE  VG

20

D-J Paper over boards Owner's stamp covered TP, blacked-out FE  VG

5.000000

17.000000

31.000000

37.000000

38.000000

Q

 

Irvine, Elizabeth Fines

Author Pub

2009

(2p) 130p

4to

P-B Near Fine

35

Inscribed by the author, with illustrations, a Quartley family history, from England to New Zealand, especially the author's father

5.000000

16.000000

30.000000

35.000000

38.000000

Akatere A Place Far Away  A Memoir

 

Jameson, J Lyndsay

Northland Historical Publications Society

2001

164

8vo

P-B Slight fading spine VG - Near Fine

32

With map and illustrations, the story of a Northland family's struggle for survival during the Depression

4.000000

11.000000

22.000000

24.000000

26.000000

Mollers  a family business

 

Jamieson, Bill

Moller Holdings Ltd

1982

(3p) 168p

4to

P-B Paper wrinkle bottom fore-corner, with slight paper loss first five fore-corners VG

30

With illustrations, the spread of Mollers through New Zealand, from transport and motors to a spread of industries

5.500000

16.000000

32.000000

34.000000

36.000000

In Command  Phil Connolly

Minesweeper captain and Labour parliamentarian

Jamieson, Rosemary

Steele Roberts

2009

321p (1p)

8vo

Soft card covers with flaps Near Fine

30

With illustrations, a life of this New Zealand parliamentarian, including his war service

5.000000

20.000000

37.000000

43.000000

47.000000

The Worlds of James Jeffery, Victorian Teacher

 

Jeffery, WE

Author Pub

1995

v 276p

8vo

Cloth binding, gilt titles Near Fine

40

With illustrations, a biography of a teacher from the earliest days of the national system of primary education in New Zealand (1879) who became a teacher politician and newspaper columnist

5.000000

15.000000

32.000000

35.000000

38.000000

From Norway with Love

 

Johnson, Rachel M

Author Pub

2006

232

8vo

P-B Near Fine

28

With illustrations, a recreation of the Anderson family and its settlement in the Manawatu

5.500000

17.000000

34.000000

36.000000

38.000000

The amazing Mr Joy  an autobiography

 

Joy, Ian Harper

Author Pub

2012

86

4to

P-B Owner's signature inside front cover  Repaired crease back cover VG

25

Signed by the author, the colourful life of a New Zealand entertainer and magician

5.500000

13.000000

26.000000

28.000000

30.000000

Ngoingoi Pewhairangi  a remarkable life

 

Ka'ai, Tania M

Huia

2008

xxviii 144p

8vo

Soft card covers with flaps CD in pocket inside rear cover  Fine

35

With 9 track CD, a bilingual celebration of this Maori leader, especially in the East Coast area, teacher, song writer, a weaver, suddenly dead in January 1985

5.000000

16.000000

30.000000

34.000000

34.000000

A Soldier's Story a Mediterranean odyssey

 

Kane, Pat

Quality Pubs

1995

xi 147p

8vo

P-B Fine

35

With the author's signed plate, the illustrated experiences of this decorated New Zealand soldier in the Middle East and Italy

5.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

More Bygone Days in Lower Hutt

 

Kaye, George

Lower Hutt City Council

1989

101

8vo

P-B VG

20

With illustrations, short historical pieces on the people and events of Lower Hutt

6.000000

18.000000

36.000000

40.000000

44.000000

By this we conquer

 

Keene, Florence

Author Pub

1974

149

8vo

P-B Owner's plate removed BEP  VG

28

With illustrations, the life of ther Reverend Davis and his missionary labours in New Zealand, including at St John the Baptist Church in Waimate

3.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

Hocken  Prince of Collectors

 

Kerr, Donald Jackson

Otago University Press

2015

424

8vo

D-J Paper over boards  Inscription from paste-down  VG - Near Fine

40

With illustrations, a life  in collecting of this Dunedin doctor, his collection and its fate

5.500000

22.000000

44.000000

46.000000

48.000000

To Find a Fortune  Women in the Thames Goldfield 1867-1893

 

Killip, Rosemary

Women's Studies, VUW

1995

112

4to

P-B VG - Near Fine

40

With maps and illustrations, a study of the women who 'inhabited' the Thames Goldfield towards the end of the 19th century, women who had also come to Thames to make their fortune

5.000000

16.000000

30.000000

37.000000

40.000000

Being Pakeha Now

Reflections and Recollections of a White Native

King, Michael

Penguin

1999

251

8vo

P-B Fine

30

With illustrations, a re-thinking of the earlier 'Being Pakeha', carrying the cultural debate forward

5.000000

18.000000

31.000000

35.000000

37.000000

At the Edge of Memory

a family story

King, Michael

Penguin

2002

168

8vo

D-J Fine

28

With illustrations, further investigations of the author's family, here stretching through the USA back to Poland

5.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

Wrestling with the Angel

A life of Janet Frame

King, Michael

Viking

2000

583

8vo

D-J Paper over boards Near Fine

35

The long-awaited, weighty biography of Janet Frame, with illustrations

5.000000

25.000000

52.000000

56.000000

60.000000

Tread Softly  for you tread on my Life

 

King, Michael

Cape Catley

2001 2nd print (2001)

186

8vo

P-B Fine

20

A collection of pieces written and gathered as sidelights to other, more weighty jobs, of history and biography, speeches for meetings and conferences, obituaries (Dame Whina Cooper), pieces for other writers

5.000000

16.000000

30.000000

34.000000

34.000000

Wrestling with the Angel

A life of Janet Frame

King, Michael

Viking

2000

583

8vo

D-J Paper over boards, slight rubbing base  VG - Near Fine

48

Inscribed by the author, the long-awaited, weighty biography of Janet Frame, with illustrations

5.000000

25.000000

52.000000

56.000000

60.000000

Frank Sargeson  A life

 

King, Michael

Viking, Penguin Books

1995

478

8vo

D-J  Paper over boards Light brown FEs VG - Near Fine

35

With illustrations, the masterly biography of this key New Zealand writer

5.500000

15.000000

30.000000

34.000000

38.000000

Te Puea  a biography New edition

 

King, Michael

Reed

2007 Reprint edition

372

8vo

P-B Near Fine

28

With illustrations, a new edition of this detailed study of this Maori leader and her role in strengthening Maori values and institutions, including the development of Turangawaewae

5.000000

16.000000

32.000000

34.000000

36.000000

The Collector Andreas Reischek  a biography

 

King, Michael

H&S

1981

196

8vo

D-J Paper over boards Signature front paste-down  VG - Near Fine

28

With maps and illustrations, the journeys of an Austrian naturalist, sent out to New Zealand in 1877, and the collections he made of New Zealand flora and fauna

5.000000

16.000000

30.000000

37.000000

41.000000

The Turners of Huia

 

Kirk, Alan ; Turner, Harvey

Author Pub

1966

124

8vo

D-J Paper over boards VG

35

Author's presentation copy; a family which started NZ's biggest fruit and vegetable market

5.000000

12.000000

19.000000

23.000000

22.000000

The Ordeal of William Larnach

 

Knight, Hardwicke

Allied Press

1981

136

8vo

P-B VG

20

With illustrations, the various lives of William Larnach leading to his death in 1898 in Parliament

5.000000

14.000000

26.000000

29.000000

29.000000

The Autobiography of a Maori

 

Kohere, Rewiti T

Reed

1951

156

8vo

D-J (chips extremities, in archival wrapper)  Slight foxing FEs Slight inscription front paste-down  VG

175

With illustrations, the auto-biography of the author of 'Te Konae Aronui', scarce

5.000000

14.000000

26.000000

29.000000

29.000000

From the Lowlands to the Hills

 

Kolff, Tora

Author Pub

1987

iv 205p

8vo

P-B Near Fine

30

With illustrations, the author's life in Holland, and then in New Zealand, especially in the Riverside Community

5.000000

11.000000

22.000000

24.000000

26.000000

Pioneering Reminiscences of Old Wairoa

Looking backward sixty years

Lambert, Thomas

Thomas Avery & Sons

1936

(3p) 208p

Small 8vo

P-B Slight foxing Fes Slight tea splash front VG

60

A series of reminiscences from an early European settler in the Wairoa area, including New Zealand Wars and experiences in the media

5.000000

10.000000

20.000000

22.000000

24.000000

Selections from the Writings of 'Tohunga'

 

Lane, William

Wilson & Horton

1917

142p (1p)

8vo

P-B Covers marked Small piece of spine paper missing top, bottom spine Signature TP Historical Society stamp beginning, end, on one other page Light foxing some pages Gd

45

A collection of the author's articles from the New Zealand Herald, from 1900 to 1917, many of them dealing with the reports from WW1

5.000000

11.000000

22.000000

24.000000

26.000000

A Kiwi in the Shetland Scattald

 

Laurenson, Graeme

Author Pub

1980

xvii 146p

4to

D-J (lightly foxed)  Paper over boards Signature FEP  VG

40

With maps and illustrations, the lives (including some biographies) of Shetland Islanders who immigrated to New Zealand, and their contributions, especially in goldmining, farming and fishing

5.000000

18.000000

32.000000

36.000000

37.000000

Earlybird   the story of Phil Lightband

 

Laurenson, Wendy

Phil Lightband

1996

318

8vo

P-B Very slight tea spot back fore-corner  Near Fine

20

With maps and illustrations, the flying career of this motivator of the small aircraft industry worldwide

5.000000

16.000000

30.000000

34.000000

34.000000

Good Luck and Lavendar

 

Lawry, Marie

Author Pub

1980

(5p) 144p

8vo

D-J  Paper over boards  Fine

25

With illustrations, a semi novelisation of the Lawry family and its experiences in New Zealand, includes family tree

5.000000

14.000000

26.000000

29.000000

29.000000

The Not So Poor  an autobiography

 

Lee, Mary Isabella ; Cooper, Annabel (ed)

Auckland University Press

1992

163

8vo

P-B Fading spine VG

20

With illustrations, the autobiography of the mother of John A Lee

5.500000

15.000000

30.000000

32.000000

34.000000

We've made it... to the Twenty-first Century

 

Legg, Paul Beauchamp

Author Pub

2001

(1p) 226p

4to

P-B Near Fine

35

Signed by the author, the illustrated 73 first years of the author and his classmates from Feilding, experiences in other parts of New Zealand and other parts of the world

5.000000

19.000000

35.000000

39.000000

42.000000

West Coast Memories 2 vols

 

Legg, Paul Beauchamp

Author Pub

1999

(3p) 162p (2p) ; 221p (1p)

4to

P-B  Owner's signature Vol 1 TP Near Fine

50

Signed by the author, with maps and illustrations, a 'lifetime' of flying on the West Coast of New Zealand

8.000000

23.000000

44.000000

48.000000

52.000000

As the Years Went By Between Greville and the Rai

 

Leov, LCF

Author Pub

1970

250

8vo

Brown cloth binding, gilt titles Slight foxing FEs Near Fine

120

With illustrations, the first edition of this memoir of life in the Marlborough Sounds area from 1897 to 1970

5.000000

13.000000

26.000000

28.000000

30.000000

Romantic Agony the love-letters of Charley Turner and Matilda McKenzie 1867-1870

 

Leov, Nola M (ed)

The Copy Press

2009

50

4to

P-B Near Fine

20

With maps and illustrations, early life in European Nelson and the Pelorus Sounds

4.000000

14.000000

28.000000

30.000000

32.000000

Waiting 1895-1896

 

Leov, Nola M ; Turner, Margaret J

The Copy Press

2010

64

4to

P-B Near Fine

20

With maps and illustrations, more about the Turner family of Nelson from 1895-1896

4.000000

14.000000

28.000000

30.000000

32.000000

Slough of Despond?

 

Leov, Nola M ; Turner, Margaret J

The Copy Press

2013

44

4to

P-B Near Fine

20

With maps and illustrations, more about the Turner family of Nelson in 1899

4.000000

13.000000

26.000000

28.000000

30.000000

The World of Emily Gracilla  letters to the Turner family from their faithful English friends and relations 1883-1886

 

Leov, Nola M ; Turner, Margaret J

The Copy Press

2011

42

4to

P-B Near Fine

20

With maps and illustrations, further details about the lives of the Turner family of Nelson

4.000000

13.000000

26.000000

28.000000

30.000000

From Tiger Moths to Test Pilot

 

Lewis, Bernie

Author Pub

2015

(1p) 162p

8vo

P-B Near Fine

34

With illustrations, the fascinating life of this New Zealand pilot, as a member of the RAF, and then working for Bristol Siddeley, especially on helicopters

5.500000

15.000000

30.000000

32.000000

34.000000

Memories of Early Years and other writings

 

Lilburn, Douglas ; Hoskins, Robert (ed)

Steele Roberts

2014

150

4to

D-J Paper over boards Near Fine

35

With illustrations, a collection of written pieces and musical scores by this New Zealand composer

5.000000

14.000000

28.000000

30.000000

32.000000

Willie Apiata VC  the reluctant hero

 

Little, Paul

Penguin

2008

255

8vo

D-J Paper over boards VG - Near Fine

30

With illustrations, the life of this New Zealand SAS trooper and his winning of the VC

5.000000

16.000000

32.000000

34.000000

36.000000

The Falling  A Memoir

 

Loney, Alan

AUP

2001

(2p) 130p

8vo

P-B Near Fine

18

A memoir of an experience that bore threads through NZ society, the Tangiwai Disaster of 1953, and the confrontation with the author's own past

5.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

The Printing of a Masterpiece

 

Loney, Alan

Black Pepper

2008

xi 113p

8vo

P-B  Near Fine

28

How the writer, printer, publisher 'created' the masterpiece of 'Leonardo on Nothingness'

4.000000

11.000000

22.000000

24.000000

26.000000

A Life on Gorge River  New Zealand's remotest family

 

Long, Robert

Random House

2010

304

8vo

P-B VG - Near Fine

25

Signed by the author, with map and illustrations, life for a family on the West Coast, north of Martin's Bay

6.000000

14.000000

28.000000

30.000000

32.000000

The Remarkable Life Story of Sir Joseph Ward  40 years a Liberal

 

Loughnan, RA

New Century Press

1929

234p (1p) (2p catalogue)

Small 8vo

P-B Browning pages  VG

25

A relatively partisan biography of this New Zealand politician who became Liberal Premier, defeated by the Massey conservatives in the 1911 election

4.000000

12.000000

24.000000

26.000000

28.000000

Easily the Best  the life of Helen Connon 1857-1903

 

Lovell-Smith, Margaret

Canterbury University Press

1994

139

8vo

P-B Owner's label covered HTP  VG - Near Fine

22

With illustrations, a life of the first woman in the British Empire to graduate with a Masters Degree, the headmistress of  the Christchurch Girls' High School, leading Canterbury, and New Zealand, academic and educationist

5.000000

14.000000

26.000000

29.000000

29.000000

From the Wistaria Bush

 

Lowry, Vanya

Auckland University Press

2001

viii (2p) 157p (1p)

8vo

P-B Fine

32

With illustrations, portraits, book covers, the life of Bob Lowry, Auckland-NZ printer and typographer, and his family, by daughter Vanya, including moments with other NZ literary figures like Denis Glover, JK Baxter, ARD Fairburn

5.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

A Lifetime Revisited  the first 92 years

 

Lundie, WJ (Jack)

Author Pub

2009

(4p) 192p

8vo

P-B VG

35

Signed and inscribed by the author, a long life, including time on South Island high country farms

5.000000

12.000000

24.000000

26.000000

28.000000

Under the Lynwood Tree 1840-1940

 

Lynn, Bob

Author Pub

1982

(2p) 142p (4p index)

8vo

Soft card covers Small tea stain one page Near Fine

30

With illustrations, the detailed story of this family in New Zealand and Australia, a nice copy

5.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

28.000000

For Gallant Service Rendered   the life & times of Samuel Austin

 

Mabbett, Barbara

Steele Roberts

2012

229

8vo

P-B Near Fine

40

With maps and illustrations, an Irish soldier with the British Army and his life in New Zealand, including in the New Zealand Wars, finishing with the Wanganui Native Contingent and the New Zealand Cross

5.000000

16.000000

30.000000

37.000000

41.000000

Going Abroad Second Edition revised and Enlarged

The MacGibbon family and other early Scottish emigrants to Otago and Southland, New Zealand

MacGibbon, John

Ngaio Press

2002

258

4to

P-B Signature inside front cover Near Fine

45

A very detailed, illustrated family history which describes much of early immigration by the Scots to New Zealand and their development as New Zealanders

5.000000

20.000000

42.000000

46.000000

50.000000

Going Abroad

The MacGibbon family and other early Scottish emigrants to Otago and Southland, New Zealand

MacGibbon, John

Ngaio Press

1997

231

4to

P-B Light fading spine VG - Near Fine

40

Signed by the author, a very detailed, illustrated family history which describes much of early immigration by the Scots to New Zealand and their development as New Zealanders

5.000000

20.000000

42.000000

46.000000

50.000000

Captain Jack  Surveyor and Engineer

the autobiography of John Mackie

Mackie, John

New Zealand Institute of Surveyors

2007

(5p) 444p

8vo

P-B Near Fine

45

With illustrations and maps, a very full life, including World War 2 and POW experience with the Japanese, and surveying back in New Zealand

5.000000

23.000000

51.000000

54.000000

58.000000

John Pascoe

 

Maclean, Chris

Craig Potton Publishing, The Whitcombe Press

2003

344

4to

D-J Paper over boards Fine

55

With maps and illustrations, a detailed account of the author, historian, mountaineer and photographer who was John Pascoe, a nice copy

5.000000

22.000000

48.000000

52.000000

54.000000

Nursing in New Zealand  history and reminiscences

 

Maclean, Hester

Tolan Printing Co

1932

(frontis), 283p

8vo

Red cloth binding  Slight wear top, bottom spine  VG

25

With illustrations, the author takes the reader through her experiences as a nurse and administrator in New Zealand from the early 1900s, including service in WW1

5.000000

16.000000

30.000000

34.000000

34.000000

The Fighting Man

a study of the life and times of T E Tylor

Macleod, Nellie FH

Dunbar and Summers

1964

(frontis) (10p) 143p

8vo

D-J Near Fine

24

With illustrations, the life of an early New Zealand socialist and Mayor of Christchurch

5.000000

16.000000

30.000000

34.000000

34.000000

Hard Times on the Chain Hills

 

MacManus, Vincent (et al)

Author Pub

2006

152

8vo

P-B VG - Near Fine

35

With illustrations, memories of this Dunedin family, farming during the Depression and later

5.000000

12.000000

24.000000

26.000000

28.000000

I, Duncan, from Skippers

 

Macnicol, Duncan ; Trotter, Margaret

Author Pub

1987

(frontis) (3p) 103p

8vo

P-B  VG - Near Fine

40

Signed by the co-writer, with maps and illustrations, the life of this early inhabitant of Skippers Canyon, in the Shotover Valley, near Queenstown, and his later experiences

5.000000

14.000000

26.000000

29.000000

29.000000

Our Lesser Stars  twelve New Zealand Family Biographies

 

Main, Colleen P

New Zealand Society of Genealogists

1990

328

8vo

P-B Light fading spine VG

24

With illustrations, a collections of essays about New Zealand families of the 19th and early 20th centuries

5.500000

16.000000

32.000000

34.000000

36.000000

There and Back  the story of a branch of the Malcolm family through the centuries

 

Malcolm, Lindsay

Author Pub

2008

182

4to

P-B Near Fine

40

With maps, illustrations and tables, the lives of the Malcolm families from around Oamaru

5.000000

15.000000

30.000000

32.000000

34.000000

A Blessed Life  from Makarewa to Motueka

 

Maloney, Father Pat

Earl of Sutcliffe Art Workshop

2008

233

4to

P-B Near Fine

40

Inscribed by the author, a detailed autobiography of a New Zealand priest, overseas and in New Zealand, with illustrations

5.500000

18.000000

36.000000

38.000000

40.000000

Some Reminiscences

 

Mandeno, Harry

Author Pub

1968

107

8vo

P-B  Near fine

55

Signed and inscribed by the author, with illustrations, memories of this New Zealand architect, including the New Zealand Wars diary of his grandfather, published for private distribution

4.000000

12.000000

24.000000

26.000000

28.000000

Eighty Years in New Zealand

embracing fifty years of New Zealand fishing

Mannering, George E

Simpson & Williams

1943

255

8vo

Cloth binding, red titles  VG

30

With illustrations, the writer's reminiscences, including mountaineering and fishing in the North and South Islands

5.000000

16.000000

30.000000

34.000000

34.000000

Standing my Ground  a voice for nature conservation

 

Mark, Alan F

Otago University Press

2015

312

8vo

P-B Near Fine

35

With illustrations, the life of this advocate for the preservation of areas of ecological importance in New Zealand

5.500000

15.000000

30.000000

32.000000

34.000000

Life and Work of Samuel Marsden

 

Marsden, Rev JB (ed J Drummond)

W&T

1913

x 232

8vo

Card covers Slight wearing spine Insc FEP VG

35

Studies the life and effect of Marsden in NZ

5.000000

12.000000

19.000000

23.000000

22.000000

Black Beech & Honeydrew

 

Marsh, Ngaio

Collins

1966

287

8vo

D-J (slight chips, price-clipped)  Slight foxing FEs Small inscription FFEP  VG

28

The author's autobiography, with illustrations, of life in NZ and beyond

5.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

Happiness in Willowbank Home

 

Martin, Gladys

Author Pub

2006

(10p) 203p (xxiii) (1p)

8vo

P-B VG - Near Fine

25

Signed by the author, the author's experience and guide to Diversional Therapy

5.000000

12.000000

24.000000

26.000000

28.000000

From Mountains to Meteorites

 

Mason, Brian ; Nathan, Simon

Geological Society of New Zealand

2001

72

8vo

P-B Near Fine

25

With maps and illustrations, the life of this internationally-known New Zealand geologist

5.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

Three Score Years and Ten  some thoughts along the rural way

 

Mathieson, EH

Author Pub

1979

55

8vo

P-B VG

20

A series of pieces which reflect on the author's rural life and economy, including the farmer's role in local government

3.500000

12.000000

24.000000

26.000000

28.000000

The Will to Win

 

Mauger, Ivan

Golden Key

2010

xvii (1p) 430p

8vo

D-J Laminated boards  Near Fine

38

With illustrations, the autobiography of this New Zealand-born speedway rider who took on the world

5.500000

20.000000

37.000000

43.000000

47.000000

Bold Beyond Belief  Bill Denz  New Zealand's Mountain Warrior

 

Maxim, Paul

Maxim Books

2011

(4p) 307p (1p)

8vo

P-B Near Fine

42

Signed by the author, with illustrations, a life in climbing in New Zealand and around the world with Bill Denz

5.500000

18.000000

36.000000

38.000000

40.000000

Bold Beyond Belief  Bill Denz  New Zealand's Mountain Warrior

 

Maxim, Paul

Maxim Books

2018 reprint edition (2011)

(4p) 307p (1p)

8vo

P-B Near Fine

42

With illustrations, a life in climbing in New Zealand and around the world with Bill Denz

5.500000

18.000000

36.000000

38.000000

40.000000

Recollections and Reflections of an old New Zealander

 

Maxwell, Ebenezer

Reed

1937 3rd edition (1935)

(frontis) xviii (1p) 233p (4p ads)

Small 8vo

D-J (slight chips, in protective plastic)  Inscription FEP Slight foxing FEs VG - Near Fine

65

A nice copy of the memorial edition of 1,000 copies (the author had died), with many illustrations and a map, includes reminiscences of Wellington and Taranaki towards the end of the pioneer period and later

5.000000

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21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

Rock on Rarotoko  Centre Island Revisited

 

Maynard, Vaunda

Author Pub

2012

80

8vo

P-B Near Fine

28

Signed by the author, life on this lighthouse island in Foveaux Strait in the 1940s

3.000000

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24.000000

Yours faithfully, Henry Tewsley

 

McBride, Ally

Author Pub

2015

227

8vo

P-B Near Fine

35

With illustrations, the letters of a settler in early Dunedin, covering the 1860s and 70s, including religion (the Congregational and Episcopelian churches), business (Sargood, Son, and Ewen, and the USSCo) and public service (Otago Harbour Board)

5.500000

15.000000

32.000000

35.000000

38.000000

Scattered Cedars  stories from the Lebanese Community in Dunedin

 

McCauley, Lisa (comp)

Cedars of Lebanon Club

2013

(4p) 138p

Oblong 8vo

D-J (slight bump fore-corner) Plasticised boards, slight bump fore-corner  Near Fine

40

With illustrations and genealogical tables, the lives of the Lebanese settlers to Dunedin between the 1880s to 1930s and their families

5.500000

20.000000

40.000000

44.000000

48.000000

Jenkins Family History

 

McClelland, Isabel (et al)

Jenkins Family Book Cttee

1997

280

4to

Laminated card covers  Fine

52

With illustrations, a detailed compilation of material on the generations of this family from Scotland to New zealand

5.000000

20.000000

32.000000

36.000000

37.000000

Family Life on a Rehab. Farm  Early Days at Atiamuri

 

McClunie, Jessie

Author Pub

1996

53

8vo

P-B VG

25

With illustrations, the author's life experiences, including on a Rehabilitation farm in Atiamuri, in the Rotorua district

5.000000

6.000000

16.000000

10.000000

19.000000

Alexander Turnbull

(his life, his circle, his collections)

McCormick, EH

Alexander Turnbull Library

1974

xvi 324

Large 8vo

D-J (fading spine) Cloth binding Owner's small stamp FEP VG - Near Fine

35

With illustrations, a study of a man, his society, and his collecting

5.000000

17.000000

34.000000

37.000000

39.000000

The Gold Baron  Central Otago's mining entrepreneur

 

McCraw, John

Central Stories Museum

2009

146

4to

P-B Near Fine

35

With maps and illustrations, the busy and entreprising life of one of New Zealand's most innovative goldminers, stretching a small empire through Central Otago

5.000000

16.000000

30.000000

34.000000

34.000000

The Beeby Fascicles 6 vols

 

McDonald, Geraldine ; Benton, richard (eds)

Te Aro Press

1992

6 vols

8vo

Boxed set  Near Fine

35

A collection of essays as a festschrift for the retired first director of the NZCER in New Zealand

5.000000

18.000000

32.000000

36.000000

37.000000

Shaking the Bee Tree

 

McEldowney, Dennis

AUP

1992

219

Large 8vo

P-B Fine

12

The author writes lovingly of the life of his wife and partner-in-life

5.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

An Absurd Ambition

Autobiographical Writings of EH McCormick

McEldowney, Dennis (ed)

AUP

1996

xviii 213

8vo

P-B Fine

24

By tracing through McCormick's writings, the editor creates a kind of 'autobiography' which shows the development of one of NZ's most thoughtful writers

5.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

Charles Fleming  Environmental Patriot

 

McEwan, Mary

Craig Potton

2005

(frontis) xxiii 382p

8vo

D-J  Paper over boards  Fine

50

With maps and illustrations, the life of this New Zealand scientist, biogeographer, palaeontologist, zoologist and conservationist

5.000000

20.000000

33.000000

37.000000

38.000000

Te Oka  pakeha kaumatua  the life of Jock McEwen

 

McEwen, Mary

Reviresco Trust

2016

xi 312p

8vo

D-J Paper over boards Near Fine

35

With illustrations, a life of this carver, government administrator, especially in the Pacific Islands, a man above all with a passionate interest in all aspects of Maori and Polynesian culture

5.000000

19.000000

38.000000

40.000000

42.000000

The First New Zealand Bushranger

 

McGill, David

Silver Owl Press

2006

215

8vo

P-B Fine

22

The life of the 'Goldfields' Robber', Henry Rouse, known as Henry Beresford Garrett, and the legends that have grown around him

5.000000

16.000000

30.000000

34.000000

34.000000

Will there be horses in Heaven?

 

McGregor, Dorothy

Author Pub

2017

230p (1p)

4to

Spiral bound, card covers Near Fine

40

With illustrations, a life in nursing and farming in Southland, with horses

5.500000

20.000000

40.000000

44.000000

48.000000

Castle on the Run

 

McInnes, Gay

Pegasus Press

1969

189p (1p)

8vo

D-J Paper over boards Owner's details FEP VG

25

Life on Earnscleugh Station in Central Otago as the author grows up

5.000000

16.000000

30.000000

35.000000

38.000000

The Journal of Henry Sewell 1853-7

 

McIntyre, W David (ed)

Whitcoulls

1980

2 Vols   510-371

Large 8vo

D-J Fine

45

Sewell was an important figure in early settler politics; in his journals are many judgements of the early politicians

5.000000

19.000000

36.000000

41.000000

43.000000

The Rainmaker

A biography of John Ballance journalist and politician 1839-1893

McIvor, Timothy

Heinemann Reed

1989

xii 290p

8vo

D-J  Paper over boards  VG - Near Fine

30

With illustrations, a substantial biography of this early NZ journalist who rose to become leader of the Liberal Party and Premier

5.000000

18.000000

32.000000

36.000000

37.000000

the life of James K Baxter

 

McKay, Frank

OUP

1990

xii 320p

8vo

D-J (light fading spine) Paper over boards Nice inscription, owner's plate HTP VG - Near Fine

35

With illustrations, the life of this 20th century New Zealand poet whose shadow falls long

5.000000

18.000000

32.000000

36.000000

37.000000

Four Sons of Skye  the history of the Tolmie family from Skye  Scotland to Otago New Zealand

 

McKay, James GH

Author Pub

2011

272

8vo

P-B Slight bumping fore-corners VG - Near Fine

45

With maps, genealogical tables and illustrations, the spread of this family from its Scottish foundations to its Otago beginnings in the 1860s

5.500000

19.000000

35.000000

41.000000

46.000000

My Life My Story

 

McKay, Leslie J

Author Pub

1993

208

4to

P-B Near Fine

25

With illustrations, the life of a long-time member of the New Zealand Labour Party

5.000000

13.000000

36.000000

38.000000

30.000000

The Gentle Giants

 

McKenzie, Gordon

Author Pub

2010

viii 156p

8vo

P-B Near Fine

25

With illustrations, working with bullocks in the Northland bush in 1938

3.000000

11.000000

22.000000

24.000000

26.000000

Footprints  harnessing an inheritance into a legacy

 

McKenzie, Roy

Te Aro Press

1998

vi 279p

8vo

P-B Near-Fine

20

With illustrations, the life of a New Zealand businessman, philanthropist, and the Roy McKenzie Trust

5.000000

14.000000

28.000000

30.000000

32.000000

The Gardner Family of Rosemains

 

McLaren, Ethel (comp)

Author Pub

ND

33

4to

Plastic cover over soft card covers, taped spine Owner's small stamp covered at beginning and end VG - Near Fine

25

With maps, illustrations and genealogical table, a history of this family which came from England and Scotland and had lives in Australia and New Zealand, finally settling on the descendants who took up a farm, 'Rosemains', in South Otago

4.000000

11.000000

22.000000

24.000000

26.000000

Reflections of Yesteryear

 

McLaren, ID

Author Pub

2004

60

8vo

P-B  Near Fine

20

With illustrations, the next collection of the author's memories of living in Otago and going off to War

3.000000

12.000000

19.000000

23.000000

22.000000

Your Obedient Servant" perspectives of a soldier

 

McLaren, ID

Author Pub

ND

58

4to

P-B Near Fine

25

With map and illustrations, the author's war experiences, 1942-46, as a member of the NZ transport division, especially in Italy

5.500000

12.000000

24.000000

26.000000

28.000000

'Your Obedient Servant'  perspectives of a soldier  1942-46

 

McLaren, ID

Author Pub

 

56

4to

P-B VG - Near Fine

25

With illustrations, the war experiences of a New Zealand soldier in WW2, especially in Italy, and the incident in Trieste with Tito's men, and then in Japan

3.000000

11.000000

22.000000

24.000000

26.000000

Henry Ferris Norman and Mary Ann Edwards

First reunion of Descendants Wanaka January 11-12 1986

McLeod, Shirley (et al)

Norman Reunion Cttee

1986

68

8vo

P-B Near Fine

28

With illustrations and family trees, the history of this South Island family

3.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

Keith Harper  Man with a mission

 

McPherson, Suzanne

Author Pub

2012

271

8vo

P-B Short crease front VG - Near Fine

30

With illustrations, the life of this Anglican minister, his service on the West Coast before WW2, then his service as Chaplain with the New Zealand Army, leading to his death at Cassino

5.500000

18.000000

36.000000

38.000000

40.000000

By the Braes of Balquether

 

McRae, Shona

Author Pub

1963

111p (1p)

8vo

D-J (fading spine, slight chips, paper rubbing, in archival wrapper) Two-tone cloth binding  Slight signature FEP  VG - Near Fine

60

No 41 of an edition of 400, with maps, drawings and illustrations, the McRae family at the Glens of Tekoa, in the Amuri, Canterbury

5.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

From Archangel to New Zealand  the diaries of Robert Henry Harding

 

McShane, Gregor

Rimu Publishing Co

1985

106p (1p)

8vo

P-B VG - Near Fine

22

With illustrations, the background history of this period at the end of World War One in Russia, and the part played by RH Harding, in the Royal Navy at Archangel, from his contemporary diary

3.000000

10.000000

20.000000

22.000000

24.000000

Richard Taylor  Missionary Tramper

 

Mead, Arthur D

Reed

1966

(frontis) 272p

8vo

D-J (slight chips)  Light foxing top FE VG

30

Based on the diaries of Taylor, a recounting of the journeys and experiences of this Church Missionary Society pastor to the Maori in the North Island, from 1839 to 1873

5.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

A Teacher's Story

 

Melser, June

Fraser Books

2004

(2p) 170p

8vo

Soft card covers with flaps Title page rippled VG

20

With illustrations, the teachings and experiences of this New Zealand teacher, so important in teaching reading

5.000000

12.000000

24.000000

26.000000

28.000000

A West Coast Holiday in the 1880s

 

Menzies, Mary

Menzies Family History Group

2003

50

8vo

P-B Near Fine

25

With map and drawings, from 26 June to 17 July 1883, a trip to the West Coast on horse-back, then up to Nelson, across the Strait, then back to Lyttelton by boat

4.000000

11.000000

22.000000

24.000000

26.000000

Mine Alone

 

Mercer, Rosemary D

Butterfly Creek Books

2007

(6p) 277p

8vo

P-B  Near Fine

30

With map and illustrations, the lives of Joseph Taylor and his wife Annie and the Puponga coal mine at the top of the South Island, with the difficulties that arose

8.000000

16.000000

30.000000

34.000000

34.000000

Yar"  a man of the Northern Wairoa 1898- ? (1988 Epilogue)

 

Meurant, Rae-Ola

Author Pub

1998 Update-edition (1982)

61p (2p)

8vo

P-B Near Fine

40

Signed by the author, with maps and illustrations, the life of a man raised in the Northern Wairoa around Dargaville

5.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

Joan's Journey  the autobiography of Joan Millar

 

Millar, Joan

Sycamore Print

1992

75

8vo

P-B TP clipped  VG

22

Inscribed and signed by the author, the life of a Southland woman, especially farming at Browns, inland from Winton

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6.000000

17.000000

22.000000

19.000000

No Fretful Sleeper  a life of Bill Pearson

 

Millar, Paul

Auckland University Press

2010

xi 380p

8vo

Soft card covers with flaps Near Fine

30

With illustrations, an absorbing biography of the author of 'Coal Flat'

5.000000

19.000000

35.000000

41.000000

46.000000

Ronald Hugh Morrieson a biography

 

Millen, Julia

David Ling

1996

246

8vo

P-B Near Fine

25

With illustrations, the life and works of this New Zealand writer

5.000000

12.000000

24.000000

26.000000

28.000000

Capturing Light  Roy Miller New Zealand Stained Glass Artist

 

Miller, Brian

Lifelogs Ltd

2016