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21. Rebecca


SCARCE FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL BINDING, octavo, black buckram boards, gilt lettering to spine & front board, 446pp, VG- (moderate bruising & scuffing to extrems, light discolouration to spine, moderate chafing & soiling to boards, spine sl cocked, moderate tanning & foxing to page edges, light to moderate foxing to pages throughout, light water stain to rear eps, previous owner's name in pencil to fep)

PUBLISHER: Victor Gollancz 1938

KEYWORDS: modern first edition literature Rebecca Daphne du Maurier


22. Robin Hood: A Collection of All the Ancient Poems, Songs and Ballards, Now Ertant, Relative to that Celebrated English Outlaw: To Which are Prefixed Historical Anecdotes of His Life


First edition thus, original binding, 9 Thomas Bewick full page engravings + frontispiece, many more illustrations within text, imperial octavo, blue cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine, gilt motif to front board, gilt decorations to spine, frontispiece, t.e.g., xii + 400pp, illus, VG- ( heavy fading & tanning to boards & spine, front board shaky, two 10cm splits along outer front hinge, two 4cm closed tears to cloth of spine, chipping & surface loss to spine extrems, moderately heavy fraying to board edges, moderate bruising to board corners, light soiling & rubbing to boards, sporadic foxing to pages, light foxing & moderate tanning to page edges)

PUBLISHER: John C. Nimmo 1885

KEYWORDS: Robin Hood literature poems poetry modern first edition songs ballards Anthologies England


23. The Magic Pudding: Being the Adventures of Bunyip Bluegum and His Friends Bill Barnacle and Sam Sawnoff


First edition, First issue (A&R end papes) Imperial octavo, brown boards with blue cloth spine, patterned eps, illus title page, 171pp, illus, VG- (5.5cm closed tear & 3cm closed tear to page 7, 3cm closed tear to page 95, 6cm closed tear to page 150, full cracking to gutter of pages 112-113 - spine slightly wobbly, light bruising to spine extrems & board corners, 5mm complete loss of cloth to spine extrems, light surface loss to front board top corner, moderate tanning & light foxing to boards, light tanning to page edges)

PUBLISHER: Angus Roberston Ltd 1918

KEYWORDS: children's literature fiction modern first edition Bunyip Bluegum


24. Nobel's High Explosives: Part 1st - Introductory: Historical and Descriptive; Part 2nd - High Explosives and Appliances; Part 3rd - Sporting and Military Ammunition


RARE, second edition, large folding plate is present, oblong quarto, dark red cloth boards, dark red eps, frontispiece, 165pp, folding plate, illus, VG- (large price sticker to front board partially covering lettering,two large numbers (about 2cm tall) painted on front board, moderate soiling & rubbing to boards, light bruising & fraying to board corners, heavy foxing to frontispiece, light foxing to prelims & terminals, moderate foxing to page edges, wrinkling to part of folding plate)

PUBLISHER: Nobel's Explosives Company Limited 1908 (second edition)

KEYWORDS: Nobel Nobel's Explosives Company history high explosives blasting dynamite gunpowder ammunition


25. The Lagoon & Other Stories


first edition, rare, octavo, off-white boards with light blue decoration motif and blue cloth spine, red lettering with red and blue frame to front board, blue lettering to spine, 130pp, VG (tape residue approx 2cm on top and bottom of both boards, moderate fading to spine, small red crayon mark to lower rear board, slight wear to board edges, cracking to front hinge paper) in d/w VG- (d/w has backing paper and is partly adhered to boards, slight soiling to wrappers, heavy fading to spine, 2 x 10cm tears on spine sides, chips to corners)

PUBLISHER: Caxton Press 1951

KEYWORDS: Janet Frame short stories anthology new zealand literature first edition


26. The Carpathians


first edition inscribed and signed by the author 196pp VERY GOOD+ (blue cloth,v.sl.soiled w.sl.bumps to extrems.,author's inscr.to title page - for Robin & Rosemary Gordon with best regards & many thanks for answering ill-timed phone calls on the nature & behaviour of fowl, wild & tame, from Janet, the goose woman, Shannon, January 1989 - content edges v.sl.foxed) in VERY GOOD+ dustwrapper (sl.rubbed and soiled,sl.wear to extrems.) Janet Frame kep geese and her last book [published posthumously] was named by her 'The Goose Bath Poems'

PUBLISHER: bloomsbury london 1988

KEYWORDS: modern first edition literature janet frame new zealand signed


27. The Ulster Journal of Archaeology [9 vols.in 5 books]


first edition [first 9 volumes bound in 5 books] ills.[b/w and duotone] VG- (bound in full green calf w.gilt ruled borders and gilt stamp to boards,gilt/raised bands to spines,lower board of book1 barely attached,rubbed and soiled,wear and chipping to extrems.,all vols.rebacked w.spines sl.browned,marbled eps,prelims.and some margins sl.foxed w.some sl.foxing to contents,a few plates are detached but present,occasional pen/pencil notes and underlining to text but not too distracting,spines cracked and sl.shaky,aeg mod.rubbed) heavy set - scans available on request - the first 9 volumes of this journal bound in 5 books

PUBLISHER: archer belfast 1853-1862

KEYWORDS: history arts archaeology ulster journal ireland


28. The Antiquities of Athens, Measured and Delineated by... [4 volume set]


4x volume set, heavy; folio heavy card marbelled boards, leather spines with gilt bands and lettering, lavishly illustrated / condition: generally VG-, heavy scuffing and rubbing to boards with heavy surface loss to spines; within, prev. owner's v. small stamp to fep's; moderate to heavy soiling tanning foxing, with occasional minor waterstain - other notable points see below / Details: vol. 1: 82pp, G+ (rear board detached) / vol. 2: frontis nearly loose, 112pp / vol. 3: 128pp / vol. 4: varying pagination schemes per section

PUBLISHER: Priestley and Weale 1825 / 1827 / 1830

KEYWORDS: classical classics architecture art history archaelogy athens athenian ancient greek greece sculpture temple temples james stuart british nicholas revett


29. New Zealand Scenery; Chromol-lithographed After Original water-Color Drawings


first edition elephant folio deep green buckram boards with blindrule and gilt lettering, a.e.g, illus, 15 mounted colour plates with new tissue guards. VG ( original binding with cracked gutters, hinges weakening, moderate wear to corners and spine but essentially sound, light foxing thorughout not affecting plates). RARE in original binding - especially given it has been popular to strip for the plates. Bagnell 2377

PUBLISHER: marcus ward 1877

KEYWORDS: new zealand art illustration john gully chromo-lithography landscapes


30. The Collector


First edition, uncorrected proof copy, very scarce! Octavo, patterned light card covers, black lettering to spine, 283pp, VG- (heavy creasing to spine with 2.5cm loss to bottom spine extrem, heavy sellotape repair to full spine, moderate scuffing to cover edges with light surface loss, light tea cup stain to front cover, moderate foxing & tanning to page edges, owners' names in ink to fep, some annotation to pages in pencil throughout)

PUBLISHER: Jonathan Cape 1963

KEYWORDS: modern first edition literature fiction horror John Fowles uncorrected proof thriller


31. The Last Unicorn: A Fantastic Tale


UK FIRST EDITION, octavo, green heavy card boards, gilt lettering to spine, 218pp, VG+ (light discolouration to spine & board edges, ghost lettering to spine from d/w, light foxing & soiling to page edges) in d/w, VG (light creasing to edges, 1cm closed tear to top edge of rear cover, price clipped)

PUBLISHER: The Bodley Head 1968

KEYWORDS: modern first edition literature fantasy fairy tale children's young adult


32. A Christmas Carol


first edition, in scarce d/w; super octavo, lilac cloth boards with gilt lettering & attractive illus. on spine & fr. cover; illus. eps; illus with B&W line drawings & coloured plates with tissue guards; 147pp, VG+ (covers sl. rubbed & chipped,with sl. colour loss on board edges, partic. spine; sl. foxing to eps & page edges; Marlborough School prize bookplate, dated 1918, on fep) in d/w, VG (in protective, removable plastic cover; sl. tanned, rubbed & light soiling with v. tiny chipping at spine extrems),

PUBLISHER: William Heinemann 1915

KEYWORDS: literature fiction Dickens christmas Rackham


33. Albert Gleizes Kubismus: Bauhausbucher 13


Scarce in hardcover, imperial octavo, yellow cloth boards with red lettering to spine & boards, black eps, 103pp, illus, VG- (moderate soiling & rubbing to boards, fraying to spine extrems & board corners, 11cm tear to rear external hinge, front external hinge starting to tear, front gutter cracked, light tanning to page edges, owner's name in ink to f.e.p.) Text in German.

PUBLISHER: Albert Langen Verlag Munchen / Bauhausbucher 1928

KEYWORDS: Walter Gropis L Moholy-Nagy Albert Gleizes text in German language art cubism kubismus kunst geschichte history


34. Moholy-Nagy: Von Material Zu Architektur: Bauhausbucher 14


Scarce in hardcover, imperial octavo, yellow cloth boards with red lettering to spine & boards, black eps, 243pp, illus, VG- (moderate rubbing & soiling to boards, browning to spine, 3cm closed tear to upper spine extrem, light bruising & fraying to spine extrems & board corners, light tanning to page edges, owner's name in ink to f.e.p.) Text in German.

PUBLISHER: Albert Langen Verlag Munchen / Bauhausbucher 1929

KEYWORDS: Walter Gropis L Moholy-Nagy Albert Gleizes text in German language art architecture sculpture kunst


35. The Diary of Samuel Marchbanks


first edition inscribed by author [with both title pages] 204pp VERY GOOD+ (crimson cloth,v.sl.soiled,v.sl.wear to extrems.,author's dated inscr.to ffep along with a b/w eccentric original photo of author inscribed on the rear by the author and taped to the ffep,inscr.reads - for Muriel E Newbold **** **** Nado*** '47 Rob. - inscr.on rear of photo reads Samuel Marchbanks in full cry - eps and content edges sl.foxed,leaf between title page and contents page has been neatly removed at gutter,typed quotes have been tipped-in to verso of chapter heading pages) in GOOD+ dustwrapper (mod.rubbed and soiled/foxed,browned spine,chipping and wear to extrems.w.some small losses,hinges split with front cover barely attached to spine,price of $2.50 on front flap still showing) scans available on request

PUBLISHER: clarke irwin toronto 1947

KEYWORDS: modern first edition literature robertson davies signed


36. Owls Do Cry


first US edition inscribed and signed by author 211pp VERY GOOD+ (red cloth,sl.soiling to board edges,author's inscr.to ffep - John B. with best wishes from Janet Frame - eps and content edges sl.foxed) in VERY GOOD+ dustwrapper (sl.rubbed and soiled,mod.wear and chipping to extrems.,few small closed tears to upper edge,price-clipped with price stamp to front flap)

PUBLISHER: george braziller new york 1960

KEYWORDS: modern first edition literature new zealand janet frame signed


37. Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard


p187 misprinted as 871, p480 correctly numbered, adverts at rear, this is is the earliest version of the 1st edition, dispatched to the colonies ahead of the local issue, SCARCE, octavo, red cloth boards gilt lettering to spine, blind decoration to spine & rear board, blind lettering to front board, 480pp +16pp ads, G+ (rubbing soiling & fading to boards & spine, bruising & fraying to spine extrems & board corners, damp staining & damage to outer board edges, red staining from cloth dye to edges of eps, insect damage to lower eps prelims & boards (text not affected), light foxing to pages & page edges, light tanning to page edges, lower front hinge shaky but sound)

PUBLISHER: George Bell & Sons and Bombay August 1904

KEYWORDS: Joseph Conrad literature fiction scarce first edition


38. The Effects of Cross and Self Fertilisation in the Vegetable Kingdom


First edition, octavo, green cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine and blind rule to boards, brown coated eps, viii + 482pp, VG (moderate fraying to cloth of board edges & corners, some bruising & fraying to spine extrems, 2cm tear to cloth of spine side, some staining to boards, moderately heavy browning to page edges, some foxing throughout)

PUBLISHER: John Murray 1876

KEYWORDS: Charles Darwin science botany natural history vegetables fertilisation


39. Minutes of Evidence given before the Royal Commission on Land Tenure, Land Settlement, and other matters affecting the Crown Lands of the Colony


Folio, green light card covers with black cloth spine, black lettering to front cover, 6pp index + folding map + 1609pp, Vg- (scuffing with loss of surface to lower 5cm of spine and 1cm of upper spine, some staining & fading to rear cover, some staining & foxing to page edges, light creasing to lower corners of first few pages)

PUBLISHER: John Mackay Government Printer 1905

KEYWORDS: New Zealand Royal Commission notes of evidence land tenure settlement Crown lands Opawa Pareora District Rosewill Settlement


40. The Botany: The Antarctic Voyage of H.M. Discovery Ships Erebus and Terror, in the Years 1839-1843


COMPLETE FACSIMILE SET, 3 VOLS OF TEXT AND 1 VOL PLATES (4 VOLS IN ALL), OWNERSHIP SIGNATURE OF NZ BOTANIST DAVID GALLOWAY, super octavo, blue buckram boards, gilt lettering to spine, illus title page to vol 1, vol 1- xii + 574pp, vol 2- xxxix + 690pp total, vol 3- cxxxiii + 799pp total, plates, VG+ (light chafing & soiling with sl indentations to boards, light tanning & soiling to page edges, light highlighting & annotations to text of vol 2)

PUBLISHER: J Cramer 1963 (Reeve Brothers 1847-1853)

KEYWORDS: botany history plants illustrated exploration travel antarctic south pole Erebus Terror discovery

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