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21. 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


22. 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


23. 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


24. 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


25. 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


26. Vocabulary of the Tonga Language, arranged in alphabetical order; to which is annexed a List of Idiomatical Phrases


Published in 1845, the year Tonga was founded, inscribed dated & signed by author in 1850, RARE, octavo, brown heavy card boards, 217pp, G+ (front board detached, white paint to spine & adjacent board edges, heavy wear, scuffing & fraying to boards & board edges, heavy browning to page edges, some tape repairs to gutters of prelims, owner's name in pencil tro fep & in ink to title page, some relevant annotation in ink re pronunciation of Tongan, heavy foxing, creasing to prelims)

PUBLISHER: Wesleyan Mission Press 1845

KEYWORDS: Tonga Tongan language vocabulary lexis reference dictionary


27. 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


28. 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


29. A Brief History of Time from the Big Bang to Black Holes


True first edition first impression (Mackays of Chatham printing), super octavo, blue boards with gilt lettering to spine, x + 198pp, illus, VG+ (owner's name writ large in ink to fep, v. v. slight tanning to upper page edges) in d/w, VG (slight creasing to edges, light soiling & rubbing to front & rear)

PUBLISHER: Bantam Press / Transworld 1988

KEYWORDS: Stephen Hawking science physics cosmology astrophysics


30. 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


31. 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


32. 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


33. Scented Gardens for the Blind


first edition inscribed by author [Dorothy Neal White's copy] 192pp VERY GOOD+ (red cloth,sl.soiled,sl.bumps to extrems.,owner's sign.and author's inscr.to ffep,eps and content edges sl.foxed) in VERY GOOD+ dustwrapper (sl.rubbed and soiled,sl.bumps and wear to extrems.)

PUBLISHER: pegasus press christchurch 1963

KEYWORDS: modern first edition literature new zealand janet frame signed


34. The Head of Kay's


First edition, very rare in this state, lacks frontispiece, octavo, red cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine & front board, front board illus with seated schoolboys dressed in red&grey, spine illus with adult audience, iv + 280pp + 8pp books ads, illus, VG (frontispiece missing, one plate loose, moderate browning & foxing to page edges, bookseller's label to front pastedown, prizegiving label to fep, some foxing, folded production flaw to upper corner of page 280). LOVELY COPY

PUBLISHER: Adam & Charles Black 1905

KEYWORDS: PG Wodehouse first edition literature


35. Wanderings in Spain (in Two Volumes)


original blindstamped brown boards, two volume set, gilt motifs and lettering to spines 337pp + 324pp + 8pp adverts G+ (boards rubbed and bruised with closed tear to front board of vol2, small chips and tears to heads and tails, closed tears to top (3cm down) and bottom of spines,fep loose vol one, lacks frontis vol one, frontis loosening vol two, owners details and booksellers label on front pastedowns, modertae foxing throughout) A reasonable set of a very scarce edition

PUBLISHER: parry, blenkarn and co 1847 london

KEYWORDS: spain travel history martin haverty


36. Decline and Fall; an illustrated novelette


first edition (first state) octavo patterned red boards, 288pp VG- ( cracking at external spine edges and rear gutter, wear to extremities, light foxing and tanning, owners name to fep) Despite the description a presentable copy of the first novel by the author, in the RARE FIRST STATE ( the names of two characters on p168/9 had to be changed, this copy has the original names)

PUBLISHER: Chapman and Hall 1928

KEYWORDS: modern first edition literature evelyn waugh


37. The Chaldean Account of Genesis; Containing The description of the Creation, The fall of Man, The deluge, The Tower of Babel, The Times of the Patriarchs, And Nimord; Babylonian Fables, and Legends of the Gods; From the Cuneiform Inscriptions


first edition octavo illus boards, gilt images to front board and gilt lettering to spine, xvi + 319pp +40pp adverts, illus, VG (v light foxing, moderate damp wrinkle/stain at rear ep and board, interesting pencil annotations at rear and a couple in text) a tidy copy of a RARE and desirable work

PUBLISHER: sampson low, marston, searle and rivington 1876

KEYWORDS: religion babylon chaldea cuneiform george smith ancient history cleaasic archaeology anthropology


38. Daughter Buffalo


Modern First Edition (UK) ASSOCIATION COPY brown boards with gilt lettering to spine 212pp VG+ (sunning to spine and extremities) in VG+ d/w (light rubbing and discolouration) INSCRIBED AND FAMILIARLY SIGNED BY AUTHOR (Janet) to John Beston, Australian academic, and his american wife Rose-Marie. Beston wrote a bibliography of Frame, and she stayed with him and his family several times in the US. Signed copies of Janet Frame are notoriously SCARCE and becoming increasingly valueable

PUBLISHER: W H Allen London 1973

KEYWORDS: new zealand modern first edition signed


39. With the Aurora in the Antarctic 1911-1914


First edition, scarcer 'orange' binding edition, imperial octavo, orange cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine, black lettering & black ship illus to front board, frontispiece with tissue guard, xxi + 183pp, illus plus folding map to rear, VG (light bruising to spine extrems, small black stain to front board upper edge, moderate browning & foxing to page edges, owner's name in pencil to fep, some foxing & tanning to prelims and terminals, sporadic lighter foxing elsewhere)

PUBLISHER: Andrew Melrose 1919

KEYWORDS: John King Davis autobiography Antarctic exploration maritime nautical history


40. Itinerarium Thomae Carve, Tipperariensis [3 parts in 1 volume]


ex-lib.new edition [102 copies printed] 432pp [text in latin] [b/w frontis.portrait] VG (rebind in brown cloth w.leather spine,mod.rubbed and stained,spine sl.sunned,mod.wear and chipping to extrems.,owner's bookplate and gum remains to front pastedown,libr.mark to ffep verso,book catalogue cutting pasted to ffep verso,prelims.and content edges sl.foxed/soiled) rare; preface in English w.text in Latin

PUBLISHER: impensis bernardi quaritch london 1859

KEYWORDS: literature thomas carve tipperariensis itinerarium

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