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21. Sigmar Polke: Musik Ungeklarter Herkunft (Music from an Unknown Source)


Scarce, booklet with English translation loosely enclosed, folio, white light card covers, 139pp ,illus, nr fine (v v slight browning to page edges) in d/w with full-size flaps, VG+ (slight rubbing to edges, v v slight creasing to corners & spine extrems), booklet is VG+ (v light rubbing & soiling to covers)

PUBLISHER: Institut fur Auslandsbeziehungen 1997

KEYWORDS: Sigmar Polke Bice Curiger Fiona Elliott text in German and English German art artist biography painting art exhibition scarce


22. The History of New South Wales, from its First Discovery to the Present Time


First edition first issue (lacks author's name), professionally rebacked in leather, octavo, full leather boards with gilt lettering to spine, marbled eps, frontispiece, folding map, chart at p41, plate at p109 (lacks one plate), 624pp, VG (library stickers to spine & front pastedown, small library stamps throughout, moderately heavy scuffing & scratching to boards & spine, pale green line across spine (paint?), tastefully reinforced gutters, slight surface loss to board corners & edges, light-moderate foxing & tanning to pages, light foxing & creasing & faint library stamp to flding map, moderate tanning & soiling to page edges, heavy creasing to rear ep. Binding firm)

PUBLISHER: Mackenzie and Dent 1811

KEYWORDS: New South Wales Australia history Van Dieman's Land Norfolk Island


23. Here Then is that Helpful as well as Ennobling Discourse entitled The Essay on Friendship


RARE thus, illuminated by hand by Grace Fournier on first page & colophon page, a lovely production, quarto, half bound with dark brown leather & marbled paper, gilt lettering & gilt decorative rule between five raised bands to dark brown leather spine, teg, deckle fore & lower page edges, marbled eps, 37pp, VG (wear to spine sides & spine extrems, 6cm split to lower spine side, some chaffing & bruising to board edges & corners, some browning to page edges, light soiling to boards_)

PUBLISHER: Roycrofters 1903

KEYWORDS: Henry Thoreau philosophy friendship essay literature grace fournier


24. Scottish Arms, Being a Collection of Armorial Bearings A.D. 1370-1678


rare and handsome two volume set, elephant folio, limited numbered edition (#12 of 60 large paper copies signed by publisher William Paterson), half-bound blue leather/blue cloth with red label, gilt lettering and rule, and five raised bands to spine, gilt upper edges, (volume I) xxv + 126 chromolithographic plates, (volume II) 425pp, both volumes VG+ (wear and rubbing to extremities, light soiling to boards, light foxing and soiling to some pages, small hole to front board and scratch across rear board of volume I, small stains to front board and small hole to rear board of volume II) THIS ITEM IS VERY HEAVY AND POSTAGE WILL ACCORDINGLY BE EXPENSIVE

PUBLISHER: William Paterson 1881

KEYWORDS: robert riddle stodart scotland scottish arms history armorial bearings heraldry genealogy family


25. Recherches sur le Culte Public et les Mysteres de Mithra en Orient et en Occident: texte + planches (Research on Public Worship and the Mysteries of Mithra in the East and West, two volumes - text + plates)


TEXT IN FRENCH, rare, 2 volume set, quarto + large folio, half bound, pink cloth boards with gilt lettering to leather spine, gilt tooling to raised bands on spine, t.e.g., grey eps, viii +692pp (text), 26 + cii plates (plates), front board of plates volume is detached (but present) otherwise set is VG- (moderate fading & soiling to boards, moderate rubbing & staining to leather, moderate foxing - heavier towards prelims & terminals - some plates have significant foxing while others are clean, moderately heavy tanning to page edges prelims & terminals, bruising & surface loss to board corners of plates volume, owner's ex libris label & small newpaper clipping of book ad to front pastedown of text volume)

PUBLISHER: A L'Imprimerie Imperiale 1867

KEYWORDS: Mithra Mithraism religion spirituality ancient history text in French


26. Dead Souls or Tchitchikoff's Journeys [2x vol. set]


FIRST COMPLETE EDITION IN ENGLISH, tidy ex-library binding (from the General Assembly of New Zealand ie. Parliament), half bound octavo maroon boards with gilt emblem of NZ General Assembly Library, leather spines with raised bands and gilt lettering & decoration, marbelled eps. & edges, illus. frontis to vol. 2 only, vol. 1: 364pp / vol. 2: 285pp (with table of Russian civil service/military ranks at end), VG (moderate to heavy scuffing and rubbing to leather, light tanning and occasional light foxing within, usual stamps and markings - a tidy set of a key work)

PUBLISHER: John and Robert Maxwell 1887

KEYWORDS: russian literature first edition in translation nikolai gogol russia dead souls serfdom satire satirical


27. The Rime of the Ancient Mariner; in Seven Parts


LIMITED NUMBERED EDITION (#392/525), SIGNED BY ARTIST, sm folio, beige leather boards, gilt lettering & tooling to spine & front board, teg, deckled page edges, illus prelims & terminals, ornately illus pgs throughout, colour plates- all present, VG- (heavy chipping & cracking to spine extrems, moderate scuffing to board edges with some light surface loss, light to moderate chafing & scuffing to boards, moderate to heavy tanning to page edges, light to moderate tanning & foxing to eps & pgs throughout, 1x colour plate torn but glued back into place, light cracking to some gutters) A beautiful specimen- photos recommended!

PUBLISHER: George G. Harrap & Co 1910

KEYWORDS: verse poem poetry Samuel Taylor Coleridge rime ancient mariner limited numbered edition signed Willy Pogany illustrated fantasy


28. Practical Observations on the Use and Abuse of Cold and Warm Sea-Bathing in various Diseases; particularly in Scrofulous and Gouty Cases


Inscribed by author on title page verso, first edition, scarce, octavo, half-bound in polished light brown calf, marbled heavy card boards with gilt lettering & gilt decortive tooling to spine, 144pp, G+ (lower 5cm & upper 2cm of spine missing, 1cm x 5cm portion of spine side missing, heavy chaffing to leather spine, sides & corners, some scuffing to boards with fraying to board edges & corners, browning to page edges, some foxing to prelims & terminals) - much better than the description would make it seem, this is a reasonable copy of a RARE book

PUBLISHER: B McMillan 1813

KEYWORDS: first edition scarce John Gibney MD medicine health disease treatment gout scrofula


29. 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


30. 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


31. 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


32. 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


33. Voyage de La Corvette L'Astrolabe


TEXT IN FRENCH, 5 VOLUME SET. Super octavo, black heavy card boards, half bound in black leather, gilt lettering and rule to spine, raised bands to spine, red and blue speckled page edges, 1: cxvi + 528pp, 2:632pp, 3: 796pp, 4: 760pp, 5: 716pp illus, VG+ (light rubbing to spine extrems and board edges, light tanning to page edges and eps)

PUBLISHER: J. Tastu 1830 - 1833

KEYWORDS: test in french exploration maritime history polynesian pacific ocian astrolab voyage de la corvette l'astrolabe dumont d'urville scarce rare


34. 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


35. 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


36. The Secret Doctrine: The Synthesis of Science, Religion, and Philosophy (3 Vols of 4)


3 VOLUMES OF 4 (LACKS INDEX VOLUME), VOLS 1 & 2 ARE 3rd REVISED EDITIONS, VOL 3 IS FIRST EDITION, imperial octavo, blue buckram boards, gilt lettering to spines, gilt theosophical motifs & blind stamp rule to front boards, xvii-xxii + 594-842pp, VG- (moderate scuffing & fraying to extrems, 3cm paper residue to front board of vol 1, moderate chafing & soiling to boards, moderate tanning & foxing to page edges & eps, reinforcing paper/card affixed/glued to eps of each vol, front gutters of vol 1 heavily cracked & firmly mended with cloth & card- prelims removed & re-attached in same manner, minor yellowing tape repairs & heavy creasing to edges of prelims, rear gutters to vol 1 also moderately cracked & reinforced with card, light to moderate cracking to gutters of other vols, occasional sm blue pencil markings to text throughout- unobtrusive, rear eps of vol 3 moderately annotated)

PUBLISHER: The Theosophical Publishing Society 1893-97

KEYWORDS: theosophy religion esoteric philosophy science Blavatsky cosmic evolution symbolism


37. 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


38. Narrative of a Voyage to New Zealand, Performed in the Years 1814 and 1815, in Company With the Rev. Samuel Marsden (2 Vol Set)


2 VOL SET, TASTEFULLY REBOUND, half leather biund marbled heavy boards, gilt lettering to spines with gilt rule/decoration & raised bands, frontispieces, vol 1- xx + 431pp, vol 2- xii + 397pp, folding map to vol 1, VG+ (sl scuffing & bruising to extrems, light fading to spines, moderate tanning & soiling to page edges, light to moderate foxing to pages throughout, moderate creasing & minor closed tearing to folding map with light to moderate foxing)

PUBLISHER: James Black and Son 1817

KEYWORDS: New Zealand history maritime travel literature exploration nautical Samuel Marsden John Liddiard Nicholas


39. 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


40. Shogun: A Novel of Japan


INSCRIBED TO A NZ AUTHOR BY CLAVELL & DATED OCT 1975, ALSO JAPANESE INSCRIPTION BY HIM, FIRST EDITION, super octavo, black heavy boards, gilt lettering to spine, 802pp, VG+ (spine sl cocked, light bruising to extrems, light tanning, soiling & foxing to page edges, sl tanning & foxing to eps) in d/w, VG- (moderate creasing & chipping to edges, 5cm closed tear to rear cover, light fading to spine, light tanning, chafing & soiling to covers)

PUBLISHER: Hodder and Stoughton 1975

KEYWORDS: modern first edition signed literature fiction novels James Clavell war Japan Japanese

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