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AFTER MAN, Dougal Dixon - 3rd Sep 2022

EDIT: sold 03.09.22
Back on the website! A favourite from Dougal Dixon (Scottish geologist and paleontologist), wherein he imagines the shape of evolution after humankind's demise. A tidy hardcover copy (just a Book Club edition, but will do the job just fine)

Some sample pages here


Rollerderby ZINES - 2nd Sep 2022

New to website (01.09.22) — cool 90's zines, ROLLERDERBY (edited by Lisa Carver)
EDIT: sold (02.09.22)

Lots of punk and riot grrrl coverage, interviews, cool ad's, unhinged letters to the editor, comics, BDSM and transgressive stuff, basically all sorts of alternative undergound oddness

NZ$20.00 each

Universal language? - 2nd Sep 2022

An odd addition to our website (01.02.22)

From the 1870's, a little book proposing a means of UNIVERSAL COMMUNICATION...

Basically (see pic's of pages for examples), the most common words are assigned a number. Say, the word "ROCK" is assigned a number, said number staying constant for English, French, Hindi, etc.

Now, if you all have the same wee guide book, you can chat rudimentarily by writing down these numbers

The author adds a bunch of simple other symbols and modifications for conjugation, etc.

But that's not all... if you have these numbers, what if you were to assign sounds to each number? And then, you can reverse-engineer a SPOKEN universal language (!) (if I understand this right...)

Odd indeed

Not much on the internet about this one — see the New York times notice here: https://www.nytimes.com/1874/11/26/archives/new-publications-international-correspondence-by-means-of-numbers.html

... and the World Cat entry:

Yours for NZ$25.00


International shipping delays - 4th Apr 2022

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Traditional Chinese Medicine - 23rd Mar 2022

Coming soon to website: an extensive range of traditional Chinese medicine titles

Over the coming weeks we will be uploading the depicted titles and more to the website

Our Auckland shop has also a small collection of these titles


Franco-German War - 11th Oct 2021

A new addition to website, Her Majesty's Stationary Office's translation of the official history of the Franco-Prussian War (or, the "Franco-German War" as they have it here).

5 volumes, with an additional 5 volumes of maps

A scarce set, NZ$4500.00

First Complete English edition of GOGOL's "Dead Souls" - 11th Oct 2021

A core part of any collection of modern Russian literature. 

Interestingly, from the Library of the General Assembly of New Zealand ie. NZ Parliament


James Stuart & Nicholas Revett's Classic Work on Classical Antiquity - 11th Oct 2021

Sumptiously illustrated. 1825 to 1830. 4x volumes, boards are scruffy.

The Antiquities of Athens, Measured and Delineated by... [4 volume set] NZ$1800

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