An in depth biography of a promising New Zealand tennis player who was killed on the Western Front in 1915. Illustrated.
Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2005. Softback. 451 pages. SECONDHAND
Bound numbers of volumes VI and VII, seems to have been published weekly or bi-weekly. Starts with Vol VI No 1 (Nov 15 1950) through to Vol VII No 9 (Mar 19? 1952). Canterbury Lawn Tennis Association Official Club newsletter.
Canterbury Lawn Tennis Association, Christchurch, 1950-52. Hardback, 15 pages per issue. SECONDHAND
A comprehensive study of Lovelock as an athlete and academic, as well as his family life and military career. Discusses Lovelock's alleged suicide.
Trio Books, Wellington, 2007. Softback. 224 pages. SECONDHAND
Provides an overview of Lovelock's life and considers the myths and legends that surround him. Essays introduce each year of his career and, along with biographical sketches of other key figures in this golden era of middle distance running, provide a rich sporting contest. A description of Lovelock's training methods and a full race list conclude the book.
Craig Potton Publishing, Nelson, 2008. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 282 pages. SECONDHAND
A look at the four years leading up to Lovelock's winning of the Gold Medal at the Berlin Olympics in 1936. From the Los Angeles Olympics a group of men had been striving to break the 4 minute mile. With a focus on Jack Lovelock.
Sports Books, Cheltenham, 2009. Softback. 239 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of Arthur Lydiard the great athletics coach. Romanos recalls the achievements of Peter Snell, Murray Halberg, Bill Baillie, Barry Magee and John Davies who trained with Lydiard.
Moa Beckett Ltd., Auckland, 1994. Hardback with dust jacket. 215 pages. SECONDHAND
Snell's sporting career only spanned 5 years, and at the age of 34 he began study to establish his career as a performance, wellness and ageing scientist. This work covers both his sporting and scientific successes.
Penguin Books, Auckland, 2007. Softback. 268 pages. SECONDHAND
Autobiography by the champion marathon runner Lorraine Moller. Includes her sporting and personal achievements, private life and spiritual beliefs. The title refers to her spiritual relationship with the God Mercury, messenger of the Olympians.
Longacre Press, Dunedin, 2007. Softback. 360 pages. SECONDHAND
Tucked away at the bottom of the world in the tiny farming community of Tussock Creek, lives the greatest veteran runner of all time. Since 1975 NZ farmer, Derek Turnbull, has claimed 25 World Age Group records. This is his story.
Published by Pat Turnbull, Winton, Southland, 2006. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 256 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of membership, participants, events and fixtures of the NZAVA. Lists the competition winners, with results etc. THIS COPY has a presentation inscription from Arthur Grayburn, the co-editor.
Proprint Ltd., 1999. Softback. 230 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of the event iconic New Zealand cross country endurance race from 1983 to 1994, with each year covered. Includes race records and a chapter on Robin Judkins, the founder of the event. Includes many colour photographs.
Shoal Bay Press, Christchurch, 1994. Softback. 184 pages. SECONDHAND
Annual for the season of 1906-07 issued by the New Zealand Bowling Association and the Northern Bowling Association. Very well detailed with many photographs as well as a multitude of period advertisements. Descriptions and photographs of the various regional clubs throughout the country. Membership rolls etc.
Otago Daily Times and Witness, Dunedin, 1907. Hardback with no dust jacket. 396 pages. SECONDHAND
Biography of the English born New Zealander who was the heavy weight champion of the world. An unlikely physique was overcome by great skill and endurance, and he continued boxing until he was fifty. Well illustrated.
Pelham Books, London, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 264 pages. SECONDHND
Written by James Barrie the author of Peter Pan, when he was the Honorary Secretary of the club. One of the earliest Golf Club histories. An excellent copy with wear to corners of cloth boards. Top edge gilt and with gilt title and emblem. Original endpapers. 30 illustrations including frontis. and plates with tissue guards (one guard lacking) including folding plan of the course. RARE TITLE.
James Edgar, Hawick, 1898. Hardback with no dust jacket. 183 pages. SECONDHAND
Memoir of the early years of golf in the UK. First edition of 1919, written in 1914 but delayed by the Great War. This copy is tidy but suffers from some mild foxing throughout. Pen name to endpaper. Complete with all plates.
Country Life, London, (1919). Hardback with no dust jacket. 229 pages + adverts. SECONDHAND
Charles Monro was a pioneering sporting enthusiast who as a nineteen year old returned from school in London introduced rugby to the sporting youth of Nelson and Wellington.
Clive Akers, Palmerston North, 2008. Softback. 241 pages. NEW
The history of the beginnings of New Zealand rugby, and the ground-breaking tour of Great Britain, Ireland, France and America which heralded the Kiwi obsession with the game.
Hodder Moa Beckett, Auckland, 2005. Softback. 196 pages. SECONDHAND
An illustrated record of the famous tour by the manager of the team. Containing extensive notes, profiles of the team and details of all the matches played. In protective card cover, some glue damage to spine and lacking rear cover.
Geddis and Blomfield, Wellington, 1906. Card covers. 176 pages. SECONDHAND
The 1905 Tour is still the most successful rugby tour of all time. This is a facsimile edition of the origional book published in 1906 and contains a complete record of every match plus tables and photographs.
David Ling Publishing Ltd., Auckland, 1999. Hardback with dust jacket. 176 pages. SECONDHAND
An exposition of and suggestions about the game from one of the great early All Black exponents. Includes photographs and diagrams. Second edition. A fine copy and scarce.
Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1929. Hardback with dust jacket. 128 pages. SECONDHAND
A book of instruction and strategy about Rugby Football as well as Association Football. There is a section on the New Zealand Tour of 1905 and photographs of All Blacks W.J. Wallace and F. Roberts. Scarce title.
J.M. Dent and Sons Ltd., London, 1911. Red cloth covered boards. 304 pages. SECONDHAND
An interesting account of all matches played; English comments and criticism; photographs of teams and players, Welsh memories of 1905 and a history of the game in New Zealand.
L.T. Watkins Ltd., Wellington, 1925. Softback. 176 pages. SECONDHAND
A diary written by Masters who played twenty two matches on the thirty match tour and is thus a reliable history. Fully illustrated with interesting photographs. Some minor loss to tail of spine
Christchurch Press Co. Ltd., Christchurch, 1928. Softback. 166 pages. SECONDHAND
An interesting account of all matches played, South African comments and criticisms, photographs of teams and players, the inside history of this famous rugby tour.
L.A. Watkins Ltd., Wellington, 1928. Softback. 200 pages. SECONDHAND
An exposition of the game by a former Gloucester and England player illustrated with photographs of players in action.
Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1933. Red cloth covered boards. 224 pages. SECONDHAND
Statistics of Rugby Matches played by South Africa from 1891-1949, including the All Blacks Tour of 1949 with a record of every match.
Donaldson's Publications Pty Ltd., Johannesburg, 1950. Softback. 154 pages. SECONDHAND
The complete story of the 1949 New Zealand Rugby team in South Africa by the official broadcaster and well known rugby 'voice'. Illustrated. Covers handling soiled and with some wear.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1950. Softback. 222 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of the fourth New Zealand Rugby Football team tour to the British Isles, France, Canada, and America, 1953-54. Illustrated.
Sporting Publications, Wellington, 1954. Softback. 166 pages. SECONDHAND
A complete history of the Wellington Rugby Union, with statisticsof players and administration, and Athletic Park. Photographs.
AH and AW Reed, Wellington, 1952. Softback. 195 pages. SECONDHAND
The Birth and evolution of our national game. Includes the history of the Nelson club, which is the oldest in the country.
Nelson Mail, (1970). Softback. 190 pages. SECONDHAND
The result of eight years research this is the definitive refrence work on rugby cards. Refences over 10,000 different worldwide cards from 1890s to the present, with illustrations.
Justin McCullough, Christchurch, 2008. Softback. 288 pages. SECONDHAND
Incorporates James Lillywhite's Companion and Guide to Cricketers. A complete but tired copy which has some loss to the advertising pages at the front.
James Lillywhite, Frowd and Co., London, 1895. Softback. 260 pages +adverts. SECONDHAND
A complete look at cricket equipment and technique. Also an overview of Public School, Oxford and Cambridge University, and County Cricket at the time. A limited edition of 350 numbered copies, signed by Prince Ranjitsinhji. Collated as complete. Page 116 has a few pencil notations next to the "Order of going in". White buckram is handling soiled, corners bumped and frayed to tips. Armorial bookplate to paste down. Hinges cracked but tight. THIS HEAVY BOOK will incur extra shipping charges.
William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1897. Hardback with no dust jacket. 477 pages plus plates. SECONDHAND
The definitive history of cricket in New Zealand, this volume covers the earliest period and gives statistics and match details. Well illustrated with photographs. Free end paper has former owner names.
Simpson and Williams, Christchurch, 1927. Hardback with no dust jacket. 576 pages. SECONDHAND
The second instalment of the standard work on the history of New Zealand cricket. Designated Volume II, but stands alone for the period covered. Illustrated with photographs. Two former owner names to front end paper.
Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchurch, 1936. Hardback with no dust jacket. 594 pages plus folding plates. SECONDHAND
Leaving the UK in October 1906, this is an account of the tour to New Zealand of the Marylebone Cricket Club, including a match in Cape Town. Recounts the matches as well as the sightseeing undertaken. This rare book shows some age with a browned spine and splitting to the joint.
Eyre and Spottiswoode, London, 1907. Hardback with no dust jacket. 133 pages. SECONDHAND
The definitive work covering every match played by a New Zealand team from the first in 1894 to May 1985. Numerous illustrations and comprehensive text and statistics.
Moa Publications, Auckland, 1986. Hardback with dust jacket. 656 pages, large book. SECONDHAND
Based on interviews with team mates and friends, this is an insightful account of a great sportsman and legendary cricketer.
Longacre, Auckland, 2010. Softback. 279 pages. SECONDHAND
Bradman's book on cricketing technique, which includes chapters on equipment, batting, bowling and fielding. The first edition. A tidy copy.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1958. Hardback with dust jacket. 239 pages. SECONDHAND
The definitive bibliography of publications relating to cricket. Covers all the main cricketing nations, as well as North America. Books and also ephemera such as match programs.
The Library Association, London, 1977. Hardback with dust jacket. 649 pages. SECONDHAND
The New Zealand Football Association (NZFA) celebrates its first 100 years. Includes a chapter on the Chatham Cup.
New Zealand Football Association, Auckland, 1991. Hardback with dust jacket. 200 pages. SECONDHAND
A complete illustrated guide to home taxidermy. Includes tools, techniques,advice. How to mount game animals, birds, fish and snakes. Tanning techniques. Second edition.
Stoeger Publishing Company, South Hackensack, 1979. Softcover. 223 pages. SECONDHAND
An early history of angling with accounts of acclimatization and guides to the best fishing areas throughout the country.
Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchurch (1925). Hardback with no dust jacket. 159 pages. SECONDHAND
The development and management of trout, a report by the NZ Marine Department. Fisheries Bulletin No. 9. Information on fish hatcheries, angling, environmental factors etc.
H H Tombs, Wellington, 1948. Softback. 175 pages. SECONDHAND
Holden collects stories from articles in old books and popular magazines of the past. Includes fishing in rivers, lakes and streams. Trout and Salmon. Also big game fishing with some reference to Zane Grey. Well illustrated. THIS COPY signed with a presentation from Holden.
Hodder, Auckland, 1984. Hardback with dust jacket. 291 pages. SECONDHAND
A numbered limited edition of 750 copies, plus with 4 signed prints. Photographs of flies, entomological drawings etc. Leather bound and in a slipcase. FINE copy in original postage box.
The Caxton Press, Christchurch, 1997. Hardback with slipcase. 160 pages. SECONDHAND
A book about trout fishing in New Zealand by a former New Zealander who compares the fishermans paradise and its tecniques and entomology with the more restricted sport in Britain. Paperbound proof copy of first edition.
Geoffrey Bles, London, 1955. Softback. 223 pages. SECONDHAND
Originally published in 1892, this is the first New Zealand fishing book. This beautiful facsimile reprint is on parchment paper and bound in fine New Zealand kid leather in a limited edition of only 100 numbered copies. Folding map to rear.
Smith's Bookshop, Christchurch, 1996. Full leather binding. 99 pages. NEW
A description of every river, stream and lake in the district with local experts providing advice on the best lures or flies to ensure success. Illustrations and folding maps. First published in 1962, this is the revised edition. Scarce.
Southland Acclimatisation Society, Invercargill, 1970. Softback. 71 pages, folding maps. SECONDHAND
Simpson & Williams Ltd, Christchurch, 1943. Hardback with dust jacket. 255 pages. SECONDHAND
Chappie is a well known angling guide and fly fishing instructor. This is his guidebook to fly fishing New Zealand rivers. THIS COPY has a presentation inscription by Chappie.
Halcyon Press, Auckland, 2003. Softback. 160 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of land Search and Rescue in Taranaki. From volunteer parties in the 1930s, it has evolved into an organised SAR operation. This has many accounts of actual rescue and retrieval operations, from 1891 to the time of writing.
D H Rawson, New Plymouth, 1979. Hardback with dust jacket. 198 pages. SECONDHAND
A comprehensive guide to hunting in New Zealand by a very experienced and knowledgeable hunter and writer. First published in 2001. Corners of this copy a little bumped.
The Halcyon Press, Auckland, 2001. Softback. 253 pages. SECONDHAND
The third book in Banwell's series on famous Red, Fallow, Sika, Sambar, Rusa and Whitetail Deer, Wapiti, Red Deer- Wapiti Cross, and Moose trophy heads recorded, with photographs and records of the antler dimensions and Douglas score. Halcyon Press, Auckland, 1989. Hardback with dust jacket. 176 pages. SECONDHAND
The author has spent a lifetime involved with Himalayan Thar, both in New Zealand and abroad. He began as a hunter and helicopter pilot culling thar, and then became a scientific researcher and photographer.
The Halcyon Press, Auckland, 2011. Softback. 328 pages. SECONDHAND
McClunie was trained at Dip Flat hunter training camp and spent ten years with the Forest Service. Hunting and conservation excursions are recalled including Landsborough and Fiordland.
The Halcyon Press, Auckland, 2003. Softback. 208 pages. SECONDHAND
Rex Forrester was one of New Zealand's foremost hunting and outdoor sports writers. This book offers stories from a life filled with adventures, told by a professional who live and breathed hunting for fifty years. Written from first to last page in his vigorous, cheerfully personal style. First published in 1980.
Whitcoulls Publishers, Auckland, 1987. Softback. 208 pages. SECONDHAND
The classic illustrated story of the development and golden age of deer hunting with helicopters in the New Zealand back country and of the men and machines who made it possible.
Penguin Books NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1988. Softback. 185 pages. SECONDHAND
Traces the history of hunting wild game from the first introductions for food to efforts to establish herds of game animals such as red deer, chamois, sambar and wapiti, for sporting purposes. Many famous names are here and there are lots of historic photographs. A New Zealand hunting classic.
Hodder and Stoughton, Auckland, 1983. Hardback with dust jacket. 345 pages. SECONDHAND
An anthology of deer hunting stories from around New Zealand. Some of the tales are from the early 20th century, and by deer cullers as well as recreational deerstalkers.
AH and AW Reed, Wellington, 1981. Hardback with dust jacket. 206 pages. SECONDHAND
A complete history of deer in New Zealand, from introduction to control, culling, conservation (of the herds) and venison and velvet farming. Covers Government cullers, DOC involvement, Forest Service and commercial hunting. Excellent material.
Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2001. Softback. 200 pages. SECONDHAND
The Deer Cullers, A Celebration by Hans Willems. Foreward by Jim Davis of the N.Z. Deer Cullers Inc.
Halcyon Press. Softback, illustrated, 272 pages. NEW
Covers the deer hunting scene over the whole country and is packed with 'good hunting yarns', humorous and at times dramatic. Illustrated.
Hodder and Stoughton, Auckland, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 104 pages. SECONDHAND
Records the experiences of the author as a professional deer hunter in remote areas of the South Island. Particularly concerned with hunting red deer, he also tells of wild-goat hunting in Marlborough and of two successful wapiti expeditions in Southland's lake and fiord country. THIS COPY is a near fine example of the second edition. Gift inscription to front endpaper. Unclipped dust jacket in near fine condition.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1954. Hardback with dust jacket. 194 pages. SECONDHAND
Keith's account of various hunting safari in New Zealand, divided into North Island, South Island, Southland and Stewart Island, and Fiordland.
AH and AW Reed, Wellington, 1970. Hardback with dust jacket. 182 pages. SECONDHAND
A guide to hunting with tips on bushcraft, gear, weapons, weather, and stalking the quarry.
Bateman, Auckland, 1996. Hardback with dust jacket. 232 pages. SECONDHAND
Tony gives his thoughts on stalking deer, and the future of hunting and deer population and control.
AH and AW Reed, Wellington, 1979. Hardback with dust jacket. 156 pages. SECONDHAND
Seven New Zealand hunters interviewed give an account of hunting in NZ and abroad, with discussion of techniques, equipment and the hunting ethos. Jack Silcock, Bill Axbey, Coral Robson, Jack Price, Don Kiddie, Vern Wilson, and Fred Stratford.
Viking Pacific, Auckland, 1991. Softback. 193 pages. SECONDHAND
The author, born in 1882, recounts his rugged and lonely life as a Government paid deerculler in the 1930s, without the benefit of air drop or helicopter.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1971. Hardback with dust jacket. 153 pages. SECONDHAND
These stories evoke the thrill of the hunt and the smell of the country, the North Canterbury hills that the author hunted in the 1940s, 50s and 60s.
Reed Books, Auckland, 1998. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 218 pages. SECONDHAND
Account of the author's experiences hunting in the remote and virtually unexplored wilderness of South Westland. He had a special interest in hunting for meat.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 137 pages. SECONDHAND
Tells the stories of the many hunters whose dreams became reality when hunting Sika, the premier deer species of the North Island. Illustrated.
The Halcyon Press, Auckland, 2009. Softback. 264 pages. SECONDHAND
The ancestors of the Red Deer of the Rakaia were liberated by the North Canterbury Acclimatisation Society in 1897. This is a complete history of the herd, it's spread,the stalking and the trophies taken. A New Zealand hunting classic. Scarce. Slight wear to dust jacket.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1970. Hardback with dust jacket. 165 pages. SECONDHAND
Hunting yarns, divided into two sections, High Country for deer and pigs, and Alpine Game after Chamois and Thar. Colour photographs. Kaimanawas, Waimakariri, Lawrence.
Hodder, Auckland, 1988. Hardcover with dust jacket. 175 pages. SECONDHAND
A full and illustrated account of the hunting exploits of the author both in New Zealand and trophy hunting in India and North America. First printed in 1962 this is the first reprint..
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1963. Hardback with dust jacket. 228 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of how the author grew up as a hunter, includes vivid accounts of finding and stalking some of the last Wapiti stags in the Fiordland bush. The first edition.
AH and AW Reed, Wellington, 1979. Hardback with dust jacket. 145 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of how the author grew up as a hunter, includes vivid accounts of finding and stalking some of the last Wapiti stags in the Fiordland bush. First published in 1979.
Reed Books, Auckland, 1991. Softback. 145 pages. SECONDHAND
This book is in two parts, first the history of the Fiordland moose herd and the authors attempts to find it, and second the story of the Fiordland wapiti. Illustrated. THIS COPY is signed by the author.
A.W. and A.H. Reed, Wellington, 1983. Hardback with dust jacket. 166 pages. SECONDHAND
Tells the story of the near legendary Fiordland moose herd and the authors attempts to find it. His vivid descriptions of the stalk and the notorious weather make for thrilling reading. First published in 1983.
Reed Publishing, Auckland, 1991. Softback. 168 pages. SECONDHAND
Anderson has made 58 visits to Fiordland trophy hunting and exploring. He recounts here some expeditions in the 1957-61 period where he surveyed herd populations.
Heinemann Reed, Auckland, 1988. Hardback with dust jacket. 230 pages. SSECONDHAND
The natural history and hunting records of the Asian, North American and Firodland Wapiti and Moose. New Zealand Big Game Records Series Volume Two.
Halcyon Press, Auckland, 2001. Softback. 192 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of the author's efforts, spread over many years, to prove conclusively that moose still live in the remote wilds of fiordland. Illustrated.
Wild South Books, Dunedin, 1998. Softback. 224 pages. SECONDHAND
Various deer hunting adventures in New Zealand and exciting hunting overseas in N. America, Rhodesia and Zululand. Illustrations.
Halcyon Publishing, Auckland, 1993. Hardback with dust jacket. 247 pages. SECONDHAND
Nostalgic recollections from his hunting life. Part one; Valley of the Ikawetea, Part two; Mixed contents, Part three; Mostly Wild Game. Includes information on hunting including rifles and scopes. A photo section at the center.
Hodder and Stoughton, Auckland, 1981. Hardback with dust jacket. 189 pages. SECONDHAND
A memoirs of the author's lifetime of hunting deer, thar and chamois in remote parts of the West Coast, Fiordland and Stewart Island. THIS COPY has a gift inscription to the title page.
Craig Printing Co. Ltd., Invercargill, 2006. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 136 pages. SECONDHAND
The adventures of a New Zealand deerstalker. Author recounts a life hunting deer including two trips to Fiordland in search of Moose at Wet Jacket Arm.
A H and A W Reed, Wellington, 1982. Hardback with dustjacket. 182 pages. SECONDHAND
A record of the author's days hunting deer and chamois in the South Island, seven years as a deer culler and then working to capture deer for the venison industry. Illustrated. This copy signed by the author.
The Halcyon Press, Auckland, 1995. Softback. 164 pages. SECONDHAND
Rip roaring hunting yarns mainly about pig hunting. Well illustrated with photographs of some huge boars taken by the author and his mates. Rare title.
Caxton Press, Christchurch, 1999. Softback. 224 pages. SECONDHAND
The history of wild pigs in New Zealand, from the first Captain Cookers, to current pig hunting techniques and competitions. First published in 1982.
Hodder, Auckland, 1983. Hardback with dust jacket. 257 pages. SECONDHAND
A down to earth guide to pighunting based on the author's lifetime of experience. Where to find game, how to track them, what rifle to use, pig-dogs, dressing the carcase. Invaluable advice. THIS COPY has sun-faded spine on the dust jacket but is otherwise tidy.
AH and AW Reed, Auckland, 1974. Hardback with dust jacket. 186 pages. SECONDHAND
Over thirty years of hunting in the Nelson and Marlborough Districts. Author's recollections of memorable hunts, illustrated with colour photographs. THIS COPY is signed by the author.
M. Beach, Havelock, 1993. Softback. 160 pages. SECONDHAND
Short pieces on hunting various wild game in New Zealand and Africa. Axbey worked for the Wildlife Service.
Collins Publishers, Auckland, 1991. Hardback with dust jacket. 153 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of the New Zealand Hunts Association. Horse and hound hunting throughout the country.
Swailes, Hurst and Co., Napier, 1970. Hardback with dust jacket. 158 pages. SECONDHAND
An illustrated history of hunting with hounds in New Zealand. Updated edition.
T. Herbert, Waipukurau, 1989. Hardback with dust jacket. 302 pages. SECONDHAND
The first extended biography of the hunter evokes Corbett's life and world with knowledge and authenticity. Illustrated. First published in 1979.
Ravi Dayal Publisher, Delhi, 2000. Hardback with dust jacket. 162 pages. SECONDHAND
Wildfowling in New Zealand. Draper's experience and knowledge of shooting the full range of New Zealand game birds.
Shoal Bay Press, Christchurch, 1999. Softback. 224 pages. SECONDHAND
All aspects of hunting waterfowl, includes developing wetlands, constructing hides/ mai-mai's, and the habitat and ecology of waterfowl. Gives (then current) game status and identifies protected species.
Southland Acclimatisation Society, Invercargill, 1984. Hardback with dust jacket. 68 pages. SECONDHAND
The stirring accout of the exploration of early New Zealand by eighteen of the most successful pioneers. Photographs and maps.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1959. Hardback with dust jacket. 192 pages. SECONDHAND
A facsimile edition of the first 27 issues of the Journal, in 8 volumes. A record of mountain exploration and adventure by members of the New Zealand Alpine Club. Photographs, some folding. Period adverts. Maps including folding in pockets at rear of vols. 1, 3 and 7. Limited edition of 500 numbered copies. Near as new condition.
New Zealand Alpine Club (Inc.), Dunedin, 1975-1978. Hardbacks with dust jackets. Various paginations. SECONDHAND
Complete Index to the first 27 volumes of the Journal of the New Zealand Alpine Club.
New Zealand Alpine Club Inc., Christchurch, 1975. Softback. 44 pages. SECONDHAND
A record of mountain exploration and adventure by members of the New Zealand Alpine Club. Photographs, some folding. Period adverts. Sequential pagination throughout the annual series.
Coulls, Somerville, Wilkie, Dunedin, 1934. Softback. Pages 129-285
Coulls, Somerville, Wilkie, Dunedin, 1934. Softback. Pages 289-501.
Extracts from the Canterbury Mountaineering Club's Journal 1931-1932. Early explorations and ascents in Canterbury mountains. Includes first ascent of Mt Whitcombe, first crossing of Clarke Pass, first crossing of Waimakariri Col. Photographic plates. This copy has some minor soiling to rear wrapper and last few pages.
Extracts from the Canterbury Mountaineering Club's Journal 1932-1933. Early explorations and ascents in the Upper Waimakariri, Poulter and Wilberforce. Folding map, and photographic plates.
Canterbury Mountaineering Club, Christchurch, 1933. Softback. 107 pages. SECONDHAND
An illustrated account of climbs made chiefly in the South Island Mount Cook district by Fitzgerald on a tour from the UK. Additional written contributions by M. Conway, T. Bonney and C. Barrow, photographs by the author. 48 plates. Folding map to pocket at rear. First Edition. Bookplate of Mathews Memorial Library, Pen y Gwryd, Wales. THIS COPY inscribed "With the Author's Compliments".
T. Fisher Unwin, London, 1896. Hardback, no dust jacket. 363 pages. SECONDHAND
An Account of Four Season's Mountaineering on the Southern Alps of New Zealand. Written by the first woman to scale Mount Cook, this tells the tale of an Edwardian mountaineer overcoming not only physical challenges but all the social restrictions placed in her path. First edition. Top edge gilt, original cloth binding with leather and gilt title labels to spine. Front hinge reinforced at half-title and reverse of frontis. W A Anderson's gift inscription to Mary Anderson dated 1923 in ink to free end paper. Slipped in a Mount Cook Motor Co's Ltd. Map of Mount Cook and Lakes Districts (from similar period).
George Allen and Unwin Ltd., London, 1915. Hardback with no dust jacket. 250 pages + plates. SECONDHAND
An account of explorations of some of the wild and more remote parts of the country with chapters on Whangaroa, North Cape, Hauraki goldfields, Mayor Island, the Urewera, Karamea and the Southern Alps. THIS COPY has some wear to the covers, with cloth corners and spine ends rubbed.
Macmillan and Co., Ltd., London, 1914. Gilt decorated boards. 256 pages, folding maps to rear. SECONDHAND
This was the first major book on Mt Aspiring and the country around it published. It tells of the author's love of the mountain and of the challenges and dangers he faced in his attempts to climb it .
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1967. Hardback with dust jacket. 183 pages. SECONDHAND
These are authentic tales of some of those who have explored the valleys, blazed the trails and climbed the peaks of Aspiring in north-west Otago.
Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd, Christchurch, 1951. Softcovers. 80 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of mount Earnslaw, history, exploration and adventure in the Glenorchy district of inland Otago.
Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchurch, 1957. Softback. 96 pages. SECONDHAND
The personal memoirs of South Westland's most famous mountain guide who made many exploring trips and first ascents from his base at the Franz Josef Glacier Hotel which he and his family ran for 37 years.
John McIndoe, Dunedin, 1983. Hardback with dust jacket. 224 pages, illustrated. SECONDHAND
The life and times of Mick Bowie, Mount Cook's leading mountain guide. During his 40 year career he saw the Hermitage and Mt Cook transform from a place for a few wealthy tourists to an international tourist destination. Bowie pioneered many of the mountain guiding practices still in place in New Zealand today. Previous owner's signature front endpaper, dustjacket worn.
Reed. Hardback with dustjacket. Illustrated. 196 Pages. SECONDHAND
The illustrated autobiography of Peter Graham 1878-1910, a man of Westland, who skill as a climber won him great renown. He made many first ascents of the peaks of the central Southern Alps and he became the chief guide at the Hermitage. This is the second impression with the foreword and epilogue by John Pascoe.A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1973. Hardback with dust jacket. 245 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of a professional mountain guide who climbed, explored and guided over vast areas of the Southern Alps. Adventures, defeats and victories by a well known second generation guide. Foreword by Sir Edmund Hillary. This copy signed by the author.
Oswald Sealy NZ Ltd., Auckland, no date. Hardback with dust jacket. 229 pages. SECONDHAND
The autobiography of pioneer climber and mountain guide Frank Alack who climed many of New Zealand's most famous peaks from the Hermitage and Fox Glacier. This copy signed by the author.
New Zealand Books, Palmerston North, 1974. Hardback with dust jacket. 220 pages. SECONDHAND
Great Days in New Zealand Mountaineering, the Rock and The Snow, foreward by Sir Edmund Hillary. A history of New Zealand climbing. First edition 1958, dustjacket missing small piece on spine.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1958. Hardback with dustjacket. Illustrated. 199 pages. SECONDHAND
Alpine travel in the Canterbury and Westland ranges. A vivid and exciting narrative of the part Pascoe played in the exploration of remote corners of the Southern Alps, especially Mount Evans and the Adams Glacier region. All photographs are by the author. First published in 1939, this is the third impression.
George Allen and Unwin, London, 1954. Hardback with dust jacket. 238 pages. SECONDHAND
Pascoe (1908-1972) was known for climbing virgin peaks and as the author of numerous books on early exploration and mountaineering. He was also a noted documentary photographer.
Craig Potton Publishing, Nelson, 2003. Hardback with dust jacket. 344 pages. SECONDHAND
New Zealand mountaineers in the great ranges of the world. Includes the Himalayaa and Mount Everest, the Andes and Antarctica. Includes Hillary at Everest in 1953, and the Kangchenjunga expedition of 1955.
Whitcombe and TombsLtd., Christchurch, 1969. Hardback with dust jacket. 250 pages. SECONDHAND
Stories of climbing and the back country, keenly observed and sharply written. From pre-war Tararua climbs to the headwaters of the Rakaia, Arthur's Pass, the Remarkables, the Milford Sound peaks, the Aspiring country to mountains overseas.
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1970. Hardback with dust jacket. 211 pages. SECONDHAND
The author records some of the hardships of the intrepid early explorers and also his own climbs in the region. This copy signed by the author.
Caxton Press, Christchurch, 1988. Softback. 164 pages. SECONDHAND
Beautifully illustrated book that tells the life story of John Harrison and his achievements as a mountaineer in the Southern Alps, the Himalayas and the Antarctic. He died on a search and rescue mission in 1966.
Te Waihora Press, Christchurch, 2012. Softback. 256 pages. NEW
A collection of tales and memories of the hills, tramping and mountaineering in Otago. Illustrated with photographs.
Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchurch, 1940. Hardback with dust jacket. 120 pages. SECONDHAND
A life of Sir Edmund Hillary, one of the best known and best loved of twentieth century adventurers.
Moa Beckett Publishers Ltd., Auckland, 1993. Hardback with dust jacket. 208 pages. SECONDHAND
In August 1985 a fourteen man New Zealand Alpine Club Expedition set out to conquer the west ridge of Mt Everest. This book tells the story of the expedition. Some sunning to dust jacket.
Hodder and Stoughton. Hardback with dustjacket. Illustrated. 171 pages. SECONDHAND
The New Zealand expedition to Mt Jannu in Eastern Nepal, near Kanchenjunga. Includes colour photographs and detailed appendices.
The illustrated account of 1981 New Zealand Molamenqing expedition that sucessfully climbed the previously unclimed third highest peak in the world on the Tibet Nepal border.
A.H. and A.W. Reed Ltd., Wellington, 1983. Hardback with dust jacket. 242 pages. SECONDHAND
A memoir of mountaineering in New Zealand and the Himalayas. Wilkins climbed with Hillary on the New Zealand Alpine Club expedition in 1954. He has the first ascent of the north east ridge of Mount Aspiring.
Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2013. Softback. 215 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of the New Zealand climbers and guides Rob Hall and Gary Ball. From their first forays in the mountains, to guiding on Everest, and their deaths in the Himalayan mountains. The author, a friend and fellow climber, has a personal insight into the subject.
Hedgehog House, Christchruch, 1997. Hardback with dust jacket. 160 pages. SECONDHAND
Large sized book with excellent colour and black and white photographs taken by the author throughout his career as an official photographer on the Franz Josef glacier. Includes accounts of social life amongst the workers at the tourist spots, and rescues and disasters experienced.
Shoal Bay with Longacre Press, Dunedin, 2004. Hardback with dust jacket. 153 pages. SECONDHAND
In his mid-fifties, the mountaineer Tilman switched to sailing in Arctic and Antarctic waters, exploring glaciers and mountains. This is a selection of his writings over his final 25 years before going missing at sea.
Victor Gollancz, London, 1982. Hardback with dust jacket. 254 pages. SECONDHAND
A celebration of the huts and the men who built and lived in them, and a celabration of their part in the social history of the country. First published in 2010, this is the revised edition.
Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2016. Softback. 383 pages. NEW
An account of travel and diplomacy in Sikkim and Tibet. Well illustrated with plates. Detailed information on the Tibetan people and government at the time. First British edition, blue cloth with gilt titling, mild foxing to closed edges and lighty bruised corners.
Thornton Butterworth, London, 1924. Hardback with no dust jacket. 352 pages. SECONDHAND
Travels in Kashmir, including the Himalaya and Nanga Parbat. Illustrated with photographs. Dust jacket worn and split in two along upper joint.
A comprehensive chronicle of the discovery of world class adventure caving in New Zealand, Most of which has happened since the NZ Speleological Society was founded in 1949.
Hazard Press, Christchurch, 2003. Hardback with dust-jacket. 306 pages, illustrated. SECONDHAND
Tells the inspiring story of a legend in New Zealand sailing, Lou Tercel and the yacht Ranger had a huge impact on yacht design, construction and engineering.
New Holland Publishers NZ Ltd., Auckland, 2006. Softback. 227 pages. SECONDHAND
A continuation to Ronald Carter's earlier book of the same name that brings the story of New Zealand yachting forward from the 1950s to the time of publication. Extensively illustrated.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1978. Hardback with dust jacket. 159 pages. SECONDHAND
Official history of the Royal NZ Yacht Squadron. Includes history of the different types of craft, and various races and cups. Illustrated throughout.
Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchurch, 1971. Hardback with dust jacket. 202 pages. SECONDHAND
Meticulously researched and superbly illustrated, a history of an ever popular sport and leasure time activity from the earliest colonial days to the America's Cup triumph.
Viking Penguin Books, Auckland, 1999. Hardback with dust jacket. 232 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of the elite Auckland boatbuilding family that contains details of every known Logan vessel. More than 100 photographs and also plans of some vessels.
David Ling Publishing Ltd., Auckland, 2001. Softback. 132 pages. SECONDHAND
An anthology of cruising logs from the Royal Cruising Club. Includes South West Pacific by the Hiscock's, Alone to Antarctica by David Lewis, Baroque to Greenland by H W Tilman and others.
RCC Press Ltd., London, 1974. Hardback with dust jacket. 254 pages. SECONDHAND
A selection of logs of sailing voyages from Royal Cruising Club members in 1976.Includes New Zealand to England by Eric Hiscock, West Greenland in the Baroque by Tilman, and more.
RCC Press Ltd., London, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 276 pages. SECONDHAND
Some interesting anecdotes and history of the sport of trotting by various writes well connected with the sport. Illustrations. A very fine copy with a fine dust jacket.
Carlton Printing Co., Christchurch, 1954. Hardback with dust jacket. 304 pages. SECONDHAND
Early Register containing a full report of the past season's racing (including trotting), tables of results of the principal Victorian and New Zealand races. THIS COPY lacks front free end paper and has owner inscription at rear 'R G Hudson'.The Christchurch Press Company Ltd., Christchurch, 1897. Hardback. 417 pages. SECONDHAND
Early Register containing a full report of the past season's racing (including trotting), tables of results of the principal Victorian and New Zealand races. THIS COPY has minor pencil marking to the index.
The Christchurch Press Company Ltd., Christchurch, 1898. Hardback. 436 pages. SECONDHAND
A biography of Bessie Fulerton-Smith, charismatic master of hounds, champion golfer and outstanding stylist, a legend in her own lifetime and a remarkable New Zealander.
Maungatiro Press, Wellington, 2000. Softback. 148 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of Sir Patrick Hogan, Cambridge Stud and the champion stallion thoroughbred Sir Tristram. THIS COPY is in as new condition.
HarperCollins, Auckland, 2007. Hardback with dust jacket. 399 pages. SECONDHAND
An anecdotal account of 15 years of New Zealand and International croquet, by a champion player and master of the 'Triple Peel'. THIS COPY has a signed presentation inscription by Steve.
WriteRight, Lower Hutt, 1997. Softback. 148 pages. SECONDHAND
History of the New Zealand Table Tennis Association, 1934-1984. A chronological history plus section on notable players and coaches etc.
New Zealand Table Tennis Association, Wellington, 1984. Hardback with dust jacket. 160 pages. SECONDHAND
A wrestling programme featuring cover photograph of John da Silva with his pencil autograph. Feature bout was between Rasputin and Da Silva. Da Silva competed at the Olympic Games and Empire Games. 12 page booklet.
Central Wrestling Association, Christchurch, 1968. Softback. 12 pages. SECONDHAND
A Centennial History of the game of golf in New Zealand. Includes Ladies golf, notable courses and clubs, and lists of Championship winners etc.
The New Zealand Golf Association (Inc.), Wellington, 1971. Hardback with dust jacket. 262 pages. SECONDHAND
Accounts of hunting and bush-life in the North and South Islands as well as a sojourn in Queensland. Masters tried his hand at many jobs in the back-blocks including gold-seeking, shooting and shearing. mainly concerned with Ruahine and Kaweka foothills stations.
Hart Printing House Ltd., Hastings, (1960). Hardback with dust jacket. 304 pages. SECONDHAND