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
Full details of the Lydiard method of running with information on excercise physiology, diet, injury prevention and cure, jogging, and training shedules for middle and long distance, sprint, steeplechase, crosscountry and marathon events. Illustrated.
Hodder and Stoughton, Auckland, 1978. Hardback with dust jacket. 249 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
The story of New Zealand runner Peter Snell and his world record breaking and Olympic running career. Illustrated.
Minerva Limited, Auckland, 1965. Hardback with dust jacket. 240 pages. 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 1888-89 New Zealand Native Football Team in Britain, Australia and New Zealand. The first international Rugby team ever to tour Britain, they played 107 matches in fourteen months, this is their story.
Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 1993. Hardback with dust jacket. 152 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
Thirty two chapters on the subject of football published in various newspapers by the author and here collected together for the first time. This copy with a dedication and signature by the author.
Gordon & Gotch, Wellington, 1910. Card covers. 149 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
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. Fine condition.
Christchurch Press Co. Ltd., 1928. Softback. 166 pages. SECONDHAND
An illustrated account of the tour of New Zealand, Australia, Ceylon, France, England, Wales and Canada from the diary of Tom Robinson of Canterbury. Scarce.
Akaroa Mail Company, Canterbury, 1971. Softback. 80 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 illustrated account of the tour of the British Lions with details of the players and all the matches played. A very fine copy of a scarce title.
Simpson and Williams Ltd., Christchurch, 1930. Softback. 180 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
The illustrated account of the 1935 tour to Britain and return via Canada, details of all the matches and the team statistics. Local advertising. A fine copy.
Wright and Carman Ltd., Wellington, 1936. Softback. 200 pages. SECONDHAND
An interesting account of all matches played in the United Kingdom; with comments and criticism of the play and players. Photographs of teams, records of players, matches, etc.
L.T. Watkins Ltd., Wellington, 1936. Softback. 136 pages. SECONDHAND
The complete story of the historic 1937 tour, including final South African and New Zealand trials, unofficial and official matches in Australia and New Zealand. A very good copy.
Sporting Publications, Wellington, 1938. Softback. 208 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.
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
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
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
The history of the park. The most historic events, the strangest, the funniest and the saddest, all written with a keen sense of occasion.
Whitcombe & Tombs, Christchurch, 1974. Hardback with dust jacket. 234 pages. SECONDHAND
A facinating tour of the streamside and the various insects that live there as well as streamside lore and a chapter on analysing trout stomach contents. Step by step information on the materials and methods of tying imitations complete the book. Illustrated.
Millwood Press, Wellington, 1983. Hardback with dust jacket. 224 pages. SECONDHAND
The first book devoted exclusively to what was then the most famous trout fishery in the world. It tells the story of acclimatisation of trout in the antipodes and advice on tackle and fishing technique. Illustrations by Minhinnick. Beautiful copy of the FIRST EDITION. Published 1955.
Maz Reinhardt, London. Hardback with dust jacket. 185 pages. SECONDHAND
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. Scarce.
Southland Acclimatisation Society, Invercargill, 1967. Softback. 71 pages, folding maps. SECONDHAND
Christchurch (N.Z.), Simpson & Williams Ltd, 1943.
Hardback, illustrated, previous owner’s signature front endpaper, 22 cm, 255 pages. SECONDHAND
A classic for lovers of outdoor adventure and hunting in the wild places by one of the most well known names in hunting circles.
Whitcoulls Publishers, Christchurch, 1980. Hardback with dust jacket. 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
A comprehensive history of hunting in New Zealand.
Random House. Softback, illustrated, 320 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
Tales of shooting in the remote and beautiful New Zealand back country, by an accomplished hunter and an expert in ballistics and safety of firearms use.
Hodder and Stoughton Ltd., London, 1968. Hardback with dust jacket. 159 pages. SECONDHAND
Covers the deer hunting scene over the whole country and is packed with 'good hunting yarns', humerous and at times dramatic. Illustrated.
Hodder and Stoughton, Auckland, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 104 pages. SECONDHAND
The classic account of the venison boom of the 1960s, the rugged story of hunting deer in the back country and flying it out from remote airstrips. A life full of dangers and hardships but also a great New Zealand outdoor adventure. Numerous illustrations. First edition, signed with dedication by the author, Arrowtown 1979. Spine of DJ sunned.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1979. Hardback with dust jacket. 216 pages. SECONDHAND
This third book from Severinsen recounts stories of hunting in Fiordland, North Island deer and pig hunting, thar in the Southern Alps and wallaby in South Canterbury. The author then describes hunting in Africa, further adventures in New Zealand and a hunt for a record moose in the Yukon. As new condition.
Bateman Publishing, Auckland. 1990. Hardback with dust jacket. 173 pages. SECONDHAND
Chris Fraser discovered pig hunting later in life. Already a successful hunter, the invitation to join a friend on a pig hunt started something that continues to this day. This is his story, from normal to severely infected.
Halcyon Press, Auckland, 2010. Softback. 168 pages. AS NEW
Compiled and edited from the diaries and articles of Archie Kitto by D. Bruce Banwell. Auckland: Halcyon Press, 2008. A hunting classic.
Softback, illustrated, 208 pages. NEW
Covers the years the author spent as a Forest Service Ranger in North West Nelson. Filled with a wide variety of stories from numerous hunting trips as well as anecdotes from everyday life as a forest ranger.
Halcyon Press, Auckland, 2008. Softback. 224 pages. AS NEW
A reflective book from a man who had seen great changes in the status of deer and deer hunting and who tells his anectdotal tales to convey the excitement and facination that hunting holds for its enthusiasts. Illustrated.
Hodder and Stoughton, Auckland, 1979. Hardback with dust jacket. 192 pages. SECONDHAND
The stories here represent a time when, after a gap of some years, the author returned to the mountains and forests in pursuit of wild game of various species. Illustrated.
Moleskin Press, Christchurch, 2003. Softback. 228 pages. SECONDHAND
An enthralling account of one man's hunting life in New Zealand and around the world that captures the essence of the landscapes and animals encountered along the way.
Privately published, Christchurch, 2012. Softback. 254 pages. NEW
Biologist Ken Tustin traces the history of the moose in New Zealand from their original release in Fiordland in 1910 to sightings since they were believed to have become extinct in the 1950s.
Halcyon Press. Softcovers. Illustrated. 198 Pages. NEW
An account of Green's expedition to the Southern Alps and his attempt on Mount Cook in 1882. This remarkable climb resulted in his party spending the night a few hundred meters from the summit in wind and rain before their descent the next morning. First published in 1883 this is a facsimle reprint.
Capper Press, Christchurch, 1976. Hardback, no dust jacket. 350 pages. 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
A well illustrated account of how Tom Fyfe and his predecessors and contemporaries met the challenges presented by the mighty peaks they loved so intensely. Fyfe with Jack Clark and George Graham were the first to climb Mt Cook, reaching the summit on Christmas Day 1894.
Hazard Press, Christchurch, 1994. Softback. 200 pages. SECONDHAND
From the Notebooks, Diaries and Letters of James Robert Dennistoun, mountaineer, born 1883 died 1916. Includes an itinerary of his climbs on Mount Peel, Rangitata, Mount Cook, and deer stalking. A window into the life of early New Zealand mountaineering. Includes rarely seen sepia photographs.
JRD Publication, Geraldine, 1999. Hardback with dustjacket. 264 pages. SECONDHAND
The illustrated autobiography of Peter Graham 1878-1910, a man of Westland, who skill as a climber won him great renoun. He made many first ascents of the peaks of the central Southern Alps and he became the chief guide at the Hermitage.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1965. Hardback with dust jacket. 245 pages. 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
Clarke was a pioneer in the Alps of New Zealand. From 1893 to 1914 he climbed, guided, explored and organised trips into the mountains. He was the first Chief Guide at the Hermitage and set the course of guiding for many years after.
Steele Roberts Ltd., Wellington, 2011. Softback. 254 pages. NEW
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. Forword by Sir Edmund Hillary.
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.
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.
George Allen and Unwin Ltd., London, 1954. Hardback with dust jacket. 238 pages with folding map to rear. SECONDHAND
An illustrated account of New Zealand mountain country that ranges over a wide field of bush and mountain activity. Pascoe also describes the work of high country sheepmen and deer hunters, and covers high country history and literature. All photographs are by the author. First published in 1952.
Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchurch, 1961. 231 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. NEW
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 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.
Hodder and Stoughton. Hardback with dustjacket. Illustrated. 171 pages. SECONDHAND
The illustrated history of skiing and the rise of ski culture in New Zealand over the past sixty or so years, from the emergence of ski clubs to the expansion of commercial ski fields.
Longacre Press, Dunedin, 2008. Softback. 199 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
This is the first book on the history of surfing in New Zealand and includes a wonderful collection of 300 photographs of these early decades of pioneer surfing.
Penguin Publishers NZ, Auckland, 2000. Softback. 128 pages. SECONDHAND
New Zealand lays claim to be the world's most southern surfing community. This is a history and beautifully illustrated celebration of some of the best surf breaks that make up the country's rich and varied coastline.
Craig Levers, Piha, 2012. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. Unpaginated. NEW
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
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