An exhaustive study of practical wood craftsmanship detailing farm and household implements made of wood. Also trade, medical and scientific items. THIS LARGE BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.
Bell and Hyman, London, 1985. Hardback with dust jacket. 458 pages. SECONDHAND
A comprehensive will illustrated history of personal and public space over the last 6000 years, including fine public buildings and the domestic vernacular.
Laurence King, London, 2000. Hardback with dust jacket. 400 pages. SECONDHAND
Excellent account of the Glasgow international style of the 1890s which was the work of Charles Mackintosh, James MacNair and sisters Margaret and Frances Macdonald. This group known simply as 'the four' made a unique significant contribution to architecture and the decorative arts of their time.
Frances Lincoln, London, 2017. Hardback with dust jacket. 304 pages. NEW
A history of these rare maps from the collection of the British Library demonstrates their importance to an understanding of eighteenth century British science and the emerging middle class world view.
Sylvia Ioannou Foundation and The British Library, London, 2012. Hardback with dust jacket. 262 pages. NEW
A history of the fire mark, and the companies that used it. Many photographs as well as colour plates. The very scarce presentation edition, limited to 19 numbered copies. Bound in full leather with raised bands and gilt tooling. All edges gilt. SIGNED to title page with a presentation inscription by Brian Sharp. THIS HEAVY BOOK will incur extra shipping charges.
Woodhead-Faulkner Ltd., Cambridge, 1982. Full leather hardback with slipcase. 480 pages. SECONDHAND
A biography of the foremost New Zealand stamp and coin designer. Covers his life and work. Many examples of his stamps and coins, which he designed for many Pacific nations.
Hodder and Stoughton, Auckland, 1994. Hardback with dust jacket. 192 pages. SECONDHAND
A classic work of philately, an in depth study of the 1933 pictorial stamps that we acclaimed for their originality and beauty. This copy signed by the author.
Picton Publishing, Chippenham, UK. Hardback with dust jacket. 84 pages. SECONDHAND
The Illustrators of Children's Books and Postcards 1900 - 1950. Major publishers and illustrators described and with colour reproductions of their works. THIS large book will incur extra shipping charges outside of New Zealand.
New Cavendish Books, London, 2000. Hardback with dust jacket. 288 pages. SECONDHAND
A detailed listing of all known official and private issue of numismatic pieces covering historical and commemorative events in New Zealand 1865-1940. Photographs of obverse and reverse of the items described. Revised edition. This copy one of 1000 numbered copies.
New Century Press, Christchurch, 1996. Softback. 110 pages. SECONDHAND
A unique book, an account of all Arctic and Antarctic Expeditions between 1818 and 1961, whose members received the award of the Arctic or Polar Medal. A very valuable work of reference for historians of the polar regions, listing of all medals and clasps awarded. Illustrated. This copy has a pocket at rear with assorted related ephemera including reproduction postcards of the Terra Nova. Also some letters from Rear Admiral J A L Myers to J Bryant Haigh, and some reprinted articles on the George VI Polar Medal. This copy has a name and stamp to title page.
B.A. Seaby Ltd., London, 1968. Hardback with dust jacket. 216 pages. SECONDHAND
Works from the collection of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC. With excellent full colour photographs of silverwork and period paintings of them in use. THIS LARGE BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations. Thames and Hudson, London, 1990. Hardback with dust jacket. 176 pages. SECONDHAND
A comprehensive reference to the small radio sets called Radiolettes, amoungst the most famous domestic receivers produced in New Zealand. Illustrations and service data.
Historical Radio Society of Australia, Mt Waverly, VIC, 1998. Softback, spiral bound. 185 pages. SECONDHAND
Colour photographic guide to collecting cameras and accesories, with a pricing guide. THIS LARGE BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.Schiffer Publishing, Atglen, 2004. Hardback with dust jacket. 208 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of the Leica company and the cameras it produced up to 1985. Photogrpahs and technical details of the cameras and accessories available for them.
Hove Photo Books, Hove, 1985. Hardback with dust jacket. 224 pages. SECONDHAND
The first book ever to explore the history of and design of paper knives, paper folders, letter openers and page turners. Numerous illustrations of the amazing variety of these once common tools.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2015. Softback. 120 pages. NEW
First-hand account of tinderboxes, matches, spills, vesta cases, match strikers and permanent matches. The history and development of personal fire-lighters with many examples shown in colour photographs.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2016. Softback. 126 pages. NEW
The milk can was once ubiquitous and little regarded but of considerable importance and utility. Local author Ian Spellerberg has written the first ever history of the milk can and its social impact. Many interesting illustrations.
Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2018. Softback. 260 pages. NEW
A beautifully illustrated history and guide to all the various Japanese swords and the related polearms. Covers every topic of interest to the sword enthusiast and collector. First published in 2009.
Tuttle Publishing, Tokyo, 2017. Hardback with dust jacket. 192 pages. SECONDHAND
Studies of Netsuke, Inro and Lacquer in Japanese craftmanship. Focusing on manufacturing techniques and collecting of Tokugawa, Meiji, Taisho and Showa period items.
Weatherhill, New York, 2002. Hardback with dust jacket. 263 pages. SECONDHAND
Collections of vintage paua shell jewellery photographed and described. Arranged thematically, and discusses them as pieces of kiwi art, souvenirs or kitsch.
David Bateman Ltd., Auckland, 2015. Hardback with no dust jacket. 191 pages. NEW
History of Chinese potteries from 2852 BCE to 1368 CE. Illustrated with plates, some in colour. THIS LARGE BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations. Ben Brothers Ltd., London, 1922. Hardback with no dustjacket. 159 pages + plates. SECONDHAND
Exhaustive survey and guide to the Ming period by the Keeper of the Department of Ceramics and Ethnography of the British Museum. Illustrated with plates in colour and b&w. THIS COPY is #622 of 1500 numbered copies. THIS LARGE BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.
Benn Brothers Ltd., London, 1923. Hardback with no dust jacket. 240 pages + plates. SECONDHAND
From the Neolithic Period (6000BC) to the Qing (early 20th century). In association with the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. Includes b&w and colour photographs. THIS LARGE BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.
Thames and Hudson, London, 1996. Hardback with dust jacket. 352 pages. SECONDHAND
The Early history of recorded sound observed through printed ephemera, advertising and mechanical devices. With hundreds of colour photographs.
Schiffer Publishing Ltd., Atglen, 2004. Hardback with dust jacket.224 pages. SECONDHAND
Detailed study of phonograph horns, cylinder machines and disc machines, and their housing cabinets. Hundreds of colour photographs.
Schiffer Publishing Ltd., Atglen, 2003. Hardback with dust jacket. 224 pages. SECONDHAND
An illustrated compendium of rare and collectabledevices for reproducing recorded sound. Very detailed and with hundreds of colour photographs.
Schiffer Publishing Ltd., Atglen, 1997. Hardback with dust jacket. 256 pages. SECONDHAND
Japanes arms and armour 1156-1868 from the exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Includes detailed history and descriptions as well as related artifacts such as paintings and horse fittings. THIS LARGE BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2009. Hardback with dust jacket. 344 pages. SECONDHAND
The history and a catalogue of the 36 medals awarded to Rutherford, with photos, and the numismatic history behind the awards.
Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 1999. Softback. 88 pages. SECONDHAND