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UNEARTHING NEW ZEALAND
Michael Trotter & Beverly McCulloch
ISBN9780477014571
$45.00

The story of the country's prehistory, reconstructing from archaeological evidence a picture of how the first people lived and died. The emphasis is on food and clothing, work, burial customs and disease and death.

Government Print, Wellington, 1989. Hardback with dust jacket. 128 pages. SECONDHAND


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BEECH FOREST HUNTERS
Atholl Anderson, Richard McGovern-Wilson
ISBN0959791515
$47.50

The archaeology of Maori rockshelter sites on Lee Island, Lake Te Anau, in southern New Zealand. New Zealand Archaeological Association Monograph 18.

New Zealand Archaeological Association, Auckland, 1991. Softback. 88 pages. SECONDHAND


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RUAHIHI PA
B G McFadgen and R A Sheppard
ISSN0110-9464
$32.50

Archaeological survey of a prehistoric defended settlement in the South-Western Bay of Plenty. Site excavation and interpretation. National Museum of New Zealand Bulletin 22 / New Zealand Historic Places Trust Publication 19.

National Museum of New Zealand, wellington, 1984. Softback. 65 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE PENGUIN HISTORY OF NEW ZEALAND
Michael King
ISBN9780670045501
$55.00

A highly regarded, comprehensive and accessible history of New Zealand by well loved historian the late Michael King. First published in paperback in 2003 this is the hardback edition.

Penguin NZ, Auckland, 2004. Hardback with dust jacket. 570 pages. SECONDHAND


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ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORIES OF NEW ZEALAND
Edited by Eric Pawson and Tom Brooking
ISBN9780195584219
$42.50

A comprehensive analysis of the changes brought to the New Zealand environment by Maori and Pakeha colonisation. Includes discussion of changes to Maori land tenure and use in response to settler pressure.

Oxford University Press, Auckalnd, 2003. Softback. 342 pages. SECONDHAND


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INCIDENTAL HISTORY OF AUSTRALASIA 1792-1796
Researched and written by Brian Duggan
ISBN0473047144
$30.00

Research on the Voyages of Robert Murry, and on the Kidnapping of Huru and Tuki, taken to Norfolk Island to teach convicts flax production. Based on journals and sailor's logs of the Australia- Norfolk Island- New Zealand routes.

Brian Duggan, Taradale, 1997. Softback. 112 pages. SECONDHAND


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HISTORY OF NEW ZEALAND 1642-1893 Volume 2; 1861-1893
Alfred Saunders
51029021
$95.00

This is the second volume in Saunders' History of New Zealand, which covers 1861 to the deaths of John Ballance and Sir William Fox in 1893. The first volume was published by Whitcombe and Tombs.

Smith, Anthony, Sellars & Co. Ltd., Christchurch, 1899. Hardback. 558 pages. SECONDHAND


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CHAPMAN'S NEW ZEALAND ALMANAC 1862
George T Chapman
7102802
$45.00

An early almanac of New Zealand statistics including meteorological, nautical and economic. Lists of the Army, shipping and also Provincial Directories. THIS COPY has some soiling and staining to the covers and  to some pages, the top corner of the advertising section at the rear has some damage and loss, but mainly just to the margin. An unsightly copy but very interesting content. 

George T Chapman, Auckland, 1862. Softback in cloth. 225 + 60 pages adverts. SECONDHAND


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HISTORICAL RECORDS OF NEW ZEALAND
Robert McNab, editor.
6102706
$145.00

A compilation of writing pertaining to the history of New Zealand, taken from the journals of Tasman, Cook and other explorers, as well as other visitors and officials concerned with New Zealand and it's early development and colonization. The original edition, published in 1908 and 1914.

Government Printer, Wellington, 1908 + 1914. Hardback with no dust jackets. Vol. I, 779 pages. Vol.II, 650 pages. SECONDHAND


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HISTORICAL RECORDS OF NEW ZEALAND
Robert McNab, editor
51022021
$125.00

A compilation of writing pertaining to the history of New Zealand, taken from the journals of Tasman, Cook and other explorers, as well as other visitors and officials concerned with New Zealand and it's early development and colonization. This copy is a facsimile edition of the two volumes originally published in 1908 and 1914. Bound in decorative red faux leather.

Government Printer, Wellington, 1973. Hardback with no dust jackets. Vol. I, 779 pages. Vol.II, 650 pages. SECONDHAND


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EARLY HISTORY OF NEW ZEALAND
Dr T M Hocken
610250024
$125.00

A series of lectures delivered before the Otago Institute and includes a lecture on the Maoris of the South Island. Maori and Pakeha history from Abel Tasman to the death of Te Rauparaha.  An uncommon title. First edition.

Government Printer, Wellington, 1914. Hardback with no dust jacket. 278 pages. SECONDHAND


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FROM TASMAN TO MARSDEN
Robert McNab
410210701
$85.00

A history of northern New Zealand from 1642 to 1818 by a well known Southland historian. Tasman and Cook, French explorers, burning of the Boyd, timber and whaling trades. Good copy in a fine dust jacket

J. Wilkie and Co. Ltd, Christchurch, 1914. Hardback with dust jacket. 236 pages. SECONDHAND

 


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MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE AND LABOURS OF THE REV. SAMUEL MARSDEN
Rev. J. B. Marsden
610280811
$75.00

An early account of the life and works of Marsden, Senoir Chaplain of New South Wales, and of his connexion with the Missions to New Zealand and Tahiti. Includes an engraving of the Paramatta Church, and a portrait. Half calf with raised bands and marbled papers. Undated, but about 1850's.

Religious Tract Society, London, undated. Hardback with no dust jacket. 326 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE MEETING PLACE Maori and Pakeha Encounters, 1642-1840
Vincent O'Malley
ISBN9781869405946
$37.50

Early modern New Zealand was a turbulent place and this history shows how both sdes developed ways to manage their political, religious, economic and sexual relationships. Illustrated.

Auckland University Press, 2012. Softback. 284 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE LIFE OF HENRY WILLIAMS, ARCHDEACON OF WAIMATE
Hugh Carleton edited and revised by James Elliott
810220313
$55.00

From the early 1820s in the Bay of Island, Williams was a prominent missionary and diplomat between Maori tribes and Pakeha, and participated in the Treaty of Waitangi  as an interpreter. This is a revised version of a work first issued in two parts in 1874 and 1877.

A H and A W Reed, Wellington, 1948. Hardback with no dust jacket. 328 pages. SECONDHAND


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MARIANNE WILLIAMS
Sybil Woods
610211011
$95.00

A study of life in the Bay of Islands, 1823-1879. The wife of the early missionary Henry Williams 'Te Wiremu'. This is an extremely rare title, privatley published for family members in an edition of only 60 copies. THIS COPY has a dedication inscription from the author. Bookplate and some wear to the fore edge of the covers.

Privately published, Eastgate, 1977. Hardback with no dust jacket. Approx 80 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE YEARS BEFORE WAITANGI
Patricia Bawden
ISBN047300481X
$37.50

Early Maori / European contact in New Zealand. From 1642 to the 1830s. Three parts; Early explorers; Maori contact with whalers and traders; Marsden's arrival at Rangihou  in 1814 and his settlement.

Patricia M. Bawden, Auckland, 1987. Softback. 169 pages. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALAND 1769-1840 Early Years of Western Contact
Harrison M Wright, Harvard Historical Monographs 42
510270223
$35.00

Northern New Zealand and Maori-European interactions prior to colonial settlement. Whalers, sealers and missionaries. How Maori adapted to European technology and morals. With bibliographical essay.

Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 1967. Hardback with dust jacket. 225 pages. SECONDHAND 


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NEW ZEALAND 1826-1827
Olive Wright from the French of Dumont D'Urville
81022012
$42.50

English translation of  the Voyage de l'Astrolabe in New Zealand waters with a biographical introduction by Wright. Some good descriptions by Dumont of his interactions with Maori. Illustrated.

Wingfield Press, Wellington, 1950. Softback with dust jacket. 251 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE FARTHEST CORNER New Zealand a Twice Discovered Land
Harry Morton & Carol Morton Johnston
ISBN9781869410117
$37.50

Discusses the likely nature of the 'Fleet' that brought the first Polynesians and also provides facinating insights into the nature of the European missionaries, scientists, surveyors and farmers who came next.

Century Hutchinson NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1988. Hardback with dust jacket. 315 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE OXFORD HISTORY OF NEW ZEALAND
W.H. Oliver, editor
ISBN019558063X
$30.00

Draws on the work of archaeologists, historians, economists, sociologists and critics to provide a challenging account of New Zealand society from the first Polynesian settlement onwards. Well researched, well written and authoritative.

Oxford University Press, Wellington, 1988 Softback. 572 pages. SECONDHAND


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TE IKA A MAURI New Zealand and it's inhabitants
Richard Taylor
ISBN0589008684
$95.00

An early account of New Zealand and it's native inhabitants, including social and cultural aspects of the early Maori, the natural history and climate, and the state of Christianity amongst the tribes. Notable chiefs discussed. Facsimile of the 1855 edition, including colour plates and folding map.

AH and AW Reed, Wellington, 1974. Hardback with dust jacket. 490 pages. SECONDHAND


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MAKING PEOPLES A History of the New Zealanders
James Belich
ISBN9780143007043
$42.50

A critically acclaimed, far reaching revisionist history of New Zealand to the end of Nineteenth Century confronting many established historical ideas. First published in 1996.

Penguin Books NZ, Auckland, 1996. Hardback with dust jacket. 497 pages. SECONDHAND


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A SHOW OF JUSTICE
Alan Ward
ISBN019647946
$30.00

Racial 'amalgamation' in 19th century New Zealand. A study of the attempted process of assimilation, and it's subsequent failure. Using records of the Native Department.

Auckland University Press, Auckland, 1983. Softback. 382 pages. SECONDHAND


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NARRATIVE OF A RESIDENCE IN VARIOUS PARTS OF NEW ZEALAND
Charles Heaphy
510290112
$37.50

As Artist for the New Zealand Company Heaphy assisted in the establishment of Wellington, Nelson and New Plymouth. Accounts of Maori, climate, geology, flora and fauna, Chatham Islands. FACSIMILE of the original 1842 edition.

Capper Press, Christchurch, 1972. Hardback with dust jacket. 142 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE JOURNAL OF ENSIGN BEST 1837-1843
edited by Nancy M Taylor
510280911
$45.00

Journal divided into the journey out, New South Wales, Norfolk Island, and New Zealand. Best was a soldier serving on a convict ship while he kept this journal. Includes observations on Maori and New Zealand settlements.

Government Printer, Wellington, 1966. Hardback with dust jacket. 465 pages. SECONDHAND


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EDWARD GIBBON WAKEFIELD, THE MAN HIMSELF
Irma O'Connor
610230813
$65.00

A personal and biographical account of the background, life and works of the founder of New Zealand, Edward Gibbon Wakefield. Shows the background to his efforts at colonising New Zealand.

Selwyn and Blount, London, 1928. Hardback with no dust jacket. 286 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE LONDON JOURNAL OF EDWARD JERNINGHAM WAKEFIELD
edited by Joan Stevens
510260621
$47.50

An annotated edition of Wakefield's Journal of 1845-6, after his visit to New Zealand. Gives some details on his lobbying for the New Zealand Company. A limited edition of 750 copies. With folding map at rear.

Alexander Turnbull Library and Victoria University Press, Wellington, 1972. Hardback with dust jacket. 192 pages. SECONDHAND


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ADVENTURE IN NEW ZEALAND FROM 1839-1844
Edward Jerningham Wakefield, edited by Sir Robert Stout
510270812
$135.00

With some account of the beginning of colonization of the islands. Wakefield gives an account of early New Zealand and Maori, before giving an account of colonial policies. Illustrated with plates. First published in 1845, this is the first single volume edition.

Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1908. Hardback with no dust jacket. 735 pages. SECONDHAND


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SAMUEL IRONSIDE IN NEW ZEALAND 1839-1858
Wesley A Chambers
ISBN0908596154
$42.50

Ironside was an early Wesleyan missionary to the Maori, who advised and translated for them during the treaty of Waitangi signing. This gives an account of his life and work, and the political climate between Maori and the new settlers and government.

Ray Richards Publisher, Auckland, 1982. Hardback with dust jacket. 285 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE FOUNDING OF NEW ZEALAND The Journals of Felton Mathew, 1840-47
J. Rutherford, editor
810250011
$65.00

Mathew was the first Surveyor-General and his fascinating diaries describe Hobson's mission, the cruise of H.M.S. Herald, the Treaty of Waitangi negotiations and the circumstance of the founding of the first capital at Auckland. Scarce.

Auckland University College A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington,  1940. Hardback with dust jacket. 267 pages. SECONDHAND


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ROBERT MAUNSELL, A New Zealand Pioneer
Henry Wily and Herbert Maunsell
810250012
$55.00

Life story of the pioneer CMS missionary in the north of New Zealand and witness to the events at Waitangi in 1840.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1938. Paper covered boards. 189 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE TAURANGA JOURNALS. Letters and Journals of William & Jane Williams.
Frances Porter (editor)
ISBN507703720
$110.00

THE TAURANGA JOURNALS. Letters and Journals of William & Jane Williams. "Through their letters and through William's missionary journeys they were closely in touch with the busy, gossipy, complicated Maori-missionary-Government-settler scene of the whole colony. Published in 1974.

Hardback with dust jacket in good condition. 659 pages. Secondhand. 


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THE PIONEER EXPLORERS OF NEW ZEALAND
J R Elder
81023073
$55.00

Recounts the explorations of whalers, pakeha-maori, missionaries, surveyors, pounamu gatherers and early mountaineers. Some foxing but a tidy copy in rare dust jacket.

Blackie and Son, London, 1929. Hardback with dust jacket. 121 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE EXPLORATION OF NEW ZEALAND
W G McClymont
810270422
$37.50

New Zealand has been slowly opened up to human exploration, from the earliest days of Tasman and Cook, the missionaries and the Gold Rush. Latterly tourism ventures have opened up new routes into the hinterlands. Includes the Acheron survey. First published in 1940, this is the second edition.

Oxford University Press, London, 1959. Hardback with dust jacket. 125 pages. SECONDHAND


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SKETCHES OF EARLY COLONIZATION IN NEW ZEALAND
Te Manuwiri (Captain Albert Edward Davidson)
61029021
$125.00

History of colonization and its phases of contact with the Maori Race. Author was an early colonist who lived with Maori and attended a mixed Native School. Most of the anecdotes in this memoir relate to his experiences with Maori, or in the untamed native bush, including boar hunting, a Maori Wedding, and being lost in the bush. This is the original cloth covered first issue.

Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchurch, (1907). Hardback with no dust jacket. 194 pages. SECONDHAND

 

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SKETCHES OF EARLY COLONIZATION IN NEW ZEALAND
Te Manuwiri (Captain Albert Edward Davidson)
6102902
$95.00

History of colonization and its phases of contact with the Maori Race. Author was an early colonist who lived with Maori and attended a mixed Native School. Most of the anecdotes in this memoir relate to his experiences with Maori, or in the untamed native bush, including boar hunting, a Maori Wedding, and being lost in the bush. This is the card covered version of the first edition.

Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchurch, (1907). Hardback with no dust jacket. 194 pages. SECONDHAND


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EARLY VICTORIAN NEW ZEALAND
John Millar
310240702
$37.50

A comprensive and illustrated study of racial tension and social attitudes, 1839-1852, the early Victorian European mind adapting to the shocks of a new environment, and of Maori adapting to the challenge of invasion.

Oxford University Press, London, 1958. Hardback with dust jacket. 217 pages. SECONDHAND


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HERO STORIES OF NEW ZEALAND
James Cowan
510260512
$175.00

Collection of tales from New Zealand's turbulent past showing the heroism of Maori and Pakeha alike when in battle, or travelling and exploring across untamed lands. RARE IN A NICE DUST JACKET. This copy has a bookplate at front, initial to title page and lacks the free end paper.

Harry H Tombs Ltd., Wellington, 1935. Hardback with dust jacket. 288 pages. SECONDHAND


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A PAGE FROM THE HISTORY OF NEW ZEALAND
Metoikos (Hugh Carleton)
710290921
$150.00

A powerful defense of Henry Williams against charges by the CMS and Sir George Grey over his land purchases. Contained in a very nice early 20C half leather and cloth binding, gilt title to spine. Bagnall 981. Quite uncommon.

Printed for the Author by Williamson and Wilson, Auckland, 1854. Hardback, half leather binding. 69 pages. SECONDHAND


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CROWN COLONY GOVERNMENT IN NEW ZEALAND
A.H. McLintock
310220902
$45.00

Considers a little known period in New Zealand history. The lead up to the Treaty of Waitangi, post 1840 Colonial Office policy and its interpretation on the ground by Hobson, Fitzroy and Grey, and the constitution act of 1852 which gave the country a Parlimentary system of government. Illustrations and folding map.

Government Printer, Wellington, 1958. Hardback with dust jacket. 475 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE MAKING OF NEW ZEALANDERS
Ron Palenski
ISBN9781869407261
$35.00

An account of how transplanted Britons and others turned themselved into New Zealanders, a distinct group of people whith their own unique sense of self.

Auckland University Press, 2012. 382 pages. SECONDHAND


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BUSH LIFE IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
Dugald Fergusson
510211826
$75.00

An old colonists record of his arrival and adventures, first in Australia, then New Zealand, from the 1850s. He recounts encounters with Blacks (Australian) and Bushrangers in New Zealand in the form of an autobiographical story. Originally titled Vicissitudes of Bush Life in Australia and New Zealand, this is the renamed cheap edition.

Swan Sonnenschein and Co., London, 1893. Hardback with no dust jacket. 366 pages. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALAND'S BURNING, The Settlers' World in the Mid 1880s
Rollo Arnold
ISBN0864732635
$42.50

A social and cultural survey of the period of widespread bush and scrub fires of 1885 and 1886. Highlights the changing environment of the settler period. Newspaper review pasted inside rear cover.

Victoria University Press, Wellington, 1994. Softback. 319 pages. SECONDHAND


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HOME IN THE HOWLING WILDERNESS
Peter Holland
ISBN9781869407391
$49.99

How settlers learned about their new world as the South Island environment threw up surprise after surprise. Those who succeded were those most attuned to the environment.

Auckland University Press, 2013. Softback. 254 pages. NEW


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ON ZEALAND'S HILLS WHERE TIGERS STEAL ALONG
Janet Holm
ISBN9781877448256
$49.99

Vignettes and memoirs from the exploration of New Zealand, of 12 remarkable men and 3 women. Surveyors, land agents, gold diggers, Wm Grave, Donne and Talbot in Fiordland etc.

Steele Roberts, Wellington, 2008. Hardback with dust jacket. 184 pages. NEW


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NEW ZEALAND'S LONDON A Colony and its Metropolis
Felicity Barnes
ISBN9781869405854
$49.99

Over the past 150 years, people, objects and ideas have gone back and forth, defining and redefining the relationship between NZ and the imperial centre that many New Zealanders called 'Home'. A illustrated study of the construction of colonial and national identities.

Auckland University Press, 2012. Softback. 336 pages. NEW


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THE LONG WHITE CLOUD AO TEA ROA
William Pember Reeves
61028081
$75.00

A history of early New Zealand, giving a good account of the founding and settling of the colony, and the social life of the times. With plates and two folding maps. The second edition. Minor foxing to closed edges.

Horace, Marshall and Son, London, 1899. Hardback with no dust jacket. 430 pages. SSECONDHAND


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THE OFFICIAL HANDBOOK OF NEW ZEALAND (1875)
Edited by Julius Vogel
71028061
$175.00

Papers on various aspects of early New Zealand including the geophysical, social and economic situation. Includes overviews of the Provinces. With folding maps, engravings and mounted photographic Woodbury-type prints. Modern cased binding.THIS COPY is lacking one of the plates (Picton).

Wyman and Sons, London, 1875. Hardback with no dust jacket. 272 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE COLONIST
William Bateman
71022031
$55.00

 A Work on the Past and Present Position of the Colony of New Zealand. This is
a critical economic assessment, which lays some blame for lack of progress on government and mentions Vogel's Public Works policy. THIS COPY has wear and soiling to the cloth boards.

J T Smith and Co., Christchurch, 1881. Hardback with no dust jacket. 486 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE NEW ZEALAND MAGAZINE 1876-1877
Edited by R L Stanford
610250312
$95.00

A quarterly journal of general literature. Volume 1, 1876 and Volume 2, 1877. A wide range of articles on many subjects, some New Zealand related, as well as the occasional poem. Cancelled library copy with stamps and library plates. Call number to spine. Corners rubbed and worn. Volume 1 has new endpapers.

Otago Daily Times, Dunedin, 1876, 1877. Hardbacks with no dust jackets. 434, 400 pages. SECONDHAND


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HISTORY AND POLITICS CONTAINING THE POLITICAL RECOLLECTIONS
Richard Wakelin
71022012
$37.50

and leaves from the writings of a New Zealand journalist, 1851-1861-1862-1877. A first hand account of Wellington politics, and the settlemnet of the Wairarapa. Wakelin was a supporter of the political ambitions of Sir George Grey. Hocken Library hardcover facsimile of original 1877 work.

Hocken Library, Dunedin, 1973. Hardback with dust jacket. 100 pages. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALAND OFFICIAL YEAR-BOOK 1899
E. J. von Dadelszen
510220914
$75.00

The eighth issue of the Year-Book with important statistics and records.

Government Printer, Wellington, 1899. Hardback without dust jacket. 702 pages plus plates and folding charts. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALAND OFFICIAL YEAR BOOK 1906
E.J Von Dadelszen, Registrar-General
210211421
$75.00

Official Year-Book for 1906, fifteenth year of issue. A digest of official and statistical information, with maps and diagrams.

Government Printer, Wellington, 1906. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 779 pages. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALAND HER COMMERCE AND RESOURCES
G.W. Griffin
210290422
$95.00

A series of papers written by the United States Consul at Auckland, later edited by Dr. J. Hector. An interesting ousiders view of the colonial economy of the time. Bound in full leather with embossed decorative devices and gilt lettering, bright and clean. Very small portion of spine absent at head. Unusual.

Government Printer, Wellington, 1884. Hardback, full leather binding. 178 pages, folding map to rear. SECONDHAND


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MR OSEBA'S LAST DISCOVERY
Geo. W. Bell
310250722
$55.00

A singular, erratic and somewhat poetic description of New Zealand, its people and institutions, written by an American visitor and former U.S. Consul at Sydney. Illustrated.

The New Zealand Times Co. Ltd., Wellington, 1904. Hardback, no dust jacket. 225 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE SMELL OF POWDER A History of Duelling in New Zealand
Donald Kerr
ISBN9781869418137
$30.00

A history of a little known aspect of New Zealand social history with a stylish text and illustrations by David Elliot. The last NZ duel occured in 1935.

Random House NZ, Auckland, 2006. Softback. 160 pages. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALAND IS DIFFERENT Chemical Milestones in NZ History
Denis Hogan and Bryce Williamson, editors
ISBN9780958370639
$47.50

A unique historical and technical account in the form of twenty six essays concerning the dedication and skill of NZ chemists and chemical engineers and their contribution to the country's industrial and agricultural success.

Clerestory Press, Christchurch, 1999. Softback. 308 pages. SECONDHAND


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PETTICOAT PIONEERS North Island Women of the Colonial Era Book One
Miriam Macgregor
ISBN0589011340
$65.00

Personal studies of the colonial lives of 54 women of the Wairarapa, Hawke's Bay and Poverty Bay areas including Maori and Pakeha, British and Scandanavian, married and single and well off and poor. A seminal work of colonial history. 

W. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1978. Hardback with dust jacket. 264 pages. SECONDHAND


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PETTICOAT PIONEERS South Island Women of the Colonial Era
Barbara Harper
ISBN0589013106
$65.00

The personal stories of 40 pioneer women of the south island from Nelson to the Bluff. Third volume in the Petticoat Pioneer series.

A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1980. Hardback with dust jacket. 248 pages. SECONDHAND 


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THE FOUR CORNERS OF NEW ZEALAND
A.H. Reed
210240523
$37.50

A.H. Reed made extensive journeys on foot to remote parts of the country that were published as separate volumes. Here they are gathered together in one volume of unusual interest, Northland, The East Cape, Southland and Fiordland. A Kiwi classic. First published 1954.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1959. Hardback with dust jacket. 416 pages. SECONDHAND


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A SOUTHERN GENTRY New Zealanders who Inherited the Earth
Stevan Eldred-Grigg
ISBN0589013181
$37.50

Nineteenth century South Island, a land of opportunity, or province of a rich and powerful elite who carefully nurtured an order of startling social inequality? The story of the landed gentry.

A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1980. Hardback with dust jacket. 192 pages, SECONDHAND


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TASMAN RELATIONS, New Zealand and Australia, 1788-1988
Keith Sinclair, editor
ISBN1869400186
$35.00

Selection of essays on the history of relations between New Zealand and Australia. Political, economic, military and social aspects explored.

Auckland University Press, Auckland, 1987. Hardback with dust jacket. 335 pages. SECONDHAND


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IDEALS OF NATIONHOOD
Lord Bledisloe arranged by T. Lindsay Buick
610230112
$55.00

A selection of Lord Bledisloe's addresses delivered in his role as Governor General in New Zealand. Subjects include Commerce, social institutions, nature, Maori and Waitangi, educational and religious movements, and agriculture.

Thomas Avery and Sons Limited, New Plymouth, 1935. Hardback with dust jacket. 319 pages. SECONDHAND


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FRONTIER NEW ZEALAND The Search for Eldorado
Duncan Mackay
ISBN9781869500764
$37.50

A vivid insight into the lives, work and leisure of the frontier workers and their towns in the first century of pakeha settlement in an often inhospitable and shifting world. Illustrated with many remarkable early photographs.

Harper Collins NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1992. Softback. 159 pages. SECONDHAND


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DIGGERS, HATTERS & WHORES. The Story of the New Zealand Gold Rushes
Stevan Eldred-Grigg
ISBN9781869419257
$65.00

An excellent fully illustrated addition to the literature on New Zealand goldfield history. This book places the rushes in their international context and systematically examines the various New Zealand goldfields, and their social history.  

Random House NZ, Auckland, 2008. Hardback, with dust jacket. 544 pages. SECONDHAND


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BRIGHT FINE GOLD Stories of the New Zealand Goldfields
William F. Heinz
ISBN0589007726
$65.00

An interesting record of one of the most fascinating periods of New Zealand history. Bonanzas, death-dealing rivers, characters such as Piggery Charlie and Little Biddy of the Buller, robbers and murderers, dancing girls and Chinese diggers. Illustrated.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1974. Hardback with dust jacket. 200 pages. SECONDHAND


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GOLDSEEKERS AND BUSHRANGERS IN NEW ZEALAND
J.R. Elder
210230111
$95.00

Bushranging was a type of crime especially associated with life on the goldfields in New Zealand and elsewhere. The story is told here along with that of the pioneers and the goldrushes. Scarce wsith dust jacket. THIS COPY has some minor edge stains.

Blackie and Son Ltd., London, 1930. Hardback with dust jacket. 206 pages. SECONDHAND


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OPIUM AND GOLD
Peter Butler
ISBN0908578024
$75.00

The story of Chinese goldminers in New Zealand largely a story of racism and repression. Some achieved their goal of gold aplenty and returned to China, while others found the going tough, eking a living and turning to pakapoo, opium and church.

Alister Taylor, Martinborough, 1977. Softback. 119 pages. SECONDHAND


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GHOST TOWNS OF NEW ZEALAND
David McGill
ISBN058901269
$45.00

The story of the boom and bust industries and the towns that sprang up overnight to service them. Usually with too may pubs and newspapers they were towns of whaling, gold, kauri, coal and gum and also railhead towns, flax towns and others; all are no more.

A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1980. Hardback with dust jacket. 248 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY IN NEW ZEALAND
Eugene Stock
610290611
$37.50

The activities of the Society in New Zealand, with a chapter on the New Zealand Church Missionary Association. Illustrated. Revised edition.

New Zealand Church Missionary Society, Wellington, 1935. Softback. 71 pages. SECONDHAND


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CALL TO MISSION
Susan Smith
ISBN9781877378379
$37.50

The Story of the Mission Sisters of Aotearoa New Zealand and Samoa. Catholic missionary order in New Zealand, and the New Zealand order's work amongst Maori, in Oceania, and abroad. 

David Ling Publishing Ltd., Auckland, 2010. Softback. 372 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE REMARKABLE STORY OF ANDREW SWANN
Andrew Swann and Dugald MacFadyen
20110701
$50.00

Being a Record of His Experiences, of His Shipwreck, and of His Many Escapes From Death During Fortyfour Years of Wandering Adventures by Land and Sea. Includes his description of colonial life 1887 to 1932 in the Pacific, Australia and Ngaruawahia, Waikato River, North Cape, Lake Wairarapa, Auckland Islands, Koputaroa, Manawatu, Rangitane, Dunedin, Russell, Dargaville, Greymouth, Waikaremoana and New Plymouth.

Hodder and Stoughton. Hardback with worn dustjacket. 254 Pages. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALAND FARM AND STATION VERSE 1850-1950
A. E. Woodhouse
510220123
$30.00

A collection, with biographical notes of the verse composed by and about New Zealand farm workers. Illustrated with plates and many sketches in the text. Cropping farmers, High country shepherds, shearers, packies, they are all here.

Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchurch, 1967. Hardback with dust jacket. 202 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE SIXTY MILLION MUSTER
Temple Sutherland
11020123
$35.00

A tribute to the sheep, to the farmers and their working dogs, and to those who process and market the fine end-products-prime meat, and spendid wool. A great story and one well told by a shrewd observer.

A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1966. Hardback with dust jacket. 223 pages. SECONDHAND


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TEN THOUSAND DOGS
Peter Newton
ISBN0589006533
$37.50

A tribute to the high country sheep dog and dog trialing by the most respected of writers on New Zealand farming and rural life. Newton was familiar with dog trials and was a judge.

A.H. and A.W. Reed Ltd., Wellington, 1971. Hardback with dust jacket. 176 pages. SECONDHAND


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BIG COUNTRY OF THE NORTH ISLAND
Peter Newton
ISBN058900008X
$45.00

A survey of forty-five prominent stations in the eastern North Island from White Rock in the southern Wairarapa to Waipaoa north of Gisborne. The history of each station is recorded together with ware and humorous anecdotes. First published in 1969.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1973. Hardback with dust jacket. 247 pages. SECONDHAND


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BIG COUNTRY OF THE SOUTH ISLAND North of the Rangitata
Peter Newton
ISBN0589007637
$45.00

The third of Newton's regional surveys of high country farming, this volume covers the northern half of the South Island, from Cape Farewell to the Rangitata River and includes stations in Nelson, Westland, Marlborough, and North and Mid-Canterbury. First published in 1973.

A.H. and A.W. Reed Ltd., Wellington, 1977. Hardback with dust jacket. 260 pages. SECONDHAND


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QUARANTINE! Protecting New Zealand at the Border
Gavin McLean and Tim Shoebridge
ISBN9781877372827
$32.50

Pest control at the borders of New Zealand. From the earliest quarantine islands to aviation and future quarantine threats envisioned. Well illustrated with colour.

Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2010. Hardback with no dust jacket as issued. 184 pages. SECONDHAND


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FIRE IN THE HILLS
Helen Beaglehole
ISBN9781927145357
$65.00

A history of rural fire-fighting in New Zealand. A study of Maori and Pakeha deforestation burning, and how it influenced legislation and fire-fighting development.

Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2012. Softback. 343 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE ROAD TO EREWHON
Tony Simpson
110201411
$30.00

A social history of the formative years in New Zealand 1890-1976. The author describes this period as the country's real nineteenth century.

Beaux Arts Ltd., Auckland, 1976. Softback. 155 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE SUGARBAG YEARS
Tony Simpson
210230502
$47.50

The classic account of the New Zealand great depression years of the 1930s. A history gathered from mostly oral sources, from those who lived though those difficult years. Eyewitness history at its best.

Alister Taylor Publishing Ltd., Wellington, 1974. Softback. 168 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE SUGARBAG YEARS
Tony Simpson
ISBN034035822X
$30.00

The classic account of the New Zealand great depression years of the 1930s. A history gathered from mostly oral sources, from those who lived though those difficult years. Eyewitness history at its best. New edition.

Hodder and Stoughton, Auckland, 1984. Softback. 223 pages. SECONDHAND


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SWAGGER COUNTRY
Jim Henderson
ISBN0340209275
$37.50

Jim spent five years collecting material on the swag-men of the past. Included are stories of swaggers who were women or from foreign parts. THIS COPY has been signed by Jim Henderson.

Hodder and Stoughton, Auckland, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 200 pages. SECONDHAND


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TRAVELLING TO NEW ZEALAND, An Oxford Anthology
Lydia Wevers, editor
ISBN 9780195584110
$45.00

A comprehensive collection of  writings excerpted from the works of travellers to New Zelaland. From Boultbee in 1826 up through to the 1990s. Illustrated.

Oxford University Press, Auckland, 2000. Hardback with dust jacket. 281 pages. SECONDHAND


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TAKING THE WATERS Early Spas in New Zealand
Ian Rockel
ISBN0477013694
$35.00

A lively, well researched, and interesting text presents the story of hot springs and spas throughout the country. Many of them were popular over 100 years ago but are now all but forgotten.

Government Printing Office, Wellington, 1986. Softback. 195 pages. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALAND SCENIC PLAYGROUND OF THE PACIFIC
NZ Government Department of Tourist and Publicity
51022192
$42.50

Magazine style book promoting tourism, mainly photographs. Includes a slip 'with the compliments of the High Commissioner for New Zealand' on the letterhead of the Government Office in London. Excellent copy.

Government Printer, Wellington, 1935. Softback. 32 pages. SECONDHAND


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CREATING A NATIONAL SPIRIT Celebrating New Zealand's Centennial
William Renwick, editor
ISBN9780864734754
$35.00

Recounts and assesses an emblematic moment in New Zealand history, the 1940 Centennial was celebrated as a national comming of age with a popular exhibition held in Wellington and much pride shown in achievements since 1840, summed up as a hundred crowded years.

Victoria University Press, Wellington, 2004. Softback. 294 pages. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALAND! NEW ZEALAND! In Praise of Kiwiana
Stephen Barnett and Richard Wolfe
ISBN9780340485811
$37.50

A whimsical lucky dip into New Zealand popular culture, gathering some of the threads that go to form the fabric of national character. First printing.

Hodder and Stoughton, Auckland, 1989. Softback, 161 pages. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALAND! NEW ZEALAND! In Praise of Kiwiana
Stephen Barnett and Richard Wolfe
ISBN9781869585143
$32.50
A whimsical lucky dip into New Zealand popular culture, gathering some of the threads that go to form the fabric of national character. First published in 1989.

Claremont Press, Auckland, 1997. Softback. 161 pages. SECONDHAND

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THOSE WERE THE DAYS 1940s
Phillip Ridge, compiler
ISBN1869470354
$37.50

A nostalgic look at the 1940s from the glossy pages of the much loved Weekly News. One of a series of publications that together present a unique documentory social history of New Zealand.

Moa Publications Ltd., Auckland, 1988. Hardback with dust jacket. 175 pages. SECONDHAND


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THOSE WERE THE DAYS 1950s
Stephen Barnett, compiler
ISBN1869470192
$37.50

A nostalgic look at the 1950s from the glossy pages of the much loved Weekly News. One of a series of publications that together present a unique documentory social history of New Zealand.

Moa Publications Ltd., Auckland, 1987. Hardback with dust jacket. 175 pages. SECONDHAND


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THOSE WERE THE DAYS 1960s
Stephen Barnett, compiler
ISBN1869470486
$37.50

A nostalgic look at the 1960s from the glossy pages of the much loved Weekly News. One of a series of publications that together present a unique documentory social history of New Zealand.

Moa Publications Ltd., Auckland, 1988. Hardback with dust jacket. 175 pages. SECONDHAND


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CHURCHMAN MILITANT
John H. Evans
8102808
$32.50

A biography of George Augustus Selwyn, Anglican Bishop of New Zealand and Lichfield. He was active in mission work in New Zealand and the Melanesian islands.

AH and AW Reed, Wellington, 1964. Hardback with dust jacket. 298 pages. SECONDHAND


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GOING BUSH NEW ZEALANDERS AND NATURE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
Kirstie Ross
ISBN9781869404246
$30.00

A study of the social and cultural meaning of the 'bush' or great outdoors and how New Zealanders interacted with it. Includes conservation and recreation.

Auckland University Press, Auckland, 2008. Softback. 191 pages. SECONDHAND


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MEMORIES OF NEW ZEALAND LIFE
Edwin Hodder
810280113
$195.00

An account of a four month trip out to New Zealand, and the social and civil life the author experienced. He made landfall in Nelson, and comments on the gold rush, the city of Wellington, and the Taranaki War among other interesting topics. THIS COPY is a little tired and worn.

Longman, Green, Longman and Roberts, London, 1862. Hardback with no dust jacket. 232 pages. SECONDHAND


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FORTY YEARS IN NEW ZEALAND
Rev. James Buller
81028022
$175.00

Including a personal narrative, an account of Maoridom and the Christianization and colonization of the country. Includes ethnography, accounts of prominent missionaries and colonial officials. Illustrated with engraved plates and a folding map of New Zealand. Some mild foxing to map and some rubbing to spine ends and corner tips. Gift inscription dated (19)09 to free end paper.

Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1878. Hardback with no dust jacket. 503 pages. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALAND AND THE NEW ZEALAND COMPANY
Theophilus Heale
810280421
$100.00

A pamphlet by the New Zealand Company's first immigrant ship commander. Giving proofs from two years of the Company in New Zealand, Heale criticises the scheme's disregard for the settler in it's pursuit of profit.

Sherwood Gilbert and Piper, London, 1842. Stab sewn pamphlet. 21 pages. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALAND AND IT'S ABORIGINES
William Brown
81029085
$245.00

An account of the Aborigines, Trade and Resources of the Colony. Gives the prospects for profiteering from the new colony of New Zealand. Detailed descriptions of Maori life and culture of the period. THIS COPY is the original, which was a file copy for a facsimile producer. It has been recased in plain black vinyl. It has a label obscuring a stamp at the foot of the title page and it's reverse. Otherwise it is in good condition.

Smith, Elder and Co. Ltd., London, 1845. Hardback with no jacket. viii 320+24 pages of adverts. SECONDHAND


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THE FRIENDLY ROAD
A H Reed
81021182
$35.00

With  Reed as he travels on foot through Otago, Canterbury, Westland and the Haast. He meets the locals and talks of the history of the places he goes.

AH and AW Reed, Wellington, 1964. Hardback with dust jacket. 194 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE BIG SMOKE
Ben Schrader
ISBN9780947492434
$40.00

New Zealand Cities 1840-1920, a study of urban life during the development of cities and urban drift in modern New Zealand.

Bridget Williams Books, Wellington, 2016. Softback. 480 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE STORY OF NEW ZEALAND
A H Reed
81021112
$37.50

An in-depth overview of history up to the 1949 Election. Intended for education purposes. Illustrated in line throughout. First published in 1945, this is the fifth edition completing 11,100 copies. Very tidy condition.

AH and AW Reed, Wellington, 1950. Hardback with dust jacket. 528 pages. SECONDHAND