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LOOKING FLASH
Bronwyn Labrum, Fiona McKergow, Stephanie Gibson, editors
ISBN9781869403973
$45.00

An original and engaging collection of essays about the role of clothes in New Zealand history. Includes essay on castaways of Auckland Islands, Well illustrated.

Auckland University Press, 2007. Softback. 279 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE DRESS CIRCLE New Zealand Fashion Design Since 1940
Lucy Hammonds, Douglas Jenkins and Claire Regnault
ISBN9781869621810
$75.00

Describes seven decades of fashion history and explores the social shifts that empowered change in fashion. New Zealand design history at its best and very well illustrated.

Godwit Random House, Auckland, 2010. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 422 pages. SECONDHAND


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WEARABLE ART Design for the Body
Naomi O'Connor with photos by Craig Potton
ISBN9780908802340
$37.50

Designs from the New Zealand Wearable Art Awards since 1987. 18 individual designs shown described and photographed.

Craig Potton Publishing, Nelson, 1996. Softback. 120 pages. SECONDHAND


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PIANOFORTE Stories and Soundscapes from Colonial New Zealand
Kirstine Moffat
ISBN9781877372797
$45.00

A social history of the piano in New Zealand from the arrival of the first in 1827 to the 1930s when the increasing popularity of the phonograph and radio saw the start of the decline of the piano at home.

Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2011. Softback. 275 pages. SECONDHAND


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GOLDFIELD BALLADEER Life and Times of Charles Thatcher
Robert Hoskins
ISBN0002169037
$32.50

The author vividly describes the effervescent goldfields and the equally effervescent and irrepressable goldfields entertainer and songwriter Thatcher.

Collins NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1977. Hardback with dust jacket. 194 pages. SECONDHAND


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MEET ME AT BEGG'S
Clare Gleeson
ISBN9780986468544
$49.95

A complete, and well illustrated, history of the best known name in New Zealand's social and business history. A retailer, manufacturer of instruments and publisher of sheet music, Begg's was established in Dunedin in 1861.

Ngaio Press, Wellington, 2012. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 240 pages. NEW


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DOUGLAS LILBURN, HIS LIFE AND MUSIC
Philip Norman
ISBN9781877257179
$45.00

A look into the life and work of New Zealand's foremost composer and his relationship with the fine arts through his work and friendships. THIS BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations. 

Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2006. Hardback with dust jacket. 468 pages. SECONDHAND


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MUSIC IN DUNEDIN An Historical Account
Margaret Campbell
5102500311
$37.50

Dunedin's Musicians and Musical Societies from the Founding of the Province in 1848. Includes touring musicians, Church music, Dunedin trained musicians abroad.

Charles Begg and Co. Ltd., Dunedin, 1945. Hardback with dust jacket. 105 pages. SECONDHAND


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OPERA'S FARTHEST FRONTIER
Adrienne Simpson
ISBN9780790005119
$47.50

A history of professional opera in New Zealand. From early performances in Dunedin in 1862, to the modern international success of Malvina Major and Kiri Te Kanawa.

Reed Books, Auckland, 1996. Hardback with dust jacket. 288 pages. SECONDHAND


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CHALLENGING BRASS
S P Newcomb
610211812
$35.00

A history of one hundred years of Brass Band contests in New Zealand, 1880-1980. From the origins to the national champions including the Oamaru, Kaikorai and Woolston Brass Bands. Appendices with statistics. Limited to 3,000 copies.

Powerbrass Music Co. Ltd., Takapuna, 1980. Softback. 132 pages. SECONDHAND


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FOR THE RECORD A History of the Recording Industry in New Zealand
Bryan Staff & Sheran Ashley
ISBN9781869535087
$32.50

The interesting history of the New Zealand recording industry from the earliest cylinder days to the end of the disc era. Includes illustrations of all known NZ labels. 

David Bateman, Auckland, 2002. Softback. 175 pages. NEW


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HOSTAGE TO THE BEAT The Auckland Scene 1955-1970
Roger Watkins
ISBN9780908884582
$37.50

A record of an exciting time in the development of New Zealand music in Auckland, this collection brings together the finest performers in the city at that time. Illustrated.

Tandem Press, Auckland, 1995. Softback. 192 pages. SECONDHAND


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DON'T LET IT GET YOU Memories- Documents
John O'Shea
ISBN9780864733566
$32.50

A veteran new Zealand film maker, John O'Shea joined Pacific Films in 1950. He gives his views on the state of New Zealand society as mirrored in its film production, and film making in general.

Victoria University Press, Wellington, 1999. Softback. 206 pages. SECONDHAND


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DANCING WITH DELIGHT, FOOTPRINTS OF THE PAST
Cherie Devliotis
ISBN9781877332258
$37.50

Dance and Dancers in Early Twentieth Century Auckland. This history of dance includes many reproductions from magazines and newspapers, and includes vaudeville, pantomimes. Dance schools and teachers etc.

Polygraphia Ltd., Auckland, 2005. Softback. 355 pages. SECONDHAND


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SOCIABLE, CAREFREE, DELIGHTFUL. A History of Scottish Country Dancing in NZ
M.D. Laidlaw and M.M. Hutchison
ISBN0473029812
$42.50

A complete illustrated history of Scottish dancing in New Zealand and of the clubs and associations that formed to support it. Much of interest to genealogists.

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Dunedin, 1995. Hardback with dust jacket. 202 pages. SECONDHAND


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INTO A NEW KEY
John Mansfield Thomson
ISBN0959774807
$30.00

The origins and history of the Music Federation of New Zealand, a chamber music society,  1950-1982.

The Music Federation of New Zealand Inc., Wellington, 1985. Hardback with dust jacket. 192 pages. SECONDHAND


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DOWNSTAGE UPFRONT
John Smythe
ISBN9780864734891
$35.00

The first 40 years of Wellington's Downstage Theatre, New Zealand's longest-running professional theatre.

Victoria University Press, Wellington, 2004. Softback. 512 pages. SECONDHAND


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WEARABLEART
Dame Suzie Moncrieff
ISBN9781877517945
$55.00

Another collection of stunning images from various World of Wearable Art shows. Studio photographs including close up details of the costume art pieces. THIS LARGE BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.

Craig Potton Publishing, 2013. Hardback with dust jacket. 275 pages. SECONDHAND


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DEAR SIBELIUS Letter from a Junky
Marshall Walker
ISBN9781904999683
$37.50

The author writes a letter to Sibelius explaining how his music has been a comfort and guide with him through his life. Part biography, part commentary on the composer. Marshall made a pilgrimage to Sibelius' Finland in 1996.

Kennedy and Boyd, Glasgow, 2008. Softback. 273 pages. SECONDHAND


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EMILY SOLDENE In Search of a Singer
Kurt Ganzl
ISBN9781877338724
$145.00

Emily Soldene was born in 1840 and was most popular in concert on the stage in the late 19th century. Ganzl has made a stupendous study of her life, music and business acumen in this 2 volume work, which is a numbered edition limited to 100 copies. This copy is signed by Ganzl. THIS LARGE BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.  

Steele Roberts, Wellington, 2007. Hardbacks with dust jackets. 768 +784 pages. NEW