A beautiful new edition of "The Classic Guide for Realists and Dreamers." Chapters on food from the garden, the fields and from animals, the dairy, the kitchen, Brewing and wine-making, craft and skills and energy and waste. This substantial and classic work on self-sufficiency is comprehensively illustrated with informative drawings and fine colour linocuts. An iconic and must have title.
Dorling Kindersley Ltd., London, 2019. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 408 pages. NEW
A Survey of land utilization, farm organization finance and marketing. All aspects of agricultural production including forestry, and processing and marketing of produce.
New Zealand Institute of Pacific Relations / Melbourne University Press, Mlebourne, 1936. Hardback with no dust jacket. 818 pages. SECONDHAND
This work traces the main changes in farm implements used or manufactured in New Zealand. From horse drawn to tractor powered. With some photographs.
Fisher Printing Co. Ltd., Feilding, 1956. Hardback with no dust jacket. 104 pages. SECONDHAND
History of the Cawthron Institute published for the 90th anniversary. Details the establishment and subsequent staff and developments at the agricultural research Institute.
Cawthron Institute, Nelson, 2011. Hardback with dust jacket. 232 pages. SECONDHAND
The history of this Otago agricultural training institute, established in 1965.
A W Thomson, 1990. Softback. 143 pages. SECONDHAND
Dr Campbell McMeekan 1908-1972, Cambridge trained agricultural science researcher and head of Ruakura Agricultural Research Station. Later an associate director of the World Bank.
Hodder and Stoughton, Auckland, 1982. Hardback with dust jacket. 242 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of the selection and breeding history of crop, pasture, horticultural, onamental, forestry and soil conservation plants.
Butterworths / DSIR, Wellington, 1983. Softback. 309 pages. SECONDHAND
Describes the early horticulturists of Wellington, Nelson, Auckland, Otago, Taranaki, Hawke's Bay, Wanganui, Palmerston North and Canterbury. Compiled for the 50th anniversary of the New Zealand Horticultural Trades Association Inc.
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1955. Hardback with dust jacket. Illustrated. 188 pages. SECONDHAND
The history of the firm and the people who helped with its success.
Market Gardeners Limited, Christchurch, 1998. Hardback with dust jacket. 236 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of fruit growing and a celebration of 75 years of the New Zealand Fruitgrowers Federation. A follow up book to Fruitful Years.
New Zealand Fruitgrowers Federation,Wellington, 1991. Hardback with dust jacket. 117 pages. SECONDHAND
An authorative history of New Zealand tobacco growing from the earliest plantings before 1840 untill the final surrender of the growers in Motueka in 1995.
Hazard Press, Christchurch, 1997. Softback. 224 pages. SECONDHAND
This valuable book covers all aspects of setting up an Olive grove of any size and written expressly for Southern Hemisphere conditions.
Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 1999. Softback. 146 pages. SECONDHAND
Department of Horticulture Bulletin 19 by Lincoln College. 12 species discussed with commercial crop production information. Typescript mimeograph with some drawings.
The Bookshop, Lincoln College, Canterbury. Undated (1980?). Softback. 92+xii pages. SECONDHAND
An account of best practice for both large and small scale production of the eight most profitable crops. Organic vegetable production using protected culture.
Chelsea Green Publishing, Vermont, USA, 2017. Softback. 264 pages. NEW
An organic guide to growing, processing and using whole grains for gardeners and farmers. Covers all the basics from planting to harvesting and storing.
Chelsea Green Publishing, Vermont, USA, 2009. Softback. 308 pages. NEW
Massey Agricultural College Bulletin No. 18. A study of soil and the interaction with water, how to survey and drain agricultural land. Machinery for farm drainage (ditching and draining). Land drainage by pumping. Drainage of peat loams.Illustrated with photographs and diagrams.
Massey Agricultural College, Palmerston North, 1950. Softback. 184 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of the wool trade from beginnings in medieval England. Includes the 16th century boom, introduction of the merino breed, Australian merino flocks, pastoral development, New Zealand crossbreds, North and South American wool trade.
Columbine Press, Manchester, 1961. Hardback with dust jacket. 196 pages. SECONDHAND
The art and technique of shearing by the world record champion shearer Godfrey Bowen. Mainly concerned with hand-piece shearing. Third revised edition.
Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchurch, 1963. Hardback with dust jacket. 191 pages. SECONDHAND
An excellent social history of shearing and the wool trade in New Zealand. Shearing gangs, cockies and cooks. Tall yarns and true ones too.
Benton Ross Publishers Ltd., Auckland, 1987. Softback. SECONDHAND
An exploration of the intimate historical links between Scotland and New Zealand especially in the sheep farming industry. Includes accounts of 10 South Island stations and 2 in the north, also the Scots of Waipu.
Farming Scotland, Isle of Skye, 2005. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 131 pages. SECONDHAND
The history of shearing gangs and champion shearers in New Zealand, From earliest colonial times to the current international shearing competitions.
Auckland University Press, Auckland, 2010. Softback. 350 pages. SECONDHAND
50 years of Golden Shears competitions in New Zealand. As well as recording the Masterton sheep shearing event this covers the sheep and wool industry at home, and other events abroad. THIS BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.
Fraser Books, Masterton, 2010. Softback. 443 pages. SECONDHAND
A study of the first thirty years of the Golden Shears shearing competitions in New Zealand.
Hazard Press, Christchurch, 1991. Softback. 320 pages. SECONDHAND
Agricultural development in New Zealand, where the bush was burnt and replaced with dairying. A history of the establishment first of home dairies, and the development of the commercial firms.
Butterworths, Wellington, 1988. Hardback with no dust jacket. 168 pages. SECONDHAND
The history and science of New Zealand viticulture with a survey of the regional vineyards of the time. Very well illustrated by Robin Morrison.
Hodder and Stoughton, Auckland, 1984. Hardback with dust jacket. 202 pages. SECONDHAND
The interesting and colourful history of winemaking in New Zealand that laid the foundation for the international success the industry has achieved in the last few decades. Illustrated. Scarce.
Southern Cross Books, Auckland, 1964. Hardback with dust jacket. 100 pages, including appendix list of winemakers. SECONDHAND
A comprehensive account of the New Zealand wine industry at the time of writing, with some history of the introduction and development of viticulture.
Memoir/ biography of one of the founding entrepreneurs of the New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc industry in Marlborough.
Harper Collins, Auckland, 2016. Hardback with no dust jacket. 287 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of the development of the winerys of Canterbury with information on the industry in general as well as the individual vineyards.
Shoal Bay Press, Christchurch, 2002. Softback. 157 pages. SECONDHAND
A background and guide to the production of grapes and wines, more especially in the cooler regions. Includes distribution and growing of grapes, the making of wine and its subsequent evaluation. Illustrations, diagrams and tables. First published in 1984.
Gypsum Press, Wellington, 1994. Softback. 193 pages. SECONDHAND
A comprehensive and scholarly account of viticulture with emphasis on growing grapes in arid and semi arid conditions. A classic text.
University of California Press, Berkley, USA, 1974. Hardback with dust jacket. 710 pages. SECONDHAND
A comprehensive, well illustrated account of winemaking in the vineyard and the wine cellar. A valuable introduction to sustainable winemaking.
Floris Books, Edinburgh, U.K., 2014. Softback. 261 pages. NEW
George Fistonich and the Villa Maria Story. The family, the wines and the company that was at the forefront of commercial NZ wine production.
Random House New Zealand, Auckland, 2012. Softback. 368 pages. SECONDHAND
A practical guide to growing bluegums for timber on New Zealand farms. Selection of species, planting, silviculture, milling etc.
New Zealand Farm Forestry Assoc. Ltd., Wellington, 1996. Hardback with dust jacket. 140 pages. SECONDHAND
A look at 18 New Zealand winemakers and how they revolutionised the industry. The story of the individuals and their estates.
New Holland Publishers, Auckland, 2012. Softback. 191 pages. SECONDHAND
All aspects of wood-lot forestry management and diversification, for pleasure and profit. The Second Edition.
The Estates Gazerre Ltd., London, 1967. Hardback with dust jacket. 440 pages. SECONDHAND
How rural communities can build and strengthen their economy, environment and social cohesion. Future challenges to rural life and how to handle them sustainably.
Massey University Press, Auckland, 2019. Softback. 239 pages. NEW