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MAP NEW ZEALAND 100 Magnificent Maps from the Alexander Turnbull Library
Dave Small, curator, Alexander Turnbull Library
ISBN1869621263
$75.00

Beautiful reproductions of early maps of New Zealand, from the first printed map of  the Murderer's Bay area, through to interesting specific maps for industry, tourism etc. This heavy book will incur additional shipping costs to overseas destinations.

Godwit / Random House, Auckland, 2006. Hardback with dust jacket. 208 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE MAORI IN EUROPEAN ART
Leonard Bell
ISBN0589012819
$45.00

A study of how Maori people and culture were depicted by European artists both in Europe itself and also in New Zealand, revealing a richness and variety over two hundred years. New Zealand Art Series. Editor Hamish Keith.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1980. Hardback with dust jacket. 138 pages. SECONDHAND


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ENCOUNTER WITH EDEN New Zealand 1770-1870
Marian Minson
910280011
$32.50

Catalogue of an exhibition from the Rex Nan Kivell collection of Australasian art from the National Library of Australia. 74 items with lengthy descriptions. Colour and black and white reproduction.

national Library of New Zealand, 1990. Softback. 78 pages. SECONDHAND


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AUGUSTUS EARLE, TRAVEL ARTIST
Jocelyn Hackforth-Jones
ISBN0908578172
$47.50

Describes the artist Augustus Earle's travels in Australia, New Zealand, South America, and further afield. Illustrated by 168 examples of his work from the National Library of Australia.

Alister Taylor, Waiura, 1980. Hardback with dust jacket. 157 pages. SECONDHAND


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FRAMING THE WORLD
Paul Moon
ISBN9781877431449
$95.00

A definitive study of this extensively travelled professional artist who recorded early 19th century Australia, New Zealand, South America. Discusses his artworks,, which are reproduced in small format. An edition limited to 200 numbered copies. THIS COPY has some wear and soiling to the bottom etxernal page edges.

Resource Books, Auckland, 2011. Softback. 496 pages. SECONDHAND


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NINETEENTH CENTURY NEW ZEALAND ARTISTS A Guide and Handbook
Una Platts
310260921
$125.00

A comprehensive guide to more than 1200 artists painting and exhibiting in colonial New Zealand. A classic art reference text with over 100 illustrations. Ex Libris plate. Scarce.

Avon Fine Prints Ltd., Christchurch, 1980. Hardback with dust jacket. 272 pages. SECONDHAND


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EARLY PRINTS OF NEW ZEALAND
E.M. & D.G. Ellis
ISBN0167699931
$85.00
$65.00

An illustrated catalogue of New Zealand prints from 1726 (Valentyn's Tasman) to approximately 1875 with a few later prints added. Essential reference for historian and collector. An edition of 1,500 copies.

Avon Fine Prints, Christchurch, 1978. Cloth covered boards. 328 pages. SECONDHAND


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PORTRAIT OF A CENTURY The History of the NZ Academy of Fine Arts 1882-1982
Robin Kay and Tony Eden
$60.00

One hundered years of history of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts. This volume celebrates the gallery's important events, administrative history and artistic participation. There are more than 300 illustrations of works exhibited  at the Academy, many in colour.

Millwood Press Ltd., Wellington, 1983. Hardback with dust jacket. 219 pages. SECONDHAND


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PAINTING THE FRONTIER The Art of New Zealand's Pioneers
David Filer
ISBN9781869537258
$39.99

The 170 drawings, prints, paintings and photographs illustrated all reflect New Zealand pioneer life. Mostly the work of enthusiastic amateurs the works have a veracity that is unusual as well as engaging. The pictures are accompanied by an interesting themed text.

Bateman Publishing, Auckland, 2009. Hardback with dust jacket. 144 pages. NEW


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VISIONS OF NEW ZEALAND
Gordon H. Brown
ISBN9780908610754
$35.00

Traces the growth of a young country in a comprehensive portfolio of carefully selected paintings, drawings and prints, some never reproduced before. The images are accompanied by appropriate extracts from contemporary writing, both published and unpublished.

David Bateman, Auckland, 1988. Hardback with dust jacket. 192 pages. SECONDHAND


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HEAPHY
Iain Sharp
ISBN9781869404215
$47.50

A full biography of the nineteenth century New Zealand soldier, explorer and artist, Charles Heaphy.

Auckland University Press, 2008. Hardback with dust jacket. 232 pages. SECONDHAND


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FRAMES ON THE LAND Early Landscape Painting in New Zealand
Francis Pound
ISBN0002165988
$45.00

A scholarly and erudite description of how European immigrant artists applied established landscape theories and practices to the New Zealand landscape. The book gives consideration to the work of 17 artists from Hodges to Nairn.

William Collins Publishers Ltd., Auckland, 1983. Hardback with dust jacket. SECONDHAND


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DREAM COLLECTORS, ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF ART IN NEW ZEALAND
Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
ISBN9780909010485
$42.50

Catalogue to accompany an exhibition covering 100 years of New Zealand art. The items were sourced from all over New Zealand and overseas. Includes Maori and Pakeha works.

Te Papa Press, Wellington, 1988. Softback. 208 pages. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALAND'S ROMANTIC LANDSCAPE, Paintings by John Gully
John Sidney Gully
ISBN0908582684
$75.00

John Gully 1819-1888 was a significant painter of New Zealand's colonial landscape. Working in the Nelson Survey Office and association with Julius von Haast, gave him access to sketches of newly surveyed lands. Gully's Romantic style landscapes brought him immediate recognition both at home and abroad. 

Millwood Press Ltd., Wellington, 1984. Hardback with dust-jacket. 182 ages, illustrated. SECONDHAND


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VAN DER VELDEN Otira
Peter Vangioni and Dieuwertje Dekkers, introduction by T L Rodney Wilson
ISBN9781877375231
$50.00

Published to accompany the exhibition at the Christchurch Art Gallery. Van der Velden's artistic training and background in the Netherlands, the history of the Otira area which he came to paint so dramatically, and the works themselves.

Christchurch City Art Gallery, Christchurch, 2011. Hardback with dust jacket. 96 pages. NEW


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PICTURES OF OLD NEW ZEALAND
James Cowan
ISBN9781877151996
$70.00

A descriptive catalogue of the Partridge Collection of Maori Paintings by Gottfried Lindauer, together with a biography of the artist. Illustrated.

Cadsonbury Publications, Christchurch, 2004. Softback. 228 pages. NEW


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GOTTFRIED LINDAUER'S NEW ZEALAND
Ngahiraka Mason and Zara Stanhope
ISBN9781869408565
$75.00

The Maori Portrtraits. The definitive work on Lindauer’s portraits of Maori tupuna / ancestors collects these  works with descriptive and biographical text of the works, and essays on Lindauer and New Zealand at the time he was working.

Auckland University Press, Auckland, 2017. Hardback with dust jacket. 281 pages. NEW


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FACES FROM THE PAST The Dignity of Maori Age
Kristin Zambucka
ISBN0589006665
$150.00
$95.00

A collection of portraits of what was, at the time, a fast vanishing generation of tatooed Maori kuia. There are 25 full page portraits drawn in chalk pastel, each woman is named. A large and impressive book. THIS COPY lacks the dust jacket, and pasted onto  a blank part of the page facing her portrait is an obituary of 114 year old Ngahuia Witariana Hona.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1971. Hardback with no dust jacket. 60 pages, 25 portraits. SECONDHAND


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PARIHAKA THE ART OF PASSIVE RESISTANCE
Various authors
ISBN9780864734051
$65.00

Features over 100 artworks that explore the legacy of Parihaka and it's leaders Te Whiti o Rongomai and Tohu Kakahi. Published to coincide with the exhibition of the same name at the Wellington City Art Gallery, 2000-2001.

City Gallery, Victoria University Press, Wellington, 2001. Softback. 232 pages. SECONDHAND


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CHARLES BLOMFIELD His Life and Times
Muriel Williams
ISBN0340236663
$47.50

Blomfield is remembered chiefly for his paintings of the Pink and White Terraces before they were destroyed, but he was also an avid explorer and travelled throughout the country and left many beautiful paintings of the landscape as he found it over the years 1862 to 1926.

Hodder & Stoughton Ltd., Auckland, 1979. Hardback with dust jacket. 188 pages. SECONDHAND


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YEAR BOOK OF THE ARTS IN NEW ZEALAND No 3, 1947
Howard Wadman, editor
110221412
$47.50

Over 100 large illustrations, 8 in full colour. Drama in the four centres, new section on drawings, enlarged verse section. Chips and silverfish nibbles to DJ. 1250 copies printed.

H.H. Tombs Ltd., Wellington, 1947. Hardback with dust jacket. 170 pages. SECONDHAND


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YEAR BOOK OF THE ARTS IN NEW ZEALAND No 4, 1948
Howard Wadman, editor
1102221411
$45.00

Over 100 pages of paintings and drawings, six origional wood and linocuts and six artists write about their work. 1400 copies printed.

The Wingfield Press (H.H. Tombs Ltd.), Wellington, 1948. Hardback with dust jacket. 171 pages. SECONDHAND


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ARTS YEARBOOK 7
H. H. Tombs director
910250824
$47.50

The seventh annual review of the arts in New Zealand, featuring articles on the various arts by A.R.D. Fairburn, E H McCormick, M K Joseph, etc.

The Wingfield Press, Wellington, 1951. Softback. 168 pages. SECONDHAND


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ART IN NEW ZEALAND Quarterly Dec. 1935
C A Marris
810211023
$47.50

Art and literature periodical, with poetry, plays, prints, paintings etc. THIS COPY has some wear to spine and mild foxing.

Harry H. Tombs Ltd., Wellington, 1935. Softback. 122 pages. SECONDHAND 


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THE NEW ZEALAND ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS 75TH ANNIVERSARY
Introduction by W S Wauchop
910250823
$35.00

The catalogue of the 76th annual exhibition in 1964. 8 pages of Reminiscences by Wauchop, followed by the catalogue, with black and white photos. Includes A Deans, P McIntyre, C Wheeler.

The New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, Wellington, 1964. Softback. 56 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE ART OF ALFRED SHARPE
Roger Blackley
ISBN9781869531119
$47.50

Sharp played a leading role in Auckland's art culture of the 1870s and 1880s. He was one of the most distinguished water-colourists of the colonial period, yet something of an enigma, this is his life and art.

David Bateman, Auckland, 1992. Softback. 144 pages. SECONDHAND


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GOLDIE
Roger Blackley
ISBN9781869533403
$45.00

Charles Goldie (1870-1947) is New Zealand's best known colonial artist. His portaits of Maori are now seen as iconic. In the beginning years of the twentieth century Goldie was Auckland's leading painter. Over one hundred painting are reproduced in full colour.

Auckland Art Gallery, 1997. Softback. 200 pages. SECONDHAND


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C F GOLDIE, PRINTS, DRAWINGS AND CRITICISM
Alister Taylor and Jan Glen
ISBN0908578083
$450.00

A massive work of Goldie scholarship with discussions of his life and work, with an emphasis on his portraits. Tipped in colour plates as well as black and white reproductions. Quarter leather bound book in cloth solander case. Deluxe numbered limited edition of 1600 copies.Weighs 5kg so extra shipping above check out rate will apply to all orders.

Alister Taylor, Waiura, 1979. Hardback with no dust jacket. 311 pages. SECONDHAND


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LADY PAINTERS The Flower Painters of Early New Zealand
Bee Dawson
ISBN9780143008057
$55.00

The stories of nine extraordinary colonial women who all made a contribution to the development of botanical art. Illustrated with original paintings from all the artists. This copy sunned to spine.

Penguin Books NZ, Auckland, 2007. Hardback with dust jacket. 144 pages. SECONDHAND


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PORTRAIT OF FRANCES HODGKINS
E.H. McCormick
ISBN0195479916
$55.00

A scholarly and well written account of the career of "one of the most remarkable women painters of our country". Hodgkins 1869-1947 had a long and venturesome life and was described as a master colourist. Tipped in plates.

Auckland University Press, 1981. Hardback with dust jacket. 159 pages. SECONDHAND


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FRANCES HODGKINS A PRIVATE VIEWING
Joanne Drayton
ISBN9781869621179
$45.00

A beautiful and interesting book that is indeed a private viewing; it offers a sense of immediacy and intimacy. A thorough account of her life and work.

Godwit/Random House, Wellington, 2005. Softback. 304 pages. SECONDHAND


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LETTERS OF FRANCES HODGKINS
Edited by Linda Gill
ISBN9781869400811
$47.50

A full lifetime of experiences and thoughts from this artist and art teacher whose career spanned decades and continents. A member of the Seven and Five Society, she mixed with British avant-garde society and was a key figure in British Modernism.

Auckland University Press, 1993. Hardback with dust jacket. 584 pages. SECONDHAND


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EVELYN PAGE - SEVEN DECADES
Janet Paul and Neil Roberts
ISBN0868617385
$37.50

Published to accompany a retrospective exhibition of 70 years of Page's work. With colour reproductions.

Robert McDougall Art Gallery / Allen and Unwin, Christchurch, 1986. Softback. 104 pages. SECONDHAND


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PAINTING OUT THE PAST
Richard Donald
ISBN9781877361760
$32.50

The Life and Art of Patricia France, who travelled Europe in the 1920s and then established herself as a painter. She was a patron to many artists and was in contact with McCahon, Woollaston and Hotere. Illustrated with colour reproductions of her work. THIS COPY with signed presentation from the author.

Longacre Press, Dunedin, 2008. Softback. 160 pages. SECONDHAND


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FLOWERS INTO LANDSCAPE Margaret Stoddart 1865-1934
Julie King
ISBN9781877161131
$30.00

An artist monograph and an eloquent tribute to a fine New Zealand artist who painted studies of native plants and local landscapes. After a visit to Europe her local landscape work became more impressionist.

Hazard Press Ltd., Christchurch, 1997. Softback. 111 pages. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALAND BOTANICAL PAINTINGS
Norman B. Harvey
410260905
$90.00

A collection of accurate and finely detailed botanical paintings by a skilled exponent of the art. There are 40 full colour plates tipped in on fine art paper, each with a commentary.

Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1969. Hardback with dust jacket in the slip-case. 86 pages. SECONDHAND


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E. MERVYN TAYLOR. ARTIST:CRAFTSMAN
Bryan James
ISBN9781877338557
$95.00

Mervyn Taylor (1906-64) is the greatest exponent of the art of wood engraving New Zealand has known. His images have enduring power and a beauty which has been matched by no other artist. This is the story of his life and work. First published in 2006.

Steele Roberts Ltd., Wellington, 2007. Hardback with dust jacket. 160 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE CARVER AND THE ARTIST Maori Art in the Twentieth Century
Damian Skinner
ISBN9781869403737
$55.00

Charts the growth and development of the new forms of Maori art the emerged as a result of the rapid urbanisation of Maori in the mid twentieth century. What emerged was a invigorating merging of modernism with tradition. Well illustrated.

Auckland University Press, 2008. Hardback with dust jacket. 224 pages. SECONDHAND


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CONTEMPORARY NEW ZEALAND PAINTERS
Jim and Mary Barr with photographs by Marti Friedlander
ISBN0908578148
$175.00

The first (and only volume) of a projected 2 vol work on NZ artists of the time. With interviews and photographs of the artists and their works. Includes  Gretchen Albrecht, Don Binney, Rudi Gopas, Ralph Hotere, Doris Lusk, Colin McCahon and others. Cloth in slipcase. Heavy oversize book will incur extra postage charges outside of New Zealand.

Alister Taylor, Martinborough, 1980. Hardback with no dust jacket, in slipcase. 176 pages. SECONDHAND


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RAISING OF THE PHOENIX
Ted Pryor
ISBN0473085860
$47.50

The life and works of William Trethewey, sculptor of Christchurch who was active during the 1920s and 1930s and created the Citizens War Memorial that stands in Cathedral Square. This copy signed by the author.

E.G. Pryor, Christchurch, 2002. Softback. 126 pages. SECONDHAND


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PETER McINTYRE'S NEW ZEALAND
Peter McIntyre
61022081
$95.00

In this pictorial essay, Peter McIntyre presents New Zealand as he saw it in the 1960s, with scenes of everyday life and landscapes from shearing gangs to Wellington's waterfront. It contains 56 full page colour reproductions of his oil paintings and an introductory essay. Revised edition.

AH and AW Reed, Wellington, 1977. Hardback with dust-jacket. Unpaginated. SECONDHAND


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PETER McINTYRE'S NEW ZEALAND
Peter McIntyre
ISBN0908676387
$75.00

In this pictorial essay, Peter McIntyre presents New Zealand as he saw it in the 1960s, with scenes of everyday life and landscapes from shearing gangs to Wellington's waterfront. It contains 56 full page colour reproductions of his oil paintings and an introductory essay. First published in 1964 this is the 1989 edition. 

Beckett Publishing, Auckland, 1989. Hardback with dust-jacket. Unpaginated. SECONDHAND


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McINTYRE COUNTRY Deluxe edition
Peter McIntyre
ISBN0589012827deluxe
$250.00

Text with monochrome illustrations accompanied by tipped in colour plates. McIntyre comments on the landscapes he has observed. Deluxe Edition limited to 300 copies in clam-shell case. All edges gilt. Original card packaging case. SIGNED by McIntyre to the title page.

A H and A W Reed, Wellington, 1979. Hardback with dust jacket. 76 pages plus tipped in plates. SECONDHAND


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PETER McINTYRE'S WELLINGTON
Peter McIntyre
ISBN0589009362
$55.00

Pen and wash monochrome drawings of Wellington in the 1970s, with tipped in watercolour plates. Text and illustrations by McIntyre.

AH and AW Reed, Wellington, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket. Unpaginated. SECONDHAND


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THE PAINTED YEARS
Peter McIntyre
5102709
$75.00

Peter McIntyre's autobiography. His art and his travels. Includes comprehensive account of his service as the Official New Zealand War Artist in the Middle East, North Africa, Greece, Crete and Italy during the Second World War. Illustrated in line.

A H and A W Reed, Wellington, 1962. First edition. Hardback with dust jacket. 218 pages. SECONDHAND


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WATERCOLOURS OF ITALY
W.A. Sutton
ISBN0900392223
$120.00

Well known Canterbury painter Bill Sutton produced these exquisite watercolours on a QEII Arts Council of NZ fellowship to Italy in 1974. This beautiful large format volume contains twenty four fine colour reproductions of Italian subjects.

Whitcoulls Publishers for Canterbury University, Christchurch, 1975. Hardback with dust jacket. SECONDHAND


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BILL'S STORY
Pat Unger
ISBN9781877257704
$37.50

A substantial and well illustrated biography of W A (Bill) Sutton, one of Canterbury's best loved artists who was also academic and teacher of great talent. This copy signed by the author.

Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2008. Softback. 252 pages. SECONDHAND


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W.A. SUTTON A RETROSPECTIVE
Various authors
ISBN0908874995
$37.50

Catalogue of the retrospective for a much loved post war Canterbury artist. Many fine colour plates.

Christchurch Art Gallery, 2003. Softback. 127 pages. SECONDHAND


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TOSS WOOLLASTON A LIFE IN LETTERS
Edited by Jill Trevelyan
ISBN9780909010072
$95.00

Woollaston's letters, edited with much explanatory material and examples of his works. Gives insights into the Christchurch and New Zealand art scene during his life. THIS BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.  

Te Papa Press, Wellington, 2004. Hardback with dust jacket. 520 pages. SECONDHAND


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HISTORIC SHEEP STATIONS OF NEW ZEALAND
Colin Wheeler
ISBN0908676344
$160.00
$125.00

Omnibus edition of  both Wheeler's South Island titles and the North Island one in the one volume. Full page colour illustrations with accompanying text with marginal pen and ink drawings.

Beckett Publishing, Auckland, 1989. Hardback with dust jacket. 275 pages. SECONDHAND


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HISTORIC SHEEP STATIONS OF NEW ZEALAND
Colin Wheeler
ISBN0589014161
$95.00

A new work drawing on the three earlier historic sheep station books, but with new material and illustrations. 16 new plates and 8 newly covered stations.

AH and AW Reed, Auckland, 1982. Hardback with dust jacket. 96 pages. SECONDHAND


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HISTORIC SHEEP STATIONS OF THE SOUTH ISLAND
Colin Wheeler
210230321
$95.00

The artist's iconic portrait of the high country and high country life. This first of the series visits 20 of the best known South Island stations and includes black and white drawings and 20 tipped in coloured plates, fine heavy art paper is used throughout. A very good quality and classic NZ art book. First edition. THIS COPY has wear to edges of the jacket with a chip from top corner near spine.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1968. Hardback with dust jacket. 71 pages. SECONDHAND


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HISTORIC SHEEP STATIONS OF THE SOUTH ISLAND SECOND SERIES
Colin Wheeler
ISBN0589006754
$95.00

Another of the artist's iconic portraits of the high country and high country life. The second series visits a further 20 of the best known South Island stations and includes black and white drawings and 20 colour plates, fine heavy art paper is used throughout. A fine quality and classic NZ art book. First Edition.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1971. Hardback with dust jacket. 96 pages. SECONDHAND


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HISTORIC SHEEP STATIONS OF THE NORTH ISLAND
Colin Wheeler
ISBN0589007513
$95.00

Another iconic portrait of the high country and high country life. This third book in the series visits 20 of the best known North Island stations and includes black and white drawings and 20 coloured plates, fine heavy art paper is used throughout. Another fine quality NZ art book. First edition.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1973. Hardback with dust jacket. 104 pages. SECONDHAND


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PICTURES BY AUSTEN DEANS
Austen Deans
210230601
$125.00

A fine collection of the work of the artist, mostly the South Island high country landscape, together with the narrative of the artist. Twenty full colour tipped in plates together with line drawings and text printed on heavy art paper, a high quality publication.

A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1967. Hardback with dust jacket. 64 pages. SECONDHAND


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MY KIND OF COUNTRY
Douglas Badcock
ISBN0723303045
$47.50

Paintings in oil of southern New Zealand, with sketches, commentaries and an introduction. The first book of the work of the Queenstown resident landscape artist. Colour plates on heavy art paper. First published in 1971.

Whitcoulls Ltd., Christchurch, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 86 pages. SECONDHAND


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MY KIND OF PAINTING
Douglas Badcock
ISBN0723304807
$47.50

This is the artist's third book and contains quality reproductions of landscape paintings in oil from throughout New Zealand, with sketches, commentaries and an introduction. Colour plates on heavy art paper.

Whitcoulls Ltd., Christchurch, 1978. Hardback with dust jacket. 86 pages. SECONDHAND


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BEHIND THE TWISTED WIRE New Zealand artists in World War I
Jennifer Haworth
ISBN9781927167212
$49.99

A well illustrated exploration of the work of New Zealand's Official War Artists and also of it's citizen soldiers. Much of this compelling work remains little known to this day.

Wily Publications, Christchurch, 1916. Softback with flaps. 328 pages. NEW


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THE ART OF WAR. New Zealand's War Artists in the Field 1939-1945
Jennifer Haworth
ISBN9781877393242
$45.00

A study exploring the work and experiences of New Zealand's commissioned war artists of World War Two. Well illustrated. This copy signed with a dedication by the author.

Hazard Press Ltd., Christchurch, 2007. Softback. 224 pages. SECONDHAND


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MOUNTAINS OF THE SOUTH
Paintings by John Rundle, text by John Gordon
ISBN9781869411916
$47.50

This beautiful volume celebrates the beauty and challenges of the peaks and valleys of the Southern Alps with pencil drawings and a selection of fine landscape paintings.

Random House NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1993. Hardback with dust jacket. 112 pages. SECONDHAND


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GEORGE EDWARD LODGE The Unpublished NZ Bird Paintings
Edward Lodge, text by C.A. Fleming
ISBN0908603096
$125.00

A unique collection of 89 watercolour paintings by British artist George Lodge that was commissioned by the New Zealand Government in the early 1900s as a sequel to the publication of Buller's Birds of New Zealand. The intended book was never published and the paintings remained in the Museum of New Zealand until published here with a text written by Sir Charles Fleming, and a foreword by Sir Peter Scott. This heavy book will incur additional shipping costs to overseas destinations.

Nova Pacifica Publishing Co. Ltd., Wellington, 1982. Hardback with dust jacket. 409 pages. SECONDHAND


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WILD PORTRAITS
Raymond Ching
ISBN090869721X
$95.00

A wide range of wild portraits, pencils sketches and paintings, covering the artists wanderings form the arctic to Australasia. 200 plates of birds and mammals reproduced in superb quality. THIS COPY has a sunned spine and a gift inscription to endpaper.

Seto Publishing Ltd., Auckland, 1988. Hardback with dust jacket. 216 pages. SECONDHAND


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AESOP'S KIWI FABLES
Raymond Ching
ISBN9781869538453
$49.99

A collection of 47 oil paintings that tell the well known fables of Aesop told by the inhabitants of the islands of New Zealand, mostly birds, who are called to take the place of the more familiar players. 

David Bateman Ltd., Auckland, 2012. Hardback with dust jacket. 226 pages. NEW


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DAWN CHORUS
Ray Ching
ISBN9781988538105
$89.99

"In 1610, a lerned Swiss, Nicholas Neuelet, intimates an opinion that Aesop, the fabled teller of fables, may have travelled to the Antipodes, to New Zealand, even after his death, and offers as evidence the note books beautifully reproduced in this volume."

David Bateman Publishing, Auckland, 2019. Hardback with dustjacket. 245 pages. NEW


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COLIN McCAHON The Man and the Teacher
Agnes Wood
isbn0908990456
$47.50

The author gives an account of her friend and teacher. Well illustrated with works by or related to McCahon from private and institutional collections. Reminiscences of McCahon's teaching at Elam, Kurow and the Attic Class held above the Auckland City Art Gallery.

David Ling, Auckland, 1997. Softback. 160 pages. SECONDHAND


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COLIN McCAHON There is Only One Direction Vol 1 1919-1959
Peter Simpson
ISBN9781869408954
$75.00

This biography of McCahon covers his early period in Dunedin, Nelson, Wellington, Tahunanui, Christchurch and Titirangi. Excellent colour reproductions. THIS LARGE BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.  

Auckland University Press, 2019. Hardback with dust jacket. 358 pages. NEW


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ROBIN WHITE New Zealand Painter
Alister Taylor
110207211
$75.00

This very fine quality monograph covers Robin White's work and career from 1968-81. Her distinctive paintings and prints are unmistakably New Zealand and have achived 'iconic' status in recent contemporary New Zealand art history. The book includes a lengthy interview with the artist and a catalogue of works.

Alister Taylor, Martinborough, 1981. Hardback with dust jacket. 1981. 116 pages. SECONDHAND


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HANLY A New Zealand Artist
Russell Haley
ISBN0340431296
$55.00

A study of the life and work of the artist who has made an outstanding contribution to the quality and richness of NZ contemporary art over the last fifty years.

Hodder and Stoughton, Auckland, 1989. Hardback with dust jacket. 240 pages. SECONDHAND.


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LEN LYE, A PERSONAL MYTHOLOGY Paintings, Steel-Motion Compositions, Films
Andrew Bogle, Gerhard Brauer, Roger Horrocks, Len Lye
ISBN0864631006
$42.50

A catalogue published in conjunction with an exhibition of his paintings, steel-motion contributions and films at the Auckland City Art Gallery. Contains tipped in colour plates. This was issued in an edition of 1500 copies only.

Auckland City Art Galleries, Auckland, 1980. Softback. 91 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE DRAWINGS OF RUSSELL CLARK
Michael Dunn
410280921
$65.00

A representative selection of Clark's drawings and illustrations, some in colour, that introduce the man, his work and his method of working.

William Collins NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 88 pages. SECONDHAND


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TOM MUTCH ANTIPODEAN ARTIST
Kathryn Webstert
ISBN9781869535797
$37.50

Although Australian born, Mutch has spent most of his life in New Zealand. He is a painter, printmaker and sculptor. Very well illustrated in colour.

David Bateman, Auckland, 2004. Softback. 143 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE ART OF GRAHAME SYDNEY
Grahame Sydney, Michael Findlay, Brian Turner, Belinda Jones, Reg Graham
ISBN9781877135316
$65.00

Includes list of exhibitions, 143 plates. Landscapes of Central Otago, female nudes, sketches etc. Large landscape format. This heavy book will incur additional shipping costs to overseas destinations.

Longacre Press, Dunedin, 2001. Hardback with dust jacket. 191 pages. SECONDHAND


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TIMELESS LAND
Grahame Sydney, Brian Turner and Owen Marshall
ISBN9781877460524
$95.00

A threeway collaboration this book features over 50 of Sydney's finest paintings of the Central Otago region, some of which are now considered national icons. The paintings are complemented by Turner's poetry and several stories by Marshall. First published in 1995, this edition was published in 2010.

Longacre Books, Auckland, 2010. Hardback with dust jacket. 159 pages. SECONDHAND


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HOTERE
Various Essayists
ISBN9780473139704
$195.00

A very substantial monograph covering the artist's career from 1962 until the date of publication. Numerous high quality reproductions of Ralph Hotere's works including a five panel folding plate of Godwit/Kuaka 1977. Very fine condition. THIS large heavy book will require an additional post charge to overseas destinations.

Ron Sang Publications, Auckland, 2008. Hardback with dust jacket. 323 pages. SECONDHAND


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ALAN PEARSON HIS LIFE AND ART
Denys Trussell
ISBN9780908790258
$65.00

A biographical study of Liverpool born artist Alan Pearson who studied art at the University of Canterbury, and is internationally recognised. 56 colour plates plus monochrome. THIS COPY has a gift inscription to the first page.

Hazard Press Limited, Christchurch, 1991. Hardback with dust jacket. 159 pages. SECONDHAND


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CAMERON JOHNSON
Sandra Coney
ISBN9789473175436
$37.50

A study of the life and works of the first artist of the West Coast of Auckland. Cameron left his childhood home at Kaiapoi to study art in Melbourne. He returned to Karekare and the Waitakeres, and was a member of the Auckland Society of Arts.

Keyhole Press, Auckland, 2010. Wire bound softback. 96 pages. SECONDHAND.


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THEO SCHOON A BIOGRAPHY
Damian Skinner
ISBN9780995100176
$59.99

A biography of this Dutch immigrant who became an important figure in the art world, and a proponent of Maori art and crafts. 

Massey University Press, Auckland, 2018. Softback with dust jacket. 335 pages. NEW 


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MAX GIMBLETT
Lewis Hyde
ISBN9788881588466
$65.00
Three friends of the artist collaborated to produce this portrait of him and his work in his fiftieth year. 119 colour plates.

Edizioni Charta, Milan, 2013. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 119 pages. SECONDHAND

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BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON
Nicola Green
ISBN9781869531461
$55.00

The Art of A. Lois White. A major work on this distinctive mid-twentieth century New Zealand artist. Colour reproductions of 47 works.

Auckland City Art Gallery and David Bateman, Auckland, 1993. Softback.128 pages. SECONDHAND.


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WITHIN AND BEYOND
Heather Busch, John Roberts, Patrick Hutchings, Elva Bett
ISBN0908790074
$125.00

48 works painted by Heather Busch between 1980 and 1989. With three essays. THIS COPY is signed by Busch and includes slipped in broadside invitation to the bookl launch at the Robert McDougall Art Gallery.

Hazard Press, Christchurch, 1989. Hardback with dust jacket. 112 pages. SECONDHAND


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SERAPHINE PICK
Felicity Milburn and Lara Strongman
ISBN9781877375187
$80.00

The first comprehensive survey of the artist's work from the years 1994 to 2009 published to coincide with the exhibition of more than 100 of these paintings. Also includes 8 essays.

Christchurch Art Gallery, 2009. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 184 pages. NEW


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PAT HANLY
Gregory O'Brien
ISBN9780473208646
$75.00

This work on New Zealand painter Pat Hanly includes an essay and four biographical memoirs by associates. Hundreds of colour plates including folding. THIS LARGE BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.  

Ron Sang Publications, Auckland, 2012. Hardback with dust jacket. 276 pages. SECONDHAND


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BILL HAMMOND JINGLE JANGLE MORNING
Jennifer Hay, Laurence Aberhart, Chris Knox and Ron Brownson
ISBN9781877375132
$75.00

Four essays on the Lyttelton artist Bill Hammond and many colour reproductions of his work. THIS COPY is an as new copy in the folded poster-size dust jacket.

Christchurch Art Gallery, 2007. Hardback with dust jacket. 219 pages. AS NEW


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VIRGINIA KING Sculptor
Gregory O'Brien, Kendrah Morgan, Paul Judge, Geoff Park, Mark Amery
ISBN9781869536152
$55.00

Five essays complement photographs of Virginia's sculptural and kinetic artworks, many designed for outdoor setting. Working in wood and metal, and the environment.

David Bateman, Auckland, 2005. Hardback with dust jacket. 120 pages. SECONDHAND


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MUTTONBIRDS, PART OF A STORY
Bruce Connew (photographs) with Dean Tiemi Te Au
ISBN0958243042
$55.00

Dean writes of his Te Au whakapapa and connection to Taukihepa off Stewart Island, his struggles growing up, and his right to Muttonbirding. Photographs of the island, the birds and Dean muttonbirding. Limited edition of 600 numbered copies, signed by Connew.

Vapour Momenta Books, Wellington, 2004. Wire bound softcover. Approx 100 pages. SECONDHAND


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ANGELS AND ROSES
Mark Stocker
ISBN9780908812554
$45.00

The art of Frederick George Gurnsey. Gurnsey emigrated to New Zealand in 1906 bringing his carving talent to many historic buildings and churches which are adorned our house his wood and stone sculptures.  Photographs of his work, many in the Angilcan Cathedral in the Christchurch City Square.

Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 1997. Softback. 84 pages. SECONDHAND


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PACIFIC PARALLELS
Charles C Eldridge with Jim and Mary Barr
ISBN9780295971063
$30.00

Artists and the Landscape in New Zealand. Exhibition catalogue with essays for a travelling exhibition of work in the USA. Includes photography and film.

The New Zealand - United States Arts Foundation, Seattle, 1991. Softback. 175 pages. SECONDHAND


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SPEAKING IN COLOUR
Sean Mallon and Pandora Fulimalo Pereira
ISBN9780909010447
$37.50

Conversations with artists of Pacific Island heritage. Ten contemporary artists interviewed, with examples of their work. Fatu Feu'e, Pauline Hoeft-Cocker, John Ioane, Lily Laita, Iosefa Leo, Lyle Peninsula, John Pule, Filipe Tohi, Michel Tuffery, Jim Vivieaere.

Te Papa Press, Wellington, 1997. Softback. 155 pages. SECONDHAND


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TAIAWHIO Conversations with Contemporary Maori Artists
Huhana Smith, editor
ISBN9780909010867
$37.50

Profiles of 17 established and cutting edge Maori artists working in both traditional and non-traditional media, and based on conversations between the artists and Museum of New Zealand Te Papa curators. Very well illustrated.

Te Papa Press, Wellington, 2002. Softback. 224 pages. SECONDHAND


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BETWEEN THE LIVES Partners in Art
Edited by Deborah Shepard
ISBN9781869403331
$37.50

A study of nine New Zealand couples who have collaborated in the arts. Includes writers, artists, film-makers. Includes the Woollaston, McCahon, Smithyman, Hayward, Hanly partnerships.

Auckland University Press, 2005. Softback. 246 pages. SECONDHAND 


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WOMEN AND THE ARTS IN NEW ZEALAND
Elizabeth Eastmond and Merimeri Penfold
ISBN014009234X
$37.50

Forty works; 1936-86. Nice large format book with text followed by forty good colour plates. Paintings, sculpture, prints.

Penguin Books, Auckland, 1986. Softback. SECONDHAND


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JANE EVANS
John Coley
ISBN9781877161162
$37.50

A biography of this successful artist which relates her personal life and her artistic achievements. THIS COPY is signed by Jane and also by the author.

 


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CSA THE RADICAL THE REACTIONARY AND THE CANTERBURY SOCIETY OF ARTS
Warren Feeney
ISBN9781877257940
$35.00

Between 1880-1996 the Canterbury Society of Arts dominated the cultural life of Canterbury and played a vital role in the development of New Zealand art. This work includes a check-list of its total of 2259 working members.

Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2011. Hardback with dust jacket. 224 pages. NEW


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BLOOMSBURY SOUTH
Peter Simpson
ISBN9781869408480
$69.99

A history of the arts in Christchurch 1933-1953. Writers, painters, poets, playwrights and printers. Details of Caxton and Pegasus Press typography, Ngaio Marsh's productions, Douglas Lilburn's music and more.

Auckland University Press, 2016. Hardback with dust jacket.353 pages. NEW 


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CHRISTCHURCH CITY ART GALLERY The Building, The Collections
Various
ISBN0988874405,ISBN0908874375
$95.00

Limited edition commemorative publication to celebrate the opening of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu. Volume One The Building, Volume Two The Collections

Christchurch Art Gallery, 2003. Hardback volumes with dust jackets in slip case. Volume One 99 pages, Volume Two 247 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE MEN FROM UNCLE
Photoworks by Margaret Dawson with an essay by Louise Garrett
ISBN0958327688
$30.00

Photographs of senior gentlemen. Published to accompany an exhibition touring the country. Includes an introduction, exhibition venue list and bibliography.

Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch, 1998. Hardback with dust jacket. 111 pages. SECONDHAND


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PHOTOGRAPHY IN NEW ZEALAND A Social and Technical History
Hardwicke Knight
110250911
$47.50

The classic and ground breaking account of photography in New Zeakland, includes short essays on all the important early photographers. Geographical and alphabetical lists make it essential reference for all interested in NZ photography. Published 1971.

John McIndoe, Dunedin. Hardback with dust jacket. 196 pages. SECONDHAND


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NEW ZEALAND PHOTOGRAPHY FROM THE 1840s TO THE PRESENT
William Main and John B. Turner
ISBN0959781811
$37.50

An interesting overview of the practice of photography in New Zealand illustrated with important examples from some of the best photographers since 1840.

Photoforum Inc., Auckland, 1993. Softback. 88 pages. SECONDHAND


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EDWARDIAN WELLINGTON
William Main
ISBN9780959783612
$45.00

A record of Edwardian Wellington as captured in photographs by Joseph Zachariah. THIS COPY is signed by Main at the foot of the title page.

Exposures, Wellington, 2009. Softback. 156 pages. SECONDHAND


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FACING AN ERA
William Main
ISBN095978360X
$35.00

A study of 250 New Zealand postcard photo portraits from the first half of the 20th century. A study of photography and society.

Exposures, Wellington, 2006. Softback. 96 pages. NEW


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NEW ZEALAND PHOTOGRAPHERS A SELECTION
Hardwick Knight
210220603
$42.50

A collection of 23 selected biographies illustrated with 96 photographs and a list of over 1,100 New Zealand photographers to 1900. A classic text on the subject.

Allied Press Ltd., Dunedin, 1981. Softback. Unpaginated. SECONDHAND


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EARLY NEW ZEALAND PHOTOGRAPHY Images and Essays
Angela Wanhalla and Erika Wolf, editors.
ISBN9781877578168
$50.00

The book looks at a range of New Zealand photographs up to 1918 and anylises them as photo-objects, how they were made, by whom, what they show and how our understanding can vary and change over time.

Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2011. Softback. 208 pages. NEW


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THE IMPERIAL ALBUM OF NEW ZEALAND SCENERY Vol II
McKee and Co. and Wheeler and Son
510201212
$175.00

A fine album of photomechanical reproductions of whole plate photographs by Wheeler and Son of Christchurch, a continuation of the previous volume. 102 images from all over the colony. Full leather binding, large book, 250mm X 320mm. Uncommon in such good condition.

Mc Kee and Co., Photo-engravers, Wellington, 1898. Hardback, full leather binding, gilt titles. Pages 193 to 384. SECONDHAND


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WILLIAM FERRIER PHOTOGRAPHER
John Lester
410290201
$37.50

Biography of the well known nineteenth century South Canterbury photographer illustrated throughout with examples of his photographs.

Aigantighe Art Gallery, Timaru, no date. Softback. 60 pages. SECONDHAND


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BURTON BROTHERS PHOTOGRAPHERS
Hardwicke Knight
ISBN0868680214
$165.00

A biography of Walter and Alfred Burton and their Victorian period photography business. Includes early Otago, Maori, Fiji, King Country portraits, scenic scenes in the south. THIS COPY has a complete dust jacket with only minor wear. Scarce.

John McIndoe, Dunedin, 1980. Hardback with dust jacket. 139 pages. SECONDHAND


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INTO THE LIGHT A History of New Zealand Photography
David Eggleton
ISBN9781877333545
$55.00

A contemporary history of NZ photography written as a narrative essaySBN  It provides a comprehensive but succinct survey of the country's most significant photographers and their master works from the early 1850s to the present. Extensively illustrated.

Craig Potton Publishing, Nelson, 2006. Hardback with dust jacket. 188 pages. SECONDHAND


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FEELING FOR DAYLIGHT. The Photographs of Jack Adamson
Rhian Gallagher
ISBN9780473168780
$45.00

Jack Adamson grew up in South Canterbury almost at the foot of the Alps and spent years working at the Hermitage at Mount Cook during the intitial pioneer age of mountaineering there. He was associated with the exploits of Green, Fitzgerald, Zurbriggen, Mannering, Dixon, Fyfe and Du Faur when they and others pioneered all the routes and peaks of the Mount Cook region. These are his interesting and engaging photographs from that exciting and unique time in New Zealand alpine history.

South Canterbury Museum, Timaru, 2010. Hardback. 180 pages. SECONDHAND


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WITH MY CAMERA FOR COMPANY Havelock Williams 1884-1968
Diana Rhodes (editor)
ISBN9781877270482
$42.50

The work and life of professional photographer Havelock Williams who spent 50 years in Canterbury taking news and documentary photographs. 

Hazard Press, Christchurch, 2003. Softback. 232 pages, illustrated. SECONDHAND


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WITNESS TO CHANGE Life in New Zealand Photographs 1940-1965
Janet Bayley and Athol McCredie
ISBN0473003112
$37.50

A catalogue about photography which describes and comments on the social character of New Zealand between 1940 and 1965, exclusively the work of John Pascoe, Les Cleveland and Ans Westra. 36 plates.

Photoforum, Wellington, 1985. Softback. 88 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE SILENT LAND
Les Cleveland
210260521
$60.00
$37.50

A classic of New Zealand photo books, Clevelands haunting images give us a portrait of the West Coast unique in its isolation and resistant to change. A beautiful piece of book production from the country's premier private press. First edition. THIS COPY LACKS THE dust jacket.

Caxton Press, Christchurch, 1966. Hardback with no dust jacket. 88 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND FROM THE ROAD
Robin Morrison
ISBN0908578199
$395.00

The best book by the best New Zealand photographer. 155 photographs, the legendary and iconic work of the late Robin Morrison. The finest 'Photo Book' ever published in New Zealand, large format. Scarce. THIS BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.  

Alister Taylor, Martinborough, 1981. Hardback with dust jacket. 155 photograph plates. SECONDHAND


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HOMEPLACES
Robin Morrison and Keri Hulme
ISBN0340508310
$65.00

A tribute to the 'homeplaces' of writer Keri Hulme, Okarito, Moeraki and Stewart Island, illustrated with the iconic photographs of New Zealand's best loved photographer Robin Morrison.

Hodder and Stoughton, Auckland, 1989. Hardback with dust jacket. 131 pages. SECONDHAND


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MONSOON
Photographs by Brian Brake, text by Edmund Hillary, Deben Bhattacharya, Subodh Mukherji and Asoke Roy Chowdhury
ISBN9781869536084
$75.00

Photographic record by Brian Brake of life in India during the monsoon season in 1960. Colour photography and a few short essays.

David Bateman, Auckland, 2007. Hardback with dust jacket. 183 pages. SECONDHAND


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LAND OF MEMORIES
Mark Adams, text by Harry Evison
ISBN9780908884216
$45.00

A collection of contemporary photographs of places in the South Island that have particular cultural significance to the indigenous Maori of Te Wai Pounamu.         "Written and visual statements on a beloved land richly scarred by memory."

Tandem Press, Auckland, 1993. Softback. Unpaginated. SECONDHAND


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LARKS IN A PARADISE, NEW ZEALAND PORTRAITS
Marti Friedlander and James McNeish
61023031
$65.00

Text collected and arranged by McNeish from everyday people, with candid photos by Friedlander. A snapshot of New Zealand at the time, everyday people in everyday situations.

William Collins NZ Ltd., Auckland, 1974. Hardback with dust jacket. 113 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE EVENING HOURS Ben Cauchi
eidted by Aaron Lister
ISBN9780864738387
$35.00

Three essays accompany over 80 photographs by Cauchi, who uses 19th century wet-collodion processes to achieve an otherworldy aspect with his work.

Victoria University Press, Wellington, 2013. Hardback with dust jacket. 125 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE VAULT
Neil Pardington
ISBN9781877375200
$45.00

Photographs of the storage areas of New Zealand museum and galleries, showing the built up material culture now hidden from public view.

Christchurch Art Gallery, 2009. Hardback with no dust jacket. 96 pages. SECONDHAND


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ABERHART
Laurence Aberhart, Gregory O'Brien, Justin PatoN
ISBN9780864735560
$95.00

Overview of Aberhart's work to date including his iconic photographs of churches, marae, cemeteries, and Masonic lodges. Includes photographs taken overseas including Australia, Europe and North America. With accompanying essays. Heavy book may incur extra shipping charges outside New Zealand.

Victoria University Press, Wellington, 2007. Hardback with dust jacket. 304 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE PRESSURE OF SUNLIGHT FALLING
Fiona Pardington
ISBN9781877578090
$120.00

The third great voyage of French pacific explorer Dumont d'Urville between 1837 and 1840 carried on board the eminent phrenologist Pierre-Marie Dumontier who made a series of plaster life casts of people encountered during the voyage. These full size life casts included Maori subjects. Fiona Pardington has photographed more than 50 these casts at the Musee de l'Homme and the results are published in this significant and beautiful book. The photographs are accompanied by essays by a number of distinguished scholars of pacific history.   

Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2011. Hardback with dust jacket. 160 pages. NEW


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MIN'S PIE, CARTOONS FROM THE NEW ZEALAND HERALD 1949-1952
Gordon Minhinnick
51022012
$45.00

Selected cartoons by Minhinnick. Focusing on the economy and politics. This copy has a signed presentation by Minhinnick on the inside front cover.

Wilson and Horton Limited, Auckland, 1952. Softback with no dust jacket. 56 pages. SECONDHAND


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A NEW ZEALAND CHRISTMAS
Sarah Ell
ISBN9781869621599
$37.50

Three centuries of Kiwi Christmas celebrations from the Alexander Turnbull Library. Reproduces postcards, photographs, dinner menus, advertisements and posters related to New Zealander's at Christmas. At home and abroad, in times of peace and war, Maori and Pakeha.

Godwit / Random House, Auckland, 2008. Hardback with dust jacket. 208 pages. SECONDHAND


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FRONTING UP. Classic New Zealand Magazine Covers
Richard Wolfe
ISBN9781877378065
$45.00

An attractive and interesting collection of over 100 New Zealand published magazine covers many of which provide iconic images of their time and place. Scarce.

David Ling Publishing Ltd., Auckland, 2005. Softback. 110 pages. SECONDHAND


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SEND ME A POSTCARD. New Zealand Postcards and the story they tell
William Main
ISBN9781877333729.
$29.95

The postcards illustrated in this book offer a wonderful insight into New Zealand's everyday life and social history and were assembled by photohistorian Bill Main.

Craig Potton Publishing, Nelson, 2007. Softback. 140 pages. NEW.


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NEW ZEALAND IMAGES OF WAR
Tony Martin
ISBN0864691262
$32.50

Aspects of  NZ war art from colonial times to the present. Includes art as propaganda and art as a counter to the official line. Published to accompany an exhibition.

Dunmore Press, Palmerston North, 1990. Softback. 143 pages. SECONDHAND


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JUST TO LET YOU KNOW I'M STILL ALIVE Postcards from New Zealanders during WW1
Glen Reddiex
ISBN9781869341275
$49.95

The history of postcards and the images they portrayed that related to New Zealanders in the First World War. Some postcards were photographs of servicemen and nurses, others printed propaganda works. This work shows a full array of specimens with informative text.

Grantham House Publishing, Wellington, 2015. Softback. 184 pages. NEW


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MERVYN WILLIAMS From Modernism to the Digital Age
Edward Hanfling
ISBN9780473284459
$85.00

An impressive monograph on this important artist. Discusses his changing styles and techniques. Many full colour reproductions of his work. THIS LARGE BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.  

Ron Sang Publications, Auckland, 2014. Hardback with dust jacket. 333 pages. SECONDHAND


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POST MARKS The Way We Were - Early new Zealand Post Cards 1897-1922
Leo Haks, Colleen Dallimore and Alan Jackson
ISBN9780987654663
$69.99

A history of the picture postcard in New Zealand. A huge selection sorted into; early examples, patriotic examples, First World War, outdoors and sport, tourism, farming, mining, commerce, schools, post and telegraph services. THIS BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.  

Kowhai Media Ltd., Auckland, 2015. Hardback with dust jacket. 327 pages. NEW


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IT'S IN THE POST THE STORIES BEHIND NEW ZEALAND STAMPS
Richard Wolfe
ISBN9781877517280
$32.50

Wolfe places some very attractive New Zealand postage stamps, and series of stamps, in their historical, political and social perspective. A beautiful book.

Craig Potton Publishing, Nelson, 2010. Hardback with dust jacket. 224 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE CELLULOID CIRCUS The History of the New Zealand Picture Theatre
Wayne Brittenden
ISBN9781869621469
$39.95

This is a celebration of the heyday of the picture theatre. A marvelous social history of a bygone era. Illustrated with a collection of photographs from throughout the country. 

Godwit Press, Auckland, 2008. Softback. 304 pages. NEW.


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WEARABLE
Lisa Walker
ISBN9780473184230
$45.00

A book of photographs of Walker's 'wearable' art-works, mainly pendants or brooches from everyday items, strung about the neck. Colour photographs.

Lisa Walker, circa 2012. Hardback with no dust jacket. 100 pages. SECONDHAND


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SUN GARDENS Cyanotypes by Anna Atkins
Larry J. Schaaf
ISBN9783791357980
$110.00

A very substantial and beautifully produced account of the first ever photographically illustrated book, the exquisite blue cyanotypes of British Algae. A masterpiece of publishing.

New York Public Library, USA, 2018. Hardback with dust jacket. 215 pages. NEW 


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PERSPECTIVE OF NUDES
Bill Brandt, preface by Lawrence Durrell and introduction by Chapman Mortimer
61022032
$135.00

The first edition of this collection of nudes taken with a wooden Kodak camera obscura. THIS COPY has at the head of the blank page facing the first plate, a one line note in red biro. The dust jacket has minor wear to the edges and a chip with loss at head of spine.

The Bodley Head Ltd., London, 1961. Hardback with dust jacket. 90 pages. SECONDHAND


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THE ART OF ENGRAVING
James B Meek
610220321
$75.00

A book of instructions for engravers, with information on tools and techniques as well as many  examples of plant, animal and decorative designs. Anatomical drawings of big game animals, lettering etc. The preponderance of photographs show engraved mounts for firearms. First published in 1973. THIS COPY has some edge wear and sun fading to the dust jacket.

F Brownell and Son, Iowa, 1983. Hardback with dust jacket. 196 pages. SECONDHAND


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COLOUR IN ADVERTISING
Joseph Binder
610230921
$145.00

Examples of European advertising art, shown in 26 tipped in colour plates. There are also 4 colour plates in the introduction. 29 page introduction.

The Studio Limited, London, 1934. Hardback with no dust jacket. SECONDHAND


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THE GOLDEN AGE OF BRITISH PHOTOGRAPHY 1839-1900
Mark Haworth-Booth, editor
ISBN0893811440
$50.00

Features a superb selection of the work of the finest practitioners of British Victorian photography reproduced with great fidelity and accompanied by good essays. A classic of the genre.

Aperture Books, New York, 1984. Hardback with dust jacket. 192 pages. SECONDHAND


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SELF-PORTRAIT
Marti Friedlander
ISBN9781869407841
$55.00

Autobiography of this emigre photo-journalist resident in NZ since 1958. She was notable for recording contemporary Maori culture at a time of  change.

Auckland University Press, 2013. Hardback with dust jacket. 258 pages. AS NEW


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JOHN DRAWBRIDGE
Damian Skinner
ISBN9780473139568
$125.00

This definitive work includes reproductions of various media including stained glass and with fold-out pages. One of NZ's most internationally recognised artists. THIS LARGE BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.  

Ron Sang Publications, 2008. Hardback with dust jacket. 264 pages. SECONDHAND


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EDITH COLLIER
Joanne Drayton
ISBN9780908812905
$32.50

Her life and work 1885-1964. She spent nine years in London in company of  Frances Hodgkins and Margaret Preston, before returning to Wanganui where she continued to paint. Includes 58 colour reproductions of her work.

Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 1999. Softback. 88 pages + plates. SECONDHAND


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THE BIRD PAINTINGS
Raymond Ching with text by David Snow, A H Chisholm and M F Soper
ISBN0002196859
$175.00

Water Colours and Pencil Drawings 1969-1975, includes exquisite large colour plates of birds in Ching's unique style, and text describing Ching's work and the subject matter. THIS LARGE BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations.  

Collins, London, 1978 First edition. Hardback with dust jacket and slip case. 142 pages. SECONDHAND