A biography of one of New Zealand's greatest tennis player, this describes Wilding's upbringing, his years at Cambridge, his tennis career including victory at Wimbledon and his tragic death in France during World War One. Illustrated, sunned spine.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1916. Hardback. 306 pages. SECONDHAND
Bound numbers of volumes VI and VII, seems to have been published weekly or bi-weekly. Starts with Vol VI No 1 (Nov 15 1950) through to Vol VII No 9 (Mar 19 1952). Canterbury Lawn Tennis Association Official Club newsletter.
Canterbury Lawn Tennis Association, Christchurch, 1950-52. Hardback, 15 pages per issue. SECONDHAND
A comprehensive study of Lovelock as an athlete and academic, as well as his family life and military career. Discusses Lovelock's alleged suicide.
Trio Books, Wellington, 2007. Softback. 224 pages. SECONDHAND
Provides an overview of Lovelock's life and considers the myths and legends that surround him. Essays introduce each year of his career and, along with biographical sketches of other key figures in this golden era of middle distance running, provide a rich sporting contest. A description of Lovelock's training methods and a full race list conclude the book.
Craig Potton Publishing, Nelson, 2008. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 282 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of Arthur Lydiard the great athletics coach. Romanos recalls the achievements of Peter Snell, Murray Halberg, Bill Baillie, Barry Magee and John Davies who trained with Lydiard.
Moa Beckett Ltd., Auckland, 1994. Hardback with dust jacket. 215 pages. SECONDHAND
Published at the height of his career after Halberg, Snell and Magee proved Lydiard's abilities as an athletics coach, this is his method of training champion runners.
AH and AW Reed, Wellington, 1962. Hardback with dust jacket. 181 pages. SECONDHAND
Lydiard tells the full story of his remarkable life in athletics, from his early years in NZ to his coaching experiences in Finland, Mexico, Venezuela and elsewhere.
Exsile Publishing, Auckland, 2004. Hardback with dust jacket. 247 pages. SECONDHAND
Biography of this World Record holder and Olympian champion runner, as told to the author. Halberg conditioned himself with the Lydiard Method of stamina training.
AH and AW Reed, Auckland, 1963. Hardback with dust jacket. 212 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of New Zealand runner Peter Snell and his world record breaking and Olympic running career. Illustrated.
Minerva Limited, Auckland, 1965. Hardback with dust jacket. 240 pages. SECONDHAND
Tucked away at the bottom of the world in the tiny farming community of Tussock Creek, lives the greatest veteran runner of all time. Since 1975 NZ farmer, Derek Turnbull, has claimed 25 World Age Group records. This is his story.
Published by Pat Turnbull, Winton, Southland, 2006. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 256 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of membership, participants, events and fixtures of the NZAVA. Lists the competition winners, with results etc. THIS COPY has a presentation inscription from Arthur Grayburn, the co-editor.
Proprint Ltd., 1999. Softback. 230 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of the event iconic New Zealand cross country endurance race from 1983 to 1994, with each year covered. Includes race records and a chapter on Robin Judkins, the founder of the event. Includes many colour photographs.
Shoal Bay Press, Christchurch, 1994. Softback. 184 pages. SECONDHAND
Annual for the season of 1906-07 issued by the New Zealand Bowling Association and the Northern Bowling Association. Very well detailed with many photographs as well as a multitude of period advertisements. Descriptions and photographs of the various regional clubs throughout the country. Membership rolls etc.
Otago Daily Times and Witness, Dunedin, 1907. Hardback with no dust jacket. 396 pages. SECONDHAND
A Centennial History of the game of golf in New Zealand. Includes Ladies golf, notable courses and clubs, and lists of Championship winners etc.
The New Zealand Golf Association (Inc.), Wellington, 1971. Hardback with dust jacket. 262 pages. SECONDHAND
Memoir of the early years of golf in the UK. First edition of 1919, written in 1914 but delayed by the Great War. This copy is tidy but suffers from some mild foxing throughout. Pen name to endpaper. Complete with all plates.
Country Life, London, (1919). Hardback with no dust jacket. 229 pages + adverts. SECONDHAND
Records first class matches and other statistics of New Zealand rugby including visiting national teams etc. Various issues available. Some slight soiling, and former owner's name. Available; 1947, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1959. PRICE PER VOLUME.
Sporting Publications, Wellington. Softbacks. 180 pages, average. SECONDHAND
Charles Monro was a pioneering sporting enthusiast who as a nineteen year old returned from school in London introduced rugby to the sporting youth of Nelson and Wellington.
Clive Akers, Palmerston North, 2008. Softback. 241 pages. NEW
The history of the beginnings of New Zealand rugby, and the ground-breaking tour of Great Britain, Ireland, France and America which heralded the Kiwi obsession with the game.
Hodder Moa Beckett, Auckland, 2005. Softback. 196 pages. SECONDHAND
An exposition of and suggestions about the game from one of the great early All Black exponents. Includes photographs and diagrams. Second edition. A fine copy and scarce.
Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1929. Hardback with dust jacket. 128 pages. SECONDHAND
A book of instruction and strategy about Rugby Football as well as Association Football. There is a section on the New Zealand Tour of 1905 and photographs of All Blacks W.J. Wallace and F. Roberts. Scarce title.
J.M. Dent and Sons Ltd., London, 1911. Red cloth covered boards. 304 pages. SECONDHAND
A diary written by Masters who played twenty two matches on the thirty match tour and is thus a reliable history. Fully illustrated with interesting photographs. Some minor loss to tail of spine, and some staining to bottom edge of first few pages.
Christchurch Press Co. Ltd., Christchurch, 1928. Softback. 166 pages. SECONDHAND
An exposition of the game by a former Gloucester and England player illustrated with photographs of players in action.
Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, 1933. Red cloth covered boards. 224 pages. SECONDHAND
Statistics of Rugby Matches played by South Africa from 1891-1949, including the All Blacks Tour of 1949 with a record of every match.
Donaldson's Publications Pty Ltd., Johannesburg, 1950. Softback. 154 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of the fourth New Zealand Rugby Football team tour to the British Isles, France, Canada, and America, 1953-54. Illustrated.
Sporting Publications, Wellington, 1954. Softback. 166 pages. SECONDHAND
A complete history of the Wellington Rugby Union, with statisticsof players and administration, and Athletic Park. Photographs.
AH and AW Reed, Wellington, 1952. Softback. 195 pages. SECONDHAND
The Birth and evolution of our national game. Includes the history of the Nelson club, which is the oldest in the country.
Nelson Mail, (1970). Softback. 190 pages. SECONDHAND
The rules, teams and results for the year. Nice copy.
Otago Daily Times and Witness Newspapers Company Ltd., Dunedin, 1946. Hardback with no dust jacket. 316 pages. SECONDHAND
Incorporates James Lillywhite's Companion and Guide to Cricketers. A complete but tired copy which has some loss to the advertising pages at the front.
James Lillywhite, Frowd and Co., London, 1895. Softback. 260 pages +adverts. SECONDHAND
A complete look at cricket equipment and technique. Also an overview of Public School, Oxford and Cambridge University, and County Cricket at the time. A limited edition of 350 numbered copies, signed by Prince Ranjitsinhji. Collated as complete. Page 116 has a few pencil notations next to the "Order of going in". White buckram is handling soiled, corners bumped and frayed to tips. Armorial bookplate to paste down. Hinges cracked but tight. THIS HEAVY BOOK will incur extra shipping charges.
William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1897. Hardback with no dust jacket. 477 pages plus plates. SECONDHAND
The definitive history of cricket in New Zealand, this volume covers the earliest period and gives statistics and match details. Well illustrated with photographs. Free end paper has former owner names.
Simpson and Williams, Christchurch, 1927. Hardback with no dust jacket. 576 pages. SECONDHAND
The second instalment of the standard work on the history of New Zealand cricket. Designated Volume II, but stands alone for the period covered. Illustrated with photographs. Two former owner names to front end paper.
Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchurch, 1936. Hardback with no dust jacket. 594 pages plus folding plates. SECONDHAND
The definitive work covering every match played by a New Zealand team from the first in 1894 to May 1985. Numerous illustrations and comprehensive text and statistics.
Moa Publications, Auckland, 1986. Hardback with dust jacket. 656 pages, large book. SECONDHAND
Based on interviews with team mates and friends, this is an insightful account of a great sportsman and legendary cricketer.
Longacre, Auckland, 2010. Softback. 279 pages. SECONDHAND
A complete history of Tests and other matches between the New Zealand and England Cricket Teams from 1864-1989.
The Crowood Press, Wiltshire, 1990. Hardback with dust jacket. 304 pages. SECONDHAND
Barries humorous book on cricket. Previously privately published, this is the first standard edition. Illustrated. THIS COPY has some edge wear and minor chipping to the dust jacket.
James Barrie Publishers Ltd., London, 1950. Hardback with dust jacket. 40 pages. SECONDHAND
The definitive bibliography of publications relating to cricket. Covers all the main cricketing nations, as well as North America. Books and also ephemera such as match programs.
The Library Association, London, 1977. Hardback with dust jacket. 649 pages. SECONDHAND
The history of the park. The most historic events, the strangest, the funniest and the saddest, all written with a keen sense of occasion.
Whitcombe & Tombs, Christchurch, 1974. Hardback with dust jacket. 234 pages. SECONDHAND
The New Zealand Football Association (NZFA) celebrates its first 100 years. Includes a chapter on the Chatham Cup.
New Zealand Football Association, Auckland, 1991. Hardback with dust jacket. 200 pages. SECONDHAND
An early history of angling with accounts of acclimatization and guides to the best fishing areas throughout the country.
Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchurch (1925). Hardback with no dust jacket. 159 pages. SECONDHAND
The development and management of trout, a report by the NZ Marine Department. Fisheries Bulletin No. 9. Information on fish hatcheries, angling, environmental factors etc.
H H Tombs, Wellington, 1948. Softback. 175 pages. SECONDHAND
Holden collects stories from articles in old books and popular magazines of the past. Includes fishing in rivers, lakes and streams. Trout and Salmon. Also big game fishing with some reference to Zane Grey. Well illustrated. THIS COPY signed with a presentation from Holden.
Hodder, Auckland, 1984. Hardback with dust jacket. 291 pages. SECONDHAND
Originally published in 1892, this is the first New Zealand fishing book. This beautiful facsimile reprint is on parchment paper and bound in fine New Zealand kid leather in a limited edition of only 100 numbered copies. Folding map to rear.
Smith's Bookshop, Christchurch, 1996. Full leather binding. 99 pages. NEW
A description of every river, stream and lake in the district with local experts providing advice on the best lures or flies to ensure success. Illustrations and folding maps. Scarce.
Southland Acclimatisation Society, Invercargill, 1962. Softback. 71 pages, folding maps. SECONDHAND
Simpson & Williams Ltd, Christchurch, 1943. Hardback with dust jacket. 255 pages. SECONDHAND
A description of a fisherman’s paradise with its teeming lakes, rivers & seas, the story of the introduction of game fish and full information about sport, equipment, regulations and camping. THIS COPY is very tidy and includes the often missing plate at page 120. Clothbound.
London, Seeley Co. Ltd, 1927. Hardback with no dust jacket. 246 pages. SECONDHAND
Volume Three of The Gun and The Cartridge. Comprehensive work on shotgunusage and maintenance. Includes choice of gun, cleaning and safety. REVISED EDITION.
Herbert Jenkins, London, 1960. Hardback with dust jacket. 512 pages. SECONDHAND
The author has spent a lifetime involved with Himalayan Thar, both in New Zealand and abroad. He began as a hunter and helicopter pilot culling thar, and then became a scientific researcher and photographer.
The Halcyon Press, Auckland, 2011. Softback. 328 pages. SECONDHAND
Rex Forrester was one of New Zealand's foremost hunting and outdoor sports writers. This book offers stories from a life filled with adventures, told by a professional who live and breathed hunting for fifty years. Written from first to last page in his vigorous, cheerfully personal style. First published in 1980.
Whitcoulls Publishers, Auckland, 1987. Softback. 208 pages. SECONDHAND
Traces the history of hunting wild game from the first introductions for food to efforts to establish herds of game animals such as red deer, chamois, sambar and wapiti, for sporting purposes. Many famous names are here and there are lots of historic photographs. A New Zealand hunting classic.
Hodder and Stoughton, Auckland, 1983. Hardback with dust jacket. 345 pages. SECONDHAND
A complete guide to hunting any of the thirteen species of big game in New Zealand together with anecdotes and tales of the author's hunting experiences in the New Zealand back country. Clipped title page.
Whitcombe & Tombs Ltd., Christchurch, 1967. Hardback with dust jacket. 218 pages. SECONDHAND
An anthology of deer hunting stories from around New Zealand. Some of the tales are from the early 20th century, and by deer cullers as well as recreational deerstalkers.
AH and AW Reed, Wellington, 1981. Hardback with dust jacket. 206 pages. SECONDHAND
Tales of shooting in the remote and beautiful New Zealand back country, by an accomplished hunter and an expert in ballistics and safety of firearms use.
Hodder and Stoughton Ltd., London, 1968. Hardback with dust jacket. 159 pages. SECONDHAND
Seven New Zealand hunters interviewed give an account of hunting in NZ and abroad, with discussion of techniques, equipment and the hunting ethos. Jack Silcock, Bill Axbey, Coral Robson, Jack Price, Don Kiddie, Vern Wilson, and Fred Stratford.
Viking Pacific, Auckland, 1991. Softback. 193 pages. SECONDHAND
Covers the years the author spent as a Forest Service Ranger in North West Nelson. Filled with a wide variety of stories from numerous hunting trips as well as anecdotes from everyday life as a forest ranger.
Halcyon Press, Auckland, 2008. Softback. 224 pages. SECONDHAND
These stories evoke the thrill of the hunt and the smell of the country, the North Canterbury hills that the author hunted in the 1940s, 50s and 60s.
Reed Books, Auckland, 1998. Hardback, no dust jacket as issued. 218 pages. SECONDHAND
Account of the author's experiences hunting in the remote and virtually unexplored wilderness of South Westland. He had a special interest in hunting for meat.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 137 pages. SECONDHAND
Harker recounts more of his experiences hunting on the West Coast, where along with his rifle, a camera was his usual companion. Includes the places, huts and the animals of the bush. Black and white photos throughout the text. THIS COPY has pen name to endpaper and title page.
Reed Books, Wellington, 1982. Hardback with dust jacket. 136 pages. SECONDHAND
Tells the stories of the many hunters whose dreams became reality when hunting Sika, the premier deer species of the North Island. Illustrated.
The Halcyon Press, Auckland, 2009. Softback. 264 pages. SECONDHAND
The natural history and hunting records of the Sika in Asia, New Zealand, and other parts where it has been acclimatised. New Zealand Big Game Records Series Volume One. First published in 1999, THIS COPY is the updated edition of 2009.
Halcyon Press, Auckland, 2009. Softback. 160 pages. SECONDHAND
The ancestors of the Red Deer of the Rakaia were liberated by the North Canterbury Acclimatisation Society in 1897. This is a complete history of the herd, it's spread,the stalking and the trophies taken. A New Zealand hunting classic. Scarce. Slight wear to dust jacket.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1970. Hardback with dust jacket. 165 pages. SECONDHAND
Tales of hunting deer in the Wairarapa hills of the North Island and going after Wapiti in remote Fiordland, by a thoughtful hunter and record keeper.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1965. Hardback with dust jacket. 174 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of over forty years of tough and exciting pig hunting in the Whanganui district. Illustrated.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1968. Hardback with dust jacket. 180 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of how the author grew up as a hunter, includes vivid accounts of finding and stalking some of the last Wapiti stags in the Fiordland bush. The first edition.
AH and AW Reed, Wellington, 1979. Hardback with dust jacket. 145 pages. SECONDHAND
Hunting reminiscences including Wapiti in Fiordland. Jim was hunting in the North and South Islands from the 1950s, for income and sport.
Reed Methuen Publishers Ltd., Auckland, 1987. Hardback with dust jacket. 159 pages. SECONDHAND
The first complete and definitive study of the fiordland wapiti herd, introduced in 1905, and exciting tales of hunting them. Stories of the great early guides, and detailed records of some of the great trophies. Many historic photographs. Scarce. THIS COPY has a clean repaired tear along lower fore edge fold with some creasing on the rear jacket panel.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1966. Hardback with dust jacket. 183 pages. SECONDHAND
The natural history and hunting records of the Asian, North American and Firodland Wapiti and Moose. New Zealand Big Game Records Series Volume Two.
Halcyon Press, Auckland, 2001. Softback. 192 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of the author's efforts, spread over many years, to prove conclusively that moose still live in the remote wilds of fiordland. Illustrated.
Wild South Books, Dunedin, 1998. Softback. 224 pages. SECONDHAND
Holden's first book, where he recounts his Forestry Service training as a deer-culler and some memorable times in the hills.
AH and AW Reed, Wellington, 1971. Hardback with dust jacket. 194 pages. SECONDHAND
Various deer hunting adventures in New Zealand and exciting hunting overseas in N. America, Rhodesia and Zululand. Illustrations.
Halcyon Publishing, Auckland, 1993. Hardback with dust jacket. 247 pages. SECONDHAND
Holden on hunting in Otago, Southland, Fiordland, South Westland and Stewart Island. Divided into three sections; Red Deer and Wapiti, Diversity of Game (small game, birds and pigs), and The Whitetail Challenge. Colour photo sections.
Hodder and Stoughton, Auckland, 1989. Hardback with dust jacket. 195 pages. SECONDHAND
A reflective book from a man who had seen great changes in the status of deer and deer hunting and who tells his anectdotal tales to convey the excitement and facination that hunting holds for its enthusiasts. Illustrated.
Hodder and Stoughton, Auckland, 1979. Hardback with dust jacket. 192 pages. SECONDHAND
Hunting yarns, divided into two sections, High Country for deer and pigs, and Alpine Game after Chamois and Thar. Colour photographs. Kaimanawas, Waimakariri, Lawrence.
Hodder, Auckland, 1988. Hardcover with dust jacket. 175 pages. SECONDHAND
Covers the deer hunting scene over the whole country and is packed with 'good hunting yarns', humorous and at times dramatic. Illustrated.
Hodder and Stoughton, Auckland, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 104 pages. SECONDHAND
The illustrated history of the New Zealand Deerstalkers Association and their battles to protect wild deer herds, written by the country's most well known hunting author.
Hodder and Stoughton, Auckland, 1987. Hardback with dust jacket. 333 pages. SECONDHAND
A Who's Who of New Zealand hunting personalities. Well illustrated, this gives biographical information along with hunting credentials.
Hodder Moa Beckett, Auckland, 1998. Softback. 216 pages. SECONDHAND
Holden's second book tells of his frustration with city life and his return to the Forestry Service, and hunting from his home in Mangaweka.
Hodder and Stoughton, Auckland, 1973. Hardback with dust jacket. 171 pages. SECONDHAND
Holden recounts his time hunting in Australia and Tasmania, and deer culling and venison meat hunting in New Zealand.
Hodder and Stoughton, Auckland, 1977. Hardback with dust jacket. 134 pages. SECONDHAND
The adventures of a New Zealand deerstalker. Author recounts a life hunting deer including two trips to Fiordland in search of Moose at Wet Jacket Arm.
A H and A W Reed, Wellington, 1982. Hardback with dustjacket. 182 pages. SECONDHAND
Rip roaring hunting yarns mainly about pig hunting. Well illustrated with photographs of some huge boars taken by the author and his mates. Rare title.
Caxton Press, Christchurch, 1999. Softback. 224 pages. SECONDHAND
A down to earth guide to pighunting based on the author's lifetime of experience. Where to find game, how to track them, what rifle to use, pig-dogs, dressing the carcase. Invaluable advice. THIS COPY has sun-faded spine on the dust jacket but is otherwise tidy.
AH and AW Reed, Auckland, 1974. Hardback with dust jacket. 186 pages. SECONDHAND
Short pieces on hunting various wild game in New Zealand and Africa. Axbey worked for the Wildlife Service.
Collins Publishers, Auckland, 1991. Hardback with dust jacket. 153 pages. SECONDHAND
A book in three parts which explores the author's quest hunting red deer, sika and wapiti. The author balances a desire to protect the bush from over-grazing with his call for allowing the population of game to produce trophy stags and support a sustainable population for hunting.
The Halcyon Press, Auckland, 1998. Softback. 187 pages. SECONDHAND
A history of the New Zealand Hunts Association. Horse and hound hunting throughout the country.
Swailes, Hurst and Co., Napier, 1970. Hardback with dust jacket. 158 pages. SECONDHAND
An illustrated history of hunting with hounds in New Zealand. Updated edition.
T. Herbert, Waipukurau, 1989. Hardback with dust jacket. 302 pages. SECONDHAND
Gary secured the pastoral lease to Lilybank near Lake Tekapo and set up a guiding hunting business. He recounts the obstacles he encountered and the joys he experienced.
The Halcyon Press, Auckland, 2010. Softback. 256 pages. SECONDHAND
Harker's account of 'Hunting the way it used to be', before helicopter hunting cleared out the deer and blokes did it the hard way in untracked country. Good advice and interesting accounts of stalking in bush and mountain range.
The Halcyon Press, Auckland, 2001. Softback. 304 pages. SECONDHAND
East African elephant hunting. This is a new edition of the 1949 classic.
Neville Spearman Limited, Sudbury, 1986. Hardback with dust jacket. 288 pages. SECONDHAND
Nature studies and accounts of hunting in old Africa when game was plentiful. Some emphasis on elephantsincluding the giant specimens which are no longer extant. Over 300 photographs. Printed on sized paper so quite heavy THIS LARGE BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations. Hutchinson and Co., London, undated 'New Edition'. Hardback with no dust jacket. 716 pages. SECONDHAND
A new illustrated edition of Five Years' Adventures in the Far Interior of South Africa, with notices of Native Tribes and Savage Animals. Shooting game, large and small, and observing the wildlife. Recased in cloth. First published in 1850.
John Murray, London, 1909. Hardback with no dust jacket. 497 pages. SECONDHAND
The wildlife and game animals of the Spanish countryside. Includes big-game, wild-fowling and bull-fighting. 209 illustrations and photographs. Facsimile of the 1910 edition, limited to 2500 numbered copies. THIS LARGE BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations. Incafo, Madrid, 1978. Hardback with dust jacket. 416 pages. SECONDHAND
The Reformation of a Big Game Hunter. Sleeman recounts various safaris about the world, including whaling, big-game fishing, angling and deer stalking in New Zealand. He chose to give up the gun for stalking with a camera. Includes accounts of Indian wolf-raised children.
Jarrolds, London, (1947). Hardback with dust jacket. 200 pages. SECONDHAND
The stirring accout of the exploration of early New Zealand by eighteen of the most successful pioneers. Photographs and maps.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1959. Hardback with dust jacket. 192 pages. SECONDHAND
A facsimile edition of the first 27 issues of the Journal, in 8 volumes. A record of mountain exploration and adventure by members of the New Zealand Alpine Club. Photographs, some folding. Period adverts. Maps including folding in pockets at rear of vols. 1, 3 and 7. Limited edition of 500 numbered copies. Near as new condition.
New Zealand Alpine Club (Inc.), Dunedin, 1975-1978. Hardbacks with dust jackets. Various paginations. SECONDHAND
Complete Index to the first 27 volumes of the Journal of the New Zealand Alpine Club.
New Zealand Alpine Club Inc., Christchurch, 1975. Softback. 44 pages. SECONDHAND
A record of mountain exploration and adventure by members of the New Zealand Alpine Club. Photographs, some folding. Period adverts. Sequential pagination throughout the annual series.
Coulls, Somerville, Wilkie, Dunedin, 1934. Softback. Pages 129-285
Coulls, Somerville, Wilkie, Dunedin, 1934. Softback. Pages 289-501.
Extracts from the Canterbury Mountaineering Club's Journal 1931-1932. Early explorations and ascents in Canterbury mountains. Includes first ascent of Mt Whitcombe, first crossing of Clarke Pass, first crossing of Waimakariri Col. Photographic plates. This copy has some minor soiling to rear wrapper and last few pages.
Extracts from the Canterbury Mountaineering Club's Journal 1932-1933. Early explorations and ascents in the Upper Waimakariri, Poulter and Wilberforce. Folding map, and photographic plates.
Canterbury Mountaineering Club, Christchurch, 1933. Softback. 107 pages. SECONDHAND
An illustrated account of climbs made chiefly in the South Island Mount Cook district by Fitzgerald on a tour from the UK. Additional written contributions by M. Conway, T. Bonney and C. Barrow, photographs by the author. 48 plates. Folding map to pocket at rear. First Edition. Bookplate of Mathews Memorial Library, Pen y Gwryd, Wales. THIS COPY inscribed "With the Author's Compliments".
T. Fisher Unwin, London, 1896. Hardback, no dust jacket. 363 pages. SECONDHAND
An Account of Four Season's Mountaineering on the Southern Alps of New Zealand. Written by the first woman to scale Mount Cook, this tells the tale of an Edwardian mountaineer overcoming not only physical challenges but all the social restrictions placed in her path. First edition. Top edge gilt, rebound cloth binding with original leather and gilt title labels to spine. Front hinge reinforced at half-title and reverse of frontis. W A Anderson's gift inscription to Mary Anderson dated 1923 in ink to free end paper. Slipped in a Mount Cook Motor Co's Ltd. Map of Mount Cook and Lakes Districts (from similar period).
George Allen and Unwin Ltd., London, 1915. Hardback with no dust jacket. 250 pages + plates. SECONDHAND
An account of four season's mountaineering in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. Written by the first woman to scale Mount Cook, this tells the tale of an Edwardian mountaineer overcoming not only physical challenges but all the social restrictions placed in her path. First published in 1915, this is a Capper facsimile reprint.
Capper Press, Christchurch, 1977. Hardback with dustjacket. Illustrated. 251 pages. SECONDHAND
An account of explorations of some of the wild and more remote parts of the country with chapters on Whangaroa, North Cape, Hauraki goldfields, Mayor Island, the Urewera, Karamea and the Southern Alps. THIS COPY has one section of pages at rear loose on the cords.
Macmillan and Co., Ltd., London, 1914. Gilt decorated boards. 256 pages, folding maps to rear. SECONDHAND
These are authentic tales of some of those who have explored the valleys, blazed the trails and climbed the peaks of Aspiring in north-west Otago.
Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd, Christchurch, 1951. Softcovers. 80 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of mount Earnslaw, history, exploration and adventure in the Glenorchy district of inland Otago.
Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchurch, 1957. Softback. 96 pages. SECONDHAND
A survey of the mountains of New Zealand with geological information, Maori myth, wildlife, and the human interaction with them through industry and recreation. 136 black and white photographs.
AH and AW Reed, Wellington, 1954. Hardback with dust jacket, 128 pages. SECODNDHAND
From the Notebooks, Diaries and Letters of James Robert Dennistoun, mountaineer, born 1883 died 1916. Includes an itinerary of his climbs on Mount Peel, Rangitata, Mount Cook, and deer stalking. A window into the life of early New Zealand mountaineering. Includes rarely seen sepia photographs. Very small tape repair to dust jacket.
JRD Publication, Geraldine, 1999. Hardback with dust jacket. 264 pages. SECONDHAND
The illustrated autobiography of Peter Graham 1878-1910, a man of Westland, who skill as a climber won him great renown. He made many first ascents of the peaks of the central Southern Alps and he became the chief guide at the Hermitage.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1965. Hardback with dust jacket. 245 pages. SECONDHAND
The personal memoirs of South Westland's most famous mountain guide who made many exploring trips and first ascents from his base at the Franz Josef Glacier Hotel which he and his family ran for 37 years.
John McIndoe, Dunedin, 1983. Hardback with dust jacket. 224 pages, illustrated. SECONDHAND
The illustrated biography of Dr Ebenezer Teichelmann, pioneer New Zealand mountaineer, explorer, surgeon, photographer and conservationist.
Tara-India Research Press, New Delhi, 2005. Hardback with dust jacket. 270 pages. SECONDHAND
Harry Ayres taught Edmund Hillary to climb and was considered to be this country's leading mountaineer of the 1940s and 1950s. Mahoney describes the career of a most unassuming but accomplished mountaineer.
Whitcoulls Publishers, Christchurch, 1982. Hardback with dust jacket. Illustrated. 160 Pages. SECONDHAND
The story of a professional mountain guide who climbed, explored and guided over vast areas of the Southern Alps. Adventures, defeats and victories by a well known second generation guide. Foreword by Sir Edmund Hillary. This copy signed by the author.
Oswald Sealy NZ Ltd., Auckland, no date. Hardback with dust jacket. 229 pages. SECONDHAND
The autobiography of pioneer climber and mountain guide Frank Alack who climed many of New Zealand's most famous peaks from the Hermitage and Fox Glacier. This copy signed by the author.
New Zealand Books, Palmerston North, 1974. Hardback with dust jacket. 220 pages. SECONDHAND
Great Days in New Zealand Mountaineering, the Rock and The Snow, foreward by Sir Edmund Hillary. A history of New Zealand climbing. First edition 1958.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1958. Hardback with dustjacket. Illustrated. 199 pages. SECONDHAND
An illustrated account of New Zealand mountain country that ranges over a wide field of bush and mountain activity. Pascoe also describes the work of high country sheep men and deer hunters, and covers high country history and literature. All photographs are by the author. First edition.
Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchurch, 1952. Hardback with dust jacket. 231 pages. SECONDHAND
Pascoe (1908-1972) was known for climbing virgin peaks and as the author of numerous books on early exploration and mountaineering. He was also a noted documentary photographer.
Craig Potton Publishing, Nelson, 2003. Hardback with dust jacket. 344 pages. SECONDHAND
New Zealand mountaineers in the great ranges of the world. Includes the Himalayaa and Mount Everest, the Andes and Antarctica. Includes Hillary at Everest in 1953, and the Kangchenjunga expedition of 1955.
Whitcombe and TombsLtd., Christchurch, 1969. Hardback with dust jacket. 250 pages. SECONDHAND
Stories of climbing and the back country, keenly observed and sharply written. From pre-war Tararua climbs to the headwaters of the Rakaia, Arthur's Pass, the Remarkables, the Milford Sound peaks, the Aspiring country to mountains overseas.
A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1970. Hardback with dust jacket. 211 pages. SECONDHAND
The author records some of the hardships of the intrepid early explorers and also his own climbs in the region. This copy signed by the author.
Caxton Press, Christchurch, 1988. Softback. 164 pages. SECONDHAND
Beautifully illustrated book that tells the life story of John Harrison and his achievements as a mountaineer in the Southern Alps, the Himalayas and the Antarctic. He died on a search and rescue mission in 1966.
Te Waihora Press, Christchurch, 2012. Softback. 256 pages. NEW
A collection of tales and memories of the hills, tramping and mountaineering in Otago. Illustrated with photographs.
Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchurch, 1940. Hardback with dust jacket. 120 pages. SECONDHAND
A life of Sir Edmund Hillary, one of the best known and best loved of twentieth century adventurers.
Moa Beckett Publishers Ltd., Auckland, 1993. Hardback with dust jacket. 208 pages. SECONDHAND
Hillary's account of his introduction to mountaineering in New Zealand, and his Himalayan climbs, culminating in being one of the first two climbers to summit Everest. First edition. THIS COPY is very tidy, with small pen anme to endpaper.
Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1955. Hardback with dust jacket. 224 pages. SECONDHAND
The author served as secretary to the 1953 Everest expedition, was then one of the first to ascend Kangchenjunga and went to Scott Base three times, once as leader. An adventurous life.
Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2006. Softback. 323 pages. SECONDHAND
In August 1985 a fourteen man New Zealand Alpine Club Expedition set out to conquer the west ridge of Mt Everest. This book tells the story of the expedition. Some sunning to dust jacket.
Hodder and Stoughton. Hardback with dustjacket. Illustrated. 171 pages. SECONDHAND
The New Zealand expedition to Mt Jannu in Eastern Nepal, near Kanchenjunga. Includes colour photographs and detailed appendices.
The illustrated account of 1981 New Zealand Molamenqing expedition that sucessfully climbed the previously unclimed third highest peak in the world on the Tibet Nepal border.
A.H. and A.W. Reed Ltd., Wellington, 1983. Hardback with dust jacket. 242 pages. SECONDHAND
A memoir of mountaineering in New Zealand and the Himalayas. Wilkins climbed with Hillary on the New Zealand Alpine Club expedition in 1954. He has the first ascent of the north east ridge of Mount Aspiring.
Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2013. Softback. 215 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of the New Zealand climbers and guides Rob Hall and Gary Ball. From their first forays in the mountains, to guiding on Everest, and their deaths in the Himalayan mountains. The author, a friend and fellow climber, has a personal insight into the subject.
Hedgehog House, Christchruch, 1997. Hardback with dust jacket. 160 pages. SECONDHAND
A celebration of the huts and the men who built and lived in them, and a celabration of their part in the social history of the country. First published in 2010, this is the revised edition.
Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, 2016. Softback. 383 pages. NEW
The Alpine Sports Club Inc. of Auckland. Gives the history of membership, huts and climbing, skiing and hiking trips about the country including the South Island. Good detail of how times have changed. Limited edition of 1000 numbered copies.
The Alpine Sports Club Inc., Auckland, 1986. Hardback with dust jacket. 240 pages. SECONDHAND
Commemorates the Silver Jubilee of the Tararua Tramping Club 1919-1944. Includes Photographs, and a map at the rear. First printed in June this is the November second printing completing 2,200 copies.
Tararua Tramping Club Inc., Wellington, 1946. Softback. 108 pages.SECONDHAND
A record of a 133 day East-West crossing of New Zealand by Richard and Kevin Ackerley. From Mt Hikurangi, to Riverton, including summiting Mt Cook and descending into Harwood's Hole. Colour photos throughout.
Ackerley Family, Hastings, 2000. Softback. 148 pages. SECONDHAND
An account of travel and diplomacy in Sikkim and Tibet. Well illustrated with plates. Detailed information on the Tibetan people and government at the time. First British edition, blue cloth with gilt titling, mild foxing to closed edges and lighty bruised corners.
Thornton Butterworth, London, 1924. Hardback with no dust jacket. 352 pages. SECONDHAND
Sven Hedin traveled extensively in Central Asia and this work is an account of the Trans-Himalaya mountain region. An extensive account of Tibet and Nepal. Illustrated with photographs. Frontispieces with tissue guards. Complete in two volumes with navy cloth with gilt titling. Frontis in vol 1 is detached. Tidy copies.
MacMillan and Co., London, 1909. Hardback in navy cloth with gilt. xv 442 +vii 450 pages. SECONDHAND
The account of the 1924 British Mount Everest expedition, where Mallory and Irvine failed to return from their attempt on the summit. With photographs, and colour illustrations, as well as maps. The first edition. THIS LARGE BOOK will incur an additional postage charge to overseas destinations. Edward Arnold and Co, London, 1925. Hardback with no dust jacket. 372 pages. SECONDHAND
Travels in Kashmir, including the Himalaya and Nanga Parbat. Illustrated with photographs. Dust jacket worn and split in two along upper joint.
A comprehensive chronicle of the discovery of world class adventure caving in New Zealand, Most of which has happened since the NZ Speleological Society was founded in 1949.
Hazard Press, Christchurch, 2003. Hardback with dust jacket. 306 pages, illustrated. SECONDHAND
A continuation to Ronald Carter's earlier book of the same name that brings the story of New Zealand yachting forward from the 1950s to the time of publication. Extensively illustrated.
A.H. and A.W. Reed, Wellington, 1978. Hardback with dust jacket. 159 pages. SECONDHAND
Official history of the Royal NZ Yacht Squadron. Includes history of the different types of craft, and various races and cups. Illustrated throughout.
Whitcombe and Tombs, Christchurch, 1971. Hardback with dust jacket. 202 pages. SECONDHAND
Meticulously researched and superbly illustrated, a history of an ever popular sport and leasure time activity from the earliest colonial days to the America's Cup triumph.
Viking Penguin Books, Auckland, 1999. Hardback with dust jacket. 232 pages. SECONDHAND
An anthology of cruising logs from the Royal Cruising Club. Includes South West Pacific by the Hiscock's, Alone to Antarctica by David Lewis, Baroque to Greenland by H W Tilman and others.
RCC Press Ltd., London, 1974. Hardback with dust jacket. 254 pages. SECONDHAND
A selection of logs of sailing voyages from Royal Cruising Club members in 1976.Includes New Zealand to England by Eric Hiscock, West Greenland in the Baroque by Tilman, and more.
RCC Press Ltd., London, 1976. Hardback with dust jacket. 276 pages. SECONDHAND
Some interesting anecdotes and history of the sport of trotting by various writes well connected with the sport. Illustrations. A very fine copy with a fine dust jacket.
Carlton Printing Co., Christchurch, 1954. Hardback with dust jacket. 304 pages. SECONDHAND
The full history of the legendary New Zealand racehorse from Timaru that dominated Australasian racing from late 1929 to 1931. Scarce.
Equus Marketing Pty, Ltd., Glen Iris, VIC. Australia. Hardback with dust jacket. 186 pages. SECONDHAND
A biography of Bessie Fulerton-Smith, charismatic master of hounds, champion golfer and outstanding stylist, a legend in her own lifetime and a remarkable New Zealander.
Maungatiro Press, Wellington, 2000. Softback. 148 pages. SECONDHAND
History of the Great Western Steeplechase 1907-2006. This fixture of the Riverton Racing Club's calendar has been a favourite down the years. THIS COPY is signed by both authors.
Riverton Racing Club, 2007. Softback. 264 pages. SECONDHAND
The story of Sir Patrick Hogan, Cambridge Stud and the champion stallion thoroughbred Sir Tristram. THIS COPY is in as new condition.
HarperCollins, Auckland, 2007. Hardback with dust jacket. 399 pages. SECONDHAND
A complete look at the New Zealand horse racing scene of the time by an equestrian journalist of the day. Includes the participation of the Royal Family in racing. This copy has some tape rust to covers.
A R D Clarke Ltd., Christchurch, (1954). Softback. 168 pages. SECONDHAND
An anecdotal account of 15 years of New Zealand and International croquet, by a champion player and master of the 'Triple Peel'. THIS COPY has a signed presentation inscription by Steve.
WriteRight, Lower Hutt, 1997. Softback. 148 pages. SECONDHAND
History of the New Zealand Table Tennis Association, 1934-1984. A chronological history plus section on notable players and coaches etc.
New Zealand Table Tennis Association, Wellington, 1984. Hardback with dust jacket. 160 pages. SECONDHAND
Surfing in the South Island, from the visit of Duke Kahanamuku in 1915. Covers personalities, surf locations and the changing culture. From Nelson to Southland, West Coast and East Coast. THIS COPY is signed by Ian on the final page.
Ian Surgenor, Christchurch, 2018. Softback, 160 pages. NEW