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Image for Old New Zealand; a tale of the good old times. By A Pakeha Maori [i.e. Frederick Edward Maning].

Old New Zealand; a tale of the good old times. By A Pakeha Maori [i.e. Frederick Edward Maning].

By: A Pakeha Maori [i.e. Frederick Edward Maning 1812-1883 ] .

Price: £250.00

Publisher: Auckland : Robert J. Creighton & Alfred Scales, Queen Street, 1863 . 0:

Seller ID: 44275


Scarce first edition, in the original publisher's cloth binding. 8vo. 8.5" x 5.5" x 0.75. pp.14/pp. 239 . Brown cloth covered boards, corners bumped and edges lightly rubbed. Hinges carefully strengthened at some time in the past. Smooth spine with gilt title. Light foxing to endpapers, otherwise clean English text throughout. Printed title-page lightly soiled, with owner's signature to top of page ( Possibly; 'Willm. Withy' ). A well-preserved copy of this scarce book. Contents include: Preface; 1. Introductory; 2. The market price of a pakeha; 3. A wrestling match; 4. A little affair of 'f... View more info

The Mutineers Of The Bounty And Their Descendants In Pitcairn And Norfolk Islands. By Lady Belcher. With Illustrations.

By: BELCHER, Diana Jolliffe Lady [1805?-1890]

Price: £85.00

Publisher: London : John Murray, Albemarle Street. 1870 . 0:

Seller ID: 45423


First edition. In a very good original illustrated cloth binding. 7.75" x 5.25" x 1.5". 8vo. pp.10/[2pp.]/pp.420/[32pp. - Adverts]. Blue cloth covered boards with bright gilt decoration to the front board, and gilt titles to spine. Edges rubbed and bumped. Binding holding firm. Original black endpapers. Armorial bookplate to the verso of the front board: "Gerald Walter Erskine Loder." Inner hinges carefully strengthened. Illustrated with an engraved frontis, 6 full-page engravings and one map. There is also a small sepia photo laid down to the verso of the title-page. Note ... View more info

Image for The Log Of The Water Lily (Thames Gig), During Two Cruises, In The Summers Of 1851-52, On The Rhine, Neckar, Main, Moselle, Danube, And other Streams of Germany.  By Robert Blachford Mansfield And Illustrated By Alfred Thompson.

The Log Of The Water Lily (Thames Gig), During Two Cruises, In The Summers Of 1851-52, On The Rhine, Neckar, Main, Moselle, Danube, And other Streams of Germany. By Robert Blachford Mansfield And Illustrated By Alfred Thompson.

By: MANSFIELD, Robert Blachford (1824-1908) .

Price: £110.00

Publisher: London: Nathaniel Cooke, Milford House, Strand, 1854 . 0:

Seller ID: 43654


"Second Edition Revised and Enlarged." Well bound in half leather. 8vo. 7.5" x 5.0" x 0.25". pp.124. Dark green calf covered spine and corners over marbled boards. Edges rubbed and bumped. Smooth spine with black leather title label (chipped) and gilt number to base:'5366'. Large armorial bookplate to the verso of the front board: "Royal Artillery Regimental Library". Clean text throughout well illustrated with 14 woodcuts. Very Victorian! - "...Great was the astonishment of the worthy Mannheimers, at seeing five Englishmen clad in grey flannel trousers, white ditto shirts, and white felt hats... View more info

Tales Of Old Japan. By A. B. Mitford, In Two Volumes; With Illustrations, Drawn And Cut On Wood By Japanese Artists.

By: Redesdale, Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford Baron (1837-1916) .

Price: £280.00

Publisher: London : Macmillan And Co., 1871 . 0:

Seller ID: 44557


First edition. 2 volume set in matching half leather bindings. 8vo. 8.0" x 5.5" x 1.0" . Tan half calf over marbled boards. Edges lightly rubbed. Spine with 5 raised bands, gilt decorated compartments, with the original separate leather title and volume number labels. Marbled endpapers and matching page edges. Clean text and illustrations throughout. Just the old brown spot or light blemish. A very good set. Vol. I.: pp.12/pp.277/[1p. - Colophon] + 25 leaves of plates; Vol. II.: pp.6/;[2pp.]/pp.272 + 6 leaves of plates. Contents: Vol. I.: The forty-seven rĂ´nins. The loves of Gom... View more info