BARRY CRUMP

Barry Crump wrote many semi-autobiographical stories based on his experiences as an outdoors man, including deer culling in New Zealand and crocodile hunting in Australia.
He also wrote books for children.

John Barrie Crump (15/ 5/ 1935 - 3/ 7/ 1996) had a tough childhood in in Papatoetoe, South Auckland before leaving for a stint as a deer-stalker for the Government.
He based his first novel A Good Keen Man(1959) on these experiences, an account of a hunter who had to suffer through a series of unsuitable hunting partners.
This novel was one of the most popular in New Zealand history, quickly reprinted in large numbers, and still popular sixty years later.
Belying his gruff and unsophisticated facade, Barry was also an accomplished actor, TV personality, poet, radio host, photographer and more, and travelled the world.
Married five times he had six sons, and was awarded an MBE and OBE for services to literature.
For twelve years Crumpy and Scotty fronted a series of true Kiwi-gold television adverts for Toyota utes.
There is an homage cameo by Scotty in the film adaption of Wild Pork and Watercress, Hunt for the Wilderpeople directed by Taika Waititi in 2016.

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CRUMP Barry 
A Good Keen Man
Illustrated by Dennis Turner.

Crump's debut book which follows him from a youthful deer culler to his growth into Ďa good keen maní and experienced hunter. Set in the bush and back-blocks of the central North Island where his job was to hunt red deer and pigs, cut tracks and build back-country huts.

VG hardback with no dust jacket. Gift inscription to free end paper.
$45 C/C
Reed 1960 first edition, 192pp.
[#3257 ]

G+ hardback with no dust jacket. Sunned spine. Gift inscription to free end paper.
$10 C/C
Reed 1961, 192pp.
[#3272 ]





CRUMP Barry  A Good Keen Girl
VG VG name to fep $20 C/B Reed 1970 FIRST EDITION hardcover with dustwrapper fiction, tidy copy [#316, 1829]

CRUMP Barry   Arty and the Fox illustrated by Pat Trembeth
VG+ $8 C/B Moa Beckett 1994 paperback ISBN 9781869580803 [#2081]

CRUMP Barry   Bastards I Have Met

Barry Crump signed, first edition, illustrated by Graham Kirk

VG hardback signed to blank half title in marker by Crump in a VG slightly worn but complete dust jacket with some mild fading to the spine
$125 C/B
Crump Productions 1971 first edition, 152 pages. [#2273 ]







CRUMP Barry 
Bastards I Have Met
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Bastards, discovered Barry Crump one afternoon in the Timberlands hotel, out number hero's by at least 15 thousand to one. Yet there has never been a single book or poem,or TV documentary, or song,or even a speech, devoted to the common or garden bastard!
This situation had to be remedied at once. And so, from a great wealth of candidates who have come the way of New Zealand's most popular writer, Barry Crump has now distilled this first ABC of bastardry.
Illustrated by Graham Kirk
ISBN095978974X
Barry Crump, kiwi, humour

VG softback
$9 C/B
Hodder Moa Beckett, 186pp.
[#2080, 3463, BOX#2 ]





CRUMP Barry 
Bedtime Yarns
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A selection of Barry Crump's short stories and poems.
ISBN9781869585495

VG softback with sun faded spine, first blank page removed
$8 C/B
Hodder Moa Beckett 1997, 227pp
[#4034 ]



CRUMP Barry 
Bullock Creek
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Barney Carter over-winters Bullock Creek Station in the high-country of the Southern Alps and has to use all his ingenuity and tenacity to get himself, the stock and the widow though the worst winter on record alive.
ISBN0908968027

VG softback
$8 C/B
Barry Crump Associates 1993 new edition, 185pp. Illustrated by Kerry Emerson.
[#3345 ]

VG- softback with some writing inside rear cover
$8 C/B
ISBN0959789715
[BOX#10]





CRUMP Barry 
Crumpy's Campfire Companion
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The third part of a trilogy of bits and peices Crump had edited out from The Life and Times of a Good Keen Man.
ISBN9781869582883

VG- softback with sunfaded spine area.
$8 C/B
Hodder Moa Beckett 1996, 168pp.
[#4031 ]



CRUMP Barry 
Forty Yarns and a Song
cover image of Forty Yarns and a Song for sale in New Zealand

The second part of a trilogy of bits and peices Crump had edited out from The Life and Times of a Good Keen Man.
ISBN9781869584610

VG softback
$10 C/B
Hodder Moa Beckett 1996, 231pp
[#4033 ]



CRUMP Barry 
Gold and Greenstone

'Sally could do most things better than men, but it was difficult to get a job in a recession. On the road and looking for work she involuntarily teams up with an unlikely character and finds herself on the end of a shovel on the West Coast. A unique story unfolds of hard work and dreams, of gold-fever and greenston, of helicopters and high seas, of laughter and tears and culminates in a romantic twistand a happy ending.'
ISBN0908968000

VG softback with some sunfading to outside and toning to inside of covers, pen name to first page.
$10 C/B
Barry Crump Associates 1993 first edition, 192 pages.
[#3159 ]





CRUMP Barry 
Gulf

Two jokers from Sydney head to the Gulf of Carpentaria for a spot of crocodile hunting, and become involved with a giant man-eater. Based on Crump's own experiences.

VG hardback in G+ dust jacket with some tears and chpping loss to spine ends. Book spine leans a little. No inscriptions.
$30 C/B
Reed 1964 first edition, 172pp.[#2872 ]





CRUMP Barry 
Hang on a Minute Mate

Crump's follow up to his best-selling first book, Hang on a Minute Mate follows Sam Cash and his side-kick Jack Lilburn through a variety of jobs and adventures in rural back-country New Zealand.


VG hardback in VG unclipped dust jacket with some handling soiling and wear to edges with small holes rubbed to the lower fore edge fold, prize plate to fep, top edge dust soiled.
$55 C/C
Reed 1961 first printing of only 15,000 copies, 192pp.
[#3052 ]

VG hardback in VG unclipped dust jacket with minor wear to edges, tidy name to fep, top edge dust soiled.
$25 C/C
Reed 1962 second impression completing 20,000 copies, 192pp
[#3273 ]

VG hardback in VG- unclipped dust jacket with minor chipping to edges and corners, spine sunned, small tear at head of lower joint, gift inscription to fep.
$20 C/C
Reed 1962 second impression completing 20,000 copies, 192pp
[#3274 ]

VG hardback in Poor dust jacket with large chips to bottom fore edge corner and top spine corner, some mottling to jacket, rubbed joints, gift inscription to fep.
$10 C/C
Reed 1970 reprint, 192pp
[#3275 ]

VG hardback in VG dust jacket with minor corner tear at fold, minor insect damage to dust jacket fore edge fold.
$25 C/C
Reed 1962 sixth impression, 192pp
[NZ6 ]





CRUMP Barry 
One of Us

Sam Cash, Ponto Manson and Toddy Dunn find employment and hijinks on T Burke's farm in South Westland.

VG+ hardback in VG- dust jacket with some minor insect damage
$25 C/B
Reed 1962 first edition hardcover, 179pp. [#1957 ]

VG+ hardback in VG dust jacket. Pen inscriptions to endpapers.
$25 C/B
Reed 1962 first edition hardcover, 179pp. [#2871 ]

G+ hardback with no dust jacket. Top half of free endpaper missing, some soiling, good reading copy.
$15 C/B
Reed 1962 first edition hardcover, 179pp. [#3051 ]

VG hardback in VG- unclipped dust jacket rubbed to edges, short tears to joints at spine ends and corners, name to fep.
$20 C/B
Reed 1962 first reprint hardcover, 179pp. [ #1845 ]

VG+ hardback in G dust jacket.
$9 C/B
Reed third impression, 179pp. [BOX#7 ]





CRUMP Barry 
Scrapwaggon
cover image of Scrapwaggon by Barry Crump

Good Kiwi humour about some refuse workers money making plans.
First edition.
Illustrated by Roger Hart.

VG hardback in VG unclipped dust jacket with slight handling wear.
$35 C/B
Reed 1965 first edition, 158pp
[#2629, 3367 ]





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Reissue in softback with the original illustrations by Roger Hart.
ISBN9781869585426

VG softback
$8 C/B
Hodder Moa Beckett 1997, 158pp.
[#3525 ]





CRUMP Barry 
There and Back

The adventures of Sam Cash continues in Crump's fourth work. Illustrated by Dennis Turner.

VG- hardback in VG- dust jacket .
$20 C/B
Reed 1963 first edition, 187pp.
[#3247 / 3368 ]

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket with insect damage top corner of cover and along the lower fore edge fold, head of spine chipped.
$10 C/B
Reed 1963 second impression hardcover, 187pp.
[#128 ]





CRUMP Barry  
Wild Pork and Watercress
illustrated by Malcolm Evans

Uncle Hec and the impromptu adopted Maori boy Ricky flee the custody of the Social Welfare people into the wild Urewera country.
Basis of the film 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople'.
ISBN0908676093

G+ softback with rubbed spine and edges
$10 C/B
Beckett 1986 first thus paperback
[#2083 ]

G+ softback with sun faded cover
$10 C/B
Beckett 1988 reprint
[#2994 ]





CRUMP Wally  McDunnit Dunnit fiction by Barry Crump's father
VG VG slight fade to DW spine and slight watermark to top edge of rear DW panel $20 C/C Ace Distributors Nov. 1964 second printing, hardcover, 176pp [#1823]

JOHNSTON George 
The Old Dynamite Shack
Crump - The Untold Stories
cover image of The Old Dynamite Shack for sale in New Zealand

Yarns about time spent with Barry Crump in Town or the Bush, by one of his old companions.
ISBN9780790006925

VG- softback with sunfaded spine area.
$15 C/B
Reed 1999 first edition, 213pp.
[#4032 ]




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