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16/3/2018 ev

KING Francis 
Tantra for Westerners
A practical guide to the Way of Action
cover image of Tantra for Westerners; a practical guide to the Way of Action

Looks at Hindu Tantra as well as the Western forms in which it has been adapted by modern occultists such as Aleister Crowley, Kenneth Grant, the Ordo Templi Orientis etc.
An uncommon title.
sex magic, Hermetic order of the Golden Dawn, chakra, yoga

VG- softback with taped spine and front hinge (internal).
$25 C/B
Aquarian 1986 first edition, 159pp.
[#414 ]

VG softback.
$35 C/B
Aquarian 1986 first edition, 159pp.
[#3608 ]

The Story of a New Zealand River
cover image of The Story of a New Zealand River

A novel in which an English woman marries a colonial man in an isolated timber settlement in the Kaipara.

VG softback with sewn binding.
$10 C/B
Whitcombe and Tombs 1974, 318 pages.
[#2288, 2685, 3609 ]

LEVI Eliphas 
The Great Secret
or Occultism Unveiled
cover image of The Great Secret, or Occultism Unveiled; Studies in Hermetic Tradition 3

First English translation of 1868.
Levi examines the magnetism of evil and identifies Satan as the synthesis of nightmares.
In two parts, The Royal Mystery or the Art of Subduing the Powers and The Sacerdotal Mystery or the Art of being Served by Spirits.
Volume three in the Studies in Hermetic Tradition series.
occultism, theology, magic

VG hardback in VG- dustjacket with repaired edge tears. Book plate at front. Faint foxing to closed page edges.
$55 C/C
Thorsons 1975 first edition, 188pp.
[#3610 ]

WILSON Robert Anton 
Cosmic Trigger
The final secret of the Illuminati.
cover image of Cosmic Trigger the final secret of the Illuminati

Robert Anton Wilson here elucidates the 'factual' basic ideas behind his Illuminatus fiction series.
With much on Aleister Crowley, the Age of Horus, the Thelemic Current, as well as Timothy Leary's theories, UFO phenomenon, conspiracy, SMI2LE theorem etc. Mind blowing!
"Cosmic Trigger deals with a process of deliberately induced brain change. This process is called "initiation" or "vision quest"...briefly, the main thing I learned in my experiments is that "reality" is always plural and mutable." - Robert Anton Wilson from the Preface.
occult, OTO, RAW, extra terrestrial, ET, discordian, eris

VG softback.
$35 C/B
And/Or Press 1978 second printing completing 20,000 copies. 269pp.
[#3611 ]

Sex Magick
cover image of Sex Magick of the G.:B.:G.:

Culling published the teachings of C F Russell's G.:B.:G.:, which were learned from his time with Crowley at Cefalu.
Sex Magick teaches techniques of mystical union with the Holy Guardian Angel, via the process of sexual congress, rather than the more elaborate ceremonial methods of the Golden Dawn, A.:A.: etc.
occult, OTO, Thelema, Book of the Law, tantra, sex magic, tantric magic

VG- softback with small nicks from spine edge.
$35 C/B
Llewellyn 1986 third printing, (xii) 147pp.
[#3612 ]

CARY Joyce - Mister Johnson

Penguin Modern Classics ISBN0140017267 G paperback. $5 A/A [PB1549, 1550 ]

BOULLE Pierre - Monkey Planet (basis of Planet of the Apes with film still cover.)

Penguin 1975. ISBN 0140024018 G paperback $5 A/A [PB1551 ]

CLARKE Arthur C. - 2010 Odyssey Two

Granada 1983. ISBN 0586056998 VG paperback $6 A/A [PB1552 ]

10/3/2018 ev

Fragile Eden
A ride through New Zealand
cover image of Fragile Eden; A ride through New Zealand

In 1988 Robin and Louella Hanbury-Tenison explored rural New Zealand on horseback, following the Alps through the large high-country runs, raising funds for Riding for the Disabled.
From Mt. Linton northwards, across the Strait to Cape Reinga, with an excursion to Banks Peninsula.
They comment on the environment, the economy and the state of society, including what they saw as discrimination against Maori.
Well illustrated.
horse trekking, social commentary, Erewhon, Mesopotamia, Molesworth, Napier

VG hardback in VG dustjacket.
$25 C/C
Century Hutchinson 1989, 224pp.

FALLA R. A. , R. B. Sibson and E. G. Turbott  
Collins Guide to the Birds of New Zealand
cover image of Collins Guide to the Birds of New Zealand

A complete guide to the native and introduced species of New Zealand and outlying islands. 315 species illustrated in colour by Elaine Power. Written for the Ornithological Society of New Zealand.
birdwatching, ornithology, guidebook

VG+ hardback with no dust jacket.
$20 C/C
Collins 1989 reprint of 1981 new edition, 247pp+ 48 colour plates.

KNOWLES Margaret E. 
Picks and Bricks
Tales of South Malvern
cover image of Picks and Bricks, Tales of South Malvern

A local history of the Selwyn Valley area of South Malvern focusing on the productive townships of Coalgate, Glentunnel and Whitecliffs.
These serviced the coal mines and potteries that once flourished, and in turn supported the local merchants and services.
Compiled by Knowles from interviews with local residents.
Homebush, Pig Saddle Road, mining, pottery, kiln

VG softback
$35 C/A
Hilton Press 1990, 116pp.
[#3603 ]

HUXLEY Aldous 
Brief Candles
cover image of Brief Candles

Four stories by Aldous Huxley; Chawdron, The Rest Cure, The Claxtons, After the Fireworks.
First edition
modern first edition fiction, short stories.

G+ hardback with no dust jacket. Spine soiled. Name to free end paper, and mild foxing.
$20 C/C
Chatto and Windus 1930 first edition, 324pp.
[#3604 ]

Tasman Trespasser
cover image of Tasman Trespasser

Quincey has written an account of a 63 day solo journey across the Tasman Sea in a rowboat.
He left from the Hokianga and made landfall at Marcus Beach north of Brisbane.
Based on the log he kept daily during his epic adventure.
nautical, solo, tasman sea, sailing

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket with a short repaired tear.
$15 C/C
Hodder 1977 first edition, xv 203pp + plates.
[#3605 ]

COOKE Robin (editor) 
Portrait of a Profession
cover image of Portrait of a Profession, The Centennial book of the New Zealand Law Society.

The Centennial book of the New Zealand Law Society.
A book by lawyers about lawyers, being a collection of essays on the history of the legal profession in New Zealand, including notable individuals and regional bodies.
lawyers, judges, chief justice, law society

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket with rubbed corners and a small area of chipping loss to rear panel.
$20 C/D
Reed 1969, 439pp + plates.
[#3606 ]

Black Elk Speaks
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Nicholas Black Elk (1863-1950), a Medicine Man of the Oglala Sioux / Lakota Native American tribe, described his life to Neihardt.
Black Elk was at the Battle of the Little Big Horn, and he survived the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre.
Ghost dance, indian, native american spirituality

VG softback
$10 C/B
Abacus 1974, 191pp + plates illustrated by Standing Bear.
[#3607 ]

LEWIS Christopher John  
Last Words

The autobiography of the man accused of the Tania Furlan murder and baby kidnapping, a man who fired a rifle in an assassination attempt on the Queen, a member of a little-known NZ terrorist group, a bank robber and Ninja.
Christopher John Lewis was found electrocuted to death while awaiting trial. The question is: was he guilty or was he framed?
He claimed he was framed by another ex-con and fitted up by the police. After a string of bank robberies in Christchurch, Chris served 8 years in prison before setting himself up in business, only to be charged with the Furlan murder, which he steadfastly denied.
true crime,

VG softback
$35 B/C
Howling at the Moon 1997, 352 pages. [#3598 ]

3/3/2018 ev

A Physician in Peace and War

Limited edition memoir including ANZAC memories of Gallipoli, Suvla Bay, Palestine, France etc. Includes the author's recollections of his brother-in-law Ernest Rutherford. The author was a Major in the New Zealand Mounted Field Ambulance.
This book was issued in a limited edition of only 381 copies. (Unstated).
ANZAC, WW1, Gallipoli

VG hardback in G dust jacket with some sun fading, soiling, and a few short archivally repaired edge tears.
$35 C/B
N M Peryer 1967, 73pp + plates.

Christchurch- St Michael's
cover image of Christchurch- St Michael's

A Study in Anglicanism in New Zealand 1851-1972.
St Michael and All Angels, the first church in Christchurch and an example of New Zealand Anglo-Catholicism.
christchurch, church history

VG softback, sewn sheets in soft covers
$35 C/C
University of Canterbury 1986 first edition , 225pp + coloured frontis, illustrated within text.
[#758, 2518, 3591 ]

TAUWHARE Peter, edited by Margaret Sweet 
An Ongoing Journey
A Memoir.
cover image of An Ongoing Journey a Memoir by Peter Tauwhare

The memoirs of a Ngai Tahu kaumatua from his enlisting in the Navy in 1939 when he was 15, through to his career as an Anglican Minister.
Peter Tauwhare was born and raised at Rapaki in Lyttelton harbour, later moving to the West Coast. After naval service in WWII and Korea he trained and worked as a teacher.
He recounts his experiences, and his struggles with alcoholism.
NZ10154 RNZN, Arch Deacon, HMNZS Achilles, HMNZS Arbutus, HMNZS Kaniere, Kai tahu, biography

VG softback, there is a large inscription on the blank verso of the acknowledgments page, from 'Nancy and Peter'. This is in a shaky hand, as Peter had suffered strokes.
The book begins with the contents and preliminaries, pagination starting with chapter one.
$30 B/C
Expo Digital Media Co. Ltd. (2002), 163pp.
[#3592 ]

WING Douglas Robert 
Balfour: Pioneers to Present
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Local history of the Balfour District of Northern Southland.
Waimea, Ardlussa, Cattle Flat, Blck Swamp, Longridge Village, Kingston Crossing, Otapiri, Glenure

VG softback
$85 B/C
Balfour and Districts Historical Society 2004, 470pp + plates and maps.
[#3593 ]

APLIN Jeanette 
The Lighthouse Keeper's Wife: An Autobiography
cover image of The Lighthouse Keeper's Wife: An Autobiography

A memoir of time spent as the wife of the lighthouse keeper of Stephens Island in the Marlborough Sounds.
The island is most prominent as a nature reserve for tuatara and other endangered species.
coastal buildings, lighthouse, biography, Cook Strait, Takapourewa

VG- softback with mild crease to covers.
$30 C/B
Cape Catley Ltd. 2001, 228pp + plates.
[#3594 ]

Restoring a New Zealand House
Third edition.
cover image of Restoring a New Zealand House

A guide to sympathetically restoring, renovating and renewing heritage domestic buildings.
Prepared for the Historic Places Trust, this revised edition has new entries in the bibliography, and an inventory of specialist trades and suppliers.
heritage, historic, architecture, colonial, victorian, edwardian, renovation

VG- softback with light sunfade to the spine.
$25 B/B
Random Century 1991, third edition revised , 98pp.
[#3596 ]

COX Nigel 
Tarzan Presley
cover image of Tarzan Presley

"Raised by gorillas in the wild jungles of New Zealand, scarred in battles with vicious giant weta, seduced by a beautiful young scientist, discovered by Memphis record producer Sam Phillips and adored by millions, the dirt-to-dreams life story of Tarzan Presley is as legendary as his 30 number one hits."
First and original edition, this was banned from republication after legal action by the Edgar Rice Burroughs estate, due to trade mark violation. It was later revised and reissued with a different title and character names.
Elvis Presley, Tarzan, ERB, new zealand, science fiction

VG softback
$30 C/B
Victoria University Press 2004, 463pp.
[#3597 ]

11/2/2018 ev

Mountain Enginemen
Reminiscences of the men on the footplate.
cover image of Mountain Enginemen<br>Reminiscences of the men on the footplate

Masterson worked on steam locomotives for decades, both in the North and South Islands, and recounts his experiences. Great details of the locomotives he worked on are given.
Waioru, Taumaranui, Garratt, Fell

VG hardback in VG dust jacket. Name to first page.
$20 C/C
Collins 1973, 202pp+ plates
[#3576 ]

MAHY Margaret 
The Other Side of Silence.
cover image of The Other Side of Silence.

Hero finds it a strain being part of a talented, highly articulate family, so she takes refuge in a fantasy world refusing to speak.
One day Hero meets Miss Credence, and soon realizes she is being taken along an increasingly dark and frightening path.
first edition, new zealand, young adult, eerie

VG hardback in G+ dust jacket with a repaired tear to top corner.
$10 C/C
Hamish Hamilton 1995 first edition, 185pp.
[#3577 ]

Ashburton: A History
With Records of Town and County
cover image of Ashburton: A History with Records of Town and County

From first settlement in 1853, through depressions, boom periods and World Wars, this is a detailed and well researched history of the Borough and City of Ashburton.
south canterbury, regional history, ashburton

G+ hardback with no dust jacket. One page has been archivally tape repaired along the spine.
$35 C/C
Ashburton Borough and County Council 1972, 480pp + plates.
[#3578 ]

McNAB Robert 
Old Whaling Days
A History of Southern New Zealand from 1830 to 1840.
cover image of Old Whaling Days

"The Old Whaling Days is the story of New Zealand's wildest days, when French & American Ships as well as British scoured the coastline for the the sperm whale.
It was a time when violent crimes went unpunished as there were no laws and when a British sea captain helped Te Rauparaha to slaughter an Akaroa chief and his people."
new zealand, history, Cook Strait, Otago, Foveaux Strait, Chatham Islands

VG hardback in VG dust jacket.
$35 C/C
Golden Press 1975 facsimile reprint of 1913 edition, 508pp.
[#3579 ]

Shells of New Zealand
An illustrated Handbook
cover image of Shells of New Zealand, An illustrated Handbook

New edition revised to include many new species and subspecies added to the New Zealand molluscan fauna as well as changes in nomencalture and taxonomy since the previous versions.
Includes a checklist of all 2256 recognised species and subspecies of marine and freshwater shellfish.
With guide to Maori names for shellfish.
mollusca, gastropod, bivalve, Suter, genera

VG hardback in VG dust jacket.
$25 B/C
Whitcoulls 1976 Fifth Revised Edition, 154pp + 45 black and white plates.
[#3580 ]

LOCKWOOD Douglas with illustrations by Ainslie Roberts. 
I, The Aboriginal
First Illustrated Edition
cover image of Douglas Lockwood's I, The Aboriginal. First Illustrated Edition

Waipuldanya (Phillip Roberts) of the Alawa, Roper River Aboriginal Tribe.
Waipuldanya was interviewed by Lockwood who then wrote his story which was published in 1962.
This new edition has been illustrated to enhance the text.
australia, aboriginal, dreamtime, biography

VG hardback in VG dustjacket
$25 B/C
Ricby 1980 first edition thus, 200pp.
[#3581 ]

7/2/2018 ev

Dinner With A Cannibal
The Complete History of Mankind's Oldest Taboo
cover image of Dinner With A Cannibal : The Complete History of Mankind's Oldest Taboo

A history of cannibalism and its influence on human evolution. How it began, and how it has become an unspeakable taboo today. Careful anthropological and archaeological analysis. Includes fascinating stories from around the world, including details about real-life and fictional cannibals.
anthropophagy, serial killer, anthropology

Fine hardback in Fine dust jacket.
$25 C/C
Santa Monica Press 2008 First Edition, 333pp.
[# 3562]

The Adult illustrated Fantasy Magazine
Volume 3 No. 6, October 1979 - Special H P LOVECRAFT Issue
cover image of HEAVY METAL The Adult illustrated Fantasy Magazine - October 1979 - Special H P LOVECRAFT Issue

Almost entirely devoted to Lovecraftian and eldritch stories. Includes The Dunwich Horror; KTULU; Xeno Meets Doctor Fear and is Consumed; The Necronomicon; Language of Cats and more.
Illustrated graphic comic, including the artists J K Potter (cover), MOEBIUS (Jean Giraud), Philippe Druillet, Walt Simonson, Arthur Suydam, Alberto Breccia, Chris Adames, Terrance Lindall, Voss, Serge Clerc, Jean-Michel Nicollet, Matthew Quayle, Yves Chaland, Claveloux, Margerin, Vepy, Ceppi.
necronomicon, cthulhu, lovecraft, horror, comic, graphic novel

VG- with minor wear
$30 B/ letter rate overseas
Heavy Metal 1979, 96pp.
[#3563 ]

CROWLEY Aleister edited by Francis King 
Crowley on Christ
cover image of Crowley on Christ

Rare first edition thus after a limited typescript of 1953, which was originally titled The Gospel According to Bernard Shaw.
Crowley's wit and intellect on George Bernard Shaw's Androcles and the Lion, the Gospels, Jesus of Nazareth and Christianity in general.
Aleister Crowley, Ordo Templi Orientis, Mysticism, Spirituality, Christ, Jesus, Thelema

VG- hardback in VG- dust jacket. The unclipped jacket has small closed tear at top of front panel which has been repaired on the reverse with archival tape. Free end paper has bookshop stamp, and the title page has a small bookseller label stuck on to it.
$155 C/C
C W Daniel 1974 First Edition, 232pp.
[#3564 ]

WAKEFIELD Edward, and others
With Lithographs by A D Willis
New Zealand Illustrated.
cover image of New Zealand Illustrated by Wakefield and Willis.

The Story of New Zealand and Descriptions of its Cities and Towns also The Natural Wonders of New Zealand.
Large format landscape book with 16 lithographic plates of New Zealand scenes. This is a facsimile reproduction of the 1888 original. Includes "Mount Tarawera in Eruption, June 10, 1886", and 1 black & white lithographic plate of the Waitomo Caves. The facsimile edition was limited to 1000 numbered copies.
panoramic plates, new zealand city scapes, art, Victorian

VG- hardback with pictorial boards and leather spine. There is some surface insect damage to the covers. Comes in original protective cardboard case. THIS COPY is #624
$150 D/D
No Publisher 1967, unpaginated.
[#3566 ]

5/2/2018 ev

CHINNOCK R. J. illustrated by Eric HEATH 
Common Ferns and Fern Allies

Mobil New Zealand Nature Series.
Spiral wire bound, plastic cover and perfect for field trips. Colour illustrations.

VG softback
$8 A/B
Reed 1981 first printing, 79pp.[#3554 ]

KING Michael 
Moriori: A People Rediscovered
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This was the first in depth account of the Moriori of the Chatham Islands, and is now regarded as a classic work. King clears away the nonsense, rumour and vilification that has surrounded the Moriori, and identifies who they were and where they came from, and reveals that Moriori were not a race, and are far from extinct.
chathams, first edition, moriori

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket with a minor repaired tear to spine end. Lightly sunned spine. Gift inscription to free end paper.
$75 B/D
Viking 1989 FIRST EDITION, 226pp.
[#3556 ]

Common Insects in New Zealand
cover image of Common Insects in New Zealand

A general, but still in depth account of the insect life of New Zealand, including native and exotic species. Gives common and scientific names. Black and white illustrations as well as colour plates.
moths, bees, flies, betles

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket with a minor repaired tear to spine end.
$25 B/C
Reed 1971, xix 178 pp.
[# 3557]

Trotting Beneath the Nor'West Arch
Hororata Trotting Club 1951-1991
cover image of Trotting Beneath the Nor'West Arch, Hororata Trotting Club 1951-1991

A history of the Trotting Club, but also of the district and it's personalities and communities.
equestrian, canterbury, harness racing, Hororata Racing Club

VG softback but sunfaded along spine. Signed by author to title page.
$35 C/B
The Hororata Trotting Club 1996, 125pp.
[#3558 ]

CHING Raymond and Errol FULLER 
Studies and Sketches of a Bird Painter
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Paintings and drawings and preliminary studies of birds, with text by Raymond Ching and Fuller. 24 colour plates, 120 b&w and colour preliminary studies.

VG hardback in a VG- dust jacket with a peice missing from rear bottom corner. The jacket is uniformly sunfaded, but not too bad. In a cloth covered slip case.
$175 Please email for shipping quote as this book weighs 4kg without packaging.
Landsdowne 1981 First edition, 260pp
[# 3559]

Deer Hunter
The Experiences of a New Zealand Stalker
cover image of Deer Hunter : the experiences of a New Zealand Stalker

Joff Thomson was a Government employed deer culler in remote areas of the South Island. This book focuses on his time hunting red deer, but he also tells of wild-goat hunting in Marlborough and of successful Wapiti hunting expeditions in Southland's great lakes and fiords.
hunting, big game, first edition, signed copy

VG hardback with no dust jacket. Former owner name to free end paper, and the author's signature to the title page. RARE author signed copy.
$195 C/C
AH and AW Reed November 1952 First Edition, 194pp + plates.
[#3560 ]

THORNTON Geoffrey G. 
The New Zealand Heritage of Farm Buildings
cover image of The New Zealand Heritage of Farm Buildings

Over 300 historic early farm buildings described and their history given. Illustrated with many photographs. A rare book on New Zealand's agricultural engineering heritage.
architecture, rural, heritage buildings, historic places

VG hardback in VG dust jacket
$95 B/D
Reed Methuen Books 1986, 268pp.
[#3561 ]

4/2/2018 ev

HOLDEN Philip 
In Search of the Wild Pig
cover image of In Search of the Wild Pig

A history of the wild pig in New Zealand and it's ancestors abroad. Holden gives tips and hints and also recounts his own experiences pig-hunting throughout New Zealand.
hunting, new zealand, pig hunting

VG- softback
$20 B/C
Hodder and Stoughton 1992, 152pp+ plates.
[#3551 ]

White Island
New Zealand Department of Scientific and Industrial Research Bulletin 127
cover image of White Island, New Zealand Department of Scientific and Industrial Research Bulletin 127

NZ DSIR bulletin 127 includes Pedology, Microbiology, Volcanology, vegetation and animal life on the active volcanic White Island in the Bay of Plenty.
Volcanology, geology, volcanoes, dsir

VG- softback.
$30 C/B
John McIndoe 1959, 84pp with 21 figures and 24 tables, folding map in pocket at rear.
[#3552 ]

HYDE Robin (Iris Wilkinson) 
The Godwits Fly
First impression.
cover image of The Godwits Fly, First impressioncover image of The Godwits Fly, First impression

A strongly autobiographical novel about family life and the intensely felt world of a young woman in Wellington in the 1930s. Eliza Hannay is an aspiring poet, and her strong will and passions don't suit the prim world she resides in.
new zealand, women's writing, 20th century

G+ hardback with no dust jacket. Spine and boards faded, with a lean to the binding. Some mild foxing to closed egdes and prelims. One small library stamp to front paste down ONLY.
$125 C/C
Hurst and Blackett 1938 First edition, First Impression stated, 296+16pp adverts.
[#3553 ]

21/1/2018 ev

BAUGHAN, Lorraine (compiler) 
Hinds and surrounding areas
History, Heritage and Highlights
cover image of Hinds and surrounding areas History, Heritage and Highlights

A history of the Hinds settlement and area near Ashburton. From earliest settlement, through development and up to the present (2005).
South Canterbury, Longbeach, Coldstream, Maronan, Lagmhor, Windermere, Rangitata

VG+ large format hardback with no dust jacket, errata slip taped to free end paper (by publisher).
$45 B/D
Hinds History Group 2005 Limited Edition, 320pp + colour plates.
[#3528 ]

BRITTEN Rosemary 
Between The Wind and The Water
cover image of Between The Wind and The Water, Ashburton County Council 1876-1989

History of the Ashburton County Council, and the district in general. Covers all areas that were the responsibility of the Council, and is well illustrated with photographs.
Ashburton, South Canterbury, Council, Rakaia, Rangitata

VG hardback with VG dust jacket
$35 B/C
Ashburton District Council 1991, 203 pp+ folding map.
[#3529 ]

SPENCE Richard B. 
Secret Agent 666 : Aleister Crowley, British Intelligence and the Occult
cover image of Secret Agent 666 : Aleister Crowley, British Intelligence and the Occult

Crowley The Great Beast, has been the subject of several biographies, some painting him as a misunderstood genius, others as a manipulative charlatan. None of them have looked seriously at his career as an agent of British Intelligence. Using documents gleaned from British, American, French, and Italian archives, Spence sensationally reveals that Crowley played a major role in the sinking of the Lusitania, a plot to overthrow the government of Spain, the thwarting of Irish and Indian nationalist conspiracies, and the 1941 flight of Rudolf Hess. Spence claims that a great many of Crowley's acquaintances were themselves associated with the intelligence apparatus, and believes his mysticism was a perfect cover for espionage.
OTO, politics, MI5, MI6, Viereck, Nazi, Occult

VG+ softbck
$20 C/C
Feral House 2008 first edition, 288pp.
[#3530 ]

CORTI. Count Egon Caesar, translated from the German by Brian and Beatrix Lunn 
The rise of the house of Rothschild
cover image of The rise of the house of Rothschild by Count Egon Caesar Corticover image of The rise of the house of Rothschild by Count Egon Caesar Corti

This work studies the influence of the Rothschild family on the politics of the period 1770-1830 in Europe and throughout the world. When published in 1928 it was regarded as the only unbiased, thoroughly researched publication that was “free from political considerations and influenced by racial, national, and religious predilections or antipathies”.
Meyer Amschel Rothschild and his sons and further descendants built a global banking dynasty with power and influence over heads of state and business.
Amschel Meyer, plutocracy, banking, oligarchy, globalist, banking

G+ hardback with no dust jacket, insect damage to surface of cloth boards.
$15 C/C
Victor Gollancz 1928 first edition, 463pp.
[#3531 ]

On Blue Ice: A Not Very Brave Journey to Antarctica
cover image of On Blue Ice: A Not Very Brave Journey to Antarctica

In 2001, Kim Griggs was selected to go to Antarctica as a journalist for Antarctica New Zealand's media programme. This is funny, elegant and observant writing about one New Zealand woman's adventure in Antarctica. She interleaves a lively and entertaining account of her own journey and the people she met there with the many other connections between Antarctica and New Zealand.
Includes two eight-page colour sections of fascinating and candid shots of Antarctica and some of the New Zealanders who work there.
Scott Base, McMurdo, Erebus,

VG softback
$15 C/B
Random House 2003,156pp.
[#3532 ]

Through South Westland
A Journey to the Haast and Mount Aspiring, New Zealand
cover image of Through South Westland: A Journey to the Haast and Mount Aspiring New Zealandcover image of Through South Westland: A Journey to the Haast and Mount Aspiring New Zealand

Maud travelled through Arthur's Pass and Otira, through Hokitika and south to Haast, where she went inland to Lake Wanaka and hawea, visited Mt Aspiring, then back to Christchurch via the Lindis Pass and lakes Tekapo and Pukaki. She recounts the scenery as well as the people she met.
'This is the story of a ride - of a five weeks' wandering in the Back-blocks of a land still in the making - a land whose conditions, even to-day, are often primitive. Properly speaking, there is no story - only impressions, gathered in those wanderings: things I saw, things I heard, in isolated settlements, where the men and women, living face to face with Nature, seem to show a readier kindness; where the robuster virtues still thrive, and the heart of the race is young. Looking back now from under English skies, surrounded by sights and sounds of an English summer, it seems very far away: a land apart - a people who belong almost to another world. An enchanted land of cool, dim, forest aisles of lonely snow-peaks filling the end of some purple gorge: of rushing, hurrying streams: of untouched solitudes, where one goes all day long in wondering worship.'- Maud Moreland's preface.
travel, Matukituki, Franz Josef, Fox Glacier, Haast, mountaineering

VG- hardback with no dust jacket, free endpaper has been removed and there is some soiling or rubbing to the covers.
$45 C/C
Whitcombe and Tombs undated (1916) second edition, (xx) 219 (2)pp + plates and two folding maps.
[#3533 ]

Engine Pass, New Zealand Railways
cover image of Engine Pass, New Zealand Railways

The author recounts his career on deisel and steam locomotives on the railways of the North and South Islands of New Zealand.
NZR, Rimutaka, Deisel, steam, trains, photographs

VG hardback in G+ dust jacket that has some edge wear and an area with minor surface loss to rear panel.
$15 C/B
Reed 1967, 184pp + plates.
[#3534 ]

cover image of Hollywood by Bukowski

The fictionalized account of Bukowski's experience adapting his novel Barfly into a movie. Henry Chinaski, (Bukowski), is pushed to translate a semi-autobiographical book into a screenplay for John Pinchot. He reluctantly agrees, and is thrust into the otherworld called Hollywood, with its parade of eccentric and maddening characters: producers, artists, actors and actresses, film executives and journalists. In this world, the artistry of books and film is lost to the dollar, and Chinaski struggles to keep his footing in the tangle of cons that comprise movie making.
Hollywood is Dirty Old Man Bukowski at his most lucid. It overflows with curses, sex, and alcohol. And through it all, or from it all, Bukowski finds flashes of truth about the human condition.
charles bukowski, barfly, beat, american, literature

G+ softback with minor handling soiling.
$15 C/B
Black Sparrow Press 1990 fifth printing, 239pp.
[#3535 ]

Factotum : A Novel
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One of Charles Bukowski's best, this beer-soaked, deliciously degenerate novel follows the wanderings of aspiring writer Henry Chinaski across World War II-era America.
Deferred from military service, Chinaski travels from city to city, moving listlessly from one odd job to another, always needing money but never badly enough to keep a job. His day-to-day existence spirals into an endless litany of pathetic whores, sordid rooms, dreary embraces, and drunken brawls, as he makes his bitter, brilliant way from one drink to the next.
Factotum is a masterfully vivid evocation of slow-paced, low-life urbanity and alcoholism, and an excellent introduction to the fictional world of Charles Bukowski.
charles bukowski, barfly, beat, american, literature

VG softback with minor wear to spine ends.
$15 C/B
Black Sparrow Press 1977 fourth printing, 205pp.
[#3536 ]

The Night Torn Mad With Footsteps
New Poems
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Previously unpublished poems.
Bukowski on squabbling neighbours, off-kilter lovers, would-be hangers-on, and the loneliness of a man afflicted with acute powers of observation. The tone is gritty and amusing, spiralling out towards a cock-eyed wisdom.
charles bukowski, barfly, beat, american, literature, poetry

VG softback with minor handling soiling.
$15 C/C
Ecco 2003, 352pp.
[#3537 ]

The Pleasures of the Damned : Selected Poems 1951-1993
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Celebrating the full range of his extraordinary sensibility and uncompromising linguistic brilliance, these poems cover a lifetime of experience, from his renegade early work to never-before-collected poems penned during the final days before his death.
Selected by John Martin, Bukowski's long-time editor and the publisher of the legendary Black Sparrow Press, this stands as what Martin calls 'the best of the best of Bukowski'.
charles bukowski, barfly, beat, american, literature, poetry

VG softback
$30 C/C
Cannongate 2010, 528pp.
[#3538 ]

The Loblolly Boy and the Sorcerer
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How do you escape from being the loblolly boy? The answer is simple: find the boy who stole your life and Exchange. But when the loblolly boy seeks help from the mysterious Captain Bass, he discovers it's not going to be simple. Standing in his way will be the Jugglers, the unpredictable Gadget Man and the sinister Sorcerer. Lost in a strange town with only one friend - the feisty Mel - the loblolly boy has to deal with the biggest obstacle of all: Benjy, the treacherous boy who stole his life.
Sequel to The Loblolly Boy.
young adult, fiction, new zealand author

VG+ paperback
$10 C/B
Longacre 2011, 297pp.

Trespassers on the Roof of the World
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Hidden behind the Himalayas and ruled over by a God-king, Tibet has always cast a powerful spell over travellers form the West. Hopkirk recounts the forcible opening up of this medieval land during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and the extraordinary race between agents, soldiers, missionaries, mountaineers, explorers, and mystics from nine different countries to reach Lhasa, Tibet's sacred capital. Concludes with the Chinese invasion of 1950.
Tibet, Dalai Lama, history, central asia, Himalaya

VG Softback
$15 C/B
Oxford University Press 1983, 274pp.
[#3540 ]

A Farewell to Arms
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The story of a volunteer ambulence driver wounded on the Italian front, the beautiful British nurse with whom he falls in love, and their journey to find some small sanctuary in a world gone mad with war. Drawn from Hemingway's own experiences.
american literature, ww1, first world war, war journalist

VG+ softback
$10 C/B
Scribner 1995, 332pp.
[#3541 ]

Tidal Creek
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Edited and introduced by Dennis McEldowney for this new edition of the 1948 work.
Jake has two long visits to Tidal Creek, when he is thirteen, and again when he is twenty, and we follow his interactions with his Uncle Ted, an early conservationist of sorts.
new zealand, novel, fiction

VG softback
$10 C/B
Auckland University Press 1979 new edition, 157pp
[#3542 ]

DURIE Mason H. 
Te Mana, Te Kawanatanga
The Politics of Maori Self-determination
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A detailed account of Maori legislative efforts at self-determination by highlighting the legal battles and conflicting attitudes between Maori and the Crown. Environmental management, issues related to the retention of language and culture, Maori representation in Parliament, and the Treaty of Waitangi are among the topics covered in this balanced and reasonable socio-political assessment.
maori, politics, tupuna, moana,

VG+ softback
$40 C/C
Oxford University Press 2001, 280pp.
[#3543 ]

The Ice Beneath My Feet : My Year In Antarctica
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True account of a year in Antarctica, from the first woman to lead Australia's Antarctic research station, Mawson.
Bright and passionate, Diana Patterson was searching for her path in life when she was bitten by the Antarctic bug in her late twenties. She nursed her secret ambition and with dogged determination set her sights on becoming station leader at the Australian base Mawson.
After being refused four times, at the age of 38 she became the first woman in charge of this small, mostly male community of glaciologists, physicists, biologists and tradies, in each other's pockets 24/7, thousands of miles from the comforts of home.
antarctic, australia, south pole, antarctica, science

VG softback
$30 C/C
ABC Books 2010, 358pp + plates.
[#3544 ]

A Bridge Over
The story of John Masters, veteran fighter.
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John Masters won the Military Cross in Borneo in 1965 while serving with Gurkhas. As commander of 161 Battery he had to deal with the condemnation of the peace movement when he returned his unit to New Zelaand.
He battled for the rights of Kiwi servicemen and was insturmental in securing Government admission of the effects of 'Agent Orange' on New Zealand service men.
A record of a lifetime of service to the army and his community.
new zealand, army, 161 battery, vietnam, anzac, agent orange

VG+ softback SIGNED BY JOHN MASTERS to title page.
$30 C/C
Caxton Press, 2009. 224pp.
[#3545 ]

MORRISON Hugh, Lachy Paterson, Brett Knowles, Murray Rae (editors) 
Mana Maori and Christianity
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This book examines encounters between the Christian church and Maori. Christian faith among Maori changed from Maori receiving the missionary endeavours of Pakeha settlers, to the development of indigenous expressions of Christian faith.
maori, religion, colonisation, christianity, spirituality

VG+ softback
$35 C/C
Huia Publishers 2012, 327pp.
[#3546 ]

BUDGE E. A. Wallis 
An Egyptian Hieroglyphic Reading Book for Beginners
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Twenty Egyptian texts dating from circa 2400 BCE to 250 BCE on historical, religious, funereal, and other topics printed in hieroglyphics together with transliterations and a complete vocabulary. Includes full English translations of 8 of the texts.
ancient egypt, hieroglyphs, texts

G+ softback, has crease to the front cover.
$20 C/C
Dover 1993, liv 593pp.
[#3547 ]

The Complete Jack the Ripper
revised edition.
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This revised edition sets the Whitechapel Murders by 'Jack the Ripper' firmly in their historical setting, examines the evidence comprehensively and scrupulously, disposes of a number of theories and legends and relates the murder to popular literature and to later similar sex crimes. In addition he has had the advantage of access to some of Scotland Yard's most confidential papers.
true crime, murder, serial killer

VG softback with AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION SIGNATURE to first page.
$15 A/B
Penguin 1988 revised edition, 310pp.
[#3548 ]

SALT Donn 
Stone, Bone and Jade
26 New Zealand artists.
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A contemporary history of stone, bone and jade/ greenstone / pounamu artists in New Zealand, with introductions by artists Donn Salt and Owen Mapp.
Each artist discusses their work and inspiration and a representative selection of their work is given in full colour. Carving is a popular art form in New Zealand with a tradition of centuries of Maori and Polynesian carving, combined with more recent European and Asian influences. This has meant a rich and diverse output reflecting the forms and styles of the artworks in New Zealand today. A record of the New Zealand's arts and crafts scene.
Artists covered; Bob Stewart, Robyn Barclay, Russell Beck, Ian Boustridge, Neil Brown, Hamish Campbell, Mimmo Diana, John Edgar, Brian Flintoff, Neil Hanna, Dave Hegglun, Trevor Heighway, Alan Hobbs, Heather Hobbs, Craig McIntosh, Pat Lee, Robin Lynes, Owen Mapp, Doug Marsden, Bill Mathieson, Hepi Maxwell, Stephen Myre, Bruce Pearson, Paul Mason, Donn Salt, Omni Caeon.
new zealand, art, carving, artists, craft

VG- softback.
$45 B/C
David Bateman 2001 revised edition, 103pp.
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