NEW ZEALAND FICTION LITERATURE AND POETRY.

Used books of New Zealand literature and fiction. Novels, poetry, plays and biographies of literary figures from New Zealand.

All these fortunabooks.com prices are in New Zealand dollars, and there is a minimum order required of NZD$20 excluding postage.

NEW ZEALAND POETRY


BAGNALL Jill  
Crayfishing with Grandmother.
cover image of Crayfishing with Grandmother, for sale in New Zealand

Illustrated story of a Maori family by the sea, the Maori text translated by Hapi Potae.
Illustrated by Barbara Strathdee.

VG+ hardback in VG+ dust jacket.
$25 B/B
Collins 1973 First Edition, 32pp.
[#4750]



BARROWMAN Rachel 
A popular vision
The arts and the left in New Zealand 1930-1950
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As a left-wing response to fascism in Europe, New Zealand's "Phoenix group" of writers and poets was instrumental in a burgeoning cultural nationalism.
Includes chapters on The Left Book Club, The Cooperative Book Movement and The Progressive Publishing Society
ISBN0864732171
communism, left, politics, arts, literary movement, socialism, theatre, ARD Fairburn, RAK Mason, WB Sutch

VG softback
$35 C/C
Victoria University Press 1991 first edition, 287pp.
[#3947 ]


JAMES K. BAXTER


BEARDSLEY Eric 
Blackball 08

A novel that recounts the Blackball coal miner's strike of 1908. Includes the representations of young militant unionists, including Pat Hickey, Paddy Webb, and Bob Semple. Well researched.
ISBN0006349234

VG softback
$10 C/B
Fontana Collins 1985, 245pp. [#2780 new zealand fiction, historical fiction ]





BELL Colin Kane with illustrations by Dennis Turner 
Po-Ling The Cook from Ti Tree Point
cover image of Po-Ling The Cook from Ti Tree Point, for sale in New Zealand

A rare illustrated young adults book about a Chinese immigrant who goes to be the Cook on a sheep-station.
Contains what could now be considered offensive racial stereotypes.
Wonderfully illustrated by Turner.
G4843
new zealand book art, graphic art, illustration, godzone, kiwi, new zealand culture

VG hardback with illustrated papered boards.
$50 B/B
Whitcombe and Tombs Ltd. 1963 First edition, 37pp.
[#4501 ]



BENNETT F O 
March of the Little Men

The Canterbury town of Waiweka and the doings of it's inhabitants.
ISBN0589004085

VG hardback in VG unclipped dust jacket.
$10 C/C
Reed 1971 first edition hardcover, 254pp. [#2564, 1719 ]





BILLING Graham 
The Primal Therapy of Tom Purslane

A novel about adult infatuation. Scarce first edition from Caveman Press.
ISBN0908562012

VG hardback in VG dust jacket
$35 C/B
Caveman Press 1980, 144 pp.[#2682 new zealand fiction]





BINNEY D H   Long Lives The King a novel
VG VG $10 C/B Heinemann 1985 first edition hardcover, 111pp. Novel by one better known for his paintings. ISBN 0868636916 [#1124 new zealand fiction]

BOLITHO Hector  Judith Silver
VG- a little tired, lightly frayed head of spine, pencil inscription to fep $20 C/B Knopf London 1929 first edition cloth, nice laid paper stock, a novel. 248pp [#1140 new zealand fiction]

BRASCH Charles 
Indirections, A memoir 1909-1947
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Literary autobiography of New Zealand writer Charles Brasch, covering a period spent in Europe, the Middle East and New Zealand.
ISBN0195580508
biography, egyptology, Tell El Amarna, Landfall journal editor

VG hardback in VG dust jacket, some light foxing to closed edges. $25 B/C Oxford University Press 1980, 433 pages. [#2275/4866 ]


SAMUEL BUTLER


JONES Henry Festing 
Samuel Butler, a Sketch.
cover image of Samuel Butler, a Sketch, for sale in New Zealand

First thus reissue after original printing in 'The Humour of Homer and other essays'.
A biographical sketch and overview of Butler's work in New Zealand and abroad.
erewhon, mesopotamia, canterbury new zealand

VG- hardback quarter cloth, decorated paper boards, paper spine label with some rubbed loss to edges, crossed name to paste down, 6 digit rubberstamp to fep as well as two pen lines and old price.
$20 A/A
Jonathan Cape 1921 First Thus, 60pp.
[#4210 ]




CAMPION Edith and Frank Sargeson   The Chain / En Route two novels
VG VG $15 C/C Reed 1979 first edition hard cover, 168pp. ISBN 0589012762 [# 1561 new zealand fiction ]

CARMAN Dulce 
The Moon Witch

A Romance of Maoriland.
A novel about a love affair set in New Zealand.

VG hardback with no dust jacket.
Foxed closed edges, name to free end paper.
$10 A/B
Wright and Brown 1959 first edition, 189pp
[#4915 ]



COURAGE James  The Call Home ex-library first edition
G G+ $40 C/B Cape 1956 first edition hard cover, 252pp. DW under plastic sleeve, vertical edges of fold in flaps trimmed, no loss of text, hinges reinforced with paper, library stamps include cancellation, name to fep [ Peter Walsh ] boards rubbed to edges. Complete reading copy of the scarce first edition [# 1394 new zealand fiction]

COURAGE James   Such Separate Creatures
Stories, chosen by Charles Brasch

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket with short tears at tops of spine and corner folds $30 C/B Caxton 1973 first edition hard cover, 206pp. 15 short stories. [#2278 new zealand fiction]

VG hardback in VG dust jacket with faint label ghost top corner $40 C/B Caxton 1973 first edition hard cover, 206pp. 15 short stories. [#1151 new zealand fiction]







COURAGE James  The Young Have Secrets
VG G+ unclipped DW browned to spine and with short edge tears and minor chipping to spine ends and head of spine, grease soiling (yellow) to lower panel $15 C/B Jonathan Cape 1954 first edition hard cover. DW by Pat Marriott. [# 1439 new zealand fiction ]

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.
ISBN9780864734808
Elvis Presley, Tarzan, ERB, new zealand, science fiction

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





CRESSWELL D'Arcy selected by Helen Shaw 
The Letters of D'Arcy Cresswell
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Selected letters by Walter D'Arcy Cresswell (1896–1960) the New Zealand poet, journalist and writer, pertaining to the NZ literary scene of the time.
Cresswell blackmailed Charles Mackay, the Mayor of Wanganui, by threatening to expose his homosexuality, and Mackay shot and injured Cresswell. The mayor was convicted of attempted murder in 1920 and Cresswell moved to London.
He kept up a correspondence with Ursula Bethell, Frank Sargeson, Basil Dowling, Ormond Wilson, Roderick Finlayson, and also British figures.
new zealand writers, literature, criticism

VG hardback in VG dust jacket
$25 C/C
University of Canterbury 1971 first edition, 256pp.
[#4317 ]



CROSS Ian 
After Anzac Day

An unconventional domestic situation is approached through the minds of the four occupants of a Wellington household- four very different characters in age and outlook. First printed in the UK in 1961 this is the first New Zealand edition.
ISBN072330615X

VG- softback
$7 A/B
Whitcoulls 1979 , 236pp. [#2777 new zealand fiction]





CROSS Ian 
The God Boy

The story of tough little Jimmy Sullivan, 'a boy that God has his eye on', as he slides into delinquency. First printed in the UK in 1958 this is the first New Zealand edition.
ISBN0723303568

VG softback, name at front
$7 C/B
Whitcombe and Tombs 1972, 181pp. [#2778 new zealand fiction]





BARRY CRUMP BOOKS



DALLAS Ruth (anonymously) 
The Demon Lover, a ballad.
cover image of The Demon Lover, a ballad, by Ruth dallas, for sale in New Zealand

Her first anonymously published work.
Limited edition of 200 copies. Hand set and hand printed.
new zealand, literature, caxton press, private press, women's writing

VG- softback with mild soiling.
$95 A/A
Caxton Press 1948 first printing, 12 pages (6 leaves).
[#3647 ]




DAN DAVIN


DAVIN Dan 
Closing Times

Recollections of seven of Davin's friends, written soon after their deaths. Joyce Cary, Julian Maclaren-Ross, Enid Starkie, Dylan Thomas, Itzik Manger, W R Rogers and Louis MacNeice.
ISBN0195581385

VG softback
$8 C/B
Oxford University Press 1985, 189pp. [#2779 new zealand writing ]





DAVIN Dan   The Gorse Blooms Pale

Rare first edition of this collection of 26 stories based on Davin's experiences growing up in a poor Irish Catholic family in Southland, and his war service.

VG- hardback in cloth boards, with some minor foxing to closed edges, in a VG unclipped dust jacketwith minor rubbing or edge wear, two small holes worn to spine, and mild handling soiling.
$350 C/C
Nicholson and Watson, 1947 first edition, 216 pages. [#2555 new zealand fiction literature ]





DAVIN D. M. selected and with an introduction by 
New Zealand Short Stories; 1st series

In The World's Classics series. 33 stories by 27 New Zealand authors. From Lady Barker to the authors of the 1950s.
ISBN0192505343

VG hardback in VG- slightly worn dust jacket.
$15 A/B
Oxford University Press, 1953 first edition, 426pp.. [#2915 nz fiction, literature ]

VG hardback in VG- slightly worn dust jacket.
$8 A/B
Oxford University Press, 1976 reprint, 426pp.. [#2916 nz fiction, literature ]





DAVIN Dan  For the Rest of Our Lives reissue
VG VG- lightly soiled DW, school prize plate just tipped on to fep by corner, minor yellowing to feps, $25 C/C Michael Joseph / Blackwood & Janet Paul 1965 hardcover, 416pp. [# 1694 new zealand fiction]

DAVIN Dan  No Remittance first edition
VG VG- minor rubing to unclipped DW with short chip at tail of upper joint, splits at head of joints and some minor tape rust, name to fep $15 C/C Michael Joseph 1959 first edition hb dw, 224pp [# 1725 new zealand fiction]



DOWLING Basil  The Stream A Reverie of Boyhood
VG- VG- ex library with stamps, DW under plastic sleeve, call number to spine of DW and book, $15 A/B Nag's Head Press hand printed, 1979, limited to 200 copies, cloth with paper label to upper board, 27pp. Illustrated by Graham Oates. [#1983 nzfct]

DOWLING Vivyan  Prisms & Pendulums AUTHOR SIGNED poems
VG- label lift to top corner of cover. $25 B/A. Batyprint nd circa 1985, 40pp in card wrappers. [# 631 nzfct]

DUDER Tessa and James Norcliffe (editors) 
The World's Steepest Street
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Anthology of new writing from young New Zealand writers.
The 10th annual Re-Draft Collection.
ISBN 9780958288859
creative writing, anthology, fiction

VG softback
$10 C/B
Clerestory Press 2011, 152pp.
[#5113 ]



DUGGAN Maurice edited and introduced by C K Stead 
Collected Stories
Cover photo by Marti Friedlander.
cover image of Collected Stories of Maurice Duggan for sale in New Zealand

Includes early uncollected stories, ones from Immanuel's Land and Summer in the gravel pit, and posthumously published works.
ISBN0196479932
new zealand, fiction, literature, the new zealand fiction series

VG hardback in VG dust jacket.
$35 C/C
Auckland University Press 1981 first edition, 379pp.
[#3687 ]



DUGGAN Maurice 
O'Leary's Orchard and Other Stories
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Three stories; O'Leary's Orchard, An Appetite for Flowers, Riley's Handbook.
Part of New Zealand Short Stories series (number 1).
Rubricated title page.

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket, name to free end paper.
$30 C/B
Caxton Press 1970 first edition, 185pp.
[#3264 ]

VG+ hardback in VG+ dust jacket.
$45 C/B
Caxton Press 1970 first edition, 185pp.
[#3264B ]



ENGLAND Clarice with illustrations by Lynley Dodd   Druscilla
Small book illustrated by the creator of Hairy MacLeary in line and colour wash. Tales of a young New Zealand girl at the turn of the Twentieth Century.

VG hardback in VG dust jacket with light wear to head of spine.
$25 A/B
Hodder 1980 first edition hardcover 12mo, 91pp. ISBN0340256915 [#2562 new zealand fiction ]





ENGLAND Clarice with illustrations by Lynley Dodd   Druscilla
Small book illustrated by the creator of Hairy MacLeary in line and colour wash. Tales of a young New Zealand girl at the turn of the Twentieth Century.

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket with light wear and short tears at ends of spine.
$20 A/B
Hodder 1980 first edition hardcover 12mo, 91pp. ISBN0340256915 [#2646 new zealand fiction ]





ERICSON Arthur  Reflections and Others 1904-1986 signed by author
VG handling soiled wrappers, limited edition of 500 numbered copies this one with a signed presentation inscription but unnumbered $12 B/B Privately published by Hilton Press (1986) stapled into pictorial wrapper, 116pp [# 1717 new zealand poetry]

FAIRBURN A. R. D. edited by Lauris EDMOND  
The Letters of A. R. D. Fairburn

237 letters by Rex Fairburn to various New Zealand literary firends and colleagues, from 1924 to 1957.
ISBN 0195580761

FINE hardback in FINE dust jacket
$35 C/C
Oxford University Press 1981 first edition hardcover, xxv 272pp. [#2425 nz literature, letters, biography ]

VG hardback in VG dust jacket
$20 C/C
Oxford University Press 1981 first edition hardcover, xxv 272pp. [#2721 nz literature, letters, biography ]



FINLAYSON Roderick. 
Brown Man's Burden
cover image of Brown Man's Burden by Roderick Finlayson, for sale in New Zealand

Short story collection: The wedding gift; Christmas Day; On Top of the Hill; New year: Wi gets the gospel; Standards of Living; The totara tree; The Tangi; The Storm; By the Calm Waters; A man of good religion
Finlayson's first published work.
His "distinctive contribution to the writing of New Zealand was the Maori stories of his first two collections...(portraying) a people caught between two worlds, as the urban economy insinuated its influence into traditional communities...".

VG quarter cloth hardback with no jacket.
Pale lemon boards with small water stain to top corner of boards, minor cosmetic faults to covers.
Missing the paper title label from the spine.
$35 C/B
The Unicorn Press, Auckland 1938 First Edition, 86pp.
[#4438 ]



FINLAYSON Roderick. 
Brown Man's Burden and later stories
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Edited and introduced by Bill Pearson, and includes bibliography, glossary and criticism.
Short story collection: The wedding gift; Rui's ship; Christmas Day; The everlasting miracle; Standards of living; New year; Wi gets the gospel; The totara tree; Hemi's daughter; A man of good religion; Tiki-Tiki; Johnny Wairua's wonderland; Like the Pakeha; Sweet Beulah land; Pakapoo; Tara does a job; They all go home to die; Two friends; A little gift for Harry; The new house; Another kind of life; Great times ahead.
Contains the contents of the original Brown Man's Burden (1938) and stories of Maori life taken from Sweet Beulah Land (1942) and Tidal Creek (1948).
Several stories written subsequently bring the time-span of aspects of Maori life upto the early 1970s.
His "distinctive contribution to the writing of New Zealand was the Maori stories of his first two collections...(portraying) a people caught between two worlds, as the urban economy insinuated its influence into traditional communities...".
ISBN0196479444

VG hardback in G+ dust jacket with faded spine and worn edges, bookplate to free end paper.
$15 C/B
Auckland University 1973 first thus, xxv 147pp.
[#5089 ]



FINLAYSON Roderick  
Other Lovers

Three long stories linked by their views of love and marriage. 'Frankie & Lena', 'Tom & Sue', 'Jim & Miri'
ISBN 0908565097

G+ softback with rubbed spine and edges, light stain to spine margin of final pages. $10 C/A John McIndoe 1976 first edition sewn in softcovers, 136pp. [#2409 nz literature ]







FINLAYSON Roderick  
Other Lovers

Three long stories linked by their views of love and marriage. 'Frankie & Lena', 'Tom & Sue', 'Jim & Miri'
ISBN 0908565097

VG- softback with sunned spine light edge rubbing, light crease top of rear cover. $15 C/A John McIndoe 1976 first edition sewn in softcovers, 136pp. [#2410 nz literature ]



FINLAYSON Roderick 
Tidal Creek
cover image of Tidal Creek

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.
ISBN0196479789
new zealand, novel, fiction

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






JANET FRAME


FRAME Janet  
The Adaptable Man
cover image of The Adaptable Man by Janet Framecover image of The Adaptable Man by Janet Frame

First edition in the New Zealand issue of the fifth novel by Janet Frame.

VG hardback with slight age toning to closed edges with faint watermark to top edge in G+ unclipped dust jacket that has a large chip out of top corner by the spine, and slight chipping or rubbing to the corners, short tear from top of front flap fold on the inside flap, top edge slightly soiled, a little faint stain to front cover, not very noticeable, better than it sounds!
$45 C/C
Pegasus Press 1965 first edition, 270pp.
[#2397 ]

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket with label-lift scar at top corner of front pnel. There is a pen inscription to front free end paper. Faint foxing to closed top page edges.
$45 C/C
Pegasus 1965 first edition, 270pp. [#3521 ]





FRAME Janet  
Daughter Buffalo

G+ sunned spine and covers
$6 C/B
Century Hutchinson 1986 soft cover, sewn binding,212pp ISBN 0091686911 [#2132 nz fiction]

FRAME Janet  
Faces in the Water

Pegasus 1961 First edition, first printing which precedes the W H Allen edition.

VG hardback in VG dustjacket with number on fold in flap and tape residue to edges on the reverse of the jacket, name to free endpaper, faint foxing
$75 C/C
Pegasus 1961 First edition, first printing, hardcover. 219pp. [#2209 new zealand fiction]



FRAME Janet  
Faces in the Water

Janet Frame's second work in the UK issue.

VG hardback in G+ dust jacket with small chips to corners, light foxing or soiling. Book has name to fep in pen, light foxing to closed edges
$45 C/C
W H Allen August 1962 second printing of First edition, 219pp. [#2396 nz fiction, literature ]







FRAME Janet 
The Lagoon and other stories
Illustrated by Karin van Roosmalen
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Fortieth anniversary publication, with pencil illustrations.
ISBN9781869410759

VG- hardback in VG- dust jacket. A gift inscription has been blacked out to free end paper. Dust jacket sun faded to rear panel.
$15 B/C
Random Century 1990, 98pp.
[#3378 ]





FRAME Janet  
Scented Gardens for the Blind

First edition in New Zealand issue of the fourth novel by Janet Frame.

VG- hardback in VG- dust jacket lightly rubbed and handling soiled, book some foxing to closed edges etc.
$65 C/C
Pegasus 1963 first edition, 192pp. [#2398 nz literature, fiction, first edition ]







FRAME Janet. 
To the Is-land, an Autobiography.
cover image of To the Is-land, an Autobiography of Janet Frame, for sale in New Zealand

An autobiography by one of New Zealand's most well regarded female authors.
ISBN0704328410
janet frame, biography, memoir, literature, women's writing

VG hardback lacking the dust jacket.
$15 C/C
The Women's Press 1983 First UK Edition, 253pp.
[#4444 ]



FRAME Janet.  
To the Is-land, an Autobiography
3 volumes

The full three volumes of Frame's autobiography, in a nice softback edition.
Folded and sewn binding of quality paper pages.
ISBN 0091568919 ISBN 091569117 ISBN 0091648017
janet frame, biography, memoir, literature, women's writing

cover image of To the Is-land, an Autobiography of Janet Frame 1, for sale in New Zealand

cover image of To the Is-land, an Autobiography of Janet Frame 2, for sale in New Zealand cover image of To the Is-land, an Autobiography of Janet Frame 3, for sale in New Zealand

VG- softbacks
$30 C/C
Hutchinson 1986/ 1985/ 1986, 253+195+176pp.
[#4640 ]



KING Michael 
An Inward Sun, the world of Janet Frame

Biographical account of Janet Frame from a personal viewpoint, her childhood and life rather than her writing. Includes over 100 private photographs. ISBN0143018388

VG+ softback
$35 B/C
Penguin 2002, 160pp. [#2716 new zealand literature, biography]









FROBISHER Daniel  
Sketches of Gossipton + Humorous Pieces

A humorous tale of 50 pages followed by 41 pages of humorous verse.

Good only copy, lacks front cover wrapper, disbound as staples perished, otherwise OK.
$45 A/A
James Horsburgh, Dunedin, 1893. 91pp + period advertising.
[#3182 ]





GEE Maurice 
The Big Season

Gee's first published novel, based on a rugby player whose focus on the game is skewed by a fascination for a burglar and his girl.

VG hardback with no dust jacket, lacks fep otherwise tidy light bump to corner.
$12 C/B
Hutchinson 1962 First Edition, 199pp.
[#3299 ]





GEE Maurice  A Glorious Morning, Comrade scarce title
VG- some blue ink offset to front cover, light rubbing to joints, internally clean $75 C/B Auckland University Press 1976 first reprint, soft cover, 200pp. ISBN 019647938X [#1410 new zealand fiction]

GEE Maurice 
The Halfmen of O

Susan had always been a bit odd and never really got on with her cousin Nick, but the mark on her wrists draws them together in a frightening adventure. They are summoned to the land of O in a desperate attempt to save the planet from cruel Otis Claw and the evil Halfmen.
ISBN0195580818

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket with repaired tear at head of spine and some wear to spine ends. Name to end paper.
$20 C/C
Oxford University Press 1983 reprint, 204pp.
[#3049 ]





GEE Maurice  
In My Father's Den
cover image of  In My Father's Den first edition, for sale in New Zealand

Rare first edition of Maurice Gee's thriller about a teacher who is suspected of the murder of his student.
Filmed in 2004, from a screenplay written and directed by Brad McGann.
ISBN0571098509
new zealand literature, crime, homicide, psychological thriller

VG hardback with very mild spotting to closed edges in VG price clipped dust jacket with minor handling soiling.
$250 C/B
Faber 1972 first edition, 175 pages.
[#2554 ]



GEE Maurice   Plumb First Edition
VG mild age toning to paper, inscription to front paste down VG unclipped dust wrapper with faintly faded spin $20 C/C Faber 1978 first edition hard cover. ISBN 057111279X [#2092 new zealand fiction]

GEE Maurice 
A Special Flower
cover image of  A Special Flower by Maurice Gee, for sale in New Zealand

Maurice Gee's scarce second novel.
new zealand lietrature, fiction, modern first edition, rare

VG+ hardback in VG+ dust jacket.
Single line name to free end paper top corner, tidy unclipped dust jacket.
$65 C/B
Hutchinson 1965 First Edition.
[#4720 ]



GEE Maurice   Under The Mountain First Edition
VG G+ unclipped DW with some chipping loss to edges and some tears, book tidy apart from a pen inscription to most of the half-title page $20 C/C OUP nd (1979) first edition hard cover, 155pp, map endpapers. ISBN 0195580400 [#2050 new zealand fiction]





GLOVER Denis 
Denis Glover's Bedside Book
cover image of Denis Glover's Bedside Book, for sale in New Zealand

Illustrated by Russell Clarke.
new zealand, literature, poetry, writing, book reviews, writers

VG hardback in VG dustjacket with light edge wear with some minor chipping.
Gift inscription to end paper.
$15 C/C
Reed 1963 first edition, 181pp
[#4428 ]




GLOVER Denis  

Enter Without Knocking

Selected Poems.
This copy has a Presentation inscription to fep reads [For Robert Pinney | from ? ? of Pegasus Press | 9 Sept '64].

VG hardback in VG dust jacket with light rubbing to edges.
$50 C/B
Pegasus Press 1964 first edition hard cover, 144pp.
[NZFCT 43]

GLOVER Lyn  
Funny-Bones

Children's stories in rhyme, by Denis Glover's wife, and illustrated by Sheila Natusch

VG stapled card wrappers with dust jacket with some minor wear
$10 B/ letter rate
The Catspaw Press 1982 first edition. 64pp.[#2576 new zealand poetry ]





GLOVER Denis 
Hot Water Sailor
cover image of Hot Water Sailor by Denis Glover, for sale in New Zealand

Humorous memoir by Glover, serving to give his telling of his adventurous life as a naval rating, journalist, poet, literary editor, writer and printer.
Illustrated by Russell Clark
Denis James Matthews Glover, Caxton Club, Caxton Press

VG hardback in VG dust jacket, former owner details to first page.
$15 C/B
Reed 1962 first edition, 200pp.
[#5187 ]







PATRICIA GRACE


GRACE Patricia  
The Dream Sleepers, and other stories

Pacific Paperbacks, 12 short stories. Reprin. ISBN0582717795

VG softback, sewn sheets.
$15 A/A
Longman Paul 1982 soft cover 108pp.[#2724 new zealand fiction]



GRACE Patricia  
The Trolley

A children's book for New Zealanders, Maori subjects, illustrated by Kerry Gemmill. ISBN 0670851353

VG+ hardcover in illustrated boards with no dust jacket
$15 B/C
Viking / Penguin 1993 first edition, landscape format with full colour illustrations throughout. [#2142 new zealand, childrens fiction]








GRANT Andrew 
Tyler's Gold

Tyler Smith has found the wreck of the General Grant and he must get the bullion safely from the waters of Auckland Islands before his nemesis Rhys Baron intervenes. Thriller novel. SIGNED BY AUTHOR with "All the best, Andrew Grant" across the title page.
ISBN0908704992

VG used paperback with light reading crease to spine and light corner crease to rear wrapper.
$30 A/B
Shoal Bay Press 1999, 320pp. [PB1439 new zealand fiction]





GRANT Andrew 
Hawks

Hawks is a tale of New Zealand's wild South-Westland, set during the early years of the venison recovery industry. This was a time when the cowboys rode choppers instead of horses and used semi-automatic weapons, not six guns. They lived, worked and sometimes dies in the most rugged and spectacular corner of this country - the vast Fiordland wilderness.
Hawks is a fictional tale but the fast action depicted here might very well have happened. It is the story of Gray, an enigmatic young man running from his past and the horrors of the Vietnam war. He returns to New Zealand's southern lands to find himself in a war of a very different kind - a dangerous war for the highest profits, set against some of the most inhospitable country in the world.
With the deadly skills he learned in the SAS, Gray becomes the top gun, the man every chopper pilot wants in the shooter's seat on his machine as the competition gets fiercer and men begin to take increasingly desperate risks. Some make mistakes and some die. Others are killed apparently having made no mistakes at all.
Gray's story encompasses life and death as well as love. Unashamedly robust, Hawks tells it like it really was, or could have been, as greed and jealousy and a woman named Mary combine in an explosive finale.
ISBN0908704798

VG- softback, reading crease to spine
$10 A/B
Shoal Bay Press 1998 first edition, 280pp [PB1503 nz fiction]

G+ softback, covers rubbed, spine leans.
$10 A/B
Shoal Bay Press 1998 reprint, 280pp [Item# 34 NZFCT]





GUNN Ken 
Massacre Bay

A 19th Century Saga of Colonial Life. A novel set in Takaka Valley in the late 19th century. ISBN0863327818

VG hardback in VG dust jacket
$20 C/C
Book Guild Publishing Ltd, 1992 331pp. [#2745 new zealand, ficrion, historical novel, marlborough]





HALL Roger  Middle-Age Spreadcover image of Middle-Age Spread, for sale in New Zealand

New Zealand Playscripts
Scarce, especially in this unmarked condition.
ISBN 0705506649

VG softback with light crease to cover
$30 C/B
Price Milburn 1978 first edition, 82pp
[#4869 ]



HOOPER Peter   The Goat Paddock & Other Stories
Ten New Zealand short stories.

VG hardback in VG dust jacket $10 C/B John McIndoe1981 first edition, 208 pages. ISBN0868680427 [#2545 new zealand fiction literature ]





HOUSE L. C. Lesley 
The Faces of Love
cover image of The Faces of Love by L C Lesley House, for sale in New Zealand

Alan Mulgan responded to the author's manuscript thus; "The tale is written with insight and sincerity and is at times most amusing".
Set in NZ, Paris and Belgium.
Pen name of Elsie McLeod Smith.

VG hardback with no dust jacket, name at front.
$15 C/B
Harry H. Tombs undated (pre 1965 by inscription) First edition, 114pp.
[#4567 ]



HULME Keri 
The Bone People

An extraordinary novel blending reality with dreams, melding Maori and Pakeha, weaving strange and hurtful pasts into strangely bright futures. A Booker Prize winner.
ISBN0340370238

G+ softback but has sun faded spine, pen name at front
$15 C/C
Spiral in association with Hodder 1985, 450pp.
[#3173 ]


cover image of The Bone People


ISBN0330296108

VG paperback
$7 A/B
Picador1986, 450pp.
[PB1546 + Box#11 ]








HULME Keri 
Te Kaihau
The Windeater

Collection of twenty stories include the award-winning Hooks and Feelers, about a mother who has inadvertently maimed her child, and A drift in Dream, which gives a pre-Bone People glimpse of Simon and his parents. Throughout Hulme experiments with language and the components of style, and reveals herself a writer of virtuosity and emotional power.
ISBN0864730195

VG- softback, name at front, foxed closed edges.
$10 C/B
Victoria University Press 1986 first softcover edition, 240pp.
[#3172 ]









ROBIN HYDE

BODDY Gillian and Jacqueline MATTHEWS 
Disputed Ground, Robin Hyde, Journalist

A selection of Robin Hyde's (Iris Wilkinson) journalistic writings. With 141 pages of biographical introduction. ISBN086473204X

VG softback
$25 C/C
Victoria University Press 1991, 412 pp.[#2686 new zealand literature ]





HYDE Robin with Derek Challis and Linda Hardy 
Dragon Rampant
cover image of Dragon Rampant, Robin Hyde in China

First thus reissue of 1939 work with introduction by Challis and critical note by Hardy.
Hyde travels in China during the late 1930s as a journalist and comments on Sino-Japanese War etc.
ISBN0908652070

VG- softback
$30 C/C
New Women's Press 1984, xviii 318pp.
[#3340/4982 ]





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 ]





HYDE Robin 
The Godwits Fly
Edited and introduced by Gloria Rawlinson.

Strongly autobiographical, vividly evokes the complexities of family life and the intensely felt world of a single-minded young woman in Wellington in the 1930s.
No. 2 in the New Zealand Fiction Series by Auckland University Press.

G+ softback with folded, sewn sheets. Minor wear to spine, pen name to first page.
$10 C/C
Auckland University Press 1974, xxi 236pp.
[#3150 ]








IHIMAERA Witi  
The Whale Rider

First edition of the novel about Maori legends and family dynamics made into a film. With illustrations by John Hovell. Scarce title. ISBN0868636843

VG hardback in VG dust jacket. On the free end paper there is some paper residue where a greeting card was attached, this has been removed but has left some paper behind. Otherwise book in excellent shape.
reduced to $50 C/B
Heinemann 1987 first edition, 122pp.[#2687 new zealand fiction ]





IHIMAERA Witi & D S Long  Into the World of Light An anthology of Maori writing
VG lightly sunend spine $20 C/C Heinemann 1983 trade paper (sewn sheets in card wrappers) 312pp. Includes first publications of many pieces, in English and Maori. ISBN 0868635804 [# 715 nzfct]

Islands; Arts & Letters journals

JACKSON MacDonald P. & Vincent O'Sullivan   The Oxford Anthology of New Zealand Writing Since 1945
VG spine slightly sunned $25 C/D OUP 1983 first edition soft cover, xxxvi 679pp. Includes poetry. ISBN 0195580974 [#1908 new zealand fiction]

JONES Bob 
The Permit
cover image of The Permit

An allegory on life through the trials of an angler, illustrated by Con Dimopoulos.
ISBN0002223147
angling, politics, bob jones, fishing, philosophy

VG+ hardback with VG+ dust jacket.
$25 C/B
Collins 1984 first edition, 151pp + etchings.
[#64, 826 ]



KOED Thomas 
The Vertical Railway
cover image of The Vertical Railway, for sale in New Zealand

A Superlunary Journey Through the Verdant Waste
Unusual self published and printed avant-garde fiction.
Final page lists two other works by the same author 'Children Born Without Conception' and 'Jesus-Gastropod'

VG softback.
Mimeographed sheets printed on recto only.
Stapled into plain black paper wrappers with black taped spine.
Front wrapper has tiny vertical title hand written in white along the spine edge beside the tape.
$75 C/B
Illiterature Nelson (New Zealand)1986 first edition, 24pp.
[#780 ]



KOED Thomas 
Annexes to the Moon's Eye
cover image of Annexes to the Moon's Eye, for sale in New Zealand

Unusual self published and printed avant-garde fiction.
By the same author as 'Children Born Without Conception' and 'Jesus-Gastropod'.

VG softback in VG dust jacket with some tears at spine ends.
A faint marker 'S' to front of jacket.
Mimeographed sheets, stapled into plain black paper wrappers with black taped spine, front wrapper has tiny vertical title hand written in white along the spine edge beside the tape.
$75 C/B
Illiterature Nelson (New Zealand)1988 first edition, approx 180pp.
[#1730 ]



KRIEGLER Lyn 
The Legend of the Kiwi
cover image of The Legend of the Kiwi retold and illustrated by Lyn Kriegler for sale in New Zealand

How the Kiwi lost his flight, and retreated to the soft embrace of the night-time world.
ISBN090857827X
illustrated, childrens, new zealand

VG hardback with no dust jacket
$20 B/C
Alister Taylor 1981 first edition, (28pp).
[#3971 ]



Landfall journals

LAWLOR Pat 
Murphy's Moa and Other Xmas Sketches
Illustrated by Gordon Minhinnick and Fred Alexander.

Humorous christmas tales with a New Zealand setting and feel. Includes one with a live Moa!

VG- card bound with G+ dust jacket
$25 A/A
Simpson and Williams 1936, 116pp.
[#3179 ]





LAWLOR Pat 
The Froth-Blowers' Manual

Some confessions, some beer ballads, a dash of history, froth of personalities and an encyclopaedia. A literary celebration of beer in New Zealand.

G+ softback, with name at top of endpaper and mild handling soiling.
$20 C/B
Whitcombe and Tombs First Edition 1965, xii + 131pp
[#3007 ]





LEE John A  Soldier
VG VG sunned spine of DW, name to fep $15 C/C Reed 1976 first edition hard cover, 148pp Novel written by a soldier decorated in the Great War. ISBN0589009869 [#1868 new zealand fiction]

LOCKE Elsie  
A Canoe in the Mist
cover image of A Canoe in the Mist by Elsie Locke for sale in New Zealand

A ghostly canoe is seen on Lake Rotomahana prior to the Tarawera eruption.
Line illustrations by John Shelley.
ISBN0224022563
childrens fiction, Te Wairoa, Tama-o-hoi

VG hardback in VG dust jacket
$20 C/B
Jonathan Cape 1984 First edition, 202 pages.
[#2291/4065 ]



LOCKE Elsie
Illustrated by Gary Hebley
 
The Runaway Settlers
cover image of The Runaway Settlers

A new edition of this classic historical novel set in 1859 when the Small family arrives in the Canterbury colony without a penny to their name. Mother and six children have a hard beginning to their new life - all the more since they are runaways from a cruel father and husband in Australia.
Based on real people and events.
ISBN 9780908790456
Lyttelton, Dyers Pass, Banks Peninsula, children's fiction

VG- softback this copy has a pen name inside the front cover.
$15 A/B
Hazard Press 1993, 175pp.
[#4685 ]





MAHY Margaret. 
The Catalogue of the Universe
cover image of The Catalogue of the Universe, for sale in New Zealand

Just before her graduation from high school, Angela May acts out her burning desire to find and confront her father, whom her mother describes as having been the love affair of her life, but what Angela discovers is a hard, cold man who never cared for either her mother or herself.
ISBN 0460062247
young adult

G+ hardback in VG dust jacket.
Ex-library with donation plate to fep, only stamps are to the to front and rear free endpapers, minor paper residue from removed pocket to rear fep, otherwise a tidy copy.
$10 C/B
Dent 1985 First Edition, 185pp.
[#4799 ]



MAHY Margaret  
The Changeover: A Supernatural Romance
cover image of The Changeover: A Supernatural Romance, for sale in New Zealand

The face in the mirror. From the moment she saw it, Laura Chant knew that something dreadful was going to happen. It wasn’t the first time she’d been forewarned. But never before had anything so terrible happened.
The horrifyingly evil Carmody Braque touched and branded her little brother – and now Jacko was very ill, getting steadily worse. There was only one way to save him.
Laura had to change over: had to release her supernatural powers. And that meant joining forces with the extraordinary and enigmatic Sorenson Carlisle…
A Carnegie medal-winning supernatural romance from Margaret Mahy, filmed in Christchurch in 2017 starring Timothy Spall and Melanie Lynskey
ISBN041652270X
new zealand, young adult fiction, first edition, supernatural

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket.
$45 C/C
Dent 1984 first edition, 214pp. [#2813/4344 ]

cover image of Margaret  Mahy The Changeover paperback for sale in New Zealand

Paperback edition
ISBN 9780416522709

G+ paperback with minor wear and gift note to first page.
$6 A/B
Magnet 1986, 214pp
[PB1668 ]



MAHY Margaret. 
The Door in the air and other Stories
cover image of The Door in the air and other Stories, for sale in New Zealand

A collection of nine short stories that features fantasy tales of wizards, dancing wolves, and a hungry wind.
ISBN 9780385302545
Illustrated by Diana Catchpole

VG quarter cloth hardback in VG dust jacket.
Lacks front and rear free end papers otherwise tidy.
$10 C/B
Delacorte 1991 First US Edition, 106pp.
[#4800 ]



MAHY Margaret, illustrated by Carol BARKER 
Pillycock's Shop

Tempted by Pillycock's Shop, Teddy pawn's his sister Penny for a tin-monkey. He soon regrets his choice and must hurry to redeem his baby Penny before the sun sets and the store disappears. Full page illustrations by Carol Barker. This is one of Mahy's first three works published in 1969. A magical and eerie tale.
ISBN0234774738

VG hardback in G+ dust jacket with repaired tear and corner wear.
$45 B/C
Dennis Dobson 1969 first edition, 24pp.
[#3243 ]





MAHY Margaret  
The Witch in the Cherry Tree

presentation copy Signed by Mahy
G, cover wear, inscription inside front cover, final page pen scribble $20 B/A Picture Puffin 1987 reprint soft cover, folded stapled sheets in pictorial wraps, 32pp, illustrated in colour by Jenny Williams. Classic Kiwi kid's fiction.
ISBN 0140506489 [#2049 new zealand fiction]

MAHY Margaret 
Notes of a Bag Lady

A scarce autobiographical essay by Mahy printed for the Montana estates essay series. ISBN0958237522

VG softback with VG dust jacket
$20 A/ letter rate internationally
Four Winds Press 2003, 51pp. [#2723 new zealand biography, fiction, literature]





MANDER Jane 
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.
ISBN0723303649

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









KATHERINE MANSFIELD

ALPERS Antony 
Katherine Mansfield

A biography of the first early New Zealand woman writer who came to international prominence.

VG+ hardback in VG+ dust jacket.
$25 C/C
Jonathan Cape 1954 (second impression in same month as first), 376pp + plates and index. Included with this copy are some newspaper cuttings, a card 'Katherine Mansfield's Birthplace Wellington' and a three page typescript by Frank Cotterell 'The Birthplace', about a pilgrimage by a French ambassador to Mansfield's birthplace. [#2707 new zealand literature, biography]

VG- hardback with no dust jacket. Stamp and inscription to fep, lightly faded spine, faint foxing to endpapers.
$15 C/C
Jonathan Cape 1954 first edition, xvi 376 xvipp + plates. [#461]



ALPERS Antony 
The Life of Katherine Mansfield

An in depth biography of Katherine Mansfield, regarded by some as the first 'modern' writer of the 20th century. Alpers drew on newly available material for this work.
ISBN0670428051

G+ hardback in G+ dust jacket with sun faded spine. Minor foxing to closed edges.
$25 B/C
Viking Press, February 1980 second printing, 466pp. [#2950 new zealand literature, mansfield ]

ISBN0192813323

G+softback with worn wrappers with some creases
$6 C/C
OUP 1982 softcover, xxvi 467pp + plates [#2135 new zealand literature, mansfield ]





BODDY Gillian 
Katherine Mansfield, a Do You Remember LifeFour Stories With an Illustrated Introduction
cover image of Katherine Mansfield, a Do You Remember Life for sale in New Zealand

Four Stories With an Illustrated Introduction.
A Birthday, The Wind Blows, Prelude, The Doll's House.
Includes 56pp intro and also bibliography etc.
ISBN086473297X
new zealand literature, katherine mansfield

VG softback with pictorial card wrappers with flaps.
Katherine Mansfield Birthplace sticker to fep, signed by author to title.
$25 C/A
Victoria University Press 1996 first edition, 143pp.
[#4022 ]



BERKMAN Sylvia 
Katherine Mansfield: A Critical Study

A study of Mansfield as a writer with critique of her themes and styles, and comparing her to Anton Chekhov.
ISBN

VG hardback in G+ dust jacket with handling wear and short edge tears. Owner details to end paper.
$20 C/B
Whitcombe and Tombs 1951 first edition, 246pp. [#2967 new zealand, literature, katherine mansfield]





GONG Shifen  
A Fine Pen

The Chinese view of Katherine Mansfield

VG softback
$25 B/B
University of Otago Press 2001, 174 pages ISBN 9781877276040 [#2279 nz fiction ]






MANSFIELD Katherine  
Bliss and other Stories

14 short stories by New Zealands best known author.

VG- hardback in red cloth, wear to spine ends, name to endpaper. Top edge gilt.
$15 A/B
Constable 1923 (seventh printing), 280pp.[#2969 new zealand, literature, katherine mansfield ]





MANSFIELD Katherine  
The Garden Party and other Stories

15 short stories by New Zealands best known author.

VG- hardback in red cloth, wear to spine ends, names to endpaper. Top edge gilt.
$15 A/B
Constable 1923 (fifth printing), 276pp.[#2968 new zealand, literature, katherine mansfield ]





MANSFIELD Katherine 
The Garden Party and other Stories

15 short stories by New Zealands best known author.

VG hardback with no dust jacket, black cloth spine titled gilt, covers show signs of use
$15 A/B
Constable 1942 reprint, 276pp. [#2925 new zealand literature ]





MANSFIELD Katherine 
Collected Stories of Katherine Mansfield

Collects 91 stories from Bliss, The Garden Party, The Doves' Nest, Something Childish, In a German Pension.
ISBN009156641X

VG- softback with sunfaded spine, name inside cover
$15 C/C
Hutchinson 1984, 793 pp.
[#3177 ]





MANSFIELD Katherine  The Complete Stories of Katherine Mansfield Includes first book publication of Brave Love
VG in same DW. $25 C/C Golden Press 1973 first edition hard cover, 830 pp. [# 848 nzfct]



MANSFIELD Katherine 
In a German Pension
cover image of In a German Pension, for sale in New Zealand

Centenary Edition with an introduction by C A Hankin.
ISBN 1869410149
new zealand, women's writing

VG- softback, top of first page trimmed
$8 C/B
Century Hutchinson 1988, 107pp.
[#4641 ]



MANSFIELD Katherine 
Bliss and Other Stories
cover image of Bliss and Other Stories, for sale in New Zealand

Centenary Edition with an introduction by C A Hankin.
ISBN 1869410157
new zealand, women's writing

VG- softback, top of first page trimmed
$8 C/B
Century Hutchinson 1988, 191pp.
[#4642 ]



MANSFIELD Katherine 
The Letters and Journals of Katherine Mansfield
Selected by C K Stead

Chronologically selected from 1907 to 1923
ISBN0140042016

G+ paperback
$5 A/A
Penguin 1977, 285pp. [PB1516 new zealand, literature, mansfield ]





MANSFIELD Katherine, edited by Ian A Gordon 
The Urewera Notebook

Katherine Mansfield filled the first half of her ‘Urewera Notebook’ during a 1907 camping tour of the central North Island, shortly before she left New Zealand forever. This writing is an insight into her attitude to her life and country at the time.
ISBN0195580346

VG softback
$20 B/A
Oxford University Press 1978, 107pp. [#2964]





MEYERS Jeffrey 
Katherine Mansfield, a biography.

This biography of Mansfield examines her rebellious reaction to her colonial background, her self-destructive revolt against respectability and her emotional life. Includes accounts of her lesbian friendships, love affairs, miscarriage and abortion; her period of drugs and squalor; her one-day marriage, and her extraordinary relationship with John Middleton Murray. Her last years were dominated by her quest for health in France, Italy and Switzerland. Giving up hope of a cure from conventional medecine she resorted to the mysticism of Gurdjieff in whose hands she died at the age of thirty-four. Links the events of her life with her development as a writer and discusses the influence of her friendships with her contemporaries; D. H. and Frieda Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, Ottoline Morrell and others, including a hitherto unknown meeting with James Joyce.
ISBN0340232102

VG- hardback in VG dust jacket. Book has gift inscription to paste down. Minor foxing to edges.
$15 C/C
Hodder and Stoughton 1978 first edition, 306pp + plates. [#2952 new zealand literature, mansfield ]





MURRY John Middleton edited by C A Hankin 
The Letters of John Middleton Murry to Katherine Mansfield

Gathers Murry's letters to his wife, Katherine Mansfield, in which he talks about their relationship, their friends, and her work.
ISBN009153500X

VG hardback in G+ dust jacket with sun faded spine. Minor foxing to closed edges.
$15 C/C
Hutchinson 1983 first edition, 394pp.[#2953 new zealand literature, mansfield ]





O'SULLIVAN Vincent 
Katherine Mansfield's New Zealand

A collection of images of New Zealand at the turn of the century to illustrate the country she grew up in and places she knew. With quotes from her works.
ISBN0855583495

VG hardback in VG dust jacket with slightly sun faded spine.
$15 B/C
Golden Press 1974, 80pp. [#2949 new zealand literature, mansfield ]





SCOTT Margaret 
Recollecting Mansfield

Margaret Scott's world changed for ever at the age of 32 when her husband died unexpectedly, leaving her with two children and another on the way. It was Katherine Mansfield (a writer she had always loved) who helped to give shape and purpose to the difficult, lonely years that followed. For on becoming manuscripts librarian for the Alexander Turnbull Library, Margaret discovered a rich resource of Mansfield material. She spent most of the next 30 years deciphering her illegible handwriting, travelling to Europe and America in search of further Mansfield manuscripts and working towards the publication of The Collected Letters of Katherine Mansfield and The Katherine Mansfield Notebooks. Recollecting Mansfield chronicles the delights and disasters that Margaret experienced as her life and Mansfield's intersected. She gives fascinating insights into the extraordinary people she encountered, from Mansfield's faithful companion Ida Baker to her own close friend Charles Brasch. This is a book of true charm and spirit, a moving, wise and witty account of a life spent in the company of one of this country's greatest writers.
ISBN9781869620769

VG hardback with pictorial boards, no dust jacket as issued. Name at front.
$25 C/C
Godwit 2001 first edition, 172pp. [#2966 new zealand, literature, katherine mansfield ]





STEAD C.K. 
Mansfield, a novel

Spanning three years in the life of writer Katherine Mansfield during the First World War, this novel follows the ups and downs of her relationship with Jack Middleton Murry and her struggle to break through as a writer. As her brother and lovers are drawn into the conflict, Mansfield becomes ever more determined to write the “new kind of fiction" that she feels the times demand. While sticking scrupulously to what is known of Mansfield's life and friends, this extraordinary novel takes the reader beyond biography into the mind and heart of its subject.
ISBN9780099468653

VG softback, owner details in pen to inside of cover
$8 C/B
Vintage 2004, 246pp. [#2965 new zealand fiction, katherine mansfield ]





TOMALIN Claire 
Katherine Mansfield, A Secret Life

Pursuing art across Europe, Mansfield lived and wrote with gusto, and when she died aged thirty-four, she became one of the most influential writers of the twentieth century. Sexually ambiguous, craving love yet quarrelsome and capricious, she glittered in the brilliant circles of D. H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf, her beauty and recklessness inspiring admiration, jealousy, rage and devotion. A courageous, greatly gifted, haunted and haunting writer.
ISBN0670813923

VG hardback in VG dust jacket
$25 B/C
Viking Press 1988 reprint, 292pp + plates. [#2951 new zealand literature, mansfield ]





NGAIO MARSH

MARSH Ngaio 
Black Beech and Honeydew; an Autobiography

Autobiography by world famous crime novel writer and theatre director Ngaio Marsh. Although equally at home amongst the theatre crowd in London, and able to write the quintessential British Country House murder tale, Marsh was equally adept at portraying the New Zealand landscape and character, and continued to live and work in Christchurch (New Zealand).

VG hardback in VG price clipped dust jacket with minor rubbing loss to corners
$20 C/C
Collins 1966, 287pp + plates [#2824 new zealand, biography, literature ]






MARSHALL Owen 
Supper Waltz Wilson and other New Zealand stories

Something of a Decision
A Southland Girl
The Pannett Junction
The Beginning of an Old Man
The Cry for Barabbas
Crawford
The Philosopher
Promise Bluff
The Naming of Parts
One of the Majority
The Tsunami
The Monument
Descent form the Flugelhorn.

ISBN 0908568061

VG hardback in a Poor dust jacket with front panel severely damaged.
$10 C/B
Pegasus Press 1979 first edition,116pp.
[#4546 ]



MASON Bruce   Blood of the Lamb or Cosi Fan Poche
A Three Part Invention in homage to W A Mozart and G B Shaw. Mason heard of a lesbian couple with a child -- the mother of the child still dressed as a man. This proved to be the seed from which this play grew. (New Zealand Playscripts)

G+ worn wrappers, name to inside cover, wrapper detached at lower staple.
$10 B/A
Price Milburn 1981 first edition stapled wrappers, 97pp. ISBN 0705507807. [#2577 new zealand literature playscript theatre ]





MASON Bruce 
End of the Golden Weather
A Voyage Into a New Zealand Childhood
cover image of The End of the Golden Weather, a Voyage Into a New Zealand Childhood

Mason's solo protagonist begins; ‘Let me take you on a voyage into that territory of the heart that we call childhood.’ A boy's experiences with local eccentrics on a beach in the Auckland area during a summer holiday marks the end of his childhood and the beginning of adult awareness and compassion.
ISBN0705500101
play, theatre, new zealand identity, Takapuna Beach

VG softback with name to first page and slight foxing to inside of card wrappers and first and last pages.
$15 C/B
New Zealand University Press / Price Milburn 1970, 95pp.
[#3484 ]





MASON Bruce   The Pohutukawa Tree
A play in three acts. Unmarked copy.

VG softback $10 C/A Price Milburn 1979 sewn sheets in card wrappers, 99pp. ISBN 0705500209 [#2426 nz literature, theatre, playscript ]







MASON Bruce   The Pohutukawa Tree
A play in three acts. Uncommon in hard cover.

VG hardback in VG dustjacket rubbed to edges and joints, light foxing to endpapers, name at foot of fep $30 C/B Price Milburn 1963 second edition, 98pp. [#1131 new zealand fiction]



MASON Bruce & John Pocock  Theatre in Danger A Correspondence
VG- silverfish damage to paper spine $35 B/B Paul's Book Arcade 1957 first edition sewn sheets with paper wrappers over spine and card sides, 104pp. [# 1449 new zealand fiction]

MASON R.A.K. 
R.A.K.Mason at Twenty-five.
cover image of R.A.K.Mason at Twenty-five. The Text of an Extended Diary-Style Letter Written in the Month of the Poet's Birthday, January 1930, for sale in New Zealand

The Text of an extended diary-style letter written in the month of the Poet's Birthday, January 1930.
Hand set and printed by the Nag's Head Press in an edition of 220 numbered copies.
private press, new zealand literature, limited edition

VG hardback in VG dust jacket, Christ's College School Prize Plate awarded to S. E. Dickie in 1987 at front is tipped on along the top edge only.
$35 C/B
Nag's Head Press 1986 first edition, 47pp.
[#5070 ]



McCAULEY Sue 
Bad Music
cover image of Bad Music by Sue McCauley, for sale in New Zealand

the author of Other Halves explores the special magnetism of the music that draws its energy from sources that are socially unacceptable; like sex, drugs and rock'n'roll.
It is also a story of growing older and new beginnings.
ISBN 9780340533192
new zealand fiction

VG softback, signed by the author to title page.
$15 C/B
Hodder and Stoughton 1990 first edition, 174pp.
[#5211 ]



McCORMICK E H  New Zealand Literature A Survey
VG VG lightly soiled DW, light spotting to closed edges $25 C/C Oxford University Press 1965 first edition cloth, 173pp. [# 1004 new zealand fiction]

McDONNELL Geoff H. 
The Decadent and the Damned
cover image of The Decadent and the Damned: A Historical Saga About New Zealander's Forbears, Who They Were, Why They Came and What Happened!

In 1850, scandal, desperation and ambition create an upheaval in the lives of many English people. Some are encouraged to leave England and seek a new life in New Zealand. On arrival in the new colony, old habits die hard. In the mad scramble for fame and fortune, huge risks are taken, morals are compromised and those in authority hoodwinked. The Maori are ostracised and the religious ideals of the colony's founders ignored. Men spare no quarter to outwit their rivals in a race for fame and fortune. The struggle for survival of Patrick and Josephine Mahoney and their feud with Humphrey and Emma Robinson who are obsessed with wealth and power, is an inspiring human drama set amid the birth of a great nation. Wool becomes king and the new rich build their opulent mansions. The foundations of a nation are laid and the resilient and triumphant character of its people evolves. Today, their descendants live on, embracing their ancestral philosophies while facing trials and tribulations their forebears could never have envisaged.
ISBN9780473187811

VG softback
$15 A/B
McDonnell Publishing Company 2011, 398pp.
[#3351 ]





McGREGOR Graham & Mark Williams  Dirty Silence Aspects of language and literature in New Zealand
VG $10 B/B Oxford 1991 first edition soft cover, xvii 179pp. Twleve essays covering linguistics including historical development of Maori and New Zealand English, also on oral and narrative traditions of early Maori and Europeans in New Zealand. ISBN 0195582276 [# 1110 new zealand fiction]

McLEOD David 
The Tall Tussock, Stories of the High Country

Ten tales of New Zealand high country musterers, their dogs and the flocks they tend.
Line illustrations.

VG hardback in VG- dustjacket with short edge tears to spine folds, pen name to fep
$20 C/B
Whitcombe and Tombs 1959 first edition, 123pp. Illustrated in line. [#2806]





McNAUGHTON Trudie editor   Countless Signs The New Zealand Landscape in Literature
VG VG $35 C/C Reed Methuen 1986 first edition hard cover 8vo. xi 389pp. An anthology of fiction and poetry illustrating the New Zealand landscape. ISBN 0474000516 [# 1112 new zealand fiction]

MIDDLETON Ian 
Pet Shop
cover image of Pet Shop by Ian Middleton, for sale in New Zealand

Ian Middleton's first novel, shortlisted for the New Zealand Book Awards in 1980.
ISBN 0908578156
ww2, wwii, Auckland, fiction

VG hardback in VG dust jacket with faintly sunned spine.
$20 C/C
Alister Taylor 1979 first edition, 208pp
[#1125 ]

VG softback.
$10 C/B
ISBN 0790001381
Heinemann Reed 1990, Pacific Writers Series, 188pp
[#5001 ]



MIDDLETON O E and Ralph Hotere 
The Loners
cover image of The Loners by Middleton and Hotere, for sale in New Zealand

Number 1 in the Stories and Drawings series, this collection of ten short stories by O E Middleton is illustrated by Ralph Hotere.

VG softback.
Closed edges slightly foxed.
$25 C/B
Square and Circle 1972 first edition 112pp.
[#2418/5003 ]


MITCALFE Barry
Squid, short stories

VG name blacked out to fep, light edge wear, small split head of spine.

$25 C/B [Item# 61 NZFCT]

Glenco 1951 gilt decorated boards, 162pp, illustrations in line.


MORRIESON Ronald Hugh   Pallet on the Floor and Two Stories The Chimney; Cross my heart and cut my throat.
G+ wrappers curled, age browning to paper stock $20 A/B Penguin 1983 first edition paperback, xxi 126pp. First book issue of the extra two stories after appearing in Landfall. ISBN 0140067035 [PB#1308 new zealand fiction]

MORRIESON Ronald Hugh   Predicament new edition with intro by Maurice Shadbolt
VG $9 C/B Dunmore Press 2009 softcover. ISBN 9781877399381 [#2029 new zealand fiction]

MORRIESON Ronald Hugh   The Scarecrow

"Fourteen-year-old Neddy and his mate Les take swift revenge on the chicken-rustling Lynch Gang, but things turn sinister when vulture-like Hubert Salter stalks into town. There's a sex killer on the loose, and Neddy is in fear for his sister's safety."
The scarce first edition printed by Angus and Robertson.

VG hardback in VG price clipped dust jacket with minor wear or short edge splits or chips.
$60 C/C
Angus and Robertson 1963 First Edition, 211pp. [#5136 ]





MORRIESON Ronald Hugh   The Scarecrow

"Fourteen-year-old Neddy and his mate Les take swift revenge on the chicken-rustling Lynch Gang, but things turn sinister when vulture-like Hubert Salter stalks into town. There's a sex killer on the loose, and Neddy is in fear for his sister's safety." First edition of the New Zealand printing after the scarce 1963 Angus & Robertson edition.
ISBN0868636770

VG+ hardback in VG+ dust jacket with lightly sunned spine. There is a crossed pen name to fep, tiny area silverfish damage to first two pages
$35 C/C
Heinemann first edition thus 1976, 181pp. [#2427 ]

VG+ hardback in VG+ dust jacket with lightly sunned spine.
$45 C/C
Heinemann first edition thus 1976, 181pp. [#3256 ]





MORRIESON Ronald Hugh   The Scarecrow
G+ $7 A/B Penguin 1985 pb. ISBN 0140058990 [PB#1300 new zealand fiction]

MULCOCK Anne 
Landscape With Figures
cover image of Landscape With Figures

A restless High Country farmer's wife takes up painting as an escape from monotony and embarks on an affair.
ISBN070912947X

VG+ hardback in VG+ dust jacket
$15 C/B
Whitcombe and Tombs 1971 FIRST EDITION, 239pp
[#3392 ]





MULGAN John 
Man Alone
cover image of Man Alone by John Mulgan, for sale in New Zealand

Mulgan's novel about the inter-war period and the Great Depression, and the character of a returned soldier from the trenches, a 'man alone' in a harsh world.
Mulgan reveals the facts of the time, a mean-spirited capitalism, a country without a sense of community, [which] his Maori [characters], as much as Pakeha, looked at dead straight. ISBN 0582717243
depression, social commentary, Spanish Civil War, masculinity

VG softback
$20 C/B
Longman Paul 1975 reprint, 207pp.
[#5004 ]



NAG'S HEAD PRESS with drawings by Robert Brett 
The Midnight Steeplechase

Run at Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire on Monday 10 March 1890, with an appendix voicing Ecclesiastical disapprobation of the event. Reprinted by the Nag's Head Press from an old scrapbook of newspaper cuttings. A hand printed and bound, numbered limited editon of 135 copies. THIS COPY #95. The fiftieth title by the Nag's Head Press.

VG small format hardback with no dust jacket. Paper title label to cover, gift inscription to paste down.
$35 A/A
Nag's Head Press 1982, 30pp.[#2722 new zealand fiction, private press]





NORCLIFFE James 
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.
ISBN9781877460692
young adult, fiction, new zealand author

VG+ paperback
$10 C/B
Longacre 2011, 297pp.
[#3539]





ORBELL Margaret 
Contemporary Maori Writing

Works by the first generation of Maori writers to make use of literary forms that are European in origin. Includes selections from Rora Paki, Riki Erihi, Hone Tuwhare, Witi ihimaera, Nick Karaitiana, Rowley Habib, Rose Denness, Arapera Blank, Hirone Wikiriwhi, S.M.Mead, Harry Dansey, Patricia Grace, Mason Durie, and Katarina Mataira.
ISBN0589004476

VG hardback in VG dust jacket, name to first page.
$20 C/B
Reed 1974, 153pp.
[#3180 ]

VG hardback in VG dust jacket.
$20 C/B
Reed 1974 reprint, 153pp.
[#1111]





PATERSON Alistair   Climate 32 A Journal of New Zealand and Australian Writing
G+ light wear and handling soiling $5 C/B 1981 soft cover 72pp ISSN 01105434 [#2058 new zealand fiction]

PATTRICK Jenny 
The Denniston Rose

Novel set in the bleak coal-mining settlement of Denniston on the West Coast during the 1880s.
ISBN1869415612

VG softback
$8 A/B
Black Swan 2004, 367pp. [#2701 new zealand fiction ]





PATTRICK Jenny 
Heart of Coal

VG softback
$8 A/B

Sequel to The Denniston Rose, a novel set in the bleak coal-mining settlement of Denniston on the West Coast. Rose has now grown up and faces new challenges.
ISBN186941604X

Black Swan 2004, 333pp. [#2702 new zealand fiction ]





PEGASUS PRESS 
Pegasus Press Advertising Brochure
cover image of Pegasus Press Advertising Brochure for sale in New Zealand

A printed flier advertising three recent release by the Christchurch artisan Pegasus Press.
Stand in the Rain by Jean Watson, Port Before Breakfast by John Hamley and The Adaptable Man by Janet Frame.
ephemera, printing,

A4 sheet folded once to make four pages, minor light crease otherwise tidy example
$30 C/ letter rate overseas.
Pegasus Press (1965)
[#3989 ]



RUHEN Olaf  Lively Ghosts Tales of the Sea and New Zealand
VG VG small edge tear DW, faint spotting closed fore edge $20 C/C Minerva 1964 first edition hard cover, 255pp Collects Ruhen's fiction with nautical themes. [#177 new zealand fiction]

SARGESON Frank 
Man of England Now
cover image of Man of England Now  With  I For One...and  A Game of Hide and Seek, for sale in New Zealand

With I For One...and A Game of Hide and Seek
ISBN 0856160202
new zealand, novelette, fiction

VG hardback with VG dust jacket
$25 C/C
Caxton 1972 first edition, 233pp
[#1123/4868 ]



SARGESON Frank   Memoirs of a Peon Heinemann reissue
VG VG closed top edge foxed, name stamp to fep 'D M Baxter' $25 C/C Heinemann 1974 first thus hard cover, 288pp [#1929 new zealand fiction]

SARGESON Frank 
The Stories of Frank Sargeson

Collection of 46 short stories. Includes a biboliography of the stories collected here. ISBN0582717221

G+ some soiling and wear to tail of spine
$8 C/B
Longman Paul 1975, 351pp [#2781 new zealand fiction ]





SARGESON Frank 
The Stories of Frank Sargeson

Collection of 46 short stories. Includes a biboliography of the stories collected here. ISBN0582717221

G softback with reading wear and some minor insect damage to edge of first few pages.
$8 C/B
Longman Paul 1980, 351pp [#3355 ]





SATCHELL William 
The Land of the Lost
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A Tale Of The New Zealand Gum Country in the far North at the turn of the 20th century.

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket with some minor chipping loss and archival repaired edge tears. With the book label of Sadie Balkind.(06n9651nn)
$55 C/C
Whitcombe and Tombs 1939 Third edition, 310pp.[#3386 ]





SATCHELL William 
The Land of the Lost

A Tale Of The New Zealand Gum Country in the far North at the turn of the 20th century. This edition edited and with an introduction by Kendrick Smithyman.

VG hardback in VG dust jacket
$15 C/C
Auckland University Press 1971, 222pp.[#2808 new zealand, fiction]





SATCHELL William 
The Greenstone Door
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Novel of early colonial New Zealand, set in 1830-60. A Maori-Pakeha friendship at the times of the Land Wars, melodrama with historical background.

G+ hardback with no dust jacket and sunned spine, gift inscription, soiled closed edges.
$5 C/C
Whitcombe and Tombs 1936, 400pp.
[#1093 ]

G- hardback with no dust jacket and sunned and soiled cloth, lower joint split, inscription and some stamps, reading copy
$5 C/C
Whitcombe and Tombs 1936, 400pp.
[#1094 ]





SHADBOLT Maurice 
Danger Zone.
cover image of Danger Zone by Shadbolt, for sale in New Zealand

Signed by Author
A novel which explores New Zealand’s opposition to nuclear testing in the South Pacific.
Based on Shadbolt’s own voyage to Mururoa on board the protest vessel Tamure in 1972
ISBN0340202408
modern first edition

VG hardback in VG unclipped dust jacket with minor rubbing.
Signed across the title page by the author,
$45 C/C
Hodder 1975 First Edition, 206pp.
[#4535 ]

VG hardback in VG unclipped dust jacket, title to spine sightly faded but only the colour to the title, with the black background unaltered,.
$25 C/C
Hodder 1975 First Edition, 206pp.
[#5130 ]



SHADBOLT Maurice 
Danger Zone
cover image of Danger Zone by Shadbolt for sale in New Zealand

From one of the most vivid and heroic protests of the 1970s, where New Zealanders sailed into the Mururoa nuclear fallout danger zone, thereby helping to end French atmospheric tests in the Pacific, Maurice Shadbolt has distilled a strange and memorable story.
ISBN0340379537
Mururoa, Moana nui, nuclear testing, novel, pacific

VG softback, sewn binding.
$9 C/B
Hodder 1985, 206pp.
[#3643 ]



SHADBOLT Maurice  
Figures in Light

selected stories, first edition

VG hardback in VG dust jacket with sunned spine, top of fep clipped, title glued along spine edge wider than usual $20 C/C Hodder 1978 first edition hardcover, 242pp. ISBN 0340234563 [#2422 nz literature, fiction ]



SHADBOLT Maurice 
Once on Chunuk Bair

Playscript of the ANZACs at Gallipoli.
Photographs by Brian Brake.
ISBN 0340327448
theatre, play, ww1, wwi

Fine softcover, remainder stripe top edge.
$10 C/B
Hodder 1993, 106pp
[#129 ]



SHADBOLT Maurice 
Monday's Warriors
cover image of Monday's Warriors, for sale in New Zealand

The second instalment of Shadbolt's New Zealand Wars trilogy.
Set in 1845 and the conflict between Maori factions, and the newly constituted authority of Queen Victoria in the land.
Preceeded by Season of the Jew.
ISBN 9780340549018

VG softback, spine faintly sunned
$10 C/B
Sceptre (Hodder) 1991 first thus edition, 308pp.
[#5013 ]



SHADBOLT Maurice 
The House of Strife
cover image of The House of Strife for sale in New Zealand

The third instalment of Shadbolt's New Zealand Wars trilogy.
Set in 1845 and the conflict between Maori factions, and the newly constituted authority of Queen Victoria in the land.
Preceeded by Season of the Jew and Monday's Warriors
ISBN0340599669
fiction, history, maori wars, novel

VG hardback in VG dust jacket.
$25 B/C
Hodder and Stoughton 1993 first edition, 294pp.
[#3695 ]



SHADBOLT Maurice   A Touch of Clay First Edition
VG VG price clipped DW $15 C/B Hodder 1974 first edition, hardcover. ISBN 0340191201 [#2162 nz fiction]

SINCLAIRE F.  A Time To Laugh and other essays
VG- G+ DW rubbed to edges, some minor water stains, cloth faded to spine, small chip to fore edge $25 C/B Caxton Press 1951 first edition cloth, 84pp on laid paper, rubricated title. [# 1786 nz fiction]

SMITHER Elizabeth 
The Mathematics of Jane Austen and other stories

This is a collection of short stories which portray a selection of women who will not be defined by the music they listen to, the men they love (and leave), or the money they have (or don't have).
ISBN1869620089

VG+ hardback in VG+ dust jacket
$15 C/B
Godwit 1997 first edition, 223pp
[#3163 ]





SOUTH CANTERBURY WRITERS GUILD  
South Canterbury Journal Number 4

Stories, Articles, Poems by South Canterbury Writers

VG softback, gift inscription to inside cover
$10 B/ letter rate
Beynon Print Timaru 1973 first edition wrappers, 54pp [#2568 new zealand literature south canterbury]





STEAD C K  
Kin of Place
Essays on 20 New Zealand Writers

Essays from In the Glass Case and Answering to the Language, plus nine new ones. Authors covered are Katherine Mansfield, Frank Sargeson, A R D Fairburn, R A K Mason, Sylvia Ashton-Warner, Allen Curnow, John Mulgan, Hubert Witheford, Maurice Duggan, Kendrick Smithyman, Ronald Hugh Morrieson, David Ballantyne, Janet Frame, Lauris Edmond, James K Baxter, Maurice Gee, Witi ihimaera, Keri Hulme, Ian Wedde.
ISBN1869402723

VG softback
$15 C/C
Auckland University Press 2002, 386pp.
[#3174 ]





STEAD C.K. selected and with an introduction by 
New Zealand Short Stories; 2nd series

In The World's Classics series. 26 stories by 21 New Zealand authors. New works from the authors of the 1950s, and those who were influenced by them.

VG hardback in VG dust jacket. Name and address at front.
$15 A/B
Oxford University Press, 1966 first edition, 363pp. [#2917 nz fiction, literature ]





STEAD C K  
Sister Hollywood

First edition
ISBN0002234793

VG hardback in VG dust jacket, small pen tick to fep, faint damp mark to reverse of rear dust jacket panel, remainder stripe bottom of closed page edges
$15 C/C
Collins 1989, 220pp. [#2414 nz literature, fiction, first edition ]


ESSIE SUMMERS romance novels


SUMMERS John. 
Dreamscape 1
cover image of Dreamscape 1 by John Summers, for sale in New Zealand

John Summers' autobigraphy and literary memoir.
Summers was well known in Christchurch for among other things his long-running bookshop in the city.
ISBN0473011808
biography, literary, bohemia, bon vivant

FINE hardback in FINE dust jacket.
$25 C/C
Pisces Print 1991 First Edition, 350pp+ frontis
[#4446 ]



SUMMERS John 
Dreamscape 2

A continuation of John Summers' autobigraphy and literary memoir. Summers was well known in Christchurch for among other things his long-running bookshop in the city.
ISBN0473017121

FINE new uncirculated copy in fine dust jacket
$20 C/C
Pisces Print 1993, 302pp + plates.
[#3234 ]





SUMMERS John  O Darkly Bright
VG $20 C/C Pisces 1974 first edition card cover, 306pp ISBN 0959781358 [# 1415 new zealand fiction]

SUMMERS John   Orphee Chat Noir
John Summers Bookshop ephemera, dated '10th Decayed 20th Cent.' An ode to a black cat.

VG single sheet of heavy paper ( 200 x 250mm) folded once into 4 pp. with text on three pages. Tiny amount surface insect damage at head, $30 A/ Letter rate, [#2355 new zealand fiction]






SUMMERS John  Prancing before the Ark poetry
VG light edge wear $20 C/C Pisces 1982 first edition card cover, 96pp Poetry by one of Christchurch's personalities and a bookseller for a number of years. [# 1416 new zealand fiction]

SUMMERS John. 
Strictly for the Words
cover image of Strictly for the Words by John Summers, for sale in New Zealand

Poetry by one of Christchurch's flamboyant personalities and an antiquarian bookseller for a number of years.
Nicely printed and bound on good paper.

VG hardback in VG dustjacket with slightly faded spine.
Name and date to first page.
$25 C/B
Pisces Print 1974 First Edition, 96pp.
[#4459]

VG hardback with no dustjacket.
$15 C/B
Pisces Print 1974 First Edition, 96pp.
[#1417 ]



SUMMERS John 
Whiteout; The Fenwick Affair
cover image of Whiteout, and, The Fenwick Affair for sale in New Zealand

Two short fiction pieces.
pivate press, hand printed, Bob Gormack, Nag's Head Press

VG hardback in VG dust jacket.
$40 A/B
Pisces Print / Nag's Head Print 1980 first edition, limited to 250 numbered copies, this being #143.
Signed by the author to the half title page. 111pp.
[#3640 ]



SUMMERS John 
Work in Progress from Fernie Brae
cover image of Work in Progress from Fernie Brae for sale in New Zealand

Fernie Brae is a novella Summers was working on, which he has previewed in this book.
pivate press, hand printed, Bob Gormack, Nag's Head Press

VG hardback in VG dust jacket.
$40 A/B
Pisces Print / Nag's Head Print 1977 first edition, limited to 300 numbered copies, this being #133.
Signed by the author to the limitation page. 31pp.
[#3641 ]



TEMPLE Marie and Robyn MACINTOSH   Siegfried plus Siegfried's Summer Day 2 signed copies
Siegfried is a cat based on the author, Marie Temple's cat Ziggy. They live in Geraldine. These copies are signed by Marie and by Ziggy with a paw print!

Both copies VG softbacks $45 for both together B/A Pigeon Publishing 1992 first editions, stapled folded sheets in stiff illustrated wrappers, landscape, 32pp each, illustrated in colour. ISBN 0473016583 / 047301503X [#2388 nz fiction, Young adult, picture children's book ]



WALLIS Redmond   Point of Origin
A love-story set in the Christchurch of the 1960s

VG hardback with light foxing to closed edges in a VG dust jacket $20 C/B Bodley Head 1963 second impression, 207 pages. Author's first novel. [#2270 nz fiction ]







WATSON Jean 
The Balloon Watchers

A discouraged young woman joins a group of strange people, the Balloon Watchers. The first title in the Kea New Fiction Series, and the author's second work.

VG softback but glue has perished and pages may soon start detaching unless read with care.
$15 A/A
Dunmore Press 1975 first edition, 97pp.
[#3261 ]





WATSON Jean 
Stand in the Rain

A semi-autobiographical work reflective of Watson's time as partner to Barry Crump. The author's first work.

VG hardback in G but worn and soiled dust jacket, with short tear at head of spine.
$20 C/B
Pegasus Press 1965 first edition, 150pp.
[#3262 ]





WATSON Jean 
The World Is An Orange And the Sun
cover image of The World Is An Orange And the Sun, for sale in New Zealand

Watson's novels The Balloon Watchers, The World is an Orange and the Sun, Flowers for Happyever: A Prose Lyric, and Address to a King were influenced by her enquiries into Vedanta philosophy and a search for spiritual truth in a world dominated by materialistic values.
ISBN0908564139
nz literature, novel, women's writing, Jean Watson ONZM (1933 - 2014)

VG hardback in VG dust jacket
$30 C/B
Dunmore Press 1978 first edition, 185pp.
[#4531 ]



WILSON Phillip  New Zealand Jack sequel to The Outcasts
VG- VG ex library with stamps otherwise tidy $4 C/B Hale 1973 first edition hard cover 192pp ISBN 0709136986 [# 1095 nz fiction]

ZAVOS Spiro  Faith of our Fathers short stories
VG $7 B/B University of Queensland Press 1982 first edition soft cover, 155pp. ISBN 0702217611 [# 971 nz fct]


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