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.

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NEW ZEALAND POETRY


BALLANTYNE David  
The Cunninghams

David Ballantyne's first and best novel, the story of a family living in a small New Zealand town in the 1930s, "a masterly study of working-class family life." E H McCormick.
ISBN0723304610

VG softback with sunned spine, lightly foxed edges.
$10 C/B
Whitcoulls 1976, 239pp. Same sheets as the hardbound issue. [#2775 new zealand literature, fiction]





BALLANTYNE David  
The Cunninghams

David Ballantyne's first and best novel, the story of a family living in a small New Zealand town in the 1930s, "a masterly study of working-class family life." E H McCormick.

VG- VG- price clipped dust jacket with small amount of surface insect damage, name to fep, minor age toning.
$20 C/C
Vanguard Press special New Zealand reprint issued for the NZ distributor Beckett Sterling in 1950, hb dw 295pp. [# 1724 new zealand fiction]




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 ]





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 with faint moisture mark to reverse side, small area of white out to fep, faint spots foxing to closed edges.
$10 C/C
Reed 1971 first edition hardcover, 254pp. [#2564 new zealand fiction]

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





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]

BOOTH Pat  Sprint from the Bell
VG G name blacked out to fep, DW chipped to ends and corners with some creasing, split along lower fore edge fold taped on reverse. $10 C/C Collins 1966 first edition hard cover. Novel about minute-mile race runner. 254pp [# 1091 nz fiction]

BRASCH Charles  
Indirections, A memoir 1909-1947

Literary autobiography of New Zealand writer Charles Brasch, covering a period spent in Europe, the Middle East and New Zealand.
ISBN0195580508

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



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
VG foxed closed edges, name to fep $10 C/B Wright & Brown 1959 first edition hardcover, 189pp [# 1660 new zealand fiction ]

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 $25 C/B Jonathan Cape 1954 first edition hard cover. DW by Pat Marriott. [# 1439 new zealand fiction ]

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


CRUMP Barry 
A Good Keen Man
Illustrated by Dennis Turner.

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

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

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





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

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

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

CRUMP Barry   Bastards I Have Met

Barry Crump signed, first edition, illustrated by Graham Kirk

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







CRUMP Barry   Bastards I Have Met

Illustrated by Graham Kirk

VG+ softback
$9 C/B
Hodder Moa Beckett 1995 first thus ISBN 095978974X [#2080 + BOX#2]







CRUMP Barry 
Bullock Creek
cover image of Bullock Creek

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

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

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





CRUMP Barry 
Gold and Greenstone

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

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





CRUMP Barry 
Gulf

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

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





CRUMP Barry 
Hang on a Minute Mate

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


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

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

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

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

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





CRUMP Barry 
One of Us

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

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

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

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

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

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





CRUMP Barry   Scrapwaggon

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

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





CRUMP Barry 
There and Back

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

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

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket with insect damage top corner of cover and along the lower fore edge fold, head of spine chipped.
$15 C/B
Reed 1963 second impression hardcover, 187pp.
[#128 ]





CRUMP Barry  
Wild Pork and Watercress
illustrated by Malcolm Evans

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

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

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





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


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]

DUGGAN Maurice 
O'Leary's Orchard and Other Stories

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 ]





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  
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  Brown Man's Burden and later stories
VG G+ DW faded spine and worn edges, bookplate to fep. $15 C/B [NZFCT 40] Auckland University 1973 first thus hardcover, xxv 147pp. Edited and introduced by Bill Pearson. Includes bibliography, glossary and criticism.


JANET FRAME


FRAME Janet  
The Adaptable Man

First edition in 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 1965 first edition hardcover, 270pp.[#2397 nz literature, fiction, first edition ]






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
cover image of The Lagoon and other stories

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 ]







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

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

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 new zealand fiction literature ]





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   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  

Enter Without Knocking

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 Denis  
Denis Glover's Bedside Book

Illustrated by Russell Clarke.


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 hardcover, 181pp. [# 770 other nz]

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 ]









PATRICIA GRACE


GRACE Patricia  
Waiariki

Pacific Paperbacks stated first edition, there was also a hard covered printing. ISBN 0582717434

VG softback, sewn sheets, with small name head of first page
$15 A/A
Longman Paul 1975 soft cover 91pp.[#2017 new zealand fiction]



GRACE Patricia  
Mutuwhenua; The Moon Sleeps

Pacific Paperbacks stated first edition, there was also a hard covered printing. ISBN 0582717620

VG softback, sewn sheets, with small name head of first page
$15 A/A
Longman Paul 1978 soft cover 155pp.[#2018 new zealand fiction]



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 Spread New Zealand Playscripts
VG light crease to cover $30 B/B Price Milburn 1978 first edition soft cover, 82pp Scarce playscript especially in this unmarked condition. ISBN 0705506649 [#1116 new zealand fiction]

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 ]





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 ]





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 ]





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 
Whanau

A novel about Maori life, and those who still live the traditional way, and those dealing with Pakeha influences.

VG+ hardback in VG+ dust jacket
$35 C/C
Heinemann 1974 first edition, 173pp. [#2726 new zealand fiction]





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.
$75 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 illustrated by Con Dimopoulos
VG+ VG+ reduced to $15 C/B Collins 1984 first edition hard cover 12mo, 151pp + etchings, an allegory on life through the trials of an angler. ISBN 0002223147 [# 826 nzfct]

JONES Bob  The Permit illustrated by Con Dimopoulos
VG+ VG+ reduced to $15 C/B Collins 1984 first edition hard cover 12mo, 151pp + etchings, an allegory on life through the trials of an angler. ISBN 0002223147 [Item# 64 NZFCT]

KIDMAN Fiona 
True Stars

True Stars is a vivid portrayal of contemporary New Zealand life. It shows the tensions and divisions that are echoed both on a national level and in family relationships, which are crystallised by the Springbok tour, and which gnaw at differences in race, gender, class - and politics. It is a savage and often humorous novel set during the last months of the Lange Goverment.
ISBN1869410653

VG hardback in VG dust jacket
$15 C/C
Random Century 1990 first edition, 226pp.
[#3175 ]





KOED Thomas  The Vertical Railway A Superlunary Journey Through the Verdant Waste
VG $75 B/A Illiterature Nelson (New Zealand)1986 first edition, 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, 24pp. 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' [# 780 nzfct]

KOED Thomas  Annexes to the Moon's Eye avant garde self printed literature
VG VG DW has tears at spine ends, a faint marker 'S' to front of DW $75 C/B Illiterature Nelson (New Zealand)1988 first edition, 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, approx 180pp. Unusual self published and printed avant-garde fiction. By the same author as 'Children Born Without Conception' and 'Jesus-Gastropod' [# 1730 nz fiction]

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]

LEE John A 
Shining with the Shiner

Stories of Shiner Slattery, most famous of the Canterbury Swagmen, and also of his companions of the road such as Barney Whiterats. This is the first clothbound edition.
swagman, itinerant, tinker, Canterbury

G hardback with spine cloth faded, name to fep, minor tear bottom edge of half title and title where carelessly opened, otherwise tidy copy. No dust jacket
$25 C/B
Bernard Henry / NV Douglas 1950, 192pp.
[#2992 ]





LEE John A  
Shiner Slattery

A biography of the professional tramp Shiner Slattery. His life told through the tales they still tell about him in rural Otago and Canterbury.

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket with minor repaired edge tear to cover.
$20 C/B
Collins 1964 first edition, 173pp.
[#3255 ]

VG hardback in VG dust jacket , gift inscription to first page.
$20 C/B
Collins 1964 first edition, 173pp.
[#3310 ]





LOCKE Elsie  
A Canoe in the Mist

A ghostly canoe is seen on Lake Rotomahana prior to the Tarawera eruption. ISBN0224022563

VG hardback in VG dust jacket with slightly faded spine
$5 C/B
Jonathan Cape 1984 First edition, 202pages. Line illustrations by John Shelley. [#2291 nz fiction ]



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.
$30 B/C
Dennis Dobson 1969 first edition, 24pp.
[#3243 ]





MAHY Margaret 
The Changeover: A Supernatural Romance

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…Carnegie medal-winning supernatural romance from Margaret Mahy. Young adult fiction. ISBN041652270X

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket with minor edge rubbing. Bookseller label at foot of front paste down.
$45 C/C
Dent 1984 first edition, 214pp. [#2813 childrens fiction, new zealand, margaret mahy ]

G+ hardback in G+ dust jacket. Ex-library with some tape staining to the dust jacket and boards, stamps to endpapers and one at foot of imprint.
$8 C/C
Dent 1984 first edition, 214pp. [#2803 childrens fiction, new zealand, margaret mahy ]





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

A novel in which an English woman marries a colonial man in an isolated timber settlement in the Kaipara. ISBN0723303649

VG softback $10 C/B Whitcombe and Tombs 1974, 318 pages. Sewn binding. [#2288 nz fiction ]

VG softback $10 C/B Whitcombe and Tombs 1974, 318 pages. Sewn binding. [#2685 nz fiction ]










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 ]





MANSFIELD Katherine and Ida Constance Baker 
Katherine Mansfield: The Memories of LM.

Memories of Mansfield by Ida Constance Baker, Mansfield's life-long friend who was also known as Lesley Moore. Prints extracts from letters and other writings by Mansfield. Introduction by Georgina Joysmith, foreword by Sylvia Baker. Mansfield bibliography by Kirkpatrick notes this is an edition of 3000 copies only. (B15a )
ISBN07184107322

G+ hardback in G+ dust jacket with edge wear and short splits at ends of joints. Free endpaper with pencil inscription and clipped top corner.
$15 C/C
Michael Joseph 1971 First edition, 240pp + plates
[#3005 ]





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, selected and with an introduction by Dan Davin 
Katherine Mansfield Selected Stories

In The World's Classics series. 27 stories taken from Something Childish, Bliss, The Garden-Party, and The Dove's Nest.

VG hardback in VG- dust jacket with short tears spine ends of jacket.
$15 A/B
Oxford University Press, 1953 first edition, 364pp. [#2918 nz fiction, literature ]





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 new zealand, fiction, writing, katherine mansfield ]





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 by Owen Marshall

VG Poor DW front panel severely damaged. $15 B/B [Item# 417 NZFCT] Pegasus Press 1979 first edition hardcover,116pp. ISBN 0908568061


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   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 & 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]

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

Fictional (?) tales of New Zealand High Country people and places.

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 new zealand, fiction, high country ]





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
VG VG faintly sunned DW spine $15 C/C Alister Taylor 1979 first edition hard cover, 208pp ISBN 0908578156 [#1125 new zealand fiction]

MIDDLETON O E & Ralph Hotere   The Loners
Number 1 in the Stories and Drawings series. This collection of short stories by O E Middleton is illustrated by Ralph Hotere.

VG softback $25 C/A Square and Circle 1972 first edition 112pp. [#2418 nz literature, fiction ]


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." 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 ]





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]





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 ]





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 with I For One...and A Game of Hide and Seek
VG+ VG+ minor rubbing to ends of DW joints $35 C/C Caxton 1972 first edition hard cover, 233pp ISBN 0856160202 [# 1123 new zealand fiction]

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 (editor) 
Speaking For Ourselves

early Caxton issue

Scarce early piece at times of paper rationing etc, New Zealand literature and fiction, an anthology edited by Sargeson. Authors included are; Audrey King, Roderick Findlayson, Lyndahl Chapple Gee, A. Gaskell, E. Lyders, G. Gilbert, D. Ballantyne, Helen Shaw, John Reece Cole, Max Harris, Greville Texidor, E. Dawson, Maurice Duggan, D. Anderson & Frank Sargeson

VG- softback with small ink name top corner of cover and top corner of half title( John Allison) some mild age browning, backstrip split at ends of joints, soiled closed edges
$75 C/B
Caxton Press ( Pelorus) 1945, cover art by Eric Lee-Johnson, 121+2pp [#2156 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
cover image of The Land of the Lost

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.
$25 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  
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

Fine, remainder stripe top edge.

$10 B/B [Item# 129 NZFCT]

Hodder 1993 softcover, 106pp + photographs by Brian Brake. Playscript of the ANZACs at Gallipoli. ISBN 0340327448


SHADBOLT Maurice
Danger Zone

Fine

$8 B/B [Item# 130 NZFCT]

Hodder 1985 sewn softcover, 206pp. ISBN 0340379537


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  O Darkly Bright
VG $20 C/C Pisces 1974 first edition card cover, 306pp ISBN 0959781358 [# 1415 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 poetry
VG $15 C/C Pisces 1974 first edition hard cover, 96pp, nice quality paper, lacks DW. Poetry by one of Christchurch's personalities and a bookseller for a number of years. [# 1417 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 
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 ]





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 $10 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

VG VG lightly worn edges and corners of DW.

$25 C/B [Item# 299 NZFCT]

Dunmore Press 1978 first edition hardcover, 12mo 185pp. ISBN 0908564139


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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