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This work includes glimpses of street life in Thatcher's Britain, ficitonal narratives, and some of the anti-erotic poems she is well known for.
Oxford University Press 1986 first edition, 53pp.
Poems, including ones referring to visits to Northern Ireland and Nepal, and New Zealand subjects such as; Moa Point and In Memoriam: James K Baxter.
G+ softback with minor sunfading to spine, name in pen to first page
Oxford University Press 1974 first edition, 43pp.
Includes a selection from her published works and 26 new poems.
Oxford University Press 1983 first edition, 125pp.
VG- backstrip sunned, splitting at ends of upper joint, pencil name to fep, errata pasted down to half title, $45 C/B Alexander Gardner, Paisley 1915 first edition, 205pp, sewn sheets in printed paper wrapper. [#2066 new zeland poetry]
Oxford University Press 1973 first edition, 58pp.
These poems were written after two years teaching in Australia from 1974 to 1975.
Caveman Press 1980, 63pp.
Collected from a lifetime of her work, some are on New Zealand and Kaikoura (Clarence High Country) themes.
VG softback, small mark to cover.
Black Robin Publishing 1987 FIRST EDITION, 72pp
45 poems selected from her four previous collections.
Victoria University Press 1997, 125pp.
VG softback in stapled card wrappers. Two (only) worm holes to rear few pages, a few instances of correction in the text in pen. $8 C/A self published undated printed by Pegasus Press, 40pp [#2413 nz literature, poetry ]
G spine and edges rubbed, ink name to paste down and title page, sections looseneing on perished glue, some fingermarking. $25 B/A Gordon & Gotch 1914 (sixth edition) cloth, 99pp. [#2424 nz literature, poetry ]
VG hardback in VG dust jacket with some minor fading or handling soiling $35 C/C Oxford University Press 1984 first edition, 256 pages. ISBN0195581059 [# 2551 new zealand poetry]
VG+ $30 A/ letter rate single A4 sheet folded once for 4pp, cover title +2pp text. [#2356 new zealand fiction]
VG softback in VG dust jacket
$15 B/ letter rate
Reed 1964 first edition stapled card boards with DW over this. 48pp. [#2580 new zealand poetry]
Janacia 1976 first edition softcover, 102pp. [#2584 new zealand poetry, photography ]
$10 B/ letter rate
Rawhiti Press 1983, 49pp. [#2579 new zealand poetry]
A nice copy of Alistair Campbells first book of poetry. A rare and scarce limited edition of early New Zealand poetry. Printed by Pegasus Press on beautiful hand made paper stock.
VG hardback in G dust jacket. Cloth spine, marbled boards with title label. The dust jacket is unclipped but has some light chipping to edges and is sunned / browned.
Pegasus Press 1950 first edition. Numbered #286 of only 300 copies printed. 42pp.
Selected from 20 years of his work and from the following publications; Island and Time, Sailing or Drowning, At Dead Low Water, Poems 1949-57
VG- hardback in G+ price clipped dust jacket with some foxing and small chip from head of rear panel. Name to free end paper.
Oxford University Press 1962, 84 pp.
Curnow has selected these poems from his own body of work.
Penguin 1982, 246pp.
An early collection of mid- twentieth century New Zealand poets. Includes Fleur Adcock, James K Baxter, Peter Bland, Alistair Campbell, Gordon Challis, Charles Doyle, Louis Johnson, M K Joseph, Owen Leeming, W H Oliver, Keith Sinclair, Kendrick Smithyman, and C K Stead.
VG hardback in G+ dust jacket, shows minor age related wear.
Collins 1965 first edition, 204pp
G+ softback with some fading to covers
Pegasus Press 1975 first edition, 64pp.
'Lauris Edmond is looking inwards, to the changes in perception that become evident with age, as well as outwards, to one's place in the wider world and the links between the generations.'
VG- softback, name at front and some very minor foxing.
Auckland University Press 1996, 57pp
One of New Zealand's most distinguished poets casts an eye on the fragility of relationships and the impermanence of human existence in this collection of her work.
VG softback, SIGNED COPY with PRESENTATION INSCRIPTION from the author to Anne (Mulcock)
Oxford University Press 1988, 64pp.
A selection from her published works with another 35 new poems.
Oxford University Press 1984, 128pp.
The last collection by Edmond, this was accepted for publication just before her death in January 2000. The poems in this last book always imply the presence of others, often addressing them directly.
Auckland University Press 2000, 48pp.
Poems, some about Wellington, which were broadcast on Radio New Zealand.
VG softback with VG dust jacket.
Mallinson Rendel 1980, 22pp.
Poems by Murray Edmond, with cover design and one illustration by Philip Trusttum.
Oxford University Press1981, 48pp.
VG hardback in G+ foxed dust jacket with light insect damage to spine, foxed boards. $10 C/B Pegasus 1962 first edition hardcover, 43pp. [#2386 nz literature poetry ]
Posthumous collection of work by an ordained deaconess who chose a career as a librarian.
VG softback with bookplate to inside cover, gift inscription to fep.
Wynne Glassey 1984 first edition, c.60pp. [#2578]
VG softback with gift inscription to fep.
Wynne Glassey 1984 first edition, c.60pp. [#3078 ]
VG hardback with attached dust jacket as issued
Blackwood and Janet Paul, 1968 [#2583 new zealand poetry ]
VG lightly sunned spine $10 B/ A [Item# 416 NZFCT] Victoria University Press 1987 first edition soft cover, 50pp. ISBN 0864730489
VG light rubbing to spine. $20 C/A Pegasus 1978 first edition card wrappers, 64pp. [#2420 nz literature, poetry ]
39 poems from this West Coaster, once deputy -pricipal of Hokitika High School.
THIS COPY is signed by the author to the title page.
John McIndoe 1977 FIRST EDITION, 58pp.
A selection of poems and roadsongs on 4 folded booklets housed in a cardboard envelope. Numbered 1-8 (2 per booklet) with photographic illustrations.
VG+ pamphlets in G+ envelope with some wear and fading.
Alister Taylor 1973, 14pp x4 booklets.
Poems of the road and the countryside, of fatherhood and friendship, of pain, separation and loss.
VG softback with light wear. SIGNED BY HUNT.
Whitcoulls 1982 (second pre-publication printing), 56pp.
VG+ softback. SIGNED BY HUNT.
Whitcoulls 1982 first printing, 56pp.
An account of Hunt's our of the North Island in 1988, by his manager at the time, with 30 poems and many photographs.
VG hardback in VG- dustjacket with some minor repaired edge tears.
Heinemann Reed 1989 FIRST EDITION, 115pp.
This is the work of a poet who celebrates the rhythms of life and language. Always in tune with the New Zealand landscape, Jan discerns the beauty and sublimity beneath the surface of seemingly everyday moments and experiences. Christchurch poet. ISBN1877338486
VG+ signed by the author
Steele Roberts 2005, 72pp. [#2782 new zealand, poetry]
This is the work of a Christchurch poet. ISBN9781877577734
VG+ signed by the author
Steele Roberts 2012, 64pp. [#2783 new zealand, poetry]
Jan Kemp is a poet and short story writer. She began writing and performing with the FREED group in the late 1960s and in the late 1970s toured New Zealand as the only woman in the ‘Gang of Four’, with Sam Hunt, Alistair Campbell and Hone Tuwhare. Known more recently for her prose readings, she has published a number of short stories in journals and anthologies. She was awarded a PEN-Stout Fellowship at Victoria University in 1991.
THIS COPY is signed by the author "Alan Cragg, warm wishes, Jan Kemp, Greymouth July 79".
VG softback with sunned spine
Hampson Hunt 1979 FIRST EDITION, 28pp
VG softback with sun faded spine.
Heinemann 1985 first edition, 50pp.
VG- authors gift inscription to half title, owners name as well, $15 C/A Hard Echo Press 1984 first edition, stapled sheets in card wrappers, approx 40pp. Hand set and printed with brown ink on tan paper stock. [#2419 nz literature, poetry ]
$30 B/A [Item# 60 NZFCT]
Brookfield Press 1982 first edition stapled wrappers, 32pp. Signed by author to title page. ISBN0864670168.
VG faint sunning $25 A/A Simpson & Williams soft cover with yapped edges, 48pp. [#1708 new zealand fiction poetry ]
Pegasus 1975 softcover reprint, 113pp [#2575 new zealand poetry ]
Collects about 20 poems each from Ruth Dallas, Hone Tuwhare, Alistair Campbell, James K Baxter, Janet Frame, Kevin Ireland, Fleur Adcock, Albert Wendt, Bill Manhire, Sam Hunt.
VG hardback in VG dust jacket with mninor repaired tear to top edge.
Longman Paul 1974 first edition, 227pp.
VG softback with sunned spine and spine half of wrappers $15 C/A John McIndoe 1984 first edition, 48pp. ISBN 0868680680 [#2423 nz literature, poetry ]
$15 B/ letter rate
Raymond Mehlhopt, Scarborough Beach, Sumner,1983 photographic card wrappers, 58pp letterpress. [#2574 new zealand poetry ]
VG paper wrapper
$10 B/ letter rate
Privately published 1976 paper wrappers, 20pp. [#2573 new zealand poetry ]
VG soft cover with light handling soiling to wrappers
OUP 1980 first edition with illustrated wrappers, 44pp + plates ISBN 0195580478 [#2219 new zealand fiction poetry]
OUP 1982 first edition in card wrappers, 63pp + plates ISBN 0195580907 [#2572 new zealand poetry ]
Uncommon booklet being a poem about the Moa.
THIS COPY signed by authors to title page 'To Mr and Mrs Sherrard from Kaikoura, Elsie and C.O.P. 1930"
Good softback in paper wrappers with some soiling, some minor dye offset to first and last pages.
$25 A/ letter rate
Whitcombe and Tombs (1930), 20pp.
VG+ softback PRESENTATION COPY SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR.
$25 C/ letter rate
Island Press, 1996, 78 pages. ISBN0909771588 [#2591 new zealand poetry ]
G+ hardback with cloth boards and buckram spine, sunned board edges, light foxing, inscription to fep.
Hutchinson 1937 third printing, 128pp. [#2412 nz literature, poetry ]
VG softback with remains of price label to rear cover
$10 B/ letter rate
Broadleaf Books 1992 first edition wrappers, 24pp. [#2571 new zealand poetry ]
VG soft back signed(?) with author's name at foot of half title.
Whitcombe and Tombs 1969 first edition wrappers, 40pp. [#2570 new zealand poetry otago ]
A collection of poems by Smither.
Auckland University Press 2000 reprint, 60pp
A book of New Zealand poetry. ISBN9781869403942
Auckland University Press 2007, 64pp. [#2774 new zealand poetry ]
Auckland University Press 1978, 82pp
VG softback with light edge wear, name to half title.
$20 B/ letter rate
Pegasus Press 1973 first edition illustrated wrappers, 59pp. [#2569 new zealand poetry]
C K Stead's second collection of poetry.
VG softback with attached dust jacket
Auckland University Press 1974 first edition, 72 pages
Poetry by C K Stead. includes translations from Japanese poetry.
The First Edition
VG+ softback with dust jacket
The Shed 1979 first edition, 59pp.
Hone Tuwhare's first book of poetry, a scarce title in the first reprint after the 1963 first edition. Sewn binding in plain card covers with the dust jacket glued along the spine as issued.
Jacket by Warwick Bradshaw.
VG softback in G price clipped dust jacket which has some insect damage to part of the title, the spine has lost some surface paper losing most of the text, faint watermark along the spine edge of the rear cover, small biro name to first page
Blackwood and Janet Paul 1965 second printing after 1963 first edition. 42pp
16 poems by Hone Tuwhare, written while he was the Centennial Burns Fellow at the University of Otago.
VG+ softback in VG+ dust jacket, small area surface scuffed to first page.
Caveman Press 1973 second edition (after 1970), 24pp.
Collected Poems with an introduction by Frank Stewart.
VG softback with minor lifting of publisher applied lamination
University of Hawaii Press 1994 first US issue, 200pp.
Issued when Tuwhare was the Te Mata Estate Poet Laureate. Frontispiece by Ralph Hotere
VG hardback in VG dust jacket
Godwit 2001, 78pp. First edition limited to 2000 numbered copies.
This selection from the author's previous volumes - No Ordinary Sun, Come Rain Hail, Sap-wood & Milk, Something Nothing, and Making a Fist of It - makes an ideal introduction to much of the best work of one of New Zealand's most popular poets. Some of the poems have been revised or altered for this volume.
G+ softback with some light rubbing to covers, small watermark to front cover and a gift inscription to the first (half-title) page.
John McIndoe 1982 second printing (after 1980), 54pp.
VG- softback with light wear, name to first page
Oxenhall, Christchurch 1978 first edition, 53pp. [#2411 new zealand poetry ]
VG- softback with light wear, minor soiling to cover
$10 C/ letter rate
Oxenhall, Christchurch 1978 first edition, 53pp. [#2567 new zealand poetry ]
VG softback with lightly sunned spine
$15 B/ letter rate
Griffin Press Christchurch 1982 first edition wrappers, 36pp. ISBN0959765301 [#2566 new zealand poetry ]
VG softback in VG dust jacket
Dunedin Public Library 1979 first edition wrappers, 79pp. [#2565 new zealand poetry ]