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English Music

English Music

$42.95NZD

1947. Illustrated with colour plates, a collectible book on the history of English music

Great Rugger Matches : 41 Historic Matches from 1871 to 1958

Great Rugger Matches : 41 Historic Matches from 1871 to 1958

$38.95NZD

1959. Detailed illustrated history covering 41 historic matches over an 88 year period from 1871 to 1958

Me & Gus

Me & Gus

$49.95NZD

1951. Vintage NZ fiction telling the story of two bachelor farmers and their ups and downs

The End of European Primacy : The History of Europe 1871-1945

The End of European Primacy : The History of Europe 1871-1945

$28.95NZD

1965. An illustrated history of Europe 1871-1945 illustrated with b&w photos and maps

Tai Ki : To the point of no return

Tai Ki : To the point of no return

ISBN# 049101547X
$39.95NZD

1975. Eight aboard a replica of a 2000 year old Chinese junk recreate the ancient voyage from Asia to Central and Sth America

Some Myths and Legends of the Australian Aborigines

Some Myths and Legends of the Australian Aborigines

$49.95NZD

1939. An illustrated collection of 17 short myths and legends from Australian Aborigine folklore

Northland :  A Portrait

Northland : A Portrait

$39.95NZD

1978. Vintage paintings of the Northland region of New Zealand by artist Lance O'Gorman

Sealing Wax Art

Sealing Wax Art

$55.95NZD

1922. Fully illustrated vintage guide on how to make flowers and beads from sealing wax

Venture the Far Horizon : Epic flights by New Zealand pioneer aviators

Venture the Far Horizon : Epic flights by New Zealand pioneer aviators

$39.95NZD

1966. Collection of fearless aviators in New Zealand - Pearse, Scotland, Bolt, Dickson and the author himself

Brett's Guide to New Zealand Gardening

Brett's Guide to New Zealand Gardening

$28.95NZD

1974. Vintage New Zealand gardening guide, fully illustrated with b&w photos and drawings.

The Sinking of the Bismarck

The Sinking of the Bismarck

$39.95NZD

1958. The story of the death of Germany's greatest warship

Yankee Ships in Pirate Waters

Yankee Ships in Pirate Waters

$48.95NZD

1931. Eight tales of New England merchant ships and pirates of the East Indies, South Seas and East Asia.

Rockhound Walkabout

Rockhound Walkabout

$49.95NZD

1967. A New Zealand couple's experience fossicking in Australia for opals, sapphires, garnets, chrysoprase and crystals

A New Zealand Christmas: Three centuries of Kiwi celebrations from the Alexander Turnball Library

A New Zealand Christmas: Three centuries of Kiwi celebrations from the Alexander Turnball Library

ISBN# 9781869621599
$49.95NZD

2008. Three Centuries of Kiwi Christmas Celebrations from the Alexander Turnbull Library.

Somewhere South of Suez : A further survey of

Somewhere South of Suez : A further survey of

$59.95NZD

1951. A view of the continent of Africa as the target of international power politics in the second half of the twentieth century.

Soldier Five: The Real Story of the Bravo Two Zero Mission

Soldier Five: The Real Story of the Bravo Two Zero Mission

ISBN# 0476000904
$28.95NZD

2004. The SAS Book the British Government tried to ban.

The Making of a New Zealander

The Making of a New Zealander

$38.95NZD

1958. Autobiography of Alan Mulgan, writer and journalist, 1881-1962, who remembered the Tarawera eruption of 1886

The Story of Wakatipu

The Story of Wakatipu

$42.95NZD

1968. The early days and growth of Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown up to the boom era of the 1970s

The Great Escape

The Great Escape

$48.95NZD

1951. Classic account of the American and British air force officers escaping from a German prison camp.

Whitcombe's Junior Bookkeeping : A Simplified Course, revised for decimal currency

Whitcombe's Junior Bookkeeping : A Simplified Course, revised for decimal currency

$48.95NZD

1962. Vintage text book covering basic bookkeeping and revised for the introduction of decimal currency

Accounting for Management in Agriculture

Accounting for Management in Agriculture

$48.95NZD

1968. Vintage book on the theoretical problems of accounting for agriculture , accounts, techniques and analysis

Gordon Crook

Gordon Crook

ISBN# 0473021862
$49.95NZD

1993. Profile of the New Zealand artist, published for a survey exhibition of his works, illustrated throughout

The Admiral's Wife, Mrs Phillip Parker King : A Selection of Letters 1817-56

The Admiral's Wife, Mrs Phillip Parker King : A Selection of Letters 1817-56

$48.95NZD

1967. Authentic historical letters written by Harriet to here husband, in command of HMS Adventure and Beagle

Balloons and Ships : 19th Century Transport Prints

Balloons and Ships : 19th Century Transport Prints

$47.95NZD

1965. An illustrated concise history of hot air balloons and ballooning from 1783-1817

Jade Engraved : New Zealand Missionaries and their Chinese colleagues in Japan's

Jade Engraved : New Zealand Missionaries and their Chinese colleagues in Japan's

$58.95NZD

1947. History of the section of the China Mission during the War Years including a tribute to Dr Eaton.

Maori Custom Today

Maori Custom Today

$33.95NZD

1971. Maori Customs and traces them back to their origins.

The Tasmanians : The Story of a Doomed Race

The Tasmanians : The Story of a Doomed Race

$48.95NZD

1968. Vintage history and view of the original Tasmanians including early explorers and settlement

The Happiness Trap : Stop Struggling, Start Living

The Happiness Trap : Stop Struggling, Start Living

ISBN# 9780908988907
$28.95NZD

2007. Using ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), a powerful model for change to create a rich, meaningful life

High Country Journey: From Glen Lyon to Molesworth

High Country Journey: From Glen Lyon to Molesworth

ISBN# 0589013394
$29.95NZD

1980. One of the best Canterbury books. This is a classic of Canterbury literature that describes most of the high country stations as the author saw them.

From N to Z

From N to Z

$69.95NZD

1947. Hard to find. A light-hearted humorous satire on New Zealand; written in a vein which can give offence to no one.

From N to Z

From N to Z

$44.95NZD

1958. A light-hearted humorous satire on New Zealand; written in a vein which can give offence to no one.

Fiordland National Park : Handbook 1965

Fiordland National Park : Handbook 1965

$34.95NZD

1965. Vintage handbook to New Zealand's Fiordland National Park including maps and photographs.

The Family  Guide to Homeopathy: The Safe Form of Medicine for all the Family

The Family Guide to Homeopathy: The Safe Form of Medicine for all the Family

ISBN# 0241121582
$42.95NZD

1991. Comprehensive guide to homeopathy including safe and effective alternatives for prescription drugs

100 NZ Short Short Stories
New Book

100 NZ Short Short Stories

ISBN# 9781877178016
$39.95NZD

1997. 100 of the entries in a competition for the best mini-fiction; stories of 500 words or less.

South With Scott

South With Scott

$54.95NZD

1948. Illustrated account of the ill-fated expedition to reach the South Pole by Capt Robert Scott, told by his second-in-command who lead the Last Supporting Party.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living

ISBN# 9780062457714
$44.95NZD

2016. A superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be positive all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.

A Century's Challenge : History of Wright, Stephenson & Co. Ltd 1861-1961

A Century's Challenge : History of Wright, Stephenson & Co. Ltd 1861-1961

$39.95NZD

1961. History of this NZ firm, early settlement and establishment of agriculture, links with the UK and Australia

Historic Gold Trails of the Coromandel

Historic Gold Trails of the Coromandel

ISBN# 0589010352
$49.95NZD

1977. An illustrated history of the historic gold trails of the Coromandel region

Maui and Me : A Search for a Fisherman's El Dorado

Maui and Me : A Search for a Fisherman's El Dorado

$69.95NZD

1963. The quest for the fisherman's El Dorado from one end of NZ to the other, following the search of author-angler Zane Grey

Shoestring Shipping Line

Shoestring Shipping Line

$47.95NZD

1967. History of the independent and locally owned Tasman Shipping Line

The Golden Road to Cape Reinga

The Golden Road to Cape Reinga

$47.95NZD

1966. A personal and illustrated account of a leisurely pilgrimage through New Zealand's Northland region.

JADE RIVER: A History of The Mahurangi

JADE RIVER: A History of The Mahurangi

ISBN# 9780473081461
$249.95NZD

2001. 1st edition. Rare and collectable New Zealand local history.

Great Days in New Zealand Nursing

Great Days in New Zealand Nursing

$42.95NZD

1961. From the earliest days of European settlement, a history of NZ nursing

Nurse in the North : With Dr G.M. Smith in the Hokianga

Nurse in the North : With Dr G.M. Smith in the Hokianga

ISBN# 0723303754
$48.95NZD

1973. Memoir including amusing anecdotes and otherwise, of a district nurse in a remote region of New Zealand in the 1940s

New Zealand : The Small Utopia

New Zealand : The Small Utopia

$49.95NZD

1962. An overview of New Zealand as it was in the 1960s; including a brief mention of Hawke's Bay

Random Recollections : Notes on a lifetime at the bar

Random Recollections : Notes on a lifetime at the bar

$94.95NZD

1939. Fascinating memoir of A.C. Hanlon, one of His Majesty's Counsel for the Dominion of New Zealand

The Streets Of My City : Wellington, New Zealand

The Streets Of My City : Wellington, New Zealand

$44.95NZD

1948. The history of the city reflected in its street names, preserving those of pioneer ships, statesmen and more

Random Recollections : Notes on a lifetime at the bar

Random Recollections : Notes on a lifetime at the bar

$69.95NZD

1939. Fascinating memoir of A.C. Hanlon, one of His Majesty's Counsel for the Dominion of New Zealand

Fill It Up Again

Fill It Up Again

$28.95NZD

Vintage NZ title of anecdotes by the caricature of Hori, a New Zealand Maori

Decently and in Order : The Government of the City of Auckland 1840-1971

Decently and in Order : The Government of the City of Auckland 1840-1971

$44.95NZD

1971. Well illustrated history celebrating celebrating the centenary of NZ's biggest city