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Admiralty Manual of Navigation 1964

Admiralty Manual of Navigation 1964

ISBN# B008C469DI
$47.95NZD

1964. Admiralty Manual of Navigation - Volume I - BR 45 (1). Rare and collectable.

A City of Memories

A City of Memories

$79.95NZD

1893 (126 years old) Rare and collectable.

History of Rome

History of Rome

$79.95NZD

1869. (150 years old) Nelson School Series.

Air New Zealand: Celebrating 75 Years
New Book

Air New Zealand: Celebrating 75 Years

ISBN# 9780473302511
$44.95NZD

2014. Air New Zealand commemorating its 75th anniversary.

Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water

Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water

ISBN# 0140178244
$17.99NZD

1993. The story of the American West is the story of a relentless quest for a precious resource: water.

The Popular History of Methodism

The Popular History of Methodism

$26.95NZD

1900. Rare and collectable.

Steam on the Waitemata

Steam on the Waitemata

ISBN# 058900719X
$27.95NZD

1972. A description of the long line of steam ferries and the role they played in the history of Auckland.

Motor Boating Magazines 1958

Motor Boating Magazines 1958

$19.95NZD

1953. Collection of 3x Motor Boating magazines

d'Etude des Mots

d'Etude des Mots

$32.95NZD

1916. (103 years old)

Polynesian Tattoos Past & Present

Polynesian Tattoos Past & Present

ISBN# 2911228189
$21.95NZD

2006.

Marsden of Maoriland

Marsden of Maoriland

$74.99 $49.95NZD

1938. Pioneer and Peacemaker. Rare and Collectible.

Simca 1000 1961-71 Autobook

Simca 1000 1961-71 Autobook

ISBN# 0851472273
$17.99NZD

1971.

The Race: The First Nonstop, Round-The-World, No-Holds-Barred Sailing Competition

The Race: The First Nonstop, Round-The-World, No-Holds-Barred Sailing Competition

ISBN# 0752841653
$22.95NZD

2002. Chronicles the high-octane thrills of The Race and offers a unique behind the scenes look at this perilous sport.

The Queen's London

The Queen's London

$79.95NZD

1896. (123 years old) A pictorial and descriptive record of the streets buildings parks and scenery of the great metropolis in the fifty-ninth year of the Reign of Queen Victoria.

Delirious New York

Delirious New York

ISBN# 0195027337
$59.95NZD

1978. 1st Edition. A retroactive manifesto for Manhattan.

Twentieth Century Jewellery
New Book

Twentieth Century Jewellery

ISBN# 1840130288
$14.95NZD

1999. Traces the development of the jewellery design from the early years of the century to modern times.

The Siege of London

The Siege of London

$24.95NZD

1946. 1st Edition. London from the February-March raids of 1944 to the end of the war with Germany. Rare and collectable.

Battleships And Battle Cruisers

Battleships And Battle Cruisers

$17.95NZD

1980. Pictorial History of battleships and battle cruisers in NZ waters or associated with NZ ships. Nice collectors booklet.

Truimph TR6 1969-1976

Truimph TR6 1969-1976

$22.95NZD

Rimmer Bros Parts & Accessories Catalogue

History of Ships
New Book

History of Ships

ISBN# 0600595900
$49.95NZD

1999. This is an account of humanity's progression from the first dug-out canoe to the great ocean liners and modern warships of the modern age.

First Lady: A history making solo voyage around the World

First Lady: A history making solo voyage around the World

ISBN# 0330271741
$18.95NZD

1991. After 22,000 miles in 189 days at sea she became the first woman in history to complete a solo, nonstop and unassisted voyage around the world.

The Observers Book of Ships

The Observers Book of Ships

$38.95 $24.95NZD

1953. Observers series No. 15. Describing over 100 types pf ships. Collectable.

The Naked Rower: How Two Kiwis Took on the Atlantic - and Won!

The Naked Rower: How Two Kiwis Took on the Atlantic - and Won!

ISBN# 1869587669
$17.95NZD

2011. Rob Hamill & Phil Stubbs were the winners of the 1998 Transatlantic Double Handed Rowing Challenge. Their victory elevated them to hero status both in New Zealand & around the world.

Archaeology and the Social History of Ships
New Book

Archaeology and the Social History of Ships

ISBN# 0521567890
$43.95NZD

2000. Richard Gould provides an up-to-date review of the field and a clear exposition of new developments in undersea technologies.

From Beads to Banknotes : The Story of Money in New Zealand

From Beads to Banknotes : The Story of Money in New Zealand

$37.95NZD

1972. Rare and collectable. The story of coins, tokens, promissory notes, bank notes, and other means of exchange that have been used in New Zealand.

Death of the Rainbow Warrior

Death of the Rainbow Warrior

ISBN# 0140097384
$24.95NZD

1986. The full inside story of the sensational bombing of the Greenpeace vessel the Rainbow Warrior in July 1985.

Beginnings: A History of North Shore, Auckland Vol 1

Beginnings: A History of North Shore, Auckland Vol 1

$27.95NZD

1977. Volume 1. Nice account of local NZ history.

Mauri Ora: Wisdom From the Maori World
New Book

Mauri Ora: Wisdom From the Maori World

ISBN# 9780947503147
$33.95NZD

2016.

VIVA MALVINA! The lives of Dame Malvina Major

VIVA MALVINA! The lives of Dame Malvina Major

ISBN# 0141005572
$14.95NZD

2003. Biography of a famous New Zealand music icon.

Colin Meads : All Black

Colin Meads : All Black

$19.95NZD

1974. Long regarded as our greatest rugby player. Nice sports collectors book.

The Coronation Book of King George VI And Queen Elizabeth

The Coronation Book of King George VI And Queen Elizabeth

$27.95NZD

1936. History and explanation of coronation with photos of the life of George and Elizabeth's life up to that point, including the young princess Elizabeth the present Queen.

Explore New Zealand: 101 Must-do's for Kiwis
New Book

Explore New Zealand: 101 Must-do's for Kiwis

ISBN# 9781775534303
$44.95NZD

2013. The top 101 things to do or see in New Zealand - as voted by New Zealanders.

Why Businesses Fail: ... and the journey through our irrational minds

Why Businesses Fail: ... and the journey through our irrational minds

ISBN# 9780473442255
$29.95NZD

2017. As new. Take a journey through the irrational mind that we all share and see what part that mind plays in the success and failure of business.

The Da Vinci Curse: Life Design for People with Too Many Interests and Talents

The Da Vinci Curse: Life Design for People with Too Many Interests and Talents

ISBN# 978-1479298310-0
$29.95NZD

2012. For the person with many talents, multiple passions, contradictory interests, raging bursts of enthusiasm that seem to go away as fast as they came.

Millennium: The End of the World and the Forging of Christendom

Millennium: The End of the World and the Forging of Christendom

ISBN# 9781408700860
$24.95NZD

2008. A stunning panoramic account of the two centuries on either side of the apocalyptic year 1000.

Life

Life

ISBN# 9780753826614
$19.95NZD

2011. With the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards created the riffs, the lyrics and the songs that roused the world, and over four decades he lived the original rock and roll life.

The Gods as We Shape Them

The Gods as We Shape Them

$39.95NZD

1960. A short anthology of images man has made of his gods together with an introductory comment presenting various reflections, in the light of which the gods and their images can be approached.

The Great Kiwi Motorhome Guide

The Great Kiwi Motorhome Guide

ISBN# 9781869797386
$47.95NZD

2011. An introduction to the successful use of a motorhome for a holiday around New Zealand.

Front Line

Front Line

ISBN# 0224028278
$47.95NZD

1990. The memoirs of Clare Hollingworth, frontline reporter who worked on equal terms with men in a tough, dangerous profession.

The Mad Keen Golfer's Road Trip

The Mad Keen Golfer's Road Trip

ISBN# 1869418085
$24.95NZD

2006. 50 Trips To NZ's 161 Best Courses.

 Voyage of the Victory

Voyage of the Victory

$29.95NZD

1956. 1st Edition. Famous fishing boat pirate in a sailing ketch voyage to West Africa.

Between the Posts: A New Zealand Rugby Anthology

Between the Posts: A New Zealand Rugby Anthology

ISBN# 0340508345
$18.95NZD

1989. New Zealand rugby history.

Shit Towns of New Zealand

Shit Towns of New Zealand

$19.95NZD

2018. This very funny book describes New Zealand's towns and suburbs from the affluent to the effluent, the rural to the urinal, profiling all the best places not to visit, or heaven forbid, live.

Battles of WWII
New Book

Battles of WWII

ISBN# 9781848371446
$19.95NZD

2008. An Illustrated Account Of The Major Campaigns, From Europe To The Pacific Islands.

Into Thin Air: Personal Account of the Mt. Everest

Into Thin Air: Personal Account of the Mt. Everest

ISBN# 0330353977
$13.95NZD

1998. The definitive, personal account of the deadliest season in the history of Mount Everest - told by acclaimed journalist, and bestselling author.

Wet behind the Ears: Adventures of a Runaway Sailor

Wet behind the Ears: Adventures of a Runaway Sailor

ISBN# 1869504003
$14.95NZD

2001. Many adolescent boys dream of running away to sea, but Peter Taylor is one of the few who actually did it.

A Book of Beauty

A Book of Beauty

$49.95 $24.95NZD

1952. An Anthology of Words and Pictures.

Making a Difference

Making a Difference

ISBN# 9781869799656
$14.95NZD

2012. How One New Zealander Created a Global Business, and his thoughts on the country's direction.

 ANZ Sailing and Boating

ANZ Sailing and Boating

ISBN# 0908676352
$28.95NZD

1983. Instructs the beginner and also teaches the old hand a thing or two.

A Book of Pleasures

A Book of Pleasures

$49.95NZD

1960. As new. An Anthology of Words and Pictures.

Organic Gardening in New Zealand

Organic Gardening in New Zealand

ISBN# 0790002515
$18.95NZD

1982. Everything you want to know about organic gardening.

Floral Art : An Elementary Text Book For Florists

Floral Art : An Elementary Text Book For Florists

$37.95NZD

1949. Vintage reference book covering everything a florist should know.

This Country Life: Making the Most of the Simple Life

This Country Life: Making the Most of the Simple Life

ISBN# 0878570527
$23.95NZD

1973. A book about how to self sustain your family.

He Rau Aroha : A Hundred Leaves Of Love

He Rau Aroha : A Hundred Leaves Of Love

ISBN# 0140088423
$46.95NZD

1986. Maori short stories

Enjoy Your Turtle

Enjoy Your Turtle

$12.95NZD

1970. Pet Library children's paperback.

For God, Country and Coca-Cola

For God, Country and Coca-Cola

ISBN# 0020360355
$23.95NZD

1993. The unauthorized history of the great American soft drink and the company that makes it.

The Do's and Don'ts of House and Cottage Conversion

The Do's and Don'ts of House and Cottage Conversion

ISBN# 0950676500
$29.95NZD

1979. 1st Edition. How to restore an old house.

The Architectural Heritage of Christchurch: McLeans Mansion

The Architectural Heritage of Christchurch: McLeans Mansion

$19.95NZD

1983. Journal on the historical McLeans Mansion of Christchurch.

Skiffs and Schooners

Skiffs and Schooners

$48.95NZD

1974. 1st Edition. A well-known boat builder and designer discuss every aspect of boat design and construction.

Pacific Islands Pilot Vol III (Eastern Groups) Fifth Edition 1920

Pacific Islands Pilot Vol III (Eastern Groups) Fifth Edition 1920

$89.95NZD

1920. Fifth Edition. Sailing navigation directions for the Pacific. Nice maritime collectors book.

Realms of Gold

Realms of Gold

$34.95NZD

1939. 1st Edition. An Illustrated Survey of English Literature.

H.M.A.S. MK. III.

H.M.A.S. MK. III.

$24.95NZD

1944. Collectable. Interesting wartime compilation from serving members of the Royal Australian Navy.

New Zealanders In The Air War

New Zealanders In The Air War

$47.95NZD

1945. Collectable. The first historical and biographical book on the New Zealand squadrons and pilots who fought with the RNZAF in WWII.

 Ideas and Invention

Ideas and Invention

$32.95NZD

1960. 1st Edition. Vintage book on science and technology. Collectable.

The Story Of The British Nation, Standard 3

The Story Of The British Nation, Standard 3

$47.95NZD

1921. A course of British history, designed to meet the requirements of the NZ primary school syllabus for Standard 3.

Viking America: The Norse Crossings and Their Legacy

Viking America: The Norse Crossings and Their Legacy

ISBN# 450014797
$43.95 $26.95NZD

1972. 1st Edition. A thoughtful intriguing and informative work in an area of historical speculation.

Daughter of Gloriavale: My life in a Religious Cult

Daughter of Gloriavale: My life in a Religious Cult

ISBN# 9781760631499
$18.95NZD

2017. A personal account, Lilia Tarawa exposes the shocking secrets of the Gloriavale cult, with its rigid rules and oppressive control of women.

Royal Akarana Coastal Yacht Club Coastal Cruising Handbook

Royal Akarana Coastal Yacht Club Coastal Cruising Handbook

$44.95NZD

1998. 9th Millennium Edition. A guide to the north-east coast of New Zealand and anchorages from the Three Kings Islands to Cape Kidnappers.

Blokes and Sheds

Blokes and Sheds

ISBN# 9781869502782
$16.95NZD

1998. This is a unique portrait of life in NZ's masculine heartland.

British Ocean Tankers

British Ocean Tankers

$33.95NZD

Circa 1950. Immaculate collectable marine enthusiasts book.

Going Green: Hints & Tips to reduce your Carbon Footprint

Going Green: Hints & Tips to reduce your Carbon Footprint

ISBN# 9781861472687
$14.95NZD

2008. Hints and Tips to reduce your carbon footprint.

Young in the Twenties: A chapter of autobiography

Young in the Twenties: A chapter of autobiography

ISBN# 0091071003
$33.95NZD

1971. 1st Edition. An account of what it was like to be young in the Twenties. Eleanor Allan talks of pawn shops, pocket money, the pictures, holidays, hospitals and the Empire Exhibition at Wembley.

A Book of Delights

A Book of Delights

$49.95 $24.95NZD

1954. An Anthology of Words and Pictures.

Here They Come Again

Here They Come Again

$12.95NZD

1971. Photographs from the Muldoon era with captions, New Zealand from the 1970s.

The Wisden Papers 1969 - 1990 Mixed Fortunes

The Wisden Papers 1969 - 1990 Mixed Fortunes

ISBN# 0091746027
$19.95NZD

1991. This is the last volume in the series of selections made by the writer and cricket lover Benny Green.

The Man Cave Book

The Man Cave Book

ISBN# 9780062003928
$17.95 $12.95NZD

2011. A tribute to great and glorious man spaces and the craftsmen behind them.

Baches and Cribs

Baches and Cribs

ISBN# 9780143009238
$17.95NZD

2008. A pictional journey through new Zealand favourite holiday places.

Spy Catcher: The Candid Autobiography of a Senior Intelligence Officer

Spy Catcher: The Candid Autobiography of a Senior Intelligence Officer

ISBN# 9780670820559
$14.95NZD

1987. 1st Edition. The former assistant director of MI5 offers an account of British Intelligence during the 1970s.

Making Jewellery with New Zealand Materials

Making Jewellery with New Zealand Materials

ISBN# 0477013805
$14.95NZD

1987. Instructs the beginner in the use of shells, clay, wood, bone, lapidary, metal, enamels and plastics for the creation of jewellery.

High Country Journey: From Glen Lyon to Molesworth

High Country Journey: From Glen Lyon to Molesworth

ISBN# 0589013394
$38.95NZD

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.

The British Empire

The British Empire

$19.95NZD

1973. Vintage magazine. The presence that changed the world.

Pedallers' Paradise South Island: A cycle touring guide to New Zealand's South Island
New Book

Pedallers' Paradise South Island: A cycle touring guide to New Zealand's South Island

ISBN# 9780473126049
$19.95NZD

2013. 4th Edition. Hand made in New Zealand by cyclists for cyclists.

Pedallers' Paradise North Island: A cycle touring guide to New Zealand's North Island
New Book

Pedallers' Paradise North Island: A cycle touring guide to New Zealand's North Island

ISBN# 9780473126056
$19.95NZD

2013. 4th edition. Hand made in New Zealand by cyclists for cyclists.

Akarana: The Ports of Auckland

Akarana: The Ports of Auckland

ISBN# 9789070095826
$34.95NZD

1971. A centennial publication of the Auckland Harbour Board, 1871-1971. Nice maritime history collectors book.

My Greatest Race

My Greatest Race

ISBN# 0246107219
$28.95NZD

1974. Twenty of the finest drivers tell their own stories of the greatest race of of their career.

Power and Sail

Power and Sail

$29.95NZD

1975. Vintage guide to Yachting and Boating in New Zealand

20th-Century World Architecture
New Book

20th-Century World Architecture

ISBN# 9780714857060
$99.95NZD

1999. For the first time in one volume, an overview of the finest built architecture from around the world completed between 1900 and 1999.

Barley & Hops: The Craft Beer Book
New Book

Barley & Hops: The Craft Beer Book

ISBN# 9783899555332
$74.95NZD

2015. What began over 30 years ago with hobby brewers in the United States has today become an international movement with beer-loving adherents from Europe to South Africa.

Wind and Windspinners

Wind and Windspinners

$28.95NZD

1977. A nuts and bolts approach to wind/electric systems

Maori Sayings and Proverbs

Maori Sayings and Proverbs

ISBN# 854670947
$19.95NZD

1990. A treasure strove of accumulated wisdom handed down from the ancestors - Te oha o nga tangata matua

Maori Myth and Legend

Maori Myth and Legend

ISBN# 0790001497
$23.95NZD

1972. The Maori have a rich and colourful tradition of myth and legend. Some of their most important and popular tales are retold in this classic book.

Apirana Ngata E Tipu e Rea

Apirana Ngata E Tipu e Rea

$54.95 $39.95NZD

1988. Te Kete Raukura series. Rare and collectable.

How Did We Get Into This Mess?
New Book

How Did We Get Into This Mess?

ISBN# 9781784783624
$19.95NZD

2016. Based on his powerful journalism, assesses the state we are now in: the devastation of the natural world, inequality, the corporate takeover of nature, our obsessions with growth and profit.

Stet: An Editor's Life

Stet: An Editor's Life

ISBN# 0802116833
$37.95NZD

2000. For nearly 50 years, Diana Athill edited (and nursed and coerced and coaxed) some of the most celebrated writers in the English language.

The Whispering Land

The Whispering Land

$32.95NZD

1961. 1st Edition. Gerald Durrell's tour of animals and wild life throughout South America. 

This Changing Auckland

This Changing Auckland

$24.95NZD

1957. A photo record of Auckland city during the 1950's. Collectable.

Engage: The Fall and Rise of Matt Thompson

Engage: The Fall and Rise of Matt Thompson

ISBN# 9781847372703
$17.95NZD

2011. The shocking, controversial, moving story of Matt Hampson, the rugby player who dislocated his neck and was paralysed in a England training session.

The complete guide to Calligraphy: Techniques and Materials
New Book

The complete guide to Calligraphy: Techniques and Materials

$18.95NZD

1985. The complete guide to Calligraphy.

South With Scott

South With Scott

$47.95NZD

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 Envoy from Mirror City
New Book

The Envoy from Mirror City

ISBN# 0091616905
$19.95NZD

1985. The third book of Janet Frame's three-volume autobiography, described by Michael Holroyd as 'One of the greatest autobiographies written this century'.