Unicorn Bookshop

Leading specialist store for books of yesteryear

Book Search

Browse By Category

Latest Books

1000s of books in stock – Showing the latest 200 books below. Please use the search section at the top of the page or select a category.

The Cambridge Historical Encyclopedia of Great Britain and Ireland
New Book

The Cambridge Historical Encyclopedia of Great Britain and Ireland

ISBN# 0521255597
$44.95NZD

1985. 1st edition. The history of the peoples who inhabit the islands of Britain and Ireland.

THE LORE OF THE TRAIN
New Book

THE LORE OF THE TRAIN

ISBN# 1566199166
$49.95NZD

1995. Traces the history of trains including all important developments in the history of the train.

THREE CHILEAN THINKERS

THREE CHILEAN THINKERS

$39.95NZD

1975. 1st edition. A companion piece to Three Argentine Thinkers, attempts to examine some of the outstanding characters of Chile's intellectual development.

A CENTURY OF GOLF AT HOKOWHITU: Manawatu Golf Club 1895 - 1995
New Book

A CENTURY OF GOLF AT HOKOWHITU: Manawatu Golf Club 1895 - 1995

ISBN# 0864692366
$59.95NZD

1995. 1st edition. Manawatu Golf Club 1895-1995. A centenary history of the course, development of the green, and the membership of the club.

IN TASMANIA
New Book

IN TASMANIA

ISBN# 1741669065
$38.95NZD

2004. A brilliant account of 200 years of Tasmanian history and an acclaimed writer's discovery of his secret connection with that island and its past.

A GLANCE AT HERALDRY

A GLANCE AT HERALDRY

$49.95NZD

1959. 1st edition. Illustrated throughout with colour frontis by Conrad Bailey

A Particular Deep: Selected Poems

A Particular Deep: Selected Poems

$39.95NZD

1974. 1st edition. Features works of a poet from Auckland, New Zealand.

A WAVERING GRACE: A Vietnamese family in War and Peace
New Book

A WAVERING GRACE: A Vietnamese family in War and Peace

ISBN# 0670864900
$49.95NZD

1997. 1st edition. Fine account of Vietnam's remarkable recovery from the US devastation of their country seen largely through the eyes of one family. Includes map.

CHOMOLUNGMA: New Zealanders on the north face of Everest

CHOMOLUNGMA: New Zealanders on the north face of Everest

ISBN# 0340401117
$34.95NZD

1986. An exciting account of a major Himalayan expedition and a tribute to the team's climbing skills and courage.

ESCAPE

ESCAPE

ISBN# 0563177721
$29.95NZD

1980. 1st edition. How and why people are driven to escape is the intriguing subject of Escape! based on the BBC television series.

FAIR WINDS and ROUGH SEAS: Story of the Holm Shipping Co

FAIR WINDS and ROUGH SEAS: Story of the Holm Shipping Co

ISBN# 0589009346
$34.95NZD

1975. 1st edition.

FARM: The Spirit of Rural New Zealand
New Book

FARM: The Spirit of Rural New Zealand

ISBN# 1869621255
$59.95NZD

2006. 1st edition. Features engaging text and utterly magnificent, almost epic, photo spreads by one of the country's leading photographers.

FATHER & SON: The Bob Kerridge Story
New Book

FATHER & SON: The Bob Kerridge Story

ISBN# 1869505107
$29.95NZD

2004. The story of two men, both named Robert James Kerridge. The elder, Sir Robert Kerridge, rose from humble beginnings to become one of this country's richest men.

INNOCENTS ABROAD: The Story of British Child Evacuees in Australia 1940-45
New Book

INNOCENTS ABROAD: The Story of British Child Evacuees in Australia 1940-45

$29.95NZD

1994. 1st edition. The story of the children who sailed to Australia: their homesickness, their fears, their courage and their adventures.

JAMES LEE MILNE: The Life Biography
New Book

JAMES LEE MILNE: The Life Biography

ISBN# 9780719565502
$38.95NZD

2009. Biography of James Lees-Milne (1908–1997)

JOURNEY TO ARDMORE

JOURNEY TO ARDMORE

ISBN# 0340125128
$39.95NZD

1971. 1st edition. Biography of John Ridgeway - from soldiering to rowing the Atlantic, solo sailing and running an adventure school.

LUTHER ON VACATION

LUTHER ON VACATION

$39.95NZD

1957. 1st edition.

ON THE MOVE: Great Transportation Photographs from Life
New Book

ON THE MOVE: Great Transportation Photographs from Life

ISBN# 0821226223
$49.95NZD

2000. 1st edition. Airplanes, trains, bicycles, rickshaws, sailboats, ocean liners, automobiles, even the Zeppelin - a book of memorable images of these ingenious inventions.

RAIL 150: The Stockton to Darlington Railway

RAIL 150: The Stockton to Darlington Railway

ISBN# 0413323102
$34.95NZD

1975. 1st edition. A commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Stockton & Darlington Railway- the first public railway in the world.

REGENERATION: Story of the Dome
New Book

REGENERATION: Story of the Dome

ISBN# 0002571307
$49.95NZD

1999. Adam Nicolson's book is a fascinating picture of the spirit of Britain in the new millennium coupled with a biography of the Dome, and an analysis of the political background to its creation.

RELUCTANT EDITOR: The Listener Years 1949 - 1967

RELUCTANT EDITOR: The Listener Years 1949 - 1967

ISBN# 0589003054
$39.95NZD

1969. 1st edition. Biography of Montague Harry "Monte" Holcroft OBE was a New Zealand essayist and novelist.

SHIPS IN FOCUS: Record 42
New Book

SHIPS IN FOCUS: Record 42

ISBN# 9781901703887
$44.95NZD

2009. British coastal and other cargo ships.

SPIRIT OF YOUTH: Thirty Years of The Spirit of Adventure Trust
New Book

SPIRIT OF YOUTH: Thirty Years of The Spirit of Adventure Trust

ISBN# 0908988516
$49.95NZD

2003. 1st edition. Since the Spirit of Adventure Trust's setup thirty years ago, more than 50,000 youngsters have sailed on the Trust's 2 training ships.

STRONGHOLDS of the REALM: Defences in Britain from Prehistory to 20th Century

STRONGHOLDS of the REALM: Defences in Britain from Prehistory to 20th Century

ISBN# 0500250634
$49.95NZD

1975. 1st edition. Defences in Britain from Prehistory to the 20th Century.

SYDNEY: Story of a City
New Book

SYDNEY: Story of a City

ISBN# 1865081280
$39.95NZD

1999. 1st edition. The great city of Sydney. a brilliant history of Australia's principal metropolis.

THE CHINESE IN INDONESIA: Five Essays

THE CHINESE IN INDONESIA: Five Essays

ISBN# 0170050459
$49.95NZD

1976. 1st edition. Five essays together with a preliminary survey and select bibliography.

THE CONQUEST OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC
New Book

THE CONQUEST OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC

ISBN# 0851151582
$59.95NZD

1980. The early voyages into the deep waters of the Atlantic rank among the greatest feats of exploration. G.J. Marcus looks at the history of these expeditions.

THE CONWAY VALLEY LINE: Eight Decades of Colour
New Book

THE CONWAY VALLEY LINE: Eight Decades of Colour

ISBN# 1870119770
$39.95NZD

2004. A nostalgic trip into the mountains of Snowdonia, including Llandudno, Llanrwst, Bets-Y-Coed, Blaenau Ffestiniog & Trawsfynydd.

THE DREAM PALACE OF THE ARABS: A Generation's Odyssey
New Book

THE DREAM PALACE OF THE ARABS: A Generation's Odyssey

ISBN# 0375401504
$39.95NZD

1998. 1st edition. A compelling account of how a generation of Arab intellectuals tried to introduce cultural renewals in their homelands.

THE MEMOIRS OF HERBERT HOOVER: Combined Volumes 1 and 2

THE MEMOIRS OF HERBERT HOOVER: Combined Volumes 1 and 2

ISBN# 0864692366
$99.95NZD

1995. 1st edition. Two volume set.

THE HOUSES OF IRELAND: From the Medieval Castle to the Edwardian Villa

THE HOUSES OF IRELAND: From the Medieval Castle to the Edwardian Villa

ISBN# 0500273510
$39.95NZD

1984. A survey of Irish domestic architecture from 1100 to 1914, covering all types of dwellings and architectural styles.

WE WILL STAND BY YOU: Serving in the Pawnee, 1942-1945
New Book

WE WILL STAND BY YOU: Serving in the Pawnee, 1942-1945

ISBN# 1557505810
$59.95NZD

1990. This view of the war from the mess deck of a fleet tug is far different from those written from a flag bridge vantage.

WHAT IF? Eminent Historians Imagine What Might Have Been
New Book

WHAT IF? Eminent Historians Imagine What Might Have Been

ISBN# 1405041692
$29.95NZD

2003. 1st edition. Some of the world's most important historians speculate about some of America's most intriguing crossroads.

Ko Te PAIPERA TAPU: The Holy Bible in Te Reo Maori

Ko Te PAIPERA TAPU: The Holy Bible in Te Reo Maori

$289.95NZD

1887 (135yo) SCARCE. Beautiful original antique Bible in Te Reo Maori.

THE ROPNER STORY

THE ROPNER STORY

ISBN# 0091638100
$39.95NZD

1986. 1st edition. This is the story of a shipping firm which has taken its place in British maritime history.

AUNT DAISY Handy Hints: Full of Valuable Hints for the Housewife
10 Speed Bicycle Manual

10 Speed Bicycle Manual

$29.95NZD

1970s / 80s. Vintage owner manual for a 10 speed and Hi-riser coaster bicycle.

A WALK IN CHRISTCHURCH
New Book

A WALK IN CHRISTCHURCH

$19.95NZD

circa 1975. A a small booklet detailing 60 buildings and landmarks of significance around Christchurch City in the 1970s and 1980s.

OLD NEWSPAPER: The New Zealand Times, Tuesday 1st July 1924

OLD NEWSPAPER: The New Zealand Times, Tuesday 1st July 1924

$49.95NZD

1924 (98 yo). We believe an original copy of the New Zealand Times

FROM FAITH TO FORTUNE: The TSB Bank Story 1850-2010
New Book

FROM FAITH TO FORTUNE: The TSB Bank Story 1850-2010

ISBN# 9780473167837
$59.95NZD

2010. 1st edition. Traces the history of the Taranaki Savings Bank first 160 years.

STATION BALLADS and Other Verses

STATION BALLADS and Other Verses

$39.95NZD

1897. Poems characterised by genial cheer and moral earnestness.

BLIGH in AUSTRALIA: A New Appraisal of William Bligh and the Rum Rebellion
New Book
DUNEDIN TECHERS COLLEGE: Centennial Register of Students 1876 - 1975
ANGELS of ALBION: Women of the Indian Mutiny

ANGELS of ALBION: Women of the Indian Mutiny

ISBN# 0760706379
$39.95NZD

1996. Remarkable book covering the women of Victorian India when thrown into the maelstrom of the Indian Mutiny breaking out around them and their families.

BUTTERWORTHS: History of a Publishing House

BUTTERWORTHS: History of a Publishing House

ISBN# 040617606X
$39.95NZD

1980. A study of the growth of Butterworths Publishing House from its foundation in 1818 until its acquisition by International Publishing Corporation in 1967.

CALCULATED RISK: Personal Story of the War in North Africa and Italy
LEBANON IN HISTORY: From Earliest Times to the Present
EMPIRE of the BAY: The Story of the Hudson Bays Company

EMPIRE of the BAY: The Story of the Hudson Bays Company

ISBN# 0140299874
$29.95NZD

1998. Chronicles the exploration and settlement of a company that is three centuries old and worth six-billion dollars.

THE GODLY MAN IN STUART ENGLAND: Anglicans, Puritans, Two Tables 1620-1670
THE ONLY WAY TO CROSS: Golden era of Great Atlantic Express Liners

THE ONLY WAY TO CROSS: Golden era of Great Atlantic Express Liners

ISBN# 0760706379
$39.95NZD

1972. Though we call them luxury liners, they are more accurately described as express liners - splendid, glittering steamships connecting the old world and new across the North Atlantic.