NZLiterature/Verse

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Title

Sub-title

Author

Publisher

Published

Pages

Size

Condition

Price

Comment

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high tide in the garden

 

Adcock, Fleur

OUP

1971

(3p) 36p

8vo

D-J (chips extremities, in archival wrapper)  Cloth binding  Signature FEP  VG

25

A collection moving from shared intimacies and strained personal relationships to a vision of a gaseous future

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Tigers

 

Adcock, Fleur

Oxford University Press

1967

(2p) 37p

8vo

D-J (slight rubbing) Cloth binding Signature front paste-down  Slight foxing EPs, slight strip browning EPs  VG

20

The author's second volume of poetry, a very tidy copy

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New Zealand Verse

 

Alexander, WF ; Currie, AE (coll)

Walter Scott Publishing

1906

xxxii 271p

Small 8vo

Red full leather, patch of fading front  Wear top, bottom spine  Aeg  Nice inscription FEP  VG

80

The first comprehensive collection of current NZ verse, with examples from such as Reeves, Baughan, Domett, Lawson, Bracken

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The Elfin Dell and other verses...

 

Andersen, Johannes

Reed

1934

45

Small 8vo

Paper over boards, illustration mounted front board  Small piece spine paper missing top, bottom spine  Splash of tea stain front board  Gd - VG

50

Nicely inscribed by the author, a collection of the author's verse

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The Tui-Cymbalist

and other verses

Andersen, Johannes C

Author Pub, The Phoenix Printing Co

1951

(1p) 56p

8vo

P-B Slight water stain spine  VG

45

A late volume of the author's verse, reflective and descriptive of New Zealand

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matuhi / needle

 

Baker, Hinemoana

Perceval Press, VUP

2004

80p (CD end pocket)

8vo

Laminated boards  Slight bump top spine  VG - Near Fine

25

With paintings by Jenny Rendall, the author's first collection of verse, complete with CD, a nice creation

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Musings in Maoriland  a jubilee volume

 

Bracken, Thomas

Arthur T Keirle

1890

viii 359p (1p)

4to

Decorated green cloth binding, gilt titles  Top, bottom spine lightly rubbed, fore-corners bumped Signature FEP, verso FEP Gd - VG

50

With illustrations, the author's heaviest book of verse, includes pieces by Sir Robert Stout (history) and Sir George Grey (the pioneer poets)

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Woodland Echoes

 

Bryant, James Thomas,  'Woodlander'

The Evening Star

1906

(4p) 197p

Small 8vo

P-B (rubbed top, bottom spine) Marks covers  Gd

30

A collection of verse about historical, natural historical and environmental matters, the author for a long time the head teacher of Owaka School

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'Best of the Brew'  Poems and Verse of New Zealand

 

Burns, William et al

Author Pub

1989

24

8vo

P-B Small tea stain back cover  VG

20

With drawings, verse of events and people in the experience of the writers

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Wild Honey

 

Campbell, Alistair Te Ariki

OUP

1964

viii 71p

8vo

D-J (slight chip top spine, price-clipped, in protective plastic)  VG

60

The author's third collection of verse, including his sequence on Te Rauparaha 'Sanctuary of Spirits'

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Matins & other verse

 

Caselberg, John

Nag's Head Press

1992

44

8vo

D-J Cloth binding Fine

55

An edition of 175 copies, verse written over 1991-2, a nice copy

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Continuum

New & Later Poems 1972-1988

Curnow, Allen

Auckland University Press

1988

227

8vo

D-J Near Fine

30

A nice copy of this collection of the poet's five published selections between 1972-1988

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Song for a Guitar

and other songs

Dallas, Ruth ; Brasch, Charles (ed)

University of Otago Press

1976

55

8vo

P-B Slight fading spine Near Fine

40

Now scarce, the selection of the author made by Charles Brasch just before he died, bringing in verse from three earlier collections

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Daddy AM I So Fine

 

Donovan, Anne

Hawk Press

1978

(18p) (1p)

8vo

Soft card covers with flaps over card covers  Fine

40

Numbered, limited edition (#44/300) from Alan Loney's Hawk Press, a nice copy

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Daddy Am I So Fine

 

Donovan, Anne

Hawk Press

1978

10 leaves

8vo

Soft card D-J over soft card covers  Near Fine

30

Limited edition (#172 / 300), printed and bound by Alan Loney

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Signs and Wonders  poems by Basil Dowling

 

Dowling, Basil

The Caxton Press

1944

34

8vo

Paper over card covers Marks covers Signature FEP VG

25

The poet's second collection

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Canterbury and other Poems

 

Dowling, Basil

The Caxton Press

1949

32

8vo

D-J (fading spine, slight marks)  Paper over boards, front board paper label  VG

20

The Caxton Poets no. 6, the poet's third collection

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More Poems

 

Duggan, Eileen

Allen & Unwin

1951

68

Small 8vo

D-J (chips top spine)  VG

25

The poet's third collection, a nice copy

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The Sky is a Limpet

 

Fairburn, ARD

George Fraser, Harold Innes

1966 Reprint edition (1939)

(1p) 12p

8vo

Card covers  String binding Fine

40

With the original ingenious illustrations, the reprint of this 'pollytickle parrotty'

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Strange Rendezvous

 

Fairburn, ARD

The Caxton Press

1952

103p (1p)

8vo

D-J (slight fading spine, slight chip top FE)  Thin strip browning EPs VG - Near Fine

40

Collects together the earlier collection 'Poems 1929-1941' and additional verse, a nice, clean copy

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Three Poems

 

Fairburn, ARD

New Zealand University Press, Mermaid Press

1952

67p (1p)

8vo

Paper wraps with flaps over soft card covers Light foxing wraps, browning spine  Slight foxing FEs  VG

35

The text of three scarce Fairburn poems, The Dominion (Caxton 1938), The Voyage (1948), A Friend in the Wilderness (1949), with short notes from the author, still with the yellow Mermaid Press band around the wraps

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The Goose Bath

Poems

Frame, Janet

Vintage, Random House

2006

221

8vo

D-J Fine

52

The first posthumous collection of Janet Frame's verse, rescued from the 'goose bath' of jottings and writings

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The Pocket Mirror  poems

 

Frame, Janet

George Braziller

1967

121

8vo

D-J (in archival wrapper) Cloth spine, paper over boards Very slight dent in the base of some pages VG - Near Fine

40

A nice copy of the first US edition of the author's first collection of verse, showing her 'various magic powers'

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Gipsy

A sequence of poems

Gallagher, Kathleen ; Nepia, David

Nag's Head Press

1993

(frontis)  51p (1p)

Small 8vo

D-J  Red cloth binding, title label Fine

50

A limited edition of 165 copies, beautifully illustrated

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The Luthier

Poems

Gilbert, Ruth

Reed

1966

55

8vo

D-J (slight browning spine)  Paper over boards  Small inscription FEP  VG

28

The poet's third collection, the first section creating a violin

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For Whom the Cock Crows

 

Glover, Denis

John McIndoe

1978

40

8vo

P-B Slight marks covers  VG

22

A collection of nightly thoughts and daily news

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The Poems of Dick Harris

 

Harris, Richard (Dick) ; Lawlor, Pat (collected by) ; Tracy, Mona

New Century Press

1927

(frontis) 73p

Small 8vo

Card covers, cloth spine  Slight water mark top, bottom FE covers, on back cover  Light foxing FE  VG

30

Illustrated by Ken Alexander, a collection of the published and unpublished works of this New Zealand poet, dead at 39

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Shebang  Collected Poems 1980-2000

 

Howard, David ; Greig, Jason

Steele Roberts

2000

167

8vo

Soft card covers with flaps  Near Fine

25

Signed and inscribed by the author, illustrated by Jason Greig, 20 years of 'the body electric'

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Strands

 

Hulme, Keri

AUP

1992

65p (1p)

8vo

P-B Slight fading spine Near fine

40

The author's second book of verse, a 'strand-dweller in reality, a strand-loper of sorts'

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Doubtless new and selected poems

 

Hunt, Sam

Craig Potton Publishing

2008

259

8vo

D-J Paper over boards Near Fine

25

A collection of recent poems and a selection from the poet's life in verse

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Tiberius at the Beehive

 

Ireland, Kevin

AUP

1990

72

8vo

P-B Near Fine

20

Illustrated by Malcolm Walker, Tiberius Claudius Nero transferred to PMs in 1980s NZ in verse

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The Living Countries  Poems

 

Joseph, MK

Paul's Book Arcade

1959

67

8vo

Wrapper over light card covers Light fading spine  VG - Near Fine

20

The poet/author's second collection, a nice copy

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From the Antipodes

prologue to a work in progress

Karena-Holmes, David

Maungatua Press

2002

105

8vo

D-J Fine

90

Signed by the author, his initial examination of the universe in verse form, limited to 50 copies

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Going to the Chathams   Poems 1977-1984

 

Kidman, Fiona

Heinemann

1985

(2p)  50p

8vo

P-B Light fading covers Nsame whited-out FEP VG

20

The author's second collection of verse, including the long title poem

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Verses Various

The Serious and the Sunny Side of Life

Madill, James

North Shore Gazette

1947

(frontis) (4p)  78p

Small 8vo

Crimson cloth binding, gilt titles front, spine  Spine sunned  EPs browned  VG - Near Fine

50

Author signed, New Zealand verse, in lighter vein and darker, at war (Boer War and after) and at peace, including some snapshots of NZ life

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Berlin Diary

 

McQueen, Cilla

McIndoe

1990

124

8vo

P-B  Near Fine

24

The result of the author spending time in Berlin in 1988, before the Wall came down

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Markings  Poems and Drawings

 

McQueen, Cilla

Otago University Press

1992

64

8vo

P-B  Slight nick bottom front cover  VG

25

Illustrated by the author, a Southern collection of 29 poems

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Wild Sweets

 

McQueen, Cilla

John McIndoe

1986

38

8vo

P-B  Signature HTP Near Fine

22

The poet's third collection

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Wild Sweets

 

McQueen, Cilla

John McIndoe

1986

38

8vo

P-B Near Fine

25

The poet's third collection

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Stoat Spring

 

McQueen, Harvey

Mallinson Rendel

1983

24

8vo

D-J over card covers Near Fine

20

The author's second collection, illustrated nicely by Bruce Rothwell

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Corrigendum

 

Moisa, CEG

One Eyed Press

1980

47

8vo

P-B Fading spine VG

14

Author's dedication copy. Edition of 300 (No. 191) Illustrated with line drawings.

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Tales from the Angler's Eldorado

 

Newton, John

Untold Books

1985

(1p) 43p

8vo

P-B VG

20

With illustrations, verse tales from New Zealand

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Winter I Was

 

O'Brien, Gregory

VUP

1999

104

8vo

Card covers with flaps  Near Fine

20

With collages by Brendan O'Brien, poems of arrival and departure, of Winter or its promise

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After Looking for Broadway

 

Olds, Peter

One-Eyed Press

1985

56

8vo

P-B Near Fine

25

Author signed, poetry on foot in Dunedin and around NZ from the 1980s

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Guardians, Not Angels

 

Oliver, Stephen

Hazard Press

1993

79

8vo

P-B Near Fine

12

The writer's third collection of verse

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Songs of Many Days

 

Salaman, Nina

Elkin Matthews

1923

(frontis) v 58p

8vo

Paper over boards, blue cloth spine  Titles on laid-on labels  Browning EPs  Light foxing FEs  VG

75

The poet's fourth published collection, includes her 'War Songs'

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Hawkeye 4 This Bitter Earth

 

Scott, LE

Hawk Press

1978

5 leaves

8vo

P-B VG

30

Limited edition (300), printed and bound by Alan Loney

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Blue Magic

 

Service, Marna

W&T

1928

(frontis) 38p (1p)

8vo

Thick paper covers, staples rusting  Light discoloration of the covers, contents clean  VG

60

A scarce collection of verse, illustrated by Alison Grant

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Ambitions of Clouds

 

Shaw, Helen

Nag's Head Press

1981

35p (1p)

Small 8vo

D-J (slight browning)  Cloth spine, paper over boards  Owner's plate FEP VG

30

Limited edition of 150 copies

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Poems

 

Smith, Lucy Evelyn 'A New Zealander'

Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner

1897

ix 144p (3p)

Small 8vo

Green cloth binding, gilt titles and decoration  Signature FEP, inscription FFEP Teg VG

35

The author's first collection of verse, including translations of Dante, Goethe and Greek Songs

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Verse

 

St Clair, Anthony

Blair Richards

1936

12p (1p)

8vo

P-B Foxing prelims VG

80

A rare collection of NZ verse, limited to 100 copies, an early Caxton Press

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Sonnets to the Unknown Soldier

 

Stewart, Douglas

Angus and Robertson

1941

(frontis) 29p (1p)

Small 8vo

Brown paper over boards, paper strip spine  Light foxing FEs, EPs  VG

40

With frontis by Norman Lindsay, a collection of poems first published in 'The Bulletin', includes the poet's lament for the passing of his countrymen 'No soft green god in the snowy fern of the clouds/Will spare my people who bleed upon eternity.'

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Green Lions

Poems

Stewart, Douglas

Author Pub, W&T

1937

(2p) 49p (1p)

8vo

Paper over boards, green cloth spine  Light rubbing top, bottom spine, fore-edges  Fore-corners bumped  EPs browned  Light foxing FEs  Gd - VG

70

The NZ-Australian author's first collection, now quite scarce

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Collected Poems 1936-1967

 

Stewart, Douglas

Angus & Robertson

1967

xv 337p

8vo

Green cloth binding, gilt titles  Fading spine  Otherwise Near Fine

20

The poet's work from 9 books of poetry

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The White Cry

a book of poems

Stewart, Douglas

JM Dent

1939

63p (1p)

Small 8vo

D-J (browning spine, small piece missing top, bottom spine, price-clipped, in archival wrapper)  Red cloth binding, title block spine  Slight foxing FE  VG

40

The author's second collection, published on the eve of War

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Glencoe

 

Stewart, Douglas

Angus and Robertson

1947

39p (1p)

8vo

D-J (browning spine, chips spine) Decorated cloth over boards  VG - Near Fine

40

Sixteen ballads blend  time and event in this 'recreation' of the massacre of Glencoe, 1691

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Footfall

 

Turner, Brian

Godwit, Random House

2005

112

8vo

D-J Fine

32

Limited, numbered edition, the author's 2-year stint as Te Mata poet bearing matured fruit, with frontis and photo by his mate, Grahame Sydney

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Night Fishing

 

Turner, Brian

Victoria University Press

2016

96

8vo

P-B Near Fine

22

A collection that comes home, from what has been missed

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Inside Outside

 

Turner, Brian

Victoria University Press

2011

134

8vo

P-B VG

25

Poems of love and loss and speculation 'I'm on the edge of what's still called/the back country, nearly/but not quite the back of beyond'

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Taking Off  Poems

 

Turner, Brian

Victoria University Press

2002 Reprint edition (2001)

95

8vo

P-B VG - Near Fine

25

Poems for a new millenium, the separations of the past, and the glories of a beloved Central Otago 'I take off for the hills..and find the wonder is/wonder hasn't died.'

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Just this  Poems

 

Turner, Brian

Victoria University Press

2009

111

8vo

P-B VG

30

Signed by the author, at home in Central Otago 'I'm hunkered down/ here, determined to stay/fighting to escape being fleeced.'

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Beyond

poems

Turner, Brian

John McIndoe

1992

61p (1p)

8vo

P-B Fine

40

The author's sixth collection, 'I live in the space between/ long ago and/ from now on,/ the one a blur, the other/ a mystery'

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All that Blue can be

 

Turner, Brian

John McIndoe

1989

64

8vo

P-B VG - Near Fine

30

The poet's fifth collection of verse, 'The falcon's wings/ splintered the autumn sunlight/above the remnant fog/that sat on the river/like a marquee...'

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Ooooooo....!!!

 

Tuwhare, Hone

Steele Roberts

2005

96

8vo

P-B Fine

40

'I'm a veteran of survival of 82 years of age Ooooo!'

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sap-wood & milk

 

Tuwhare, Hone

Caveman Press

1972

42

8vo

Soft card covers, slight rubbing extremities VG - Near Fine

80

Illustrated by Ralph Hotere, the author's third collection, including 'Wind song and rain', #495/700

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Hawkeye 1 Don't Listen

 

Wedde, Ian

Hawk Press

1977

4 leaves

8vo

P-B Paper fault in lower third bound in  VG

35

Limited edition (500), printed and bound by Alan Loney

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Castaly

 

Wedde, Ian

AUP, OUP

1980

78p (1p)

8vo

P-B Short inscription FEP  VG

15

With cover by Jeffrey Harris, collected verse from 1973-1977

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