NZNatural History

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Title

Sub-title

Author

Publisher

Published

Pages

Size

Condition

Price

Comment

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Wild Heart

the possibility of wilderness in Aotearoa New Zealand

Abbott, Mick ; Reeve, Richard (ed)

Otago University Press

2011

244

8vo

P-B Near Fine

48

With illustrations, a collection of essays that look backwards and forwards at New Zealand's 'wilderness', as a personal and cultural experience and what it will mean in the future

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Seaweeds of New Zealand  an illustrated guide

 

Adams, Nancy M

Canterbury University Press

1994

360

4to

D-J  Paper over boards  Near Fine

225

With the author's illustrations and drawings, the almost definitive guide to New Zealand seaweeds, the culmination of an almost life-long study, a nice copy

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The Surface of the Sea

 

Anderson, Iain

Reed

2007

151

Oblong 8vo

P-B Fine

38

With many illustrations, the fauna of New Zealand's surrounding seas, animals large and small, exotic and common, open to the shallow diver

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The Living Reef

the ecology of New Zealand's rocky reefs

Andrew, Neil ; Francis, Malcolm (eds)

Craig Potton Publishing

2005 Reprint edition (2003)

283

4to

D-J (fading spine) Paper over boards  Near Fine

50

With maps and many illustrations, a major study of New Zealand's off-shore marine biology and ecology, from the Sub-Antarctic Islands up to the Kermadecs, lovely

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The Southern Ark

 

Andrews, JRH

Century Hutchinson

1986

xii 237p

Large 4to

D-J Fine

75

A beautifully illustrated book about zoological discovery in New Zealand from 1769, with the arrival of Cook and his naturalists, until 1900

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Proceedings of the Seventh Pacific Science Congress Vol V Botany

 

Anon

Harry H Tombs

1953

252p (1p)

4to

P-B Signature cover  VG

45

With maps and illustrations, the papers from the 1949 Symposium, covering botany, taxonomy distribution, problems of plant geography and economic plants of the Pacific

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Proceedings of the Seventh Pacific Science Congress Vol II Geology

 

Anon

Harry H Tombs

1953

vii 740p

4to

P-B Signature cover  VG

50

With maps and illustrations, the papers from the 1949 Symposium, covering geology, volcanology and geophysics

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Plant Protection in New Zealand

 

Atkinson, JD (et al, eds)

Govt Print

1956

(4p) 699

Small 4to

H-B Near Fine

30

An NZDSIR-inspired production which began as an effort to discover economic ways of controlling diseases and pests, and the book is planned so that the arrangement is based on the various agents that cause disease eg fungi, bacteria, viruses

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Subantarctic Campbell Island

 

Bailey, Alfred M ; Sorenson, JH

Reed, Denver Museum of Natural History

1962

(3p) 305p

4to

D-J (browning inside, strips browning back, in archival wrapper) Paper over boards Light foxing FEs VG

50

With maps and illustrations, a detailed study of the human and natural history of this subantarctic island

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Weka Rescue

 

Baldwin, Olive

Fields Publishing House

1997

112

8vo

P-B Slight inscription top P1 VG

30

Signed by the author, the rescue of weka on Kapiti Island and their relocation in the Tararua Ranges

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Kakapo  rescued from the brink of extinction

 

Ballance, Alison

Craig Potton Publishing

2010

215

4to

D-J Laminated boards Near Fine

50

With map and illustrations, the story of this endangered species, once down to as few as 40 known individuals, and of the people who have worked to give it renewed life

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Kakapo  rescued from the brink of extinction

 

Ballance, Alison

Potton and Burton

2018 revised edition (2010)

276

4to

D-J Laminated boards Near Fine

40

With illustrations, the revised edition of this study of the people, and the birds, involved in the saving of this New Zealand parrot

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Marine Reserves for New Zealand

 

Ballantine, Bill

University of Auckland Leigh Marine Laboratory

1991

196

4to

P-B VG

25

With maps and illustrations, advocating strongly for the possibility of, and the need for, marine reserves in New Zealand's waters

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Deep New Zealand  Blue water, black abyss

 

Batson, Peter ; Westerkov, Kim

Canterbury University Press

2003

240

4to

Soft card covers with flaps Near Fine

45

Signed by the author, with maps and illustrations, a wonderfully illustrated study of oceanic life around New Zealand, including marine geology, exploitation and ecology

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Deep New Zealand  Blue water, black abyss

 

Batson, Peter ; Westerkov, Kim

Canterbury University Press

2003

240

4to

Soft card covers with flaps Near Fine

40

With maps and illustrations, a wonderfully illustrated study of oceanic life around New Zealand, including marine geology, exploitation and ecology

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An illustrated guide to New Zealand Hebes

 

Bayly, Michael ; Kellow, Alison

Te Papa Press

2006

xii 388p

4to

Laminated boards  Fine

75

With maps and illustrations, a comprehensive guide to this New Zealand native plant, known for its ecological diversity, a nice creation

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The Grasshoppers of New Zealand

 

Bigelow, RS

University of Canterbury

1967

112 (40 plates)

Large 8vo

D-J  VG - Near Fine

40

Based on a sound taxonomic foundation, the author describes the distribution and habitat preferences of the fifteen then-known species of NZ grasshoppers, and illustrates them with precision and clarity

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Vanishing Ice  an introduction to glaciers

 

Bishop, Graham ; Forsyth, Jane

John McIndoe, NZGS

1988

56

8vo

P-B Fine

20

With map, tables and illustrations, an introduction to glaciers based on a study of the Dart Glacier

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Between the Tides

New Zealand Shore and Estuary life

Bradstock, Mike

David Bateman

1989

158

4to

P-B VG

25

With illustrations and drawings, a useful study of life, both fauna and flora, on New Zealand tidal shores

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Treasuring our Biodiversity

 

Brake, Lucy ; Peart, Raewyn

Environmental Defence Society

2013

xxxii 392p

8vo

P-B Crease back cover  Near Fine

38

With illustrations, a detailed guide to the legal and voluntary tools which are available to protect New Zealand's biodiversity for such as landowners, community groups, local authorities, developers and planners

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New Zealand Medicinal Plants

 

Brooker, SG (et al)

Heinemann

1981

117

Oblong 8vo

D-J (slight fading extremities) Paper over boards, thin line fading base  VG - Near Fine

40

With photographs and paintings, an up-date of the 1961 handbook, examining the New Zealand flora, and reviewing the question of use made by Maori, missionaries, and early settlers of native plants for medicinal purposes

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Vanishing Nature  facing New Zealand's biodiversity crisis

 

Brown, Marie E (et al)

Environmental Defence Society

2015

xii 196p

8vo

P-B Near Fine

42

With illustrations, detailing how New Zealand has reached its present state of biodiversity, then laying the foundation for a new direction in conserving ecosystems and species

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The Secrets of Natural New Zealand

 

Brownlie, Betty ; Lockley, Ronald

Viking, Penguin Books

1987

176

Folio

D-J (fading spine, around rear extremities, in archival plastic)  VG - Near Fine

35

With drawings and paintings, the mystery and beauty of New Zealand's rich variety of flora and fauna in a mixture of habitats, from domestic garden to native forest

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Etienne Raoul and Canterbury Botany 1840-1996

 

Burrows, Colin J (ed)

Canterbury Botanical Society, Manuka Press

1998

130

4to

P-B Near Fine

28

With illustrations, a collection of essays on the role and significance of Etienne Raoul, his 'Choix de Plantes de Nouvelle-Zelande', based on work during his stay in the 1840s in Akaroa as French naval doctor

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Ecosanctuaries  communities building a future for New Zealand's threatened ecologies

 

Campbell-Hunt, Diane and Colin

Otago University Press

2013

292

8vo

P-B Near Fine

30

With illustrations, using a case study of six existing ecosanctuaries, the writers create a guide for communities wishing to set up sanctuaries in their area

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Black Robin Country

The Chatham Islands and its Wildlife

Cemmick, David ; Veitch, Dick

H&S

1985

(frontis) 135p

4to

P-B VG - Near Fine

25

With David Cemmick's illustrations and maps, the story of the desperate fight to save the Chatham Islands' Black Robin, a continuing story

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Kakapo Country

the story of the world's most unusual bird

Cemmick, David ; Veitch, Dick

Hodder&Stoughton

1987

127

4to

P-B Signature inside front cover VG

25

With David Cemmick's illustrations, a study of the kakapo, New Zealand's most endangered bird, and how it may yet be saved

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An Introduction to the Freshwater Crustacea of New Zealand

 

Chapman, MA ; Lewis, MH ; Stout, VM

Collins

1976

(frontis) 261p

4to

D-J (spine faded) VG - Near Fine

35

The first edition of this guide to NZ crustacea, with many illustrations in B-W and colour and line drawings

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Recent Vegetation History on Mana Island: Palynological Investigations

 

Chester, Pamela I

Dept of Conservation

1991

(2p) 46p

4to

P-B, clipped together at spine  Owner's stamp front cover, TP  Near Fine

35

With maps, illustrations and tables (including folding), a study of the vegetation on this island off the Kapiti Coast and a dating of its habitation

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Riccarton Bush

 

Chilton, Charles

Canterbury Publishing Co

1924

38

8vo

Decorated soft card covers  Near Fine

30

The Riccarton bush was a remnant of the original Kahikatea swamp forest that existed before European development in Christchurch; an early attempt at conservation, and to raise money for its preservation, with illustrations

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Early Forestry and Sawmilling in Mid Canterbury

 

Cochrane, Ron

Plain Words

1996

(2p) ii 114p

8vo

P-B  Near Fine

35

Both the history of forestry and sawmilling in this area and some recollections of the author's 56 years in the industry, with illustrations and plans

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Vegetation of New Zealand

 

Cockayne, Leonard

Wilhelm Engelmann

1928 2nd edition rewritten, revised, enlarged  (1921)

xxvi (1p) 456p (87p plates) (3 folding maps)
Green cloth over bevilled boards, gilt titles  Slight rubbing of green colour extremities Red FEs VG

8vo

Green cloth over bevilled boards, gilt titles  Slight rubbing of green colour extremities Red FEs VG

50

With illustrations and maps, volume 14 in the series 'The Vegetation of the Earth', rewritten to take in the areas and plant systems hitherto unexplored by the author

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An Economic Investigation of the Montane Tussock-Grassland of New Zealand (1918-1922)

 

Cockayne, Leonard ; Molloy, BPJ (comp)

QE2 National Trust

2002

178p (2p)

8vo

P-B Near Fine

25

With maps and illustrations, a reprint of this early study of New Zealand's use of tussock

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Titoki Point

 

Collier, Gordon

Moa Beckett

1993

(frontis) 111p (1p)

4to

D-J Near Fine

40

A nice copy of a lovely book and set of gardens at Titoki Point

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New Zealand Stream Invertebrates  ecology and implications for management

 

Collier, Kevin J ; Winterbourn, Michael J (eds)

New Zealand Limnological Society, NIWA

2000

415

8vo

P-B Near Fine

62

With illustrations, a collection of essays providing a comprehensive account of the biology and ecology of invertebrate animals living in New Zealand streams and waterways

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The Forest and Bird Book of Nature Walks (revised edition)

 

Collingwood, David ; Sale, EV ; Wright, Joanna (reviser)

Reed

1992 revised edition

224

8vo

P-B Near Fine

20

With maps and illustrations, a north to south guide to over 150 walks through New Zealand's nature parks

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New Zealand's Forest Treasures

 

Cometti, Ronald

Reed

2002

102

Oblong 4to

P-B VG - Near Fine

32

Illustrated by the author, short studies of aspects of NZ flora and fauna, including endangered and extinct species

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New Zealand Through Time

an illustrated journey through 83 million years of natural history

Cometti, Ronald

New Holland

2008

96

4to

Soft card covers with flaps Near Fine

30

With maps and illustrations, the development of New Zealand from Zelandia, and the changes in geology, flora and fauna

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New Zealand Coastal Marine Invertebrates Vol 1

 

Cook, Steve de C. (ed)

Canterbury University Press

2010

640

4to

Laminated boards  Near Fine

115

With illustrations and drawings, the first volume of an ambitious quest to provide an identification guide to all the invertebrate inhabitants of the New Zealand marine environment

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Aphids of New Zealand

 

Cottier, W

NZDSIR

1953

xi 382p

4to

Green cloth binding, slight bumping top, bottom spine, fore-corners  Name crossed out FFEP  VG

45

With tables, drawings and illustrations, the biology, control and taxonomy of New Zealand aphids

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Tuatara  biology and conservation of a venerable survivor

 

Cree, Alison

Canterbury University Press

2014

583

4to

Laminated boards Near Fine

70

With maps, illustrations and tables, a landmark in tuatara research, the history, the current status and future prospects

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A Directory of Wetlands in New Zealand

 

Cromarty, Pam (comp)

NZDOC

1996

xxii (2p maps) 395p

4to

P-B Near Fine

50

With maps and tables, an important resource to help with the development of an effective conservation programme for New Zealand's wetlands

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A Field Guide to the Native Edible Plants of New Zealand

 

Crowe, Andrew

Penguin

2016

192

Small 8vo

P-B Near Fine

25

With illustrations and drawings, a reprint edition, with updates and corrections, of this very useful guide to anybody outdoors in New Zealand

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Which Seashell?

 

Crowe, Andrew

Penguin

1999

64

8vo

P-B Owner's small stamp TP Near Fine

15

With life-size illustrations, a guide to indentifying New Zealand's seashells quickly

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The Natural History of Southern New Zealand

 

Darby, John (et al, eds)

University of Otago Press, Otago Museum

2006 reprint edition (2003)

(7p) 387p

4to

D-J Paper over boards  Fine

45

With maps, illustrations and figures, 53 authors describe the nature of Southern New Zealand, the land (and its past), the sea, the flora and fauna, and the mammalian effects once humans arrived, a spectacular and wide-ranging work

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The Migrations of Humpback Whales which pass the New Zealand Coast

 

Dawbin, WH

RSNZ

1956

p146-196

8vo

P-B VG

25

Signed and inscribed by the author, reprinted from the Transactions of the RSNZ Vol 84 Pt 1, the migration routes and numbers of humpbacks, at a time while NZ Whaling was still continuing

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Forest Vines to Snow Tussocks

The Story of New Zealand Plants

Dawson, John

VUP

1993 Reprint with corrections (1988)

264

8to

P-B Fine

30

With map and illustrations, a general review of the distinctive features of New Zealand native plants, from dense lowland forest to alpine tundra

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Albatross  their world, their ways

 

De Roy, Tui ; Jones, Mark ; Fitter, Julian

David Bateman

2008

240

4to

D-J Paper over boards  Near Fine

40

With many wonderful and striking images, the lives and habitats of the world's albatrosses, with species profiles and threatened status

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Deep Blue

A South Pacific Odyssey

Doak, Wade

HarperCollins

1996

x 182

4to

D-J Fine

20

Record of a 9-month exploration of the southern Pacific Ocean, from the Auckland to the Solomon Islands

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Ants of New Zealand

 

Don, Warwick

Otago University Press, Otago Museum

2007

239

4to

D-J Fine

65

With maps, drawings and illustrations, a life-time's work on these insects, both endemic and recently introduced, an important work

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Exotic Intruders

The introduction of plants and animals into New Zealand

Druett, Joan

Heinemann

1983

(7p) 291p

4to

D-J (fading spine, in archival plastic) VG - Near Fine

45

With illustrations, a description of the acclimitisation of flora and fauna into New Zealand, and the effect on the country

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The Essential Audrey Eagle  botanical art of New Zealand

 

Eagle, Audrey

Te Papa Press

2013

viii 232p

4to

Soft card covers with flaps Near Fine

30

With over 160 plates, and historical introduction by Patrick Brownsey, New Zealand's most 'loved' native plants, selected from the author's 'Complete Trees and Shrubs of New Zealand'

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Earthquakes

 

Eiby, George A

Heinemann

1980

xii 209p

4to

D-J (strips of fading) Paper over boards  VG - Near Fine

22

With illustrations and figures, a good introduction to the mechanisms, and effects, of earthquakes, in New Zealand and around the world

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The New Zealand Birdwatchers' Book

 

Ellis, Brian

ReedMethuen

1987

viii 247p

Small 8vo

Laminated illustrated cover  Fine

20

With illustrations and drawings, a useful guide to NZ birds for birdwatchers

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'neath the mantle of rangi

Original New Zealand

Enting, Brian

Seven Seas Pub

1976

148

4to

D-J VG - Near Fine

30

NZ's natural environments as they were

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the ancient islands  New Zealand's natural environments

 

Enting, Brian ; Molloy, Les

Port Nicholson Press

1982

160

4to

D-J (slight rubbing extremities, in archival wrapper) Paper over boards VG - Near Fine

35

With many illustrations, a wonderful natural history of New Zealand, the ancient islands that became sanctuaries in their various environments

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A Kea on my Bed

 

Falla, Molly

Collins

1974

40

4to

D-J (slight chips, in archival wrapper) Paper over boards VG

20

With illustrations, the 6-months stay Mr Kea had with the author, becoming part of the family

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New Zealand Insect Pests

 

Ferro, DN (ed)

Lincoln University College of Agriculture

1976

311

8vo

D-J (chips, small piece missing top spine) Black cloth binding, silver titles spine VG

25

A comprehensive reference book on NZ's insect and related pests, with illustrations and biographies of individual pests

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The Biology of Wetas, King Crickets and their allies

 

Field, Laurence H (ed)

CABI Publishing

2001

xx 540p

4to

Laminated boards Fine

250

With maps, tables, figures and illustrations, a compendium of writings on known information concerning Orthoptera, including New Zealand's ancient weta

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Gardening With New Zealand Ferns, Gardening with New Zealand Plants, Shrubs & Trees 2 Vols

 

Fisher, Muriel E ; Satchell, E ; Watkins, Janet

Collins

1985 Revised, expanded edition

2 vols 119p, 308p

4to

P-B in laminated box  Fine

35

With many illustrations, a nice boxed set of these two gardening books using New Zealand natives

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The Concise Natural History of New Zealand

 

Fleet, Harriet

Heinemann

1986

(6p) (1p) 275p

8vo

Laminated boards Fading spine Browning beginning, end VG

20

With maps and illustrations, New Zealand's natural history from the rocky coasts to the highest mountains

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Geology of New Zealand

Contributions to the Geology of the Provinces of Auckland and Nelson

Fleming, CA (trans, ed)

Govt Print

1959

(frontis) xxii (2p) 316p

4to

D-J (fading spine, chips, small pieces missing, in archival wrapper) Signature inside front cover VG

35

With maps, lithos, engravings, a translation of Ferdinand von Hochstetter's original German contribution towards the study of New Zealand landforms

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Spiders of New Zealand

and their worldwide kin

Forster, Ray and Lyn

University of Otago Press, Otago Museum

2005 (1999)

vi (1p) 270p

4to

D-J Fine

80

With many illustrations, maps and drawings, a definitive guide to the spiders of New Zealand, both 'native' and introduced, exploring the anatomy, physiology, behaviour and ecology

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An Open Settlement in Tamaki, Auckland, New Zealand

 

Foster, Russell ; Sewell, Brenda

Dept of Conservation

1988

(frontis) (2p) 71p

4to

P-B Red tape spine, spine stapled  Owner's stamp front cover Near Fine

30

With illustrations, maps, plans and tables, description of the excavations of three sites in Auckland, probably occupied during the 16th century

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Coastal Fishes of New Zealand a diver's identification guide

 

Francis, Malcolm

Heinemann Reed

2001

103

8vo

P-B Owner's small stamp HTP Near Fine

25

With map and illustrations, all the fishes a diver in New Zealand waters is likely to encounter

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Coastal Fishes of New Zealand  an identification guide  Third edition

 

Francis, Malcolm

Reed

2001

103

4to

P-B Owner's small stamp HTP Near Fine

22

With maps and illustrations, a guide for fishers and divers to the 172 species of fish likely to be encountered in New Zealand seawaters

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Beyond the Roaring Forties

New Zealand's Subantarctic Islands

Fraser, Conon

Govt Print

1986

x 213p (1p)

4to

D-J (in archival wrapper) Near Fine

85

With maps and illustrations, a wonderful human and natural history of these islands, the Antipodes, Bounty, Snares, Campbell and Auckland Islands, a lovely copy

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Legends in the Rocks  an outline of New Zealand Geology

 

Gage, Maxwell

Whitcoulls

1980

426

4to

D-J (light fading spine, in archival wrapper) Paper over boards Slight dent top front board  VG

45

With maps and illustrations, still a good guide to New Zealand geology and the shaping of the country

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Working for Wildlife  a history of the New Zealand Wildlife Service

 

Galbreath, Ross

Bridget Williams Books, Historical Branch, DIA

1993

ix 253p

4to

P-B Fading spine  VG

25

With illustrations, a story that began in New Zealand as early as 1860, included acclimitisation and its follow-on effects, and conservation, and the personalities that drove it

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Checklist of New Zealand Lichens

 

Galloway, David J

DSIR

1992

58

4to

P-B VG - Near Fine

25

A checklist and classification of New Zealand lichens till the date of publication

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Ghosts of Gondwana  the history of life in New Zealand

 

Gibbs, George

Craig Potton

2007 Reprint edition (2006)

232

4to

D-J (slight fading spine)  Paper over boards  Near Fine

45

With maps and illustrations, the fascinating story of how life came and went on the islands that became New Zealand

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New Zealand Butterflies

Identification and Natural History

Gibbs, George W

Collins

1980

207

4to

D-J (in archival wrapper) Paper over boards Slight rubbing base Slight foxing top FE Slight signature FEP VG - Near Fine

50

Signed by the author, with maps and illustrations, the author provides both an identification guide and a summary of information known till 1980

5.000000

22.000000

48.000000

53.000000

57.000000

A Flying Start

Commemorating 50 Years of the Ornothological Society of New Zealand 1940-1990

Gill, BJ ; Heather, BD (comps, eds)

Random Century, Ornothological Society of New Zealand

1990

ix 217p

4to

P-B Fading spine Signature FEP  VG

20

With illustrations and tables, the first fifty years of a New Zealand society whose main goal is the promotion and protection of New Zealand's avian life

8.000000

17.000000

31.000000

37.000000

41.000000

New Zealand's Unique Birds

 

Gill, Brian ; Moon, Geoff

Reed

1999

184

Oblong 4to

D-J Near Fine

40

A wonderfully illustrated study of the endemic birds of NZ, both living and extinct, concentrating on those features which make them iteresting, photographed by Geoff Moon

5.000000

20.000000

33.000000

37.000000

38.000000

Rare and Endangered Plants of New Zealand

 

Given, David R

Reed

1981

vi 154p

4to

D-J  VG - Near Fine

25

Illustrated in B-W and colour, an important study of NZ's endangered plants, from mountain to sea

5.000000

16.000000

30.000000

34.000000

34.000000

New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity Vol 2 Kingdom Animalia Chaetognatha, Ecdysozoa, Ichnofossils

 

Gordon, Dennis P (ed)

Canterbury University Press

2010

528

4to

Laminated boards Near Fine

60

With illustrations, drawings, lists and tables, volume two in this review of New Zealand's entire living and fossil biodiversity, endemic and naturalised aliens

8.000000

28.000000

63.000000

85.000000

76.000000

New Zealand Inventory of Biodiversity Vol 3 Kingdoms Bacteria, Protozoa, Chromista, Plantae, Fungi

 

Gordon, Dennis P (ed)

Canterbury University Press

2012

616

4to

Laminated boards Near Fine

60

With illustrations, drawings, lists and tables, volume three in this review of New Zealand's entire living and fossil biodiversity, endemic and naturalised aliens

8.000000

37.000000

67.000000

75.000000

80.000000

A Treasury of New Zealand Fishes

 

Graham, David H

Reed

1974 Reprint edition (1953)

424

4to

D-J (rubbing top spine)  Paper over boards Slight browning FE  VG

25

The Reed Library reprint series, with illustrations, a great source of information about fish in New Zealand waters, including a name list

5.000000

20.000000

37.000000

43.000000

47.000000

A Continent on the Move  New Zealand Geoscience Revealed  2nd edition

 

Graham, Ian J (chief ed)

The Geoscience Society of New Zealand, GNS Science

2015 2nd edition (2008)

ix (1p) 397p (1p)

Oblong 4to

D-J Laminated boards  Near Fine

50

With many illustrations, the revised edition of this celebration of NZ geoscience and geoscientists and an exploration of the dynamic continent of Zealandia

9.000000

35.000000

57.000000

79.000000

83.000000

A Continent on the Move  New Zealand Geoscience into the 21st Century

 

Graham, Ian J (ed)

The Geological Society of New Zealand, GNS Science

2008

x 377p

Oblong 4to

D-J Laminated boards  Fine

75

With many illustrations, both a celebration of NZ geoscience and geoscientists and an exploration of the dynamic continent of Zealandia, a lovely book

9.000000

35.000000

57.000000

79.000000

83.000000

The Restless Land  stories of Tongariro National Park World Heritage Area

 

Greenaway, Rob

DOC, Tongariro Natural History Society

1998

156

8vo

Soft card covers with flaps VG - Near Fine

20

With maps and illustrations, the geology, ecology, recreation and history of this National Park

5.000000

11.000000

22.000000

24.000000

26.000000

Soils of part of the Port Hills and adjacent plains, Canterbury

 

Griffiths, E

DSIR Govt Print

1974

36 (maps end-pocket)

4to

H-B Near Fine

15

A study of the soils in an area south of Christchurch city which was considered a likely area for the growth of the city

5.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

The Geological Map of New Zealand

 

Grindley, GW ; Harrington, HJ ; Wood, BL

NZDSIR

1959

(frontis) viii 111p (7 folding charts-figures in rear pocket)

4to

P-B VG

45

With illustrations and 7 folding charts (structural regions, pre-cretaceous rocks South Island, Mesozoic structure, Late Tertiary-Early Quaternary volcanoes and faults, main active faults, geological map of NZ, cross section chart)

5.000000

16.000000

30.000000

34.000000

34.000000

Tutira

The story of a New Zealand sheep station

Guthrie-Smith, G Herbert

Reed

1969 Fourth edition (1921)

(frontis) xxxi 464p

4to

D-J (light fading spine, tape stain top, bottom fore-edge, in archival plastic)  Cloth binding, gilt titles Light foxing FEs   VG

40

With maps and illustrations, the fourth edition of this classic of New Zealand natural history, with up-dates and corrections on animal and plant nomenclature, better reproduction of the original plates, and a further desription of the 1960s Tutira

8.000000

34.000000

66.000000

76.000000

80.000000

Tutira  The Story of a New Zealand Sheep Station

 

Guthrie-Smith, William Herbert

William Blackwood & Sons

1953 3rd enlarged and corrected edition

xxxi 444p (2 folding maps)

4to

Blue cloth binding, gilt titles, decoration  Slight fading spine Slight foxing FE VG - Near Fine

65

With maps and illustrations, the third edition of this classic of watching the seasons go, and witnessing the changes in the station's ecology, with additional details and up-dated plant nomenclature and bird lists

5.000000

22.000000

46.000000

50.000000

54.000000

The Native Forests of New Zealand

 

Halkett, John

GP Books

1991

149

8vo

P-B VG - Near Fine

25

With maps and illustrations, the history of the growth, the use and the mis-use of New Zealand native forests

5.000000

14.000000

26.000000

29.000000

29.000000

The Little Barrier Island  Hauturu

 

Hamilton, WM

Govt Print, DSIR

1937

87

8vo

Red cloth binding, gilt titles spine  VG - Near Fine

35

With map and illustrations, DSIR Bulletin No 54, an early study of the natural history of this island in the Hauraki Gulf

5.500000

16.000000

30.000000

34.000000

34.000000

The World of Dahlias

 

Hammett, Keith

Reed

1980

xii 132

4to

D-J (fading spine) Near Fine

25

A book which emphasises the truly international nature of dahlia growing, with many B-W and colour illustrations, and drawings of how-to

5.000000

12.000000

19.000000

23.000000

22.000000

An Extraordinary Land  discoveries and mysteries from Wild New Zealand

 

Hayden, Peter ; Morris, Rod

HarperCollins

2013

200

4to

D-J (slight fading top) Paper over boards Near Fine

38

Rod Morris' wonderful wildlife shots mirror underpin Peter Hayden's hopeful text in this review of New Zealand's differences and chances of remaining so

5.000000

18.000000

36.000000

38.000000

40.000000

Wild South's Living Treasures of New Zealand

 

Hayden, Peter ; Morris, Rod

Harper Collins

1995

192

4to

D-J Slight rubbing bottom cover Near Fine

40

Beautifully illustrated, covers from reptiles to insects to birds, showing the unique and the rare

5.000000

18.000000

32.000000

36.000000

37.000000

Natural History, Captive Management and Survival of the New Zealand Brown Teal

A Brown Teal Management Manual

Hayes, F Neil

The Brown Teal Conservation Trust

2002

144

4to

P-B Fine

40

With illustrations, a thorough guide to breeding, raising and releasing the endangered New Zealand Brown Teal

5.000000

18.000000

31.000000

35.000000

37.000000

Trilobites, Dinosaurs and Moa Bones

the story of New Zealand fossils

Hayward, Bruce

The Bush Press

1990

104

8vo

P-B Fading spine  VG

45

With maps and illustrations, a guide to New Zealand fossils and where to find them

5.000000

16.000000

30.000000

37.000000

41.000000

Fifty Years of Bird Study in New Zealand  an Index to Notornis 1939-1989

 

Heather, BD ; Sheehan, PM

Ornithological Society of New Zealand

1990

295

8vo

P-B VG

25

A useful guide to the articles in 50 years of Notornis, an Author's Index, and Subject Index

5.000000

12.000000

24.000000

26.000000

28.000000

Trout Fisheries in New Zealand

their development & management

Hobbs, Derisely F

New Zealand Marine Department

1948

(frontis) (4p) 175p

4to

P-B Fading covers, browning spine Slight foxing EP  VG

25

With maps and illustrations, a study of the acclimitisation and development of trout in New Zealand, and their future management, an unnumbered copy of the first edition of 100 copies

5.000000

16.000000

30.000000

37.000000

40.000000

The Fold of the Land  New Zealand's National Parks from the Air

 

Homer, Lloyd ; Malloy, Les

A&U, DSIR

1989 reprint (1988)

200

Oblong 4to

D-J (slight rubbing base, in archival wrapper)  VG - Near Fine

65

With spectacular illustrations and maps, New Zealand's National Parks till 1988, including the Maritime Parks, a wonderful production

13.000000

30.000000

64.000000

74.000000

77.000000

The Fold of the Land

New Zealand's National Parks from the Air

Homer, Lloyd ; Molloy, Les

A&U, DSIR

1989 reprint edition (1988)

200

Oblong 4to

D-J (in archival plastic)  Paper over boards Near Fine

100

With spectacular illustrations and maps, New Zealand's National Parks till 1988, including the Maritime Parks, a wonderful production, a nice copy of the reprint edition

8.000000

23.000000

51.000000

55.000000

59.000000

The Fold of the Land

New Zealand's National Parks from the Air

Homer, Lloyd ; Molloy, Les

A&U, DSIR

1988

200

Oblong 4to

D-J Near Fine

90

With maps and illustrations, the wonderful landscape of New Zealand's national and maritime parks, a great book

13.000000

30.000000

64.000000

74.000000

77.000000

Reading the Rocks  a guide to geological features of the Wairarapa Coast

 

Homer, Lloyd ; Moore, Phil

Landscape Publications

1989

64p (6 guides in back pocket)

4to

Laminated boards Signature FEP VG - Near Fine

30

With maps and illustrations, a guide for the general reader to this fascinating geological area

5.000000

13.000000

27.000000

30.000000

33.000000

Lava and Strata  a guide to the volcanoes and rock formations of Auckland

 

Homer, Lloyd ; Moore, Phil ; Kermode, Les

Landscape Pubs, IGNS

2000

96p (6 cards in rear pocket)

4to

Laminated boards Near Fine

28

With maps and illustrations, a study of Auckland's geology

5.500000

17.000000

34.000000

36.000000

38.000000

Bee-Culture

 

Hopkins, Isaac

Govt Print

1905

30p (5p plates)

8vo

P-B  Rubbing top, bottom spine  VG

20

With illustrations, one of New Zealand's first descriptions of beekeeping

5.000000

6.000000

17.000000

11.000000

19.000000

Control of Introduced Mammals in New Zealand

 

Howard, Walter E

NZDSIR

1965

95p (1p)

8vo

P-B VG - Near Fine

22

With maps and illustrations, a survey up till 1963 of the mammal pests in New Zealand and their control

5.000000

13.000000

26.000000

28.000000

30.000000

Where Bell-Birds Chime

 

Howes, Edith

W&T

1912

47p (1p)

Small 8vo

Paper wrapper, small piece missing top spine,  bottom fore-corner  Small gift inscription HTP VG

35

With illustrations, the first edition of this 'Dainty Booklet', an extolling of the wonder and beauty of the New Zealand forest, and a mix of the wonder of flora in growth and stories of the birds

5.000000

12.000000

24.000000

26.000000

28.000000

Our Big Blue Backyard  New Zealand's oceans and marine reserves

 

Hunt, Janet

Random House

2014

303p (1p)

4to

Laminated card covers Near Fine

35

With maps and illustrations, New Zealand's marine reserves, from wilderness coasts to city busyness, including the off-shore islands in the far south

5.500000

20.000000

40.000000

44.000000

48.000000

Wetlands of New Zealand  a bitter-sweet story

 

Hunt, Janet

Random House

2007

256

4to

Laminated boards  Near Fine

55

With illustrations, the remaining wetlands of New Zealand, in wilderness and urban area, their flora and fauna, and the threats to them all

9.000000

26.000000

57.000000

65.000000

69.000000

The Natural World of New Zealand

an illustrated encyclopaedia of New Zealand's Natural Heritage

Hutching, Gerard

Viking, Penguin

1998

400

4to

D-J (slight foxing inside)  Paper over boards Slight paper disturbance FEP where owner's plate removed Near Fine

55

With maps, drawings and illustrations, an A-Z of New Zealand's natural history, a lovely book

5.000000

23.000000

48.000000

52.000000

54.000000

Native Orchids of New Zealand

 

Johns, John ; Molloy, Brian

Reed

1983

x (1p) 124p

4to

D-J (fading spine)  Near Fine

65

With many illustrations in B/W and colour, a guide to New Zealand orchids, their cultivation and conservation

5.000000

14.000000

22.000000

26.000000

18.000000

Wildflowers of Central Otago

 

Johnson, Peter

John McIndoe

1986

108

4to

P-B Near Fine

35

With illustrations, a seasonal guide to over 200 species, complete with botanical guide and table

5.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

Pick of the Bunch

New Zealand Wildflowers

Johnson, Peter

Longacre Press

2004 reprint edition (1997)

184

4to

Soft card covers with flaps  Fine

35

With many illustrations, the author's pick of New Zealand wildflowers, from North to South

5.000000

18.000000

32.000000

36.000000

37.000000

Otago Peninsula Plants

 

Johnson, Peter

STOP

2004

94

4to

Spiral bound with plastic cover Tea stain top FE of covers, slight water stain top of some pages VG

25

Signed by the author, an annotated list of vascular plants growing in wild places on the Otago Peninsula, with maps

5.000000

12.000000

24.000000

26.000000

28.000000

New Zealand Lakes

 

Jolly, VH ; Brown, JMA (eds)

Auckland University Press, Oxford University Press

1975

388

4to

Paper over boards Inscription FEP Light foxing EPs  VG

25

With maps and illustrations, a collection of essays from diverse sources about the ecosystems of New Zealand lakes, covering from geomorphology to chemistry and biological features to plant and animal studies

5.000000

20.000000

37.000000

43.000000

47.000000

Inca's Tail  penguin tails below the Beacon

 

Jones, Janice

Author Pub

2000

64

8vo

P-B Crease front fore-corner Light rubbing of colour  on spine VG

22

Inscribed by the author, the inspired story of a yellow-eyed penguin from its home under the lighthouse at Moeraki

3.000000

10.000000

20.000000

22.000000

24.000000

Archaeological Site Stabilisation and Vegetation Management

Case Studies II Auckland, Northland, Otago, Canterbury, Wellington

Jones, Kevin L ; Simpson, Philip G

Dept of Conservation

1995

(2p) 112p

4to

Spiral binding, soft card covers  Owner's stamp front cover, TP  Near Fine

40

With illustrations, maps and drawings, case studies of archaeological sites throughout New Zealand and the vegetation covers recommended for stabilisation

5.000000

12.000000

19.000000

23.000000

22.000000

South East Otago Bush-Clad Lands Assessment

 

Keen, RJ

Dept of Lands and Survey

1980

16p (folding map in end pocket)

4to

Spiral bound, soft card covers  Ex-lib labels, owner's label cover, TP  VG

20

With chart, an assessment of 96, mostly steep hill sites in the Catlins area, with recommendations for preservation

5.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

Immigrant Killers

introduced predators and the conservation of birds in New Zealand

King, Carolyn

OUP

1984

224

8vo

P-B  Fading spine  VG - Near Fine

40

With illustrations, a study of the introduction of mammalian predators and their effect on New Zealand fauna, especially birdlife

5.000000

16.000000

30.000000

34.000000

34.000000

The Handbook of New Zealand Mammals

 

King, Carolyn M ; Barrett, Priscilla

Oxford University Press

1990

xii 600p

8vo

Laminated boards  Fading spine Name crossed-out TP VG

40

With illustrations, maps and tables, the second revised and up-dated edition of this comprehensive reference to all the land-breeding mammals that are or have been resident in New Zealand, including the Ross Dependency

9.000000

21.000000

58.000000

66.000000

70.000000

The Handbook of New Zealand Mammals

 

King, Carolyn M ; Barrett, Priscilla

Oxford University Press

1998 reprint edition (1990)

xii 600p

8vo

P-B Crease spine VG

25

With illustrations, maps and tables, a comprehensive reference to all the land-breeding mammals that are or have been resident in New Zealand, including the Ross Dependency

5.500000

23.000000

48.000000

53.000000

58.000000

The Students Flora of New Zealand

 

Kirk, Thomas

Govt Print

1899

408

4to

H-B VG

45

Still an authoritative work

5.000000

16.000000

30.000000

34.000000

34.000000

Under the Mountain

 

Kleeman, BN ; Dodd, RM

Lucas-Altman

1974

123

4to

D-J (slight repairs) VG

25

A photographic essay about Mt Taranaki (Egmont) and its environment

5.000000

16.000000

30.000000

34.000000

34.000000

New Zealand's Rivers  an environmental history

 

Knight, Catherine

Canterbury University Press

2016

323

8vo

Soft card covers with flaps   Near Fine

30

With maps and illustrations, exploring the relationship between the people of New Zealand and their rivers, between the commercial uses of the water and the on-going need for recreation and enjoyment

6.000000

17.000000

34.000000

36.000000

38.000000

Opal Phytoliths of New Zealand

 

Kondo, Renzo (et al)

Manaaki Whenua Press

1994

85

4to

Laminated boards Near Fine

40

Signed by a co-author, with maps and illustrations, a study of these particles of opal which develop in the tissues of plants and remain in the soil once the plant decays, making them useful to palaooecologists, and archaeologists

5.000000

14.000000

28.000000

30.000000

32.000000

Pastures and Pasture Plants

 

Langer, RHM (ed)

Reed

1977 Revised edition (1973)

xv 430p

8vo

P-B Slight coffee stain base  VG

25

A detailed scientific study on pasture plants, pastures, and the problems associated with the efficient conversion of plants to animal products, with illustrations and tables

5.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

Land Environments of New Zealand  Technical guide

 

Leathwick, John (et al)

Ministry for the Environment

2002

(5p) 237p

8vo

Laminated boards  Owner's details FEP  VG - Near Fine

35

With maps and tables, the working guide for the work 'Land Environments of New Zealand', including worked examples of LENZ applications

8.000000

18.000000

32.000000

36.000000

37.000000

Central Rocks  a guide to the geology and landscapes of Central Otago

 

Lee, Daphne ; Forsyth, Jane

Geological Society of New Zealand

2008

84

8vo

P-B VG

22

With maps and illustrations, a general introduction to the geology of Central Otago, then a series of tours around the district, studying that geology

3.500000

13.000000

26.000000

28.000000

30.000000

The Vulgar Wasp  the story of a ruthless invader and ingenious predator

 

Lester, Phil

Victoria University Press

2018

200

8vo

P-B Near Fine

28

With illustrations, the entertaining story of the common wasp in New Zealand and its impact on New Zealanders and the country's biodiversity

6.000000

15.000000

30.000000

32.000000

34.000000

Strata and Structure in New Zealand

 

Lillie, AR

The Tohunga Press

1980

(errata slip) 441p (map on card inside back cover)

8vo

P-B VG

30

With maps, figures and illustrations, a descriptive summary of the geological strata of New Zealand

5.500000

16.000000

32.000000

34.000000

36.000000

New Zealand Endangered Species    Birds, Bats, reptiles, Freshwater Fishes, Snails and Insects

 

Lockley, Ronald M ; Cusa, Noel W

Cassell

1980

iv 150p

4to

D-J Fine

40

Illustrated by Noel Cusa, an important book for its time, serving as a warning of what could pass unless active conservation practices were undertaken

5.000000

16.000000

30.000000

34.000000

34.000000

The Marine Fauna of New Zealand   Chaetognatha  (Arrow Worms)

 

Lutschinger, Sigrid

NIWA, NZ Oceanographic Institute

1993

61

4to

P-B VG

20

With maps, illustrations and tables, the distribution and taxonomy of 19 species of arrow worms from the New Zealand region

5.000000

14.000000

26.000000

29.000000

29.000000

New Zealand Lichens  checklist, key, and glossary

 

Malcolm, WM ; Galloway, DJ

Museum of New Zealand

1997

192

Oblong 8vo

Spiral binding Card covers VG - Near Fine

35

With illustrations in colour and B/W, New Zealand lichens up till 1997

5.500000

21.000000

42.000000

44.000000

46.000000

New Zealand Alpine Plants

 

Mark, AF ; Adams, Nancy M

Reed Methuen

1986 2nd revision

262p (3p)

Oblong 8vo

P-B Fading spine VG

30

With Nancy Adam's illustrations, the second revised edition of this now classic New Zealand alpine botanical text

5.000000

20.000000

37.000000

43.000000

47.000000

The Ecology of Mustelids in New Zealand

 

Marshall, William H

NZDSIR

1963

31p (1p)

8vo

P-B VG

20

With maps and illustrations, the results of research carried out in 1960 and 1961 on these New Zealand pests, and their then effect upon the wider ecology

4.000000

12.000000

24.000000

26.000000

28.000000

The New Zealand Nature Book 2 Vols The Fauna, The Flora

 

Martin, William

W&T

1929

(frontis) xv 235p (frontis) viii 187p

Small 8vo

Green cloth binding, black titles Vol 1 front board, spine faded  VG

30

With illustrations, an early guide to the native animals and plants of New Zealand, especially for school use, a very good set

5.000000

16.000000

31.000000

35.000000

35.000000

Home Landscaping in New Zealand

 

McDonald, Bryan

Collins

1980

195

Small 4to

D-J Near Fine

25

A design guide, full of practical advice and heavily illustrated

5.000000

14.000000

25.000000

28.000000

28.000000

Trout in New Zealand Waters

The biology and management of trout in New Zealand's lakes and rivers

McDowall, Bob

The Wetland Press

1984

120

8vo

P-B VG

22

With maps and illustrations, a natural history of New Zealand trout, and what makes them 'tick'

5.000000

12.000000

19.000000

23.000000

22.000000

Ikawai  Freshwater fishes in Maori culture and economy

 

McDowall, RM

Canterbury University Press

2011

832

4to

Laminated boards Near Fine

85

With maps and illustrations, a compendium of writing about all that the freshwater fish, and fishing, meant to Maori, and what has happened through the acclimitisation process and change of land and water use in New Zealand

7.000000

39.000000

85.000000

95.000000

105.000000

New Zealand Freshwater Fishes  a guide and natural history

 

McDowall, RM

Heinemann

1978

230

4to

D-J (in archival wrapper)  Paper over boards Light shelf rubbing base  Signature FEP VG

35

With illustrations and drawings, the author's first development of his study of New Zealand's native and introduced freshwater fish

5.000000

21.000000

41.000000

47.000000

50.000000

New Zealand Freshwater Fishes  A natural history and guide

 

McDowall, RM

Heinemann Reed, MAF Publishing Group

1990 Revised edition (1978)

553

4to

Laminated boards  Light fading spine Slight browning top FE  VG

60

With maps and illustrations, the revised edition of this very detailed guide to New Zealand freshwater fishes

8.000000

23.000000

51.000000

55.000000

60.000000

'Galaxias maculatus' (Jenyns), the New Zealand whitebait

 

McDowall, RM (Bob)

New Zealand Marine Dept, Fisheries Research Division

1968

(frontis) 83p (1p)

4to

P-B Signature front cover VG - Near Fine

35

With map and figures, the first comprehensive account of New Zealand whitebait, principally 'Galaxias', its biology and ecology, except for the marine stage, and includes discussion of the maintenance of the fishery

3.000000

12.000000

19.000000

23.000000

22.000000

The Ecology of Whitebait Migrations (Galaxiidae: 'Galaxias' spp.)

 

McDowall, RM (Bob) ; Eldon, GA

New Zealand Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Fisheries Research Division

1980

(frontis) 170p (2p)

4to

P-B VG - Near Fine

48

With maps, figures and tables, the first full study of the migration of the species of 'Galaxid' which form the 'whitebait' caught in New Zealand

5.000000

16.000000

30.000000

34.000000

34.000000

The Galaxiid Fishes of New Zealand

 

McDowell, RM

Harvard University

1970

p341-431

8vo

P-B Signature, rubber stamp front cover  VG

35

With illustrations, maps and figures, part of the author's thesis, a study of the then-14 species of the family Galaxiidae, New Zealand's 'whitebait'

3.000000

14.000000

26.000000

29.000000

29.000000

Archaeology of the Wellington Conservancy: Wairarapa

a study in tectonic archaeology

McFadgen, Bruce

Dept of Conservation

2003

(2p) 94p

4to

P-B Fine

40

With tables, maps and illustrations, the archaeology of this earthquake-struck area, Maori occupation, and cultural and environmental history

5.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

New Zealand's Islands

 

McGeorge, Pamela ; Russell McGeorge

David Bateman

2004

144

Oblong 4to

Soft card covers with flaps  Near Fine

30

With maps and many illustrations, a 'celebration' of New Zealand's many islands, from the far north to the deep south, including the out-liers, a nice creation

5.000000

19.000000

36.000000

41.000000

44.000000

Look to the Rose

A view from NZ

McGredy, Sam ; Blake Joyce

Bateman

1981

112

4to

D-J (slight chip top spine, in protective plastic) Nice owner's stamp FEP VG

25

An authority on the nurturing and creation of rose varieties

5.000000

16.000000

30.000000

34.000000

34.000000

Sand Forests

 

McKelvey, Peter

CUP

1999

168

8vo

P-B Fine

35

With maps, figures and illustrations, an historical perspective of the stabilisation and afforestation of coastal sands in New Zealand

5.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

Eucalypts for New Zealand Farms, Parks and Gardens

 

McWhannell, FB

Paul's Book Arcade

1960

xxi 226p

8vo

D-J (chips, small pieces missing spine) Paper over boards  Inscription FEP Gd-VG

25

With illustrations and drawings, a reference guide to the trees to plant and their siting in a New Zealand context

5.000000

16.000000

30.000000

34.000000

34.000000

Science on Ice  discovering the secrets of Antarctica

 

Meduna, Veronika

Auckland University Press

2012

225

4to

Laminated boards Near Fine

30

With illustrations, a book concerned with the science carried out in the Antarctic region, which allows scientists to ask fundamental questions about life and the world around us

5.500000

22.000000

44.000000

48.000000

52.000000

Poultry for Profit in New Zealand  advice for beginners

 

Merrett, JB

Simpson & Williams

1926

(frontis) 94p (2p)

4to

P-B  VG

30

With illustrations and contemporary advertisements, the second edition of this very useful guide and adviser in its time 'to help prevent the initial mistakes so frequently made when poultry-keeping is resorted to as a means of livelihood'

5.000000

12.000000

19.000000

23.000000

22.000000

New Zealand Native Rock Garden & Alpine Plants

 

Metcalf, Lawrie

Godwit, Random House

2000

126

4to

Soft card covers with flaps  Near Fine

25

With illustrations and drawings, a comprehensive guide to growing NZ rock and alpine plants, with cultivation requirements and detailed descriptions

3.000000

11.000000

22.000000

24.000000

26.000000

The Cultivation of New Zealand Native Grasses Revised edition

 

Metcalf, Lawrie

Godwit, Random House

2008 revised edition (1998)

120

8vo

P-B Near Fine

25

With illustrations, an A-Z guide to New Zealand native grasses, how to cultivate them, and what to associate them with

5.000000

12.000000

24.000000

26.000000

28.000000

Through Trackless Bush  the story of the New Zealand National Forest Survey 1946-1955

 

Millen, Julia

PF Olsen & Co

2000

(4p) 138p

4to

P-B Inscription TP VG - Near Fine

35

With maps and illustrations, a record of the work done over a 10-year period  surveying New Zealand's timber resources, leading to the fast development of exotic forests and a system of classification which led to new maps

5.500000

17.000000

34.000000

36.000000

38.000000

Bibliography of New Zealand Entomology 1775-1952

 

Miller, David

NZDSIR-Cawthorn Institute

1956

xiv 492

4to

Blue cloth binding VG

50

With over 3000 citations, and some annotations, an invaluable guide to the literature relating to NZ insects, including off-shore islands

5.000000

14.000000

26.000000

30.000000

29.000000

New Zealand's Wilderness Heritage

 

Molloy, Les ; Potton, Craig

craig potton publishing

2007

332p (2p)

4to

Boxed (slight fading) Cloth binding  Near Fine

65

A heavily-illustrated discussion of New Zealand's wilderness areas, from the north to the south and down to Antarctica, how to conserve the heritage, and the prospects

9.000000

36.000000

81.000000

92.000000

100.000000

A Field Guide to New Zealand Birds

 

Moon, Geoff

Reed

1992

252p (4p Notes)

8vo

Laminated boards  Near Fine

30

With illustrations for each species, a guide to all the birds found on mainland New Zealand

5.000000

16.000000

30.000000

34.000000

34.000000

Plants of the New Zealand coast

 

Moore, Lucy B ; Adams, Nancy M

Paul's Book Arcade

1963

113

8vo

D-J (slight chips, price-clipped) Paper over boards VG

22

With illustrations by Nancy Adams, a useful introduction to the more common New Zealand sea-shore plants, especially seaweeds

5.000000

14.000000

26.000000

29.000000

29.000000

The Oxford Book of New Zealand Plants

 

Moore, Lucy B ; Irwin, J Bruce

OUP

1978

xxii 234p

4to

D-J (chips spine, small piece missing base front, back, in archival plastic)  Signature FEP Slight foxing HTP VG - Near Fine

45

Signed by the illustrator, 400 native species illustrated and described, with the emphasis on enabling the reader to classify specimens into Families and broader groups

5.000000

22.000000

41.000000

47.000000

49.000000

Wild South

Saving NZ's Endangered Birds

Morris, Rod ; Smith, Hal

Century Hutchinson

1988

234

4to

D-J Near Fine

37

A blend of biography, science and adventure, dealing with the thirty percent of NZ's birds which are endangered, with many wonderful photographs

5.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

Seashore Ecology of New Zealand and the Pacific

 

Morton, John

David Bateman

2004

504

4to

D-J Fine

80

With drawings, maps and illustrations, the sequel to his earlier 'The New Zealand Sea Shore', but concentrating on the hard shores and reaching out to the South Pacific

5.000000

28.000000

61.000000

69.000000

74.000000

A Natural History of Auckland

 

Morton, John (ed)

Bateman

1993

viii 131

Oblong 4to

D-J Fine

38

A number of experts in their fields combine to discuss in detail the natural habitats that make up the Auckland area, covering from the geological history to the forest to the rocky shores and everything in between. With many illustrations and over 20 pai

5.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

Ajax the Kea Dog

 

Mosen, Corey

Allen & Unwin

2018

256

8vo

Soft card covers with flaps  Near Fine

32

With illustrations, the tale of a special dog, specially trained to sniff out the nests of kea in their hideaways in the South Island high country

5.500000

17.000000

34.000000

36.000000

38.000000

Safeguarding our Oceans  strengthening marine protection in New Zealand

 

Mulcahy, Kate ; Peart, Raewyn ; Bull, Abbie

Environmental Defence Society

2012

xvi 380p

8vo

P-B Near Fine

40

With maps and illustrations, a report that reviews New Zealand's current marine protection framework and measures it against overseas best-practice

5.000000

18.000000

33.000000

39.000000

43.000000

Handbook of Gardening for New Zealand

 

Murphy, Michael

W&T

1895 3rd Enl (1885)

xi 240p

Small 8vo

Decorated tan cloth binding, black titles and decorations  Browning EPs  Slight browning FEs  VG

25

A work designed to be as practicable as possible so that even the inexperienced gardener can work in the various departments of the garden, including such things as beekeeping

5.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

New Zealand Seaweeds  an illustrated guide

 

Nelson, Wendy

Te Papa Press

2013

328

8vo

P-B Near Fine

62

With map and illustrations, an up-to-date guide to New Zealand seaweeds, with order, family, and description

5.000000

20.000000

37.000000

43.000000

47.000000

Common Names of Plants in New Zealand

 

Nicol, ER (comp)

Manaaki Whenua Press

1997

115

4to

P-B  VG

32

An informative compilation of over 6500 names for cultivated and wild plants found in NZ

5.000000

12.000000

19.000000

23.000000

22.000000

Strain Accumulation and Episodicity of Fault Movements in Otago

 

Norris, Richard J ; Nicolls, Ross

EQC

2004

iii (3p) 146p

4to

Spiral bound  Plastic cover  VG

40

With maps and figures, a study of fault movement among a number of parallel reverse faults in Central and East Otago

5.000000

16.000000

30.000000

34.000000

34.000000

Mavora

development of a planning process for reconciliation of interests in wilderness

O'Connor, KF (et al)

Centre for Resource Management, Tussock Grasslands and Mountain Lands Institute

1982

199p (xlv)

8vo

P-B VG

35

With maps, illustrations and figures, a report on the various, and conflicting, uses of this wilderness area in the South Island, an important study

5.000000

16.000000

30.000000

37.000000

41.000000

Lake Ellesmere: A Wildlife Habitat of International Importance

 

O'Donnell, Colin FJ

NZ Wildlife Service, DIA

1985

219

4to

P-B with cloth spine VG - Near Fine

28

With illustrations and tables, a report highlighting the importance of this North Canterbury wetland area as an on-going wildlife natural resource

5.000000

16.000000

33.000000

36.000000

38.000000

The Moas of New Zealand and Australia

 

Oliver, WRB

Dominion Museum

1949

6p 205p (1p)

8vo

P-B Near Fine

45

With illustrations, drawings and tables, a history of Moa bone discovery, their structure and habits, and the various genera

5.000000

18.000000

32.000000

36.000000

37.000000

Common Weeds in New Zealand

 

Parham, BEV ; Healy, AJ

Govt Print

1981 Revised edition (1976)

172p (1p) (3p Notes)

8vo

P-B  VG

24

The revised edition of this guide to the identification of NZ weeds with a section on noxious plants

5.000000

12.000000

19.000000

23.000000

22.000000

Nga Uruora  The Groves of Life

Ecology & History in a New Zealand Landscape

Park, Geoff

VUP

1996 Reprint edition (1995)

376

8vo

Soft card covers with flaps VG

40

With illustrations and maps, the transformation of New Zealand's lowland forests through human history, an important work on New Zealand's eco-systems

5.000000

19.000000

35.000000

40.000000

43.000000

The Geology of New Zealand

an introduction to the historical, structural, and economic geology

Park, James

W&T

1910

(frontis) xx 488p (folding map)

8vo

Red cloth binding, gilt titles  Fading spine  Owner's name stamp FEP, TP  VG

65

With maps, figures and illustrations, the first connected outline of the general geology of New Zealand, including discussion of the Tarawera Eruption

5.000000

20.000000

33.000000

37.000000

38.000000

Wildlife and Wildlife Habitat of Hawke's Bay Rivers

 

Parrish, GR

Dept of Conservation

1988

(2p) 42p

4to

Stapled card covers, red tape spine Library stamp cover, TP, with owner's stamp  Library details inside  VG

25

With map and tables, conservation values of Hawke's Bay rivers, and wildlife and river management

5.000000

12.000000

19.000000

23.000000

22.000000

Current Names for Wild Plants in New Zealand

 

Parsons, Murray J (et al)

Manaaki Whenua Press

1998

206

4to

P-B VG

36

A list of botanical names in current use for wild plants in NZ as used by the Plant Herbarium at Landcare Research in Lincoln, Canterbury, a useful complement to the 'Flora of NZ' series

5.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

New Zealand Fishes  an identification guide

 

Paul, Larry J

Reed Methuen

1986

viii 184p

4to

Laminated boards  Slight foxing HTP  Near Fine

35

With illustrations and line drawings, a guide to those New Zealand fish species of greatest interest to sport or recreational fishermen, including shell fish and crustaceans, like rock lobsters and squid

5.000000

15.000000

30.000000

32.000000

34.000000

New Zealand Fish  a complete guide

 

Paulin, Chris (et al)

Te Papa Press

2001 Reprint edition (1989)

xiv 279p

4to

P-B Near Fine

45

With illustrations and drawings, the reprint edition of this authoritative guide based on the collection of NZ fish at Te Papa

5.000000

20.000000

37.000000

42.000000

45.000000

The Rockpool Fishes of New Zealand

Te Ika Aaria O Aotearoa

Paulin, Chris ; Roberts, Clive

Museum of New Zealand

1992

xii 177

4to

D-J Fine

32

Detailed information on identification and distribution of intertidal fish species

5.000000

16.000000

30.000000

34.000000

34.000000

Voices from the Sea  managing New Zealand's fisheries

 

Peart, Raewyn

Environmental Defence Society

2018

xiv 168p

Oblong 8vo

P-B Near Fine

25

With illustrations, a report on the Quota Management System of New Zealand's fisheries, evaluating the extent to which current approaches are sufficient to suppost thriving fisheries and communities, supported by healthy marine ecosystems

6.000000

17.000000

34.000000

36.000000

38.000000

Castles in the Sand  what's happening to the New Zealand Coast?

 

Peart, Raewyn

Craig Potton Publishing, The Environmental Defence Society

2009

276

4to

P-B Slight marks FE VG - Near Fine

25

With maps and illustrations, a timely evaluation of the New Zealand coastline, what it means to New Zealanders and what we need to do to care for it for future generations

5.000000

17.000000

34.000000

36.000000

38.000000

Dolphins of Aotearoa  Living with New Zealand Dolphins

 

Peart, Raewyn

Craig Potton Publishing, The Environmental Defence Society

2013

307

4to

D-J Laminated boards Near Fine

35

With illustrations, the dolphins around New Zealand, how humans affect them, the work humans must do to save them

5.000000

30.000000

64.000000

74.000000

77.000000

Rivers Rare  the first 25 years of Project River Recovery

 

Peat, Neville

Project River Recovery

2016

88

8vo

P-B Near Fine

30

Signed by the author, with illustrations, the work of the Project River Recovery in the MacKenzie Country and the braided rivers of the Waitaki Basin

5.500000

13.000000

26.000000

28.000000

30.000000

Kiwi

New Zealand's Remarkable Bird

Peat, Neville

Godwit

1999

72

Oblong 8vo

D-J Laminated boards Fading Fes Near Fine

22

Author signed, a heavily-illustrated popular guide to the kiwi, its habits and its environment and conservation

5.000000

12.000000

19.000000

23.000000

22.000000

The Falcon and the Lark

A New Zealand high country journal

Peat, Neville

John McIndoe

1992

143

8vo

P-B Slight name covered over VG - Near Fine

45

Signed by the author, the first of the Lark trilogy, the author explores his own roots whilst developing the narrative of a Lark character, as free as the falcon in the high country

3.000000

12.000000

19.000000

23.000000

22.000000

Forever the Forest

 

Peat, Neville

H&S

1987

92

4to

P-B VG - Near Fine

30

Signed by the author, a homage to the forest of the West Coast and its survival, with many illustrations

5.000000

12.000000

19.000000

23.000000

22.000000

Coasting

The Sea Lion and the Lark

Peat, Neville

Longacre Press

2001

183

8vo

P-B Fine

35

Signed by the author, the second of the author's creation, the 'Lark', a free-spirit and his relationships with his environment, here with a sea lion

5.000000

12.000000

19.000000

23.000000

22.000000

Forever the Forest

a West Coast story

Peat, Neville

H&S

1987

92

4to

P-B Fading spine  VG

30

Signed by the author, his paen to the wild West Coast, but still in need of protection, with map and illustrations

5.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

High Country Lark  an invitation to Paradise

 

Peat, Neville

Longacre Press

2008

199

8vo

Soft card covers with flaps  Fine

35

Signed by the author, with many illustrations, meetings with the 'Lark' in Paradise, behind Glenorchy, Lake Wakatipu, the third of the Lark series, and a tale of out-in-beyond living

5.000000

16.000000

30.000000

34.000000

34.000000

Land Aspiring the story of Mount Aspiring National Park

 

Peat, Neville

Dept of Conservation

1994

120

8vo

P-B VG

25

Signed by the author, with maps and illustrations, the natural and human history of this West Coast National Park

3.000000

12.000000

24.000000

26.000000

28.000000

Wild Fiordland

Discovering the natural history of a World Heritage area

Peat, Neville ; Patrick, Brian

University of Otago Press

2005 (1996)

143

4to

P-B Near Fine

25

Signed by the author, part of the 'Wild Otago' series, studying the flora and fauna of Fiordland, with many illustrations

5.000000

14.000000

28.000000

30.000000

32.000000

Wild Dunedin

enjoying the natural history of New Zealand's wildlife capital

Peat, Neville ; Patrick, Brian

University of Otago Press

1995

144

8vo

Laminated boards Near Fine

30

Signed by both authors, a natural history tour of the Dunedin wider region, from the Otago Harbour volcano to the Rock and Pillar Scenic Reserve, with maps and illustrations

5.000000

13.000000

26.000000

28.000000

30.000000

Wild Dunedin

enjoying the natural history of New Zealand's wildlife capital

Peat, Neville ; Patrick, Brian

University of Otago Press

2002

144

8vo

P-B Near Fine

25

Signed by the author, a natural history tour of the Dunedin wider region, from the Otago Harbour volcano to the Rock and Pillar Scenic Reserve, with maps and illustrations, a new edition

5.500000

13.000000

26.000000

28.000000

30.000000

Wild Rivers

Discovering the natural history of the Central South Island

Peat, Neville ; Patrick, Brian

University of Otago Press

2001

142

4to

P-B Fine

28

Signed by the author, an illustrated guide to the braided rivers stretching from the Southern Alps through the Mackenzie Basin to the Pacific Ocean, and the hugely varied natural environment

5.000000

17.000000

30.000000

34.000000

35.000000

Wild Central

Discovering the natural history of Central Otago

Peat, Neville ; Patrick, Brian

University of Otago Press

1999

143

4to

P-B Signature TP  Near Fine

30

Signed by the author, a tour through the history of Central Otago geology, flora and fauna, with many stunning illustrations

5.000000

16.000000

30.000000

34.000000

34.000000

Blue Penguins (Eudyptula minor) at Taiaroa Head and the Otago Peninsula 1993-95

 

Perriman, Lyndon

DOC

1997

22

4to

P-B Near Fine

22

With maps and tables, two years of surveying the birth pattern of blue penguins

3.000000

10.000000

20.000000

22.000000

24.000000

Catchment Control in New Zealand

 

Poole, AL

National Water and Soil Conservation Organisation

1983

184p (1p)

4to

P-B VG - Near Fine

35

With maps and illustrations, river and soil erosion control and water management in New Zealand

5.000000

14.000000

28.000000

30.000000

32.000000

Waders in New Zealand

 

Power, Elaine

Collins

1971

42 (1p ads)

4to

D-J Slight foxing Cover FEs  VG

15

21 plates painted by the author

5.000000

12.000000

19.000000

23.000000

22.000000

Marine Conservation

 

Probert, P Keith

Cambridge University Press

2017

x (1p) 508p

4to

P-B Near Fine

75

With maps and figures, a comprehensive account of marine conservation, covering conservation issues pertinent to major groups of marine organisms, key habitats, and local and regional to international initiatives in marine conservation

5.500000

20.000000

43.000000

48.000000

53.000000

Lake Monk Expedition  an ecological survey in Southern Fiordland

 

Riney, T (et al)

NZDSIR

1959

74p (1p)

8vo

P-B Signature TP VG - Near Fine

28

With maps, illustrations and tables, a report of this 1957 expedition into Southern Fiordland, including a study of the interaction between deer and vegetation

3.000000

10.000000

20.000000

22.000000

24.000000

New Zealand Amphibians and Reptiles

 

Robb, Joan

Collins

1986 revised edition (1980)

128

4to

P-B (fading spine) Short inscription FEP VG - Near Fine

25

With maps and illustrations, the revised edition of this description of New Zealand's native and introduced frogs and lizards

6.000000

18.000000

36.000000

38.000000

40.000000

Atlas of Bird Distribution in New Zealand 1999-2004

 

Robertson, CJR (et al)

The Ornithological Society of New Zealand

2007

x 533p (with grid reference bookmark at end)

4to

Laminated boards  Near Fine

70

With maps and tables, an essential tool on New Zealand birds for researchers and those interested in birds alike, including recording changes in New Zealand bird distribution

9.000000

40.000000

72.000000

80.000000

88.000000

Wader Studies in New Zealand

a tribute to Richard B Sibson and Barrie D Heather

Robertson, Hugh A (ed)

Ornithological Society of New Zealand

1999

vi 242p

8vo

P-B Near Fine

22

With maps, tables and illustrations, a collection of pieces on wading birds in New Zealand waters

5.000000

16.000000

30.000000

37.000000

41.000000

Biology of the Seal

Proceedings of a Symposium held in Guelph 14-17 August 1972

Ronald, K ; Mansfield, AW (eds)

Conseil International Pour L'Exploration de la Mer

1975

557

4to

P-B Research library stamps cover, TP, verso TP VG

65

With figures and illustrations, papers dealing with the evolution, functional anatomy, behaviour, population dynamics, care and management, ecology and physiology of the world's seals in the 1970s

5.000000

25.000000

53.000000

58.000000

63.000000

A Handbook of the New Zealand Mosses

 

Sainsbury, George OK

RSNZ

1955

490

8vo

P-B VG

35

Illustrated by Nancy Adams,  with glossary

5.000000

18.000000

32.000000

36.000000

37.000000

Native New Zealand Flowering Plants

 

Salmon, John T

Reed

1991

viii (2p) 254p

4to

Laminated boards  Light fading spine  Near Fine

40

With maps and many illustrations, a comprehensive guide to the over 600 species of flowering plants in New Zealand, both endemic and imported

8.000000

20.000000

37.000000

42.000000

45.000000

The Native Trees of New Zealand

 

Salmon, John T

Reed

1980

384

4to

D-J (slight fading spine) Slight tape stain FEs  Near Fine

58

With over 1500 photographs, still an essential reference for the study of the more than 220 species of indigenous New Zealand trees

9.000000

30.000000

64.000000

74.000000

77.000000

The Reed Field Guide to New Zealand Trees

 

Salmon, JT

Reed

2001 reprint edition

228

8vo

Laminated boards Fading spine Near Fine

15

With many illustrations, a ready-reference to the trees of New Zealand's three main islands

5.000000

15.000000

30.000000

33.000000

37.000000

The Tuatara, Lizards and Frogs of New Zealand

 

Sharell, Richard

Collins

1966

94

4to

D-J (price clipped, light browning spine) VG

20

With maps, drawings and illustrations, an introduction to the reptiles and amphibians of New Zealand

5.000000

16.000000

30.000000

35.000000

38.000000

Bibliography for Te Urewera National Park

 

Shaw, WB (et al)

Dept of Conservation

1991

(1p) 91p

4to

Spiral bound, soft card covers  Ex-lib stamps, owner's stamp cover, TP  VG

20

A Bibliography covering natural history, history, topography, climate and facilities, very useful

5.000000

12.000000

19.000000

23.000000

22.000000

Pohutukawa & Rata   New Zealand's Iron-Hearted Trees

 

Simpson, Philip

Te Papa Press

2006 Reprint edition (2005)

xii 346p

4to

Soft card covers with flaps  Small chip in back cover VG - Near Fine

50

With maps and illustrations, a natural and human history of these two iconic New Zealand native trees

5.000000

30.000000

63.000000

72.000000

76.000000

Native By Design  landscape design with New Zealand plants

 

Spellerberg, Ian ; Frey, Michelle (eds)

Canterbury University Press

2012 Reprint edition (2011)

287p (2p)

Oblong 4to

P-B Near Fine

35

With many illustrations, a compilation of pieces by 20 of New Zealand's top landscape designers/artists/arc hitects on the use of New Zealand native plants in their work

5.000000

25.000000

50.000000

55.000000

60.000000

Going Native  making use of New Zealand plants

 

Spellerberg, Ian ; Given, David (eds)

Canterbury University Press

2004

255

8vo

P-B Slight watermark back cover fore-corner  VG

25

With many illustrations, a collection of articles that create a pool of knowledge about New Zealand native plants, from use to conservation to propogation to NZ's plant diversity and the sustainability of NZ land use

5.000000

18.000000

33.000000

39.000000

43.000000

Moa Sightings 3 Vols

 

Spittle, Bruce

Paua Press Ltd

2010

xvi 415p xvii-xxxiii, x 422p xi-xxvii, xii 416p xiii-xxix

4to

D-J Laminated boards  Near Fine

150

Signed by the author, a comprehensive investigation of all the moa 'sightings' made in New Zealand, with maps and illustrations, many from the areas in which the 'sightings' took place

12.000000

40.000000

92.000000

102.000000

115.000000

Moa Sightings 3 Vols

 

Spittle, Bruce

Paua Press Ltd

2010

xvi 415p xvii-xxxiii, x 422p xi-xxvii, xii 416p xiii-xxix

4to

D-J Laminated boards  Near Fine

125

A comprehensive investigation of all the moa 'sightings' made in New Zealand, with maps and illustrations, many from the areas in which the 'sightings' took place

12.000000

40.000000

92.000000

102.000000

115.000000

On Shaky Ground

a geological guide to the Wellington metropolitan region

Stevens, Graeme

Geological Society of New Zealand

1991

112

4to

P-B  VG - Near Fine

25

With maps and illustrations, a study underlining the faulted landscape under Wellington city and its district

3.000000

16.000000

30.000000

34.000000

34.000000

The Hunters  the precarious lives of New Zealand's birds of prey

 

Stewart, Debbie ; McCloy, Nicola

Penguin Random House

2018

237p (2p)

4to

Soft card covers with flaps Near Fine

40

With illustrations, the stories of New Zealand birds of prey and the work of Wingspan in helping to preserve them

5.500000

19.000000

38.000000

40.000000

42.000000

Tree Farms and the New Zealand Landscape

 

Stockley, G

Nth Southland FFA

1973

220

8vo

D-J VG

20

Propagation, production, planting on NZ farms

5.000000

12.000000

19.000000

23.000000

22.000000

The Geology of New Zealand 2 vols

 

Suggate, RP (et al, eds)

Govt Print

1978

xx 343p (1p) (2 folding maps) ; xx 345-819p (1p)

4to

D-J Cloth binding, gilt titles Owner's stamp covered HTP both volumes VG - Near Fine

60

With maps and illustrations, still a ground work on New Zealand geology

9.000000

46.000000

103.000000

115.000000

128.000000

Manual of the New Zealand Mollusca and Atlas of plates (2 vols)

 

Suter, Henry

Govt Print

1913-15

xxiii 1120p ; 72p plates + letterpress on interleaves

8vo

Both vols green cloth binding, gilt titles  Rubbing spine, with call numbers Light wear fore-corners Ex-lib stamps beginning and end  VG inside

80

With 72 plates in the Atlas, a tidy ex-library set of this second 'catalogue' of New Zealand molluscs

8.000000

37.000000

67.000000

75.000000

82.000000

Manual of the New Zealand Mollusca  Atlas of Plates

 

Suter, Henry

Govt Print

1915

(2p) 72 plates (title and descriptive leaf to each)

4to

Green cloth binding, gilt titles  Slight mark front board Signature FEP  VG - Near Fine

100

A nice copy of the atlas

5.000000

22.000000

50.000000

53.000000

57.000000

The Archaeology of Pouerua

 

Sutton, Douglas (et al, eds)

AUP

2003

ix (1p map) 262p

4to

P-B Crease in middle, putting slight bend through middle of book  Otherwise VG - Near Fine

35

With maps, figures, tables and illustrations, the detailed study of an inland Bay of Islands pa site, examining the Maori archaeological landscape

5.000000

16.000000

30.000000

34.000000

34.000000

Keeping Faith with Fin and Feather

People and Imperatives in Wildlife Management

Sutton, Roger

Author Pub, Craig Pub

2002

179p (1p)

8vo

P-B Slight fading spine Creases front cover VG - Near Fine

30

With illustrations, the conservation life and experiences of this third generation Southlander, with lessons on how to fight for the conservation of the Southland environment

5.000000

18.000000

32.000000

36.000000

37.000000

Ways to the Wilderness

 

Temple, Philip

Whitcoulls

1980 (1977)

168

4to

D-J (fading spine) Slight mark FE VG

35

Great New Zealand walking tracks, with description and wonderful photographs, including the Milford Track, 'The Greatest Walk in the World'

5.000000

16.000000

30.000000

34.000000

34.000000

Introductory Class-Book of Botany

for use in New Zealand Schools

Thomson, George M

Govt Print

1906

vi (errata slip tipped in) 169p

8vo

Green cloth binding, gilt titles, blind rules  Slight browning FEs  Near Fine

25

With illustrations, a teaching manual in two parts, the structures and classification of plants, a nice copy

5.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

Whales and Dolphins of Aotearoa New Zealand

 

Todd, Barbara

Te Papa Press

2014

xi (1p) 292p

4to

Soft card covers with flaps Near Fine

45

With illustrations, a natural and human history of cetaceans around New Zealand

6.000000

24.000000

50.000000

55.000000

60.000000

Botanic Gardens and Parks in New Zealand

 

Tritenbach, Paul

Excellence Press

1987

144

4to

P-B VG

20

From Albert Park in Auckland to Queen's Park in Invercargill; how they evolved 'from nothing' with many historical photographs

5.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

The Hoiho  New Zealand's Yellow-Eyed Penguin

 

Vernon, Adele ; Schneider, Dean

H&S

1993

(frontis) 44p

Oblong 8vo

D-J Laminated boards Near Fine

25

With illustrations, an account of the secretive lifestyle of the yellow-eyed penguin, the rarest penguin in the world, and human attempts to save it

5.000000

13.000000

27.000000

30.000000

33.000000

The Hoiho  New Zealand's Yellow-Eyed Penguin

 

Vernon, Adele ; Schneider, Dean

H&S

1993

(frontis) 44p

Oblong 8vo

P-B Fine

15

With illustrations, an account of the secretive lifestyle of the yellow-eyed penguin, the rarest penguin in the world, and human attempts to save it

5.000000

12.000000

19.000000

23.000000

22.000000

Inland Waters of New Zealand

 

Viner, AB (ed)

DSIR

1987

ix 494p

4to

Paper over boards  Signature FEP VG

35

With maps, tables and illustrations, a detailed study of New Zealand's inland water resources, including lakes and rivers, their history and future

6.000000

24.000000

48.000000

52.000000

56.000000

Love them or lose them  Palm Forests of Pitt Island and their wildlife

 

Walls, Geoff (et al)

Dept of Conservation

2000

52

4to

P-B Near Fine

25

With maps and illustrations, the results of study and consultation on the forest remnants in the Pitt Island  Scenic Reserve, and their warnings for the future

3.000000

10.000000

20.000000

22.000000

24.000000

Seeds of New Zealand  Gymnosperms and dicotyledons

 

Webb, Colin J ; Simpson, Margaret JA

Manuka Press

2001

428

4to

Laminated boards Slight dent FE Near Fine

85

With illustrations, including 94 plant families and 255 genera, a comprehensive account of the seeds and other persistent parts of fruits for New Zealand gymnosperms and dicotyledons

6.000000

29.000000

65.000000

72.000000

77.000000

The Sheep  Health, Disease & Production  2nd edition

 

West,DM ; Bruere, AN ; Ridler, AL

Veterinary Continuing Education Massey University

2002

iv 446p

4to

P-B VG - Near Fine

60

With illustrations, a complete reference to the various aspects of sheep health and raising

5.000000

22.000000

46.000000

51.000000

55.000000

Birds of Campbell Island

 

Westerkov, Kaj

NZDIA

1960

82p (1p)

8vo

Card covers, signatures front cover Near Fine

25

With maps and illustrations, a history of researches on Campbell Island, and the results of the author's own investigations in 1958

5.500000

15.000000

30.000000

32.000000

34.000000

Birds of Campbell Island

 

Westerkov, Kaj

NZDIA

1960

82p (1p)

8vo

Card covers with cloth spine Slight writing, signature top front board Near Fine

25

With maps and illustrations, the records of historic visitors to the islands and the more recent work of the 1958 expedition the author was included in

6.000000

16.000000

32.000000

34.000000

36.000000

History of Discovery and Taxonomic Status of the Royal Albatross

 

Westerkov, Kaj

NZDIA

1961

p153-170

4to

P-B Slight writing cover VG

15

With illustrations, reprinted from 'The Emu' 61 #3 December 1961

4.000000

10.000000

20.000000

22.000000

24.000000

Reading the Rocks  animals and plants in prehistoric Australia and New Zealand

 

White, Mary E

Kangaroo Books

1999

256

4to

D-J Paper over boards Near Fine

50

With maps and illustrations, the evolution of the land and life of Australia and New Zealand from prehistoric times

5.000000

21.000000

42.000000

46.000000

50.000000

Molluscs from the Bay of Plenty

 

Williams, E Gordon ; Grimmond, NM (ed)

Author Pub

1964

(frontis) 41p

8vo

Green cloth binding with black cloth fore-edge, gilt titles  Plastic wrap with flaps Near Fine

28

With drawings, the author's researches over many years until his death, covering the mollusca he recorded from the gut of fish caught in the Bay of Plenty, limited edition 353/500

5.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

The Shag Menace  a book for anglers

 

Williams, Henry George

Author Pub

1945

(frontis) 94p

Small 8vo

D-J (chips, in archival wrapper)  VG - Near Fine

30

With illustrations, the author's researches on the shag population in New Zealand and their threat to fishermen

5.000000

12.000000

19.000000

23.000000

22.000000

A Celebration of Kakapo  Notornis 53 Pt 1

 

Williams, Murray (ed)

Ornithological Soc of NZ

2006

viii 197p

8vo

P-B Near Fine

30

With maps, illustrations and tables, an important contribution to the study of kakapo (strigops habroptilus), from rearing them to saving them

5.000000

13.000000

27.000000

30.000000

33.000000

Natural History of Banks Peninsula

 

Wilson, Hugh

Canterbury University Press

2009

144

8vo

P-B Near Fine

25

With maps, illustrations and tables, a history of what happened to the landscape of Banks Peninsula and an up-to-date summary of that landscape, vegetation and wildlife

4.000000

13.000000

26.000000

28.000000

30.000000

The Natural History of Canterbury 3rd edition

 

Winterbourn, Michael (et al, eds)

Canterbury University Press

2008

923

4to

Boxed (slight rubbing) Laminated boards, fading spine  Near Fine

70

With maps and illustrations, the third, very-expanded edition of this title, covering the natural history in great detail, and discussing the future prospects for ecological restoration and conservation

12.000000

39.000000

86.000000

95.000000

105.000000

Moa  the dramatic story of the discovery of a giant bird

 

Wolfe, Richard

Penguin

2003

249

8vo

P-B Owner's plate removed from inside front cover with slight paper loss  VG

20

With illustrations, the story of the discovery of moa bones, their 'identification' in 1839 and the disputed claims of the 19th century

5.000000

13.000000

21.000000

25.000000

25.000000

The Lost World of the Moa   Prehistoric Life of New Zealand

 

Worthy, Trevor H ; Holdaway, Richard N

Indiana University Press

2002

xxxiii 718p (1p)

4to

D-J (in archival wrapper) Cloth binding Signature FEP VG - Near Fine

230

With maps and illustrations, a documentation of all current (2002) information about moas and the world in which they lived, separated off for so many millenia in New Zealand

5.500000

25.000000

57.000000

63.000000

68.000000

Rivers  New Zealand's shared legacy

 

Young, David ; Young, Aliscia

Random House

2013

319

4to

Laminated boards Slight dint top FE  Near Fine

40

With maps and illustrations, the author discusses 11 New Zealand rivers, including the biggest, the Waikato and the Clutha, their history and what they have come to represent to New Zealand

6.000000

25.000000

52.000000

56.000000

60.000000

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