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  • BIOGRAPHY
Antique Myself cover imageAntique MyselfNZ $20.00
R.G. Bell

An engaging trade memoir, legendary Christchurch dealer/auctioneer.


Ann-tiques Gallery, year: 1980, Softback, 134 pages. This book is in Biography section, South Island category

The life and times of Sir Julius von Haast cover imageThe life and times of Sir Julius von HaastNZ $150.00
explorer, geologist, museum builder.
H.F. von Haast

Exhaustive biog by son. Folding maps. Hilda Wiseman designed bookplate of John Seabrook, RFC, RAF.

Good sound copy.


The author, year: 1948, Hardback. This book is in Biography section

Mettle & Mines cover imageMettle & MinesNZ $40.00
The life and times of colonial geologist Edward Heydelbach Davis.
Mike Johnston

Thames-Coromandel, Taranaki, Nelson, Golden Bay, Grey Valley


Nikau Press, year: 2007, Softback, 288 pages. This book is in Biography section

Dr. W.S. Littlejohn cover imageDr. W.S. LittlejohnNZ $35.00
The story of a great headmaster.
Alec. Einar Pratt

Famous as Scotch College headmaster, Melbourne, was head at Nelson College 1880-1882.


Lothian, year: 1934, Hardback. This book is in Biography section

Douglas Lilburn cover imageDouglas LilburnNZ $50.00
His life and music.
Phlip Norman

Very good in dustwrapper.


Canterbury University Press, year: 2006, Hardback, 468 pages. This book is in Biography section

The Adventures of Amy Bock cover imageThe Adventures of Amy BockNZ $50.00
The sensational exploits of a clever adventuress who recently concluded a career of over 20 years of crime by masquerading as a man, and marrying a Port Molyneux girl.
R.W. robson

Light wear but a good copy. Outrageous.


Otago daily Times, year: 1909, Softback, 38 pages. This book is in Biography section

Shipwreck, The O'sullivan Story cover imageShipwreck, The O'sullivan StoryNZ $30.00
Thomas Sullivan & Ellen McCarthy
Kath Julian

From County Cork Ireland to Stratford NZ. Large format privately published family history.


Family, year: 2007, Hardback. This book is in Biography section

An excellent truth, Frederick Thatcher cover imageAn excellent truth, Frederick ThatcherNZ $60.00
Architect, priest.........
Margaret Alington

With architectural assistance from William H. Alington.


Polygraphia, year: 2007, Softback, 297 pages. This book is in Biography section

Diary of a Hundred Days cover imageDiary of a Hundred DaysNZ $70.00
R.S. Gormack

Diarist was a young man in Chch at a very interesting time culturally. he published more of his diary subsequently. His work as printer and publisher is one of the wonders of NZ literature.


The Nag's Head Press, year: 1975, Hardback, 2 pages. This book is in Biography section

South Sea Vagabonds cover imageSouth Sea VagabondsNZ $125.00
John W. Wray "Johnny'

The rare first edition of this classic. The dustwrapper is in pieces, could be restored. The cloth has sun fading, a bit frayed at spine head & foot. The text block is sound with minor foxing.


Herbert Jenkins, year: 1939, Hardback, 280 pages. This book is in Biography section

An autobiography cover imageAn autobiographyNZ $15.00
Lauris Edmond

Collects 3 volumes into one.


BWB, year: 1994, Softback, 410 pages. This book is in Biography section

Far from the Promised Land cover imageFar from the Promised LandNZ $30.00
Being Jewish in Nz
Ann Beaglehole & Hal Levine

A good copy.


Pacific Press, year: 1995, Softback, 146 pages. This book is in Biography section

The sixth man cover imageThe sixth manNZ $30.00
the extraordinary life of Paddy Costello
James McNeish

Was he a spy?


Vintage, year: 2007, Softback, 416 pages. This book is in Biography section

After the fireworks cover imageAfter the fireworksNZ $25.00
A life of David Ballantyne
Bryan Reid

A tidy copy.


AUP, year: 2004, Softback, 224 pages. This book is in Biography section

Piano Rock cover imagePiano RockNZ $25.00
A 1950s childhood
Gavin Bishop

Illustrator.


Random House, year: 2008, Hardback, 120 pages. This book is in Biography section

Jean Batten cover imageJean BattenNZ $30.00
The Garbo of the skies
Ian Mackersey

As new hardback in dustwrapper.


Macdonald, year: 1990, Hardback, 465 pages. This book is in Biography section

Cutten cover imageCuttenNZ $25.00
William Henry Cutten
S.W. Greif & Hardwicke Knight

Limited edition.


Author ?, year: 1979, Softback, 80 pages. This book is in Biography section

Poata cover imagePoataNZ $25.00
Seeing beyond the horizon.
Ed Prue Poata

Memoir of Tom (Tama Te Kapua) Poata 1936-2005.


Steele Roberts, year: 2012, Softback, 299 pages. This book is in Biography section

No fretful sleeper cover imageNo fretful sleeperNZ $40.00
A life of Bill Pearson
Paul Millar

As new.


AUP, year: 2010, Softback. This book is in Biography section

The Journal of Katherine Mansfield cover imageThe Journal of Katherine MansfieldNZ $15.00
Katherine Mansfield

Paperback version, edited by Middleton Murry


Hutchinson, year: 1984, Softback, 336 pages. This book is in Biography section

Letters of J C Beaglehole cover imageLetters of J C BeagleholeNZ $45.00
'I think I am becoming a New Zealander'
ed Tim Beaglehole

As new copy of this handsome book. Gives short biographies etc.


Victoria University Press, year: 2013, Hardback, 502 pages. This book is in Biography section

Journals 1938-1945 cover imageJournals 1938-1945NZ $40.00
Charles Brasch

As new. No d/w as issued.


Otago University Press, year: 2013, Hardback, 646 pages. This book is in Biography section

Wrestling with the angel cover imageWrestling with the angelNZ $30.00
A life of Janet frame.
Michael King

Reclusive author trusted her biographer, they revealed an amazing life.


Viking, year: 2000, Hardback, 583 pages. This book is in Biography section

A dictionary of NZ biography cover imageA dictionary of NZ biographyNZ $120.00
G.H. Scholefield

Light foxing.


Dept. Internal Affairs, year: 1940, Hardback, 2 pages. This book is in Biography section

The life of captain Cook. cover imageThe life of captain Cook.NZ $75.00
J.C. Beaglehole

Mild foxing otherwise a good copy of the first edition.


A&C Black, year: 1974, Hardback. This book is in Biography section

Sunshine and shadow cover imageSunshine and shadowNZ $20.00
an autobiography
Gwendolen Somerset

Very good in d/w.


NZ Playcentre Federation, year: 1988, Hardback. This book is in Biography section

Samuel Williams of Te Aute cover imageSamuel Williams of Te AuteNZ $40.00
Sybil m. Woods

Very good in dustwrapper.


Pegasus Press, year: 1981, Hardback, 294 pages. This book is in Biography section

Scholar errant cover imageScholar errantNZ $20.00
A biography of Professor A.W. Bickerton
R.M. Burdon

Nice copy in d/w.


Pegasus Press, year: 1956, Hardback, 149 pages. This book is in Biography section

Guthrie Wilson cover imageGuthrie WilsonNZ $20.00
Soldier, writer, educator
Julia Millen

Long overdue biography, fascinating.


First Edition, year: 2006, Softback, 214 pages. This book is in Biography section

The seven lives of Lady Barker cover imageThe seven lives of Lady BarkerNZ $25.00
Betty Gilderdale

Very good in d/w.


Bateman, year: 1996, Hardback, 312 pages. This book is in Biography section

Joseph Banks, a life cover imageJoseph Banks, a lifeNZ $15.00
Explorer, plant hunter, scientist
Patrick O'Brian

Paperback.


Collins Harvill, year: 1988, Softback, 328 pages. This book is in Biography section

Arawata Bill cover imageArawata BillNZ $20.00
The story of legendary gold prospector William James O'Leary
Ian Dougherty

The story of the real character who inspired Denis Glover to write his best work.


Exisle, year: 1994, Softback, 160 pages. This book is in Biography section

Letters from a Viet Nam hospital cover imageLetters from a Viet Nam hospitalNZ $20.00
Peter Eccles Smith

Nice copy in d/w.


Reed, year: 1969, Hardback, 222 pages. This book is in Biography section

The real McKay cover imageThe real McKayNZ $30.00
The remarkable life of Alexander McKay, geologist.
Graham Bishop

Author a fellow geologist.


Otago University Press, year: 2008, Softback, 252 pages. This book is in Biography section

William Pember Reeves cover imageWilliam Pember ReevesNZ $40.00
New Zealand Fabian
Keith Sinclair

Mild foxing, mainly d/w.


Oxford, year: 1965, Hardback. This book is in Biography section

To be a hero cover imageTo be a heroNZ $25.00
A biography of Sir George Grey
Edmund Bohan

A useful biography.


Harper Collins, year: 1998, Hardback, 374 pages. This book is in Biography section

John Hobbs 1800-1883 cover imageJohn Hobbs 1800-1883NZ $25.00
Wesleyan Missionary to Ngapuhi
T.M. Williment

Based on his journals.


Govt. Printer, year: 1985, Hardback. This book is in Biography section

Seeking a See cover imageSeeking a SeeNZ $30.00
Journal of Right Rev. Henry Lascelles Jenner...
Ed. John Pearce

Dustwrapper a bit soiled.


Diocese of Dunedin, year: 1984, Hardback, 228 pages. This book is in Biography section

Rutherford, scientist supreme. cover imageRutherford, scientist supreme.NZ $80.00
John Campbell

Large hardback in dustwrapper, very good.


AAS Publications, Christchurch, year: 2000, Hardback. This book is in Biography section

Charles Fleming cover imageCharles FlemingNZ $40.00
Envirinmantal patriot.
Mary McEwen

A good copy.


Craig Potton, year: 2005, Hardback. This book is in Biography section

The life of John Plimmer cover imageThe life of John PlimmerNZ $200.00
with selections from his writings
John Young

Small split in cloth. Inscribed signed and dated by John Plimmer.


The author, year: 1901, Hardback. This book is in Biography section

Sovereign Chief cover imageSovereign ChiefNZ $55.00
A biography of Baron de Thierry
J.D. Raeside

A nice copy.


Caxton Press, year: 1977, Hardback, 362 pages. This book is in Biography section

The exiles of Asbestos Cottage cover imageThe exiles of Asbestos CottageNZ $50.00
Jim Henderson

A nice copy.


Hodder & Stoughton, year: 1981, Hardback, 248 pages. This book is in Biography section

The legacy of guilt cover imageThe legacy of guiltNZ $30.00
A life of Thomas Kendall
Judith Binney

Reprint.


Bridget Williams Books, year: 2005, Softback, 264 pages. This book is in Biography section

New Zealand rulers and statesmen 1840 to 1885 cover imageNew Zealand rulers and statesmen 1840 to 1885NZ $30.00
William Gisborne

Light wear.


Sampson Low, year: 1886, Hardback, 292 pages. This book is in Biography section

Facing the past cover imageFacing the pastNZ $20.00
Looking back at refugee childhood in new zealand 1940s-1960s.
Ann Beaglehole

A ggod copy, paperback.


Allen & Unwin, Softback. This book is in Biography section

Alexander Turnbull cover imageAlexander TurnbullNZ $35.00
his life, his circle, his collections
E.H. McCormick

D/w a bit frayed, internally very good.


ATL, year: 1974, Hardback. This book is in Biography section

Collected letters of Katherine Mansfield cover imageCollected letters of Katherine MansfieldNZ $150.00
Volume 5 1922-1923
Ed V.O'Sullivan, M. Scott

Very good in d/w.


Oxford, year: 2008, Hardback. This book is in Biography section

The Dillon letters cover imageThe Dillon lettersNZ $30.00
the letters of Hon. Constantine Dillon 1842-1853
Ed C.A. Sharp

No d/w.


Reed, year: 1954, Hardback, 174 pages. This book is in Biography section

The world of John Boultbee cover imageThe world of John BoultbeeNZ $35.00
Including an account of sealing in Australia and NZ
A.C. Begg, N.C. Begg

D/w.


Whitcoulls, year: 1979, Hardback, 329 pages. This book is in Biography section

Walter Buller cover imageWalter BullerNZ $40.00
The reluctant conservationist
Ross Galbreath

A touch of foxing, only front endpaper.


Govt. Printer, year: 1989, Hardback, 336 pages. This book is in Biography section

In a strange garden. cover imageIn a strange garden.NZ $20.00
The life and times of Truby King
Lloyd Chapman

Founer of Plunket.


Penguin, year: 2003, Softback, 284 pages. This book is in Biography section

Captain Cook's world, maps of the life and voyages.... cover imageCaptain Cook's world, maps of the life and voyages....NZ $45.00
John Robson

Oblong hardback in dustwrapper.


Random House, year: 2000, Hardback, 211 pages. This book is in Biography section

E.M. Blaiklock cover imageE.M. BlaiklockNZ $20.00
A Christian scholar
Trevor Shaw

Intriguing character.


Hodder and Stoughton, year: 1986, Hardback, 204 pages. This book is in Biography section

The house above the sea. cover imageThe house above the sea.NZ $20.00
Ronald Lockley

Very good copy. Famous English naturalist settled in Auckland.


Longman Paul, year: 1980, Hardback, 257 pages. This book is in Biography section

Geoffrey Alley Librarian cover imageGeoffrey Alley LibrarianNZ $30.00
His life and work.
W. J. McEldowney

Fascinating, including Rewi Alley, and Geoff's rugby career. Great librarian.


Victoria University Press, year: 2006, Softback, 504 pages. This book is in Biography section

Elizabeth Yates cover imageElizabeth YatesNZ $20.00
The first Lady mayor in the British Empire
Judith Devaliant

Mayor of Onehunga.


Exisle, year: 1996, Softback, 160 pages. This book is in Biography section

Lineman's ticket. cover imageLineman's ticket.NZ $25.00
The life and times of a backblocks power gang.
Manu Gilbert

Dustwrapper marked.


Blackwood and Janet Paul, year: 1976, Hardback, 169 pages. This book is in Biography section

Looking for answers. cover imageLooking for answers.NZ $50.00
A life of Elsie Locke
Maureen Birchfield

An oddly shaped book. Good condition.


Canterbury University Press, year: 2009, Hardback, 560 pages. This book is in Biography section

Aurora Australis cover imageAurora AustralisNZ $30.00
E.H. Shackleton et al

An inexpensive reprint of the legendary book printed in Antarctica by hand.


Seto, year: 1988, Hardback. This book is in Biography section

The search for a country cover imageThe search for a countryNZ $20.00
The autobiography
G.W. von Zedlitz

Became first Professor of Modern Languages at Victoria University.


Paul's Book Arcade, year: 1963, Hardback, 166 pages. This book is in Biography section

The Seddons cover imageThe SeddonsNZ $30.00
T.E.Y. Seddon

Good in d/w. Autobiography by son of King Dick.


Collins, year: 1968, Hardback, 382 pages. This book is in Biography section

King Dick cover imageKing DickNZ $30.00
A biography of Richard John Seddon
R.M. Burdon

Very good in dustwrapper.


W.&T., year: 1955, Hardback. This book is in Biography section

Myself when young cover imageMyself when youngNZ $20.00
The making of a naturalist
Ronald Lockley

Later settled in NZ. Woodcuts by Bewick.


Andre Deutsch, year: 1979, Hardback, 269 pages. This book is in Biography section

The adventures of Kimble Bent cover imageThe adventures of Kimble BentNZ $90.00
a story of wild life in the NZ bush.
James Cowan

Cloth worn on spine with minor loss at foot.


W.&T., year: 1911, Hardback. This book is in Biography section

Forestry, people and places cover imageForestry, people and placesNZ $15.00
Selected writing from five decades.
Dennis Richardson

Head of Forestry Research Institute.


Business Media, year: 2000, Softback, 347 pages. This book is in Biography section

Harry's absence cover imageHarry's absenceNZ $20.00
Looking for my father on the mountain.
Jonathan Scott

Died on Mt cook, conscientious objector etc.


Victoria University Press, year: 1997, Softback, 223 pages. This book is in Biography section

Student at the gates cover imageStudent at the gatesNZ $20.00
Elsie Locke

Fine autobiography.


Whitcoulls, year: 1981, Hardback, 180 pages. This book is in Biography section

The peaks and passe of J.R.D. cover imageThe peaks and passe of J.R.D.NZ $65.00
from the notebooks and letters from life of James Robert Dennistoun
James Robert Dennistoun

Very nicely produced.


JRD Publication Geraldine, year: 1999, Hardback, 264 pages. This book is in Biography section

Remembered trails cover imageRemembered trailsNZ $45.00
J.E. Tomlinson

South Island farming etc.


Timaru Herald, year: 1968, Hardback, 132 pages. This book is in Biography section

Bright star cover imageBright starNZ $30.00
Beatrice Hill Tinsley astronomer
Christine Cole Catley

Nice copy.


Cape Catley, year: 2006, Softback, 445 pages. This book is in Biography section

Intersecting lines cover imageIntersecting linesNZ $25.00
The memoirs of ian Milner
Ed Vincent O'Sullivan

Angus Ross's copy.


Victoria University Press, year: 1993, Softback, 222 pages. This book is in Biography section

Trust cover imageTrustNZ $30.00
A true story of women & gangs
Pip Desmond

Aroha Trust .


Random House, year: 2009, Softback, 320 pages. This book is in Biography section

Through ninety years 1826-1916 cover imageThrough ninety years 1826-1916NZ $40.00
Life and work among the Maoris in NZ, notes on the lives of William and William Leonard Williams
Frederick Wanklyn Williams.

Good in d/w.


W.&T., Hardback. This book is in Biography section

The governesses cover imageThe governessesNZ $20.00
Letters from the colonies 1862-1882
Patricia Clarke

"fresh and disarming views".


Allen & Unwin, year: 1985, Softback. This book is in Biography section

The collector, Andreas Reischek cover imageThe collector, Andreas ReischekNZ $30.00
Michael King

Austrian naturalist.


Hodder and Stoughton, year: 1981, Hardback, 196 pages. This book is in Biography section

Pioneering women of South Kaipara cover imagePioneering women of South KaiparaNZ $400.00
Cttee

Index tipped in at back.


Helensville and District Hist. Soc., year: 2000, Softback. This book is in Biography section

Eyewitness, a memoir of Europe in the 1930s cover imageEyewitness, a memoir of Europe in the 1930sNZ $30.00
Geoffrey Cox

NZ born major journalist.


Otago University Press, year: 1999, Softback, 286 pages. This book is in Biography section

The invited cover imageThe invitedNZ $30.00
The story of 733 Polish children who grew up in NZ
Krstyna Skwarko

Author was deeply involved throughout, from Europe to NZ and thereafter.


Millwood Press, year: 1974, Softback. This book is in Biography section

William Rolleston cover imageWilliam RollestonNZ $35.00
A NZ statesman
William Downie Stewart

A sound copy. Still a useful source.


W.&T., year: 1940, Hardback. This book is in Biography section

Kate Sheppard a biography cover imageKate Sheppard a biographyNZ $25.00
The fight for women's votes in NZ
Judith Devaliant

The life of the woman who led the struggle.


Penguin, year: 1992, Softback. This book is in Biography section

Dairy farm woman 1946-1996 cover imageDairy farm woman 1946-1996NZ $20.00
Fifty years of structural and social change
Margaret Begg

Author completed Masters and PhD on farm women.


The author, year: 2004, Softback, 255 pages. This book is in Biography section

Brind of the bay of islands cover imageBrind of the bay of islandsNZ $40.00
Also Brind amplified
Jocelyn Chishim and Denice McCarten

Large  format in card covers.


The author, year: 2009, Softback, 136 pages. This book is in Biography section

Where fate beckons cover imageWhere fate beckonsNZ $40.00
The life of Jean-Francois De La Perouse
John Dunmore

As new.


Exisle, year: 2006, Hardback, 292 pages. This book is in Biography section

Walking on my feet A.R.D. Fairburn 1904-1957 cover imageWalking on my feet A.R.D. Fairburn 1904-1957NZ $35.00
A kind of biography
James and Helen McNeish

Large format, very good in dustwrapper.


Collins, year: 1983, Hardback. This book is in Biography section

Poet triumphant cover imagePoet triumphantNZ $30.00
The life and writings of R.A.K. Mason.
Asclepius

Originally this material was to be part of a co-written biog. with Rachel Barrowman but their views diverged.


Steele Roberts, year: 2005, Softback, 336 pages. This book is in Biography section

'Red' fed memoirs cover image'Red' fed memoirsNZ $20.00
P.H. Hickey

Recent facsimile reprint by Media Collective


Wellington Media Collective, year: 1925, Softback, 76 pages. This book is in Biography section

John Grigg of Longbeach cover imageJohn Grigg of LongbeachNZ $30.00
A biographical essay
P.G. Stevens

Tears in dustwrapper.


Whitcombe &Tombs, year: 1952, Hardback. This book is in Biography section, South Island category

Random recollections cover imageRandom recollectionsNZ $25.00
Notes on a lifetime at the Bar
A.C. Hanlon

A very tidy copy.


ODT, year: 1939, Hardback. This book is in Biography section

Te Wiremu cover imageTe WiremuNZ $30.00
A biography of Henry Williams
Lawrence M. Rogers

A tidy copy.


Pegasus Press, year: 1973, Hardback, 335 pages. This book is in Biography section

The journal of William Morgan cover imageThe journal of William MorganNZ $40.00
Pioneer settler and Maori wars correspondent
Ed Nona Morris

D/w torn at spine head, a good copy.


Auckland Libraries, year: 1963, Softback, 154 pages. This book is in Biography section

Goldfield balladeer cover imageGoldfield balladeerNZ $25.00
The life and times of Charles R. Thatcher
Robert Hoskins

A good copy.


Collins, year: 1977, Hardback. This book is in Biography section

A roll of book collectors in New Zealand cover imageA roll of book collectors in New ZealandNZ $50.00
Cttee

All long gone but still a fascinating read.


NZ Ex Libris Society, year: 1958, Hardback, 41 pages. This book is in Biography section

Nurse to the imagination cover imageNurse to the imaginationNZ $30.00
50 years of the Burns Fellowship
ed Lawrence Jones

Short biogs, photos and examples of work.


Otago University Press, year: 2008, Softback, 253 pages. This book is in Biography section

Wild cards, eccentric characters from NZ's past cover imageWild cards, eccentric characters from NZ's pastNZ $20.00
John Dunmore

Short biogs.


New Holland, year: 2006, Softback, 175 pages. This book is in Biography section

Mixed blessings cover imageMixed blessingsNZ $25.00
NZ children of Holocaust survivors remember
Ed Deborah Knowles

NZ second generation stories.


Tandem, year: 2003, Softback, 160 pages. This book is in Biography section

Where fate beckons cover imageWhere fate beckonsNZ $35.00
The life of Jean-Francois De La Perouse
John Dunmore

A nice copy.


Exisle, year: 2006, Hardback, 292 pages. This book is in Biography section

Ernest Dieffenbach, a biography cover imageErnest Dieffenbach, a biographyNZ $30.00
Rebel and humanist
Gerda Bell

A good copy.


Dunmore Press, year: 1976, Hardback, 165 pages. This book is in Biography section

Life of Helen Macmillan Brown cover imageLife of Helen Macmillan BrownNZ $30.00
The first woman to graduate with honours in a British University
Edith Searle Grossman

White cloth a bit toned.


Whitcombe &Tombs, year: 1905, Hardback, 92 pages. This book is in Biography section

Maud & Amber cover imageMaud & AmberNZ $30.00
A NZ mother and daughter and the Women's Cause 1865 to 1981
Ruth Fry

Wife and daughter of Willam Pember Reeves.


Canterbury University Press, year: 1992, Softback. This book is in Biography section

Major Thomas Bunbury envoy extraordinary cover imageMajor Thomas Bunbury envoy extraordinaryNZ $30.00
Alan Lambourn

Signed on title page.


The Heritage Press, year: 1995, Softback, 200 pages. This book is in Biography section

Home away from home cover imageHome away from homeNZ $25.00
life stories of Chinese women in Nz
Manying Ip

Eight Chineses women who settled in NZ.


New Women's Press, year: 1990, Softback, 192 pages. This book is in Biography section

Women with a mission cover imageWomen with a missionNZ $25.00
Rediscovering missionary wives in early NZ
Cathy Ross

A very good copy.


Penguin, year: 2006, Softback, 208 pages. This book is in Biography section

The life and times of Bishop Pompallier cover imageThe life and times of Bishop PompallierNZ $90.00
Lillian Keys

Some insect damage to front blank flyleaf, otherwise a very good copy.


Pegasus Press, year: 1957, Hardback, 415 pages. This book is in Biography section

The Maori King cover imageThe Maori KingNZ $25.00
John Eldon Gorst

Flexible cover.


Reed, year: 2001, Softback. This book is in Biography section

The Maori King cover imageThe Maori KingNZ $50.00
J.E. Gorst

Facsimiloe of 1864 edition.


Capper Press, year: 1974, Hardback. This book is in Biography section

Confident tomorrows cover imageConfident tomorrowsNZ $20.00
A biographical self-portrait of O.T.J. Alpers
Ed Antony Alpers, Josephine Baker

Glue marks on flyleaf, otherwise very good.


Godwit, year: 1993, Hardback. This book is in Biography section

Tasman and New Zealand a bibliographical study cover imageTasman and New Zealand a bibliographical studyNZ $15.00
E.H. McCormick

Alexander Turnbull Library Bulletin No.14.


atlantic, year: 1959, Softback. This book is in Biography section

Southern people cover imageSouthern peopleNZ $65.00
A dictionary of Otago Southland biography
Jane Thomson

A massive compilation.


Longacre, year: 1998, Hardback. This book is in Biography section

Humbugs and homilies cover imageHumbugs and homiliesNZ $25.00
J.G. Findlay

Attorney-General of New Zealand.


Whitcombe &Tombs, year: 1908, Hardback. This book is in Biography section

Samuel Butler author of Erewhon (1835-1902) cover imageSamuel Butler author of Erewhon (1835-1902)NZ $100.00
A memoir
Henry Festing Jones

2 large volumes, a very good set.


Macmillan, year: 1919, Hardback. This book is in Biography section

Milan Brych the cancer man cover imageMilan Brych the cancer manNZ $20.00
Frank Quill

Paperback, hard to find,


Publishing House, Softback, 281 pages. This book is in Biography section

A fighting withdrawal cover imageA fighting withdrawalNZ $50.00
The life of Dan Davin writer, soldier, publisher
Keith Ovenden

A very good copy.


Oxford, year: 1996, Hardback. This book is in Biography section

Who's who in New Zealand cover imageWho's who in New ZealandNZ $475.00
Various editors

A difficult set to put together these days. Much information that is not to be found elsewhere.


Various, year: 1908, Hardback, 11 pages. This book is in Biography section

Karunai Illam cover imageKarunai IllamNZ $20.00
The story of an orphanage in India
Jean Watson

Revised edition.


Karunai Illam Trust, year: 2001, Softback, 135 pages. This book is in Biography section

Mercy, mistress, mercy cover imageMercy, mistress, mercyNZ $15.00
The Plumley Walker saga
Christopher Harder

Some relevant clippings loosely enclosed.


Harper Collins, year: 1991, Softback. This book is in Biography section

Dance of the peacocks cover imageDance of the peacocksNZ $20.00
New Zealanders in exile in the time of Hitler and Mao nTse-Tung
James McNeish

Story of a group of Rhodes Scholars.


Vintage, year: 2004, Softback, 480 pages. This book is in Biography section

The life of Captain Cook cover imageThe life of Captain CookNZ $35.00
J.C. Beaglehole

First reprint. Good sound copy in dustwrapper.


A & C Black, year: 1974, Hardback. This book is in Biography section

The trial of the cannibal dog cover imageThe trial of the cannibal dogNZ $35.00
Captain Cook in the South Seas
Anne Salmond

A good copy of the hardback first edition, dustwrapper.


Allen Lane, year: 2003, Hardback. This book is in Biography section

The legacy of guilt cover imageThe legacy of guiltNZ $30.00
a life of Thomas Kendall
Judith Binney

A NZ classic. Dustwrapper.


Auckland/Oxford, year: 1968, Hardback. This book is in Biography section

Harry Ayres cover imageHarry AyresNZ $25.00
Mountain guide
Michael Mahoney

A good copy in d/w.


Whitcoulls, year: 1982, Hardback, 160 pages. This book is in Biography section

Present without leave cover imagePresent without leaveNZ $30.00
D'Arcy Cresswell

Autobiography.


Cassell, year: 1939, Hardback, 278 pages. This book is in Biography section

Margaret Mahy cover imageMargaret MahyNZ $20.00
a writers life
Tessa Duder

Beloved children's author.


Harper Collins, year: 2005, Softback. This book is in Biography section

Ngaio Marsh a life cover imageNgaio Marsh a lifeNZ $20.00
Margaret Lewis

Reprint, very good.


Hogarth, year: 1995, Softback. This book is in Biography section

Dear Lady Ginger cover imageDear Lady GingerNZ $30.00
an exchange of letters between Lady ottoline Morrell and D'Arcy Cresswell
Ed Helen Shaw

Original papered boards.


AUP/OUP, year: 1983, Hardback, 145 pages. This book is in Biography section

Pawelka cover imagePawelkaNZ $20.00
Des Swain

Story of famous prison escaper, never caught.


Moana Press, year: 1989, Softback, 127 pages. This book is in Biography section

Julius Vogel, business politician cover imageJulius Vogel, business politicianNZ $40.00
Raewyn Dalziel

Small tear in dustwrapper.


Auckland/OUP, year: 1986, Hardback, 368 pages. This book is in Biography section

John Pascoe cover imageJohn PascoeNZ $30.00
Chris MacLean

Very good in dustwrapper.


Craig Potton, year: 2003, Hardback, 344 pages. This book is in Biography section

Nordy Arnold Nordmeyer cover imageNordy Arnold NordmeyerNZ $30.00
A political biography
Mary Logan

Major biography.


Steele Roberts, year: 2008, Softback, 488 pages. This book is in Biography section

Camping on the faultline cover imageCamping on the faultlineNZ $30.00
a memoir
Mailyn Duckworth

Very good, signed by author.


Vintage, year: 2000, Softback, 301 pages. This book is in Biography section

G.a Selwyn, D.D., Bishop of New Zealand and Lichfield cover imageG.a Selwyn, D.D., Bishop of New Zealand and LichfieldNZ $15.00
Louise Creighton

Edges foxed. Otherwise good.


Longmans, Green, year: 1923, Hardback. This book is in Biography section

The poet's progress cover imageThe poet's progressNZ $35.00
with a portrait by William Rothenstein
Walter D'Arcy Cresswell;

Endleaves foxed, remains of dustwrapper preserved in plastic. A charming piece of autobiography.


Faber, year: 1930, Hardback, 156 pages. This book is in Biography section

Brief memorials of an only son cover imageBrief memorials of an only sonNZ $15.00
Archdeacon A. N. Brown

Reprint in booklet form.


The Elms, year: 196, Softback, 40 pages. This book is in Biography section

William Riddet of Massey cover imageWilliam Riddet of MasseyNZ $10.00
I.L. Campbell

Biog of founding professor.


Massey, year: 1966, Softback, 12 pages. This book is in Biography section

A life of J.C. Beaglehole cover imageA life of J.C. BeagleholeNZ $60.00
New Zealand scholar
Tim Beaglehole

Very good in dustwrapper.


VUP, year: 2006, Hardback, 559 pages. This book is in Biography section

When Harry met Marion cover imageWhen Harry met MarionNZ $50.00
Harry W. Emmet & Marion Melrose
Rowan Gibbs

Intriguing biographies of early show folk in Australasia. Presented in two volumes, each in wrappers. As new.


Author, year: 2014, Softback, 162 pages. This book is in Music and Theatre section

The golden age of Josiah Clifton Firth cover imageThe golden age of Josiah Clifton FirthNZ $30.00
Mona Gordon

Signed presentation copy, dustwrapper.


Pegasus Press, year: 1963, Hardback, 296 pages. This book is in Sport section, North Island category

New Zealand book values cover imageNew Zealand book valuesNZ $40.00
Glenn Haszard

The first two issues. Revolutionary at the time, overtaken later by the www.


Author, year: 1989, Softback. This book is in Biography section

The Duder family in New zealand cover imageThe Duder family in New zealandNZ $50.00
Marianne Philson

Mainly Auckland area.


Bush Press, year: 1990, Hardback, 144 pages. This book is in Local History section, South Island category

Bishop John Selwyn cover imageBishop John SelwynNZ $40.00
a memoir
F.D. How

Pacific interest.


Isbister and Co., year: 1900, Hardback. This book is in Biography section

Nine to three and after cover imageNine to three and afterNZ $25.00
Brian Knight

Memoirs of a teacher, Nihotupu, Waitakeres.


W&T, year: 1940, Hardback, 146 pages. This book is in Biography section

John Grigg of Longbeach cover imageJohn Grigg of LongbeachNZ $35.00
A biographical essay.
P.G. Stevens

Dustwrapper, a good copy.


W&T, year: 1952, Hardback. This book is in Biography section

Confident tomorrows cover imageConfident tomorrowsNZ $25.00
a biographical self-portrait
O.T.J. Alpers

Sound copy in dustwrapper.


Godwit, year: 1993, Hardback. This book is in Biography section

No ordinary man cover imageNo ordinary manNZ $25.00
Life and letters of Julian E. Tenison Woods
Isabel Hepburn RSJ

Tears in dustwrapper.


Sisters of St. Joseph, year: 1979, Hardback. This book is in Biography section

Diary of the Kirk years cover imageDiary of the Kirk yearsNZ $25.00
Margaret Hayward

Sound in dustwrapper.


Reed, year: 1981, . This book is in Local History section, South Island category

Walter Nash cover imageWalter NashNZ $25.00
Keith Sinclair

Dustwrapper lightly marked.


AUP/OUP, year: 1976, Hardback. This book is in Biography section

Singer in a songless land cover imageSinger in a songless landNZ $25.00
a life of Edward Tregear 1856 - 1931
K.R. Howe

Poor quality paper stock starting to yellow. Otherwise good in dustwrapper.


AUP, year: 1989, Hardback, 241 pages. This book is in Biography section

Geoffrey Alley, Librarian cover imageGeoffrey Alley, LibrarianNZ $25.00
W.J. McEldowney

As new.


VUP, year: 2006, Softback, 504 pages. This book is in Biography section

Salmond, southern jurist cover imageSalmond, southern juristNZ $25.00
Alex Frame

Biography of Sir John Salmond 1862 - 1924.


VUP, year: 1995, Hardback, 294 pages. This book is in Biography section

Working with David cover imageWorking with DavidNZ $30.00
Inside the Lange Cabinet
Michael Bassett

Massive biography.


Hodder Moa, year: 2008, Hardback, 616 pages. This book is in Biography section

Edward Stafford cover imageEdward StaffordNZ $25.00
New Zealand's first statesman
Edmund Bohan

Tidy, original wrappers.


Hazard Press, year: 1994, Softback, 432 pages. This book is in Biography section

The selected letters of Mary Hobhouse cover imageThe selected letters of Mary HobhouseNZ $15.00
ed Shirley Tunnicliff

Inscription on title page.


Daphne Brasell, year: 1992, Softback, 121 pages. This book is in Biography section

No ordinary woman cover imageNo ordinary womanNZ $30.00
Ria Bancroft - sculptor 1907-1993
Peb Simmons

A very good copy.


Bateman, year: 1997, Softback, 208 pages. This book is in Biography section

Chance is a fine thing cover imageChance is a fine thingNZ $15.00
A memoir by writer, mountaineer, campaigner, explorer and historian
Philip Temple

Born in London.


Vintage, year: 2009, Softback, 272 pages. This book is in Biography section

I'm ninety-five... any objection ? cover imageI'm ninety-five... any objection ?NZ $15.00
Folk history from the South Island
Christine Hunt

Tidy copy, signed.


Reed Methuen, year: 1985, Softback, 274 pages. This book is in Biography section

john Jones of Otago cover imagejohn Jones of OtagoNZ $125.00
Whaler coloniser shipowner merchant
Alfred Eccles and A.H. Reed

Presentation copy from Eccles to Angus Ross, inscribed, dated, and signed. interesting loose enclosures, inc. Ross's typed review.

Very good in dustwrapper.


Reed, year: 1949, Hardback, 111 pages. This book is in Biography section

The world of John Boultbee cover imageThe world of John BoultbeeNZ $60.00
A C Begg N C Begg

Dustwrapper.


Whitcoulls, year: 1979, Hardback, 329 pages. This book is in Biography section

Guards of the sea cover imageGuards of the seaNZ $35.00
Don Grady

Dustwrapper torn & repaired with cellotape, internally good.


Whitcoulls, year: 1978, Hardback. This book is in Biography section

Bishop Monrad in Aotearoa cover imageBishop Monrad in AotearoaNZ $30.00
Ditlev Gothard Monrad's life and his legacy
Ed Ian Mcfarlane

Very good in wrappers.


Karere, year: 2011, Softback, 132 pages. This book is in Biography section

Captain William Crush Daldy cover imageCaptain William Crush DaldyNZ $25.00
1816-1903
Lesley N. Dugdale

Very good in d/w.


Heritage Press, year: 1993, Hardback, 236 pages. This book is in Biography section

A blighted fame cover imageA blighted fameNZ $30.00
George S. Evans 1802-1868
Helen Riddiford

Very good in dustwrapper, inscribed by author.


VUP, year: 2014, Hardback. This book is in Biography section

Oswad Blumhardt cover imageOswad BlumhardtNZ $25.00
New Zealand plant pioneer
Catherine Ballard

Flexible wrappers, nice copy.


David Ling, year: 2006, Softback, 119 pages. This book is in Biography section

The life of James K Baxter cover imageThe life of James K BaxterNZ $30.00
Frank McKay

A good copy in dustwrapper.


OUP, year: 1990, Hardback. This book is in Biography section

The life of Katherine Mansfield cover imageThe life of Katherine MansfieldNZ $25.00
Antony Alpers

The definitive edition. Very good in dustwrapper.


Viking Press, year: 1980, Hardback. This book is in Biography section

Same man - different clothes cover imageSame man - different clothesNZ $25.00
The life and times of The Great Benyon
James V. Reilly

Grew up in Linwood, Christchurch, achieved international fame as a magician. Numbered signed edition.


Author, year: 1993, Hardback, 132 pages. This book is in Biography section

Sovereign chief cover imageSovereign chiefNZ $45.00
a biography of Baron de Thierry
J.D. Raeside

A very good copy.


Caxton Press, year: 1977, Hardback, 362 pages. This book is in Biography section

The journal of Henry Sewell cover imageThe journal of Henry SewellNZ $30.00
2 volumes
Ed W. David McIntyre

A good set in dustwrappers. 2 volumes.


Whitcoulls, year: 1980, Hardback. This book is in Local History section, South Island category

Seeking a See cover imageSeeking a SeeNZ $30.00
A journal of the Right Rev. Henry Lascelles Jenner
Henry Lascelles Jenner

An interesring matter. Dustwrapper.


Diocese of Dunedin, year: 1984, Hardback, 228 pages. This book is in Biography section

Mark of the lion cover imageMark of the lionNZ $25.00
The story of Capt. Charles Upham V.c. and Bar
Kenneth Sandford

Fourth impression, good in dustwrapper.


Hutchinson, year: 1962, Hardback, 287 pages. This book is in Biography section, WW 2 category

Wrestling with the angel cover imageWrestling with the angelNZ $65.00
A life of Janet Frame
Michael King

A very good copy in dustwrapper, inscribed and signed by Michael King.


Viking, year: 2000, Hardback, 583 pages. This book is in Biography section

An inward sun cover imageAn inward sunNZ $30.00
The world of Janet Frame
Michael King

A great selection of images and memorabilia .


Penguin, year: 2002, Softback, 160 pages. This book is in Biography section

The story of a New Zealand writer Jane Mander cover imageThe story of a New Zealand writer Jane ManderNZ $25.00
Rae McGregor

Very tidy copy.


University of Otago Press, year: 1998, Softback, 146 pages. This book is in Biography section

John Cawte Beaglehole cover imageJohn Cawte BeagleholeNZ $10.00
A bibliography
Various

Attactively produced in small format.


ATL, year: 1972, Softback, 48 pages. This book is in Biography section