Unicorn Bookshop

Leading specialist store for books of yesteryear

Book Search

Browse By Category

Latest Books

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

TAWA: Enterprise and Endeavour

TAWA: Enterprise and Endeavour

ISBN# 0473007150
$49.95NZD

1988. 1st Edition. Illustrated history of the Tawa Borough of Wellington and its Council

Big Country of the North Island

Big Country of the North Island

ISBN# 058900008X
$39.95NZD

1969. Illustrated survey of 45 prominent country stations, with history of each including humorous anecdotes

Bobsy's Bay

Bobsy's Bay

$69.95NZD

1971. 1st Edition. Self published history and personal recollections of Bobsy Bay in New Zealand's Marlborough Sounds

New Zealand Famous Firsts and Related Records

New Zealand Famous Firsts and Related Records

$69.95NZD

1961. 1st edition. Collection of NZ records on such subjects as athletics, banking, farming, horse-racing and Parliament

A HISTORY OF TIMARU HOSPITAL

A HISTORY OF TIMARU HOSPITAL

$49.95NZD

1974. 1st Edition. Illustrated and fascinating story of Timaru Hospital, from its inception in 1864 through to the modern hospital of today

Westport: Struggle for Survival - an illustrated history

Westport: Struggle for Survival - an illustrated history

$49.95NZD

1973. 1st Edition. Comprehensive and illustrated history of Westport; the oldest town in the Westland region

yesterday-today in South New Zealand

yesterday-today in South New Zealand

$49.95NZD

1980. 1st Edition. Historic book on the South Island of NZ, around the people of the Seventh Day Adventists Church

FIREARMS AND HUNTING : Basic Manual 2 : Safety with Firearms and Safe Hunting Manual

FIREARMS AND HUNTING : Basic Manual 2 : Safety with Firearms and Safe Hunting Manual

$34.95NZD

1968. Covering wide range of techniques from planning the trip, camping, crossing rivers and safety and use of firearms when hunting

THE TRUTH ABOUT CB ANTENNAS

THE TRUTH ABOUT CB ANTENNAS

ISBN# 0933616082
$59.95NZD

1971. 1st Edition. Vintage guide for radio and electronics enthusiasts illustrated throughout with images, drawings and diagrams

EX CATHEDRA : A History of the Cathedral School of Christchurch,New Zealand 1881 - 1981

EX CATHEDRA : A History of the Cathedral School of Christchurch,New Zealand 1881 - 1981

$74.95NZD

1981. 1st edition. Illustrated throughout with photos, a comprehensive history celebrating the centenary of Cathedral Grammar School

Our Motoring Heritage

Our Motoring Heritage

$59.95NZD

1973. 1st edition. The history and development of motoring in NZ, with references to the oil industry, early vehicles and roading.

The CENTENNIAL HISTORY OF WELLINGTON COLLEGE

The CENTENNIAL HISTORY OF WELLINGTON COLLEGE

$49.95NZD

1967. 1st Edition. Celebrating the first 100 years of the distinguished Wellington Boys' College, written by a past student and headmaster

A History of the Otago Hospital Board

A History of the Otago Hospital Board

$59.95NZD

1984. 1st edition. History of the early health services in Dunedin and Otago and what developed into the Hospital Board.

SIXTY YEARS OF SERVICE : Rotary Club Napier 1924-1984

SIXTY YEARS OF SERVICE : Rotary Club Napier 1924-1984

ISBN# 0473002337
$49.95NZD

1984. 1st edition. Celebrating 60 years of the Rotary Club of Napier and a tribute to the Rotarians and their work in the community.

COVER STORY : History of the State Insurance Office 1905-1980

COVER STORY : History of the State Insurance Office 1905-1980

ISBN# 0477015042
$59.95NZD

1980. 1st edition. Celebrating 75 years of the iconic NZ company and its people, covering events like the Napier earthquake and Wahine storm

NATIVE ANIMALS OF NEW ZEALAND: Handbook of Zoology

NATIVE ANIMALS OF NEW ZEALAND: Handbook of Zoology

ISBN# 0908623100
$49.95NZD

1961. Vintage and very detailed reference book on native animals of NZ from sponges to molluscs to mammals

Canterbury Colonists Galleries

Canterbury Colonists Galleries

$84.95NZD

1960. Guide to the Canterbury Museum's early Christchurch street with twelve shops and cob house

Eight Christchurch Schools

Eight Christchurch Schools

$54.95NZD

1956. Early history and life of eight foundation schools in Christchurch including Boys and Girls High, St Bedes and St Andrews

The Holyoake Years

The Holyoake Years

$44.95NZD

1977. Biography of Sir Keith Holyoake, former Prime Minister and Governor General of NZ - the only person to hold both positions

The Ironmasters : The First One Hundred Years of H.E. Shacklock

The Ironmasters : The First One Hundred Years of H.E. Shacklock

$39.95NZD

1973. 1st edition. Celebrating the centenary of the well-known Dunedin based foundry and engineering business, a household name

Away North Away South

Away North Away South

$49.95NZD

1965. 1st edition. A personal and illustrated view of New Zealand's scenic attractions from north to south

TE ARAWA: A History of the Arawa People

TE ARAWA: A History of the Arawa People

$224.95NZD

1967. 1st edition. RARE. This history of Te Arawa, who today occupy the Rotorua lakes district and part of the central Bay of Plenty.

A Clean Pair of Heels: The Murray Halberg Story

A Clean Pair of Heels: The Murray Halberg Story

$39.95NZD

1963. The Murray Halberg Story and the man behind the annual NZ Murray Halberg sport awards.

Death of the RAINBOW WARRIOR

Death of the RAINBOW WARRIOR

ISBN# 0140097384
$24.95NZD

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

Radio: Illustrated Teach Yourself series

Radio: Illustrated Teach Yourself series

ISBN# 34003695
$59.95NZD

1968. Vintage guide for radio and electronics enthusiasts. Illustrated throughout with images, diagrams and schematics

Aunt Daisy & Uncle Sam: Aunt Daisy's War-Time Journey to United States

Aunt Daisy & Uncle Sam: Aunt Daisy's War-Time Journey to United States

$84.95NZD

1944. Account of Aunt Daisy's visit to the US to promote NZ, including tea with First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt

THE LIGHT ACCEPTED: 125 Years of Wellington College

THE LIGHT ACCEPTED: 125 Years of Wellington College

ISBN# 1869340329
$69.95NZD

1992. History of Wellington College, 1867-1992

A Beginner's Guide to Radio

A Beginner's Guide to Radio

$59.95NZD

1955. A vintage guide for radio and electornics enthusiasts, fully illustrated with images, schematics and diagrams

More Memories

More Memories

$49.95NZD

1998. Collection of 'Memory Lane' columns by Gordon Parry, writer and former features editor of the Otago Daily Times

Born to Fight
New Book

Born to Fight

ISBN# 9780733634628
$34.95NZD

2015. UFC champion Mark Hunt's inspiring autobiography shows a harrowing childhood to honour and triumph in his sport

The Water Joey: Old Wheat Mills of Canterbury

The Water Joey: Old Wheat Mills of Canterbury

ISBN# 058900980
$49.95NZD

1976. A nostalgic fully illustrated guide to the old wheat mills of Canterbury and the men and women who served them.

Gold Trails of Otago

Gold Trails of Otago

ISBN# 589004190
$69.95NZD

1970. A traveller's guide to the goldfields of Otago, including instructions for prospecting and history of the Gold Rush

GROG'S OWN COUNTRY: History of Liquor Licensing in New Zealand

GROG'S OWN COUNTRY: History of Liquor Licensing in New Zealand

$69.95NZD

1959. Serious study of the social havoc wrought in NZ by the alcohol laws and the liquor industry.

New Zealand's Lost Oilfields

New Zealand's Lost Oilfields

ISBN# 9780476010291
$54.95NZD

2004. The author's illustrated portrayal of the oilfields found in the 1970s in the Southern Basin and then 'forgotten'.

This is a Call: The life and times of Dave Grohl

This is a Call: The life and times of Dave Grohl

ISBN# 9780007391226
$24.95NZD

2011. The first in-depth definitive biography of Dave Grohl, including the time of Kurt Cobain's death

A life on Gorge River: New Zealand's remotest family

A life on Gorge River: New Zealand's remotest family

ISBN# 9781869793302
$28.95NZD

2010. Robert Long and his family live in complete isolation, in a hut two days' walk south of Haast in South Westland.

I. George Nepia: The Golden Years of Rugby Football

I. George Nepia: The Golden Years of Rugby Football

$49.95NZD

1963. Autobiography of one of the greatest All Blacks, the Maori full-back.

The Ascent of Everest

The Ascent of Everest

$39.95NZD

1953. 1st edition. A detailed account of the 1953 ascent to the Everest summit.

The Painted Years

The Painted Years

$39.95NZD

1962. 1st edition. Biography of the work of the New Zealand Official War Artist, Captain Peter McIntyre.

10th BRITISH COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Christchurch 1974 - Collection of Memorabilia

10th BRITISH COMMONWEALTH GAMES: Christchurch 1974 - Collection of Memorabilia

$149.95NZD

1974. Collection of memorabilia of 1974 Commonwealth Games - book, official pictorial review and souvenir newspaper

The Decorative Arts of the New Zealand Maori

The Decorative Arts of the New Zealand Maori

ISBN# 0589000322
$49.95NZD

1975. Over 136 plates, mostly in color, of Maori arts.

Robert Laidlaw Man for Our Time: Triumph against all odds

Robert Laidlaw Man for Our Time: Triumph against all odds

ISBN# 0958212406
$38.95NZD

1999. The history of the Farmers company and the development of New Zealand industry in the first 50 years of the 20th century.

EMPIRE ANTARCTICA: Ice, Silence & Emperor Penguins
New Book

EMPIRE ANTARCTICA: Ice, Silence & Emperor Penguins

ISBN# 9780099565963
$29.95NZD

2013. The story of one man and his fascination with the world's loneliest continent, as well as the emperor penguins who weather the winter with him.

The Wakatipians or Early Days in New Zealand

The Wakatipians or Early Days in New Zealand

$39.95NZD

1964. History of early pioneers of the Wakatipu Lake District.

Mid-Pacific Outposts

Mid-Pacific Outposts

$69.95NZD

1946. 1st Edition. Tells of events during World War II in the Central Pacific. Rare and collectable.

Art  Deco Napier: Styles of the Thirties

Art Deco Napier: Styles of the Thirties

ISBN# 0474002519
$39.95NZD

1987. Rebuilt after the great earthquake of 1931 into the Art Deco architectural style, this is a long-awaited celebration of the city

Elements of Radio: 5th Edition

Elements of Radio: 5th Edition

$49.95NZD

1966. A vintage guide for radio and electronics enthusiasts, illustrated throughout with images, diagrams, schematics and more

A Lucky Landing: The Story of the Irish in New Zealand

A Lucky Landing: The Story of the Irish in New Zealand

ISBN# 1869412885
$29.95NZD

1996. An account and history of the influence of Irish immigrants who arrived in NZ from the 19th century onwards

Kiwi down the Strada

Kiwi down the Strada

$49.95NZD

1963. Wartime memoirs and recollections of the Kiwi experience in Italy during the second World War

The Clinton Wars: An Insider's Account of the White House Years

The Clinton Wars: An Insider's Account of the White House Years

ISBN# 9780007275861
$29.95NZD

2003. An invaluable history of an extraordinary presidency from a senior advisor who was right at the frontline.

Creative Home Landscaping in New Zealand

Creative Home Landscaping in New Zealand

ISBN# 0868660876
$44.95NZD

1984. Comprehensive fully illustrated guide to all aspects of home landscaping in New Zealand

The Complete Dog Buyers' Guide

The Complete Dog Buyers' Guide

ISBN# 0866220267
$39.95NZD

1984. Comprehensive illustrated standards for over one hundred breeds of dog, with advice on selection, care, feeding and more

A Century's Challenge : History of Wright, Stephenson & Co. Ltd 1861-1961

A Century's Challenge : History of Wright, Stephenson & Co. Ltd 1861-1961

$42.95NZD

1961. History of this NZ firm, early settlement and establishment of agriculture, links with the UK and Australia

Air New Zealand : Celebrating 75 Years + TEAL 21st anniversary newspaper
New Book

Air New Zealand : Celebrating 75 Years + TEAL 21st anniversary newspaper

ISBN# 9780473302511
$199.95NZD

2014. 1st edition. Air New Zealand commemorating its 75th anniversary.

Hows and Whys of French Cooking

Hows and Whys of French Cooking

ISBN# 0226467406
$37.95NZD

1974. A complete step-by-step guide to the art of French cooking with hundreds of easy to follow recipes.

The Climate of Treason : Five who spied for Russia

The Climate of Treason : Five who spied for Russia

ISBN# 009139340X
$58.95NZD

1979. The book that led to the unmasking of Anthony Blunt as the

Some Recollections of a Happy Life : Marianne North in Australia and New Zealand

Some Recollections of a Happy Life : Marianne North in Australia and New Zealand

ISBN# 071318289X
$44.95NZD

1986. Memoirs of a Victorian traveller and botanical illustrator through Australia and New Zealand in 1880-81

Wild Irishman : The Story of Bill Hamilton....

Wild Irishman : The Story of Bill Hamilton....

ISBN# 0589012940
$79.95NZD

1969. Fascinating biography of Bill Hamilton, the NZ inventor (almost by accident) of the jetboat motor. Includes Irishman Creek souvenir visitors program

TATUA Co-operative Dairy Company : 100 Years
New Book

TATUA Co-operative Dairy Company : 100 Years

ISBN# 9781927181133
$249.95NZD

2014. Transports you from the company's origins as a cheese maker through to its emergence as a world-leading producer of highly specialised food and ingredient products.

Freshwater Fishes of New Zealand
New Book

Freshwater Fishes of New Zealand

ISBN# 0790007819
$19.95NZD

2001. Reed New Zealand Nature Series

The Story of Wakatipu

The Story of Wakatipu

$39.95NZD

1968. The early days and growth of Lake Wakatipu and Queenstown up to the boom era of the 1970s

Great Flying Doctor Stories

Great Flying Doctor Stories

ISBN# 073330835X
$39.95NZD

1999. A wonderful collection of yarns relating to this icon of Australian culture, illustrated with b&w photos

The Years Before My Death : Memories of a comic life
New Book

The Years Before My Death : Memories of a comic life

ISBN# 9781877460579
$29.95NZD

2010. Autobiography of one of New Zealand's best known comedy actors, illustrated with b&w and colour photos

A Grand National Commentary

A Grand National Commentary

ISBN# 0851311210
$19.95NZD

1971. Illustrated history of the Aintree course, national heroes, memorable races, lists of winner and horses through to 1970

DeLee's Obstetrics For Nurses : 13th Edition

DeLee's Obstetrics For Nurses : 13th Edition

$69.95NZD

1944. Vintage medical title, fully illustrated with b&w images, diagrams, graphs and drawings

The Illustrated Pepys : From the Diary selected and edited

The Illustrated Pepys : From the Diary selected and edited

$47.95NZD

1979. Illustrated version of selected passages from Pepys' diary between 1660-1669 showing his private and public lives

Trekking in the Everest Region

Trekking in the Everest Region

ISBN# 1873756178
$39.95NZD

1993. Updated and revised guide to the most famous trekking region in Asia, including 40 route maps and colour photographs

Salisbury South Australia : A History of Town and District

Salisbury South Australia : A History of Town and District

ISBN# 085864049X
$59.95NZD

1980. Well illustrated and detailed history of this South Australia town and district; signed by the Lord Mayor of Salisbury

Romantic Affinities : Portraits from an Age, 1780-1830
Annapurna : the first conquest of an 8000-metre peak
New Book

Annapurna : the first conquest of an 8000-metre peak

ISBN# 9780099541462
$39.95NZD

2011. With an introduction by Joe Simpson, this is the illustrated and enthralling story of the first conquest of Annapurna

The Butcher's Apprentice : The Expert's Guide to Selecting, Preparing and Cooking a World of Meat
New Book

The Butcher's Apprentice : The Expert's Guide to Selecting, Preparing and Cooking a World of Meat

ISBN# 9781592537761
$49.95NZD

2012. Step by step illustrated guide to all the old-word, classic skills you'll need for preparing fresh cuts of meat at home.

The Reflexology Handbook : A complete guide

The Reflexology Handbook : A complete guide

ISBN# 9780861888863
$38.95NZD

1989. Descriptions of reflex points and basic techniques including over 250 easy to follow drawings.

The Gardener's Golden Treasury

The Gardener's Golden Treasury

$74.95NZD

Circa 1960. Vintage reference gardening encyclopedia

The Tasmanians : The Story of a Doomed Race

The Tasmanians : The Story of a Doomed Race

$48.95NZD

1968. Vintage history and view of the original Tasmanians including early explorers and settlement

Aspects of Roman Life : The Roman House

Aspects of Roman Life : The Roman House

$37.95NZD

1979. School history reference book illustrated throughout with b&w photos and drawings

Twentieth Century Jewellery
New Book

Twentieth Century Jewellery

ISBN# 1840130288
$19.95NZD

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

Life in Cold Lands : Stories of the Far North and the  Far South

Life in Cold Lands : Stories of the Far North and the Far South

$34.95NZD

Circa 1950. Vintage New Zealand storybook.

Our Nation's Story : A Course of British History : Standard V

Our Nation's Story : A Course of British History : Standard V

$79.95NZD

Circa 1936. NZ primary school textbook for a course of British history for Standard V pupils

The Heart of Auckland : Yesterday Today

The Heart of Auckland : Yesterday Today

$38.95NZD

Circa 1970. A pictorial record with b&w photos and a map of the Auckland city centre

Royal Academy Pictures : 3 volume set 1892 / 1893 /1896

Royal Academy Pictures : 3 volume set 1892 / 1893 /1896

$89.95NZD

1892-1896. Three bound volumes illustrating all the works exhibited at the Royal Academy Exhibition

Whitcombe's Map Reading in Geography : with examples of topographic maps weather maps & photographs
The Old Showmen and the Old London Fairs

The Old Showmen and the Old London Fairs

$155.95NZD

1881. Detailed accounts of the showmen and people behind the historic old fairs of London

Southwest Pacific : Australia and New Zealand and their Pacific Island neighbourhoods

Southwest Pacific : Australia and New Zealand and their Pacific Island neighbourhoods

$39.95NZD

1954. Authoritative and objective account of the territories of the Southwest Pacific, well-illustrated with photos and maps

Dan Carter : My Story
New Book

Dan Carter : My Story

ISBN# 9781927262382
$29.95NZD

2015. A personal account of a New Zealand sporting icon who became a world superstar - the greatest fly-half in international rugby.

Waitomo Caves : New Zealand's Underground Wonderland

Waitomo Caves : New Zealand's Underground Wonderland

$39.95NZD

1953. Illustrated with b&w photos, drawings and maps, a vintage visitor's guide to the Waitomo Caves

North Maoris vs Southern Maoris : Prince of Wales Cup 1964. Official opening of Te Awamutu Stadium

North Maoris vs Southern Maoris : Prince of Wales Cup 1964. Official opening of Te Awamutu Stadium

$49.95NZD

1964. Souvenir programme from 1964 rugby game in Te Awamutu in the centenary year of the Battle of Orakau

The Four Corners of New Zealand

The Four Corners of New Zealand

$37.95NZD

1954. Details four major walks undertaken by the author around NZ and his observations and encounters with locals.

New Zealand's Wonderland.  A Weird Region : Eruption of Mt Tarawera in 1886

New Zealand's Wonderland. A Weird Region : Eruption of Mt Tarawera in 1886

$59.95NZD

1946. An account of the eruption of Mt Tarawera in 1886, including information on lakes, terraces and geysers

The Cruise of the Cachalot : Round the world after Sperm Whales

The Cruise of the Cachalot : Round the world after Sperm Whales

$ $59.95NZD

1912. Historic account of the cruise of a South Sea whaler from the seaman's standpoint.

Oxford : Our Beautiful Homeland

Oxford : Our Beautiful Homeland

$42.95NZD

1950. Illustrated with colour plates, an historic guide to the streets, buildings, colleges, gardens and great people of Oxford

How To Read Workshop Drawings

How To Read Workshop Drawings

ISBN# 0853440573
$39.95NZD

1954. Practical guide to understanding working drawings in the engineering and allied industries

The Doctor Must Get Through : 50 years as a GP surgeon in New Zealand

The Doctor Must Get Through : 50 years as a GP surgeon in New Zealand

ISBN# 0589006371
$39.95NZD

1971. Autobiography of a GP surgeon who in 1920 began a one-man practice in Lumsden, Southland

A Study of Ancient Rome

A Study of Ancient Rome

$28.95NZD

1967. Aimed at school students, this is an illustrated and concise history of Ancient Rome

Ships and Sailormen

Ships and Sailormen

$39.95NZD

1964. A collection of pen portraits of some Australasian shipmasters who have traveled between Australia and New Zealand

The Illustrated Golden Bough

The Illustrated Golden Bough

$47.95NZD

1978. An illustrated abridgement of the 12 volume masterpiece on the origins of magic and religion

English Music

English Music

$42.95NZD

1947. Illustrated with colour plates, a collectible book on the history of English music

Great Rugger Matches : 41 Historic Matches from 1871 to 1958

Great Rugger Matches : 41 Historic Matches from 1871 to 1958

$38.95NZD

1959. Detailed illustrated history covering 41 historic matches over an 88 year period from 1871 to 1958

Me & Gus

Me & Gus

$49.95NZD

1951. Vintage NZ fiction telling the story of two bachelor farmers and their ups and downs

The End of European Primacy : The History of Europe 1871-1945

The End of European Primacy : The History of Europe 1871-1945

$28.95NZD

1965. An illustrated history of Europe 1871-1945 illustrated with b&w photos and maps

Tai Ki : To the point of no return

Tai Ki : To the point of no return

ISBN# 049101547X
$39.95NZD

1975. Eight aboard a replica of a 2000 year old Chinese junk recreate the ancient voyage from Asia to Central and Sth America

Some Myths and Legends of the Australian Aborigines

Some Myths and Legends of the Australian Aborigines

$49.95NZD

1939. An illustrated collection of 17 short myths and legends from Australian Aborigine folklore

Northland :  A Portrait

Northland : A Portrait

$39.95NZD

1978. Vintage paintings of the Northland region of New Zealand by artist Lance O'Gorman

Sealing Wax Art

Sealing Wax Art

$55.95NZD

1922. Fully illustrated vintage guide on how to make flowers and beads from sealing wax

Venture the Far Horizon : Epic flights by New Zealand pioneer aviators

Venture the Far Horizon : Epic flights by New Zealand pioneer aviators

$39.95NZD

1966. Collection of fearless aviators in New Zealand - Pearse, Scotland, Bolt, Dickson and the author himself

Brett's Guide to New Zealand Gardening

Brett's Guide to New Zealand Gardening

$28.95NZD

1974. Vintage New Zealand gardening guide, fully illustrated with b&w photos and drawings.

The Sinking of the Bismarck

The Sinking of the Bismarck

$39.95NZD

1958. The story of the death of Germany's greatest warship

Yankee Ships in Pirate Waters

Yankee Ships in Pirate Waters

$48.95NZD

1931. Eight tales of New England merchant ships and pirates of the East Indies, South Seas and East Asia.

Rockhound Walkabout

Rockhound Walkabout

$49.95NZD

1967. A New Zealand couple's experience fossicking in Australia for opals, sapphires, garnets, chrysoprase and crystals

Somewhere South of Suez : A further survey of

Somewhere South of Suez : A further survey of

$59.95NZD

1951. A view of the continent of Africa as the target of international power politics in the second half of the twentieth century.

Soldier Five: The Real Story of the Bravo Two Zero Mission

Soldier Five: The Real Story of the Bravo Two Zero Mission

ISBN# 0476000904
$28.95NZD

2004. The SAS Book the British Government tried to ban.

The Making of a New Zealander

The Making of a New Zealander

$38.95NZD

1958. Autobiography of Alan Mulgan, writer and journalist, 1881-1962, who remembered the Tarawera eruption of 1886

The Great Escape

The Great Escape

$48.95NZD

1951. Classic account of the American and British air force officers escaping from a German prison camp.

Whitcombe's Junior Bookkeeping : A Simplified Course, revised for decimal currency

Whitcombe's Junior Bookkeeping : A Simplified Course, revised for decimal currency

$48.95NZD

1962. Vintage text book covering basic bookkeeping and revised for the introduction of decimal currency

Gordon Crook

Gordon Crook

ISBN# 0473021862
$49.95NZD

1993. Profile of the New Zealand artist, published for a survey exhibition of his works, illustrated throughout

The Admiral's Wife, Mrs Phillip Parker King : A Selection of Letters 1817-56

The Admiral's Wife, Mrs Phillip Parker King : A Selection of Letters 1817-56

$48.95NZD

1967. Authentic historical letters written by Harriet to here husband, in command of HMS Adventure and Beagle

Balloons and Ships : 19th Century Transport Prints

Balloons and Ships : 19th Century Transport Prints

$47.95NZD

1965. An illustrated concise history of hot air balloons and ballooning from 1783-1817

Jade Engraved : New Zealand Missionaries and their Chinese colleagues in Japan's

Jade Engraved : New Zealand Missionaries and their Chinese colleagues in Japan's

$58.95NZD

1947. History of the section of the China Mission during the War Years including a tribute to Dr Eaton.

Maori Custom Today

Maori Custom Today

$33.95NZD

1971. Maori Customs and traces them back to their origins.

From N to Z

From N to Z

$69.95NZD

1947. Hard to find. A light-hearted humorous satire on New Zealand; written in a vein which can give offence to no one.

From N to Z

From N to Z

$44.95NZD

1958. A light-hearted humorous satire on New Zealand; written in a vein which can give offence to no one.

Fiordland National Park : Handbook 1965

Fiordland National Park : Handbook 1965

$34.95NZD

1965. Vintage handbook to New Zealand's Fiordland National Park including maps and photographs.

100 NZ Short Short Stories
New Book

100 NZ Short Short Stories

ISBN# 9781877178016
$39.95NZD

1997. 100 of the entries in a competition for the best mini-fiction; stories of 500 words or less.

South With Scott

South With Scott

$54.95NZD

1948. Illustrated account of the ill-fated expedition to reach the South Pole by Capt Robert Scott, told by his second-in-command who lead the Last Supporting Party.

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living

ISBN# 9780062457714
$44.95NZD

2016. A superstar blogger cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be positive all the time so that we can truly become better, happier people.

Maui and Me : A Search for a Fisherman's El Dorado

Maui and Me : A Search for a Fisherman's El Dorado

$69.95NZD

1963. The quest for the fisherman's El Dorado from one end of NZ to the other, following the search of author-angler Zane Grey

Shoestring Shipping Line

Shoestring Shipping Line

$47.95NZD

1967. History of the independent and locally owned Tasman Shipping Line

The Golden Road to Cape Reinga

The Golden Road to Cape Reinga

$47.95NZD

1966. A personal and illustrated account of a leisurely pilgrimage through New Zealand's Northland region.

JADE RIVER: A History of The Mahurangi

JADE RIVER: A History of The Mahurangi

ISBN# 9780473081461
$249.95NZD

2001. 1st edition. Rare and collectable New Zealand local history.

Great Days in New Zealand Nursing

Great Days in New Zealand Nursing

$42.95NZD

1961. From the earliest days of European settlement, a history of NZ nursing

Nurse in the North : With Dr G.M. Smith in the Hokianga

Nurse in the North : With Dr G.M. Smith in the Hokianga

ISBN# 0723303754
$48.95NZD

1973. Memoir including amusing anecdotes and otherwise, of a district nurse in a remote region of New Zealand in the 1940s

New Zealand : The Small Utopia

New Zealand : The Small Utopia

$49.95NZD

1962. An overview of New Zealand as it was in the 1960s; including a brief mention of Hawke's Bay

Random Recollections : Notes on a lifetime at the bar

Random Recollections : Notes on a lifetime at the bar

$94.95NZD

1939. Fascinating memoir of A.C. Hanlon, one of His Majesty's Counsel for the Dominion of New Zealand

The Streets Of My City : Wellington, New Zealand

The Streets Of My City : Wellington, New Zealand

$44.95NZD

1948. The history of the city reflected in its street names, preserving those of pioneer ships, statesmen and more

Random Recollections : Notes on a lifetime at the bar

Random Recollections : Notes on a lifetime at the bar

$69.95NZD

1939. Fascinating memoir of A.C. Hanlon, one of His Majesty's Counsel for the Dominion of New Zealand

Fill It Up Again

Fill It Up Again

$28.95NZD

Vintage NZ title of anecdotes by the caricature of Hori, a New Zealand Maori

Decently and in Order : The Government of the City of Auckland 1840-1971

Decently and in Order : The Government of the City of Auckland 1840-1971

$44.95NZD

1971. Well illustrated history celebrating celebrating the centenary of NZ's biggest city

Samuel Butler at Mesopotamia

Samuel Butler at Mesopotamia

$48.95NZD

1960. Illustrated history of the Mesopotamia Station runs before and after Samuel Butler's residence there.

The Heart of Colonial Auckland 1865-1910

The Heart of Colonial Auckland 1865-1910

ISBN# 1869411579
$37.95NZD

1992. Looks at what is now central Auckland, but which for many years was Auckland, between 1865 and 1910.

The People's Pope : The Story of Karol Wojtyla of Poland

The People's Pope : The Story of Karol Wojtyla of Poland

ISBN# 0858353377
$29.95NZD

1979. Illustrated biography of Pope John Paul II

An Appetite for Wonder :  The Making of a Scientist

An Appetite for Wonder : The Making of a Scientist

ISBN# 9780593070901
$29.95NZD

2013. First volume of the autobiographical memoir by British evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins

What A Ride, Mate : The Life and Times of the Mad Butcher

What A Ride, Mate : The Life and Times of the Mad Butcher

ISBN# 9781869506896
$28.95NZD

2008. Peter Leitch, aka The Mad Butcher, is a larger than life legend. Here is the story of the private family man.

Memories of a Catholic Girlhood

Memories of a Catholic Girlhood

ISBN# 0140019383
$28.95NZD

1957. Blending memories and family myths, a biography of an orphan in the Catholic religion from one of America's brilliant writers

LOVE : Moments - Intimacy - Laughter - Kinship

LOVE : Moments - Intimacy - Laughter - Kinship

ISBN# 0733615600
$39.95NZD

2002. Compilation of photographs from the M-I-L-K Project, a celebration of the human race from all over the world

You Can Heal Your Life : Companion Book

You Can Heal Your Life : Companion Book

ISBN# 156170878X
$44.95NZD

2002. Companion book to the landmark bestseller You Can Heal Your Life, with exercises for self-love and positive thinking

Astride The River; A History of Hamilton

Astride The River; A History of Hamilton

$39.95NZD

1977. An illustrated history of Hamilton from the time it was a military village in the 1860s.

The End of the Penny Section

The End of the Penny Section

$39.95NZD

1973. The absorbing story of passenger transport in the urban streets of New Zealand.

Rembrandt to Renoir: 300 Years of European Masterpieces from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Rembrandt to Renoir: 300 Years of European Masterpieces from the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

ISBN# 086463191X
$39.95NZD

1993. Exhibition programme includes the paintings of Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Flemish and British artists

Behind Winery Doors : Marlborough & Nelson New Zealand

Behind Winery Doors : Marlborough & Nelson New Zealand

ISBN# 9780473291853
$49.95NZD

2014. Features 45 of Marlborough and Nelson's leading vineyards including maps, memorabilia and history behind each one

Sheep Breeds of New Zealand

Sheep Breeds of New Zealand

ISBN# 0790005832
$37.95NZD

1997. Thorough introduction to NZ's 33 sheep breeds; tracing their history, scientific breeding and the wool and meat industry

Sentinel at the Gates : History of Nelson College for Girls 1883-1983

Sentinel at the Gates : History of Nelson College for Girls 1883-1983

$44.95NZD

1982. Well illustrated and detailed history commemorating the centenary of Nelson College for Girls

Easter Monday in the Highlands : A Century of Mackenzie Highland Shows 1899-1998

Easter Monday in the Highlands : A Century of Mackenzie Highland Shows 1899-1998

ISBN# 0473055112
$119.95NZD

1998. Detailed illustrated history of the Mackenzie Agricultural and Pastoral Association Show held in Fairlie from 1899.

Longfellow's Prose Works Volume 1 : Outre-Mer and Drift-Wood

Longfellow's Prose Works Volume 1 : Outre-Mer and Drift-Wood

$79.95NZD

1886. One of America's most well-known poets, highly regarded for many works such as The Song of Hiawatha

Picturesque Edinburgh

Picturesque Edinburgh

$159.95NZD

1899. Beautiful antique book on Edinburgh with 500 monochrome illustrations and two double-page maps

101 Great Tramps In New Zealand

101 Great Tramps In New Zealand

ISBN# 0474003337
$39.95NZD

1986. Popular guide to NZ's most exciting tramping tracks, written by two highly-experienced trampers.

An Appetite For Wonder : Cawthron Institute 1921-2011, 90th Anniversary
New Book

An Appetite For Wonder : Cawthron Institute 1921-2011, 90th Anniversary

ISBN# 9780473195885
$79.95NZD

2011. Richly detailed and illustrated history commemorating the 90th anniversary of the NZ scientific institute

Echoes in the Blue

Echoes in the Blue

ISBN# 0615135943
$44.95NZD

2006. Eco-thriller written by a NZ wildlife biologist. Ignoring a moratorium, Japan sends a whaling fleet to Antarctica.

Mary Smith's Hotel

Mary Smith's Hotel

$39.95NZD

1957. Historical New Zealand fiction set in the West Coast goldmining town of Charleston

Poetry In Rhodesia : 75 Years

Poetry In Rhodesia : 75 Years

$48.95NZD

1968. Anthology of African poetry edited by Dorothy 'Betty' Finn.

Mussel Cultivation in the Marlborough Sounds (New Zealand)

Mussel Cultivation in the Marlborough Sounds (New Zealand)

$59.95NZD

1979. Fascinating book on the history of the mussel cultivation industry in the Marlborough Sounds

The Lyttleton Time Ball Station

The Lyttleton Time Ball Station

$44.95NZD

1979. An account of its history, operation and restoration. Nice history collectors book.

Beyond the Skippers Road

Beyond the Skippers Road

ISBN# 0589000063
$39.95NZD

1965. An account of high country sheep farming in a remote and isolated area of the South Island.

Katherine Mansfield : A Critical Study

Katherine Mansfield : A Critical Study

$58.95NZD

1951. Biography and critical analysis relatiing the central experiences of Katherine Mansfield's life to her work.

Flora of New Zealand : 3 volumes

Flora of New Zealand : 3 volumes

$149.95NZD

1961. Three vintage technical and reference works on NZ plants.

Trees and Shrubs of New Zealand

Trees and Shrubs of New Zealand

$53.95NZD

1964. New Zealand's trees and shrubs and how to identify and name them correctly.

Born Free : A Lioness of Two Worlds

Born Free : A Lioness of Two Worlds

$44.95NZD

1960. The author's remarkable an now classic story of a lion raised from a cub in captivity and her eventual return to the wild.

A World of My Own

A World of My Own

ISBN# 304934739
$48.95NZD

1969. A gripping account of one of the greatest sea adventures of our time - single handed circumnavigation of the world

Living Free : The Story of Elsa and her Cubs

Living Free : The Story of Elsa and her Cubs

$29.95NZD

1961. Sequel to Born Free, as the famous lioness raises her cubs in the Kenyan bush with the assistance of the Adamsons

The Observer's Basic Military Aircraft Directory

The Observer's Basic Military Aircraft Directory

ISBN# 0723215235
$34.95NZD

1974. Part of the Observer series, a complete illustrated directory for aviation enthusiasts and collectors.

Motor Boating : A Practical Handbook

Motor Boating : A Practical Handbook

ISBN# 0370103483
$48.95NZD

1975. Well illustrated vintage boating guide for enthusiasts

The Companion Guide to The South Island of New Zealand

The Companion Guide to The South Island of New Zealand

$68.95NZD

1972. Vintage travel guide to the South Island of New Zealand. Signed by the author

101 Great Bombers : Legendary Fighting Aircraft From WW1 To the Present
New Book

101 Great Bombers : Legendary Fighting Aircraft From WW1 To the Present

ISBN# 9781905704712
$29.95NZD

2008. The history of all types of military bombers, with full specifications, photographs and profile artwork.

The Extraordinary,  Ordinary Student Pilot

The Extraordinary, Ordinary Student Pilot

$55.95NZD

1983. Very personal account of light aviation and private flying in New Zealand by an enthusiast.

Fighter Pilot

Fighter Pilot

ISBN# 0563179716
$27.95NZD

1981. Based on the major BBC TV series, produced in co-operation with the RAF, following a group of hopeful pilot candidates.

Soren Larsen : Homeward Around the Horn

Soren Larsen : Homeward Around the Horn

ISBN# 0908608772
$42.95NZD

1997. Details the 1991 voyage of a square-rigged ship, the Soren Larsen, from Sydney to Liverpool.

Hang Gliding  : The basic handbook of Skysurfing

Hang Gliding : The basic handbook of Skysurfing

$44.95NZD

1973. A how-to, where-to book covering all aspects of this exciting aviation sport.

John Deere Farm Tractors  : A History of the John Deere Tractor
New Book

John Deere Farm Tractors : A History of the John Deere Tractor

ISBN# 0879387556
$44.95NZD

1992. How a plough company got into the tractor business and recounts the history of successive tractor models.

Jane's F-117 Stealth Fighter : At The Controls
New Book

Jane's F-117 Stealth Fighter : At The Controls

ISBN# 0004721098
$24.95NZD

1998. Investigates the secret origins of the Stealth program, takes you on a combat mission and much more.

Charles Kingsford Smith : Smithy, The World's Greatest Aviator

Charles Kingsford Smith : Smithy, The World's Greatest Aviator

ISBN# 0701819308
$24.95NZD

1985. Superbly illustrated account of the life of pioneering Australian aviator Sir Charles Kingsford-Smith

An Illustrated  Guide to Tractors
New Book

An Illustrated Guide to Tractors

ISBN# 9781844061457
$34.95NZD

2010. The story of tractor development from the earliest days through to present day; Massey-Ferguson, John Deere and more

12-Metre Images

12-Metre Images

ISBN# 0720717132
$18.95NZD

1987. Illustrated look at 12-metre yacht racing, how crews prepare for the America's Cup and the most prominent racers

Circus & Carnival Tractors : 1930-2001 Photo Archive

Circus & Carnival Tractors : 1930-2001 Photo Archive

ISBN# 1583880763
$46.95NZD

2002. Action photos of construction and farm tractors put to use by circuses and carnivals.

Vintage Car Repair And Restoration Technical Manual

Vintage Car Repair And Restoration Technical Manual

ISBN# 0473079186
$39.95NZD

2001. Repair and restoration technical manual for vintage cars in New Zealand.

Ready for Take Off : Basic Training for Student Pilots

Ready for Take Off : Basic Training for Student Pilots

ISBN# 0709029985
$38.95NZD

1987. Vintage handbook on learning to fly; fully illustrated with photographs,, diagrams and tables.

Harley Davidson Motorcycles : Genuine Accessories and Parts Catalouge 2008

Harley Davidson Motorcycles : Genuine Accessories and Parts Catalouge 2008

$19.95NZD

2008. Complete parts and accessories catalogue of the time.

From Supermarine Seafire XVII To Douglas DC-10  : A Lifetime of Flight
New Book

From Supermarine Seafire XVII To Douglas DC-10 : A Lifetime of Flight

ISBN# 1848846479
$42.95NZD

2012. The growth and development of commercial aviation from early post-war infancy to the present day.

Where New Zealand Touches the World : A History of Auckland International Airport

Where New Zealand Touches the World : A History of Auckland International Airport

ISBN# 9780582544680
$43.95NZD

2003. From a Mangere farm paddock to a world-class leading airport, this is a detailed and fascinating history

The Aircraft of the World

The Aircraft of the World

$39.95NZD

1965. Well-illustrated vintage book on aircraft around the world

Dogfight : The inside story of the Kiwi Airlines Collapse
New Book

Dogfight : The inside story of the Kiwi Airlines Collapse

ISBN# 0958356823
$34.95NZD

1996. Written by the man who tried to take on the big airlines by building one of his own and how his dream was sabotaged

Hunter Boys : True Tales from Pilots of the Hawker Hunter
New Book

Hunter Boys : True Tales from Pilots of the Hawker Hunter

ISBN# 9781909808034
$48.95NZD

2014. A fascinating insight into the experiences of those who flew the iconic Hawker Hunter known as

All Four Engines Have Failed : The True and Triumphant Story of Flight BA 009
Freedom Flight

Freedom Flight

ISBN# 1770072691
$29.95NZD

2006. A record-breaking 64,000 km around-the-world microlight expedition

The  Ford Century : 100th Anniversary Edition

The Ford Century : 100th Anniversary Edition

$34.95NZD

2002. Highly visual history of a corporate icon and a name recognised the world over.

Basic  Astro Navigation : For use with Reed's Nautical Almanac

Basic Astro Navigation : For use with Reed's Nautical Almanac

ISBN# 0229985793
$27.95NZD

1975. Vintage navigational reference book, well illustrated with photographs, charts and tables.

The West Highland Railway

The West Highland Railway

ISBN# 0946537224
$22.95NZD

1986. Illustrated with photographs, maps and diagrams, a history of the West Highland Railway in Scotland

Illustrated Directory of Classic  Cars
New Book

Illustrated Directory of Classic Cars

ISBN# 1840652438
$29.95NZD

2002. Over 250 of the world's most magnificent cars since the beginning of the 20th century, illustrated with technical detail.

Massey-Ferguson Tractors
New Book

Massey-Ferguson Tractors

ISBN# 9780753720701
$42.95NZD

2012. Comprehensive illustrated guide to the history of this iconic global brand - the world's biggest tractor company

Chinook! The Special Forces Flight in War and Peace

Chinook! The Special Forces Flight in War and Peace

ISBN# 0684840170
$38.95NZD

1998. An account of the author's career with the SFF including a detailed analysis of how a Chinook helicopter works

Wine Class : All you need to know about Wine in New Zealand
New Book

Wine Class : All you need to know about Wine in New Zealand

ISBN# 9781869791001
$24.95NZD

2009. An entertaining and informative guide to wine that will equip the reader with confidence to discover what they like.

Allergy and Asthma Relief: The Breakthrough Approach to Ending the Attacks and Feeling Great
New Book

Allergy and Asthma Relief: The Breakthrough Approach to Ending the Attacks and Feeling Great

ISBN# 0762105070
$34.95NZD

2004. The Breathe-Easy Plan is an 8 week programme to put you back in control of your asthma, allergies and your life.

Healing the Mind Through The Power of Story : The Promise of Narrative Psychology
New Book

Healing the Mind Through The Power of Story : The Promise of Narrative Psychology

ISBN# 9781591430957
$34.95NZD

2010. Via traditional stories from cultures around the world, an innovative approach in mental health of rewriting lives.