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ROUND THE WORLD., Butler, Frank Hedges.
1 Butler, Frank Hedges. ROUND THE WORLD.
London T. Fisher Unwin 1924 First Edition Hard Cover Good- No Jacket 
269 pp + 2 pp publisher's advertising, 9" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering & decoration on spine and front board. Illustrated with numerous b&w photographs (collated). The author was the founder of the Royal Aero Club (1901) and the first Hon. Treasurer of the Royal Automobile Club (1897) and wrote two previous books - "Fifty Years of Travel by Land, Water and Air" and "Through Lapland with Skis and Reindeer". Chaper headings for "Round the World": The Voyage Out; From America to Hawaii; Pictures of the Pacific Islands; A Visit to Japan; Japanese Entertainment and the Drama; Korea and the Inland Sea; Through China to Hong-Kong; A Taste of the Jungle; Home Matters; From London to Brazil; The Falkland Isles; The Tip of South America; The Lands of the Incas; The Panama Canal; Cuba: How Tobacco is Grown; The National Game of Pelota; Florida Modernized; The Paradise of Fishermen; In the Track of the Ancient Voyagers; How We Lost Java; The Industries and Resources of Java; Travelling in Java; A Palace Ceremony; The Borobudur Temple; Java: Town and Country; The Island of Bali; The Ritual of Cremation; From Bali to Australia and New Zealand through Torres Straits and the Great Barrier Reef; Maori Land; The South Sea Islands; Back to Civilization; Appendices: Suggestions for an EmpireTourist Bureau; By Air to Lausanne; Index. Very light browning on free endpapers, previous owner's name in ink and faint erased pencil writing marks on front free endpaper, small edge tear on page leaf 259/260 - archivally taped, light browning to edges of text block, very light soiling on top of text block, light edge wear, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine with two tiny tears at top, one small corner bump, scattered small water stains and a few light stains on front board with some color loss - plus a tiny water stain on rear board. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
A POCKETFUL OF YEARS.  ANOTHER MRS KINGI BOOK., Cleary, Frances.
2 Cleary, Frances. A POCKETFUL OF YEARS. ANOTHER MRS KINGI BOOK.
Collins, Auckland, New Zealand, 1975, first edition. 
166 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "Mrs Kingi, the beloved heroine of 'This Mrs Kingi', continues her story in this delightful sequel. As she looks back on her seventy years in the small Bay of Islands area (New Zealand) that has been her home - and that of her family - for generations, Mrs Kingi ponders on the changes she has seen. Typical of these is the family of her daughter Lizzie and husband Sam. Flash and Gordon, the twins born at the end of the earlier book, are now stu rdy youngsters. Les, the oldest and Mrs Kingi's secret favourite, is away at school on a scholarship, with his future assured; and the other children are normal and healthy. Only Gus is a problem, and his grandmother worries that he may t u r n o u t t o be a bad Maori if his talent for carving and drawing is not encouraged. That is Mrs Kingi's strength, and her weakness: that she cares about everybody and everything in her immediate vicinity, from her friend Mrs Wiki's dog to the s ta te of t he wo rld in general. But there is one thing she can and does do, this 'wrinkled-up old Maori woman of no importance', as she calls herself. When faced with an agonising decision under the pressure of other people, Mrs Kingi accep ts wha t s h e f eel s a r e h er responsbilities - not only to her close family, but to all her people. The book ends on a triumphant note, as the whole district celebrates Mrs Kingi's seventieth birthday and, on the happiest day of her life, youn g G us g ives h er t he b est gi ft o f all." Light edge wear, book slightly cocked, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, three tiny corner creases. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, ligh t fa ding to sp ine colo r. V ery Goo d/Ver y Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
3 Hogg, Garry. PATHFINDERS IN NEW ZEALAND.
Whitcombe & Tombs, New Zealand, 1963, first edition. 
189 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover (medium purple boards with silver lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. B&w plates, maps. "....(presents) a selection of individual achievements spanning the two hundred years between Tasman's discovery of New Ze aland in the mid-seventeenth century and Barrington's marathon trek in search of gold in the mid-nineteenth century. A final chapter deals with 'Mr Explorer Douglas', whose astonishing exploits belong to a somewhat later period, and who d i e d l e s s t han fifty years ago. These (and others which might also have been included, had there been space) stand out as milestones along a route of splendid achievement which has transformed two remote islands into the proud Dominion they co ns ti t ut e to da y ." Chapters include: Hore-Ta-Te-Taniwha Meets James Cook; Massacre in Treachery Bay; A Sermon in Treachery Bay; The Unpredicatable Maori; Dieffenbach's Ascent of Mt Egmont; Brunner and 'The Great Journey'; Barrington Looks for Go ld. Sli gh t b ump t o t op edge of front board, light wrinkling to top/bottom of spine, one tiny corner bump, light fading to spine. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MAORILAND FAIRY TALES., Howes, Edith.
4 Howes, Edith. MAORILAND FAIRY TALES.
London Ward, Lock 1958 Reprint Hard Cover Good Good- 
224 pp, 7 3/8" H. Colour frontispiece, six b&w illustrations. Contents: The Wanderers; The Six Brothers; Tiki; Tawhaki's Climb; How the Moon was Made; Brother and Sister; The Sea-King's Victory; The Magician's Magic; Maui; More about Maui; The King and the Fairies; Hatupatu; The Star Hunt; The Pet Whale; On the Moon; The Wooden Head; The Fountain of Fish; Rata; The Island and the Taniwha; The Most Beautiful Maiden in the World; The Giant in the Cave; Tama and his Brother; Tama and his Wife; Sea-Goblins; The Great Bird of the Hills; The Floating Island; The Princess and the Giant; Hinemoa's Swim. Previous owner's name in ink on front free endpaper, very light foxing on spine and at bottom of boards, minor soiling, two tiny corner bumps. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has moderate edge wear, light edge wrinkling and a few edge tears, moderate browning on rear panel, a crease down the front flap. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WONDER TALES OF MAORILAND., Reed, A.W.
5 Reed, A.W. WONDER TALES OF MAORILAND.
Wellington, New Zealand A.H. & A.W. Reed 1971 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Fair A.S. Paterson. 
122 pp, 10" H. B&w illustrations. "Popo was the fat, genial, old story teller in a Maori seaside village. He was a friend to all the children, especially to Rata and Hine, son and daughter of the chief. Popo's stories came from the rich store house of Maori legend, and so the children learned about the mischievous half-god Maui; they discovered why the sun travels across the sky, how their own land was fished up from the bottom of the sea, and what happened when Rata cut down a tree without telling the god of the forest. These and many other stories are the well-loved legends and folk-tales of the Maoris of New Zealand." Contents: How Maui Went Fishing; The Birth of Maui; Maui in the Underworld; Maui Looks for Fire; How Eels were Made; How Light Came into the World; The Battle of the Birds; How Tawhaki Climbed into the Skyland; How Rata made a Great Canoe; How Kae Stole the Whale; How Kahukura Found the Magic Net; The Story of Hatupatu; Tutanekai Who Played the Flute. Minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, large birthday wishes inscription in ink on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has moderate edge wear/creases, several edge chips (one with some surface paper loss) and tears (some are taped on inside), several small scuffs, light rubbing/soiling, two moderate ink scribbles on rear panel, vrease down rear flap, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A SOLDIER'S VIEW OF EMPIRE:  THE REMINISCENCES OF JAMES BODELL, 1831-92., Sinclair, Keith, edited by.  (James Bodell.)
6 Sinclair, Keith, edited by. (James Bodell.) A SOLDIER'S VIEW OF EMPIRE: THE REMINISCENCES OF JAMES BODELL, 1831-92.
Bodley Head, London, 1982, first edition. 
216 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0370302249 B&w plates. "James Bodell was born in 1831 near Nottingham, the son of poor parents. At sixteen, he enlisted in the army and was sent first to Ireland, then slowly recovering fro m the great potato famine, and then to Hong Kong, where most of his regiment died of malaria or other tropical diseases. He bought himself out of the army and went to Van Diemen's Land (later Tasmania) where he kept a hotel, but eventuall y b e c a m e d isgusted with the atmosphere of a recent convict settlement. In 1856 he moved to Victoria, where the great gold rush had begun, prospered, but finally lost his money in unwise speculation during a period of excessive drinking. In 1 8 63 h e vo lu nt e er ed to serve in New Zealand in the Maori wars. Discharged in 1866, he was given a town lot of land as well as farming land by the government at the town of Tauranga, where he was an outstanding pioneer, making money and be com in g M ayo r. H e l ate r mad e two return trips to England to visit his family in Leicester. In about 1881, he began to write his reminiscences, an ambitious undertaking for a man with so little formal education, and in 1978, on the death of one of his Eng lis h de scen dant s, the original manuscript was offered to the Bodley Head for publication. It has been edited by Keith Sinclair and presents a unique picture of how the British Empire was colonised and what life in the Briti sh ar my o f the time was like in t he ra nks . Th is is a frank, often amusing and very colourful account of the Empire seen from below." Previous owner's embossed blind stamp on free front endpaper, slight bump to top of spine. Dust jacket is pri ce cl ipped, has l ight crease s at t op of spin e. Ve ry Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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