Church, Glyn & Graham Smith 30 cm, 183 pp, colour photo illus, d/w two tiny repaired marginal tears. Book is as new. Rhododendrons are a most versatile garden plant, large and evergreen, with glorious flowers and wonderful foliage, and the big-leaf species (Falconera and Grandia) take these attributes to a whole new level. All of the big-leaf rhododendrons known to date are covered in this book, including descriptions of each, how and where they were discovered, and by whom, as well as information on the public and private gardens around the world with the best collections, and what new species are still being discovered. International expert on the genus Graham Smith and garden writer Glyn Church, both New Zealand based, also give practical advice on growing these spectacular plants in your own garden, and how to create the best conditions in which to enjoy them. A heavy book - overseas buyers please ask for a freight quote.
Mahy, Margaret ( Lloyd Jones - Series Ed. ) 15cm, 51 pp, soft covers with d/w - jacket with three tiny marks, and tiny abrasions at verso from removal of price sticker. VG in VG minus d/w. All kinds of musings by prominent children's author. Scarce. This is lighter in weight than the average allowed for at the checkout and there will be a freight rebate made for overseas buyers.
Millen, Juila 20 cm, 336 pp, colour photo illus, soft covers. VG copy. As a restless 17-year-old seeking fame and fortune (and romance), Julia Millen goes hitchhiking in the South Island with her cousin and two older friends. What begins as a holiday frolic becomes a survival recipe for life.Radiating hope and energy, Julia sets off for London with her family, but tragedy strikes when Julia’s father dies and upheaval follows. After a trip to Paris, Julia’s hitchhiking adventures encompass sleeping rough in Stockholm, a traverse of Yugoslavia and almost finding love in Greece. Meeting up with a boyfriend in Naples is the beginning of a chaotic motorcycle ride and near-disaster on a plain in Spain.Back in London, Julia faces the Cuban missile crisis and endures the worst winter of the century before returning to New Zealand, where she survives an impetuous marriage, a pavlova crisis and the aftermath of a fatal mountaineering accident in the Southern Alps.Intrepid New Zealand hikes, treks across the Antarctic wastes, seeing the US by pick-up truck and hitchhiking in South America completes Julia’s headlong pursuit of life and the sometimes unexpected consequences this brings -- publisher's website.
Fairlie Bruce, Dorita 19.5 cm, 288 pp, colour forntis and four b&w plates, decorated cloth over boards - corners with small tears and frays - worst is 3.5 at top rear. Gift inscription to flyleaf, which is a little tanned, along with final page. Good overall; but internally very good.
Culture, rights, and cultural rights : perspectives from the South Pacific : the proceedings of a colloquium organised by the Unesco Office for Pacific Member States and the Centre for New Zealand Jurisprudence (School of Law, University of Waikato, New Zealand) October 1998Wilson, Margaret and Paul Hunt, eds 22 cm, xi, 178 pp, soft covers. VG copy.
Carson, Terry 23 cm, 107 pp, soft covers. A very tiidy library-cancelled copy, which appears unused. Covers laminated in a heavy plastic. In this new look at the Snow family murders, author and lawyer Terry Carson focuses on the role played by Margaret Reardon, the murderer’s mistress. Was she a willing participant in the horrendous crimes or was she, due to threats and violence towards her by her former lover, really another victim? Did a male dominated Victorian legal system treat her unnecessarily harshly? The author looks at the facts and draws on his legal background to paint a realistic scenario for the role played by Margaret Reardon."--publisher's website.
Tempian, Monica [ translator, Sue McRae ] 21 cm, vii, 265 pp, b&w photo illus, soft covers - miold corner crease to front, which sits flat. VG minus. In 1938, the Jewish actress Minnie Maria Korten, star of the European stage, left Nazi Germany for the safety of the United Kingdom. In her hand luggage she carried a few theatre reviews, some photographs and a copy of Goethe's Faust. Eventually she arrived in New Zealand with her family 'in exile at the other end of the world'. In her new home she was known as Madame Maria Dronke. Renowned for her dark, beautiful voice and magnetic presence, Maria Dronke entranced audiences with her acting and poetry recitals, created spectacular productions and trained the first generation of New Zealand professional actors. -- publisher information.
Crawford, Alex 23 cm, 256 pp, figs, b&w photo illus, colour art illus, soft covers. Lovely copy. Development and service history of Hart Family aircraft including: Hart, Demon, Osprey, Audax, Hardy, Hind, Hector. One of the most important and successful aircraft in the inter-war period, the Hawker Hart family of biplanes was used extensively across the whole British Empire from India to Afghanistan, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, in almost every imaginable role. 'Hawker Hart Family' provides comprehensive coverage of the origin and development of every version, with service and operational details, as well as previously unpublished photographs, and images from official archives and private collections around the world. Specially-commissioned scale line drawings and color profiles PLUS an extensive set of exclusive color walk-round photographs, full color notes, a survivors list and historical pilots notes and a modern test-pilot's view. A heavy book - overseas buyers please ask for a freight quote.
Drummond, Alison, Ed. 22.5 cm, 278 pp, maps on eps, b&w photo plates, d/w - marginal rubbing, as often. Light corner bumps, and small tape shadow to title page, as something was taped there historically. Internally very good, but only good overall due to minor cosmetic issues outlined.
Sturm, J. C. 21 cm, 126 pp, soft covers. Signed by the author to ttile page, and John Baxter to verso of title page. A lovely signed copy. This is lighter in weight than the average allowed for at the checkout and there will be a freight rebate made for overseas buyers.
An extra twist in the tail [ Title appears as: “An extra twist in the tale tail”, with the word tale crossed out ]Irvine, Mitch 22 cm, v, 99 pp, pen & ink illus, colour photo illus, soft covers. Small stain and two small abrasions to cover - not obtrusive. Good copy; and very good internally. This is lighter in weight than the average allowed for at the checkout and there will be a freight rebate made for overseas buyers.
Peczkowski, Robert 23 cm, 136 pp, figs, b&w photo illus, colour art illus, soft covers. Lovely copy. Through illustrations and technical details, 'Douglas SBD Dauntless' provides a history of the most important and most successful of the U.S. naval dive bombers during World War II. This work includes superb color artwork which reveal the many camouflage schemes and markings found on operational Dauntlesses; it features walk-around color photographs and rare black and white archive photographs and documents. It is essential reading for aviation enthusiasts and scale aero-modellers. 'Douglas SBD Dauntless' also features information about the operational history of all foreign Dauntless users.