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A note about condition: Some of these older books have worn dustjackets. The photographs have been taken to display condition as clearly as possible, but the dustjackets are now protected by polyester covering. For more detail on the condition of any of these books, you can check the description on abebooks here.       […]

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The Journals Of Captain James Cook With Portfolio Of Charts & Views edited by J. C. Beaglehole  The Hakluyt Society, 1955-1974 First Edition 5 Volumes Plus Portfolio Of Charts And Views  Volume I: The Voyage of the Endeavour 1768-1771, 1955, colour frontis., cclxxxiv, 684pp, 45 b/w plates & maps, 12pp addenda & corrigenda Volume II: The Voyage […]

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Capital Ideas Evolving by Peter L. Bernstein. John Wiley, 2007. ISBN 9780471731733   $20 A Splendid Exchange: How Trade Shaped the World by William Bernstein. Atlantic Books, 2008. ISBN 9781843546689   $30 Crises & Opportunities: The Shaping of Modern Finance by Youssef Cassis. Oxford University Press, 2011. ISBN 9780199600861   $25 Shaping the Industrial Century: The Remarkable Story […]

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Big Cars In New Zealand: English, European  American, Australian And Japanese by Tim Chadwick. Grantham House Publishing, 2002. ISBN 9781869340872. paperback   $25   Mighty Moves: Heavy Haulage and House Moving In New Zealand by Bee Dawson. Wairau Press, 2012. ISBN 9781927158050   $45   New Zealand Shipwrecks: Over Two Hundred Years of Disaster at Sea by Lynton Diggle,  […]

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The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, introduction by John Tyler Bonner and Robert M. May. Princeton University Press. Paperback   $16   The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals, Definitive Edition with Introduction, Afterword, Commentaries by Paul Ekman. Oxford, 1998   $25   On Evolution, edited by Thomas F. Glick and […]

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Forgotten Voices of the Second World War by Max Arthur. Ebury Press, 2004. ISBN 0091897343 $25 Stalin’s War Through the Eyes of His Commanders by Albert Axell. Arms and Armour, 1997. ISBN 1854094025  $25 Rommel’s Intelligence in the Desert Campaign by Hans-Otto Behrendt. William Kimber, 1985. ISBN 0718305159 $30 Alamein: War Without Hate by John […]

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Ancient Christian Gospels: Their History and Development by Helmut Koestler $25 The Gnostic Scriptures; A New Translation with annotations and introductions by Bentley Layton $35 The Other Bible: Ancient Alternative Scriptures, edited with Introductions by Willis Barnstone paperback $20 Encyclopedia of Early Christianity, edited by Everett Ferguson $55 The Historical Jesus: A Comprehensive Guide by […]

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Biography   The King in the North: The Life and Times of Oswald of Northumbria by Max Adams $25 Marlborough: England’s Fragile Genius by Richard Holmes $30 Wellington: The Iron Duke by Richard Holmes $25 Frederick the Great by Giles MacDonogh William Wilberforce; The Life of the Great Anti-Slave Trade Campaigner by William Hague $30 […]

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These books are all hardbacks in Very Good or better condition.   Some Talk of Alexander: A Journey Through Space and Time in The Greek World by Frederic Raphael $30 Egypt Greece and Rome: Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean by Charles Freeman $25 The Middle East: 2000 Years of History from the Rise of Christianity […]

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Jason Books is proud to present this catalogue of rare and important books, chiefly concerning New Zealand. Highlights include handsome copies of Angas’s The New Zealanders Illustrated (1847), Hochstetter’s New Zealand: Its Physical Geography, Geology and Natural History (1867), Colenso’s Fiat Justitia (1871), FitzGerald’s Climbs in the New Zealand Alps (1896), and a very rare set of Flinders’s A Voyage to […]

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NZ Regional History

A Hundred Years in Herne Bay: Memories of a Unique Corner of Auckland by Marjory F. E. Adams,     Marjory F. E. Adams, 2001. ISBN 0473081504. Paperback   $35

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New Zealand Natural History


Between the Tides: New Zealand Shore and Estuary Life by Mike Bradstock. Reed Methuen, 1985. ISBN  0474000117   $25

New Zealand Medicinal Plants by S. G. Brooker, R. […]

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