Printing and Typography in New Zealand: A Short Bibliography

History of Printing in New Zealand
Endpaper of R A McKay’s “A History of printing in New Zealand 1830-1940”, created by the Wellington Club of Printing House Craftsmen in 1940. “The most beautiful book ever produced in this country?”

My latest obsession, as some of my recent essays here might attest. But I’m currently in the wrong country to be learning about New Zealand printing—and I would have found a short bibliography most helpful as I began to learn. Below are some of the sources I found particularly useful and interesting, in the rough order that I think it would have been most effective to have read them in.

But first, some background. Printing in New Zealand began as it did in Europe, out of theological necessity. The Church Missionary Society (CMS) operated the first presses out of Northland, and as Don McKenzie points out in his Oral Culture, Literacy & Print in Early New Zealand : The Treaty of Waitangi, the NZ case provides a fascinating look at a society moving from a primarily oral culture to a print-based one almost four hundred years after Europe went through the same shift. The first item ever printed in New Zealand was a pamphlet of catechisms in Maori, printed by Reverend William Butler Yate at Kerikeri in 1830. But as surviving copies show, Yate didn’t really know what he was doing with the printing press, and he soon went back to Sydney to have a professional print 1,800 (shoddy) copies of the Bible in Maori.

The first item ever printed in New Zealand — William Yate’s flawed pamphlet.

Four years after Yate’s botched attempt, William Colenso arrived at Paihia with a better printing press—and, more importantly, the knowledge of how to use it. (Don McKenzie mused on this: “Technology itself is nothing without a human mind…”) Within weeks of his arrival, after having some missing parts of his press re-made, he too had printed sheets of Maori catechisms, plus the first item in English: an announcement, with hindsight ironic, of the New Zealand Temperance Society. And two years later, in 1936, Colenso would start printing his run of 5,000 copies of sections of the Bible, the first full “book” printed in New Zealand. Colenso is today probably best remembered for being the printer of the Treaty of Waitangi, and for his record of the days and ceremonies surrounding the Treaty itself.

Robert Coupland Harding has been called (by McKenzie) “New Zealand’s first and most eminent typographer” (here’s a more recent summary of his life and work). Printing properly from the 1860s through the end of the century, Harding worked in the craft tradition of typography, culminating in his journal Typo. His international reputation in printing and typography was apparently significant, maybe presaging New Zealanders’ twenty-first century influence in global typography (I’m thinking of Kris Sowersby and his Klim Type Foundry, whose work I love and which I come across on more and more websites, among others).

Then there are the twentieth-century big names: Denis Glover and Leo Bensemann at The Caxton Press, and Robert “Bob” Lowry, first with the Auckland University College Students’ Association Press, and then later both Pelorus and Pilgrim presses. Numerous other private presses operated in the twentieth century (including McKenzie’s own Wai-te-Ata Press at Victoria University), but for sheer influence, Glover and Lowry get the credit.

With that too-brief summary, here’s the reading list I wish I’d had when I became interested in the topic:

  1. A History of Printing in New Zealand, by R A McKay & Wellington Club of Printing House Craftsmen, 1940. First printed in a limited edition of 600 copies, this has been described as “the most beautiful book ever produced in this country.” It is interesting both for its content and for its quality. Includes various essays on aspects of early and contemporary printing in NZ, plus illustrations throughout.
  2. A Book in the Hand: Essays on the History of the Book in New Zealand, edited by Penelope Griffith, Peter Hughes and Alan Loney, Auckland University Press, 2000. A fantastic set of essays on printing in NZ. I particularly enjoyed Donald Kerr on “Sir George Grey and his book collecting activities in NZ” (this was really great), Peter Hughes on Bob Lowry, and Alan Loney’s essay on typography.
  3. Book and Print in New Zealand: A Guide to Print Culture in Aotearoa, edited by Penny Griffith, Keith Maslen and Ross Harvey, 1997. Essays on all aspects of printing and publishing in New Zealand. Probably one of the most thorough books I’m including here, but it doesn’t capture the lives of those involved as well as the others here—it seems more aimed at those interested in printing from an industry point of view, so if that’s you, start here.
  4. Printing, bookselling & their allied trades in New Zealand circa 1900: extracts from the Cyclopaedia of New Zealand compiled as materials towards a history, compiled by D.F. McKenzie and K.A. Coleridge. The Wai-te-Ata Press, 1980. This is a “brain dump” of materials, itself cheaply printed; not so much a history as a way to find things to look up that you might not come across elsewhere. Research has gone further than this since, but I was still interested in this pamphlet as an example of McKenzie’s bibliographic research in NZ.
  5. The National Library of New Zealand’s “Book History at the Turnbull” guide. An online resource with a huge number of links and sources, not all solely related to NZ. This is a great bibliography, but the reason I’m writing my own rather than directing readers to it is that I didn’t really know where to start with their list—not all their sources are equally useful.
  6. Picking Up the Traces: The Making of a New Zealand Literary Culture 1932-1945, by Lawrence Jones. Victoria University Press, 2003. This is a great book, but isn’t focussed just on printing. The printing history is incidental to the thrust of the book, but this gives a much better idea of the role printing and typography played in the years of literary nationalism.
  7. Oral Culture, Literacy & Print in Early New Zealand : The Treaty of Waitangi, by D F McKenzie. Victoria University Press, 1985. This really should be a classic in NZ, and I was ashamed that I hadn’t heard of it before this reading. It’s based on a speech McKenzie gave at the British Library, where he took up the NZ case of the Treaty of Waitangi to make a broader point about the meaning and nature of texts. The only reason it’s not higher in this list here is because it is primarily focussed on the text of the Treaty; but the early sections about Yate’s and Colenso’s printing efforts are brilliant.
  8. PRINTING TYPES: New Zealand Type Design Since 1870, by Jonty Valentine. This is the brochure accompanying a 2009 exhibition at Auckland’s Objectspace. From Harding to Jack Yan, Warren Olds and Kris Sowersby, this is an inspiring look at typography in this country.
  9. A Bibliography of the Literature Relating to New Zealand, by Thomas Hocken. Printed by J Mackay, Government Printer, Wellington, 1909. What it says on the tin. This was reprinted in 1979 so copies can be found quite easily.
  10. Early New Zealand Books, online database by Auckland University. This is a great chronological list of materials published about and in New Zealand, with many digitised books.
  11. The Lure of New Zealand Book Collecting, by Johannes Carl Andersen. Whitcombe & Tombs, 1936. Printing from a collector’s standpoint: covers books earlier than printing began in NZ, but includes a number of good sections on early books produced in/about NZ. I didn’t bother reading this right through, though—and it looks like no one else here in Oxford has either, because some of the pages were still uncut in the Bodleian’s copy.
  12. The William Colenso Bibliography, 2013. This is a huge scholarly undertaking, but allows one to easily find further Colenso sources. I used it to find materials in the library here, including some of Colenso’s early printing.

Thanks to everyone who pointed me in the direction of some of these sources. I hope it proves useful to others.

Don McKenzie and the University

Don McKenzie Victoria University Wellington Oxford University
Danny Abse, “The Green Field”, as printed in the pamphlet by Wai-te-Ata Press commemorating the life and work of Don McKenzie.

I spent yesterday reading some of the books and ephemera held by the Bodleian by and about D F McKenzie, New Zealander, bibliographic scholar and long-time professor here at Oxford. I had only previously read excerpts from his famous Bibliography and the Sociology of Texts, so this was my first real engagement with his work—it seemed appropriate too to read on the 6th and 7th of February his work on the Treaty of Waitangi.

What a coincidence, then, to receive an email reminding me that that very day, at 5pm, would be held the 23rd D F McKenzie lecture, this year to be given by Professor Kate Nation on “linking biology and culture via cognition.” The timing couldn’t have been more strange, so I walked straight from the library to the talk.

But I want to write here not about that lecture, and instead about one given by McKenzie himself in 1997 at Victoria University when he received his honorary doctorate.

Some background: in 1997 the New Zealand Government published a “green paper” discussion document titled “A future tertiary education policy for New Zealand.” This built on explicit promises made less than a year earlier in the coalition agreement between the National and New Zealand First parties to review tertiary education. The paper sparked strong debate, and obviously great concern from the universities—for this was one of the moments when the commercialism that had long been encroaching upon the universities was made explicit, and accelerated.

In his speech McKenzie weaved back and forth between graciousness and praise for his colleagues, a story of his life and career, and explicit concern about what the proposals laid out in the green paper might do to the university that he so loved. The speech was given less than a year after Don’s retirement from his professorship at Oxford, and less than two years before his death. It was reprinted in the service pamphlet passed out at his funeral in 1999 at Old St. Paul’s in Wellington (probably the most beautiful pamphlet printed in New Zealand, by Wai-te-Ata Press which Don himself founded in 1962).

There are two academic traditions which could be noted here, the Socratic and the Sophistic. In the Socratic tradition, the end of knowledge is virtue. Socrates simply says, ‘This is so, is it not?’. If you say ‘Yes’, then you fully accept as your own the truth you’ve arrived at. There can be no question of being badly taught and then later sueing your teacher, because at every stage, your participation implies a responsibility on your part to question and resolve the point at issue before you proceed further. This is the way in which, in the humanities, we have traditionally taught and learned. Within this tradition, a phrase like ‘the knowledge of business’, for example, is a solecism.

The Sophistic tradition, however, is money-based. Sophists are information-providers. They advertise and say: ‘I know, and for a price I’ll tell you’. There’s a financial contract which implies an efficient transfer of information, and if it doesn’t happen, the student who pays may claim compensation. The Green Paper would like us all to be Sophists.

It’s not surprising therefore that the Green Paper pays scant attention to those definitions of a university given in the Education Act of 1989. Let me remind you of three of the most pertinent: (1) universities are primarily concerned with more advanced learning, the main aim being to develop intellectual independence; (2) their research and teaching are closely interdependent and most of their teaching is done by people who are active in advancing knowledge; (3) they accept a role as critic and conscience of society. All three, I believe, are now at risk.

For New Zealanders, and for many people around the world, the state of affairs that McKenzie worried about has sadly come to pass. Two years ago the New Zealand government published a report on “New Models of Tertiary Education”, in which some of the more worrying parts of the 1997 report have become hidden foundations. (I published my own concerns about that report in this essay).

But then again—I am here, studying at a university, with the freedom to read the words of someone like Don McKenzie. The worry about the future of the university itself sometimes seems a sign of the success of the university in the kinds of things that McKenzie quoted from New Zealand’s Education Act. The worry remains, though, about numbers—how many people feel the freedom to do this kind of reading? Ever fewer, from accounts of professors. And this reading itself can sometimes seem ever more difficult as the instrumentalist logic of reports like the Green Paper seeps into every corner of the library.

Of the poem I photographed above, McKenzie said: “It’s one which shows how blind we are when the variety of our human and natural worlds is obscured by our distance from the objects of study.” Thanks to Don McKenzie for the ever-fresh reminder of what we’re really here for—for being A New Zealand Scholar. And thanks to all those who continue his work, and keep his lecture series running.

My Borrowings from the Bodleian Libraries, 2018-19

Bodleian Library Borrowings Oxford

At the beginning of my time in Oxford I came across this book, “Walter Pater’s reading: a bibliography of his library borrowings and literary references, 1858-1873.” Billie Andrew Inman reconstructed as best as possible Pater’s borrowings from a few of Oxford’s libraries that had kept records—and what resulted was an amazing portrait of the development of a mind.

Mostly for my own sake, I thought I’d publish here a list of my own requests from Bodleian Libraries between September 2018 and June 2019. The list is only partial: it does not include any books I’ve referred to on the open stacks of library shelves (so this is a major omission), nor books I’ve bought or which are held in college libraries. It only includes books I had to request from the Bodleian’s off-site, closed stack materials. But despite it being partial I think it might be a valuable reminder to me of my time in Oxford, and perhaps of interest to others.

Scrolling through this list myself, certain themes stand out clearly: an overriding obsession with New Zealand, and a growing interest in NZ’s early history; book history and the history of printing; and art, nationalism and cosmopolitanism, which I wrote about for my dissertation. Maybe others might see different themes and connections to which I’m blind. Certainly some of this reading has already appeared on this blog, for instance: In Search of Disappointment Island; Alexander Turnbull and New Zealand’s Library; and Printing and Typography in New Zealand: A Short Bibliography.

Apologies for the awkward formatting and sometimes truncated titles. This is the only form in which I could export my borrowings. And for those interested in the last line of each book, where the library is written: the Weston Library is the Bodleian’s rare books and manuscripts library, so is where I had to refer to older materials; the Radcliffe Camera is the history faculty’s library, but which I also used most often as a reading room; and the Sackler is the art library. Finally, there are some truly odd titles in here (something about Scottish peerage succession?): sometimes pamphlets would come bound in big groups, and the title here refers to the first item in the bundle, not necessarily the thing I was reading.


My Bodleian Borrowings, September 2018 – June 2019

1

The British colonization of New Zealand : being an account of the principles, objects, and plans of

Wakefield, Edward Jerningham, 1820-1879.

Return Date: 28/06/19, 15:07

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

2

Busby of Waitangi : H. M.’s resident at New Zealand, 1833-40 /

Ramsden, Eric, 1898-1962

Return Date: 28/06/19, 15:07

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

3

The New Zealanders. Illustrated: by George French Angas.

Angas, George French, 1822-1886.

Return Date: 28/06/19, 15:56

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

4

A select list of books printed between 1501 and 1800 in the library’s collection

Greenmeadows mount st. Mary’s seminary, libr.

Return Date: 27/06/19, 08:54

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

5

Advice on establishing a library. /

Naudé, Gabriel, 1600-1653.

Return Date: 27/06/19, 08:53

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

6

The fascinating folly : Dr. Hocken and his fellow collectors /

McCormick, E. H. (Eric Hall), 1906-1995.

Return Date: 27/06/19, 08:53

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

7

A grammar and vocabulary of the language of New Zealand /

Kendall, Thomas, 1778?-1832

Return Date: 28/06/19, 15:07

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

8

Description of a view of the Bay of Islands, New Zealand, and the surrounding country /

Return Date: 28/06/19, 15:07

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

9

Heaphy : Iain Sharp.

Return Date: 29/06/19, 10:03

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

10

Early imprints in New Zealand libraries : a finding list of books printed before 1801 held in librar

Return Date: 29/06/19, 10:03

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

11

Mass civilisation and minority culture /

Leavis, F. R. (Frank Raymond), 1895-1978.

Return Date: 30/05/19, 09:25

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

12

An account of New Zealand : and of the formation and progress of the Church Missionary Society’s mis

Yate, William.

Return Date: 24/05/19, 08:30

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

13

Journal of the Resolution’s voyage, in 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775 : On discovery to the Southern Hem

Cook, James, 1728-1779.

Return Date: 24/05/19, 08:30

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

14

Some account of New Zealand.

Savage, John surgeon. pre20

Return Date: 21/05/19, 08:59

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

15

Extract of a letter … to an influential character here on the advantages to be derived from the es

Return Date: 21/05/19, 09:00

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

16

Narrative of a voyage to New Zealand, : performed in the years 1814 and 1815, in company with the Re

Nicholas, John Liddiard, author.

Return Date: 21/05/19, 09:00

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

17

Travels in New Zealand : with contributions to the geography, geology, botany, and natural history o

Dieffenbach, Ernst, 1811-1855.

Return Date: 21/05/19, 09:00

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

18

Narrative of a voyage to New Zealand, : performed in the years 1814 and 1815, in company with the Re

Nicholas, John Liddiard, author.

Return Date: 21/05/19, 09:00

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

19

Fauna of New Zealand : materials towards a fauna of New Zealand, Auckland Island, and Chatham Island

Travels in New Zealand

Return Date: 21/05/19, 16:37

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

20

The life of James K. Baxter /

McKay, F. M. (Francis Michael)

Return Date: 21/05/19, 09:45

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

21

Journal of Captain Cook’s last voyage to the Pacific Ocean, on Discovery : performed in the years 17

Rickman, John, officer on board the Discovery.

Return Date: 02/07/19, 13:20

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

22

An account of New Zealand : and of the formation and progress of the Church Missionary Society’s mis

Yate, William.

Return Date: 21/06/19, 08:30

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

23

The end of the history of art? /

Belting, Hans.

Return Date: 27/06/19, 12:20

Upper Gladstone Link

24

The new art history : a critical introduction /

Harris, Jonathan (Jonathan P.)

Return Date: 27/06/19, 12:20

Upper Gladstone Link

25

Critical terms for art history /

Return Date: 27/06/19, 12:20

Upper Gladstone Link

26

Art history : a critical introduction to its methods /

Hatt, Michael, 1960- author.

Return Date: 27/06/19, 12:20

Upper Gladstone Link

27

Orientalism /

Said, Edward W., author.

Return Date: 27/06/19, 12:20

Upper Gladstone Link

28

The art of art history : a critical anthology /

Return Date: 27/06/19, 12:20

Upper Gladstone Link

29

Image of the people : Gustave Courbet and the 1848 revolution /

Clark, T. J. (Timothy J.)

Return Date: 27/06/19, 12:20

Upper Gladstone Link

30

The social history of art /

Hauser, Arnold, 1892-1978.

Return Date: 27/06/19, 12:20

Upper Gladstone Link

31

Patterson : houses of Aotearoa.

Return Date: 06/05/19, 16:32

Sackler Library Desk

32

Whare karakia : Māori church building, decoration & ritual in Aotearoa New Zealand, 1834-1863 /

Sundt, Richard Alfred.

Return Date: 06/05/19, 16:32

Sackler Library Desk

33

Modernities : a geohistorical interpretation /

Taylor, Peter J. (Peter James), 1944-

Return Date: 06/05/19, 16:32

Sackler Library Desk

34

Planetary modernisms : provocations on modernity across time /

Friedman, Susan Stanford, author.

Return Date: 06/05/19, 16:32

Sackler Library Desk

35

William Mason : the first New Zealand architect.

Stacpoole, John.

Return Date: 29/04/19, 15:52

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

36

An introduction to New Zealand painting 1839-1967 /

Brown, Gordon H., 1931-

Return Date: 24/04/19, 09:08

Sackler Library Desk

37

Cosmopolitan style : modernism beyond the nation /

Walkowitz, Rebecca L., 1970-

Return Date: 24/04/19, 09:08

Sackler Library Desk

38

The elegant shed : New Zealand architecture since 1945 /

Mitchell, David.

Return Date: 24/04/19, 09:09

Sackler Library Desk

39

New Zealand architecture : from Polynesian beginnings to 1990 /

Shaw, Peter, 1946-

Return Date: 24/04/19, 09:04

Sackler Library Desk

40

Ruth, Roger and me : debts and legacies /

Dean, Andrew, 1988- author.

Return Date: 27/04/19, 16:17

Social Science Library

41

Hard frost : structures of feeling in New Zealand literature, 1908-1945 /

Newton, John, 1959- author.

Return Date: 21/05/19, 09:45

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

42

Architecture and its interpretation : a study of expressive systems in architecture /

Bonta, Juan Pablo.

Return Date: 21/05/19, 09:02

Sackler Library Desk

43

New Zealand architecture : from Polynesian beginnings to 1990 /

Shaw, Peter, 1946-

Return Date: 21/05/19, 09:03

Sackler Library Desk

44

Routledge handbook of cosmopolitanism studies /

Return Date: 21/05/19, 09:03

Sackler Library Desk

45

Nationalism and social theory : modernity and the recalcitrance of the nation /

Delanty, Gerard.

Return Date: 21/05/19, 09:05

Sackler Library Desk

46

State housing in New Zealand /

Firth, Cedric.

Return Date: 21/05/19, 09:06

Sackler Library Desk

47

The elegant shed : New Zealand architecture since 1945 /

Mitchell, David.

Return Date: 21/05/19, 09:06

Sackler Library Desk

48

Architecture, 1820-1970 /

Stacpoole, John, author.

Return Date: 21/05/19, 09:05

Sackler Library Desk

49

Constructing place : mind and matter /

Return Date: 21/05/19, 09:06

Sackler Library Desk

50

Cosmopolitan style : modernism beyond the nation /

Walkowitz, Rebecca L., 1970-

Return Date: 21/05/19, 09:06

Sackler Library Desk

51

English printed books to 1700 in the Alexander Turnbull library.

Alexander Turnbull Library.

Return Date: 29/06/19, 10:03

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

52

The oldest manuscripts in New Zealand /

Taylor, David M. (David Mortimer)

Return Date: 29/06/19, 10:09

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

53

Cook’s Strait, New Zealand: Compiled from the charts of Captain Cook and the more recent English and

Return Date: 01/07/19, 09:09

Weston RBMSS (Collect at RR1)

54

The book revolution /

Escarpit, Robert, 1918-2000

Return Date: 01/07/19, 09:22

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

55

Alexander Turnbull : his life, his circle, his collections /

McCormick, E. H. (Eric Hall), 1906-1995.

Return Date: 01/07/19, 09:23

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

56

The Turnbull : a library and its world /

Barrowman, Rachel, 1963-

Return Date: 01/07/19, 09:23

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

57

Meetings with remarkable manuscripts /

Hamel, Christopher de, author.

Return Date: 01/07/19, 09:23

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

58

Religio medici /

Browne, Thomas, Sir, 1605-1682.

Return Date: 28/06/19, 14:26

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

59

Some account of New Zealand.

Savage, John surgeon. pre20

Return Date: 28/06/19, 14:26

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

60

A narrative of a nine months’ residence in New Zealand in 1827 : together with a journal of a reside

Earle, Augustus.

Return Date: 02/07/19, 13:19

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

61

Art and illusion : a study in the psychology of pictorial representation /

Gombrich, E. H. (Ernst Hans), 1909-2001.

Return Date: 27/06/19, 12:21

Upper Gladstone Link

62

The architect’s handbook of professional practice /

American Institute of Architects, author.

Return Date: 18/06/19, 09:58

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

63

New Zealand in 1842; or, The effects of a bad government on a good country, in a letter to … lord

Return Date: 10/06/19, 15:43

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

64

Travels in New Zealand : with contributions to the geography, geology, botany, and natural history o

Dieffenbach, Ernst, 1811-1855.

Return Date: 10/06/19, 15:43

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

65

Travels in New Zealand : with contributions to the geography, geology, botany, and natural history o

Dieffenbach, Ernst, 1811-1855.

Return Date: 10/06/19, 15:43

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

66

Narrative of a voyage to New Zealand, : performed in the years 1814 and 1815, in company with the Re

Nicholas, John Liddiard, author.

Return Date: 10/06/19, 16:03

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

67

Narrative of a voyage to New Zealand, : performed in the years 1814 and 1815, in company with the Re

Nicholas, John Liddiard, author.

Return Date: 10/06/19, 16:03

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

68

Architect’s essentials of ownership transition /

Piven, Peter.

Return Date: 18/06/19, 09:57

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

69

The architect’s handbook of professional practice : update 2006 /

Return Date: 18/06/19, 09:57

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

70

Adventure in New Zealand, from 1839 to 1844 : with some account of the beginning of the British colo

Wakefield, Edward Jerningham, 1820-1879

Return Date: 17/06/19, 10:44

Weston Mackerras (RR1)

71

The dynamics of cultural nationalism : the Gaelic revival and the creation of the Irish nation state

Hutchinson, John, 1949-

Return Date: 18/04/19, 16:37

Sackler Library Desk

72

MIHI : collected poems /

Tuwhare, Hone, 1922-2008

Return Date: 12/04/19, 09:01

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

73

Les collections de l’Extrême-Orient : (Inde-Turkestan-Chine-Japon) /

Migeon, Gaston, 1861-1930.

Return Date: 16/04/19, 09:57

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

74

A new history of the humanities : the search for principles and patterns from Antiquity to the prese

Bod, Rens, 1965- author.

Return Date: 16/04/19, 09:58

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

75

Farewell to an idea : episodes from a history of modernism /

Clark, T. J. (Timothy J.)

Return Date: 16/04/19, 09:58

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

76

Modernities : a geohistorical interpretation /

Taylor, Peter J. (Peter James), 1944-

Return Date: 12/04/19, 09:00

Bod Radcliffe Camera (Lower)

77

Community and privacy : toward a new architecture of humanism /

Chermayeff, Serge, 1900-1996

Return Date: 08/04/19, 18:32

Sackler Library Desk

78

Art history after modernism /

Belting, Hans.

Return Date: 08/04/19, 18:32

Sackler Library Desk

79

Coast, country, neighbourhood, city /

Return Date: 08/04/19, 18:32

Sackler Library Desk

80

Spatialities : the geographies of art and architecture /

Return Date: 08/04/19, 18:33

Sackler Library Desk

81

The condition of postmodernity : an enquiry into the origins of cultural change /

Harvey, David, 1935-

Return Date: 27/04/19, 16:17

Social Science Library

82

Making peoples : a history of the New Zealanders : from Polynesian settlement to the end of the nine

Belich, James, 1956-

Return Date: 28/04/19, 13:19

Upper Gladstone Link

83

The New Zealand wars and the Victorian interpretation of racial conflict /

Belich, James, 1956-

Return Date: 28/04/19, 13:20

Upper Gladstone Link

84

Adventure in New Zealand, from 1839 to 1844 : with some account of the beginning of the British colo

Wakefield, Edward Jerningham, 1820-1879.

Return Date: 28/04/19, 13:02

Upper Gladstone Link

85

Katherine Mansfield’s New Zealand /

O’Sullivan, Vincent.

Return Date: 25/04/19, 08:42

Sackler Library Desk

86

Planetary modernisms : provocations on modernity across time /

Friedman, Susan Stanford, author.

Return Date: 24/04/19, 09:09

Sackler Library Desk

87

The Oxford handbook of global modernisms /

Return Date: 24/04/19, 09:09

Sackler Library Desk

88

Old Wellington days : an intimate diary, to which is appended the ships of Wellington the Wellington

Lawlor, Pat, 1893-1979.

Return Date: 24/04/19, 09:09

Sackler Library Desk

89

Te Ao Tawhito : the old world 3000 BC – AD 1830 /

Anderson, Atholl, author.

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Unseasonable youth : modernism, colonialism, and the fiction of development /

Esty, Joshua, 1967-

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Arts in New Zealand.

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Te ao hou : the new world.

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Te ao hou : the new world.

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Arts in New Zealand.

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Arts in New Zealand.

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Arts in New Zealand.

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The city of the Strait : Wellington and its province ; a centennial history /

Mulgan, Alan, 1881-1962

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Abel Janszoon Tasman’s journal of his discovery of Van Diemens Land and New Zealand in 1642 : with d

Tasman, Abel Janszoon, 1603?-1659.

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Weston David (RR3)

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Remarks upon a pamphlet entitled “The Taranaki question, by Sir William Martin … late Chief Justic

Busby, James, 1801-1871.

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Weston David (RR3)

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The Making of Wellington, 1800-1914 /

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101

An historical collection of the several voyages and discoveries in the south Pacific ocean.

Dalrymple, Alexander. pre20

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Weston David (RR3)

102

Journal of the Resolution’s voyage, in 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775 : On discovery to the Southern Hem

Cook, James, 1728-1779.

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Weston Mackerras (RR1)

103

An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in t

Hawkesworth, John, 1715?-1773.

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Weston Mackerras (RR1)

104

An introduction to New Zealand painting 1839-1967 /

Brown, Gordon H., 1931-

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105

The whale’s wake /

Morton, Harry.

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106

The legacy of guilt : a life of Thomas Kendall /

Binney, Judith.

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107

An outsider looks back : reflections on experience /

Wilson, Ormond, 1907-1988.

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108

[First lesson-book in Maori, pr. by the mission press in New Zealand].

Wesleyan Methodist missionary society. pre20

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109

Paradise reforged : a history of the New Zealanders from the 1880s to the year 2000 /

Belich, James, 1956-

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110

The people and the land : Te tangata me te whenua : an illustrated history of New Zealand, 1820-1920

Binney, Judith.

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111

Architecture, 1820-1970 /

Stacpoole, John, author.

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The work of revision /

Sullivan, Hannah, 1979- author.

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113

Distance looks our way : the effects of remoteness on New Zealand.

Sinclair, Keith, 1922-1993.

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114

Arts in New Zealand.

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115

Fretful sleepers and other essays /

Pearson, Bill, 1922-2002.

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116

Liberal nationalism /

Tamir, Yael, 1954-

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Nations and nationalism since 1780 : programme, myth, reality /

Hobsbawm, E. J. (Eric J.), 1917-2012.

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The location of culture : critical theory and the postcolonial perspective /

Bhabha, Homi K., 1949-

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Weston David (RR3)

119

Te ao hou : the new world.

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Arts in New Zealand.

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121

Our colonies.

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Weston Mackerras (RR1)

122

The Auckland Islands : their eventful history /

McLaren, Fergus Blair, 1914-1941.

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Weston David (RR3)

123

Ned Kelly : 27 paintings by Sidney Nolan /

Melville, Robert, 1905-1986.

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Sackler Library Desk

124

An account of several late voyages and discoveries: I. Sir John Narbrough’s voyage to the South-sea

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Weston David (RR3)

125

A disquisition on the right of jurisdiction in peerage successions, particularly the peerage of Scot

Lockhart, Ephraim. pre20

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Weston David (RR3)

126

An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His Present Majesty. : For making discoveries i

Hawkesworth, John, 1715?-1773.

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Weston David (RR3)

127

Sidney Nolan /

Rosenthal, T. G.

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128

Journal of a ten months’ residence in New Zealand /

Cruise, Richard A. (Richard Alexander)

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129

Narrative of a residence in various parts of New Zealand : together with a description of the presen

Heaphy, Charles, 1820-1881.

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130

A narrative of a nine months’ residence in New Zealand in 1827 : together with a journal of a reside

Earle, Augustus.

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131

The letters and journals of Samuel Marsden, 1765-1838 : senior chaplain in the colony of New South W

Marsden, Samuel, 1765-1838.

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A history of New Zealand /

Sinclair, Keith, 1922-1993.

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133

Te Wiremu : a biography of H. Williams.

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The emigrants; early travellers to the antipodes

Bolitho, Hector, 1897-1974

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Making peoples : a history of the New Zealanders : from Polynesian settlement to the end of the nine

Belich, James, 1956- .

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The intellectual life of Edmund Burke : from the sublime and beautiful to American independence /

Bromwich, David, 1951- author.

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Undoing the demos : neoliberalism’s stealth revolution /

Brown, Wendy, 1955- author.

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The politics of aesthetics : the distribution of the sensible /

Rancière, Jacques.

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139

A world elsewhere : a critical and biographical study of the European influence on the life and work

Quigley, Sarah.

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Weston David (RR3)

140

The Art of the Pacific Islands /

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Pacific encounters : art & divinity in Polynesia 1760-1860 /

Hooper, Steven, 1950-.

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Te Maori : Maori art from New Zealand collections /

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Art in Oceania : a new history /

Brunt, Peter William, 1955- author.

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Italy in the age of the Renaissance : 1300-1550/

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Sir Thomas More’s Utopia /

More, Thomas, Saint, 1478-1535.

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Meetings with remarkable manuscripts /

Hamel, Christopher de, author.

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Merchants of culture : the publishing business in the twenty-first century /

Thompson, John B. (John Brookshire)

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A world elsewhere : a critical and biographical study of the European influence on the life and work

Quigley, Sarah.

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Introduction to Typography /

Simon, Oliver, 1895-1956.

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An essay on typography /

Gill, Eric, 1882-1940.

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The New Zealand gazette.

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An account of New Zealand : and of the formation and progress of the Church Missionary Society’s mis

Yate, William.

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Ko te Pukapuka o nga Inoinga o te Hahi o Ingarani me nga himene Weteriana : [Prayers of the Church o

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Letters to the rev. W. Yate /

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The authentic and genuine history of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, New Zealand, February 5

Colenso, W. (William), 1811-1899.

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Selections from Typo : a New Zealand typographical journal, 1887-1897 /

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The influence of D.F. McKenzie /

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The life & achievements of Emeritus Professor Don McKenzie, 1931-1999 : the Cathedral of Old St. Pau

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A history of printing in New Zealand, 1830-1940 /

McKay, R. A. (Richard Alexander), 1906-

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Oral culture, literacy & print in early New Zealand : the Treaty of Waitangi /

McKenzie, D. F. (Donald Francis)

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The lure of New Zealand book collecting /

Andersen, Johannes C. (Johannes Carl), 1873-1962.

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Printing, bookselling & their allied trades in New Zealand circa 1900 : extracts from the Cyclopaedi

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The Adelphi.

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The Adelphi.

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165

The criterion : a quarterly review.

Criterion (London, England : 1922)

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166

Letters and art in New Zealand /

McCormick, E. H. (Eric Hall), 1906-1995.

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Book & print in New Zealand : a guide to print culture in Aotearoa /

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Voyaging worlds /

Salmond, Anne.

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169

A book in the hand : essays on the history of the book in New Zealand /

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Making peoples : a history of the New Zealanders : from Polynesian settlement to the end of the nine

Belich, James, 1956- .

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The past is the present; it’s the future too : the temporal turn in contemporary art /

Ross, Christine, 1958- author.

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172

Hard frost : structures of feeling in New Zealand literature, 1908-1945 /

Newton, John, 1959- author.

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173

Spatialities : the geographies of art and architecture /

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174

The Penguin history of New Zealand literature /

Evans, Patrick, 1944-

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The exiles of Marcel Duchamp /

Demos, T. J.

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British nuclear weapons and the test ban 1954-1973 : Britain, the United States, weapons policies an

Walker, John R., 1960-

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Captain Cook and the Pacific : art, exploration & empire /

McAleer, John, author.

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Twelve months in Wellington, Port Nicholson; or, Notes for the public and the New Zealand company.

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Ko nga katikihama ewa, ka oti nei te wakamaori ki te reo o nu tireni.

Katikihama. pre20

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The Art of the Pacific Islands /

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New Grub Street /

Gissing, George, 1857-1903.

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Tiepolo pink /

Calasso, Roberto.

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Printers’ marks : a chapter in the history of typography /

Roberts, W. (William), 1862-1940.

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Image of the people : Gustave Courbet and the 1848 revolution /

Clark, T. J. (Timothy J.)

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Four centuries of fine printing : two hundred and seventy-two examples of the work of presses establ

Morison, Stanley, 1889-1967.

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An introduction to book history /

Finkelstein, David, 1964-

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La stampa in Venezia dalla sua origine alla morte di Aldo Manuzio seniore. /

Castellani, Carlo, 1822-1897.

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Horizon : a review of literature and art.

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189

Making peoples : a history of the New Zealanders : from Polynesian settlement to the end of the nine

Belich, James, 1956- .

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New Zealand letters of Thomas Arnold the younger with further letters from Van Diemen’s Land and let

Arnold, Thomas, 1823-1900.

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Weston Mackerras (RR1)

191

Collected poems, 1933-1973 /

Curnow, Allen, 1911-2001.

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Look back harder : critical writings 1935-1984 /

Curnow, Allen, 1911-2001.

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The cultural cold war : the CIA and the world of arts and letters /

Saunders, Frances Stonor.

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Collected poems /

Baxter, James K.

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195

Donald Judd : catalogue raisonné of painting, objects, and wood-blocks 1960-1974 = : Donald Judd :

Judd, Donald, 1928-1994.

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196

Erewhon /

Butler, Samuel, 1835-1902, author.

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Man alone.

Mulgan, John, 1911-1945.

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198

Abstract expressionism : the triumph of American painting.

Sandler, Irving, 1925-2018.

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Journal of Katherine Mansfield /

Mansfield, Katherine, 1888-1923.

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Charles Brasch : journals, 1939-1945 /

Brasch, Charles, author.

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Paradise reforged : a history of the New Zealanders from the 1880s to the year 2000 /

Belich, James, 1956-

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Passages in a wandering life.

Arnold, Thomas 1823-1900. pre20

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203

The dynamics of cultural nationalism : the Gaelic revival and the creation of the Irish nation state

Hutchinson, John, 1949-

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Fretful sleepers and other essays /

Pearson, Bill, 1922-2002.

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205

An introduction to New Zealand painting 1839-1967 /

Brown, Gordon H., 1931-

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The deepening stream : cultural influences in New Zealand /

Holcroft, M. H. (Montague Harry), 1902-1993

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Picking up the traces : the making of a New Zealand literary culture, 1932-1945 /

Jones, Lawrence.

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Donald Judd /

Raskin, David, 1968-

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The emigrants; early travellers to the antipodes

Bolitho, Hector, 1897-1974

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210

Some recent American art /

Licht, Jennifer.

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211

Pacific encounters : art & divinity in Polynesia 1760-1860 /

Hooper, Steven, 1950-.

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Art history in the wake of the global turn /

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Globalization and contemporary art /

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The global work of art : world’s fairs, biennials, and the aesthetics of experience /

Jones, Caroline A., author.

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Te Maori : Maori art from New Zealand collections /

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Art in Oceania : a new history /

Brunt, Peter William, 1955- author.

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Oceania : art of the Pacific Islands in the Metropolitan Museum of Art /

Kjellgren, Eric.

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Oceania and Australia : the art of the South Seas /

Bühler, Alfred, 1900-1981

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219

Repositioning Pacific arts : artists, objects, histories : proceedings of the VII International Symp

Pacific Arts Association (1974- ). International Symposium (7th : 2003 : Christchurch, N.Z.)

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Charles Brasch : journals, 1945-1957 /

Brasch, Charles, author.

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221

Renderings; critical essays on a century of modern art

Kozloff, Max.

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222

A world elsewhere : a critical and biographical study of the European influence on the life and work

Quigley, Sarah.

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Weston David (RR3)

223

Farewell to an idea : episodes from a history of modernism /

Clark, T. J. (Timothy J.)

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The value of the humanities /

Small, Helen, author.

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A new history of the humanities : the search for principles and patterns from Antiquity to the prese

Bod, Rens, 1965- author.

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Bring out your dead : the past as revelation /

Grafton, Anthony.

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Academic charisma and the origins of the research university /

Clark, William, 1953-

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Angry penguins and realist painting in Melbourne in the 1940’s : Hayward Gallery, London 19 May to 1

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Education of vision /

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The universal dance : a selection from the critical prose writings of Charles Brasch /

Brasch, Charles.

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Present company : reflections on the arts /

Brasch, Charles.

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Ambulando : poems /

Brasch, Charles.

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Charles Brasch /

Bertram, James M.

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Nothing if not critical : selected essays on art and artists /

Hughes, Robert, 1938-2012.

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Enduring legacy : Charles Brasch, patron, poet & collector /

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Indirections : a memoir, 1909-1947 /

Brasch, Charles, 1909-1973.

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Not for profit : why democracy needs the humanities /

Nussbaum, Martha Craven, 1947-

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Victoria University College : an essay towards a history.

Beaglehole, J. C. (John Cawte)

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Tapa : de l’écorce à l’étoffe, art millénaire d’Océanie : de l’Asie du Sud-Est à la Polynésie

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The Art of the Pacific Islands /

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Sackler Library Desk

241

Chinati : the vision of Donald Judd /

Stockebrand, Marianne.

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The Art of the Pacific Islands /

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First with the sun /

Mulgan, Alan, 1881-1962

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Oil paintings /

Hodges, William, 1744-1797.

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Art/artifact : African art in anthropology collections /

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Te Maori : Maori art from New Zealand collections /

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The vocation of the scholar, tr. by W. Smith.

Fichte, Johann Gottlieb. pre20

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Weston Mackerras (RR1)

248

Real presences : is there anything in what we say? /

Steiner, George, 1929-

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249

Plato and Platonism, lectures.

Pater, Walter Horatio. pre20

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The popular works of Johann Gottlieb Fichte, tr., with a memoir of the author by W. Smith.

Fichte, Johann Gottlieb. pre20

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Brian O’Doherty : collected essays /

O’Doherty, Brian, author.

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Helmut Federle : American songline /

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Chardin /

Chardin, Jean Baptiste Siméon, 1699-1779.

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Giorgio Morandi /

De Salvo, Donna M.

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Morandi, 1890-1964 /

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Giorgio Morandi – late paintings /

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John McLaughlin paintings : total abstraction /

McLaughlin, John, 1898-1976, artist.

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The art of Australia

Hughes, Robert, 1938-2012.

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Encircling seas : an essay /

Holcroft, M. H. (Montague Harry), 1902-1993

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The deepening stream : cultural influences in New Zealand /

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The Smell of New Zealand Books

Landfall New Zealand Charles Brasch, Oxford, books
The wonderfully textured paper of the early Landfalls.

Perhaps it’s obvious, from some of the essays I’ve recently posted here, that I’m missing New Zealand. As soon as winter seeped into Oxford my reading turned to home, and I began to spend each evening at the library with piles of books on New Zealand ordered from the closed stacks. (The Bodleian has a good pre-1950 collection of NZ-related books, I think because New Zealand publishers must still have fallen under the legal deposit). I decided not to return home over the Christmas break but instead to travel to Italy, Amsterdam and Berlin—and I took with me the only book from home I could find in time, a copy of the 1960 Penguin Book of New Zealand Verse, with Allen Curnow’s famed introduction.

Because I hadn’t brought any books with me from home when I moved here, I also began to buy second-hand books on New Zealand whenever they popped up in bookstores in Oxford or online. The first I bought was a set of the second volume of Landfall, from 1948. They arrived in the mail, I opened them—and the experience was for me the equivalent to the old Proustian Madeleine.

The smell! Immediately, I was back in my grandparents’ living room, foraging in their bookshelves for the not-seen-in-forty-years third-row-deep books. Instantly, it was summer in Wellington with pohutukawa in bloom down the street, and I felt again my fear of getting any sunscreen on the books. Or maybe it was winter, and I was in my Mum’s old villa beside the fire, youthfully dog-earing pages of books that now I think should be kept behind glass. Smelling the covers again now—those peculiarly knobbled, rough covers of the early years of Landfall—all the same memories and feelings flood back.

I remember reading (though cannot find the book here in Oxford to check the quotation) of John Mulgan’s first winter in the UK, and the arrival of a letter from home containing some leaves his parents had clipped from their back garden in Auckland. He described in his diary the feelings and memories they brought back, and the consequent longing for home. Well, my equivalent leaves are the leaves of Mulgan’s Man Alone, and of so many other touchstones of our culture. Their smells make what I’m missing so much more palpable.

But back to Landfall: there was something more to the smell of their pages than simply the knowledge that they were from home, or that the words they contained were significant to me. They smelled like New Zealand, of specifically what I have come to know New Zealand’s culture to smell like. Writing this seems odd, even laughable. Now, when books are digitally printed and publishers source paper from ever more similar (read: cheaper) suppliers, the material differences between books have been so reduced as to be barely worth commenting on. But it wasn’t always like that.

I don’t know if The Caxton Press found their paper in New Zealand (maybe someone can help me on this?), but I do know that the paper Glover and Bensemann printed on—especially their covers!—I haven’t seen or smelled elsewhere. Horizon, Cyril Connolly’s quarterly that Brasch and the others modelled Landfall on in the early days, feels and smells (not to mention looks) cheap in comparison. Partly this may have been war shortages limiting materials; but more likely, I just don’t think the same sense of art was given to their printing as was given to Landfall.

Many important New Zealand books were printed in England (many still are), so this thought of a specific smell to New Zealand books can’t extend too far. Mulgan’s Man Alone was printed at the start of the war in the UK, and few copies even made it to New Zealand. John Beaglehole’s journals of Cook were published by the Hakluyt Society in London. But even then, I wonder if New Zealand dust smells differently, peppering the pages in an air not to be found elsewhere. After all, is the smell books acquire over time not simply the condensed smell of the air in which they live?

I won’t take those thoughts further (smells slip away the moment they’re put in words). But to any friends who catch me awkwardly lifting Landfall too frequently to my nose, let these thoughts suffice as an (admittedly odd) explanation.