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4 hard covers; all v/gd. 1 signed

1. The History of Mrs Pope Ltd. Robyn Gosset. 1979 1st limited ed. Private pub, Chch
Maria Pope, a widow, arrived in NZ in 1859 & founded her business selling women’s & babies’ wear 3 years later
History of the business & its locations; family; early Chch. Many names throughout. Bios of later Managers
List of names staff members w/dates
58pp; b/w photos; chronology; closed page edges browned
D/jkt v/gd


2. A Family Affair. A History of Murray Roberts & Co Ltd. AA Roberts. 1st ed 1982. Pictorial Pub, Hastings
History; preceding partnerships. Dunedin, Wellington, Gisborne Napier
15 families were involved in this business. John Roberts, aged 19, arrived in Aus from Scotland 1864; NZ in 1868; 1870 married the sister of the founder of Williams & Kettle
The business started trading horses & owning farms later becoming an important Stock & Station Agent. Taken over by NMA 1961 merged with Wright Stephensons 1972
Photos: many portraits; earthquake damage Napier 1931
Incl loose: signed w/comp slip from Wrightson
175 pp; b/w photos; maps; appendices with names; tiny foxing closed page edges
D/jkt v/gd; sl indents on front; sl wear. Scarce


3. The House of Reed. 50 years of Publishing in NZ 1907-1957. Reed, Wgtn
Inscript signed by the author Title page
History & growth of the Company; highlights; family
Lists of: books published w/dates, print run, reprints; authors; series
Photos; portraits; buildings
106pp; b/w photos; appendices; name/address/date fep
D/jkt v/gd; sl wear; sml loss spine head; spine sunned. Scarce


4. A Century’s Challenge. J.C Irving. 1961 1st ed. Wright Stephenson& Co, Wgtn
Comprehensive NZ farming history
Lists of staff members; Roll of Honour
Photos: all locations; portraits; farming
293pp; b/w & col photos; illusts; maps; tables; appendix; index; name/addy stamp title page
D/jkt gd-; sl wear to corners; losses at spine ends; 5cm tear




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  • Seller location: Napier, Hawke's Bay, NZ

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