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Auction Description for Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers: From Anzac to the Hindenburg Line: The First World War Collection of Patrick Walters
Auction Description:
This is a fine example of a collection that only focused dedication over many years can produce. Such a collection can never be complete, but it is only with the passage of decades spent searching, researching and gradually acquiring understanding, that it reaches a point where its intrinsic value can be truly appreciated. The sum of its parts may be greater than the individual elements, but many of these are nothing short of breath-taking. The shrapnel-pierced water bottle found at Gallipoli at the 60th anniversary of the landing; the maps that were actually there; the albums of unique photographs; the exquisite artworks produced by the French; the significant association copies; the elusive ephemera; the very rare published works, including such treasures as the unit histories of the 5th, 7th and 10th Light Horse; the fine copies of the literary masterpieces that were born on the battle fields ...
Viewing Notes:
On view at 196 North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia for the week preceding the sale

From Anzac to the Hindenburg Line: The First World War Collection of Patrick Walters (249 Lots)

by Michael Treloar Antiquarian Booksellers


249 lots | 245 with images

April 10, 2016

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Adelaide, Australia

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A shrapnel-pierced First AIF water bottle found at Gallipoli

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Description: [Gallipoli Relic] A standard-issue AIF blue-enamelled water bottle, pierced by shrapnel or a bullet, as found at Gallipoli in 1975. Notes: Its dimensions are 205 x 140 x 60 mm; apart from some spots of surface rust where the enamel has flaked off, it is in excellent condition. This item speaks for itself far more eloquently than we could, and we cannot improve on the account of its discovery by Patrick Walters: 'I found the 1st AIF water bottle on the scrubby slope of Steele's Post in April 1975. It aroused a lot of interest among the diggers who came as part of an RSL-led group for the 60th anniversary of the landing. There were a dozen Anzac veterans who were all in their late 70s or early 80s and very sprightly. They adopted me, a lone backbacker who had hitchhiked from Athens to the Gallipoli peninsula, into the travelling party which included the NSW Governor, Sir Roden Cutler VC, and Lady Cutler. One of leaders of the pilgrimage, Clive Newman, had been a 19 year-old trooper in my great uncle, Carew Reynell's regiment, the 9th Light Horse. In later life he became the Auditor-General of the Commonwealth. We became good friends and I used to go and call on him after I moved to Canberra as a journalist with the "Sydney Morning Herald" in 1980. Another member of the 1975 tour party was a WW2 veteran, a lovely chap named Gerry Ferguson, who fought at El Alamein. I gave him the water bottle as a souvenir of Anzac and he promised that it would be returned to me upon his death. His daughters very kindly ensured that his promise was kept and the water bottle came back into my possession in the late 1990s'.

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4th Australian Divisional Artillery souvenir

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Description: [4th Australian Divisional Artillery] 4th Australian Divisional Artillery [cover title of a post-Armistice souvenir]. Anthee, Belgium, [4th ADA, early 1919]. Octavo (173 x 127 mm), [8] pages, fully illustrated (partially in colour). A most attractive souvenir booklet printed on good quality card stock, bound with ribbons in the 4th ADA colours of red and blue; ribbons a little frayed with minor loss, otherwise a fine copy, and still in the original envelope in which it was posted (from Battersea on 15 April 1919, to a Mrs P. Cheal in Deal, Kent). Loosely inserted is an original gelatin silver postcard-format group photograph of a small number of officers and men, and two women in uniform. Notes: 'Carefully prepared, but inadequately at best, this Card is issued on the eve of our separation as a little memento of our association together, of strenuous effort and sterling friends. Memory will fade but friendship endure ...'. This beautiful memento was produced for distribution among members of the 10th Australian Field Artillery Brigade, 11th Australian Field Artillery Brigade, 4th Australian Divisional Medium Trench Mortars, and 4th Australian Divisional Ammunition Column. It is primarily a picture-book, produced from original artwork by H.H. Chappel (in the main); another artist credited is C.W. Bostock, while three illustrations are initialled in pencil 'WR'. The front cover has a full colour head-and-shoulders portrait of a smiling but weary soldier. The inside front cover lists the relevant brigades and batteries within a colour pictorial frame. Each of the next four pages is devoted to either a year of the war - 1916, 1917, 1918 - or Armistice, with vignette illustrations and printed battle honours. The inside rear cover tells the story of the purpose of the card (again, within a colour pictorial framework). The outside rear cover lists 'Our "Exports" during last year of the war', and provides some numbers to contemplate: Periods in Action (253 days); Total Ammunition Fired (522,133 rounds); Total Weight of Projectiles Fired (5257 tons 13 cwts 0 qrs 3 lbs).

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A souvenir matchbox holder produced for the 4th Battalion in 1917

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Description: [4th Battalion AIF] A souvenir matchbox holder produced for the 4th Battalion in 1917. The silver-plate matchbox holder (60 x 40 x 20 mm) is embossed with the ACMF Rising Sun badge on one main panel, and the insignia and battle honours of the 4th Battalion AIF on the other ('August 17, 1914 - 1917. Gallipoli - Landing, Lone Pine, Evacuation. France - Pozieres, Mouquet Farm, Le Barque, Demicourt-Boursies, Bullecourt'); in very fine condition. Notes: The story of the manufacture of these matchbox holders is told in '"White over Green". The 2/4th Battalion and Reference to the 4th Battalion', published in 1963. Lieutenant-General Iven Mackay, who commanded the original 4th Battalion from 1916 to 1918, wrote in his foreword: 'The nearest to the history of the 4th Battalion was the recording of our battle honours on a white metal match box during World War 1'. He recalled that the boxes were made in Birmingham in mid-1917, and paid for out of canteen profits; each member of the battalion was given one. He relates an amusing anecdote: 'Early in 1918 the 4th Battalion was holding an outpost line near Bapaume by a series of section posts. Unexpectedly one foggy morning the Germans put down a sharp barrage, attacked our positions, and captured two or three of these posts. Another company of the 4th Battalion at once counter-attacked, captured the Germans and released the prisoners. On searching the newly captured Germans, each one was found to have in his pocket a purloined 4th Battalion match-box, which was quickly seized and returned to its owner!'. A cache of them was discovered in Birmingham in the early 2000s, from which the present example is thought to derive.

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5th Australian Auxiliary Hospital (1917)

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Description: [5th Australian Auxiliary Hospital] Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Welwyn, Herts. London, W.H. Smith and Son (printed at the Arden Press), 1917. Quarto, [24] pages (the first and last two blank), with a title page (verso blank) and 18 captioned plates. Ribbon-bound overlapping card covers; ribbon a little frayed, covers foxed; a very good copy (internally fine). Notes: A rare pictorial souvenir; Trove records only the Australian War Memorial copy. The 5th Australian Auxiliary Hospital was based at Digswell House, owned by the Honorable Mrs Acland, who opened her house to convalescent officers. Loosely inserted is a leaflet (octavo, [4] pages) issued by the Church of St John the Evangelist, Digswell, on 9 October 1921. It contains the Order of Service for the 'Unveiling and Dedication of a Tablet placed in the Digswell Church by their Comrades and Friends to the Memory of the 73 Officers of the Australian Imperial Force who left the Auxiliary Hospitals at Digswell and were afterwards killed in the Great War'. The ceremony was performed by Major-General Sir Harold Walker, former Commander of the 1st Division AIF. [2 items].

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18th Battery Field Artillery Honor Roll, 1917 (2nd year)

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Description: [6th Field Artillery Brigade] WIGHTMAN, Staff Sergeant Peter Rigby: 18th Battery Field Artillery, 6th Army Field Artillery Bde. Honor Roll. Officers, NCOs & Men. Second Years [sic] Record of First South Australian Battery on Active Service from October 18th, 1916 - October 17th, 1917.... Drawn & designed by P.R. Wightman Sgt, 1st ANZAC Topo Sec, Belgium, 1917. London, Published for the 18th Battery AIF by Raphael Tuck and Sons, [1917]. A large poster (visible dimensions 545 x 770 mm), printed lithographically in four colours. The poster is behind glass, with a wide wood-grained matt in the original heavy carved wooden frame (external dimensions 870 x 1100 mm); both the poster and frame are in fine condition, making this a superb display piece. Notes: Despite its title, the greater part of this attractive poster is given over to a nominal roll of the men who served with the 18th Battery, attractively laid out within six cartouches in the shape of large-calibre shells. The names of those who have died, been wounded, or decorated are listed above; Battle Honours are listed on the left and right - and all of them are presented in a wonderful array of scrolls and banners, some against a background of flowering branchlets.

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18th Battery Field Artillery Honor Roll, 1918 (3rd year)

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Description: [6th Field Artillery Brigade] WIGHTMAN, Staff Sergeant Peter Rigby: 18th Battery Field Artillery, 6th Army Field Artillery Brigade. Honor Roll. Third Year's Record of First South Australian 18 Pr. Battery on Active Service, from October 18th, 1917 to October 17th, 1918.... Drawn & designed by S.Sgt. P.R. Wightman. London, Published for the 18th Battery AIF by Raphael Tuck & Sons, [1918]. A large poster (external dimensions 755 x 560 mm), printed lithographically in four colours; in superb original condition. Notes: Despite its title, the greater part of this fine display piece is given over to a nominal roll of the men who served with the 18th Battery, attractively laid out within five cartouches in the shape of large-calibre shells. The officers are listed above; the killed and wounded are listed below; Battle Honours and significant individual awards are listed on the left and right - and all of them in a wonderful array of scrolls and banners, some of them against a background of flowering gum branchlets.

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18th Battery Field Artillery Honor Roll, 1919 (4th year)

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Description: [6th Field Artillery Brigade] WIGHTMAN, Staff Sergeant Peter Rigby: 18th Battery, 6th Army Bde, AIF. Honor Roll. Totals for Period 1915-1919.... [and incorporating the] Fourth Year's Record of First South Australian 18 Pr. Battery on Active Service, from 18th October 1918 to 24 February 1919.... Designed by S.Sgt. Wightman, M.S.M. London, Published for the 18th Battery AIF by Raphael Tuck & Sons, 1919. A large poster (external dimensions 765 x 560 mm), printed lithographically in four colours; in superb original condition. Notes: Despite its title, the greater part of this fine display piece is given to a nominal roll of the men who served with the 18th Battery, attractively laid out within four cartouches in the shape of large-calibre shells. The officers are listed above; the Honor Roll, numbers of wounded, and breakdown of decorations awarded are listed below; statistics ranging from 'Casualties to Horses' to 'Total Number of Shell Fired' and 'Number of Original Persons in Battery on Demobilisation' are listed on the left and right - and all of them in a variety of decorative panels contributing harmoniously to the overall design.

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Panoramic photograph of 6th Training Battalion AIF, 1918

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Description: [6th Training Battalion AIF] A mammoth panoramic group portrait captioned in the image '6th Training Battalion, A.I.F. Fovant, March 1918'. An original vintage gelatin silver photograph (visible image size 165 x 1670 mm), captioned in white ink on the image, with the photographer's credit and reference number in the bottom right-hand corner (Panora Limited, #2247). The photograph has some light surface cracks as a result of being rolled before framing, but overall it is in excellent condition, recently handsomely framed and glazed in a period style (external dimensions an impressive 255 x 1750 mm). Notes: Fovant was the site of a major AIF training camp on the Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, where intensive work was done to prepare all of the different branches for the war in France and Belgium. This photograph contains some five hundred or more men, and the group portrait is made more imposing still by the inclusion of the bandsmen and their instruments, at ease in the foreground. Most of these men would have seen action soon afterwards on the Western Front, halting the German advance in March and April, and then taking part in the great August offensive.

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11th Australian Field Ambulance Souvenir (1919)

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Description: [11th Australian Field Ambulance] Souvenir. Being an Unofficial Résumé of the History of the 11th Australian Field Ambulance. ^[^Souvenir. 11th Fld Amb. France, 1916 to 1918 ^(cover title)]^. [Adelaide], 11th Australian Field Ambulance, 1919. Quarto, 32 pages with 12 illustrations (from photographs). Cord-bound overlapping colour pictorial wrappers very lightly creased and marked; basically a fine copy. Notes: Loosely inserted is a one-page Honor Roll. Dornbusch 252; Fielding and O'Neill, page 234; Trigellis-Smith 329.

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Photograph of 22nd Battalion AIF Machine Gun Section (Cairo, 1916)

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Description: [22nd Battalion Machine Gun Section] An original vintage gelatin silver photograph (visible image size 207 x 278 mm) taken at the Imperial School of Instruction at Zeitoun, a suburb of Cairo, most likely in January or February 1916. Notes: 'Besides the ordinary courses for officers and non-commissioned officers, [the ISI] holds machine-gun, Lewis gun, signal and telephone, artillery, Stokes gun, and grenadier classes. Between 7th January and 31st May, 1,166 officers and 5,512 other ranks attended and passed in the various classes' (from Sir Archibald Murray's Despatches - First Despatch, 1 June 1916). The 22nd Battalion was first deployed to Gallipoli in September 1915 and remained in the lines until the evacuation. By March 1916 it had embarked for France, suggesting the likely date for this unusual and arresting photograph. The extensive annotations on the verso, which include the identity of all the Australians in the image, add immensely to its intrinsic worth

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23rd. The Voice of the Battalion (4 issues)

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Description: 23rd. The Voice of the Battalion. ^Volume 1, Number 16 (1 June 1918); Number 19 (15 July 1918); Number 20 (1 August 1918); and Volume 2, Number 1 (15 October 1918 - the first^ Annual^)^. [Beaurevoir, 23rd Battalion], 1918. Small quarto, respectively 12, 10, 10, and 18 pages (plus the covers on the last one) with illustrations (a few in colour); in fine condition. Notes: The first three copies were 'Printed and Published' by Corporal H.H. Ford 'in the Field' or 'on the French Battlefields'; the ^Annual^ was 'Printed on the French Battlefront' by Ford and Privates J.M. Harkins and L. Milward. The ^Annual^ in particular is a fine piece of printing, whether done 'in the Field' or not. It is loosely inserted in a two-colour pictorial card cover, and comes complete with the unnumbered leaf [9-10], the 'Supplement to ^The Voice of the Battalion^', a calendar for 1919, printed in brown ink with a green and gold sprig of flowering wattle at the head. Not least, there is frank discussion of some of the hardships of military service in France. Trove records that it came out either fortnightly or monthly from Number 1 (September 1917) to Volume 2, Number 11 (April 1919). Not in Dornbusch; not in Fielding and O'Neill.

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Six cards produced by AIF Printing Section in the field (1919)

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Description: [AIF Printing Section] A suite of six different 'Compliments of the Season ... New Year, 1919' cards, all printed 'In the Field, France'. Each item comprises a decorative outer card cover printed in blue ink as above on the front panel, with space for the details of the recipient and the sender; loosely inserted is a colour plate, with each one different in these examples. The cards come in two different sizes: 160 x 220 mm (hinged on the left), and 165 x 190 mm (hinged at the top). Apart from minimal toning to the cards, they are in uniformly fine condition, clearly uncirculated, and unquestionably rare. Notes: The colour plates reproduce vivid scenes of life in France during the war, after originals by 2837 Lance-Corporal James Somerset Butler (his real surname was Carrick, and he signed his paintings 'Pip'). When he enlisted in Perth in July 1915, he gave his occupation as artist. On active service on the Western Front, he 'spent his days as a despatch driver where he could closely observe the devastation of the landscape with derelict tanks and shell holes', as noted by the Australian War Memorial in relation to one of his original oil paintings. The captions on the six examples of his work here are: 'Machine Gunners in Action'; 'Motor Lorries Towing French Guns'; 'Le Poilu'; 'Somewhere in France'; 'Christmas Shopping' (an Anzac and a French poilu festooned with captured German helmets); and 'Australian Heavy Artillery'. All six have the following printed in the bottom margin: 'From a painting in the Field by 2/Cpl. Butler ("Pip"). Reproduced in the Field by the AIF Printing Section'. [6 items].

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Address delivered 4th November, 1918, by Bishop of Amiens at the Somme

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Description: [Amiens] Address delivered on 4th November, 1918, by Monseigneur the Bishop of Amiens in the Church of Long (Somme) in Memory of Australian Officers, NCOs and Men fallen on the Battlefield [drop title]. [Amiens, No Publisher], 1918. Quarto, a single sheet with processed typescript on both sides (with '118/391' printed at the head of the first page). Creased where folded, with minimal conservation to a few tiny edge tears; an excellent copy of a very rare item. Notes: A contemporary printing of an important speech given by the Bishop of Amiens, André du Bois de la Villerabel, a week before the Armistice. Amiens had been one of the main objectives of the German drive in March 1918, and was, in August, the scene of the opening phase of the Hundred Days Offensive. This copy of the speech was souvenired by one of the Australian troops present. A note written in pencil at the head of the sheet is self-explanatory: 'Mum. Was lucky enough to lay hands on this copy. Think it very fine. So forward it on to you. So you can see what the French think of the Aussies'. The Bishop was certainly fulsome in his praise, describing how 'later, when Victory at last began to smile upon our arms, the Australian army distinguished itself by the audacity of its attacks, by its utter disregard of death, by its doggedness, and by the rapidity of its advances.... It takes blood to cement the foundation of a country, and you could not refuse it in the world war, to the cause of Christianity. You have indeed lavished it with a saintly generosity and in so doing have written a glorious page in the history of Australia'.

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Anzac Sports Programme ([Cairo], 1918)

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Description: [Anzac Sports Programme] Australian and New Zealand Sports Meeting to be held at Moascar. December 26th 1918. Programme of Mounted Events [drop-title]. [Cairo?, The Organisers], December 1918 (the date 19 November 1918 has been overprinted). Small octavo, 8 pages. Drop-title pamphlet a little creased where folded in half, with the top half of the first page a little marked and discoloured; originally saddle-stapled, the staple is missing, leaving a slight rust-stain; trifling signs of handling; a very good copy. Notes: Clearly a rarity: the detailed programme for a full day of events at Moascar, the vast depot-base and training centre in Egypt. In March 1919, the offical war artist George Lambert described the Moascar camp as 'Miles and miles of tents and desert, thousands of sweating, sun-bronzed men and beautiful horses' (Australian War Memorial website: ART02819). Perhaps not surprisingly, the first half of the programme is devoted to mounted events, commencing with 'Wrestling on Horse Back. Teams of 6. Horses to be ridden bare back. Dress: breeches and socks'.

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Australian Electrical Mechanical Mining and Boring Company (Flanders, 1918)

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Description: [Australian Electrical Mechanical Mining and Boring Company] A very large photograph, captioned on the matt: 'Group of the Australian Electrical Mechanical Mining and Boring Company. Taken in Flanders in June 1917'. Visible image size 400 x 550 mm, recently replaced in its original deeply-recessed glazed wooden frame with gilt fillet, complete with the original captioned matt (external dimensions 660 x 800 mm). The sepia-toned original vintage gelatin silver photograph is in fine condition; the white ink caption is a little smudged, but still quite legible; the frame is a little rubbed at the extremities and chipped near one corner; overall, it is a very impressive piece. Notes: Given the date there is little doubt that this was taken in the Messines sector, where the engineers had their most famous success with the series of enormous mines detonated before the attack on 7 June 1917. The original caption also notes that 'this group is only 100 strong and yet has been awarded any number of gallantry medals including a DSO, 3 DCMs, 2 MCs and 7 MMs'. The DSO was awarded to the Commanding Officer, Major Richard Victor Morse, on 3 June 1917; he is seated in the centre of the front row. A copy of a letter from Morse to the Controller of Mines, Second Army, dated 12 June 1917, is in the Australian War Memorial collection. The final paragraph may help put this particular image in its true context: 'I also wish to draw your special attention to the very good work of the N.C.O.'s and men ... These men have for the past 18 months carried out their duties under very extreme conditions, and in keeping the supply of power for the front line work, constantly repairing cables under heavy shell fire, and have shown faithfulness to their duty by working weeks in the line without taking relief, and unduly long hours on duty, in the many instances of Engine room and line troubles'.

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AIF Staff Regimental and Gradation Lists of Officers (1914)

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Description: Australian Imperial Force. Staff Regimental and Gradation Lists of Officers. 1st Australian Division; 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Australian Light Horse Brigades; 4th Infantry Brigade; L. of C. Units and Reinforcements. Revised to 6th December 1914. Melbourne, Alfred J. Mullett, Government Printer, 1914. Octavo, 132 pages. Flush-cut limp cloth with the full title page details repeated on the front cover; staples slighty rusty; essentially a fine copy. Notes: The AIF commanders and officer corps in 1914; the first complete list after they sailed for Egypt in November 1914. Signed in pencil on the front cover and title page 'Lieut. G.A. Ferguson' (see pages 55 and 98, where he appears as Subaltern to the 6th Light Horse Regiment). Mentioned in dispatches at Gallipoli, he survived the war with the rank of Major. Dornbusch (Official Publications 22-3); Fielding and O'Neill, page 206.

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With the Australian Rough-Riders in Egypt (Light Horse photograph album)

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Description: [Australian Light Horse] An album of photographs with the hand-written title 'With the Australian Rough-Riders in Egypt. 1915-16-17-18'. A small cloth-bound album (210 x 160 mm, with 'Photographs' in gilt on the front cover); cloth lightly flecked and mottled, with light wear to the extremities; in excellent condition. The title is written in white ink on the front pastedown, along with an illustration of a scarab. There are 48 photographs (visible image size 58 x 102 mm or the reverse) loosely inserted two-to-a-page behind window mounts (with printed black borders) on 12 thick double-sided leaves with detailed captions in neat calligraphy in white ink (some are also captioned in the negative). The photographs are in uniformly fine condition. Notes: The horsemen are identified in thirty-five instances: Billy Griffin, Dick Davis, Dick Bell, Corporal Kinnon, Austin Smith, 'Tiger' Richards, Sergeant Jack Dempsey, Sergeant Jack Gillis, Bob Adams ... The events are occasionally identified as well: 'Riding at Maadi in 1915'; 'An Exhibition before [Major-General V.B.] Fane at Moascar'; 'An Exhibition at the A.R.D. Sports in the Bullring at Heliopolis'; and 'At an exhibition before the High Commissioner ... on the Racecourse, Heliopolis'. The Australian War Memorial has a similar album (its title ends with 'Egypt and Palestine. 1915-16-17-18-19'), which supports our view that these albums were produced for sale by an entrepreneur in the ranks. The fact that they may not be unique in no way diminishes their genuine desirability (or indeed, their rarity).

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The Australian Military Journal (last five issues, 1915-16)

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Description: The Australian Military Journal. Edited by the General Staff (Training Branch), Headquarters, Australian Military Forces, Melbourne [cover title]. Volume 6, Number 1, January 1915 to Volume 7, Number 1, January 1916 [the last five numbers published]. Melbourne, Government Printer, 1915 and 1916. Quarto, five numbers, 860 pages (the first four numbers, continuously paginated) with a few illustrations plus some unnumbered advertisements and plates (some folding) in each number of Volume 6, and 252, [4] (publisher's advertisements) pages with illustrations (from photographs) and folding plans in Volume 7, Number 1. Original colour-pictorial wrappers; trifling signs of use and age (including a few minor repairs); basically in excellent condition. Notes: An extremely rare run of the last five numbers of this important quarterly journal before it ceased publication. Without a doubt, they are the most interesting of the lot, as they cover the first fifteen months of action by the AIF, significantly including almost the entire Gallipoli campaign. These journals, despite their signal importance to early Australian military history, have proved to be very rare on the market; indeed, in his forty years of assiduous collecting, Patrick Walters has seen no other equivalent run for sale. The first issue includes surprisingly detailed accounts of the first AIF convoy to Egypt, as well as notes on the New Guinea campaign. The second number, April 1915, continues to follow life in Egypt (including two magnificent very large folding panoramas, each approximately 175 x 900 mm image size, showing different views of the '1st Australian Division, Australian Imperial Force, Egypt, 1914-15'); most of those on the six-page Roll of Honour died at sea, either in the loss of HMA Submarine AE1, on board HMAS Sydney, or on troopships on the voyage from Australia. The third number, July 1915, has strong Gallipoli content, including the first of the reports by Charles Bean on 'Operations at the Dardanelles', and 35 closely-printed pages of casualties sustained therein. The fourth and largest number, October 1916, includes more than 100 pages on the Dardanelles (chiefly derived from letters from Bean); the casualty lists have blown out to 73 pages. The final number takes the campaign up until mid-October, and starts to include more serious notice of the first arrivals in France; the Roll of Honour is only slightly less depressing at 46 pages. Needless to say, there is much, much else in these 1100 or more pages for the military historian. Dornbusch 168 (with the informative note: 'Quarterly. April 1911 to April 1914 have title ^The Commonwealth Military Journal^. Ceased publication with VII 1 [January 1916]') and 351 (with details of the issues of the journal containing the full series of Bean's cable messages and letters); Fielding and O'Neill, page 195 (not noting the change of title).

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The Kia Ora Coo-ee (10 issues, all published)

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Description: BARRETT, Charles and Frank REID (editors): The Kia Ora Coo-ee. The Official Magazine of the Australian and New Zealand Forces in Egypt, Palestine, Salonica & Mesopotamia. First Series, Number 1, March 15th, 1918 to Number 4, June 15th, 1918. [Together with] Second Series, Number 1, July 15th, 1918 to Number 6, December 15th, 1918 [all published]. Cairo, ^Kia Ora Coo-ee^ Magazine, 1918. Quarto, ten issues bound in one volume, each issue 20 pages (the first one has 16 pages, the last one 24 pages) with many hundreds of illustrations ('Original drawings, Official and other photographs') plus advertisements on the wrappers; the last issue also contains a 4-page pictorial Christmas Supplement (between pages 12 and 13). Contemporary cloth lettered in gilt on the front cover (with the binder's ticket of E.S. Wigg and Son, Adelaide on the rear pastedown), with all ten issues retaining their pictorial wrappers; minor signs of use and handling, confined mainly to the wrappers (and probably done in the mail); top corner piece torn from a rear cover (for the postage stamp); a few old tape repairs to some covers; recent expert repairs to tears to a few leaves; some indifferent-quality paper is tanned and a little brittle; overall in excellent condition, now housed in a custom-made clamshell box. Notes: The ownership signature of 1589 William Pascoe McIntosh (at this stage with the 9th Light Horse) appears on most numbers, as does his forwarding address to his sister Pam at The Manse in Naracoorte. He has pencilled in annotations to some numbers; most of them are mundane, but there is a fifty-word comment in the August issue about being shelled: 'The flash could be seen and count 60 to 70 then the shell would whistle past and perhaps burst. There were more than half Duds'. The first number was edited by Trooper Frank Reid (his real name was Alexander Vindex Vennard); from the second number, Lance-Corporal Charles Barrett joined him until Series 2, Number 2 (when both were sergeants); thereafter, Sergeant Barrett was on his own. The art editor throughout was Warrant Officer David Barker, co-editor of ^The Anzac Book^ (and whose artwork illustrated its front cover). Well-known contributors to this high-quality magazine include Barrett, Reid (writing as 'Bill Bowyang' as well), Henry Gullett, and Major A.B. (Banjo) Paterson. Dornbusch 258; not in Fielding and O'Neill.

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BEAN: The Anzac Book (signed by 134 Gallipoli veterans of the 22nd Battalion)

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Description: BEAN, Charles Edwin Woodrow (editor): The Anzac Book. Written and illustrated in Gallipoli by the Men of Anzac. London, Cassell and Company, 1916 [first impression, with the errors on pages 5 and 104]. Quarto, xvi, 170 pages with numerous illustrations and plates plus 11 colour plates and a folding map; the colour plate by David Barker mounted on the front cover of the publisher's original bindings in both cloth and wrappers is here mounted on plain paper and bound in between the frontispiece and title page. A copy of the true first edition, the one issued to the troops themselves, originally in wrappers, but now bound without the wrappers in early gilt-lettered half calf and ribbed cloth, all edges speckled red; leather lightly rubbed at the extremities, with small light tidemarks to the spine; cloth lightly flecked; leading margin of the frontispiece neatly reinforced with paper; scattered foxing; in excellent condition, now housed in a custom-made clamshell box. Notes: This is a unique copy of great moment. Hand-drawn in coloured inks on the blank recto of the frontispiece is a decorative banner, '22nd Battalion AIF, Johnstons Jolly, Anzac, 1915', with the signatures of 31 officers and NCOs of the battalion in ruled spaces beneath. The list is headed by the Commanding Officer, Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Smith. The verso of the plate facing page 164 carries the signatures of a further 103 NCOs and enlisted men in three columns. Listed in two columns under the decorative banner are the battalion's locations since its arrival ('Egypt, Cairo; Gallipoli, Anzac; Lemnos, Mudros; Sinai, Tel-el-Kebir; Suez Canal, Isma[i]lia; France, Marseilles'), suggesting that the signatures were collected between May and July 1916 (when the battalion was redeployed for the Battle of Pozières), perhaps at the headquarters of the battalion at Fleurbaix in the Pas de Calais. Approximately five millimetres has been trimmed from the text block when the book was rebound, resulting in the loss of the lower part of one signature on the frontispiece. To avoid similar loss, the plate facing page 164 has been cut for a short distance along the gutter to enable the bottom margin to be folded back clear of the bottom edge. The 22nd Battalion served at an exposed forward position opposite Johnston's Jolly, where the battalion was stationed between 6 September and 19 December 1915. The curious name originated on 25 April 1915, when the 2nd Australian Division's Artillery, commanded by Brigadier-General George Johnston, fired on a Turkish battery on the next ridge 'to jolly up the Turks'. In their ten weeks there, the 22nd sustained 616 casualties, including 60 killed. The 22nd was back in action in France soon after the book was signed. Casualty lists indicate that Sergeant Robert Stone was killed in action at Pozières on 27 July 1916; he was the first of the signatories to lose his life. Many others soon followed. Eleven officers, including a few who had fought at Gallipoli, received their commissions at Pozières on 5 August; within 48 hours, six were killed and three wounded. The Record of Service of each man has been recently researched to establish that he had indeed served on Gallipoli. The full list of names, ranks and service numbers is attached to the online version of the catalogue, together with the possible provenance of this extraordinary compilation. Dornbusch 237; Fielding and O'Neill, page 241.

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BEAN: The Anzac Book

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Description: BEAN, Charles Edwin Woodrow (editor): The Anzac Book. Written and illustrated in Gallipoli by the Men of Anzac. London, Cassell and Company, 1916 [first impression, with the errors on pages 5 and 104]. Quarto, xvi, 170 pages with numerous illustrations and plates plus 11 colour plates and a folding map. Contemporary red cloth lettered in gilt on the front cover, above the mounted David Barker colour plate from the original wrappers (not retained); cloth lightly worn at the corners, sunned and marked on the spine, with a few small light water-stains to the rear cover; paper a little tanned and occasionally foxed; minor restoration to the leading margin of eight consecutive leaves; basically a very good copy. A partially erased ownership inscription on the front pastedown is dated 'Perth 1916'. Notes: This copy contains the incorrect date ('April 15, 1915') in the caption to the plate facing page 4, and the misappropriation by Trooper J. Wareham of 'The Trojan War, 1915', a poem by Arthur Adams, former editor of the 'Red Page' in 'The Bulletin'. The Anzac Book, overseen by Bean, is one of the most significant literary achievements of the war. The first paragraph of his 'Editor's Note' makes it easy to understand why: 'This book of Anzac was produced in the lines at Anzac on Gallipoli in the closing weeks of 1915. Practically every word in it was written and every line drawn beneath the shelter of a waterproof sheet or of a roof of sandbags - either in the trenches or, at most, well within the range of the oldest Turkish rifle, and under daily visitations from the smallest Turkish field-piece. Day and night, during the whole process of its composition, the crack of the Mauser bullets overhead never ceased. At least one good soldier that we knew of, who was preparing a contribution for these pages, met his death while the work was still unfinished'. Dornbusch 237; Fielding and O'Neill, page 241.

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BEAN: The Anzac Book

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Description: BEAN, Charles Edwin Woodrow (editor): The Anzac Book. Written and illustrated in Gallipoli by the Men of Anzac. London, Cassell and Company, 1916 [second impression, second state, with both errors corrected]. Quarto, xvi, 170 pages with numerous illustrations and plates plus 11 colour plates and a folding map. Blue cloth (lettered in gilt on the spine and in blue on the front cover) with the large colour plate by David Barker mounted on the front; endpapers and first and last pages offset; paper tanned as ever; essentially a fine copy with the slightly chipped and creased dustwrapper (with the oval cut-out in the front panel displaying a vignette of the colour plate on the front cover). Notes: This copy has the correct date ('April 25, 1915') in the caption to the plate opposite page 4, and attributes the poem 'The Trojan War, 1915' to its rightful author, Arthur Adams. 'The Anzac Book', overseen by Bean, is one of the most significant literary achievements of the war. The first paragraph of his 'Editor's Note' makes it easy to understand why: 'This book of Anzac was produced in the lines at Anzac on Gallipoli in the closing weeks of 1915. Practically every word in it was written and every line drawn beneath the shelter of a waterproof sheet or of a roof of sandbags - either in the trenches or, at most, well within the range of the oldest Turkish rifle, and under daily visitations from the smallest Turkish field-piece. Day and night, during the whole process of its composition, the crack of the Mauser bullets overhead never ceased. At least one good soldier that we knew of, who was preparing a contribution for these pages, met his death while the work was still unfinished'. Dornbusch 237; Fielding and O'Neill, page 241.

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BEAN: The Anzac Book (with signed letter from General William Birdwood)

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Description: BEAN, Charles Edwin Woodrow (editor): The Anzac Book. Written and illustrated in Gallipoli by the Men of Anzac. London, Cassell and Company, 1916 [second impression, second state, with both errors corrected]. Quarto, xvi, 170 pages with numerous illustrations and plates plus 11 colour plates and a folding map. Blue cloth (lettered in gilt on the spine and in blue on the front cover) with the large colour plate by David Barker mounted on the front; cloth a little bumped and worn; acidic paper tanned and brittle, with the leading margins of the first few leaves a little chipped, and with other minor imperfections elsewhere; front inner hinge expertly consolidated; a decent copy, and although well-read, it is also very well-provenanced. Notes: This copy has the correct date ('April 25, 1915') in the caption to the plate opposite page 4, and attributes the poem 'The Trojan War, 1915' to its rightful author, Arthur Adams. 'The Anzac Book', overseen by Bean, is one of the most significant literary achievements of the war. The first paragraph of his 'Editor's Note' makes it easy to understand why: 'This book of Anzac was produced in the lines at Anzac on Gallipoli in the closing weeks of 1915. Practically every word in it was written and every line drawn beneath the shelter of a waterproof sheet or of a roof of sandbags - either in the trenches or, at most, well within the range of the oldest Turkish rifle, and under daily visitations from the smallest Turkish field-piece. Day and night, during the whole process of its composition, the crack of the Mauser bullets overhead never ceased. At least one good soldier that we knew of, who was preparing a contribution for these pages, met his death while the work was still unfinished'. More importantly, this copy was once a prized possession of 75164 Lance-Corporal W.T. James, an (old) British soldier seconded to the 1st Anzac Corps Signal Company as a signaller. He has inserted in it a number of interesting mementoes, and made some pertinent annotations. There are several wartime photographs: 'The "Y" Company Signal School, Staff. Tully-sur-Somme, 1918' (ten men and a dog, surrounded by equipment); '2nd ANZAC Signal School Instructors. France 1917' (with all men identified); and two small portraits of him ('Ismailia, Egypt 1916', and 'The Finale!! 1919'). Tipped in is an illustration from a contemporary magazine showing 'A Ruined Street in Ypres, Belgium'; James has identified in it 'Our Signal Office'. He makes the same comment on the plate of Anzac Cove opposite page 81 in the book, and indicates with his pen that 'my dug out about here'. However, the most significant inclusion is a letter to him from General Sir William Birdwood (small octavo, 4 pages, on Peterhouse, Cambridge letterhead [where Birdwood was Master], 11 March 1932). It was written in reply to a recent letter from James: Birdwood is effusive in his thanks for the letter, and continues with 'To think that after all these 17 years that have passed you should remember me so kindly.... Those were great days we went through together - days which I know we can none of us ever forget & when it meant so much to know that one had real men [underlined] as comrades'. Birdwood laments a recent accident in which he was knocked to the ground heavily, but he was glad to be well enough to present the inter-varsity boxing medals, 'and to advise the young men to continue to keep themselves fit, so that they might always be able to "Box-on" through life for all that is worth fighting for'. In November 1914 Sir William Birdwood (1865-1951) was appointed commander of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, and was in command of the landing at Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915. A month later, following the death of the divisional commander General Bridges on 18 May 1915, 'Birdwood temporarily took command of the Australian Imperial Force, but was not formally appointed until 14 September 1916. He had suggested the move and, while admitting his ambition, it must be conceded that, from the standpoint of fairness and military efficiency, this decision was crucial to the future of the AIF which in 1915 had expanded to two divisions and included troops under New Zealand command' (^Australian Dictionary of Biography^). Later, on the Western Front, he commanded the Australian Corps, before assuming command of the entire British Fifth Army in May 1918. Birdwood, in his memoir published in 1941, considered his role in the Gallipoli campaign the most significant phase in a long and distinguished career. He acknowledged this on his elevation to the peerage in 1938, when he took the title Birdwood of Anzac. Dornbusch 237; Fielding and O'Neill, page 241.

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Photograph of Colonel William Holmes addressing troops on HMAS Berrima

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Description: BURNELL, Frederick Spencer (attributed to): A large-format original vintage gelatin silver photograph (visible image size 300 x 175 mm) of Colonel William Holmes addressing the troops on HMAS ^Berrima^. Notes: Apart from some light foxing in the plain upper portion, the photograph is in excellent condition, behind glass in its original wooden frame, with the window mount recently renewed. William Holmes (1862-1917) was wounded on active service in the Boer War, but for many years before and after, he was very active as a citizen soldier. In his voluntary military capacity, he was 'colonel commanding the 6th Infantry Brigade from August 1912.... When war was declared in 1914 he was chosen to command the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force.... consisting of 500 Royal Australian Naval reservists and a battalion of infantry and ancillary troops ... specially raised in the first week of the war. A volunteer force, it was recruited, equipped, trained and embarked within ten days to leave on HMAS Berrima on 19 August for a destination which was not revealed to Holmes until the convoy was off the Queensland coast.... After capturing Rabaul, German New Guinea, on 12 September 1914 Holmes accepted the governor's surrender' of nearly all German possessions in the Pacific (Australian Dictionary of Biography). Holmes later served at Gallipoli, Pozières, Flers, Bullecourt, and Messines. By this time he was a 'major general and commander of the 4th Division ... until he was mortally wounded by a chance shell on 2 July while escorting the premier of New South Wales, W.A. Holman, to survey the Messines battlefield'. We attribute the photograph to Frederick Spencer Burnell, 'Special Commissioner to the ^Sydney Morning Herald^ with the Expedition', who published two accounts of the engagement.

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The Australian and New Zealand Expeditionary Forces Departure from Albany (1919)

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Description: CAMPBELL, W.H. and A.G. SANDS (photographers): The Australian and New Zealand Expeditionary Forces. Assemblage at and Departure from Albany [cover title]. Albany, W.F. Forster & Co., Proprietors 'Albany Advertiser', 1915 [but actually 1919]. Large oblong quarto, [24] pages, comprising the pictorial title page, two pages of informative text (the third and fifth pages), and 21 pages of illustrations (from photographs), 15 pages contain 22 illustrations mainly of the troops; 6 pages contain 22 illustrations of ships, including 'HMAS "Sydney" leaving Albany on 1st November, sixteen days before she caught the "Emden"'. First and last pages a little marked and creased; minimal expert conservation (including replacement of the rusty staples with archival thread); a very good copy, as found (but see footnote). Notes: The item was first advertised for sale in the Albany Advertiser on Saturday 13 December 1919, under the following headlines: 'Suppressed during Currency of War - Only Now Released! The Greatest Event in Albany's History!'. Recent inspection of the Ferguson copy in the National Library of Australia confirms some suspicions, not least that copies exist with colour pictorial wrappers and a large folding leaf of plates tipped in on the inside rear cover (this plate leaf, printed recto only, reproduces the two well-known panoramas). Printed on the inside front cover is a lengthy and informative note regarding the suppression of the book. It states in part: 'The matter contained in the accompanying Publication was prepared and placed in the hands of the printer early in 1915. When all but complete a copy was submitted to the Censor, who totally forbade its issue. So it is that the work has taken five years to reach the public. It is obvious that any attempt to revise the contents from the point of view of today would have altered their character entirely.... In these circumstances it has been decided to issue the publication as originally designed'. Given that this cover note was clearly not written until after the war, a case could be made that the copies that were 'all but complete' in early 1915 were in fact not yet bound, and that the present copy is one of these unbound originals, rather than a defective later issue. Be that as it may, any copy, in any condition, is very rare. Not in Dornbusch; not in Fielding and O'Neill.

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Christmas card printed in the field 'Palestine, Xmas 1917'

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Description: [Christmas Card] Egypt 1914. Gallipoli 1915. Sinai 1916. Palestine. Xmas 1917. [Palestine, Australian Commonwealth Military Forces], 1917. A two-colour pictorial card (127 x 90 mm, on printed patterned stock) with a tipped-in pictorial centrefold featuring a sketch of a Light Horseman by David Barker (1917), accompanying the eight-line verse, 'Coo-ee' (the last quatrain being 'We're among the wavin' date-palms, / Making Jacko Turkey-trot, / 'And send sincerest Christmas greetings, / From this Gawd-forsaken spot'. Notes: The blank recto of the centrefold has a message from Lindo to Helen, dated 7 November 1917: 'A very Happy Xmas. The news from here is glorious. Gaza fell this morning & Jacko is in full retreat. We're bombing him in squadron formation. Decent eh! He's getting a hell of a knocking-about'.

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Two Christmas cards printed in the field (France, 1918)

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Description: [Christmas Cards] Christmas and New Year Greetings [cover title]. 1917-1918 ... 15th Aust. Inf. Bde. Hqrs. France. A two-colour and gilt-embossed pictorial card (124 x 86 mm) with a loosely-inserted centrefold with text printed on one page (inscribed from 'George to Ros & Phyl'); in fine condition. Notes: + Another card from the same period from the 58th Battalion AIF (part of the 15th Australian Infantry Brigade). A colour-printed card (133 x 80 mm, with the battalion insignia on the front cover), with a centrefold with the battalion's battle honours and a routine greeting printed on one page; portion of the original ribbon binding (in the battalion colours) loosely inserted; a very good copy. Also loosely inserted is a scrap of graph paper with a note written in ink on it: 'June 6th [19]18. Please keep this for me, Mum! Best of love, George'. [2 items].

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[Conscription] Reinforcements Referendum… Vote early! Vote YES (Adelaide, 1917)

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Description: [Conscription] Reinforcements Referendum. Polling Day - Thursday Dec. 20 ... Vote early! Vote YES For Reinforcements [cover title]. Adelaide, Printed by The Mail Newspapers Limited (Authorised by J.H.S. Olifent and F.B. Vincent, Joint Secretaries), [1917]. A double-sided six-panel leaflet (130 x 450 mm, folding down to 130 x 80 mm); a fine copy of a very rare piece of ephemera. Notes: The first referendum on conscription was only narrowly defeated in October 1916. For his advocacy, Prime Minister Billy Hughes 'was expelled from the Labor Party. Long afterwards he said with some truth: "I did not leave the Labor party. The party left me"' (Australian Dictionary of Biography). The following year, this second referendum took place. 'This time passions rose even higher, inflamed by mounting hysteria in Hughes and by the cold, Irish logic of Archbishop Daniel Mannix. There was a degree of violence unusual in Australian politics, which turned to farce when Hughes, after being struck by an egg on the railway station at Warwick, Queensland, promptly established a Commonwealth police force to combat disloyalty. The referendum was lost by a larger majority than before'. This leaflet certainly displays much of that inflamed passion and hysteria, not least in the Norman Lindsay cartoon reproduced from the 'Bulletin'.

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Despatch of Vice-Admiral de Robeck (1915)

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Description: De ROBECK, Vice-Admiral John: Despatch of Vice-Admiral de Robeck reporting the Landing of the Army on the Gallipoli Peninsula contained in the Second Supplement to the ^London Gazette^ of Friday, the 13th of August, 1915. Imperial Document. Sydney, Government Printer, 1915 [first thus]. Foolscap folio, 15, [1] (blank) pages. Stapled as issued, with attached wrappers (with the full title page details repeated on the front cover); acidic wrappers a little tanned around the edges, with minimal consolidation to some lightly chipped areas; an excellent copy. Notes: New South Wales Legislative Assembly Parliamentary Paper Number 740-A of 1915. The despatch reports 'the landing of the Army on the Gallipoli Peninsula, 25th-26th April, 1915'. Admiral of the Fleet Sir John Michael de Robeck (1862-1928) was an Irish admiral in the Royal Navy who commanded the Allied naval force in the Dardanelles during the war. Not in Dornbusch; not in Fielding and O'Neill.

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DENNIS: The Moods of Ginger Mick (significant association copy)

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Description: DENNIS, C.J.: The Moods of Ginger Mick. Sydney, Angus and Robertson, 1916 [first edition thus]. Pocket-size (145 x 120 mm), 159 pages with full-page illustrations plus a colour frontispiece, colour pictorial title-page and endpaper illustrations (all by Hal Gye); tipped in on the half-title is a small slip (printed in red) advertising two other uniform titles. Pictorial red cloth; signs of use to the covers and text (but read on!); notwithstanding, a very decent copy. Notes: One of only eight titles in Angus and Robertson's evocative and popular 'Pocket Editions for the Trenches' series. This copy is uniquely significant, not only for its personal literary associations, but also for its fascinating battlefield provenance. The book is inscribed on the half-title to 'Lieut. Leslie H. Smith, 8th Battery AFA, 3rd Brigade, 1st Austn Division, Austn Impl Force. With Greetings & Good Will from J.G. Roberts. Melbourne 20th Oct 1916'. It was at 'Sunnyside', the home of John Garibaldi Roberts in the Dandenongs that C.J. Dennis had written 'The Sentimental Bloke', published the year before. Mounted on the pastedown is a snapshot captioned in ink by Roberts; it features Dennis, Gye, Roberts and his wife at 'Sunnyside', South Sassafras, on 24 October 1915. Tipped in front and rear are the trimmed panels of the dustwrapper, and a small bifolium reproducing caricatures of Roberts by Hal Gye and David Low; mounted at the rear is a contemporary review of this book which appeared in the 'Argus' on 20 October 1916. Hal Gye has also signed the title page. Leslie Hamilton Smith saw action on the Western Front; he was badly wounded in August 1917 at Ypres, and awarded the Military Cross. At some point in his travails, Smith was separated from the book, as there is a later inscription on the verso of the front flyleaf: 'Picked up in a German dugout near Bullecourt in June or July 1918 By Sgt. G.E. Attwood, author of "The Red Red Road to Hooge", "Saturday Night Brigade", etc. 2nd London Regt (R.F.) 56th Division'. At yet a later date (2 February 1923), the following poignant annotation is made on page 132, against an underlined phrase by Dennis (''E wus a man'). '"He was a man". This appears on the gravestone of an Australian soldier wounded at Gallipoli and buried in Cairo. Erected by his sorrowing widow. W[?] Thomas (Capt), late RWF [Royal Welsh Fusiliers]'. + A second copy of the same edition, in excellent condition. [2 items].

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Rare Camel Corps journals: 'The Stretcher' and 'The Cacolet' (1917-18)

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Description: [Camel Corps] BARRETT, Private Charles Leslie (editor): The Stretcher. Journal of the Camel Brigade Field Ambulance. First Number. March, 1917 [and] ... Second Number. April, 1917. [Together with] BARRETT, Charles and Tom V. BRENNAN (editors): The Cacolet. Journal of the Australian Camel Field Ambulance. Number 3, September, 1917 [and] ... Number 4, June, 1918 (edited by Tom Brennan). Melbourne, [Camel Brigade Field Ambulance], 1917 (The Stretcher), and Cairo, Nile Mission Press, 1917 and 1918 (The Cacolet). Small quarto, four issues, 16; 16; 32 [and] 38 pages with numerous illustrations (mostly from photographs). Muted colour pictorial wrappers; they are essentially very fine copies. Notes: 'Stories, anecdotes, verse and photos written and produced by the soldiers of the unit' (Trove). Both titles are very rare, and it is clear from the records that the connection we have made - that 'The Cacolet' is the continuation of 'The Stretcher' - is not commonly known, if at all. The clincher for us was the doggerel printed on the verso of the front cover of the first issue of the second title: 'Cacolet is the "Camel" for "stretcher" / While the "stretcher" for "camel" is "hoosta" / The "first" won the toss and this is to let'cher / Perceive we're just "out" as we "use'ter"'. These four journals are bound together in early limp cloth; between these two different titles, copies of a third similar journal are bound in. Full details are: Barrak. The Official Organ of the Imperial Camel Corps [The Camel Corp Review - cover subtitle]. [Number 1], 1st July 1917; [Number 2], 1st September 1917; [Number 3], 1st November 1917; and [Number 4], 1st February 1918 [all published?]. Cairo, [Imperial Camel Corps], 1917 and 1918. Quarto, four numbers, each issue 12 pages (last blank) with a few illustrations. Pictorial wrappers (the fourth one with different artwork and the subtitle 'The Official Camel Corps Review'); early neat paper reinforcement to two leading edges; uniformly fine copies of yet more rarities. There is no hint to the provenance of this wonderful collection, but Charles Barrett would have to be at the top of the short list.

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The Digger. Australian Base Depots, France (1919; signed by 35 Diggers)

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Description: DOYLE, E.A. (editor): The Digger. Australian Base Depots, France. Souvenir Number. L'Adieu. Farewell to France ... Volume 2, Number 16, Sunday, 18th May 1919 ^[cover title]^. Le Havre, 'Published weekly by soldiers of Australian Imperial Force stationed at the Bases', 1919. Large quarto, 16 pages with 9 sketches by John C. Goodchild and 3 illustrations (after photographs). Tinted pictorial wrappers (also illustrated by Goodchild) a little worn, creased and stained; minimal stabilisation to the leading edge of the front cover; creases and light water-stains throughout, but a decent copy nonetheless. Notes: The front cover carries the autographs of 35 members of the AIF, presumably collected at the time. This is the 42nd and last issue of the journal (it first appeared on 4 August 1918). General Sir William Birdwood contributes a full-page farewell; the rest of the contents are pretty much 'the mixture as before' for this sort of publication. The editor gives some interesting details about the production of the journal on page 4, not least that 'Each week 3,000 copies have been printed'. Not in Dornbusch; Fielding and O'Neill, page 264.

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Egypt and Palestine. Album of photographs (circa 1916-17)

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Description: [Egypt and Palestine] An album of photographs of significant military interest, circa 1916-17. The small cloth-bound album (205 x 150 mm) is lightly flecked and rubbed at the extremities; in excellent condition. There are 48 photographs (visible image size 53 x 80 mm) loosely inserted two-to-a-page behind window mounts (with printed grey borders) on 12 thick double-sided leaves with detailed captions in neat calligraphy in white ink. The photographs are in uniformly fine condition. Notes: On the pastedown is a gift inscription in ink 'To Mother, With Love & Best Wishes, from Norman. 8.2.18'. The uniform captions throughout the album are not in the same hand; the misspellings suggest the calligrapher was working under instructions. There are about a dozen snapshots of local people and places, but these are less generic than usual, with half a dozen taken in Khan Yunus, near Gaza. However, the majority of the photographs have good military content, with a bias towards heavy artillery pieces and transport (captured field guns; a massive anti-aircraft gun; 'Indian Mountain Battary [sic] Gun mounted for Aircraft'; 'Armoured Motor Cars'; 'Travelling Workshop'; and 'Red Cresent [sic] Train, Kantara'. About a dozen images are very good close-ups of aircraft (one wrecked), with the most interesting being a series of five depicting a German Albatross ['Albertross'] D.III fighter (D636/17) and its Austrian pilot. He was forced to land between Goz el Basal and Karm, south-west of Gaza, when a British aircraft put a bullet through his petrol tank on the morning of 8 October 1917. 'Some men of the 9th Light Horsemen who were on outpost work on the west side of Goz el Basal immediately mounted and galloped out to where the aeroplane had landed. They arrived at the same time as Dittmar [the pilot] was attempting to set light to the aircraft. A couple yelled instructions and a few rifles waving wildly convinced Dittmar that his downed aircraft was not worth dying for so he awaited capture. It didn't take long for dozens of men to arrive and marvel at the captive aeroplane' (adf-serials website). Presumably our Norman was one of them. Another photograph depicts 'General Royston DSO on the 19th April [1917]'. General John Robinson Royston (1860-1942) was Officer Commanding the 3rd Light Horse Brigade when this photograph was taken, literally on the eve of the abortive second battle of Gaza.

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A fine example of silk embroidery (Netley Red Cross Hospital, 1917)

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Description: [Embroidery] BRYANT, 5787 Private Walter Alfred Augustus: A fine example of silk embroidery, featuring the Australian Commonwealth Military Force Rising Sun badge, produced by a patient at Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, near Southampton. The embroidery (approximately 170 x 160 mm) is worked on a piece of silk (265 x 270 mm, roughly trimmed and a little discoloured around the edges, well away from the design); the embroidery itself is brilliantly coloured and in excellent condition, expertly displayed behind an elaborately-cut window mount. Notes: A scrap of paper salvaged from the original mount supplies the main details: 'Walter A Bryant 17th AIF ... Netley Red Cross Hospital August 1917'. His service records fill in the rest: he enlisted in May 1916, disembarked at Plymouth in late November, 'rejoined unit [in France] from hospital' on 12 February 1917, and from then on, from either sickness or being wounded in action, he was in and out of hospital until he was repatriated in March 1918. He was admitted to the Royal Victoria Hospital at Netley on 8 August 1917 with Trench Fever ('a highly contagious rickettsial disease transmitted by lice, that infested soldiers in the trenches in the First World War'). Presumably this fine piece of embroidery was the outcome of many hours of rehabilitation, unlike the untold quantities of embroidered items brought into Australia as souvenirs purchased by returning servicemen.

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Gallipoli Map: The Dardanelles, Sea of Marmora [sic] and Bosphorus (1915)

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Description: [Gallipoli] The Dardanelles, Sea of Marmora [sic] and Bosphorus. [Hammond's War Map of the Dardanelles, Sea of Marmora [sic] and the Bosphorus. Including Four Large Scale Inset Maps of 1 The Dardanelles. 2 The Narrows.... Showing Fortifications, Railroads, Principal Military Roads, etc. (cover title)]. New York, C.S. Hammond and Company, [1915]. A two-colour map (printed surface 405 x 575 mm), folding down to 175 x 80 mm and tipped in to printed card covers, 190 x 90 mm. Front cover unevenly sunned; a fine copy, with the map essentially unopened. Notes: Elementary, but indicative of the mood and interest of the time.

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Gallipoli. General Sir Wm. R. Birdwood's Message to the Anzacs, Christmas 1915

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Description: [Gallipoli] Gallipoli. General Sir Wm. R. Birdwood's Message to the 'Anzacs'. Christmas 1915 [cover title]. [London, Australian Commonwealth Military Forces], 1915. Duodecimo (160 x 100 mm), a 4-page gilt-edged card with a cord-bound colour insert, in fine condition. Notes: The front cover of the card includes a portrait illustration of Birdwood; the inside front surface contains short 'Extracts from General Hamilton's and General Birdwood's Dispatches'; the inside rear surface contains short messages from Senator George Pearce, Minister of Defence, and General Hamilton: 'Happen what may, the Australians who fought at Gallipoli will bequeath a heritage of honour to their children's children'. The outside rear cover is blank; the insert is a panoramic colour centrefold illustration, 'Coo-ee to Australia' by Corporal [Albert Henry] Fullwood. The blank verso of the centrefold is inscribed in pencil 'To Ruby & Dolly with love from Dad. 1/5/16'; a small piece of blue ribbon is loosely inserted.

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Gallipoli Map [Anzac Cove]: Kurija Dere (Cairo, 1915)

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Description: [Gallipoli Map] Gallipoli. Scale 1:20,000. Kurija Dere. Cairo, 'Reproduced at the Survey Dept.', 1915. A linen-backed map (colour map itself 515 x 620 mm) on a printed sheet of overall dimensions 565 x 790 mm (with the right-hand portion containing 'Instructions for the use of squares' in both English and French, and a reference list of relevant features on the map in Turkish and English). Printed on the verso of the map is its title and a key to maps of the Gallipoli Peninsula. Apart from minor stains to the unprinted corner tips of the sheet, a few inoffensive light stains to the map proper, and some light cockling generally, it is in excellent condition. It folds down to approximately 200 x 100 mm (with visible creases along the folds); there is mild discolouration to the exposed panels of cloth, and what looks like 'S. Major' written in pencil on one of them. Notes: The map is centred roughly along a line running east from Ari Burnu to Kurija Dere. Printed on the coast running south are Anzac Cove, Hell Spit, Brighton Beach, and Gaba Tepe. The only land feature printed in English on the map is Maclagan's Ridge. Ewen George Sinclair-Maclagan (1868-1948), a British regular soldier, was chosen by Major General William Bridges in August 1914 'to command the 3rd Infantry Brigade; he was the only senior officer of the division, other than Bridges, who was a regular soldier. Bridges turned to Maclagan again when planning the landing on Gallipoli, choosing the 3rd Brigade to lead the assault.... On 25 April 1915 Maclagan landed with the second wave of the 9th Battalion, making his way up the ridge that henceforth was to bear his name. Climbing thence onto Plugge's Plateau, he quickly made decisions which may be said to have saved the battle' (Australian Dictionary of Biography). The absence of any other printed detail makes it highly likely that this particular issue of the map dates from the very earliest days of the campaign.

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German New Guinea: Government Gazette. British Administration (3 issues, 1914)

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Description: [German New Guinea] Government Gazette.... British Administration - German New Guinea.... Published on the 1st and 15th of each Month. Volume 1, Number 1, 15th October 1914 [to] ... Volume 1, Number 3, 15th November 1914. Rabaul, Lieutenant J. Lyng, Government Printer, 1914. Foolscap folio, three issues, respectively 12, 8, and 8 pages. Drop-title, unbound as issued; the first number is creased where folded across the centre, and slightly foxed, but basically they are in wonderful condition. Notes: The first of these very rare Government Gazettes was printed barely a month after the occupation of German New Guinea by the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force under Colonel William Holmes. In the first number, he provides a detailed four-page summary of the campaign. Major articles in the three issues include a report on the 'Expedition to Kawieang', 'Occupation of Nauru', 'Colony of New Guinea', and 'How to keep Healthy: Hints on Hygiene'. There are plenty on more routine or mundane matters - garrison standing orders, a punitive expedition, lists of prisoners of war deported to Australia - but some of the best devils are in the fine detail. One example appears in Number 2, published on 1 November. 'An enterprising New Zealander, Mr. W.R. Lauri, opened a kinematograph theatre in Rabaul about two months ago. Owing to the War operations it was, however, closed'. It had recently reopened, with two sessions each week, one for the troops, the other for the general public. 'The admittance for military persons is 1s. For the general public it is decided by color: whites pay 2s., yellow (including Japs, Chinese and Malays) 1s., and brown (that is natives) 6d'. Not in Fielding and O'Neill.

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GODDARD: Soldiers and Sportsmen … Sporting Activities of the AIF, 1918-19

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Description: GODDARD, Lieutenant George Hubert: Soldiers and Sportsmen. An Account of the Sporting Activities of the Australian Imperial Force during the Period between November 1918 and September 1919. London, AIF Sports Control Board (and printed by the Rosebery Press), 1919. Octavo, [ii] (title page, verso blank), 118 pages plus 13 pages of plates and the 'With Compliments' slip of the publisher (printed in red and bound in before the title page). Cloth lightly flecked, marked, rubbed and sunned; bottom margin of one plate slightly marked and creased; an excellent copy. Notes: Loosely inserted is a contemporary Commonwealth Government label addressed to Captain P.E. Thompson, Sydney; it looks like it was snipped from the wrapping in which the book was originally posted. There is no index to make light work of determining if he features in the book. However, the photograph of the AIF Cricket Team accompanying the relevant fourteen-page chapter contains some familiar names: Gregory, Oldfield, Pellew ... Dornbusch 235; Fielding and O'Neill, page 246.

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General HAMILTON: Third Supplement to the London Gazette (1915)

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Description: HAMILTON, General Sir Ian: Third Supplement to the ^London Gazette^ of Friday, the 2nd of July, 1915, containing the Report of the General Commanding the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force on the Operations in the Gallipoli Peninsula up to and including 5th May. Sydney, Government Printer, 1915 [first thus]. Foolscap folio, 12 pages plus a large folding colour map of the Gallipoli Peninsula (printed surface 287 x 360 mm). Stapled as issued; several small light stains to the top margin of the first leaf; light tidemark to the top inner corner of the last two leaves and the map (with minimal impact on the printed surface); a few tiny tears expertly sealed; a very good copy. Notes: New South Wales Legislative Assembly Paper Number 594A of 1915. A very detailed report from the time Hamilton reached the Eastern Mediterranean on 17 March, with much on the events leading up to the Landing, and the Landing itself. Not in Dornbusch; not in Fielding and O'Neill.

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HMAT Afric: The Kangaroo out of his Element (rare troopship broadside, 1914)

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Description: [HMAT 'Afric'] The Kangaroo out of his Element. The Representative Newspaper of the Australian Imperial Expeditionary Force (1st Battalion), published on board the Troopship 'Afric' - 1914. At Sea, Printed by Walter Wade for the Expeditionary Force, October 1914. A broadside printed on linen (visible image size 520 x 410 mm), comprising 6 columns of text and 14 illustrations (including large oval portraits of the King and Queen, and other assorted fillers). Light inoffensive stains; a few small holes confined mainly to the unprinted margins; overall an excellent copy recently rematted and replaced in its glazed vintage wooden frame (external dimensions 690 x 590 mm). Notes: HMAT A19 'Afric' departed Sydney on 18 October 1914, and left Albany with the first convoy on 1 November. This first issue, on linen, is undated, but our research has unearthed the fact that the second issue, on paper, came out on 20 October, thus making it the earliest Australian troopship journal of the war. In form, if not in content, it is certainly the most ambitious. It clearly struck a chord, as the 'Last Marine Edition' of 30 November appears to be the 26th number. Four of them were printed on linen (the other three being Numbers 10, 16 and 25, dated 29 October, 7 November and 28 November respectively). All of them, whether on linen or paper, must be considered rare. The printer-cum-editor, 196 Private Walter Wade, was an Irish-born journalist who enlisted in the 1st Battalion on 4 September 1914. His enthusiasm lasted for about three months until 12 December, when, as his service record succinctly puts it, he 'Deserted at Mena Camp, Egypt'. The archived paperwork relating to his court martial 'in absentia' is entertaining reading - you couldn't make it up ... Not in Dornbusch; not in Fielding and O'Neill.

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HMAT Anchises: Going Home. A Souvenir of the Voyage of HMAT Anchises (1919)

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Description: [HMAT Anchises] HAMILTON, Captain J.P. (and others): Going Home. A Souvenir of the Voyage of HMAT Anchises from England to Australia. August 1919. 62nd Quota Australian Imperial Forces [cover title]. Durban, Commercial Printing Company, 16 September 1919. Quarto, 8 pages with 2 vignette illustrations. Overlapping pictorial wrappers; rusty staple replaced with archival thread; a fine copy. Notes: The masthead credits those responsible - 'Editor: Capt. J.P. Hamilton, Y.M.C.A. Sub-Editor: Sgt. J.W. Dent, 55th Batt. Sporting Editor: Spr. Waterer'. Among the miscellaneous prose, poetry 'humorous and serious', and artwork, the editorial, on 'Lost Leaders', tells the returning veterans that 'The Australian is sentimental and impulsive and is an easy prey to the stump-orator, to the loud-voiced man of fluent speech and plausible argument; he can be moved unduly by appeal to passion ... all [these] must be rejected, and our ears attuned to the harmony of reason and commonsense'. Not in Dornbusch; not in Fielding and O'Neill.

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HMAT Euripides: Homeward on HMT [sic] A14. March, 1918 (1918)

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Description: [HMAT Euripides] Homeward on HMT [sic] A14. March, 1918. Sydney, Printed by John Sands Limited, [1918]. Quarto, 94, [2] (thank you note, colophon) pages with numerous line illustrations plus 6 plates (including a full-page colour frontispiece). There is a printed appreciation 'To T. Penleigh Boyd, well-known artist and one-time Sergeant, who contributes the Cover, Frontispiece and many sketches, and to Sapper Powis for other sketches herein'. Overlapping two-colour card covers with a small-format version of the colour frontispiece illustration mounted on the front panel; occasional light foxing and minimal signs of use and age; an excellent copy. Notes: 'A Record of the return to Australia of 1,500 members of the AIF' in February-March 1918. More than the standard fare: the last twenty pages contain the complete nominal roll of the officers and men on board. Not in Dornbusch; not in Fielding and O'Neill.

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HMAT Sardinia: The Sardine. On Board HMAT Sardinia (1919)

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Description: [HMAT Sardinia] HOLLOWAY, Corporal F. (editor): The Sardine. On Board HMAT Sardinia [cover title]. Melbourne, Modern Printing Company, 1919. Quarto, 20 pages with line illustrations. Loosely inserted, presumably as issued, are two pictorial centrefolds, captioned at the head 'Snapshots of the Voyage Home. No. 9 Quota AIF'; they contain a total of 29 captioned plates (from photographs). Cord-bound pictorial card covers slightly creased, with one tiny sealed tear; a fine copy. Notes: The final issue, Number 6, produced in Melbourne in August 1919. The standard fare - prose, poetry, jokes, drawings - plus about four pages on 'Formation of No. 9 Quota' and 'Short Summary of Voyage'. Trove records a copy of only this issue in three major Australian libraries. Presumably others were produced, as suggested on page 20, in the summary of the voyage: 'Also on this memorable day [Anzac Day] the "Sardine" first came aboard, to prove as we hope, a lasting memento of our last voyage together'. Not in Dornbusch; not in Fielding and O'Neill.

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ANZAC Right Flank. Sketch for use of Supporting Ships. HMS Talbot (July 1915)

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Description: [HMS 'Talbot'] Sketch C. ANZAC Right Flank. Sketch for use of Supporting Ships. HMS 'Talbot', 13th July 1915 [title on a processed sketch map]. [At Sea, The Dardanelles], Prepared by Lieutenant T.H. Thomas RMLI [Royal Marine Light Infantry], 13 July 1915. A processed (mimeographed) sketch map (204 x 320 mm, mounted on thin board, then varnished, possibly for immediate use at the time); trifling but apposite signs of use (including the smudging of a handful of words marked in red); overall, in excellent condition. Notes: This extraordinary relic must surely be tantamount to unique. HMS 'Talbot' was a British protected light cruiser of the 'Eclipse'-class heavily involved throughout the campaign in the Dardanelles. The ship was part of the covering force for the first landings, spent many weeks off Gapa Tepe, was the flagship for the landings at Suvla Bay in August, and helped cover the evacuation. Royal Navy vessels were regularly used to provide covering bombardments of the Turkish positions during the campaign. This sketch map provided detailed instructions, such as the following: '"Chatham's Post". Marked by a red light at night and 4 biscuit tins placed 3 feet apart horizontally by day'. How simple is that?! A series of notes is appended to the foot of the map: 'Note 1: Sketch taken from destroyer, Gaba Tepe Bearing S25E, Watsons Pier N75E. [Note] 2: The majority of the names are those used by the military. [Note] 3: There are numerous enemy trenches not marked. The most important ones for flanking ship to know are marked in RED. [Note] 4: Chatham's post [sic] is the extreme right of the ANZAC Line'. Lieutenant Thomas's details appear on the right-hand side of the map, at the bottom of the line marking White Patch.

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HMAT Durham: Back to the Bush! [1919]

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Description: [HMT Durham] NEAL, Lieutenant Norman Percy Harold Neal (editor): 'Back to the Bush!' [cover title]. Sydney, Printed by W.C. Penfold and Company, [1919]. Quarto, 51, [1] (colophon) pages with 5 illustrations (from photographs). Pictorial wrappers a little unevenly discoloured, lightly foxed, and a little rubbed at the extremities, with minimal expert conservation near the staples; an excellent copy. The name-stamp of Henry L. White, 'Belltrees', Scone is on the front cover and a few pages; the stamp of the Public Library of New South Wales is on an early page (Trove indicates the SLNSW still has a copy, so presumably this is a de-accessioned duplicate). Notes: The souvenir magazine of the voyage of HMT Durham, returning troops to Australia. She left Plymouth Harbour on 23 October and reached Melbourne on 21 December 1918. The contents are routine fare, to be sure, but the complete nominal roll is present, and this one is doubly important. Virtually all officers and men listed (28 and 638 respectively) were returning to Australia on 'Special (1914) Leave'; in short, all of them had enlisted in 1914 and survived the war ... A short extract from a South African newspaper, dated 24 November 1918 (when the ship was at Durban), reprinted here on page 23, makes mention of the fact in unforgettable words: 'These men are the 1914 men ... who set out from Australia in that wonderful array of 42 transports ... Alas! it is not taking 42 transports to take them home'. The editor, Sapper Norman Percy Harold Neal, was one of those originals. He survived Gallipoli, and went on to France, where he was awarded the MM (April 1917), MC (October 1917) and Bar (March 1918), and was promoted to Lieutenant. We sold this copy to Patrick Walters over twenty years ago, and it is the only one we have handled. Dornbusch 247; not in Fielding and O'Neill.

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HMAT Durham: The Digger on the 'Durham' (1919)

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Description: [HMAT 'Durham'] WYATT, Ransome Tovey: The Digger on the 'Durham'. Sketches illustrative of Life on a Troopship, executed on the Voyage Home of the 26th Quota, AIF. Sydney, W.C. Penfold and Company, 1919. Large quarto, 72 pages with 32 pages of colour illustrations by the author (all but one verso blank) and a small tipped-in monochrome illustration of HMAT 'Durham' on the last (colophon) page. Overlapping wrappers (with a small colour illustration reproduced from page 33 in the book mounted on the front cover) slightly marked, a little chipped with minor loss to the edges, and with a little expert restoration to the spine; front flyleaf and the first two leaves creased; light vertical crease near the centre of the whole book; light tidemark to the first ten openings (centred on the gutter), affecting only a few letters on two illustrated pages; overall a very decent copy. Notes: 'The following sketches were made and used on board the transport ^Durham^ during the voyage home of the 26th demobilization quota of the AIF. They were executed under somewhat cramped conditions on the troop-deck with no thought of publication or of anything but their immediate purpose either of announcement or amusement.... In some cases where the humour is too local for general understanding a few words of explanation have been added, otherwise they tell their own story' (from the foreword by Wyatt, dated Goulburn, 28 November 1919). The list of contents is divided into the following sections: Posters, Notices and Announcements used on the Voyage; Lantern Slides made and used on the Voyage; Miscellaneous Skits; and Sketches illustrative of Life on Board. 3227 Private Ransome Wyatt was a member of the 55th Battalion, and a talented graphic artist and all-round funny bloke to boot, as this charming work proves. By publishing the material produced on the voyage for the amusement and edification of the returning servicemen, he gives a real insight into the frustrations of the slow journey home, and the ways in which the men occupied themselves. Not in Dornbusch; not in Fielding and O'Neill (and neither of them record another, much rarer, title by Wyatt, 'Sketches in the Australian Corps Areas in France and Belgium' [1919]).

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Six vintage photographs of 495 Trooper Owen Burton Hunter (7th Light Horse)

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Description: HUNTER, Trooper Owen Burton: Six original vintage silver gelatin photographs (postcard-format, each approximately 137 x 88 mm) of 495 Trooper Owen Burton Hunter of the 7th Light Horse Regiment, part of the 2nd Light Horse Brigade. The 7th Light Horse Regiment was raised in Sydney in October 1914 from men who had enlisted in New South Wales, and became part of the 2nd Light Horse Brigade. Notes: Apart from trifling signs of handling, the photographs are in very good condition. Five of them have messages on the verso to some family friends, the Saxelbys of Bylong, via Rylstone, NSW. Three are studio portraits of Owen in uniform, taken in Australia before departure in late December 1914; the messages are routine. Two of the others were sent from Maadi Camp, Egypt. One, dated 7 April 1915, depicts him on sentry duty; the other, dated 22 April, shows him fully kitted out on 'my horse "Paddy" had him in Australia. I am keeping well & having a good time why shouldn't we?!!'. The last photograph is dated July 1915 and was presumably taken at Gallipoli. It is a very interesting 'view of our travelling kitchen & myself busy getting breakfast ready. Sergt Gower is holding our pet mascot (Belgium). I have been cook for nearly 2 months now & getting first rate'. The Australian War Memorial website fills in the relevant details: 'Sailing from Sydney in late December 1914, the regiment disembarked in Egypt on 1 February 1915. The light horse were considered unsuitable for the initial operations at Gallipoli, but were subsequently deployed without their horses to reinforce the infantry. The 2nd Light Horse Brigade landed in late May 1915 and was attached to the 1st Australian Division. The 7th Light Horse became responsible for a sector on the far right of the ANZAC line, and played a defensive role until it finally left the peninsula on 20 December 1915'. Trooper Owen was invalided to Australia the following year.

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Hurdcott Camp: Blighty Days. The Hurdcott Herald brought to book (1917)

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Description: [Hurdcott Camp] Blighty Days. ^The Hurdcott Herald^ brought to book. Salisbury, Salisbury Press [for No. 3 Command Depot, Hurdcott], [1917]. Duodecimo, nine issues of the fortnightly journal bound as one volume, 134 pages (but read on) with illustrations plus the collective title page (printed on the front flyleaf) and wrappers on two numbers (one front cover defective). Pictorial cloth; a fine copy with a gift inscription dated September 1918 on the front pastedown. Notes: A collective issue of the magazine of Hurdcott Camp, an AIF convalescent camp in England. The bound volume appears to have been produced not before late December 1917 from original numbers of the magazine then available. There are nine issues present, from Number 1, 21 July 1917 to Number 11, 15 December 1917; they each contain 12 pages, with the exception of Number 10 (14 pages). Two numbers are not present, and were clearly never bound in: they are Number 2 from early August, and Number 4 from early September. [Offered with] ^Between Rounds. Christmas Number of^ The Hurdcott Herald [cover title] (quarto, 16 pages with a few illustrations plus the pictorial wrappers). On the last page is a gift inscription, and loosely inserted is a two-page quarto letter, both in pencil, from Geo. Walden, one of the Australian soldiers at Hurdcott Camp (most probably 2042 Private George Henry Walden). The letter, to 'Dear Boss', is dated 28 December 1917; in it, Walden describes in great detail the Xmas Dinner menu (BEER is in capitals). '[F]or once military discipline was cut out & the Sergents [sic] waited on mere privates. It was "some" dinner, & one I shan't forget, especially as the previous Xmas I spent in the front line at Fleurs on the Somme, & the one previous to that at Lemnos Island - cooling down after the evacuation' (from Gallipoli). He 'Was surprised at the result of the Referendum. The proposals seemed very moderate, & it seems hard to think that the people of Australia do not place enough pride & honor in the different Divisions to keep them sufficiently reinforced'. Not in Dornbusch; not in Fielding and O'Neill.

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Album of 172 photographs compiled by Pte Claude Jarmain in the Middle East

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Description: JARMAIN, 513 Private Claude Henry: An album of 172 vintage photographs compiled during his war service in Egypt and the Middle East. The small cloth-bound album (180 x 250 mm, with 'Mitry's Photo-Stores Cairo' in gilt on the front cover) is heavily flecked and a little marked, with minor restoration to the spine; essentially a very good copy. The name 'M.R. Jarmain Egypt 1917' is written in ink on the front pastedown. The photographs vary in size from 45 x 65 mm to about 100 x 120 mm; they are mounted on both sides of 24 thick card leaves, with (mainly contemporary) captions in ink throughout. Thirteen of the 48 pages have had the plates and captions originally there removed; apart from a handful from North-West India, they have been replaced with apposite images and relevant captions. These captions, in ballpoint pen, have been added at a much later stage, but definitely by Claude Jarmain (there are many examples of his early and late writing styles in his service record). Overall, the album and its contents are in very presentable condition. Notes: Internal evidence strongly suggests that the album was compiled by 513 Private Claude Henry Jarmain (in spite of a couple of anomalies: who is the M.R. Jarmain on the inside front cover, and there was no Sergeant C. Jarmain, as one caption has it). Claude Jarmain was originally a trooper in the 5th Light Horse, and saw action at Gallipoli. Debilitating illness (not least, malaria) resulted in him eventually being transferred to the Australian Depot Stores in Ghezirah. The contents are mainly a cross-section of his work and leisure activities, but the best of the material, relating to Light Horse action subsequent to his departure from the regiment, presumably came from former comrades-in-arms. Approximately half of the photographs are the ubiquitous snapshots of local landmarks and people; some are from personal negatives, others look like over-the-counter images. There are some personal ones of the ADS staff (and its soccer team), half a dozen of the Rafa Races, and plenty showing military personnel on leave or at ease. However, it is the 40 or more Light Horse-related images which give this album considerable clout, with captions such as 'Australians tired out after the first Gaza Battle'; 'Burial Operations (Gaza)'; 'Wounded being entrained'; 'Light Horse on the march (Sinai)'; 'A Desert Cemetery (Palestine)'; 'Bedouin Prisoner (Sinai)' (two items); 'A Gas Attack at Gaza' (two items); 'Old Friends 5th ALH' (two items); and ten or more very good photographs of Light Horse camps in the desert.

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Map: Administrative Map [of the Somme], 15.9.18

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Description: [Map] Administrative Map. Dated 15.9.18 [overprinted title on a standard French 1:40,000 map of part of the Somme Department]. [France], 'Corps Topo. Section' [Australian Army Corps Topographical Section], 14 September 1918. A composite map (two overlapping sheets pasted together), with a total printed surface approximately 410 x 1145 mm. The left-hand portion has the title 'Suzanne' and the scale printed in the top margin (this has been trimmed from the right-hand portion); reference numbers '62D' and '62C' have been written in indelible pencil in the left- and right-hand margins respectively. The map, on paper as issued, is rolled and creased where originally folded, with minimal consolidation along the bottom edge; trifling signs of use and age (including a few pinholes along the top margin); in very good condition. Stamped in ink on the blank verso at a much later date is '"News Editor" Merleine J. Chidzey ... East Hills 2213'. Notes: Additional information is overprinted in both black and red ink. The former includes the title and publisher, as well as the names and boundaries of eight contiguous communes, from Morcourt and Bray in the east to Mesnil and Peronne in the west. Overprinted in red ink is 'Secret Copy No.' (with '37' added by hand), and transport routes with a relevant legend. The Australian War Memorial has digitized the Australian Corps Topographical Section's war diaries (RCDIG1007707). This map is listed as #971 in the 'Statement of Special Maps produced ... during September 1918', and was one of only 80 prepared for the Intelligence Branch. Peronne and Mont St Quentin had been taken by Australian forces under Lieutenant-General Sir John Monash in the first days of September. Later, 'Monash said of the Mont St Quentin and Péronne campaign that it furnished the finest example in the war of spirited and successful infantry action conducted by three divisions operating simultaneously side by side. The fight had also included battalions from every Australian state. British Commander General Lord Rawlinson remarked that this feat by the Australian troops under Monash's command was the greatest of the war. Forced out of Péronne, the Germans had to retreat to their last line of defence - the Hindenburg Line' (Australian War Memorial website).

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Map: Advances made by Australian Corps, 27-3-1918 to 17-7-1918

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Description: [Map] Advances made by Australian Corps. 27-3-1918 - 17-7-1918 [overprinted title on a standard Field Survey Company 1:40,000 map of the Amiens region]. [France, Australian Army Corps Topographical Section], July 1918. Printed surface 500 x 630 mm, overprinted as above, with applied hand-colouring to the right-hand side, and a processed typescript legend (130 x 163 mm) and hand-coloured key mounted in the centre. The map is creased where originally folded, and lightly cockled around the edges of the mounted legend; a later ownership stamp on the blank verso is faintly visible in the bottom margin; essentially, this is a beautifully extra-illustrated map in fine condition, recently matted, glazed and framed. Notes: The base map carries the imprint of the 'Field Survey Co., R.E. (3536) 1.5.18' and it is 'Parts of 57D and 62D'. The detailed typescript is self-explanatory: 'This chart shows, in [16] different colors, the successive attacks carried out by the Australian Corps on the Amiens Front, from March 17th 1918 to the present date'. Details of the dates of actions and brigades involved are then listed. 'In addition to the occupation of ground of considerable tactical value along the whole Corps Front, these operations have yielded upwards of 3,000 prisoners, 400 machine guns, 50 trench mortars, 2 field guns, and much smaller booty. Throughout this offensive period, no less than 16 enemy divisions have been encountered and defeated', and these divisions are also listed. The hand-colouring takes the form of an arc running north-east from Cachy, near Villers-Bretonneux, to Dernancourt. The Australian War Memorial has digitized the Australian Corps Topographical Section's war diaries (RCDIG1007707). This map is listed as #830 in the 'Statement of Special Maps produced ... during July 1918', and it is one of only 40 prepared for the Intelligence Branch. The significance of this map cannot be over-estimated; it is, in part, a masterly pictorial presentation of 'Peaceful Penetration'. This 'was the term coined to describe the tactics employed by Australian troops to gradually capture sections of the German front line during the lull between the end of the German spring offensive of 1918, and the launch of the Allies' own offensive in August. Small patrols and raiding parties would seize isolated German positions with surprise actions, unheralded by the usual hallmarks of attacks and larger scale trench raids such as artillery bombardments. In addition to the local tactical advantage that resulted from these operations they also yielded considerable intelligence about the condition of the German forces, their morale, and their future plans, that was vital in the preparation of the Allied offensive' (AWM website).

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Map: Anzac (Sydney, 1916)

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Description: [Map] Anzac. Date of Landing, April 25, 1915 (Sunday.) Date of Evacuation, Dec. 19-20, 1915 (Sun. & Mon. morning). Sydney, Gerald R. Campbell (and printed by H.E.C. Robinson), 12 April 1916. A full-colour map, printed surface 480 x 373 mm (plus the title and imprint details in the margins). This attractive map is creased where originally folded, otherwise it is in fine condition, recently matted, glazed and framed (visible image size 540 x 415 mm). Notes: The National Library of Australia has much to say about the map and its publisher (with much of the latter coming from the Australian Dictionary of Biography). It is a detailed 'topographic map of the Anzac Cove region extending from Sair Bair Ridge in the northeast across to Ocean Beach in the west then down to Poppy Valley. This map is heavily annotated with information dating as late as Sept. 1915 and basically shows the location of Australian and New Zealand Forces by the position of their front-line trenches at this time. Relief shown by contours, gradient tints and spot heights'. The printed notes include the comment that the 'map is based on the Turkish maps taken from enemy prisoners captured about June last'. Gerald Ross Campbell (1858-1942), barrister, soldier and publicist, was born in 'Sydney but educated in Scotland at the Royal Academy. Admitted to the Bar in 1882. Began his army career as a captain in 1885, became a colonel in 1907. He fiercely believed in universal adult military training using the Swiss system. In 1905 he formed the New South Wales Division of the Australian National Defence League. In 1914 Campbell was appointed to the State committee for the selection of officers for the Australian Imperial Force. In 1915 and 1916-17 he served with the Sea Transport Service as officer commanding troops for two voyages to Egypt and England. Retired from the army as honorary brigadier general in 1920'. He practised what he preached: the map was priced at a shilling, and 'Any profits derived from the sale ... will be handed to one or more of the War Funds'.

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Map: Australian Corps Area [the Somme] … 2.9.18

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Description: [Map] Australian Corps Area. Dated 2.9.18 [overprinted title on a standard Ordnance Survey (Overseas Branch) 1:40,000 map of part of the Somme Department]. [France], 'Corps Topo. Section' [Australian Army Corps Topographical Section], 3 September 1918. A composite map (two overlapping sheets of different sizes pasted together); the printed surfaces of the two parts are approximately 410 x 665 mm and 500 x 375 mm. The left-hand portion, printed in two colours, retains its bottom margin with the metric and imperial scales, and the imprint 'Ordnance Survey (O.B.) Aug. 1918'. The right-hand portion has its own right-hand portion excised (as here issued), but retains its margins on the other three sides; in the bottom one, there is the imperial scale, and the imprint details 'G.S., G.S. 2743' [Geographical Section, General Staff], and 'Field Survey Bn. R.E. (4143) 9-8-18'. Reference numbers '62D' and '62C' have been written in indelible pencil in the bottom left- and right-hand margins respectively. The left-hand portion is mounted on fine open-weave linen (as issued); the composite map is rolled and creased where originally folded, with minimal consolidation along the bottom edge; trifling signs of use and age (including pinholes in the margins); in very good condition. Stamped in ink on the blank verso at a much later date is '"News Editor" Merleine J. Chidzey ... East Hills 2213'. Notes: Additional information is overprinted in both black and red ink. The former includes the title and publisher; the names and boundaries of thirteen contiguous communes, from Glisy, Aubigny and Villers-Bretonneux in the east to Cappy and Suzanne in the west; 'Corps Southern Boundary'; and 'Corps Northern Boundary'. The latter has been pushed south near Clery-sur-Somme and Mont St Quentin, and the new 'Amended Bdy' is overprinted in red ink (as are transport routes and their legend). 'Secret copy No.' is also overprinted (with '24' added by hand in pencil). The Australian War Memorial has digitized the Australian Corps Topographical Section's war diaries (RCDIG1007707). This map is almost certainly #934 in the 'Statement of Special Maps produced ... during September 1918', and it is one of only 200 prepared for the Intelligence Branch. (We say 'almost certainly' because of one small anomaly: #934 conforms in every detail except for the fact that it is recorded as being on the scale of 1:20,000, not 1:40,000.) A map classified 'Secret' from 2-3 September 1918 of this portion of the Western Front, prepared by and for the AIF, is of considerable significance, as this account from the Australian War Memorial website makes abundantly clear. 'The end of August found German troops at their last stronghold at Mont St Quentin, overlooking the Somme River and the town of Péronne. Mont St Quentin stood out in the surrounding country, making it a perfect observation point and a vital strategic area to control. This area was key to the German defence of the Somme line. As it was such an important area, Lieutenant General Sir John Monash was keen to capture it and thus possess a valuable position.... This Australian operation is sometimes regarded as the finest achievement of the AIF. The 2nd Australian Division crossed the Somme River on the night of 31 August, and attacked Mont St Quentin at 5 am, from the unexpected position of northwest. It was a difficult position as it was an uphill fight for the troops, across very open ground where they were vulnerable to attack from the German-held heights above. Rifle grenades and trench mortars were employed to outflank outpost positions. The battalions positioned to the right made a lot of noise to distract the Germans, while the centre and left battalions got a foothold on the hill and in Feuillaucourt.... By 7 am, the troops had gained the village of Mont St Quentin and the slope and summit of the hill, by working in small groups. The five German divisions were confused and dispersed, and many had fled. By midnight on 31 August, Monash's troops had captured 14,500 prisoners and 170 guns since 8 August. Allied troops also broke through lines to Péronne by 8.20 am on 1 September. However, the Germans quickly regrouped and launched a counter-attack, and the first day of September saw fierce fighting and heavy losses. Germans attacked and heavily shelled Péronne. Much of the fighting was hand-to-hand combat. The outnumbered Australians were pushed back off the summit of Mont St Quentin, and lost Feuillaucourt. Relief battalions were sent, and with their reinforcement, all the areas were retaken by the Australians, but at the cost of 3,000 casualties.... After heavy and exhausting fighting, the Australians established a stronghold on the area and forced the complete withdrawal of the Germans from Péronne. By the night of 3 September, the Australians held Péronne. They captured Flamicourt the next day, and advanced 2 miles to the east.... Monash said of the Mont St Quentin and Péronne campaign that it furnished the finest example in the war of spirited and successful infantry action conducted by three divisions operating simultaneously side by side. The fight had also included battalions from every Australian state. British Commander General Lord Rawlinson remarked that this feat by the Australian troops under Monash's command was the greatest of the war. Forced out of Péronne, the Germans had to retreat to their last line of defence - the Hindenburg Line'.

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Map: Talmas [the Somme], Australian Corps Area Map No. 3 (1918)

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Description: [Map] Talmas [a 1:100,000 map of this commune in the Somme Department reproduced, then overprinted, by the Australian Corps Topographical Section]. [France], Australian Corps Topographical Section, 11 April 1918. A lithographed map (printed surface 373 x 480 mm), plus the title and imprint details printed in the margins. The map is creased where originally folded, otherwise it is in fine condition, recently matted, glazed and framed (visible image size 405 x 510 mm). Notes: Although centred on the village of Talmas, this map includes the much more familiar and important place-names of Amiens, Albert, Dernancourt, Villers-Bretonneux, and Vignacourt. The map has the word 'Secret' printed in red in the top margin (with [copy] No. 45 added in ink). It is overprinted 'Australian Corps Area Map No. 3. (Provisional) 27-4-18'. The added legend identifies the extensive Corps and Divisions boundaries; the area between them is marked 'French'. There is also a hatched 'Army Area Out Of Bounds' - this is the entire city of Amiens. The dates on the maps are significant: on 11 April the Australian 1st Division was redeployed from Amiens to Hazebrouck to halt the German advance; on 27 April, the successful counter-attack that retook Villers-Bretonneux was considered complete. And in between, on 21 April, the Red Baron was shot down in the vicinity, at Corbie.

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Menu: The Australian Field Ambulance Open Slap ('Somewhere, Belgium', 1917)

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Description: [Menu] The Australian Field Ambulance Open Slap. Bon for the Troops. To Celebrate the First Anniversary of the Unit's Arrival in France to do its Bit in the Big Box-on. Barrage lifts 6.30 p.m. Somewhere, Belgium. Monday 26-11-17. Hop Over [cover title]. Octavo, [4] pages comprising a quarto sheet of paper folded not quite down the middle, with the overlapping unprinted leading edge of the top leaf now a little chipped with minor loss; three later horizontal folds; overall a very good copy. Notes: This hilarious menu-cum-program is apparently unrecorded, and not surprisingly, as it was clearly printed in the field. The second page contains the spoof menu ('Jellies de Wobble - Furfy Custard a la Macraefish', that sort of thing); the third page is the 'Post Toasties' (halfway down the list come 'Reinstouchments; Toothpullers, snargeants; Scorpions, wottos, musicians'); the last page is the program of musical entertainments.

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MOORE-JONES: Sketches made at Anzac (portfolio of 10 panoramic colour plates)

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Description: MOORE-JONES, Sapper Horace: Dedicated to Our Hero Comrades. Sketches made at Anzac during the Occupation of that Portion of the Gallipoli Peninsula by the Imperial Forces. By Sapper H. Moore-Jones NZE, 1915. First Series ... ^[cover title]^. London, 'Publication taken over by Mr. W.J. Bryce', February 1917 (first edition, second issue)/ September 1916 ('Published for the Artist by Hugh Rees'). A portfolio (350 x 810 mm), containing 10 panoramic colour plates mounted on captioned cards with plain tissue-guards attached along the rear top margin. All but one of the plates has a white border (between 5 and 7 mm wide); the printed surfaces of the plates range in height from 115 to 220 mm, and in width from 508 to 710 mm; the mounts range from 280 x 685 mm to approximately 330 x 800 mm. The verso of each mount is rubber-stamped 'Sketches made at Anzac by Sapper H. Moore-Jones' and inscribed in ink 'Plate [#]. 1st Edition, 2nd Issue. Feb. 1917', with the relevant plate number inserted (1 to 10). Gilt-lettered orange cloth portfolio with ribbon ties (recently renewed); front panel lightly marked, with a tiny split to its hinge (at the top); rear panel a little mottled, with a small light tidemark around the anchor point of the ribbon tie; paper lining lightly foxed; a few trifling chips and creases to the tissue-guards; essentially a fine copy. Notes: Mounted on the inside of one of the portfolio flaps is a small paper label: 'First published by Messrs. Hugh Rees, Ltd., Sept., 1916. First edition, 2nd issue, Dec., 1916. Publication taken over by Mr. W.J. Bryce .... London ... Feb., 1917'. Offered with the index booklet: ^Complete Index to the First Series of Sketches made at Anzac by Sapper H. Moore-Jones (New Zealand Engineers) during the Historic Occupation of that Portion of the Gallipoli Peninsula by the Imperial Forces. With Forewords by General Sir Ian Hamilton ... Lt.-General Sir W.R. Birdwood ... and Lt.-General Sir Alexander Godley^ ... London, Published for the Artist by Messrs. Hugh Rees ..., 1916. Oblong quarto, 24 pages with 10 illustrations (being keys to the panoramas, overprinted in red), plus the wrappers (printed on the outer surfaces in red, with text printed on the inside front cover). An errata slip is tipped in on page 14; it seems to contain an error itself (the correction on page 15 to '2nd Australian Light Horse Brigade' has been altered in ink to read '3rd'). Top corner of the front cover and the first two leaves slightly creased; minimal light foxing; a fine copy. The paper label announcing the change of publisher is affixed to the foot of the front cover. The foreword by Lieutenant-General Sir Alexander Godley, Commanding New Zealand Expeditionary Force, puts the true worth of this item in perspective: 'I made my first acquaintance with these sketches in the trenches, coming by chance one day upon the artist while he was busily engaged upon one of them'. Lieutenant-General Sir William Birdwood, Commanding 1st Anzac Corps, echoes these remarks: 'Many of Sapper Moore-Jones's pictures were, I know, done while shells were whistling overhead, and they portray very faithfully the country in which we were operating, and being so full of detail as they are, give a good impression of the conditions of life in which our troops were working for some eight months'. Not in Dornbusch NZ; not in Dornbusch; not in Fielding and O'Neill; Trove records only two copies of the portfolio of panoramas (and five copies of the index booklet). The excessive rarity of this portfolio is underscored by the prices paid for the only copies we have traced in the international auction results. Both copies were sold through Sotheby's in London: a copy with the booklet sold on 10 May 2011 for £6,500; and a worn copy lacking the booklet sold on 17 November 2015 for £3,800. No Second (or subsequent) Series was published. This copy was sold by us at auction in November 2014; the consignor had purchased it in 1966 at the Henry Hampden Dutton sale. Horace Moore-Jones (1868-1922), 'New Zealand's best-known war artist from the period ... won high acclaim in Britain and New Zealand for his Gallipoli sketches, which are now a vital part of the art collection of the Australian War Memorial, Canberra'. He died as a result of injuries received while rescuing people from a hotel blaze at Hamilton, NZ, in April 1922; 'Observers said that he displayed the "greatest heroism", and that "his gallantry was responsible for many being saved"' (Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand).

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HMAT Karroo: The Kan-Karroo Kronikle (Cairo, 1915)

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Description: NEAL, Sapper Norman (editor): The Kan-Karroo Kronikle. Registered at the Orderly Room for Transmission to any part of HMTS 'Karroo' [individual drop titles]. [Cairo?, The Editor, 1915]. Large octavo, 82 pages with 2 illustrations (from photographs) and a few illustrations (silhouettes of warships). Printed wrappers a little foxed; minor restoration to the covers and first two leaves; trifling signs of use and age; a very good copy. Notes: The cumulative reprint issue of this important early troopship journal. It was originally printed and published on board HMAT A10 Karroo in eleven numbers between 28 October and 2 December 1914. They were 'Printed and published for the Amusement Committee, by Sappers Neal and Scott' (the first number has Burns, not Scott, and the latter is credited in the preface as rendering 'valuable assistance in the typing of this paper'). HMAT Karroo was part of the famous Albany Convoy, which left Western Australia on 1 November. The first number of the 'Kronikle' is dated 28 October, and contains an account of the voyage from Melbourne, which commenced on 20 October. The 'want of proper printing materials' is a constant refrain, and in the third number, the editor advises readers that because 'only a limited number are issued on account of the lack of proper printing apparatus [on] arrival in ENGLAND the whole issue will be printed in book form'. The last number reminds 'Those desirous of obtaining copies ... when printed in book form should hand their names to the Editor'. By this stage, they were bound for Cairo, and the date '18/2/15' written in ink in a contemporary hand at the head of the preface strongly suggests that this is where the book was printed. At a much later date, the front cover and first page were signed 'Len Lewis'. Service records prove beyond doubt that this is none other than 92 Sapper Leonard Jabez Lewis, one of the 'Karroo' originals, wounded at Gallipoli, and was still around in 1968, aged about 75. Norman Percy Harold Neal survived the war, having been awarded the MM (April 1917), MC (October 1917) and Bar (March 1918), and was promoted to Lieutenant. Not in Dornbusch (but 247 is Lieutenant Neal's 1919 effort on the return journey to Australia, 'Back to the Bush'); not in Fielding and O'Neill.

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'Coo-ee!'. The Journal of the Bishop's Knoll Hospital (12 issues, 1916-17)

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Description: POWELL, A.G. (editor): 'Coo-ee!'. The Journal of the Bishop's Knoll Hospital. ^Volume 1, Number 1, November 1916 to Volume 1, Number 12, October 1917^. Bristol, Partridge and Love Ltd, 1916 to 1917. Quarto, twelve numbers bound in one volume (the cumulative issue), with a frontispiece ('Our Commandant') and dedication leaf ('This Volume is Dedicated to the first Thousand sick and wounded Australian Soldiers who were patients at Bishop's Knoll hospital'), plus [36] pages (Numbers 5 and 7-12) or [40] pages (Numbers 1-4 and 6) with numerous illustrations (both from photographs and drawings) per issue. Number 8 has a tinted pictorial front cover. There are pagination discrepancies with four issues, one of which is easily solved: the stub is all that remains of the second leaf of Number 11. However, nothing is obviously missing from the other three (Numbers 5, 6 and 12); perhaps it has something to do with covers not retained when the numbers were bound. Original blue stippled cloth with the very large colour pictorial title-label mounted on the front cover (with the same artwork as used for the cover of Number 8); new endpapers; one opening a little marked, with slight loss to one margin; minor signs of use; a very good copy. Notes: Bristol-born Robert Edwin Bush (1855-1939) spent over 20 years in Western Australia; he was a leading pastoralist and a member of WA's first Legislative Council. He returned to England in the 1900s and, when war broke out, converted his stately home, Bishop's Knoll, into a hospital for wounded Australian soldiers, meeting all expenses. The first number expresses the hope that the journal 'will enable soldiers of the Commonwealth generally to place on record personal happenings and experiences of these stirring war times which might otherwise pass into oblivion'. Number 12 records that '^Coo-ee^ is a journal originally promoted in the interests of the Australian Wounded nursed at Bishop's Knoll Hospital, Bristol, but has since been adopted generally as "their particular organ" in this country'. One interesting feature in most numbers is the list of patients during the particular month, giving name, rank and service number. The editorial in Number 12 foreshadows reduction in the size and scope of the journal for austerity reasons; 'we are loath to let it disappear altogether'. However, it seems no further numbers were published. Not in Dornbusch; Fielding and O'Neill, page 264.

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The Rising Sun. A Journal of the AIF in France (2 issues, 1917)

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Description: The Rising Sun. A Journal of the AIF in France. (With which is incorporated 'The Honk'). ^Number 11, February 1st, 1917 and Number 12, February 5th, 1917^. 'In the Field', The Anzac Press, 1917. Small quarto, two issues, 4 pages per issue. Pictorial masthead, printed on fine paper; old creases where folded for pocket or posting; minor wear; front page of Number 11 a little marked; very good copies of very rare items. Notes: Number 11 reprints 'Why Mick went to the War' by C.J. Dennis (and this must be one of the very few items to escape the gimlet eye of his bibliographer Ian McLaren). Number 12 is devoted to items selected for ^The Anzac Book^ but held over for want of space. A total of nineteen numbers were issued between 25 December 1916 and 24 March 1917. Not in Dornbusch; Fielding and O'Neill, page 264. [2 items].

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Trench art: A slouch hat fashioned out of scrap brass by a German POW

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Description: [Trench Art] A remarkable piece of trench art, a slouch hat fashioned out of scrap brass by a German prisoner of war, and engraved with its simple story. The miniature hat (approximately 78 x 57 x 27 mm, hand-made from scrap brass), has the left brim upturned with the Rising Sun badge engraved on it; on the flat portion of the brim is engraved 'Souvenir - 1914-1919 - Peronne', with some decorative flourishes. Engraved on the flat underside (there is no hole for the 'head') is the artist's signature: 'Made by Prisoner Alfred Pieneck, Berlin'. Notes: We have all seen untold pieces of trench art, but this is surely the one in a million to covet: an Australian slouch hat, a German prisoner of war, and Peronne is certainly a trifecta ... 'The end of August found German troops at their last stronghold at Mont St Quentin, overlooking the Somme River and the town of Péronne. Mont St Quentin stood out in the surrounding country, making it a perfect observation point and a vital strategic area to control. This area was key to the German defence of the Somme line. As it was such an important area, Lieutenant General Sir John Monash was keen to capture it and thus possess a valuable position.... This Australian operation is sometimes regarded as the finest achievement of the AIF.... By midnight on 31 August, Monash's troops had captured 14,500 prisoners and 170 guns since 8 August.... After heavy and exhausting fighting, the Australians established a stronghold on the area and forced the complete withdrawal of the Germans from Péronne. By the night of 3 September, the Australians held Péronne' (Australian War Memorial website). Research into Alfred Pieneck has unearthed little: the records of the ICRC (Prisoners of the First World War) archives indicate he was born in 1896, and may have served in the 84th Infantry Division, which was in the Somme from May 1918. Peronne may well have held particular significance for him.

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TSS Euripides: The Homing Aussie (1919; signed by Jacka VC and Ryan VC)

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Description: [TSS 'Euripides'] HARRIS, Lieutenant Phillip Lawrence (editor): The Homing Aussie. A Souvenir of the Voyage of TSS 'Euripides'. Sept. - Oct. 1919 [cover title]. Durban, Printed by R. Philps at his West End Printing Works [for the Editor], 1919. Quarto, 32 pages with 24 illustrations (some from photographs) plus a double-page pictorial supplement ('Euripidean Scenes') now tipped in on the inside rear cover. Pictorial wrappers with advertising on the outside rear cover; rusty staples replaced with archival thread; slight wear along the spine; an excellent copy. Notes: The introductory note on the first page explains how the substantial magazine was produced in the three days the ship was in Durban. The editor introduces himself on page 16, and acknowledges the assistance of one of the literary contributors, Vance Palmer. Phillip Harris was also the editor of the well-known 'Aussie. The Australian Soldiers' Magazine'; its thirteen numbers were 'Printed in the Field' in France and Belgium between February 1918 and April 1919. We can find no indication that bibliographers and cataloguers have made this connection before, but it should have been immediately obvious. Not only is the title - 'The Homing Aussie' - a dead giveaway, the bird on the wing on the front cover is wearing Aussie's trademark face! This copy has the ownership details of 59839 Private Raymond Walter Weekes, 55th Battalion, on the front cover. Far more significantly, page 16 is signed by two other passengers, 'A. Jacka. VC MC & Bar. Captain 14th Bn AIF' and 'Jack Ryan VC 55th Batt'. Albert Jacka was awarded the AIF's first VC, and at his funeral in 1931 was called with some justice 'Australia's greatest front-line soldier'. He had a steady postwar career as a businessman and, from 1929, mayor of St Kilda, but fell ill and died in late 1931, his funeral procession a grand affair which was witnessed by thousands of onlookers and led by 1000 returned soldiers. The life of Edward John Francis Ryan in the difficult years after the war is a stark counterpoint. Ryan arrived in France in mid-1916 as a reinforcement of the 55th, and won the VC in the attack on part of the Hindenburg Line on 30 September 1918. The Australian Dictionary of Biography notes dispassionately that he 'found it hard to adjust to civilian life', and he spent many years literally on the road during the Depression before finding work in Melbourne. His worsening health saw him back on the streets and he died of pneumonia in 1941.

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WALTERS:The Third Battalion Magazine. August 1918

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Description: WALTERS, Private Charles Victor (editor): The Third Battalion Magazine. August 1918. London, 'Printed for the 3rd Battalion AIF, by Printing-Craft Limited', 1918. Large quarto, 12 pages with numerous line illustrations (mainly by Walters) plus 9 plates in a pictorial centrefold. Overlapping two-colour wrappers with the colour patch of the battalion on the front cover; two contemporary (relevant) newspaper cuttings mounted on the inside front wrapper; minor water damage to some top corners (adhesion damage to the blank margins of five pages, with minor loss to one corner; plus some light tidemarks, most noticeably to the centrefold); one rusty staple missing, with minor stains to the paper nearby; a few short tears expertly sealed; overall a decent copy. Notes: The first and only issue, with the text printed from the attractive calligraphic manuscript prepared by Charles Walters. One of the newspaper cuttings is a short In Memoriam for Captain Ralph Ingram Moore MC, DCM, a member of the battalion killed at Passchendaele on 7 October 1917, 'Also in grateful memory of Amos Gratton, the faithful and devoted friend of Captain Moore', who died at the same time. Not in Dornbusch; not in Fielding and O'Neill; Trigellis-Smith 203.

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BEESTON: Five Months at Anzac [1916]

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Description: [4th Field Ambulance] BEESTON, Colonel Joseph Lievesley: Five Months at Anzac. A Narrative of Personal Experiences of the Officer Commanding the 4th Field Ambulance, Australian Imperial Force. Sydney, Angus and Robertson, [1916]. Octavo, [viii] (last blank), 68, [4] (blank), 32 (publisher's catalogue, dated February 1916) pages plus 7 pages of plates. Cloth lightly rubbed and bumped at the extremities; endpapers offset; minimal foxing; an excellent copy with a contemporary gift inscription on the front pastedown ('Colin - Best wishes. M.R. April 1917'). Notes: A rare book from an uncommon perspective, with, not least, an impressive photograph of John Simpson (Kirkpatrick) and his donkey. Ill-health (Mediterranean fever) caused the author to leave Gallipoli at the end of September 1915. His much longer original manuscript is in the National Library of Australia. Dornbusch 354; Fielding and O'Neill, page 234; Trigellis-Smith 324 ('personal reminiscences ... containing much to warrant its inclusion').

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BEEVOR: My Landing on Gallipoli [circa 1935]

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Description: BEEVOR, Miles Fitzroy: My Landing on Gallipoli. [Adelaide, The Author, circa 1935]. Small quarto, [i] (title), [i] (blank), 37 leaves of processed typescript (all versos blank). Full dark blue leather (with the title in gilt on the front cover) lightly sunned on the spine and slightly rubbed at the extremities; boards a little bowed, resulting in a short split to the foot of the front inner hinge; an excellent copy (internally fine). Two pages have pencilled addenda, almost certainly in the author's hand. On page 2, 'Lieut. Commander William G.A. Shuttleworth Commanding' is inserted after the ship's name in the first line of the footnote; on page 19, the word 'splendid' is added to the end of line 5. There is also a correction to the name 'Mudros' on page 6 (line 15). Notes: Copies in four institutional libraries notwithstanding, this is a very rare item; apart from selling this copy once before in 1993, we have not seen nor heard of another one on the open market. It is a personal account by Miles Fitzroy Beevor, a Major in the 10th Battalion, of the first twenty-four hours ashore at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. His day ended when he was badly wounded in the foot; he was evacuated after receiving first aid from Captain Arthur Butler, 'the Regimental Medical Officer of the 9th Battalion, Queenslanders' (and later, the author of the monumental three-volume Official History of the Australian Army Medical Services in the War of 1914-1918). He eventually rejoined the battalion at Gallipoli on 20 October. He was subsequently promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel, and became Commanding Officer of the 52nd Battalion. This self-published item commences with a reference in the text to the 'more than 15 years' that have passed since the landing, and (according to Trove), the copy of the book in the National Library of Australia is inscribed, signed and dated (11 September 1935) by the author. Not in Dornbusch; not in Fielding and O'Neill.

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HERBERT: Mons, Anzac & Kut (signed by Arthur Blackburn VC)

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Description: [BLACKBURN VC]. HERBERT, Aubrey: Mons, Anzac & Kut. Introduction by Desmond MacCarthy. London, Hutchinson and Co., [1930 (augmented edition)]/ 1919. Octavo, 270 pages with 4 maps. Red cloth lightly flecked and marked, with the spine moderately sunned; edges slightly foxed; flyleaves offset; a very good copy with extraordinary provenance. Notes: The small paper label on the pastedown indicates the book was sold in Adelaide by the booksellers F.W. Preece and Sons; the front flyleaf is signed in ink 'Arthur S. Blackburn'. Arthur Seaforth Blackburn (1892-1960), 'soldier and lawyer' as the Australian Dictionary of Biography prosaically notes, is perhaps better known as Blackburn VC, decorated for his actions under fire at Pozières in 1916. A less well-known, but equally momentous feat, is recorded by C.E.W. Bean in his 'Preface to the Third Edition' published in the third and subsequent editions of Volume 1 of the 'Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-18', in the section headed 'Farthest inland': 'Evidence has lately come to hand affording strong grounds for the belief that two scouts of the 10th Battalion [almost certainly the first battalion to land on Gallipoli] - Private A.S. Blackburn (who in 1916 as a lieutenant won the Victoria Cross at Pozieres ...) and Lance-Corporal Robin - reached, and passed slightly beyond the crest at Scrubby Knoll before Loutit arrived there - in other words, came nearer to the objective of the expedition than any other soldiers whose movements are known'. Lieutenant-Colonel Blackburn later commanded the 2nd/3rd Australian Machine-Gun Battalion in Syria in 1941, and 'as the senior Allied officer present, accepted the surrender of Damascus on 21 June.... In February 1942 a small Australian force including his battalion was hastily landed in Java; he was promoted temporary brigadier and appointed to command "Black Force", with orders to assist the Dutch against the rapid Japanese advance. After three weeks vigorous but fruitless resistance, and in spite of Blackburn's reluctance, the Allied forces surrendered: he was a prisoner until September 1945' (ADB). The book itself is no random choice, as its title indicates. It is a record of the war service of Aubrey Herbert (1880-1923) 'up to the middle of 1916. Afterwards he was an intelligence officer at Salonika, and later in Italy, and in the last months of the war he was the head of the English Mission attached to the Italian Army in Albania, when he had the temporary rank of Lieutenant-Colonel' (from MacCarthy's introduction, new to this edition). Herbert served with the New Zealanders at Anzac as an intelligence officer. As a fluent Turkish speaker he played a vital role in the armistice to bury the dead, which took place on 24 May 1915. He also befriended the Commanding Officer of the 9th Light Horse, Lieutenant-Colonel Carew Reynell, and wrote a poem about him after Reynell was killed at Hill 60 in late August 1915.

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BLUNDEN: Undertones of War (1928)

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Description: BLUNDEN, Edmund: Undertones of War. London, Richard Cobden-Sanderson, 1928 [first edition]. Large octavo, xvi (first two and last one blank), 317, [3] (blank, list of Blunden's works, blank) pages. Black cloth bumped on the front bottom corner; top edge a little dusty, uncut leading edge very lightly foxed; flyleaves offset (with a neat contemporary gift inscription on the front one); a very crisp and bright copy with the dustwrapper slightly bumped, rubbed and sunned, with the head of the spine lightly chipped. Loosely inserted is a publisher's small leaflet advertising the book, as well as a number of contemporary newspaper reviews for this book and Remarque's 'All Quiet on the Western Front'. Notes: 'I was not anxious to go. An uncertain but unceasing disquiet had been upon me, and when, returning to the officers' mess at Shoreham Camp one Sunday evening, I read the notice that I was under orders for France, I did not hide my feelings'. And so commences one of the great memoirs of the Western Front. 'Edmund Blunden (1896-1974) was the longest serving First World War poet, and saw continuous action in the front line, between 1916-18. His life-long friend Siegfried Sassoon maintained that Blunden was the "poet of the war most lastingly obsessed by it". His prose account of the war, "Undertones of War", is still in print. It is accompanied by a supplement of poems, some written while he was still at the front.... The war remained a backdrop to his prolific writing which leaves a continuing testimony to the after-effects of war on the human mind. He worked between 1919 and 1970 as a poet, literary editor, journalist, biographer and lecturer, travelling and teaching in England, Japan and Hong Kong.... He was elected Professor of Poetry at Oxford University in 1966' (www.edmundblunden.org).

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BROPHY: Songs and Slang of the British Soldier, 1914-1918 (1930)

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Description: BROPHY, John and Eric PARTRIDGE: Songs and Slang of the British Soldier, 1914-1918. London, Scholartis Press, 1930. Octavo, viii, 200, [1] (publisher's advertisement) pages. Cloth; contemporary ownership details on the front flyleaf (and date of Partridge's death in ink under his name on the title page); a fine copy with the unclipped dustwrapper (the spine slightly sunned and chipped at the head). Notes: The first edition of this groundbreaking work (limited to 1000 copies), and the first in a long lifetime's output of major lexicographical works by Eric Partridge, the founder of the Scholartis Press. 'This book, devoid of pedantry, is designed to entertain as well as to inform. The value of such a collection of songs need not be laboured, and the glossary, so far from being a list, is an illuminating record of the soldier's life and spirit both in and out of the line' (dustwrapper blurb). The sub-title on the dustwrapper expands on this: 'An Anthology and a Glossary ... With Introduction, Notes, and Appendices on Bugle Calls, Chants and Sayings'. We notice in passing that one of three people singled out by the editors in the preface for thanks 'for helpful comments on, and suggestions for, the glossary' is none other than T.E. Shaw. Eric Honeywood Partridge (1894-1979) saw action with the 26th Battalion at Gallipoli and in France, where he was wounded at Pozières. His account of that terrible battle, 'Frank Honeywood, Private', published by the Scholartis Press in 1929 in 'Three Personal Records of the War', is a minor classic.

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BURNELL: Australia versus Germany. The Story of the Taking of German New Guinea

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Description: BURNELL, Frederick Spencer: Australia versus Germany. The Story of the Taking of German New Guinea. London, George Allen & Unwin, 1915. Octavo, 254 (first leaf blank), [1] (colophon) pages plus 12 plates. Cloth lightly sunned on the spine; paper a little tanned (presumably as ever); essentially a fine copy. Notes: The ownership signature of Annie E. Taylor is written in pencil at the head of the front cover. She is presumably related to Private E.A. Taylor listed as a member of F Company of the Military Force, and whose name is identified with some pencilling. An account of the capture of German New Guinea by the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force, by the 'Special Commissioner to the ^Sydney Morning Herald^ with the Expedition'. Dornbusch 371; Fielding and O'Neill, page 242.

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BURNELL: How Australia took German New Guinea. An Illustrated Record

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Description: BURNELL, Frederick Spencer: How Australia took German New Guinea. An Illustrated Record of the Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force [cover title]. Sydney, [Angus and Robertson (printed by W.C. Penfold), 1915]. Quarto, [36] pages with 52 plates (on 27 pages); the last two pages and the outside rear cover are advertisements for Angus and Robertson publications (including one page of Australian Military Handbooks). Red cord-bound overlapping two-colour pictorial wrappers with a small image (of HMAS ^Australia^) mounted on the front cover; wrappers chipped (mainly along the leading edges), with minor expert conservation; first and last pages offset; a very good copy. Notes: The text comprises a two-page account of the engagement (Australia's first action of the war, involving HMAS ^Berrima^), and a five-page list of all personnel of the Expeditionary Force. Dornbusch 372; not in Fielding and O'Neill; Trigellis-Smith 334.

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CUTLACK: The Australians. Their Final Campaign, 1918 (1919)

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Description: CUTLACK, Frederick Morley: The Australians. Their Final Campaign, 1918. An Account of the Concluding Operations of the Australian Divisions in France. London, Sampson Low, Marston, [1919 (the foreword is dated November 1918)]. Octavo, 336 pages with 8 sketch maps plus 7 folding maps. Cloth lightly bumped at the extremities; edges a little foxed; an excellent copy (uncut and substantially unopened) with the rare dustwrapper, with two of the sketch maps reproduced on the front and rear panels (lacking the spine, but expertly mounted on plain paper for stability). Notes: The author was 'an official war correspondent with the AIF in France'. He was the author of ^The Australian Flying Corps^ (Volume 8 of the ^Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-1918^) and ^Breaker Morant: A Horseman who made History^, and editor of ^War Letters of General Monash^ and several other war-related titles. Dornbusch 306; Fielding and O'Neill, page 243; Trigellis-Smith 182.

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DINNING: Nile to Aleppo. With the Light-Horse in the Middle-East (1920)

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Description: DINNING, Captain Hector: Nile to Aleppo. [With the Light-Horse in the Middle-East (sub-title of the English edition)]. New York, Macmillan (but from sheets printed in England for the George Allen and Unwin edition), 1920. Quarto, 287, [1] (colophon) pages plus 13 plates (including 5 tipped-in colour plates, one a portrait of Lawrence of Arabia) by James McBey. Cloth lightly rubbed and bumped at the extremities, and very lightly flecked; endpapers offset; uncut edges lightly sunned; essentially a fine copy. Notes: The author, a teacher, enlisted in September 1914 and was attached to 9th AASC. He rose through the ranks, and served in Gallipoli, France and the Middle East. From May 1918 he worked in the Australian War Records Section. The portrait of Lawrence accompanies Chapter XII, 'Working with Lawrence' (9 pages). Dornbusch 386; Fielding and O'Neill, page 244 (both recording only the English edition).

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DOULL: With the Anzacs in Egypt (1916)

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Description: DOULL, Lieutenant David Farquhar: With the Anzacs in Egypt. Life and Scenes in the Land of the Pharaohs, as seen through Australian Spectacles, by Lieut. David Doull, one of the Gallipoli Heroes who was with the 17th Battalion. Sydney, J.A. Packer, Printer and Publisher, 1916. Octavo, [viii] (last blank), 143, [1] (colophon) pages plus 16 pages of plates. Two-colour pictorial wrappers (featuring artwork by Harry Weston) slightly rubbed and creased, with minimal expert conservation; scattered foxing (mainly adjacent to the plates); mild signs of use and age; essentially a very good copy. Notes: A rare and interesting book on an unusual theme, being a soldier's detailed personal account written for the Australians at home, which deals 'only with those aspects of Egyptian and Arab life their loved ones now gaze upon'. Not in Dornbusch; not in Fielding and O'Neill.

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DOWNING: To the Last Ridge [1920]

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Description: DOWNING, Walter Hurbert: To the Last Ridge. Melbourne, Australasian Authors' Agency, [1920]. Small octavo, 192 pages. Quarter cloth and papered boards with a paper title-label on the spine; rear cover and spine a little unevenly sunned; flyleaves offset; an excellent copy (internally very fine). Notes: On the Western Front with the 57th Battalion. The five-page foreword by Brigadier-General Harold Edward 'Pompey' Elliott records that Walter Downing 'actually took part as a non-commissioned officer in most of the actions he so vividly describes.... The accounts of Fleurbaix, the winter on the Somme, Polygon Wood (where the author won the Military Medal), and the Villers Bretonneux night attack are, in my opinion, by far the truest and best I have read'. The genuine rarity of this book is explained by William Downing, the author's son, in his introduction to the 1998 edition, published by Duffy and Snellgrove. He states that the publisher went to the wall and his father then received a great many copies of the book in lieu of royalties. 'These were later destroyed in a fire - there is only one copy of the original edition in our family.' Dornbusch 267; not in Fielding and O'Neill.

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DUGUID: The Desert Trail (signed presentation copy; 1919 [fourth edition])

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Description: [DUGUID, Charles]: The Desert Trail. With the Light Horse through Sinai to Palestine. By Scotty's Brother. Adelaide, Department of Repatriation, 1919 [fourth edition]/ 1919. Octavo, viii (last blank), 129, [3] (blank, illustration, verso blank) pages with 26 illustrations (after photographs, on 14 leaves, versos blank) plus a double-page folding map. Original half brown morocco and brown stippled cloth with the title and author in gilt on the front cover; leather a little rubbed at the extremities, with minor loss to the foot of the spine; bottom corner of the front cover cracked but very stable; an excellent copy. Notes: In our experience, this is a presentation binding, and this copy proves to be no exception. It is inscribed on the front endpaper 'Dear Daisy, I brought this home for Aggie and I would like you to have it if you will. Yours sincerely C.D. 29.7.19'. On the title page below the printed name of the author ('Scotty's Brother'), Charles Duguid has also added the phrase 'and Aggie's oldest friend'. We have not been able to identify either Daisy or Aggie, but the inscriptions speak for themselves. Charles Duguid (1884-1986), a Scottish-born doctor, was appointed captain in the Australian Army Medical Corps, Australian Imperial Force, in February 1917. 'He treated casualties in the Middle East (March-July) before returning to Australia in a hospital ship. His AIF appointment terminated on 5 October' (Australian Dictionary of Biography). The book was written in honour of 'Scotty', his brother William George Duguid. He was an original member of the 8th Light Horse Regiment, and served in Gallipoli, but had transferred to the 3rd Light Horse when he was killed in action on 19 April 1917, near Aseifiyeh. The author's foreword recounts in pathetic detail the circumstances of his death. This classic war memoir went through four editions in less than six months; in spite of that, this title is elusive, and fine copies of the true first edition are utterly rare. In forty years, we have not had a copy of the third edition (and the State Library of South Australia does not have that edition either), but the following information, not at all well-known, has been gleaned from copies of the other editions we have handled. The second and fourth editions are identified as such on the front wrapper (which also states 'Proceeds in Aid of Light Horse Memorial', replacing a small printer's device on the first edition cover). The first edition has the acknowledgements on page iii, and no testimonials; the second edition has a testimonial from Blackburn VC on page iii, with the acknowledgements on the verso; the fourth edition has testimonials from Blackburn VC and 'A Permanently Incapacitated Light Horseman' on page iii, with the acknowledgements on the verso. The fourth edition has approximately 40 more pages than the first two editions merely because it has been set in larger type. Some idea of the rapidity with which these editions appeared may be appreciated from the following: the Blackburn testimonial is dated 10 February 1919, the other testimonial is dated 6 March 1919, the State Library of SA has a copy of the fourth edition signed and dated by the author on 2 June 1919, and the processing date of the State Library's first edition is 29 April 1919. Read it and you'll understand why it struck a chord. Dornbusch 387; not in Fielding and O'Neill; Trigellis-Smith 263.

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DUGUID: The Desert Trail (1919, first edition)

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Description: [DUGUID, Charles]: The Desert Trail. With the Light Horse through Sinai to Palestine. By Scotty's Brother. Adelaide, Department of Repatriation, 1919 [first edition]. Octavo, viii (last blank), 88 pages with 26 illustrations (after photographs, on 14 leaves, versos blank) plus a double-page folding map. Original wrappers with a vignette silhouette of a Light Horseman on the front cover; minimal expert conservation to the ends of the spine; trifling signs of handling; essentially a fine copy. Notes: Charles Duguid (1884-1986), a Scottish-born doctor, was appointed captain in the Australian Army Medical Corps, Australian Imperial Force, in February 1917. 'He treated casualties in the Middle East (March-July) before returning to Australia in a hospital ship. His AIF appointment terminated on 5 October' (Australian Dictionary of Biography). The book was written in honour of 'Scotty', his brother William George Duguid. He was an original member of the 8th Light Horse Regiment, and served in Gallipoli, but had transferred to the 3rd Light Horse when he was killed in action on 19 April 1917, near Aseifiyeh. The author's foreword recounts in pathetic detail the circumstances of his death. This classic war memoir went through four editions in less than six months; in spite of that, this title is elusive, and fine copies of the true first edition are utterly rare. In forty years, we have not had a copy of the third edition (and the State Library of South Australia does not have that edition either), but the following information, not at all well-known, has been gleaned from copies of the other editions we have handled. The second and fourth editions are identified as such on the front cover (which also states 'Proceeds in Aid of Light Horse Memorial', replacing a small printer's device on the first edition cover). The first edition has the acknowledgements on page iii, and no testimonials; the second edition has a testimonial from Blackburn VC on page iii, with the acknowledgements on the verso; the fourth edition has testimonials from Blackburn VC and 'A Permanently Incapacitated Light Horseman' on page iii, with the acknowledgements on the verso. The fourth edition has approximately 40 more pages than the first two editions merely because it has been set in larger type. Some idea of the rapidity with which these editions appeared may be appreciated from the following: the Blackburn testimonial is dated 10 February 1919, the other testimonial is dated 6 March 1919, the State Library of SA has a copy of the fourth edition signed and dated by the author on 2 June 1919, and the processing date of the State Library's first edition is 29 April 1919. Read it and you'll understand why it struck a chord. Dornbusch 387; not in Fielding and O'Neill; Trigellis-Smith 263.

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FACEY: A Fortunate Life (1981, first edition)

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Description: FACEY, Albert Barnett: A Fortunate Life. Fremantle, Fremantle Arts Centre Press, [May] 1981 [first edition]. Octavo, [xii] (first leaf and last page blank), 326 pages with a frontispiece portrait, 6 maps and 6 full-page illustrations by Robert Juniper. Synthetic cloth; a fine copy with the fine dustwrapper (albeit with trifling bumps to the extremities of both). Notes: Not least, there are 43 pages on the author's experiences in the First World War, including Gallipoli. When he was 86, Facey published 'the autobiography that made him and his life famous. His ordinariness and decency, and the enjoyment he took from a life that by the usual standards was far from fortunate, endeared him to his fellow Australians. The style of the book passed beyond plainness into an elemental purity' (^Australian Dictionary of Biography^). This casebound first edition is very scarce, being one of only 500 copies published. Albert Facey died on 11 February 1982, only nine months after the book was published.

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FALLON: The Big Fight (Gallipoli to the Somme) (1918)

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Description: FALLON, Captain David: The Big Fight (Gallipoli to the Somme). [The Big Fight. Capt. David Fallon M.C. Winner of the Military Cross (cover title)]. New York, W.J. Watt and Company, 1918 [presumed first edition]. Octavo, vi (last blank), 301, [1] (publisher's announcement), 121-131 (extracts from Mrs Alfred Sigdwick's recent best-seller, 'Salt of the Earth') pages plus 8 pages of plates (the frontispiece with a tissue-guard). Cloth; endpapers offset; tiny stain on the leading edge, bleeding very slightly into a few leading margins; essentially a fine copy with the pictorial dustwrapper slightly chipped, creased and torn. Notes: 'Few soldiers in this great war have been through adventures more thrilling, dramatic and perilous than fell to the lot of Captain David Fallon', a young Irishman who, at the outbreak of war was 'physical instructor and bayonet drill master' at Duntroon, as the dustwrapper blurb would have it (or Dunstroon as the text would have it - and as 'From Duntroon to the Dardanelles' by Judith Ingle would have it, that role was filled by one J.H. Feetam). He lobbied the Minister of Defense (here incorrectly called Pierce, not Pearce) and soon found himself on board HMAT A32 'Themistocles' as part of the First Division of the Australian Expeditionary Forces. However, a quick search of the Australian military records raises more questions than answers, suggesting that this curious work may in parts be spurious. Stuart Braga first alerted us to this intriguing possibility, bringing all of the above points to the fore. Doubtless, some aspects of Fallon's narrative are correct; references to his promotion from the ranks and being assigned to the 'Oxford and Bucks' Light Infantry (page 110) appear in the London Gazette of 9 June 1916. However, we suspect the full story of David Fallon is yet to be told. This copy has an ink signature ('Captain David Fallon') on the front flyleaf, offsetting slightly onto the pastedown and the flap of the dustwrapper. In our opinion, it is a rubber-stamp facsimile signature, not quite what it appears to be at first glance ... Dornbusch 270.

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FLETCHER: Boundary Riders of Egypt [1919]

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Description: FLETCHER, Lieutenant Howard Bowden: Boundary Riders of Egypt. Melbourne, Australasian Authors' Agency, [1919]. Octavo, 66, [2] ('Conclusion', colophon on the verso) pages. Two-colour decorated wrappers; corners and the foot of the spine slightly bumped; small mark on the leading edge, with minimal impact on some leading margins; an excellent copy. Notes: A rare personal narrative of the Australian Light Horse in Egypt. The author was 453 Staff Sergeant-Major Howard Bowden Fletcher of the 12th Light Horse Regiment when he embarked on 13 June 1915 on A29 HMAT 'Suevic'. He ended the war in 1st Squadron AFC, with the DFC to boot (this is misprinted as DFS on the title page in the book). A short note dated 7 January 1919 and printed on the verso of the introduction states in part: 'the following interesting account was written by the author several months ago when there seemed to be but little hope of peace. He wrote it in Palestine'. We have previously handled a copy in publisher's blue cloth, in which the 'Conclusion' page of text is blank. Dornbusch 388; not in Fielding and O'Neill; Trigellis-Smith 261.

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The Gallant Legion Series (12 volumes)

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Description: [The Gallant Legion Series] IDRIESS, Ion (and others): ^The complete twelve-volume set of these Australasian classics of the First World War. Authors and titles are^ ^^^IDRIESS, Ion:^^^ The Desert Column ^(1935, seventh edition);^ ^^^MAXWELL, J.:^^^ Hell's Bells and Mademoiselles ^(1936, fourth edition);^ ^^^WHITE, T.W.:^^^ Guests of the Unspeakable ^(1935, second Australian edition);^ ^^^RULE, E.J.:^^^ Jacka's Mob ^(1933, second edition);^ ^^^WILLIAMS, H.R.:^^^ The Gallant Company ^(1933, second edition);^ ^^^TILTON, May:^^^ The Grey Battalion ^(1934, second edition);^ ^^^REID, Frank:^^^ The Fighting Cameliers ^(1934);^ ^^^MORROW, Edgar:^^^ Iron in the Fire ^(1934);^ ^^^BURTON, O.E.:^^^ The Silent Division ^(1935);^ ^^^JONES, T.M.:^^^ Watchdogs of the Deep. Life in a Submarine during the Great War ^(1935);^ ^^^SUTHERLAND, L.W.:^^^ Aces and Kings ^(1935); and^ ^^^MONASH, General Sir John:^^^ The Australian Victories in France in 1918 ^(1936)^. Sydney, Angus and Robertson, 1933 to 1936 (as above). Octavo, twelve volumes, each volume approximately 300 pages plus plates where called for (as per the original printings). Uniform dark blue cloth with the series title and logo (a soldier charging with fixed bayonet) in gilt on the spine; light marks to the spines of Volumes 9 and 10; the boards of Volume 11 are a little bowed, its cloth is a little mottled, and the lettering on the spine a little rubbed; minimal light scattered foxing to a few edges and endpapers; Volume 11 shows mild signs of use; overall an excellent set. Notes: Although specific titles appear in the standard bibliographies where called for, The Gallant Legion editions are rarely noted: Dornbusch 395 (Idriess, in part), 279 (Rule), 342 (Williams, in part), 403 (Reid); Fielding and O'Neill, noting all but Burton, Jones and Tilton over pages 248-258; Trigellis-Smith 343 (Sutherland). All sets appear to comprise the same mixture of editions as above. [12 items].

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GRAY: Red Dust. An Australian Trooper in Palestine (1931)

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Description: GRAY, John Lyons (Donald BLACK): Red Dust. An Australian Trooper in Palestine. London, Jonathan Cape, 1931. Octavo, 303 pages plus 15 plates and a folding map; the title leaf is a cancel. Cloth lightly marked, with the spine slightly sunned; edges slightly foxed, with minimal light foxing elsewhere; an excellent copy. Notes: Records indicate that John Lyons Gray, who enlisted in the 2nd Light Horse in June 1916, was born in February 1899. This personal narrative is based on his active service with the 2nd and 6th Light Horse Regiments. Dornbusch 390; not in Fielding and O'Neill.

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GROSE: A Rough Y.M. Bloke [circa 1921 (signed)]

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Description: GROSE, Frank: A Rough Y.M. Bloke. Melbourne, Specialty Press, [circa 1921]. Small octavo, 180 pages with a facsimile of a theatre handbill plus a map and 8 pages of plates (four after illustrations by Daryl Lindsay). Cloth lightly rubbed at the extremities; spine a little sunned and slightly marked; acidic endpapers discoloured; an excellent copy. Notes: Inscribed 'To one who did much to make this humble work possible. My friend Lieut. Col. J.C. Selmes DSO. With the compliments of The Author. Sydney 6/7/31'. A fine letter of commendation from Jeremiah Charles Selmes, as Commanding Officer of the 1st Australian Field Artillery Brigade, is reproduced in the book (see page 162). Grose was the hard-working representative of the YMCA with the 1st Division Artillery. He gives interesting details of its endeavours to promote the welfare of soldiers. The Honor Roll of the 1st Divisional Artillery (pages 171-180) has small pencil marks next to about 30 names in the 1st FAB list; presumably these were put there by Selmes. Dornbusch 272; not in Fielding and O'Neill; Trigellis-Smith 701.

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GULLETT and BARRETT: Australia in Palestine (1919)

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Description: GULLETT, Henry Somer and Charles BARRETT (editors): Australia in Palestine. Sydney, Angus and Robertson, 1919 (eighteenth thousand). Large quarto, xiv, 154, [4] (publisher's advertisements) pages with numerous illustrations, over 30 pages of plates (containing over 60 plates, some 50 from photographs), and 4 double-page maps (3 of them two-colour) plus a large folding plan of three battlefields, 17 pages of colour plates (containing 20 colour plates in all, with 6 watercolours by George Lambert and 6 colour photographs by Frank Hurley) and colour pictorial endpapers. A small printed label 'Jerusalem' has been pasted over 'Damascus' on the plate at the foot of page 46. Flush-cut quarter cloth and two-colour pictorial papered boards; top edge lightly foxed; a fine copy with the very rare dustwrapper (lightly marked and with minimal expert conservation). Notes: David Barker was the art editor, and he contributed many illustrations, including those on the front cover and endpapers. He has also contributed to bibliographers' nightmares if he had anything to do with the index to the illustrations. '^Australia in Palestine^ is in no sense intended as a complete picture of the Australians' part in the Great Campaign. It is merely a Soldiers' Book, produced almost entirely by soldiers in the field under active service conditions to send to their friends in Australia and abroad. An edition has also been published for sale to the general public' (Editor's Note). The dustwrapper is closely printed on the front, rear, and both flaps with glowing reviews, commencing with one from the Brisbane 'Courier': 'It is a book in which not a line need be skipped. Even the maps appear to be more interesting than those in most war books, because of the associations of the past.... Every Australian ought to read the book from beginning to end, and not once, but two or three times, and study the maps carefully. Then he will feel proud indeed of his great and dashing Light Horsemen'. Dornbusch [say 242A: it appears without a number between 242 and 243]; Fielding and O'Neill, page 247.

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KNYVETT: 'Over There' with the Australians (1918)

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Description: KNYVETT, Captain Reginald Hugh: 'Over There' with the Australians. By Captain R. Hugh Knyvett, ANZAC Scout, Intelligence Officer, Fifteenth Australian Infantry. London, Hodder and Stoughton, April 1918. Octavo, xii (last blank), 339 pages plus 8 full-page plates. Decorated cloth; edges and endpapers a little foxed; paper lightly tanned; an excellent copy. Notes: The author was severely wounded in France in late 1916, and was invalided out of the army on his return to Australia in early 1917. An article in the Brisbane Courier (2 November 1918) records that Captain Knyvett 'who took many American audiences by storm with his thrilling war talks last winter ... died in New York City' on 15 April 1918. Dornbusch 274; Fielding and O'Neill, page 249.

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LOGHE: The Straits Impregnable (1916, first edition)

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Description: LOGHE, Sydney de [Frederick Sydney LOCH]: The Straits Impregnable. Melbourne, Australasian Authors [sic] Agency, [June] 1916. Small octavo, [vi], 212, [2] (blank, colophon) pages. Salmon-pink printed wrappers unevenly faded and lightly worn, with minor conservation to the head of the spine and one corner; acidic paper tanned; trifling signs of use and age; a very good copy of a fragile publication. Notes: 'This Book, Written in Australia, Egypt and Gallipoli, is true', and this is a copy of the very rare first edition of this important work. The author, Frederick Sydney Loch (1889-1954), served with the Artillery during the Gallipoli campaign, and was invalided out of the army in March 1916. Three months later, he published his personal narrative under a pen-name, and cast it as a novel to circumvent military censorship laws. The first edition sold out in three weeks; a second edition quickly appeared, but it was immediately withdrawn from sale by the censors. The following year it was published in English (and curious to relate, again in Australia, this time in Braille!). It has since been rediscovered, and new editions, under the title 'To Hell and Back', have appeared in Australia in 2007 and England in 2008, and in England and the US in 2010 (both under its original title). Loch's wartime experiences lead him to devote his life to significant humanitarian action, predominantly with displaced refugees in Greece (for much more on this, see the entry on his wife Joice in the Australian Dictionary of Biography). Dornbusch 361.

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LOGHE: The Straits Impregnable (1917, first UK edition)

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Description: LOGHE, Sydney de [Frederick Sydney LOCH]: The Straits Impregnable. London, John Murray, 1917 (first English edition). Small octavo, viii, 293, [1] (colophon) pages. Cloth lightly sunned on the spine; essentially a fine copy. Notes: First published (and suppressed) in Australia the previous year. See Dornbusch 361 (and our lengthy note to the first edition in this catalogue).

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LUSHINGTON: A Prisoner with the Turks (signed, with 35 original pen drawings)

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Description: LUSHINGTON, Reginald Francis: A Prisoner with the Turks, 1915-1918. Bedford, F.R. Hockliffe, and London, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, 1923. Octavo, 101 pages. Original quarter cloth and papered boards with a paper title-label on the spine; covers show signs of use and wear, with slight loss to the label, and there is a little scattered foxing to the text, but these are trifling blemishes that do not detract in any way from this unique copy, extra-illustrated throughout by the author with fine original pen drawings. It is now housed in a handsome custom-made chemise, slipcase and clamshell box. Notes: This is an utterly rare book in any circumstances; indeed, it is not listed in any of the standard bibliographies. This copy contains 35 charming pen drawings depicting scenes and personalities (both friend and foe) from the book. Many of them are drawn in the margins, but the early leaves contain some large and special pieces. The top half of the first page of text is now given over to '"Anzac". The Landing. Pope's Hill the highest point'. The recto of the front flyleaf has a portrait of 'Jimmy the One', described on page 14 as 'of the old type of Turk, fat, lazy, cruel and cunning, and to him we were entrusted by the Turkish War Office'. On the opposite blank page, there is a self-portrait of the artist humping his bluey in palmier days. The entire front endpaper features a panoramic view, 'On the lower shores of the Taurus Mountains. Aug 1916' (he seems to have added the words 'By Reg' next to the title at a later date). The charm of the picturesque scene belies the reality of the situation for the three men depicted admiring the view. Lushington was one of the many prisoners 'assigned to work parties in Taurus and Amanus mountains and spent up to twelve hours a day quarrying, drilling tunnels, felling timber, laying track, and blacksmithing' (Pegram - see below), and many prisoners fell victim to sickness, hard labour, and the prolonged effects of malnutrition. The book carries the printed dedication 'To my mother' [Mary Beatrice Lushington], and her initials are written in ink (now faintly visible) on the front cover. Her signature (as 'Beatrix Lushington') is written in ink at the head of the front flyleaf. 5007 Private Reginald Francis Lushington, born in India, joined the 16th Battalion in Perth and was one of only four Australians taken prisoner on the day of the landing at Anzac (from the article on 'Prisoners of War [Australia]' by Aaron Pegram, Australian War Memorial, accessed online). He remained in captivity for the duration of the war, and his memoir is by definition one of a mere handful of its type. Patrick Walters has done much research on Reginald Lushington, and his notes come with the book.

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Description: MACKENZIE, Compton: Gallipoli Memories. London, Cassell and Company, 1929 [first edition]. Octavo, x, 406 pages plus a frontispiece map. Black cloth; flyleaves lightly offset; map lightly cockled; a fine copy with the slightly sunned dustwrapper, complete with the original 'Book Society' wrap-around band (slightly torn). Notes: The first volume of the author's 'Eastern Mediterranean' tetralogy describing his experiences as an intelligence office during the First World War. 'My object has been to recapture the spirit in which I passed through a memorable experience. This must be my excuse for not displaying as much moral indignation as the mood of the moment expects from a writer about the War' (from the preface). Fielding and O'Neill, page 250.

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MOBERLY: Experiences of a 'Dinki Di' R.R.C. Nurse (1931, signed)

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Description: MOBERLY, Gertrude Frances: Experiences of a 'Dinki Di' R.R.C. Nurse. Sydney, Australasian Medical Publishing Company, 1933. Large octavo, 121 pages with an illustration plus 69 plates. Cloth lightly flecked and rubbed, with the upper board slightly bowed; endpapers offset and foxed, with minimal scattered foxing elsewhere; a very good copy. Notes: The pastedown is inscribed 'To Nurse E. Mitchell, with compliments from the Authoress Gertrude F. Hogan neé Moberley R.R.C., late A.A.N.S., A.I.F. 1914-1919'. Gertrude Moberly served with the 6th Australian Army Hospital (Suez), and later as nursing staff on transports to Australia and in India. The book comprises letters to 'Peter' (James Thomas Hogan, whom she married after their return to Australia). A later inscription, including the author's address, would appear to be in her hand. Not in Dornbusch; Fielding and O'Neill, page 251.

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MONASH: The Australian Victories in France in 1918 (1920)

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Description: MONASH, Lieutenant-General Sir John: The Australian Victories in France in 1918. London, Hutchinson, 1920 [first edition]. Octavo, viii, 352 pages plus 9 folding colour maps and 31 plates (after photographs by Captain George Hubert Wilkins). Cloth lightly marked and bumped; flyleaves and first and last leaves offset; minimal conservation to the margin of one folding map; an excellent copy with a pencilled ownership signature (P. Russell) on the front flyleaf. Notes: 'In May 1918, Monash was appointed corps commander of the Australian forces, and in that year he led some significant attacks by Australian troops in the final stages of the war. Monash's troops were involved in helping to stem the March German offensive. But it was during the battle at Hamel that Monash really secured his reputation. Monash's skilful planning and attention to detail resulted in a triumphant attack and capture of the town by Australian and American troops. This was the beginning of a series of successful campaigns by Australians that continued until their last battle in October' (Australian War Memorial website). 'Military historians have acclaimed [the battle at Hamel] as "the first modern battle", "the perfect battle".... As a general, Monash had the first essential qualities, the capacity to bear great strain and to make quick and clear decisions.... From early August [1919] in about a month - another amazing feat - he wrote ^The Australian Victories in France in 1918^; it was propaganda, but not far off the truth' (^Australian Dictionary of Biography^). Dornbusch 331; Fielding and O'Neill, page 251; Trigellis-Smith 183.

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'Lady Anzac': Open House in Flanders (signed by Gen Monash; with two letters)

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Description: [MONASH, General Sir John]. De La GRANGE, Baroness Ernest: Open House in Flanders, 1914-1918. Chateau de la Motte au Bois.... Translated from the unpublished French by Melanie Lind. With an Introduction by Field-Marshal The Viscount Allenby ... London, John Murray, 1929. Large octavo, xii, 399 pages with a map plus 17 plates and an errata slip tipped in at page 5. Gilt-decorated black cloth slightly flecked and rubbed; a few pinholes to the rear flyleaf (with paperclip rust marks to it and the adjacent pages); an excellent copy with exquisite provenance. Notes: The front flyleaf is signed and dated in pencil 'John Monash Dec 1929', with his note to 'See letters from the author at back of this volume'. He is mentioned five times in the index, and on one of the pages referred to (page 336, where twelve lines from one of his letters are quoted), he has written 'Two letters from the Baroness are at the back of this volume. JM 21/12/29'. Fortuitously, both of these letters (dated 1918) are still present (loosely inserted at the rear), along with another one from November 1929, tipped in on the front pastedown. This letter, addressed to 'Dear General Monash', tells him about the book, asks him to tell his friends and booksellers about it, and encloses 'some printed announcements which you can give to them' (these are no longer present, so presumably he distributed them as requested!). The other two letters are of far greater moment, given the context, which is provided by a short obituary in the Sydney Morning Herald (3 March 1945), under the headline 'French War Heroine Dies'. It records that the Baroness, known as 'Lady Anzac', had 'a particular affection for Anzacs. Throughout the war, her historic [chateau] was within 10 miles of the front line. In April, 1918, at last severe shelling and destruction of the area by the Germans to within a mile - they never got further - drove her out. From the earliest days, when the enemy cavalry were sweeping through the surrounding forest of Nieppe, she stoutly refused to move'. To prove the point, both of these early letters to 'Dear General Monash' are signed 'Lady Anzac'. The first one (quarto, 2 pages, 5 April 1918) was written from Versailles, immediately after her retreat from her chateau. 'I just arrived at Paris for the raids and bombardments, and found it worse than the front'. She thanks him for his recent message, 'so kind of you ..., being in such a heavy fighting [sic] and so busy.... The Anzacs will once more be the terror of the Huns and show themselves as ferocious, as they are kind to their friends'. The second letter (octavo, 3 pages, 26 August 1918) commences with a lengthy quote from the contemporary French press praising Monash for his work in the offensive. The Baroness then continues: 'The Australian troops are fighting well; but the plan of the battle is due to their general, and the success belongs to him'. In an interesting aside, she mentions she will be in Paris shortly and 'hope I will see the "grosse Bertha" captured by your army corps. I should like to know which division took it? If it is not a secret?'. The 21-metre barrel of this 15-inch 'Chuignes Gun' is still on display at the Australian War Memorial.

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MOTTRAM: Three Personal Records of the War (1929)

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Description: MOTTRAM, Ralph Hale, John EASTON and Eric PARTRIDGE: Three Personal Records of the War. London, Scholartis Press, 1929. Large octavo, [viii] (first blank), 406 pages with 2 full-page maps. Cloth; tiny mark to the leading edge; endpapers lightly offset; a fine copy with the unclipped dustwrapper a little bumped and sunned, with minor surface rubbing down the spine (affecting a handful of letters in the printed title) . Notes: 'In this book, which may serve to indicate the British point of view, we have three vastly different records of the Great War. All three contributors were active combatants.... Eric Partridge's share is a war-autobiography, and deals with the Australian forces' (dustwrapper blurb). Eric Honeywood Partridge (1894-1979), lexicographer, writer and soldier, saw action with the 26th Battalion at Gallipoli and in France, where he was wounded at Pozières. His contribution to this volume, 'Frank Honeywood, Private', is a minor classic: 'an attempt to describe the terrible battle of Pozières, to expose himself as an example of a soldier broken but somehow carrying on under appalling stress, and to write the war out of his system. Incidentally he had much illuminating to say about the men of the A.I.F. and his autobiography of one intellectual, "sensitive" infantryman stands as a much-needed modification of vulgar notions of the Australian soldier' (Australian Dictionary of Biography). Partridge was the founder of the Scholartis Press, and he would follow up this work with his groundbreaking account of soldiers' slang ...

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RAWS: Records of an Australian Lieutenant (1931)

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Description: RAWS, Lieutenant John Alexander: Records of an Australian Lieutenant. A Story of Bravery, Devotion and Self Sacrifice. 1915-1916. [Melbourne, The Raws Family, 1931]. Small octavo, 111 pages with 5 small diagrams. Full dark blue leather lettered in gilt on the front cover; light wear to the extremities, with the spine a little sunned, scuffed and lacking a small piece from the head; slight indentations to the top corner of both covers; offsetting to the endpapers and the first few leaves; a very good copy (internally excellent) of a very rare item. Notes: Mounted on the blank page facing the title page is the printed 'with the compliments' card of Sir Lennon Raws (with 'Mrs Gerald O'Dea' added in ink). Sir William Lennon Raws (1878-1958) was the older brother of John and Robert, both of whom were killed in action in France in 1916. His entry in the Australian Dictionary of Biography includes the following detailed account: 'John Alexander (1883-1916) was educated at Prince Alfred College, Adelaide, and worked as a journalist with the Melbourne Argus. He enlisted with the Australian Imperial Force in 1915, embarked as second lieutenant in March 1916, and fought with the 23rd Battalion. He was killed in action at Pozières on 23 August. His letters home, with their graphic accounts of the carnage, horror and confusion of the French battlefields, were published as "Records of an Australian Lieutenant 1915-16". Robert Goldthorpe (1886-1916), educated at Prince Alfred College and Way College, Adelaide, embarked with the A.I.F. in January 1915 as a second lieutenant. He was promoted lieutenant in August and served with the 23rd Battalion at Gallipoli and in France where on 28 July 1916 he was killed in action'. The short foreword to this book provides the following bibliographic information: 'These letters [to family and friends] were collected by his father after Alec's death ... Fifteen years have elapsed, and it is through the kindness of an old friend that they are now seen through the press. As they are printed for private circulation only, little editing has been done'. Not in Dornbusch; Fielding and O'Neill, page 253.

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REEVES: Australians in Action in New Guinea (1915)

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Description: REEVES, Signaller Lyle Comyn: Australians in Action in New Guinea. Sydney, Australasian News Company Limited (and printed by W.C. Penfold and Company), 1915. Small octavo, 97 (first two blank, next three advertisements), [3] (first two advertisements, last one the colophon) pages plus 36 pages of plates (from 'photographs by Signaller H[enry] Ellis'). Flush-cut colour pictorial cloth slightly rubbed at the extremities; flyleaves offset; essentially a fine copy. Notes: A very rare account of the New Guinea campaign; indeed, this copy is the only one Patrick Walters was offered in four decades of collecting, and it is the only copy we have seen. Not least, it contains the full nominal roll of 'Australia's First Naval & Military Expeditionary Force' (pages 80-97). Dornbusch 375; not in Fielding and O'Neill; Trigellis Smith 338.

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RULE: Jacka's Mob. [The 14th Battalion AIF] (1933)

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Description: RULE, Captain Edgar John: Jacka's Mob. [The 14th Battalion AIF]. Sydney, Angus and Robertson, [January] 1933 [first edition]. Octavo, xii, 346, [2] (blank, colophon), 26 (advertisements dated 7 February 1933) pages. Cloth; top edge very lightly foxed; flyleaves offset; essentially a fine copy. Notes: 'From his first day on Gallipoli the author was acquainted with, and served with, Captain (then Sergeant) Albert Jacka VC' (from the original dustwrapper blurb); Captain Rule was himself awarded the MC and MM. The book contains a two-page foreword by John Masefield, Poet Laureate and author of the hugely popular book, 'Gallipoli' (1916). Dornbusch 279; Fielding and O'Neill, page 254; Trigellis-Smith 217.

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SAVIGE: Stalky's Forlorn Hope (1920)

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Description: SAVIGE, Stanley George: Stalky's Forlorn Hope. Melbourne, Alexander McCubbin, [1920]. Octavo, 176 pages with 2 maps plus 12 plates. Pictorial cloth very lightly scored and flecked; top edge very slightly foxed; essentially a fine copy. Notes: A rare work about 'a campaign of which there are few accounts' (Trigellis-Smith). 'At the end of 1917 the likelihood of Russia making a separate peace gave rise to fears as to the security of Persia, Afghanistan and hence the north west frontier of India. Consequently a mission was established under Major General Lionel Charles Dunsterville CB, CSI which became known as Dunsterforce, comprising around 500 men [including 47 Australians] and a small number of vehicles. The aim of Dunsterforce was to organize and train local groups of Georgians and Armenians to counter Turkish operations in the Caucasus' (Australian War Memorial website). Dornbusch 369 (quoting a note from the author, stating that although 1000 copies of this book were printed, 70% of the sheets were destroyed and only 300 copies were bound and sold); not in Fielding and O'Neill; Trigellis-Smith 196.

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SCHULER: Australia in Arms … the AIF and their Achievement at Anzac (1916)

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Description: SCHULER, Phillip Frederick Edward: Australia in Arms. A Narrative of the Australian Imperial Force and their Achievement at Anzac. London, T. Fisher Unwin, 1916. Octavo, 328 pages with 4 maps plus a small map, 4 folding maps and 32 pages of plates. Gilt-pictorial cloth a little bumped at the extremities; endpapers offset; edges foxed, with a little scattered foxing elsewhere; an excellent copy with the publisher's 'Presentation Copy' blind-stamp on the title leaf. Notes: The author was 'Special War Correspondent of ^The Age^, Melbourne' (of which his father was the editor). He 'volunteered to write reports and take photographs for the newspaper during the Gallipoli campaign. He documented with evocative accounts and remarkable photography the entire experience. Less subject to censorship than the official correspondent C.E.W. Bean, he exposed flaws in the campaign, particularly the scandal of British treatment of wounded' (Melbourne Press Club website). He later enlisted in the AIF, and died aged 28 on 23 June 1917 of wounds 'after Messines' (from his obituary by Charles Bean). His was the first full published account of Australia's role in the Dardanelles Campaign. His lengthy obituary, clipped from the 'Australasian Journalist' (15 July 1917), is mounted on the front flyleaf. The ownership signature of Guy Innes is written in ink on the half-title. Guy Innes (1879-1953), an Australian journalist, was the editor of 'The Herald' in Melbourne from 1918 to 1921 (when he was replaced by Keith Murdoch). For the next '30 years no Australian journalist in Fleet street has been better known', according to his obituary in The Advertiser (18 February 1953). Dornbusch 364; Fielding and O'Neill, page 254.

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SILAS: Crusading at Anzac, Anno Domini 1915 (1916)

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Description: SILAS, Ellis: Crusading at Anzac. Anno Domini 1915. Pictured and described by Signaller Ellis Silas, a Soldier Artist serving with the Australian Expeditionary Force. Forewords by Sir Ian Hamilton ... and Sir William Birdwood ... London, The British-Australasian, 1916. Large oblong octavo, [88] pages (first and last pages blank) with a portrait illustration of the author (from a photograph) and 40 full-page illustrations. Two-colour pictorial front wrapper with later plain spine and rear wrapper; front cover slightly marked and creased, with minimal expert conservation; first leaf a little foxed, marked and creased; minor signs of age and use; essentially a very good copy with an early ownership surname signature ('Lilley') in pencil on the front cover. Notes: Ellis Luciano Silas (1885-1972), born in London, was the son of an artist and designer. He studied under Walter Sickert in his father's studio. In 1907, he came to Australia where he settled in Perth. In 1914, Silas joined the 16th Battalion, which was thrown into action after dark on 25 April 1915 at Pope's Hill and Quinn's Post and a week later at the ominously named Bloody Angle. In two weeks there were 605 casualties, leaving only 9 officers and 298 other ranks. Silas was a signaller, a notoriously dangerous occupation, as the signaller had to send his semaphore signals standing. The 16th Battalion's historian, Captain Cyril Longmore, noted in ^The Old Sixteenth^ (1929) that by 3 May 'the signallers were reduced to almost an unworkable proposition'. Small wonder that after three weeks Silas was evacuated, suffering shell-shock. In this book Silas gives the reader his personal odyssey, with the first eight illustrations describing the voyage out and street scenes in Cairo. Most of the illustrations record his experience at Gallipoli, from the Landing on 25 April until his admission to hospital in Heliopolis three weeks later. His series of drawings, worked up from sketches on the spot, was published the following year with accompanying comments. Many of the drawings show something of what it was like to be fighting in three of the most deadly places, then being evacuated on the transport ^Galeka^, the decks of which were lined with wounded. Silas was able to walk, and was on duty for the whole voyage, assisting those who could not. He collapsed as soon as he was put aboard the hospital train from Alexandria to Cairo and in the care of Indian hospital orderlies. This book was one of the first 'to record the war by an individual soldier, and one of the earliest first-hand accounts of the Gallipoli campaign' (Jonathan Wantrup). It quickly went into a second impression; both versions are rare. Dornbusch 365; Fielding and O'Neill, page 254.

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TILTON: The Grey Battalion (1933, signed)

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Description: TILTON, May: The Grey Battalion. Sydney, Angus and Robertson, 1933. Octavo, [xvi], 310, [2] (list of abbreviations, colophon) pages plus 9 pages of plates. Cloth; edges foxed, with occasional light scattered foxing elsewhere; a fine copy with the lightly chipped dustwrapper. Notes: The war experiences of the author, 'Nursing Sister with the AIF, 1915-18'. She was attached to the 1st Australian General Hospital, at Heliopolis from January 1915 to March 1916, then in France. Inscribed and signed 'Very sincerely yours, May Tilton 1934' in ink on the flyleaf (not to be confused with the facsimile signed inscription on the frontispiece). The contemporary name-stamp of W. Koenig is also present. Not in Dornbusch; Fielding and O'Neill, page 233.

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WHITE: Guests of the Unspeakable (1928, signed)

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Description: WHITE, Thomas Walter: Guests of the Unspeakable. The Odyssey of an Australian Airman. Being a Record of Captivity and Escape in Turkey. London, John Hamilton, 1928 [first edition]. Octavo, 320 pages plus 18 pages of plates and a three-colour folding map. Cloth a little bumped, flecked and marked; flyleaves offset; edges foxed, with light scattered foxing elsewhere; trifling signs of use; a very good copy. Notes: The inscription on the front flyleaf is endearing: 'Presented to the Braille Library with the author's compliments. Thomas W. White. South Yarra. 2.11.28'. In November 1915, while serving with the Australian Flying Corps in Mesopotamia, Thomas White was forced to land behind enemy lines. He was captured, but eventually escaped and stowed away on a ship to Odessa. Not in Dornbusch; Fielding and O'Neill, page 257.

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WOODWARD: My Story of the Great War (1932, signed)

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Description: WOODWARD, Captain Oliver Holmes: The War Story of Oliver Holmes Woodward, Captain, 1st Australian Tunnelling Company, Australian Imperial Force. This Story has been written for Private Circulation only. ^[^My Story of the Great War ^(cover title)]^. Adelaide, 'Wholly reproduced by MacDougalls Limited' [for the Author], [1932]. Quarto, [viii], 171 pages of processed typescript with 6 groups of illustrations plus an illustration, 4 maps hand-coloured in outline and a detailed 'Plan of Hill 60 Mining System' (with line hand-colouring in eight different colours). Original blue cloth with a large pictorial paper title-label mounted on the front cover (then varnished, with the varnish now breaking down a little); short split to the cloth in the gutter of the rear hinge; essentially a fine copy, now housed in a custom-made clamshell box. Notes: The 2010 film, 'Beneath Hill 60', has made common knowledge of the events covered in detail in the autobiography of the chief protagonist, Captain Oliver Holmes Woodward MC and 2 Bars (1885-1966). The book was self-published in 1932 primarily for his family, in what can only have been a very small quantity (not least, because of the limitations of the technology used to produce it). In any event, it is utterly rare on the open market, let alone inscribed and signed as this copy is: 'To Miss Beryl Cocker, In appreciation of your assistance in checking my manuscript & editing the original proofs. O.H. Woodward, Port Pirie, Nov 16th 1932'. Dornbusch 344; not in Fielding and O'Neill (but see page 235); not in Trigellis-Smith.

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The Age Special … Australia's Roll of Honor. 17th Casualty List [17 May 1915]

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Description: The ^Age^ Special. Monday ^[17 May 1915]^, 10.30 a.m. Australia's Roll of Honor. 17th Casualty List. Officer Dies of Wounds, Three Seriously Ill. Others, 32 Died of Wounds, 13 Dangerously Ill, 22 Dangerously Wounded, 244 Wounded ^[drop title]^. Melbourne, 'Printed and Published by Thomas Prosser for David Syme and Co., at Collins-street, Melbourne', [17 May 1915]. A tabloid broadside (355 x 285 mm), printed on newsprint in four columns (recto only). Acidic paper a little unevenly tanned; a few short marginal tears expertly sealed; one crease across the middle; small light tidemark to one corner; a very good copy now housed in a Mylar sleeve with an acid-free support. Of the utmost rarity - an extraordinarily ephemeral printing to have survived. Notes: 'The Defence Department, Melbourne, began issuing numbered casualty lists on 30 April 1915 as details were received of the fighting at Gallipoli from GHQ at Imbros. "When Australia hears the news of the casualties among the boys," wrote the Salvation Army chaplain William McKenzie in unadorned but direct words, "she will be one big sob." No-one had expected it to be as bad as this. On 24 May, two lists were issued, the 20th and 21st. By the end of 1915, there were 128 lists. On 3 December 1918, ^The Argus^ grimly commented that that day's list, the 450th, would be the last. However, there were twelve more. The 462nd list was published on 1 April 1919 as men continued to succumb from illness and wounds. This list contains 315 names of men who had died of wounds and others who were wounded. Some had died soon after the fighting began. The most recent was Captain A.G. McGuire, who died on 7 May. The list was published in ^The Argus^ on Tuesday 18 May, but its rival, ^The Age^, secured a brilliant coup by printing copies and issuing them gratis the day before' (Stuart Braga).

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The AIF March through London on Anzac Day 1919

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Description: The AIF March through London on Anzac Day 1919. Illustrating the March through London of the Australian Imperial Force on Anzac Day and on May 3 (March of Overseas Forces) ^[cover title]^. London, The Rosebery Press, 1919. Quarto, [iii] (advertisements, including the inside front cover), 16, [4] (advertisements, including both sides of the rear wrapper) pages with 14 pages of illustrations (from photographs), including a centrefold panorama. Pictorial wrappers (with the front cover illustration by Fred Leist); staples replaced with archival thread; an excellent copy, albeit lightly creased vertically where folded. Notes: Inscribed at the head of the first page to 'Lil with lots of Love, Bill. Fovant Camp 8/6/19' (at that stage, an AIF demobilisation camp). 'The Times' is quoted early on: 'The Anzacs are more popular with a London crowd than they are with the enemy, and their march was a great success. The City of London paid them the unique compliment of granting them permission to march through the City with fixed bayonets'. Not in Dornbusch; not in Fielding and O'Neill.

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The All-Australia Memorial (New South Wales [and SA] Edition) (1919)

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Description: The All-Australia Memorial (New South Wales [and South Australian] Edition). A Historical Record of National Effort during the Great War. Australia's Roll of Honour. History, Heroes and Helpers ... Foreword by Senator the Hon. George Foster Pearce ... Introductory Narrative by E. Ashmead-Bartlett. Melbourne, British-Australasian Publishing Service, 1919 [revised edition]/ 1917 (printed at the foot of the spine, with the Foreword dated March 1917). Quarto, 1-8, [4] (comprising a dedication poem, tipped-in portrait of the King, tipped-in portrait of Governor-General Sir Ronald Ferguson, and portrait of the Governor of NSW, Sir Walter Davidson), 9-252, 96, [144], [155]-158 (index) pages with 'over 1,000 Double-tone Illustrations' plus a large folding frontispiece (comprising 2 panoramas of Mena Camp, Egypt) and 30 plates tipped in or mounted on stiff card (2 large folding panoramas, a folding map, 6 folding plates, and 20 single-page plates including 8 plates each featuring 4 group portraits). Gilt-decorated dark purple cloth, all edges gilt; cloth lightly unevenly faded on the front and rear covers, with the spine a little sunned and very lightly worn at the extremities; slight marginal discolouration to the pages adjacent to the card mounts; overall an excellent copy, with the contents in very fine condition (this is rare in our experience, as the tipped-in plates and very large panoramas seem to be designed to be accidentally torn). Notes: Mounted within the decorative border printed on the recto of the stiff card to which the frontispiece is attached, is an official four-page ACMF card with an original gelatin silver portrait photograph (125 x 85 mm) and printed service details of Captain Alfred E. Gifford ('Appointed Chaplain for Home Service' at the camps in the greater Adelaide area). Also included are service details of his two sons, Lieutenant A.S.H. Gifford DCM and Sergeant Eric H. Gifford. Another original gelatin silver portrait photograph (125 x 80 mm) is mounted facing page 49, on a page designed for the purpose (on card printed in colour with a blank picture frame); it is presumably one of the sons, possibly Eric. In spite of 'New South Wales Edition' in the title, the more easily revised Editor's Preface (page 10) states that 'this edition is necessarily confined to the volunteers from New South Wales and South Australia. Originally framed with special reference to the Gallipoli Campaign, the later deeds of Australia's splendid army in France, Belgium, and in Palestine have been recorded in the present edition' brought down to November 1918. Part II of the book, 'Australia's Fighting Families', contains service details and/or portraits of many thousands of soldiers. It commences with 'Some of Australia's Fighting Families' (96 pages on NSW soldiers), and concludes with nine 16-page sections (lettered A to I) on South Australian soldiers. Dornbusch 218 (incorrectly calling it ^The All-Australian Memorial^, and noting only the 'Victorian edition' of 1917, with 'Editor-in-chief: Harry Blyth Manderson'; ^All (The) Australian Memorial^ is listed in the index as item 204, which is in fact an edition of the ^Anzac Memorial^); not in Fielding and O'Neill. We have examined dozens of copies of this title, and scarcely one resembles another; it is clearly a headache for bibliographers and cataloguers alike, but it is an underrated resource deserving of a bibliography of its own. The only edition we have identified that lists Manderson as editor-in-chief (indeed, that mentions him at all) is the 'Victorian Edition' of 1917, the true first edition. It also includes a two-page preface by him (pages 9 and 10), which is much more informative than the shorter, unsigned versions in later editions. The first edition contains Part II, 'Anzac Honoured Dead. A Lexicographical Roll of Victorian Soldiers who Died on Service During the Period August, 1914 December, 1916' ([ii], 24 pages), and Part IV, 'Regimental Register. Comprising the Principal Victorian Units of the Australian "Imperial and Naval and Military Expeditionary Forces ..."' (154 pages). These sections do not appear in later editions, something foreshadowed in Manderson's preface: 'After the Evacuation of Gallipoli (December, 1915), the reorganisation and fusion of units caused many of them to lose their former State individuality, creating insuperable problems of compilation'.

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In Memoriam. Anzac Day, April 25th, 1916

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Description: [Anzac Day] In Memoriam. Anzac Day, April 25th, 1916 [cover title]. [Sydney, Returned Soldiers' Association] (printed by S.T. Leigh and Company), 1916. Quarto, [8] pages with 2 illustrations by Sydney Ure Smith plus text and an illustration on the covers. Pictorial card covers with a flap on the rear one; minimal light foxing to the text; essentially a fine copy. Notes: 'Souvenir, chiefly poetry, produced by Frank Morton for the first anniversary of Anzac day [sic]' (Trove). The two-page introduction, presumably by Morton, is followed by verse contributions by David McKee Wright, Arthur Henry Adams and Morton. The inside rear cover lists RSA officials, the rear flap is printed with the poem 'The Good Deed' by Whittier, the front cover is illustrated by Sydney Ure Smith, and the inside front cover carries an interesting and lengthy note of apology from Frank Morton. 'This souvenir has been produced very hastily. Time did not serve to make it larger, more representative.... There has been no time for much thought or elaboration. With scarce a moment's leisure we have done what we could'.

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Anzac Day. April 25th 1919 Souvenir Programme. Australian Base Depots, France

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Description: Anzac Day. April 25th 1919 Souvenir Programme. Australian Base Depots, France [cover title]. Anzac Day Sports held at Australian Base Depots, Rouelles, April 25th 1919 ... [Rouelles?, probably in-house], 1919. Large octavo, 8 pages plus a plate (verso and conjugate leaf blank) showing the 'Canteen, Concert, Educational and Service Huts presented by The People of Mildura, Victoria, Western Australian Civil Servants, and El Dorado, New South Wales'. Colour pictorial card covers lightly mottled on the blank inner surfaces; a fine copy. Notes: The beautifully-produced cover carries the imprint of Raphael Tuck and Sons, London, at the rear. The centrepiece of the front cover is by the (South) Australian artist John Charles Goodchild, at that stage a twenty year-old private in the 9th Field Ambulance. It depicts a French woman with the Tricolour around her waist, handing a Digger a wreath with a banner 'Victoria et Pax'. By way of contrast, the rear cover features a series of vignette sketches of life awaiting demobilisation. These include an Australian soldier attempting to chat up an attractive local girl: the caption 'No Compree' clearly applies to both of them.

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Anzac Day. Combined Commemoration Service … Sydney. April 25th, 1916

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Description: Anzac Day. Combined Commemoration Service of the Landing at Gallipoli and in Memory of Fallen Heroes. In the Outer Domain, Sydney. Tuesday, April 25th, 1916, at 12 noon [cover title]. [Sydney, No Publisher], 1916. A leaflet (250 x 158 mm), [4] pages, comprising the title page and three pages of the Form of Service. Minimal expert conservation to the bottom margin; in excellent condition. Notes: Prayers were offered by the Reverend William Pearson, President of the Methodist Conference; the Lesson was read by the Right Reverend R. Scott West, Moderator of the Presbyterian Assembly; and the Address was by His Grace the [Anglican] Primate of Australia. A rare memento of the first anniversary of Anzac Day.

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Anzac Memorial (1919, 'Peace Edition')

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Description: [Anzac Memorial] PEARCE, Henry W. (editor): Anzac Memorial. Sydney, New South Wales Branch, Returned Sailors and Soldiers Imperial League of Australia, September 1919 (Peace Edition)/ 1916. Octavo, 272, i-xlviii, 273-609 pages with 6 small maps, 12 vignette illustrations, 45 pages of illustrations (nearly all from photographs), 48 pages of Rolls of Honour inserted by businesses and organizations (41 of them with illustrations of their Honour Boards, 6 reproduced in colour), and 48 pages of advertisements, plus a tipped-in colour frontispiece (HMA Hospital Ship ^Karoola^). Original padded gilt-decorated purple suede, all edges lightly marbled, with patterned endpapers; leather a little sunned on the spine and lightly marked; occasional light foxing; leading margin of the first few leaves very lightly chipped; an excellent copy. Notes: The third edition, in the publisher's deluxe binding, as issued. The illustrations include 'Scenes of Anzac, Palestine and France' (24 pages containing 59 illustrations) and 21 pages of assorted portraits and views. The Roll of Honour of 'Soldiers & Sailors, Officers and Men of the Australasian Imperial Expeditionary Forces Died on Service from August 4th, 1914 to June 30th, 1919' is now 266 pages long (214 pages in 1917, and only 28 pages in 1916). Dornbusch 207; Fielding and O'Neill, page 239 (1917 edition only).

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Anzac Memorial (1916, first edition, 'Subscribers' Edition', with rare map)

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Description: [Anzac Memorial] STEPHENS, Alfred George (editor): Anzac Memorial ^[^NSW Anzac Memorial ^(half title)]^. Sydney, Returned Soldiers Association of New South Wales, 25 April 1916 [first edition, ('Subscribers' Edition')]. Octavo, 304, [32] (blank) pages printed on art paper with 2 full-page illustrations and a page of verse with a large pictorial border (from sketches), 23 pages of illustrations (from photographs), a Roll of Honour (28 pages), and a large section of advertisements (pages 225-283). Original padded full red morocco printed in gilt, retaining the original colour wrappers (with advertising on three panels); cloth inner hinges (as issued); all edges gilt; leather lightly sunned, mottled and scuffed; inner surfaces of the flyleaves and the adjacent binder's blank leaves a little foxed; bottom corner of the leaves in the middle of the book lightly bumped; an excellent copy. Notes: The 'Subscribers' Edition' (later referred to as the 'Edition de Luxe'). The illustrations comprise a frontispiece portrait of 'Matron I. Gould, Australian Nursing Service' (in fact, it is Ellen Julia [Nellie] Gould); a Gallery of Honour (4 pages, with 28 portraits); 'Scenes of Anzac' (12 pages containing 40 illustrations); 2 views of Mena Camp, 3 portraits (Birdwood, Godley and Legge), and a small image of HMS ^Queen Elizabeth^. The Roll of Honour is of 'Officers and Men, Soldiers and Sailors, of the Australasian Imperial Expeditionary Forces (New South Wales) Died on Service and Missing from August 4th, 1914 to February 15th, 1916'. The Editor's Note (on page [300]) contains significant variations from the khaki cloth-bound version of the first edition. It no longer includes the paragraph describing the different editions, nor is it dated (let alone incorrectly as before - '25 April, 1915'). The last paragraph now commences 'Blank pages at the end of copies of the Subscribers' Edition' (no longer 'Superior Editions'). Two of the original seven paragraphs are omitted, and all but one contain changes. Other variations noticed in passing occur in the third paragraph of the preface ('of plan or execution' has been inserted after 'whatever defect'), and 'From the Diary of Private Cavill', by 'Pte H.W. Cavill' (pages 284-299) is now by 'Pte Cavell', with the name changed incorrectly to Cavell every time it appears. Contemporary publicity material describes this as the Subscribers' Edition 'in morocco, boxed, with additional material and separate map', priced at two guineas. This copy comes complete with the separately-issued map (described in detail below). This copy is numbered (S 22) and initialled on the verso of the flyleaf by the editor, A.G. Stephens, in his characteristic purple ink. The upper limit to this edition is not stated, but not more than 200 copies would seem likely. Dornbusch (probably) 205; Fielding and O'Neill, page 239 (1917 edition only). The rarely-seen map (680 x 500 mm printed surface) is '5th Edition. Dardanelles. Sea of Marmara. Bosporus' by H.E.C. Robinson of Sydney. It is a detailed map printed in two colours on paper, mounted (uncut) on linen, folded, and cased in publisher's red cloth boards (205 x 130 mm) with the title printed in black on the front panel: 'Map of the Dardanelles to accompany Anzac Memorial'. The early ownership signature 'Laura Cull' is written in ink inside the front cover. The small amount of linen backing exposed when the map is folded is a little foxed, and there is a tiny split to the map at an intersecting fold now expertly sealed; overall it is in fine condition. Dornbusch 204.

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Anzac Memorial Day 25th April 1919 (Melbourne 1919)

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Description: Anzac Memorial Day 25th April 1919 [cover title]. Melbourne, Victorian Branch of the Returned Sailors' and Soldiers' Imperial League of Australia, 1919. Quarto, [8] pages plus the colour pictorial wrappers; 7 pages, including the inside front wrapper, contain 42 illustrations (from photographs). Wrappers expertly rehinged; staples now replaced with archival thread; edges lightly chipped; scattered foxing; a very good copy. Notes: A sobering souvenir of the first post-war Anzac Day celebrated in Melbourne. The two-page introduction by G.R. Palmer, Victorian President of the RSSILA, tends not to gild the lily either: 'To-day we are at peace, or at least such a peace as can be made when a Nation has been shattered and broken from within, as is the case of unhappy Russia'.

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Description: Anzac Souvenir. Adelaide, State War Council, 1916. Octavo, 48 pages with 18 illustrations (after photographs). Colour pictorial wrappers; spine expertly reinforced on the plain verso; an excellent copy. Notes: 'This Booklet is published as an Official Record of the Celebrations held in Adelaide on Tuesday, April 25th, 1916 ... to Commemorate the Landing ... on Gallipoli Peninsula ... Reports of proceedings printed herein are taken from the Adelaide Daily Press'. Not in Dornbusch; not in Fielding and O'Neill.

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SCRYMGEOUR: Echoes of the Australian Light Horse in Egypt … [1954, (signed)]

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Description: [Australian Light Horse] SCRYMGEOUR, James Tindal Steuart: Echoes of the Australian Light Horse in Egypt and Palestine, 1917-1918. Warwick, Warwick Daily News, [1954]. Duodecimo, 50 pages with a portrait illustration of the author (from a photograph). Light card covers a little stained (mainly at the rear) and unevenly sunned; the name 'Kingsbury' is written in ink on the front cover; a very good copy (internally fine). Notes: Verse accounts of 'incidents of Regimental happenings ... scribbled in his spare time' by James Scrymgeour, a member of B Troop, B Squadron, Queensland Second Light Horse. He lost his sight in the battle at Museleba in mid-July 1918 - and more than 36 years later, he signed the blank page facing his portrait in blue ballpoint pen (not to be confused with his black printed signature on page 5). Dornbusch 401.

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The Australians' Fine Record. The Battle of Amiens and After… [1918)]

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Description: The Australians' Fine Record. The Battle of Amiens and After. How the German Tide was Turned ^[^The Australian's Fine Record ... ^(cover title)]^. London, AIF Publications Section, [1918]. Small octavo, 40 pages. Pictorial wrappers a little creased, with a few tears expertly sealed, and a small rear corner piece reinstated; overall an excellent copy of a rare item. Notes: The first page sets the pace: 'For brilliance and boldness of conception, for skill in execution, for efficiency in organisation, for capable staff work, for bravery and resource on the part of the rank and file, it is doubtful any other military operation in the war bears adequate comparison'. Dornbusch 286; Fielding and O'Neill, page 207; Trigellis-Smith 181.

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Australia's First Naval Fight, November 1914 [1914]

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Description: Australia's First Naval Fight, November 1914 ^[cover title]^. Melbourne, Keystone Printing Co., [1914]. Large oblong octavo, 16 pages with a small map and 6 illustrations (from photographs). Two-colour pictorial wrappers (with artwork by Jim Hannan; the colophon is printed on the outside rear); covers and a few leaves a little creased, marked and chipped; overall a decent copy. Notes: A souvenir of the battle between HMAS ^Sydney^ and the German cruiser SMS ^Emden^, run aground on North Keeling Island after being severely damaged, 'outranged and outclassed'. Two pages contain the Roll of Honor (four dead, twelve wounded), and the 'List of Officers and Australian Crew' of HMAS ^Sydney^. Not in Dornbusch; not in Fielding and O'Neill.

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BARTLETT: An Account of the Landing of our Australian Heroes … 25th April, 1915

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Description: BARTLETT, Ashmead [Ellis ASHMEAD-BARTLETT]: An Account of the Landing of our Australian Heroes at the Dardanelles. 25th April, 1915 ^[cover title]^. Perth, The Presbytery of Perth (printed by Barclay and Sharland), [1915]. 227 x 95 mm (external dimensions), [8] pages. Three-colour ribbon-bound overlapping pictorial title-wrappers lightly creased, with a few tiny edge tears expertly sealed; an excellent copy. Notes: The first page commences thus: 'Thrilling Story of Australian Valor. Mr. Ashmead Bartlett, one of the correspondents permitted to accompany the fleet to the Dardanelles, was aboard a warship with five hundred Australians, who formed the covering party for the landing of Gaba Tepe. He supplies a thrilling account of the landing operations'. An early reprint of Ashmead-Bartlett's despatch, the first to be received in Australia (appearing in newspapers on 8 May). We have previously handled a slightly variant copy printed at the ^Bathurst Times^ Office, presumably for local distribution. Not in Dornbusch; not in Fielding and O'Neill.

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BEAN: In Your Hands, Australians (1918)

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Description: BEAN, Charles Edwin Woodrow: In Your Hands, Australians. London, Cassell, November 1918. Octavo, 96 pages. Later cloth, retaining the original pictorial wrappers; light creases to the bottom margin of a few early leaves; minimal foxing; light pencil emphases in the margins of six pages; an excellent copy. Notes: 'We have done with the Great War. We are facing peace. This small book has been written to help the men of the AIF and the young people of Australia, in the trying period after the war, to fill their spare time with a thought or two of what we can all do for Australia in the long peace which many who will not return have helped to win' (introduction). Not in Dornbusch; Fielding and O'Neill, page 241.

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CRAMP: Australian Winners of the Victoria Cross (1919)

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Description: CRAMP, Karl Reginald: Australian Winners of the Victoria Cross. A Record of the Deeds that won the Decoration during the Great War, 1914-1919.... Compiled from the Official Records ... Sydney, McCarron Stewart, 1919. Octavo, [80] pages with numerous illustrations ('It is the first publication to contain a full set of the photographs of the sixty-three Australian heroes'). Colour pictorial wrappers; two tiny tears to the leading edge of the front cover (and three early leaves) expertly sealed; a fine copy. Notes: Dornbusch 215; Fielding and O'Neill, page 243.

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A solid brass statuette of an archetypal Digger of the First AIF in France

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Description: [The Digger] A solid brass statuette of an archetypal Digger of the First AIF in France. This beautifully detailed and very striking figure stands on a small integral plinth (overall maximum dimensions approximately 230 x 60 x 57 mm, weighing a very healthy 2 kilograms); the shouldered rifle was produced separately and is attached with the original screw; the barrel of the rifle is slightly bent, and a small, relatively inaccessible, portion of the casting under the left arm is neither smooth nor polished (as produced); in short, it is in excellent original condition. Notes: To all intents and purposes, this is an unrecorded French statuette of a First AIF infantryman. He is instantly recognizable in his slouch hat, the Rising Sun badge clearly delineated on the upturned brim. Much research has been undertaken since this item was purchased serendipitously in France in 2011, but military historians and art experts alike (to say nothing of the extraordinary reach of the internet) have not been able to throw any definitive light on the subject. The artist remains stubbornly anonymous, and although there is consensus on the likely date of his creation, it is no narrower than 'post-war to mid-1930s', a period which saw a flurry of commemoration and the inauguration of any number of public statues and monuments. That he is a Frenchman is not seriously questioned: the anomaly of the water bottle slung on the Digger's right hip is an obvious clue (it is of classic French design, completely unlike the squarer bottles of the AIF). The Imperial War Museum has noted a series of additional small but significant details about the statuette which all point to the likelihood that it is indeed made by a French artist, not quite familiar with the nuances of AIF uniforms. For example, the breeches have a slightly odd cut; the shirt (with collar and breast pocket) seems unusual; the size of the kit seems slightly off; and the Lee-Enfield rifle is also slightly off-key (more in tune with details of the French M1886/93 rifle). However, there was one key point of agreement among all of the experts consulted: none of them has seen another example of this statuette, or indeed anything quite like it. The upshot is that basic questions such as who made it, when, and for what purpose (a one-off, a prototype, perhaps a maquette?) as yet remain unanswered. Anything is possible, given the tremendous affection the French had for the Diggers. The statuette, standing silently with his sleeves informally rolled up, speaks eloquently in his own defence. (All of the research material assembled by Patrick Walters is being offered with the statuette).

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DOWNING: Digger Dialects (1919)

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Description: DOWNING, Walter Hubert: Digger Dialects. A Collection of Slang Phrases used by the Australian Soldiers on Active Service. Melbourne, Lothian Book Publishing Company, 1 December 1919. Small octavo, 60 pages. Pictorial card covers slightly sunned and cracked on the spine; early name-stamp (W.E. Pearce) on a few pages; an excellent copy. Notes: Walter Hubert Downing ('Late 57th Battalion') writes in his illuminating introduction that the book 'is a by-product of the collective imagination of the A.I.F. Australian slang is not a new thing; but in those iron years it was modified beyond recognition by the assimilation of foreign words, and the formulae of novel or exotic ideas'. Downing fought on the Western Front, and was awarded the MM (Polygon Wood, 1917); his autobiographical narrative, 'To the Last Ridge', was published in 1920. Not in Dornbusch; Fielding and O'Neill, page 245.

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ESNAULT: Le Poilu tel qu'il se parle (1919)

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Description: ESNAULT, Gaston: Le Poilu tel qu'il se parle. Dictionnaire des Termes populaires recents et neufs employes aux Armees en 1914-1918. Etudies dans leur Etymologie, leur Developpement et leur Usage. Paris, Editions Bossard, 1919. Small octavo, 603, [3] (blank, colophon, blank) pages. Wrappers; all edges uncut; paper slightly tanned; a fine copy of a fragile production. Notes: A substantial compilation of French slang from the war years, but it's obvious the author didn't run into too many Diggers in the course of his field work. The only pertinent reference to catch our eye is 'saucisson d'Australie, m., Viande roulée en cylindre sous une gaze protectrice', but frankly, that doesn't quite 'couper la moutarde'.

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Farewell March of the Australian Troops. London, 25th April 1919

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Description: Farewell March of the Australian Troops. London, 25th April 1919 ^[cover title]^. The Australians ^[sic]^ Farewell March ^[first line of text]^. London, Harrison and Sons (for the General Officer Commanding the Australian Imperial Forces), 1919. Small quarto, [12] pages, comprising pictorial cover (verso blank), 8 pages printed in green within attractive gold borders of eucalypts in the Art Nouveau style (2 pages of text, 4 pages with good detail of the order of the march, a page on the route, last page without text), and the rear cover (recto blank, with the colophon on the verso). Green and gold pictorial wrappers a little foxed (confined mainly to the rear cover); trifling signs of handling; an excellent copy. Notes: The very attractive official programme of the final Anzac Day March by Australian soldiers in London. The march was led by Lieutenant-General Sir John Monash. Not in Dornbusch; Fielding and O'Neill, page 204. + Five related gelatin silver photographic postcards: two are captioned 'Australian Troops March Through London' (Beagles' Postcards 165E and 165F); three are captioned 'Victory March through London, 3rd May 1919' (Beagles' Postcards 165H, 165J and 165O). Minor paper residue on the versos where removed from a mount, otherwise in fine condition.

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For Empire. Australia's Rally to the Dear Old Flag. Roll of Honor. NSW (1914)

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Description: For Empire. Australia's Rally to the Dear Old Flag. Roll of Honor. New South Wales. First Expeditionary Force to the Motherland ^[cover title]^. Souvenir of the First Expeditionary Force ... to go to the Seat of War. [Melbourne, Osboldstone and Co.], 1914. Large oblong octavo, [32] pages with numerous illustrations (from photographs). Colour-pictorial wrappers; front cover a little sunned and marked near the spine, with the top edge slightly chipped; trifling signs of use; a very good copy. Notes: The Roll of Honor of 'New South Wales' Contingent of First Expeditionary Force to go to the Front' lists over 6000 officers and men (12 pages). Rare and important. Not in Dornbusch; not in Fielding and O'Neill; Trigellis-Smith 191.

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For Empire. Australia's Rally to the Dear Old Flag. Roll of Honor. Victoria [1914]

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Description: For Empire. Australia's Rally to the Dear Old Flag. Roll of Honor. Victoria's First Expeditionary Force to the Motherland ^[cover title]^. Melbourne, Osboldstone and Co., [1914]. Large oblong octavo, [i] (introduction printed on the inside front cover), [32] pages with numerous illustrations (from photographs) plus the colophon on the outside rear cover. Colour-pictorial card covers a little foxed; spine expertly reinforced, with the staples now replaced with archival thread; an excellent copy. Notes: The Roll of Honor of 'Victoria's Contingent of First Expeditionary Force to go to the Front' lists some 6700 officers and men (11 pages). Even more significantly, the illustrations include 200 identified portraits of officers, surely nearly all of them. Rare and important. The early signature of J.K. Fethers is written in indelible pencil on the front cover. 16471 Private James Keith Fethers had just turned fifteen when war was declared; he enlisted in December 1917. Dornbusch 208; not in Fielding and O'Neill; Trigellis-Smith 192.

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Gallipoli: The War Graves of the British Empire (4 volumes, 1925-27)

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Description: [Gallipoli] The War Graves of the British Empire. The Register of the Names of those who fell in the Great War and are buried ... [at Anzac, Gallipoli]. London, Imperial War Graves Commission, 1925 to 1927. Quarto, four volumes, ranging from 44 to 70 pages each, with maps and plans plus a full-page colour 'Map of Anzac Area' in each one. Wrappers; in excellent condition. Notes: These sobering records are not a mere alphabetical list of names, but a detailed biographical register of men who died and were buried at Anzac, Gallipoli - cemetery after cemetery after cemetery. One sample record from the Lone Pine Cemetery will suffice: 'TAUSE, Pte. Hector Algie, 875. 5th Bn. Australian Inf. Killed in action 25th April, 1915. Age 21. Son of Hector and Jeannie Tause. Native of Bendigo, Victoria, Australia, N. 30'. The four volumes present are Gallipoli 7-13 (Lone Pine, Quinn's Post, The Nek, Baby 700, Walker's Ridge, Chunuk Bair, and The Farm cemeteries); Gallipoli 16-20 (Hill 60, 7th Field Ambulance, Embarkation Pier, No. 2 Outpost, and New Zealand No. 2 Outpost cemeteries); Gallipoli 21-25 (Plugge's Plateau, Shell Green, Johnston's Jolly, 4th Battalion Parade Ground, Courtney's and Steel's Post cemeteries); and Gallipoli 28-31 (Canterbury, Ari Burnu, Beach, and Shrapnel Valley cemeteries). These four constitute the complete record of Anzac cemeteries; other volumes in the series record cemeteries at Helles. Not in Dornbusch; Fielding and O'Neill, page 220.

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The Great War ... Distinguishing Badges of the Australian Imperial Force (1919)

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Description: The Great War, 1914-1918. With the Compliments of ^The Herald and Weekly Times^ Ltd. Distinguishing Badges of the Australian Imperial Force ^[details at the head and foot of a poster]^. Melbourne, ^The Herald and Weekly Times^, 1919. 570 x 430 mm, a full-colour poster (printed recto only on semi-gloss paper) featuring 250 colour patches. Minor restoration to short splits along a few folds, with trifling infill in two small spots; an excellent copy of a very rare ephemeral printing. Notes: Issued as a supplement to ^The Weekly Times^, 5 April 1919. Trove records only one copy, in the State Library of New South Wales. + A fine copy of the facsimile edition (with very indifferent colour) reproduced by the Royal Australian Survey Corps in 1990 (which mentions an earlier version reproduced for Anzac Day, 1981). [2 items].

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HANNAM: Souvenir Guide of South Australia's Fighting Men of the AIF

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Description: HANNAM, Sergeant-Major Horace Henry: Souvenir Guide of South Australia's Fighting Men of the AIF. The History, Achievements and Colors ^[sic]^ of the Various Units ^[cover title]^. [Adelaide], Citizens and Business Men's Committee, 1919. 180 x 80 mm, 100 pages with 26 printed colour patches of South Australian units and numerous advertisements plus advertisements on the covers. Overlapping colour pictorial wrappers printed in green and gold; a few trifling tears to the edges expertly sealed; tiny chip and ink marks to the first leaf; an excellent copy. Notes: A very attractive publication, rarely seen on the open market. Not in Dornbusch; Fielding and O'Neill, page 247.

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HAY: St Barnabas 1926. Gallipoli – Salonika [1926]

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Description: [HAY, Ian, and others]: St Barnabas 1926. Gallipoli - Salonika. London, Eyre and Spottiswoode, [1926]. Oblong quarto, 40 pages with 50 illustrations (from photographs). Gilt-decorated cloth a little rubbed and bumped at the extremities, with minor wear to the foot of the spine; endpapers foxed and offset; top corner bumped throughout; a very good copy. Notes: The official book on the Gallipoli pilgrimage of 1926, containing a series of short articles by journalists who attended the various events relating to the pilgrimage. The St Barnabas Society was formed in 1919 with the express intention of arranging for the families of dead soldiers to be able to visit their graves. Most of the early tours were to France, but in 1926 this much more ambitious tour took place. The list of nearly three hundred passengers is printed at the rear; it includes Major John Hay Beith CBE MC, who is much better-known under his pen-name, Ian Hay. Loosely inserted are a number of pertinent newspaper clippings. Some of them are annotated (along the lines of 'Not accurate - I was there', and 'I met her [Agneta Beauchamp] in 1917 after leaving hospital for a convalescence on the "Aquitania"'). Not in Dornbusch; not in Fielding and O'Neill. + A copy of Ian Hay's popular account of the pilgrimage, 'The Ship of Remembrance. Gallipoli - Salonika' (London, Hodder and Stoughton, [1926]; a very good copy with the dustwrapper). Not in Dornbusch; Fielding and O'Neill, page 247. [2 items].

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HMAT Port Sydney. GARLAND: The Limber Log, 1917 [1918]

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Description: [HMAT 'Port Sydney'] GARLAND, Lieutenant Hugh Gordon (editor): The Limber Log, 1917. London, Cassell, [1918]. Quarto, 52, [4] ('An Appreciation' plus 3 blank 'Memoranda') pages with 30 illustrations (many by H.H. Chappel, who appears in the Roll of Honour on page 47 as Gunner H.H. Chappell). Pictorial card covers lightly chipped and rubbed at the extremities, and a little foxed and tanned (as is the acidic text paper); light vertical crease throughout (a little more pronounced on the front cover, which has now been stabilized); a very good copy. Notes: A souvenir of the voyage of the troopship HMAT A15 'Port Sydney', which left Melbourne on 9 November 1917 'carrying 1200 Field Artillery Reinforcements and about 300 of other units'. It arrived at Southampton on 4 January 1918. Most Australian library records mistakenly give the name of the ship as 'Utopia', taking their cue from an obviously satirical piece on page 22. They could be forgiven for using her previous name, 'Star of England'; it was changed in 1916. Dornbusch 239 (giving the date of publication as 1917); not in Fielding and O'Neill.

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HOPE: Gallipoli Revisited. An Account of the ... Pilgrimage-Cruise (signed)

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Description: HOPE, Stanton: Gallipoli Revisited. An Account of the 'Duchess of Richmond' Pilgrimage-Cruise ... London, The Author, [1934]. Quarto, [ii] (blank), 64 pages with a few vignettes and 3 maps plus 70 plates (on 22 pages) and the colophon leaf at the rear. Overlapping two-colour card covers slightly water-stained on the spine and a little rubbed and bumped at the extremities; minimal light scattered foxing; an excellent copy. Notes: The verso of the initial blank leaf is signed by the author (as W.E. Stanton Hope). A well-illustrated chronicle of the 1934 voyage 'of a shipload of pilgrims to cemeteries which, to the outward eye, are all that is now left of the most wonderful military adventure the world has ever seen' (from the three-page foreword by General Sir Ian Hamilton). The best of the plates are worth the price of the book ... The author was a Gallipoli veteran (he served in the Royal Naval Division), and two photographs in which he appears show him in 1915 'after eight days in the front lines during the dysentery season', and in 1934, 'an ambition achieved. Seated on the summit of Achi Baba near an old Turkish observation post'.

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LASERON: Souvenir. With the Australian and New Zealand Forces … [circa 1916]

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Description: [LASERON, Charles Francis]: Souvenir. With the Australian and New Zealand Forces in Egypt and the Dardanelles ^[cover title]^. [Sydney, The Author, circa 1916]. Oblong octavo, [21] card leaves (all versos blank), comprising a page of verse and 20 captioned illustrations (from photographs). Original cord-tied overlapping red title-wrappers with the title in decorative gilt lettering on the front cover and 'Copyright. Chas F. Laseron' on the outside rear cover; wrappers slightly sunned and chipped on the spine, with two tiny tears expertly sealed; an excellent copy (internally in fine condition). Notes: Charles Francis Laseron (1887-1959), 'naturalist and connoisseur' as well as Antarctic explorer under Mawson, and a veteran of both World Wars, enlisted in the AIF in September 1914. 'Wounded on the second day of the Gallipoli landings while serving as a sergeant with the 13th Battalion, he returned to Sydney and was discharged in 1916. That year extracts from his war diaries appeared in a slim volume, ^From Australia to the Dardanelles^' (^Australian Dictionary of Biography^). This very rare pictorial record on the same theme was probably produced around the same time. The verse (''Tis better far to die thus, in the prime / of mankinds [^sic^] power, than flicker out at last / Unmourned, dishonoured in a ripe old age....') and the photographs are presumably his own work. Seven of the plates are of Egypt, the balance of Gallipoli. They do not gild the lily, as these captions to powerful images attest: 'A Warm Corner of the Firing Line'; 'A Funeral Party'; and 'The Havoc of War'. Not in Dornbusch; not in Fielding and O'Neill; Trove records only the National Library of Australia and State Library of NSW copies.

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Mackay Panorama and War Views [1915]

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Description: Mackay Panorama and War Views [cover title]. Brisbane, R.J. Belbin, [1915]. Panoramic format (185 x 455 mm), 14 leaves, comprising 12 leaves of captioned blue-toned plates (versos blank), a leaf of text (numbered 7, with the Roll of Honour on the recto, and 'A Glorious Charge. Mackay Men in Action' on the verso), and a leaf of small local advertisements at the rear. Dark grey wrappers printed and decorated in red, with a colour plate mounted on the front cover; two tiny tears expertly sealed; minimal marginal foxing; creased where folded vertically down the centre; an excellent copy. Notes: The colour plate shows the Adelaide Steamship Company's Tender 'Brinawarr' conveying F Company Mackay Infantry. The first six leaves of plates are the Mackay panoramas (five are full-page, the other one contains two images). The last six leaves of plates (four full-page panoramas, and two leaves each containing three plates) depict various aspects of Queensland's war effort, with most of them specifically relating to Mackay. These include 'Officers of "F. Coy" (Mackay Infantry), Prior to Departure for Thursday Island'; 'A Snapshot on the "Brinawarr"'; 'A Typical War Scene. Departure of Mackay Boys to Join the Colours'; and 'The Troopship "Star of England", on which the Light Horsemen of Mackay departed for the Front' (and in which two men later killed at Gallipoli were identified - Jack Wentford and Albert Graffunder). Most of the text in the short article, 'A Glorious Charge', reprints a letter from Captain Birkbeck to his wife from his hospital bed in Alexandra; it is an account of the fierce action in Monash Gully on 14 May in which Albert Graffunder was killed and Jack Wentford mortally wounded. Not located in Trove.

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MEAGHER: With the Fortieth (1918)

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Description: MEAGHER, Lieutenant Norman Richard Thomas: With the Fortieth. Lieutenant Norman Meagher. The 40th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force Abroad. Hobart, The Parents of Norman Meagher, 1918. Octavo, [3]-99, [3] (two blanks and the colophon) pages plus 6 plates; despite the pagination irregularity, this copy is complete, with the first page being the half-title, numbered [3]. Red cloth lettered in white on the front cover; cloth lightly water-stained near the top edges, causing the red dye to stain the top centimetre of the endpapers and the occasional top margin of some leaves; thin light tidemark to the top margin of the plates; small surface loss to the front pastedown; trifling pencil marks to the contents page; a very good copy. Notes: Norman Meagher was killed in action on 4 October 1917 in the battle of Broodseinde Ridge (all of the objectives were gained, but the Australian divisions suffered 6500 casualties). The book is largely an edited compilation of letters written on active service to his parents and friends in Tasmania. This copy has the contemporary ownership signature of F. Winterson on the title page, and the further details 'Sandy Bay 1918' on the pastedown: this is Florence Winterson, wife of Walter Winterson, who at that time was on active service with the 12th Battalion. Dornbusch 260; Fielding and O'Neill, page 229.

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Keith MURDOCH: The Australians at Bullecourt. Scot and Australian join Hands

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Description: MURDOCH, Keith: The Australians at Bullecourt. Scot and Australian join Hands. Keith Murdoch, Special Representative of the ^Sun^, writes ^[drop title]^. Sydney, William Brooks and Co., Printers, [1917]. Broadside (440 x 290 mm), stiff card printed on the recto only, in two columns beneath a large decorative monochrome illustration; in fine condition. Notes: 'Murdoch [later Sir Keith Murdoch, media tycoon] visited the front irregularly as an unofficial war correspondent; some of his dispatches, in 1918 especially, were vivid, though opinionated, and in some respects superior to Bean's' (^Australian Dictionary of Biography^). This 700-word report is probably a good example, and rare into the bargain; Trove records only the copy in the National Library of Australia. Not in Dornbusch; not in Fielding and O'Neill.

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National Bank of Australasia Limited. Record of War Service … (1921)

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Description: National Bank of Australasia Limited. Record of War Service of Bank and Staff, 1914-1919. Melbourne, Osboldstone and Company, 1921. Large quarto, 164 pages plus an unnumbered leaf tipped in at page 15 (regarding the recent unveiling of the Honor Board on 14 June 1921). Apart from the first 18 pages of preliminaries (which include 5 full-page plates in any event), and the last page (a list of 11 men for whom portrait photographs could not be found), the balance of the book contains illustrations: there are 18 full-page war views, and 127 pages of portrait photographs of the approximately 500 men who enlisted. Gilt-pictorial brown cloth on thick bevel-edged boards; cloth sunned at the head of the spine and a little mottled; endpapers offset; light crease to the bottom corner of fifteen consecutive leaves; an excellent copy with the pictorial dustwrapper discoloured and a little worn, with minor loss (now stabilized). Notes: A lavish memorial volume, and of considerable intrinsic value, with war service details under each portrait (arranged with only three exceptions in strict alphabetical order). Two of the exceptions are the VC winners. Lieutenant Rupert Moon of the 58th Battalion (Bullecourt, May 1917) 'resigned from the Bank on 1st December 1919' (as the Australian Dictionary of Biography puts it, 'Moon readjusted to civilian life with difficulty'). Corporal Arthur Percy Sullivan 'arrived in England too late to participate in the fighting in France, but offered his services when volunteers were wanted for the Archangel front'; his was the first VC awarded in Northern Russia.

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AAMC 'Patches'. Australian Army Medical Corps AIF Interstate Reunion (1938)

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Description: [NICHOLAS, A.S., editor]: AAMC 'Patches' ^[cover title]^. Australian Army Medical Corps AIF Interstate Reunion, Adelaide, April 25, 1938. Also including British, New Zealand Expeditionary Force Field Ambulances and other Dominion Army Medical Corps. Adelaide, [AAMC Reunion Committee], 1938. Oblong octavo, [ii] (title page, verso blank), 201 pages (plus 19a and its printed verso, numbered 21a) with some illustrations (all produced in brown ink from processed typescript) plus 47 pages of plates and 8 unnumbered sectional title leaves (all versos blank); all but 6 of the first 30 (and 2 later) pages are printed rectos only. Flush-cut pictorial wrappers (neatly mounted on boards, but we suggest not as issued) with a few trifling surface blemishes; later ownership signature on the front flyeaf; a fine copy of a very rare and unusual item. Notes: 'Ever since the cessation of hostilities of the Great War, 1914-1918, it has been the wish of Australian Army Medical Corps AIF ex-servicemen in South Australia, that we should have some permanent record of our Fallen Comrades, and to those who have "Passed On" since returning to Australia. The following pages are the expression of that wish' (foreword). The Honor Rolls run to 18 pages. Other contents include the reunion programme with a list of guests, Digger songs, 'War and Other Verses', and a lengthy section of war statistics and related items of interest. Loosely inserted in this copy is a 'Critique [of the book] by the Editor, "Rising Sun"', dated Adelaide, 31 March 1938. Presumably, the reference is to 'The Rising Sun. A Journal of the AIF in France. (With which is incorporated "The Honk")'; nineteen numbers were issued between 25 December 1916 and 24 March 1917 (see Fielding and O'Neill, page 264). The anonymous critic is not only onside; his intimate remarks about the compilation and production of the book suggest he was very much inside as well. He writes the following about the AAMC Orderly Room in Adelaide, where the work was done: 'the well remembered atmosphere of a dug-out was warmly recaptured. On the walls were Leyshon White pictures, crisp of technique, and so faithfully capturing the spirit that existed "over there". War-time quips were bandied freely; each chic female helper may well have been the ghost of Mam'selle herself; each flurry of sound from passing traffic may well have been the whine of more sinister objects'. Dornbusch (addenda) 535; Fielding and O'Neill, page 233 (supplying the name of the editor); Trigellis-Smith 316.

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Record of the Australian Imperial Force in the Great War (poster)

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Description: Record of the Australian Imperial Force in the Great War, 4th Aug. 1914 - 28th June 1919 ^[a poster, with 'Copyright, J.W. Sanders (late AIF) / "Doug. Moule, del"' printed in the bottom margin]^. Melbourne, 'Designed, Engraved and Printed by Osboldstone and Co.', [not before 1921] (the text about Sir Herbert Cox on the front pastedown records that he was 'Secretary, Military Department, India Office, 1917-1921'). A colour-pictorial poster (585 x 455 mm, recto only printed), folded across the centre and mounted as issued on a cloth stub in half leather and gilt-decorated cloth (boards slightly bowed, leather a little worn at the extremities, cloth with a few small marks); the pastedowns, a little discoloured around the edges, are oblong-format printed text, 'Records of the Generals whose Portraits appear on the Record', and 'Cross Index to Colour Patches and Abbreviated Names of Units ...') respectively; overall in excellent condition. Notes: Not in Dornbusch; not in Fielding and O'Neill.

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SCHULER: Pictures of the Battlefields of Anzac (1916)

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Description: SCHULER, Phillip Frederick Edward: Pictures of the Battlefields of Anzac, on which the Australasians won Deathless Fame ^[cover title]^. The Battlefields of Anzac. A Deeply Interesting and Historical Series of Views depicting the Heroism of our Gallant Anzac Boys on the Field of Battle. By the War Correspondent of ^The Age^. Melbourne, Osboldstone and Co., 1916 (the author's introduction is dated March 1916). Large oblong octavo, [32] pages with a full-page map and 28 pages of illustrations (a total of 65 illustrations, all from photographs). Two-colour pictorial card covers lightly foxed and discoloured; staples replaced with archival thread; an excellent copy. Notes: The author's major work, ^Australia in Arms. A Narrative of the Australian Imperial Force and their Achievement at Anzac^, published in London in the same year as this booklet, was the first full published account of Australia's role in the Dardanelles campaign. In his short note of appreciation in this pictorial volume, he states that 'Realising that the narratives and descriptions of the trench life and battlefields would be brought more vividly before the public mind, I set about collecting views. Many soldiers gladly gave me what assistance they could'. Not in Dornbusch; Fielding and O'Neill, page 254.

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Oswald Watt, Lieut.-Colonel ... A Tribute to His Memory (1921)

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Description: SMITH, Sydney Ure, Bertram STEVENS and Ernest WATT (editors): Oswald Watt, Lieut.-Colonel AFC, OBE, Legion of Honour, Croix de Guerre. A Tribute to His Memory by a Few of His Friends. Sydney, Art in Australia, 1921. Large quarto, [ii] (half-title, statement of limitation on the verso), 69, [1] (colophon) pages plus 43 pages of plates (with a total of 131 plates from photographs). Flush-cut plain card covers with the attached dustwrapper (printed in gold and black) overlapping on the top and bottom edges (these a little marked and chipped with minor loss, but now expertly stabilized); edges lightly foxed and marked; small light tidemarks to the leading margin of a small number of leaves; some foxing (confined mainly to the pages adjacent to the plates); notwithstanding, an excellent copy. Notes: One of only 550 copies, and correspondingly scarce. In 1914, Walter Oswald Watt (1878-1921) 'became an ordinary soldier in the Aviation Militaire section of the French Foreign Legion.... In 1916 he transferred to the newly formed Australian Flying Corps, with the rank of captain and command of B Flight, No.1 Squadron, then stationed in Egypt.... In February 1918 Watt - by then a lieutenant-colonel - was promoted to command the four squadrons (Nos. 5, 6, 7 and 8) of the Australian training wing at Tetbury' (Australian Dictionary of Biography). He drowned at Bilgola Beach, Newport, New South Wales, on 21 May 1921. Fielding and O'Neill, page 257.

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Souvenir Programme. Victory Celebrations (Signing of Peace). Sydney (1919)

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Description: Souvenir Programme. Victory Celebrations (Signing of Peace). Sydney, New South Wales, July 6th, 1919 ... Sydney, Government Printer, 1919. Large octavo, 62, [2] (blank, colophon) pages with 8 pages of illustrations (mainly portraits) plus a folding 'Plan of Route of Procession'. Colour-pictorial wrappers rubbed at the extremities, and expertly reinforced along the spine, with the staples replaced with archival thread; minor surface loss, confined mainly to the plain marginal areas at the rear; trifling signs of use and age; a very good copy. What appears to be the signature 'D.H. Souter' is written in purple ink on the inside front cover; alas, it is not the renowned black-and-white artist David Henry Souter, nor his namesake, 778 Private D.H. Souter. Notes: Charles Bean supplied a two-page foreword and a three-page article on the Great War 'To be read on the occasion of Presentation of Peace Souvenir Medals'. Much of the text is given over to the 'Official Summary of the Terms' of the Peace Treaty (22 pages). Not in Dornbusch; not in Fielding and O'Neill.

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Tasmania's Heroes. Awards for Valour (1918)

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Description: Tasmania's Heroes. Awards for Valour. Hobart, N.G. Davies, at 'The Mercury' Office, October 1918. Oblong duodecimo, 30, [1] (colophon) pages with 9 illustrations (from photographs) of the winners of the Victoria Cross. Pictorial card covers; a fine copy. Notes: A double-page spread is devoted to each of the nine VC winners, followed by a seven-page list of those Tasmanians who had gained other significant awards. Not in Dornbusch; not in Fielding and O'Neill.

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T'FELT: Album Souvenir de Rouen temps de Guerre (1917)

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Description: T'FELT, Julien: Album Souvenir de Rouen temps de Guerre. Souvenir Album of Rouen in Wartime. Rouen, Maison Aloye, April 1917. Oblong octavo (153 x 245 mm), [ii] (title, blank) pages plus 21 illustrations by the author (all versos blank); 11 illustrations are full-page, 10 are half-page, and all but three (from 1917) are dated 1916. Original tricolour ribbon-bound three-colour pictorial wrappers a little foxed and lightly used; acidic tissue-guards discoloured, creased and occasionally chipped with some loss; minimal foxing; overall a very good copy. Notes: The title page and captions are in French and English. There is a lengthy explanatory note on the title page: 'During these long months [since War broke out], the presence in the old City of the British, Indian, Canadian, Australian troops, and of the Belgian and French wounded of all arms, has entirely changed the appearance of the streets and even of its old buildings.... [The album] ... composed of drawings from nature ... will be like a living and true witness of the good entente which reigned between France and her Allies, to ensure the victory of Right and Liberty'. Virtually all plates feature military personnel seeing the sights, and in three of them the distinctive slouch hat is clearly visible. The first plate ('The Quay of the Exchange') is about as good as they get: the hospital ship 'St Andrew', an ambulance, and a truck groaning under the weight of troops are off to one side, doing what they must do, while officers and men (one of them an amputee) from half a dozen Allied nations are taking in the sights - in fact, the kilted soldier is chatting up a local lass. Sauntering in from the right, down the middle of the street and without a care in the world, are two Anzacs, a Kiwi in his lemon squeezer hat and a Digger in his slouch hat ... Rouen was the centre for the Army Service Corps, and was also the location of many base hospitals. Not located in Trove.

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War Graves of the Empire. Reprinted from the Special Number of The Times (1928)

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Description: [War Graves] War Graves of the Empire. Reprinted from the Special Number of The Times, November 10, 1928. London, The Times Publishing Company, 1928. Quarto, xii (last blank), 80 pages with numerous illustrations (mainly from photographs) plus 9 full-page plates. Cloth very lightly sunned at the extremities; an excellent copy with the dustwrapper unevenly sunned and a little marked and chipped. Notes: A sobering record of the work of the Imperial War Graves Commission, published on the tenth anniversary of the signing of the Armistice. The chapter on Gallipoli is by General Sir Ian Hamilton (4 pages with 3 illustrations). Fielding and O'Neill, page 257.

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With the Men of the A.M.P. Society in the Great War, 1914-1919 [1919]

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Description: WHITE, John A. (editor): With the Men of the A.M.P. Society in the Great War, 1914-1919. Sydney, John Sands Limited, [1919]. Small oblong quarto, 62, [2] (blank, colophon) pages with 18 full-page plates and 5 pages of small oval portraits (37 in all). Overlapping gilt-decorated card covers lightly bumped around the edges; a fine copy. Notes: A handsomely produced company history, with a nominal and Honor Roll; much of the book is devoted to the plates and a series of letters from AMP men on active service. 'The letters are of interest as showing that "devil-may-care" spirit of freedom so characteristic of the Australian soldier - the spirit which made him the wonderful fighting man of the great war'. Not in Dornbusch; not in Fielding and O'Neill.

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YOUNG: Australia's Heroic Deeds on the Field of Battle (1917)

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Description: YOUNG, Wilfred: Australia's Heroic Deeds on the Field of Battle. Biographical Sketches of North Sydney Heroes. Sydney, Epworth Printing and Publishing House, 1917. Small quarto, 130 pages plus a folding double-page plate. Two-colour wrappers a little chipped, marked and foxed; first and last pages discoloured and a little marked; occasional light scattered foxing; mild signs of use; a decent copy. Notes: The first short section contains a potted history of the Soudan and Boer Wars (with the NSW Honor Roll in each instance), and touches on the first years of the First World War. The singular importance of this work then unfolds over the next 95 pages, which contain detailed, personal - even intimate - biographical sketches of over 500 local men serving in the AIF, organised by the streets on which they lived in North Sydney. Fortunately, there is an index ... The author explains his motives in the preface: 'While expressing my appreciation of their heroic deeds, I feel that it is the sacred duty of all true Australians to help to perpetuate the memory of every Australian soldier who has answered his country's call'. Not in Dornbusch; not in Fielding and O'Neill.

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Anzac Commemorative Plate: 'MCMXVII A Nos Amis Anzac' [circa 1930]

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Description: [Anzac Commemorative Plate] An attractive art deco plate, with the legend 'MCMXVII A Nos Amis Anzac' surrounding a Digger ready for action, with bayonet fixed and the barbed wire behind him. A hand-painted polychrome faience-ware plate (diameter 235 mm), decorated as above, with an additional frieze of leaves and geometric patterns around the border; monogram (JFB) on the underside; although the glaze is crazed, this item is still a delight. Notes: The plate was designed by Félix Boutreux, a master of faience-ware, and it formed part of a series of plates depicting soldiers from at least a dozen Allied nations. Our research suggests it was produced in Montereau, France, in 1930.

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BERNE-BELLECOUR: Dans Les Lignes Anglaises. Album de Croquis (1917)

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Description: BERNE-BELLECOUR, Jean: Dans Les Lignes Anglaises. [Album de Croquis (cover sub-title)]. Paris, Editions d'Art Guerrier, 1917. Large folio (460 x 390 mm), [vi] pages (comprising title page, certificate of limitation, and a foreword in English by Claire de Pratz, all rectos blank) plus a tipped-in portrait of the Prince of Wales and 24 large tipped-in colour plates containing 50 different sketches of the British front in France; loosely inserted is an original watercolour by the artist (as issued). Original screw-bound portfolio of half cloth and marbled papered boards (with flaps attached to the three open edges of the rear board), lettered in gilt on the front cover; cloth a little mottled on the spine, with a few marks and short sealed tears elsewhere; marbled paper a little rubbed and chipped, with a little loss to the front cover near the spine; screws a little rusty; leading edge ribbon ties no longer present; front pastedown and flaps a little marked, with minimal expert conservation work to the inner hinges of the flaps; overall, the binding is in decent condition, while the contents are in very fine condition. Notes: The edition is limited to 325 signed copies; this is Number 11 of the deluxe issue of only 25 copies printed on japon paper, containing an original watercolour by Jean Berne-Bellecour, a French official war artist. The painting (image size 195 x 308 mm, tipped in on the original thin double mount) depicts a rural landscape behind the lines, with canvas and a string of cavalry horses featured prominently. The portfolio contains a variety of images of fighting men and machines, and the accompanying bravery, misery and destruction. Four of the plates feature Anzacs, including a powerful image of heavy artillery gunners in action. This plate is mentioned specifically in the foreword, as an example of the sort of detail the fresh and unfamiliar eyes of a French artist might bring to a scene concerning 'English men and things ... Thus Jean Berne-Bellecour in his clever picture of some English and Anzac soldiers, stripped to the waist as they "serve" one of their great guns, emphasizes the contrast between the fair young skins of his models' bodies and the dark bronzed tan of their faces, necks and forearms'.

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The Western Front. Drawings by Muirhead Bone (1917)

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Description: BONE, Muirhead: The Western Front. Drawings by Muirhead Bone. With an Introduction by General Sir Douglas Haig. [Together with] ... Volume II. With Text by C.E. Montague. London, Published by Authority of the War Office from the Offices of 'Country Life' Limited (and in the case of the second volume, of George Newnes Limited), 1917. Large quarto, two volumes, 200 full-page lithographed plates (some tinted) with detailed captions on the facing page, interspersed occasionally with small introductory essays. Quarter oatmeal-coloured buckram and brown papered boards with contrasting leather title-labels on the spines; labels a little rubbed, buckram lightly marked, papered boards a little marked, scuffed, and rubbed and bumped at the extremities (and with one front cover unevenly sunned); top edges dusty, with a small light stain to the second one; endpapers offset; a very good set (internally fine). Notes: In his introduction, written in November 1916, Haig says that the drawings 'illustrate admirably the daily life of the troops under my command.... The destruction caused by war, the wide areas of devastation, the vast mechanical agencies essential in war, both for transport and the offensive, the masses of supplies required, and the wonderful cheerfulness and indomitable courage of the soldiers under varying climatic conditions, are worthy subjects for the artist who aims at recording for all time the spirit of the age in which he has lived'. Muirhead Bone was appointed Britain's first official war artist in May 1916, and arrived on the Western Front in August 1916.

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The Western Front … [bound with] British Artists at the Front (1917)

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Description: BONE, Muirhead [and others]: The Western Front. Drawings by Muirhead Bone. With an Introduction by General Sir Douglas Haig. [Together with] ... Volume II. With Text by C.E. Montague. [Bound together with] British Artists at the Front [see footnote for details]. London, Published by Authority of the War Office from the Offices of 'Country Life' Limited (and in the case of the second volume, of George Newnes Limited), 1917. Large quarto, two volumes, 200 full-page lithographed plates (some tinted) with detailed captions on the facing page, interspersed occasionally with small introductory essays. Quarter light brown buckram and brown papered boards with contrasting leather title-labels on the spines; slight loss to the labels, spines sunned, papered boards a little rubbed and lightly worn at the extremities, with slight loss of paper to one corner, and trifling surface loss near both front leading edges; top edges a little darkened; endpapers offset; a very good set (internally fine). Notes: In his introduction, written in November 1916, Haig says that the drawings 'illustrate admirably the daily life of the troops under my command.... The destruction caused by war, the wide areas of devastation, the vast mechanical agencies essential in war, both for transport and the offensive, the masses of supplies required, and the wonderful cheerfulness and indomitable courage of the soldiers under varying climatic conditions, are worthy subjects for the artist who aims at recording for all time the spirit of the age in which he has lived'. Muirhead Bone was appointed Britain's first official war artist in May 1916, and arrived on the Western Front in August 1916. This set of his works from that trip is bound together with all four slim volumes of the same publishers' scarce 'British Artists at the Front' series (two at the end of each volume of 'The Western Front'). Each volume of 'British Artists at the Front' showcases the work of one British artist, respectively Christopher Richard Wynne Nevinson, Sir John Lavery, Paul Nash, and Eric Kennington. The four volumes, published individually in wrappers in 1918, are bound in here without the wrappers. Each volume contains introductory essays by Campbell Dodgson (and one other author in each instance), and 15 full-page chromolithographs (17 in the Kennington volume); they are in uniformly excellent condition.

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BOULESTIN: Dans les Flandres Britanniques (with 24 plates by LABOUREUR)

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Description: BOULESTIN, Xavier Marcel: Dans les Flandres Britanniques. Vingt-quatre Dessins de J.E. Laboureur. British Expeditionary Force. Mai 1915 - Janvier 1916. Paris, Dorbon Aine, 1916. Small folio, [72] pages (printed rectos only) with 24 line illustrations (20 half-page and 4 vignettes). Overlapping pictorial wrappers (reproducing the title page vignette on the front cover), all edges uncut; a very fine copy. Notes: Number 239 of only 350 copies produced, this is a superb example of this charming work, a series of vignettes of life in Flanders with the British Expeditionary Force, from a decidedly French angle. The illustrations are by Jean-Émile Laboureur (1877-1943), painter, graphic artist, engraver and illustrator, who studied and lived in the USA and Canada from 1903-08. In 1914, he was mobilized into the British Army as an interpreter. The author, Xavier Marcel Boulestin (1878-1943), served in the French army as an interpreter to the British Expeditionary Force during the war. He is much better known as the chef and restaurateur whose books popularised French cuisine in the English-speaking world.

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DYSON: Australia at War (1918)

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Description: DYSON, Lieutenant Will: Australia at War. A Winter Record made by Will Dyson on the Somme and at Ypres during the Campaigns of 1916 and 1917. With an Introduction by G.K. Chesterton. ^[^Australia at War. Drawings at the Front by Lieut. Will Dyson, Official Artist AIF ^(cover title)]^. London, Cecil Palmer and Hayward, 1918. Large quarto, 52 pages with a pictorial dedication page plus 20 full-page illustrations. Pictorial card covers; spine slightly cracked but stabilized; leading margin of the half-title very slightly silverfish-nibbled; an excellent copy (internally fine). Notes: William Henry Dyson (1880-1938) was commissioned by the Commonwealth in December 1916 'as the first Australian war artist. While living with the Australian soldiers on the Western Front, Lieutenant Dyson was twice wounded but returned to continue producing his compassionate drawings of humanity under fire. A collection of these water-colour wash and crayon drawings, each with Dyson's interpretative text' constitutes this book. By all accounts the winter of 1916-17 was the harshest in the region in decades, and the drawings reflect 'more the misery and the depression of the material conditions of these campaigns than it does any of their exaltations or their cheerfulness.... but it is open to doubt whether we are behaving generously in demanding that the soldier who is saving the world for us should provide us with a fund of light entertainment while doing it' (Artist's Note). Dornbusch 225; Fielding and O'Neill, page 245.

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JONAS: Four volumes of illustrations of the English, British and American armies

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Description: JONAS, Lucien: Armee Anglaise. [Together with] Les Armees Britanniques [and] B.E.F. [and] L'Armee Americaine. [A matching group of four volumes containing illustrations of the English, British and American armies, and the British Expeditionary Force, in France. Paris, Librairie Dorbon-Ainé, 1915 to 1919. Large quarto, four volumes, consisting entirely of full-page plates, with the list of contents printed on the pastedowns. In all cases, the plates are present in both colour and black and white versions; see the footnote for details. Colour pictorial cream canvas in sketch-book style (with a slot for a pencil on the leading edge of the lower board, but lacking the long strap originally attached to the rear cover); the light-coloured material shows trifling signs of handling; essentially a fine group. Notes: These four volumes are from a series of thirteen limited-edition 'Carnets de Croquis de Guerre', but those not present relate mostly to the French forces. Remarkably, the four volumes in this group come from the very limited 'grand luxe' edition, containing an original crayon drawing signed by the artist, and with the plates present in both colour and black and white. Lucien Jonas (1880-1947), 'Peintre militaire attaché au Musée de l'Armée' in Paris, was one of the most prolific and moving of Great War artists. He was mobilized in December 1914, and spent much of the war on the front lines, producing thousands of portraits, landscapes and military scenes in the form of drawings, oil paintings, charcoals and sketches of all types. The four volumes present here are: (A) Armee Anglaise. June 1915 (the first in the series); 300 copies; 55 plates each in two states, with this being number 6 of 20 copies thus with an original crayon drawing ('Dans la Boue' [In the Mud], depicting a British infantryman in full marching order with rifle, bayonet and entrenching tool). (B) Les Armees Britanniques. [1918?] (the seventh in the series); 450 copies; 51 plates each in two states, with this being number 47 of 50 copies thus with an original crayon drawing (a portrait believed to be of 20848 Private Philip, 9th Black Watch). (C) B.E.F. [1918?] (the ninth in the series); 450 copies; 51 plates each in two states, with this being number 27 of 50 copies thus with an original crayon drawing (three Indian Army soldiers). (D) L'Armee Americaine. 1919 (the twelfth in the series); 350 copies; 62 plates each in two states, with this being number 89 of 100 copies thus with an original crayon drawing (an American soldier being awarded a medal by a high-ranking French officer).

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LABOUREUR: 'ANZACS'. A signed original woodcut

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Description: LABOUREUR, Jean-Emile: 'ANZACS'. An original woodcut depicting a small group of Diggers behind the lines. [France, 1918 to 1922?]. Image size 250 x 140 mm (with the initial L incised in the block), signed and numbered (14/45) in pencil in the bottom margin by the artist; in fine condition, recently framed and glazed (visible paper size 277 x 163 mm). Notes: Jean-Émile Laboureur (1877-1943), painter, graphic artist, engraver and illustrator, was mobilized into the British Army as an interpreter in 1914. Many fine examples of his work depicting British troops in the Great War exist from this period, but this is a very unusual example of a wartime French work with an explicit focus on the Anzacs. The recent strong influence of Cubism on his work, out of which he invented a cubist idiom all his own, enables him to graphically capture the informality of the Diggers in the forefront, instantly recognizable in their slouch hats; his pared-down Rising Sun motif is not lost on the initiated, either. A colleague in the background, driving hard a heavily-laden four-in-hand passed a village, completes the busy picture. Sylvain Laboureur 713.

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LABOUREUR: 'Le Gramophone'. A signed original woodcut

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Description: LABOUREUR, Jean-Emile: 'Le Gramophone'. An original woodcut depicting British troops relaxing behind the lines. [France, 1918 to 1921]. Image size 250 x 215 mm (with the initial L incised in the block), signed and numbered (23/45) in pencil in the bottom margin by the artist; in fine condition, recently framed and glazed (visible paper size 283 x 242 mm). Notes: Jean-Émile Laboureur (1877-1943), painter, graphic artist, engraver and illustrator, was mobilized into the British Army as an interpreter in 1914. The recent strong influence of Cubism on his work suits this depiction of British troops behind the lines, enjoying a drink as they crowd around a busy gramophone and a stack of records in their tent. Sylvain Laboureur 712.

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LABOUREUR: Petites Images de la Guerre ...  (120 signed copies; 1917)

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Description: LABOUREUR, Jean-Émile: Petites Images de la Guerre sur le Front Britannique. Neuf Gravures au Burin ... Paris, Vernant, August 1917. Large quarto, [viii] (conjugate blank, half-title, title, blank, with all versos blank), xii (last blank), [36] (9 full-page engravings with conjugate captions, all versos blank), [4] (colophon and conjugate blank, both versos blank) pages. Unbound, uncut and loosely housed in the original two-colour card covers (with the title page details repeated on the front panel); small light crease and tiny surface erasure to the front cover; first and last blank pages a little tanned; an exceptional copy in the original portfolio (marbled papered boards with a printed title label on the front panel, and two ribbon ties) lightly worn at the extremities, with the marbled paper a little chipped along the hinges. Notes: A beautifully-produced limited edition work depicting scenes in 'British' Flanders by Jean-Émile Laboureur (1877-1943), painter, graphic artist, engraver and illustrator. In 1914, he was mobilized into the British Army as an interpreter. This is number 92 of only 120 copies signed by the artist, with each engraving inscribed by him in pencil with the same number. There is also a nine-page introduction by Roger Allard. Loosely inserted is the original prospectus (quarto, 4 pages, both versos blank), which includes a specimen of one of the engravings ('Le Retour aux Trenchees', overprinted in green with the word 'specimen'); apart from being creased where folded in quarters, it is in excellent condition. It states that the engravings were done in Flanders, Artois and Picardy in the course of 1916. The influence of Cubism (to which he was exposed after he settled in Paris in 1912) is most evident in these graphic illustrations.

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Daryl Lindsay's 'Digger' Book (only 30 signed copies, 1919)

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Description: LINDSAY, Daryl: Daryl Lindsay's 'Digger' Book. Melbourne, Sun Art Studios, 1919. Folio, [6] pages plus 14 tipped-in colour plates (versos of the mounts blank) with captioned tissue-guards; the six preliminary pages comprise a statement of limitation, a one-page introduction by C.E.W. Bean, and the list of illustrations (all versos blank). Quarter cloth and papered boards; the front cover is lettered in gilt in ornamental fonts, and has mounted on it a small portrait (a detail from plate 4); slight wear to the extremities, with the front board slightly bowed; flyleaves offset; minimal foxing, confined to the preliminaries; overall an excellent copy. Notes: The first page is a statement of limitation: 'This Edition is limited to 450 copies, and 30 Artist's proofs (not for sale)'. This is one of the latter (the trade edition comes in cord-bound overlapping card covers with the small mounted plate). This copy is denoted an Artist's Proof and signed by Daryl Lindsay, and further inscribed 'To [left blank] With the Artist's Best Wishes'. The recipient's name is entered in another hand. He is presumably 30555 Gunner Harold Hartley Browning, a gunner with the 21st FAB from early November 1916; in June 1917 he transferred to the AFC. In civilian life he was an architect. Unusually, all copies of this book were issued without a title leaf; the four preliminary pages comprise a one-page introduction by C.E.W. Bean and the list of illustrations, with both versos blank. Not in Dornbusch; not in Fielding and O'Neill.

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WALLER: War Sketches on the Somme Front (1918)

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Description: WALLER, Bombadier Mervyn Napier: War Sketches on the Somme Front.... With Notes on the Pictures by the Artist. Melbourne, Edward A. Vidler, 1918. Quarto, 72 pages with a frontispiece portrait photograph of the artist, vignette portraits on the first and last pages, and 29 full-page illustrations. Overlapping pictorial wrappers a little marked, creased and chipped at the extremities; small light tidemark to the top margin of some leaves (confined mainly to the rear); some corner creases, with a tiny chip to the top corner of the title leaf; trifling signs of use and age; a decent copy. Notes: In the centre of the book is an informative eight-page essay by the publisher, Edward Vidler. The first paragraph provides the important context: 'The distinction of holding the first exhibition in Australia of pictures of the real scenes and incidents of an "Aussie" soldier's experiences has fallen to ex-Bombardier Waller, of the 111th Howitzer Battery, 4th Division, Australian Imperial Forces. That he lost his right arm as the result of wounds, and has had to teach himself the difficult art of drawing with his left, adds considerably to the unique interest of the exhibition'. Waller had initially enlisted in the 22nd Battalion, and saw active service with the Howitzer Battery from late 1916; he was badly wounded at Bullecourt. The exhibition opened at the Fine Art Society's Galleries in Melbourne on 8 August 1918. Not in Dornbusch; Fielding and O'Neill, page 256.

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BERRIE: Morale. A Story of Australian Light Horsemen (1949)

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Description: BERRIE, George: Morale. A Story of Australian Light Horsemen. Sydney, Holland & Stephenson, 1949. Octavo, [ii], 252, [2] (blank, colophon) pages. Cloth; a fine copy with the fine dustwrapper. Notes: Although this is a work of fiction, 'a story of the Australian Light Horse campaigns in Gallipoli and Palestine during World War 1' (dustwrapper blurb), the author, Lieutenant George Berrie, embarked with the 2nd Reinforcements, 6th Light Horse Regiment, in August 1915, and rose through the ranks. He also wrote 'Under Furred Hats', the history of the 6th Light Horse Regiment. Dornbusch 378; not in Fielding and O'Neill.

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BLOCKSIDGE: An Anzac Muster (only 100 copies, [1922])

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Description: BLOCKSIDGE, William [later William BAYLEBRIDGE]: An Anzac Muster. London, Privately Printed, [1922]. Octavo, viii, 288 pages. Overlapping stiff card covers bumped at the extremities; occasional light scattered foxing; a very good copy, uncut and partially unopened. Notes: Mounted on the front pastedown is the bookplate of Geoffrey Farmer, librarian, book collector, bibliographer, and editor of 'A Letter to Norah on the Death of an Anzac at Lone Pine' (1993). Printed in 'an edition of only 100 copies ... This volume is a sustained feat of story-telling in prose by one of Australia's major poets. Its theme is the Gallipoli Campaign of 1915. These are soldiers' tales' derived from the author's own experiences (from the 1962 revised edition); the Australian Dictionary of Biography notes that this series of embedded tales by veterans has been called 'a complex epic of Anzac in "Miltonic prose"'. 'They constitute an outstanding production of war fiction in Australia' (E. Morris Miller: ^Australian Literature. From its Beginnings to 1935^). Morris Miller, Volume 1, page 183 (supplying the date); not in Dornbusch; Fielding and O'Neill, page 240.

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COCKS and SOUTER: Songs of the Dardanelles [1915]

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Description: COCKS, Nicholas John and David Henry SOUTER: Songs of the Dardanelles [cover title]. Sydney, W.A. Pepperday and Company, Printers, [1915]. Quarto, [8] pages printed on thin card. Two-colour title-cover bound with patriotic red, white, and blue cord; acidic card stock tanned, with the front cover a little marked and slightly chipped at one corner; a very good copy. Notes: 'Reprinted by permission from "The Scottish Australasian" for the benefit of the Red Cross League.' This very rare item contains five full-page poems by Cocks, an influential Congregational minister, and one by Souter, the well-known artist and journalist. All poems are individually dated (May, June or July 1915). Souter's contribution, 'The Graves at the Dardanelles', contains a correction in indelible pencil to the last line ('Oh! God' has been changed to 'By God').

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GLAZIER: Patriotic Poems [1915]

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Description: GLAZIER, F.H.F. : Patriotic Poems. Albany, Printed by E.S. Wigg & Son, Perth [for the Author?], [1915]. Duodecimo, [8] pages with 3 vignette illustrations. Colour-pictorial wrappers; a fine copy. Notes: A small collection of poems by an Albany fisherman, whose name crops up regularly in the 'Albany Advertiser' (not least, in the In Memoriam notices in January 1917). 'The Kaiser and his Crew' (12 August 1914); 'Landing of the Australians' (8 July 1915); 'I Wonder' (22 August 1915); and 'New Zealand's Unknown Hero' (11 September). Trove locates only the Australian War Memorial copy.

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GORDON: Our Hospital ABC (1916)

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Description: GORDON, Hampden and M.G. TINDALL: Our Hospital ABC [cover title]. Our Hospital Anzac British Canadian. Pictures by Joyce Dennys. Verses by Hampden Gordon & M.G. Tindall. London, John Lane The Bodley Head, [1916]. Quarto, [56] pages in colour, comprising a few preliminaries and a double-page spread for each letter of the alphabet (a humorous verse facing a charming illustration), plus pictorial endpapers (with the inner surfaces of the flyleaves integral to the text). Quarter cloth and colour pictorial papered boards slightly rubbed and bumped at the extremities; light erasure to the front flyleaf; a fine copy. Notes: Wartime nursing staff feature in many of these well-executed and appealing illustrations. A couple in which they do not appear are more than topical: 'C is for Canada / gallant and true / whose sons make the Huns / look decidedly blue', and 'L are the Lads who / by playing the game / have made the word Anzac / a glorious name'. The book went through at least three editions; this would appear to be the first.

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'Jock' of the AIF: The Musings of a Soldier and other Poems (1919)

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Description: 'Jock', of the AIF: The Musings of a Soldier and other Poems. Ballarat, Tulloch and King, Printers and Publishers, 1919. 217 x 105 mm, [28] pages. Overlapping wrappers (repeating the full title page details on the front cover, with the addition of the colour patch of the 58th Battalion); acidic wrappers a little tanned, marked, and creased, with the chipped edges expertly consolidated; scattered foxing; a very good copy of a very rare item. Notes: The sole quatrain on the verso of the title page effectively introduces the collection: 'A soldier had a little hat / He put it down one day / And when he went to pick it up / The badge had gone away'. What one might expect to find is there: 'Dividing the Jam Ration'; 'Chats (Body Lice)'; 'To Him Who Slanders The WAAC'; closer reading however tells a greater story. Interspersed between the nine poems on the first eight pages (and indeed, within the first poem itself) are short biographical prose paragraphs that will almost certainly lead to the identification of the soldier-poet. A farmer before the war, he was deterred from enlisting by the attitude of one returned soldier, but on learning of the death of a jackaroo mate at Gallipoli 'decides to enlist to revenge the death of his chum'. Four months later he embarked on the troopship A70 and was soon appointed Acting Company Quartermaster Sergeant. Then, 'The transport boat was torpedoed on Anzac Day, 25/4/17' (HMAT 'Ballarat' was sunk by a German submarine in the English Channel; all on board survived). 'Picked up by destroyer boats, cold, hungry and fed up he finally reaches port, and talking over things to a chum his thoughts turn to home'. This item is not unrecorded - we have found a solitary reference, a two-line listing in the 'New Books' column in the 'Argus', Friday, 31 October 1919 (page 10) - but it appears to be uncollected, according to Trove.

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Henry LAWSON: My Army, O, My Army! and Other Songs (1915)

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Description: LAWSON, Henry: My Army, O, My Army! and Other Songs. Sydney, Tyrrell's Limited, 1915 [first edition]. Small octavo, 127, [1] (colophon) pages plus a frontispiece portrait plate. Colour pictorial card covers (with artwork by Norman Lindsay) a little sunned and rubbed on the spine; light scattered foxing; an excellent copy. Notes: The Mackaness copy, with his 'Bountiana' bookplate; a loosely inserted receipt and address label indicate the book went from Mackaness's collection to Dr D.H. Gutteridge in WA (possibly a relative of Dr Eric W. Gutteridge, lieutenant-colonel and the medical officer with the 7th Battalion, and co-author of its history). Henry Lawson (1867-1922) suffered 'a ghastly decline' in his creativity from the turn of the century. He 'wrote a great deal despite his often squalid circumstances but his work alternated between desperate revivals of old themes and inspirations and equally desperate and unsuccessful attempts to break new ground. Maudlin sentimentality and melodrama, often incipient even in some earlier work, invaded both his prose and poetry', including this book (Australian Dictionary of Biography). However, this first edition in genuinely scarce, especially in such attractive original condition.

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MANNING: The Middle Parts of Fortune. Somme & Ancre, 1916 [1930]

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Description: [MANNING, Frederic]: The Middle Parts of Fortune. Somme & Ancre, 1916. London, The Piazza Press (Issued to Subscribers by Peter Davies), 1929 [but 1930]. Octavo, two volumes, [viii], 226 and [iv], 227-453 pages. Brown buckram (lettered in gilt on the spines), top edges gilt, others uncut; original maroon ribbon place markers; a very fine set complete with the original plain glassine dustwrappers with plain brown paper flaps (with a short creased tear with minimal loss near the front bottom corner of the second front panel now stabilized), still housed in the original maroon cloth slipcase. Notes: 'This, the only edition of "The Middle Parts of Fortune", is limited to five hundred and twenty numbered copies on handmade paper, for issue to subscribers. An ordinary edition of the same work, but with certain prunings and excisions, will be published through the usual channels, under the title of "Her Privates We". This is number 445.' Frederic Manning (1882-1935), novelist and poet, was born in Sydney; his father was Sir William Patrick Manning, financier and politician. Frederic Manning spent most of his life from 1903 pursuing a literary career in England. In 1915, having failed officer training, he enlisted as a private, being posted to the Somme for much of the following two years. In May 1917 he was commissioned second lieutenant, but ill-health prevented further active service. After the war he spent much of his time in Italy. 'His only hobbies were horse-racing and book-collecting. Friends, including [T.E.] Lawrence and T.S. Eliot, found his conversation "extraordinary for its learning and charm".... His sensitively speculative cast of mind underlies Manning's most enduring work, [this] war novel published anonymously ... It was regarded as one of the outstanding English war novels by Forster, Lawrence (who discerned Manning's authorship), Arnold Bennett, Ernest Hemingway, Peter Davies (his friend and publisher) and Eric Partridge. The novel concerns the life of men in the ranks of an English battalion in France, both in and out of action, and is based largely on Manning's own experiences as a "ranker". It depicts a temporary release from isolation through a heightened form of comradeship and is a kind of acceptance of war, despite its suffering and horrors, as a heightened form of the reality of all human lives' (Australian Dictionary of Biography).

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MANNING: Her Privates We. By Private 19022 (1930)

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Description: [MANNING, Frederic] Private 19022: Her Privates We. By Private 19022. London, Peter Davies, January 1930 [first trade edition]. Octavo, [viii], 453 pages. Coarse white cloth with a striking black (linocut) illustration on the front cover; endpapers lightly offset; a fine copy with the original plain glassine dustwrapper with printed paper flaps (the rear flap now detached). Three lengthy contemporary newspaper review cuttings are loosely inserted. Notes: The book was first issued the same year under the title 'The Middle Parts of Fortune' in an edition limited to five hundred and twenty numbered copies on handmade paper, for issue to subscribers. It referred to this trade edition as having 'certain prunings and excisions'. Frederic Manning (1882-1935), novelist and poet, was born in Sydney; his father was Sir William Patrick Manning, financier and politician. Frederic Manning spent most of his life from 1903 pursuing a literary career in England. In 1915, having failed officer training, he enlisted as a private, being posted to the Somme for much of the following two years. In May 1917 he was commissioned second lieutenant, but ill-health prevented further active service. After the war he spent much of his time in Italy. 'His only hobbies were horse-racing and book-collecting. Friends, including [T.E.] Lawrence and T.S. Eliot, found his conversation "extraordinary for its learning and charm".... His sensitively speculative cast of mind underlies Manning's most enduring work, [this] war novel published anonymously ... It was regarded as one of the outstanding English war novels by Forster, Lawrence (who discerned Manning's authorship), Arnold Bennett, Ernest Hemingway, Peter Davies (his friend and publisher) and Eric Partridge. The novel concerns the life of men in the ranks of an English battalion in France, both in and out of action, and is based largely on Manning's own experiences as a "ranker". It depicts a temporary release from isolation through a heightened form of comradeship and is a kind of acceptance of war, despite its suffering and horrors, as a heightened form of the reality of all human lives' (Australian Dictionary of Biography).

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MATTHEWS: Vintage (only 100 signed copies, 1938)

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Description: MATTHEWS, Harley: Vintage [a poem]. Sydney, P.R. Stephensen, 1938. Imperial octavo, 51 pages. Cloth (with bevelled edges and gilt blocking) a little sunned and slightly bowed; endpapers and adjacent pages foxed, with minimal light scattered foxing elsewhere; an excellent copy (without a dustwrapper, as issued). Notes: The author was a Gallipoli veteran who became a vigneron on his return to New South Wales. This poem in three parts is 'a long narrative beginning with the preliminaries of the Gallipoli campaign ["Two Brothers"]. The second part, "True Patriot", depicts trench life there, dominated by a corporal whose foolish insistence on strict formal discipline leads to his own disappearance. In the third part, "Women Are Not Gentlemen", an enemy sniper, supposed to be a woman, is an invisible factor' (Miller and Macartney). The first part of this work appeared in the Sunnybrook Press publication 'Trio' in 1931 and the whole work was reprinted as 'Vintage at War' in 1940. A copy we have previously handled contained a prospectus for the work, which stated a print-run of only 150, with 50 copies for presentation. However, this copy has a printed statement of limitation to the effect that it 'is limited to one hundred copies for subscription'; this copy is numbered (50) and signed by the author. The front endpaper is signed boldly in pencil by Ronald McCuiag (1908-1993), fellow Australian poet, who has underlined or added emphases to passages on seventeen pages in soft pencil.

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SASSOON: Memoirs of an Infantry Officer (1931, signed limited edition)

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Description: SASSOON, Siegfried: Memoirs of an Infantry Officer. London, Faber and Faber Limited, 1931 (first illustrated edition). Large octavo, 312 pages with numerous head- and tail-pieces plus 15 full-page colour plates and colour pictorial endpapers (all by Barnett Freedman). Original parchment printed with a full-colour design by Freedman, top edge gilt, others uncut (and partially unopened on the leading edges); a very fine copy with the crisp Freedman-illustrated dustwrapper lightly sunned on the spine. The original slipcase is no longer present. Notes: The first illustrated edition of Sassoon's classic closely-autobiographical novel (first published in 1930). The edition, printed on English hand-made paper, was limited to only 320 numbered copies signed by both the author and the illustrator; this is Number 150.

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WALTERS: Shrapnel Green and Other Verses. A Memory of Gallipoli [1931]

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Description: WALTERS, Oscar: Shrapnel Green and Other Verses. [A Memory of Gallipoli (cover sub-title)]. Perth, Trustees of the Perth Branch RSL Amelioration Fund (and printed by The People's Printing and Publishing Company of WA Limited), [1931]. Duodecimo, [ii] (plates), 34 pages. Two-colour gate-fold decorated card covers (with the front panel designed to be narrower than the book) lightly rubbed at the extremities; a fine copy. Notes: 'The author was attached to the WA Section of the Third Field Company Engineers, and the verses herein contained are the outcome of his experiences in France and Gallipoli'. The two plates, by C.H. Percival and Walter Jardine, are reproduced from 'The Bulletin', wherein all of the poems originally appeared. After his war service Walters eventually joined the editorial staff of the Westralian Worker, edited by John Curtin. 'You will find between the covers of Shrapnel Green the spirit, grave and gay, of the AIF. The digger with a talent for elocution will find some wonderful material therein for the entertainment of his cobbers at the next smoko. The book is a splendid "bob's" worth and 75 percent of that amount helps to lift some digger over a stile' (from a review in the Western Mail, 23 April 1931).

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WHEEN: Two Masters (only 150 signed copies, 1929)

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Description: WHEEN, Arthur Wesley: Two Masters. London, Faber and Faber, 1929. Octavo, 32 pages. Orange papered boards lightly bumped at the extremities; spine slightly chipped in three places, and sunned (as are thin strips on front and rear covers); a very good copy (internally, the thick uncut paper is in fine condition). Mounted on the front pastedown are two small monogram labels, and the pictorial bookplate etched by the Suffolk painter Anna Airy for Sir Harry Newton (1875-1951), a British Conservative MP. Notes: Criterion Miscellany Number 1. This is number 104 of only 150 copies in boards numbered and signed by the author. Arthur Wesley Wheen (1897-1971), soldier and librarian, 'was posted as a signaller to the new 54th Battalion at Tel-el-Kebir on 16 February 1916 and crossed to France in June. For repairing cut telephone lines and maintaining communications in the midst of enemy artillery barrages "at great personal risk and self sacrifice", he was awarded the Military Medal and two Bars: at Petillon in July 1916, at Beaulencourt in March 1917 and at Villers-Bretonneux on 25 April 1918'. He rose through the ranks and ended the war a Lieutenant. He was a Rhodes Scholar, and after graduating from Oxford, worked for decades as a librarian at the Victoria and Albert Museum. 'He mixed in literary circles that included (Sir) Herbert Read and T.S. Eliot. His only listed original work is a short story, "Two masters", first published in the London Mercury in November 1924. A highly gifted linguist, he was better known for his translations from the German, most notably that of Erich Maria Remarque's "All Quiet on the Western Front" which has remained a classic in Wheen's version since its appearance in March 1929' (Australian Dictionary of Biography). This brief work, featuring an Australian sergeant working behind the lines on the Western Front, is drawn from his wartime experiences. Not in Dornbusch; not in Fielding and O'Neill.

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WILLIAMSON: The Patriot's Progress … (1930, only 350 signed copies)

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Description: WILLIAMSON, Henry: The Patriot's Progress. Being the Vicissitudes of Pte. John Bullock. Related by Henry Williamson and drawn by William Kermode. London, Geoffrey Bles (and printed by the Euston Press), 1930 (first edition, deluxe issue). Large octavo, [x], 196 pages with 125 linocuts. Quarter parchment and cloth, top edge gilt, others uncut (and partially unopened); flyleaves offset and a little foxed; cloth on the rear cover lightly unevenly sunned; marginal tear to one leaf expertly sealed; an excellent copy. Notes: Number 305 of 350 copies of the large-paper issue of the first edition, signed by both the author and the artist. The genesis of this classic anti-war novel is explained in the author's preface to the 1968 Macdonald edition: 'The idea of "The Patriot's Progress" grew from a suggestion, in 1928, that I should write captions for a set of lino-cuts which illustrated the Great War.... They are done by an Australian soldier who served [as did Williamson] on the Western Front'. William Archer Kermode (1895-1959) was born in Tasmania to a pioneering family, but was living in England when the war broke out. He rose through the ranks in the Royal Engineers and the Tank Corps, and was awarded an MC in the Battle of Amiens. 'In the mid-twenties (thought to be 1925-28) Kermode attended the Grosvenor School of Art run by the well-known wood-engraver Iain MacNab, where another teacher was the outstanding lino-cut artist Claude Flight' (The Henry Williamson Society website).

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WILLIAMSON: The Wet Flanders Plain (1929, revised edition)

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Description: WILLIAMSON, Henry: The Wet Flanders Plain. London, Faber and Faber Limited, 1929 (revised edition)/ 1929 (a limited edition by Beaumont Press). Small octavo, 148 pages. Black cloth; endpapers lightly offset; a fine copy with the unclipped dustwrapper fine but for a tiny tear and light associated creasing to the rear panel near the foot of the spine. Notes: The front panel of the dustwrapper quotes from a contemporary review: 'easily the best anti-war book written in English ... His book recounts the nine days which he spent on "The Wet Flanders Plain" when he revisited France as what he calls "soldat retourne" ... Through his ghostly eyes he sees the waste, the wickedness, the folly, in blessed proportion'.

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ASPINALL-OGLANDER: History of the Great War … Military Operations. Gallipoli

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Description: ASPINALL-OGLANDER, Brigadier-General Cecil Faber: History of the Great War based on Official Documents by Direction of the Historical Section, Committee of Imperial Defence. Military Operations. Gallipoli.... Maps and Sketches compiled by Major A.F. Becke ... Volume 1: Inception of the Campaign to May 1915. Volume 2: May 1915 to the Evacuation. London, William Heinemann, 1929 and 1932. Octavo, two volumes of text, each with a matching volume of 'Maps and Appendices'. Volume 1 [text]: xviii (last blank), 380 pages plus 17 pages of plates and 19 colour sketch maps (one on the front pastedown, several folding). Volume 1 [maps and appendices]: viii (last blank), 77 pages plus 4 large folding colour maps and a diagram in an endpocket. Volume 2 [text]: xvi (last blank), 517 pages plus 18 pages of plates and 34 colour sketch maps (one on the front endpapers, several folding). Volume 2 [maps and appendices]: viii (last blank), 85 pages plus 6 large folding colour maps in an endpocket. Cloth a little sunned on the spines; a few corners lightly bumped; edges lightly foxed; endpapers lightly offset; essentially a fine set. Notes: The complete official British account of the Dardanelles Campaign. The appendices are particularly important, being largely Instructions and Orders covering the Landing (Volume 1) and the operations at Suvla Bay and Cape Helles (Volume 2). They do much to resolve conjecture about the intentions of the military commanders. Not in Dornbusch; Fielding and O'Neill, page 217. [4 items].

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BEAN: The Official History of the Australia in the War (12 volumes)

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Description: BEAN, Charles Edwin Woodrow (and others): Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-18 ^[series cover title of the complete twelve-volume set]^. Sydney, Angus and Robertson, 1935, 1936 (two volumes), 1937, 1938 (four volumes), 1939 (three volumes) and 1942 (one volume); the sixth volume is the first edition of 1942, the others are mixed editions ranging from the third to the eleventh. Octavo, twelve volumes, each approximately 700 pages with numerous maps plus plates. Original maroon cloth; two volumes (4 and 5) are very lightly flecked; five volumes have lightly offset or foxed endpapers; basically this is a very fine matched set in all respects (with the last volume even retaining its original plain paper dustwrapper, with a few short tears expertly sealed). Notes: The background story to this epic work, and the groundbreaking role Charles Bean played in it, are too well-known to be retold here. Suffice to say, this history will continue to stand the test of time. Complete sets, in mixed editions, are not rare (indeed, some volumes were reprinted upwards of fifteen times), but sets in pristine condition such as this one most definitely are. Dornbusch 209 (the complete set), 353 (Volumes 1-2), 294-297 (Volumes 3-6), 391 (Volume 7), 374 (Volume 10), 219 (Volume 11) and 223 (Volume 12); Fielding and O'Neill, page 208 (the complete set); Trigellis-Smith 725-36 (the complete set). Dornbusch often provides useful information about dates of reprints and revised editions. [12 items].

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BUTLER: The Official History of the Australian Army Medical Services in the War

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Description: BUTLER, Colonel Arthur Graham (and others): The Official History of the Australian Army Medical Services in the War of 1914-1918 [series cover title of the complete three-volume set]. Melbourne (Volume 1) and Canberra, Australian War Memorial, 1938 (second edition)/ 1930, 1940 and 1943. Octavo, three volumes, xxvi, 873, [1] (publisher's advertisement for the Bean and Butler sets) pages with 4 diagrams, 10 graphs, 8 maps and a full-page illustration (page 586), plus 4 diagrams, 8 graphs, 16 maps (including 2 double-page maps) and 128 plates; xvi, 1010, [1] (tipped-in publisher's advertisement for the Bean and Butler sets, verso blank) pages with 37 diagrams, 12 graphs, 11 maps and a full-page illustration of 'Conventional Signs' (page 959), plus 2 maps and 91 plates; and xx, 1103 pages plus 35 plates numbered with letters, and 10 diagrams (all strong medical images), and 34 numbered plates (one with 5 small portraits) of more general but relevant interest. Dark blue cloth (uniformly matched in colour); the first volume has lightly foxed endpapers and edges; the leading edge of the third volume is lightly marked; overall an exceptional set in the original mailing boxes with printed labels on the 'spine' (and the last two books are complete with their original plain paper dustwrappers, now a little torn). Notes: The medical companion to the twelve-volume 'Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-1918'; all volumes are scarce (and the third volume must be deemed rare). Arthur Graham Butler (1872-1949) 'was appointed regimental medical officer of the 9th Battalion which sailed for Egypt in September.... Butler was in one of the first boats ashore at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 ... He was the only medical officer to win the Distinguished Service Order at Anzac, where he remained until October ... In 1923, "against his wish, but from a sense of public duty", he agreed to write the official history of the Australian Army Medical Services in the war; the task was to occupy the next twenty years of his life. He gave up his practice' and lived in relative poverty. He wrote all three volumes 'except part of the first.... His literary work displays the qualities that he showed on the battlefield: courage, compassion and meticulousness. He sought to isolate and analyse important problems as a guide to future policy and management. His arguments are trenchant, his scholarship exact and penetrating. His wide-ranging, critical statistical appendices are especially valuable and shocking in their implications. His three volumes are among the most distinguished war history texts of the English-speaking nations' (Australian Dictionary of Biography). Dornbusch 254; Fielding and O'Neill, page 209; Trigellis-Smith 313-315 and 737-739. None of these tackle the pagination, let alone the plate count, and we fully understand why this is so. We thought we had got it right in the Braga Catalogue, but alas no. The above details are a great improvement, but we stand to be corrected (and more power to you!). For the record, the title pages of the three volumes of the history give the following information, for what it's worth: 'With 228 illustrations, maps, and graphs' (Volume 1); 'With 212 illustrations, maps, and graphs' (Volume 2); and 'With 85 illustrations, graphs, and diagrams' (Volume 3). Last, and probably least, we suggest that the only difference between the first and second editions of Volume 1 is that the errata slip on page xi in the former is no longer required, as the eight corrections have been made in the second edition.

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Winston CHURCHILL: The World Crisis (all firsts, with fine provenance)

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Description: CHURCHILL, Winston Spencer: The World Crisis. London, Thornton Butterworth Limited, April 1923 to 1931 (all first editions). Octavo, six volumes, with many diagrams in the text plus a total of 47 maps and charts (39 folding), 14 full-page plates, and errata slips in the first and fourth volumes. Dark blue cloth lettered in gilt on the spines and in blind on the front panels; first two volumes a little foxed on the edges, with minimal light scattered foxing elsewhere; acidic endpapers in the fourth volume tanned; essentially a fine set. Notes: Churchill's seminal account of the Great War, about which his bibliographer Frederick Woods writes: 'The volumes contain some of Churchill's finest writing, weaving the many threads together with majestic ease, describing the massive battles in terms which fitly combine relish of the literary challenge with an awareness of the sombre tragedy of the events' (Woods A31[a]). The first volume is inscribed 'To Col. Carey Evans from Her Excellency. June 26, 1923' (from the Vicereine of India to the physician of her husband, the Viceroy, Lord Reading). Churchill needs no further introduction, but the recipient of this first volume (and presumed original owner of the entire set) certainly deserves one. Sir Thomas John Carey-Evans (1884-1947) served at Anzac through the whole of the Gallipoli campaign in charge of the medical staff looking after Indian troops. From 1916-18 he served in Mesopotamia. He married Olwen, the elder daughter of British Prime Minister, David Lloyd-George, in 1917 and was knighted in 1924. He was mentioned in despatches three times (5 November 1915, 13 July 1916, and 27 August 1918) and was awarded the Military Cross (3 June 1916). In 1921 he was appointed Surgeon to HE the Viceroy of India, Lord Reading. In an (unpublished?) letter to 'The Times' dated 10 October 1927, Carey-Evans defended the performance of the Anzac troops: 'As one who was present at the landing at Anzac on April 25, 1915 and saw practically every phase of the Anzac occupation up to December 18th the day before the final evacuation I feel I have some justification in reporting any slur on the courage and bravery of the Australian and New Zealand troops. What they accomplished on April 25th was almost superhuman. It is only necessary to see Queensland Ridge and the wild country inland to understand the natural obstacles in their way apart from taking into consideration the inherent bravery of the Turkish soldier himself. I have never met men who were so utterly and callously indifferent to danger or to death. After the terrific onslaught by the Turks on the Anzac position in May, and their complete repulse by these troops the Turks never seriously attacked the Australians and New Zealand troops again. They had had their lesson' (from a small personal file on Carey-Evans in the Australian War Memorial).

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DUBAIL and FAYOLLE: La Guerre racontée par nos Généraux (1920)

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Description: DUBAIL, Général and Maréchal FAYOLLE: La Guerre racontée par nos Généraux [The War as told by Our Generals]. Paris, Librairie Schwarz, 1920. Large quarto, three volumes, copiously illustrated throughout, including many plates and maps (some in colour). Full leather with plenty of stylish gilt lettering and decoration, and a large multi-coloured enamelled medallion (70 x 70 mm) of a poilu mounted on each front cover; leather a trifle scuffed, spines a little sunned; acidic paper uniformly tanned; an excellent set of a most handsome production. A leaflet describing the binding, and outing those responsible, is loosely inserted in each volume. Notes: This is an early attempt at a comprehensive account of the war in France, complete with detailed maps and plans, aimed at a popular market (what we now call a coffee-table publication). The two central authors were both senior French Generals. Augustin Yvon Edmond Dubail (1854-1931) was perhaps best known for being given command of the Armée de l'Est in February 1915 as it was committed to Verdun. Marie Émile Fayolle (1852-1928) was made head of the French First Army in 1917, and spent much of the ensuing year in Italy shoring up the front after the disaster at Caporetto. He returned for the victorious second battle of the Marne, and occupied Mayence. He was made maréchal de France in 1921. [3 items].

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EDMONDS: History of the Great War… Military Operations. France and Belgium

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Description: EDMONDS, Brigadier-General Sir James Edward [and others]: History of the Great War based on Official Documents ... Military Operations. France and Belgium. London, Macmillan and Company, 1922 to 1940. Octavo, 22 volumes, comprising 2 text volumes and 2 portfolios of maps (1914); 2 text volumes and 2 portfolios of maps (1915); 2 text volumes, 2 appendix volumes and 1 portfolio of maps (1916); 1 text volume (of 3), 1 appendix volume and 1 portfolio of maps (1917); and 3 text volumes (of 5), 1 appendix volume and 2 portfolios of maps (1918). Red cloth, uniformly bright, with the spines only lightly faded; trifling signs of use and age; essentially a fine set. Notes: An almost complete run of this standard work in handsome original condition, lacking only four text volumes which did not appear until 1947-1948 (two volumes describing the second half of 1917, and the two final volumes for 1918). The main author of the series, Brigadier-General Sir James Edward Edmonds (1861-1956) 'has had the most profound impact on the historiography and popular image of the First World War through his sometimes controversial work as the Official Historian of British Military Operations' (online promotional material for 'The Memoirs of Sir James Edmonds', published in 2013). The maps were compiled by Major A.F Becke; as the preface makes clear, the smaller maps printed in the text volumes were meant to be completely sufficient for the general reader, and the portfolios of larger maps were available separately 'for the use of students of war'. Fielding and O'Neill, pages 215-7. [22 items].

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FALLS: History of the Great War ... Military Operations. Macedonia

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Description: FALLS, Captain Cyril: History of the Great War based on Official Documents ... Military Operations. Macedonia.... Maps compiled by Major A.F. Becke. London, HMSO, 1933 and 1935. Octavo, two volumes of text, well-illustrated with maps and plates (some folding), together with the two uniformly-bound companion volumes of maps. Cloth a little sunned on the spines; essentially a fine set. Notes: An important history of the lesser-known campaign in the Balkans. Cyril Bentham Falls (1888-1971) was Professor of Military History at the University of Oxford from 1946 to 1954. In his preface to the first volume he writes: 'On first examining the material, it appeared to the compiler that his method here would have to be the converse of that employed in the history of the Palestine campaign on which he had previously been engaged. There it was considered necessary to make only incidental allusion to politics; here it has seemed desirable to set the military history in a political framework and to trace all events from their political sources'. Fielding and O'Neill, page 217. [4 items].

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MacMUNN: History of the Great War … Military Operations. Egypt & Palestine

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Description: MacMUNN, Lieutenant-General Sir George and Captain Cyril FALLS: History of the Great War based on Official Documents ... Military Operations. Egypt & Palestine ... Maps compiled by Major A.F. Becke. London, HMSO, 1928 to 1930. Octavo, three volumes of text, well-illustrated with maps and plates (some folding), together with the two uniformly-bound companion volumes of maps. Cloth; name-stamp on the flyleaf of the first volume, and a different ownership signature in pencil in the second one; essentially a fine set of text volumes with the slightly chipped dustwrappers (and rare thus). The first volume of maps is slightly marked on the spine and top edge, with a short sealed tear on the rear panel; the spine of the second volume of maps is sunned and slightly marked; the contents of both are in fine condition. Notes: The preface commences with 'This history is designed to provide an authoritative account of British military operations during the war in Egypt, Palestine and Syria, and of certain minor operations more or less connected with them: the Arab Revolt against the Turks in the Hejaz, the expedition against Darfur, and the Turkish attack on Aden'. The two authors jointly prepared the first volume; Cyril Falls was the sole author of the other two. Sir George MacMunn (1869-1952) was a career soldier, a veteran of India, Burma and South Africa (and mentioned in dispatches twelve times). He served as British Quartermaster-General of the Dardanelles and later continued in the Middle East. Cyril Bentham Falls (1888-1971) went on to become Professor of Military History at the University of Oxford from 1946 to 1954. Fielding and O'Neill, page 215. [5 items].

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MONTGOMERY: The Story of the Fourth Army in the Battles of the Hundred Days

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Description: MONTGOMERY [-MASSINGBERD], Major-General Sir Archibald Armar: The Story of the Fourth Army in the Battles of the Hundred Days, August 8th to November 11th, 1918. London, Hodder and Stoughton, [1919]. Large quarto, xxiv (last blank), 370, [1] (colophon) pages plus a folding map, 3 diagrams (one folding) and 105 plates (including 12 large folding panoramas) from sketches and photographs. Gilt-decorated pictorial cloth; edges lightly foxed; a fine copy, complete with the matching case of maps, containing a further 5 folding panoramas and 19 large folding colour maps. All contents and the case are in fine condition (apart from light sunning to the spine). Notes: An impressive production showcasing the Fourth Army, British Expeditionary Force, in the Hundred Days Offensive. This was a rapid series of Allied victories starting with the Battle of Amiens, and culminating in the Armistice. The AIF, together with the Canadian army, formed the spearhead of the Fourth Army in the great offensive that began on August 8. The role played by the AIF is a central feature of Montgomery's account. Australian forces played a prominent role at Amiens, Mont St Quentin, St Quentin Canal and Montbrehain, and they are an integral part of the story. Not least, they are over-represented in Appendix E, 'VC Stories (Given in the words of the original recommendations)', being awarded twenty of the fifty VCs listed. [2 items].

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FOSTER: Operations of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force in Palestine (1924)

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Description: FOSTER, Brevet-Colonel William James: Operations of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force in Palestine from 28th October, 1917, to 31st December, 1917. Together with a Précis of Events prior to the 3rd Battle of Gaza. Melbourne, Army Headquarters, July 1924. Octavo, viii, 206 pages plus 2 plates, 11 full-page colour maps, and an amendment slip tipped in on page iv (but lacking the large general folding map from the endpocket: 'Northern Sinai and Palestine with inset "Defences around Gaza"'). Card covers (later rebacked neatly with cloth) a little worn and creased; mild signs of use and age; a very good copy with contemporary ownership details on an initial blank (Renfew [sic], Broken Hill). Notes: The fall of Beersheba is featured prominently (pages 56-72 plus 2 maps). Dornbusch 389; Fielding and O'Neill, page 204; Trigellis-Smith 260.

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LIMAN von SANDERS: Five Years in Turkey (1927)

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Description: LIMAN von SANDERS, Generalleutnant Otto Viktor Karl: Five Years in Turkey. Annapolis, United States Naval Institute, 1927 (first edition in English)/ 1920. Octavo, x, 326 pages with 17 maps plus 4 plates and 3 two-colour folding maps in an endpocket. Cloth very lightly bumped and flecked; acidic endpocket tanned; rear flyleaf a little foxed, with minimal light scattered foxing elsewhere; essentially a fine copy. Notes: Translated by Colonel Carl Reichmann from the German (the August Scherl edition, Berlin, 1920). Liman von Sanders was head of the German military mission to the Ottoman Empire, and commander of Turkish forces during the Dardanelles campaign and later in Sinai and Palestine. The book 'throws light on the miserable condition of the Turkish lines of communication. It reveals the character of the Turkish officers and men, and while it points out their defects, it emphasizes their endurance and heroism. It frankly discloses the errors of officers in high places in Constantinople, and as bravely discloses the mistakes of the author himself. [He] prepared the notes for this book in Malta immediately after the Armistice, and ... has not failed to record his appreciation of his opponents in this great struggle' (introduction).

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MACPHERSON: Medical Services General History. Volume IV (1924)

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Description: MACPHERSON, Major-General Sir William Grant and Major T.J. MITCHELL: Medical Services General History. Volume IV: Medical Services during the Operations on the Gallipoli Peninsula; in Macedonia; in Mesopotamia and North West Persia; in East Africa; in the Aden Protectorate, and in North Russia. Ambulance Transport during the War. London, HMSO, 1924. Octavo, xvi, 711 pages with 93 in-text line illustrations of ambulance transport, 178 in-text illustrations (from photographs) and 39 maps plus 8 illustrations of ambulance transport, 3 folding charts, 3 folding diagrams, and 13 maps (7 folding). Green sand-grain cloth; spine a little sunned; flyleaves offset; tiny sealed tear to the bottom margin of one leaf; an excellent copy. Notes: One of the 'History of the Great War based on Official Documents' series; it is complete in itself as regards Gallipoli and the Middle East. The print run of only 1500 copies ensures this major contribution to the subject will be perennially scarce. Not in Dornbusch; Fielding and O'Neill, page 215 (poorly described).

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New Guinea: Report by the [Defence] Minister … on the Military Occupation (1922)

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Description: [New Guinea] Report by the Minister of State for Defence on the Military Occupation of the German New Guinea Possessions. Melbourne, Government Printer, 1922. Foolscap folio, 24 pages plus a very large folding colour map of Eastern New Guinea (935 x 1100 mm). Stapled as issued; a fine copy. Notes: Commonwealth Parliamentary Paper Number 6 (F 9187) of 1922; one of 827 copies printed. Fielding and O'Neill, page 207; Trigellis-Smith 340 ('The official report on the raising and subsequent activities of the Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force. Roll of Honour, list of wounded').

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PRESTON: Desert Mounted Corps (with Gen Edward Hutton's extensive annotations)

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Description: PRESTON, Lieutenant-Colonel The Honorable Richard Martin Peter: The Desert Mounted Corps. An Account of Cavalry Operations in Palestine and Syria, 1917-1918. London, Constable and Company, 1921. Octavo, xxiv, 356, 20 (publisher's catalogue, dated Spring 1921) pages with 8 full-page maps plus 33 plates and 4 folding maps (3 in colour). Later buckram with contrasting leather title-labels on the spine; trifling surface blemishes to the front endpaper where labels have been removed; occasional signs of use (but read on!); uncoloured map neatly detached; a very good copy. Notes: A worthy book in its own right: the five-page introduction by Lieutenant-General Sir Harry Chauvel, late Commander of the Desert Mounted Corps, sets the tone. However, this copy is uniquely important: it comes from the personal library of General Sir Edward Hutton, and it contains numerous annotations in pencil in his hand (comprising some 480 words spread over 70 pages). The original front flyleaf, now detached and loosely inserted, carries his ownership details ('General Sir Edward Hutton. July 1921'), originally in pencil, later in pen, but both versions are clearly legible. Sir Edward Thomas Henry Hutton (1848-1923), in few words, was a 'British regular soldier and first organizer of the Australian Army'. The Australian Dictionary of Biography continues: 'In 1879-85 he saw much active service in Africa, in the Zulu War (1879), the first South African War (1881), the occupation of Egypt including the battle of Tel-el-Kebir (1882) and the Nile Expedition (1884-85). During this period he became deeply interested in the training and employment of mounted infantry with which he thrice served on operations. At Aldershot, England, he raised and commanded mounted infantry units in 1888-92, becoming recognized as one of the leading proponents of this form of mobility'. He was commandant of the New South Wales Military Forces from 1893 to 1896. He returned to England a convinced Imperialist, and quickly began to propagate his ideas on Australian defence. In a widely-reported address, the concept of the Australian soon to be popularized by C.E.W. Bean was already discernible: 'The Australian is a born horseman. With his long, lean muscular thighs he is more at home on a horse than on his feet, and is never seen to a greater advantage than when mounted and riding across bush or a difficult country. Fine horsemen, hardy, self-reliant, and excellent marksmen, they are the beau ideal of Mounted Riflemen. Accustomed to shift for themselves in the Australian bush, and under the most trying conditions of heat and cold, they would thrive where soldiers unaccustomed to bush life would die.... In 1901 the first Australian government appointed Hutton to command and organize its land forces'. Loosely inserted in an endpocket of this copy is a contemporary review of the book extracted from the journal 'United Empire', and an autograph letter signed by the author (large octavo, 2 pages on Woburn Hill, Addlestone letterhead, addressed 'Dear General'). In the letter, dated 26 November 1921, Preston thanks Hutton for his kind words in praise of the book: 'Such praise from you is particularly valuable to me, coming, as it does, from the pioneer and founder of that splendid body of Australian Light Horse with which I had the great privilege to serve. I was very interested in your account of your long talk with General Allenby, and I fully agree with what you write as to the mischievous manner in which he was misquoted or his praises suppressed by a certain section of the Australian Press. I remember his saying, on one occasion, that the Australian soldiers had no superiors in the world as offensive fighters, but I do not think this opinion was ever recorded in the Australian Press.... but I think that those who fought under him in Palestine and Syria are sufficiently numerous and influential to put a stop in time to the work of the Sinn Fein element of the Australian Press'. Hutton's letter to Preston was clearly based on a very close reading of the book, with annotating pencil in hand. For every comment along the lines of 'A splendid initiative worthy of the best cavalry traditions' and 'A splendid incident most graphically told', there are personal observations such as this one regarding the famous charge of the 4th Light Horse Brigade at Beersheba on 31 October 1917 (pages 30 and 31). 'Field Marshal Viscount Allenby told me himself 4th Oct 1921 that this was one of the most gallant and daring episodes of the war. A fight typical of Australian valor. He told me that he decorated [General William] Grant with the DSO on the field of battle' - and for good measure, Hutton has signed this statement. Inscriptions in another hand on the detached original flyleaf indicate that the book was subsequently in the library of General Sir Edwin Alderson (1859-1927, at one stage during the war in charge of the Canadian Expeditionary Force until he was sidelined); in 1934 it was presented by his widow to the Royal United Services Library. Chauvel's introduction states that the Desert Mounted Corps was composed of many Australians and New Zealanders (as well as 'British Yeomanry, and Territorial Horse Artillery and Indian Cavalry, with French Cavalry added for the last operations'), so it is surprising that the book is not in Dornbusch, nor in Fielding and O'Neill. Trigellis-Smith 262.

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Report of the Royal Australian Naval College for 1915 (1916)

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Description: Report of the Royal Australian Naval College for 1915; together with an Abstract Report for the Year 1914. Melbourne, Government Printer, 1916. Foolscap folio, 38 pages plus 29 plates (on seven pages) and 3 maps (2 folding). Stapled as issued; small chip to the front leaf near one staple; a fine copy. Notes: Commonwealth Parliamentary Paper Number 308 of 1914-15-16; one of 950 copies printed. Not in Fielding and O'Neill.

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Description: Treaty of Peace between the Allied and Associated Powers and Austria ... Signed at Saint-Germain-en-Laye, 10th September, 1919. Melbourne, Government Printer, 1919. Foolscap folio, iv, 66, [2] (blank) pages plus a large folding map ('Autriche'). Stapled as issued; minor conservation to the leading margin of the first leaf and the blank last leaf; an excellent copy. Notes: Commonwealth Parliamentary Paper Number 4 of 1920; only 840 copies printed.

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Description: Treaty of Peace between the Allied and Associated Powers and Germany. Signed at Versailles, 28th June, 1919. Melbourne, Government Printer, 1919. Foolscap folio, [vi], 95, [3] (blank) pages plus 4 large folding maps ('Boundaries of Germany'; 'Territory of Saar Basin'; 'Danzig'; and 'Schleswig'). Stapled as issued; short repaired tear to the stub of the first map; a fine copy. Notes: Commonwealth Parliamentary Paper Number 165 of 1917-18-19; only 1200 copies printed.

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[1st Battalion] STACY: The History of the First Battalion AIF [1931]

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Description: [1st Battalion] STACY, Lieutenant-Colonel Bertie Vandeleur, Lieutenant-Colonel Frederick James KINDON and Lieutenant Herbert Victor CHEDGEY: The History of the First Battalion AIF, 1914-1919. [Sydney, printed by James J. Lee for the 1st Battalion AIF History Committee, 1931]. Octavo, 152 pages plus 16 pages of plates and a large folding map tipped in on the rear flyleaf. Quarter (renewed) cloth and original two-colour decorated papered boards (with the battalion colour patch printed on the front cover); hinges (both inner and outer) a little tender; covers a little marked and scuffed, with slight surface loss at the papered edges; scattered foxing throughout (heavier near the plates); short tears to the map expertly sealed; overall a very good copy of a rare unit history, now housed in a custom-made clamshell box. Notes: Dornbusch 337; Fielding and O'Neill, page 225; Trigellis-Smith 200.

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[2nd Battalion] CAVILL: Imperishable ANZACS (leather-bound copy de luxe)

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Description: [2nd Battalion] CAVILL, Harold Walter: Imperishable ANZACS. A Story of Australia's Famous First Brigade. From the Diary of Pte. H.W. Cavill, No. 27, 2nd Battalion, First Inf. Brigade. Sydney, William Brooks, 1916. Quarto, 94, [95-112] pages with '67 illustrations' (including portraits and 2 full-page tinted illustrations) plus a colour plate by Ben Jordan. A small slip printed in red advertising 'The Ideal Gift. A leather bound COPY DE LUXE ...' is bound in at the rear. (Other artists include D.H. Souter, Harry Julius, George Taylor and Oliver Brock). Original gilt-pictorial overlapping blue suede bound over the original flush-cut card covers with the title in green and a cropped version of the colour plate mounted on the front cover; leather slightly sunned and rubbed, with a tiny surface hole to the rear leading edge; minimal light scattered foxing; a fine copy. Notes: The rare, and very attractive, deluxe edition. Dornbusch 355; Fielding and O'Neill, page 242; Trigellis-Smith 190.

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[2nd Battalion] TAYLOR: Nulli Secundus. A History of the Second Battalion (1942)

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Description: [2nd Battalion] TAYLOR, Frederick William and Timothy Arthur CUSACK: Nulli Secundus. A History of the Second Battalion AIF, 1914-1919. Sydney, printed by New Century Press, 1942. Octavo, 354, [3] (honours list), [1] (colophon) pages with a diagram plus 57 plates; there are no flyleaves, but this is standard issue with this publication. Cloth lightly scuffed and marked, unevenly sunned, and a little rubbed and bumped at the extremities; spine sunned, with minimal wear near the ends and the gilt lettering now barely legible; edges foxed; front inner hinge lightly consolidated; overall, a very good copy. Notes: Both authors were members of the battalion: Lieutenant Frederick Taylor was in the 14th Reinforcements, Private Timothy Cusack in the 19th Reinforcements. Dornbusch 339; Fielding and O'Neill, page 225; Trigellis-Smith 201.

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[3rd Battalion] WREN: Randwick to Hargicourt. History of the 3rd Battalion, AIF (1935)

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Description: [3rd Battalion] WREN, Captain Eric: Randwick to Hargicourt. History of the 3rd Battalion, AIF. Sydney, Ronald G. McDonald, 1935. Octavo, xxxii, 400 (last blank), [2] (notes on some of the plates, with the colophon on the verso) pages with 12 maps plus 49 pages of plates and endpaper maps (a bird's-eye view of Gallipoli). Cloth a little rubbed and scuffed, with a small discoloured patch to the front cover near the head of the spine; flyleaves foxed and offset, with light scattered foxing elsewhere; a very good copy. Notes: The author was an original member of the battalion; he 'lost his right arm as the result of injuries received at the battle of Pozieres ... [and was awarded] the French Croix-de-Guerre' (from the 'Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer', 17 October 1916). Dornbusch 345; Fielding and O'Neill, page 255; Trigellis-Smith 202.

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[5th Battalion] KEOWN: Forward with the Fifth (1921)

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Description: [5th Battalion] KEOWN, Albert William: Forward with the Fifth. The Story of Five Years' War Service. Fifth Inf. Battalion, AIF. Melbourne, Specialty Press (Published by Authority of 5th Battalion ... Regimental Association), 1921. Octavo, 326, [2] (blank, colophon) pages plus 24 plates. Pictorial cloth moderately flecked on the rear cover (less so on the front); flyleaves tanned, with a short contemporary inscription partially erased from the front one; edges lightly foxed; an excellent copy. Notes: The author was 'Late 571 Pte. 5th Batt'. Dornbusch 319; Fielding and O'Neill, page 225; Trigellis-Smith 205.

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[7th Battalion] DEAN: The Seventh Battalion AIF. Résumé of Activities (1933)

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Description: [7th Battalion] DEAN, Arthur and Eric Wilkins GUTTERIDGE: The Seventh Battalion AIF. Résumé of Activities of the Seventh Battalion in the Great War, 1914-1918. Melbourne, printed by W. & K. Purbrick Pty Ltd, 1933. Octavo, 191 pages with 7 maps plus 3 portraits. Crocodile-patterned cloth lightly rubbed; endpapers tanned; leading edge lightly foxed; an excellent copy. Notes: With the armorial-themed bookplate of Ernest J. Martin (RAF, Clifton College, RUSI ...). Both authors were members of the battalion; Eric Gutteridge was a lieutenant-colonel and the medical officer, Arthur Dean was a lieutenant. Dornbusch 307; Fielding and O'Neill, page 225; Trigellis-Smith 207.

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[9th Battalion] HARVEY: From ANZAC to the Hindenburg Line (1941)

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Description: [9th Battalion] HARVEY, Norman Kinamond: From ANZAC to the Hindenburg Line. The History of the 9th Battalion AIF. Brisbane, 9th Battalion AIF Association (printed by William Brooks and Co.), 1941. Octavo, [xvi], 300 pages with 27 maps plus 51 plates and 2 folding maps. Cloth (with the battalion colour patch printed on the front cover); an exceptional copy. Notes: Queensland's first infantry contribution to the war. The foreword states that part of the battalion 'was, by a few minutes, the first to land' at Gallipoli. In early 1916, the 49th Battalion was raised, with approximately half of its recruits being these Gallipoli veterans. Dornbusch 315; Fielding and O'Neill, page 226; Trigellis-Smith 209.

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[9th Battalion] WRENCH: Campaigning with The Fighting 9th (signed and limited)

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Description: [9th Battalion] WRENCH, Clarence Meredith: Campaigning with The Fighting 9th. (In and Out of the Line with the 9BN AIF), 1914-1919. Brisbane, Boolarong Publications for the 9th Battalion Association, 1985. Large octavo, xxvi, 598 pages with several maps (including 2 double-page) and numerous illustrations (from photographs). Full leather; trifling surface abrasion to the front top corner; an excellent copy. Notes: Number 76 of only 118 copies of the rare deluxe limited edition, with a bookplate numbered and signed by the author mounted on the front flyleaf. This copy has the name 'Herbert C. Rose' printed in gilt on the front cover; although it is in a different font to the rest of the cover printing, it may be a feature of the deluxe edition. A trade edition, in papered boards with a dustwrapper, was also issued. 'Clarrie Wrench is now in his 88th year. He served in the ranks and as a Lieutenant with the 9th Battalion in the First World War' (blurb from the dustwrapper of the trade edition). He was 'awarded the Military Cross on the 19th July 1918 at Meteren, in one of the Battalion's most brilliant and unrehearsed operations'; this history is a 'comprehensive sequel' to Harvey's 1941 publication (the foreword). Not surprisingly, this is the last First World War battalion history to have been written by a former member. Loosely inserted are two related pamphlets: 'Recollections of the 1914-1918 War', by 5359 G.V. Evans MM of the 9th Battalion (octavo, [viii], 47 pages with illustrations plus printed wrappers); and a copy of 'The Fighting Ninth' (Number 13, December 1960), the official journal of the 9th Battalion AIF Association (octavo, 31 pages with illustrations plus the wrappers; loosely inserted is a 'Freedom of the City' certificate). The latter pamphlet has the bookplate of Hal Richardson (1916-2001, journalist and author, and a prisoner of war in Sumatra with the 8th Division). Trigellis-Smith 210. [3 items].

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[10th Battalion] LIMB: History of the 10th Battalion AIF (1919)

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Description: [10th Battalion] [LIMB, Lieutenant Arthur]: History of the 10th Battalion AIF [1914-1918. Egypt, Gallipoli, France, Belgium (cover sub-title)]. London, Cassell, 1919. Octavo, 101 pages with 44 illustrations (after photographs) plus 4 maps (3 folding). Original flush-cut pictorial papered boards printed in black, gilt and the battalion's colours; a few trifling bumps and scuffs to the front cover; an exceptional copy. Notes: The first edition of this anonymously published book is fiendishly rare in our experience. This is only the fourth copy we have had in over forty years as booksellers in Adelaide, and the 10th is a local battalion. Arthur Limb (1893-1920) was a member of the battalion; he rose through the ranks, and was mentioned in dispatches three times. Although he survived the war, he contracted pneumonia on the return journey to Australia, leading eventually to his death in May 1920. His obituary in his hometown newspaper, the 'Gawler Bunyip' (Friday 28 May 1920), records that 'At the close of the war he was chosen by the Officer in Command to gather material from military sources, and proceed to Oxford to write up the history of the 10th Battalion. The book has been published'; a photocopy of most of the obituary is loosely inserted. Dornbusch 325; Fielding and O'Neill, page 226 (incorrectly calling the author 'Lumb'); Trigellis-Smith 212.

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[10th Battalion] LOCK: The Fighting 10th (1936)

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Description: [10th Battalion] LOCK, Cecil Bert Lovell: The Fighting 10th. A South Australian Centenary Souvenir of the 10th Battalion, AIF, 1914-19. Adelaide, Webb and Son, 1936. Octavo, [x], 320 pages. Red papered boards lettered in black; a fine copy. Notes: The author was 'Late No. 624, Private Original 10th Battalion'. Dornbusch 322; Fielding and O'Neill, page 226; Trigellis-Smith 211 (none of them noting that the first impression binding is lettered in gilt, the second in black).

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[11th Battalion] BELFORD: 'Legs-Eleven' (1940; with the dustwrapper)

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Description: [11th Battalion] BELFORD, Captain Walter Cheyne: 'Legs-Eleven'. Being the Story of the 11th Battalion (AIF) in the Great War of 1914-1918. Perth, Imperial Printing Company, 1940. Octavo, xii (first and last blank), 667 pages with 6 maps and 68 illustrations. The first leaf is in fact the front flyleaf, with the half-title printed on the verso. Cloth; endpapers offset; an exceptional copy with the very rare dustwrapper (slightly creased around the edges, and sunned and a little marked on the spine). Notes: The author was appointed to the battalion in September 1915, with the rank of second lieutenant. Dornbusch 299; Fielding and O'Neill, page 226; Trigellis-Smith 213.

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[12th Battalion] NEWTON: The Story of the Twelfth (1925; with the dustwrapper)

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Description: [12th Battalion] NEWTON, Leslie Morriss: The Story of the Twelfth. A Record of the 12th Battalion AIF during the Great War of 1914-1918. Hobart, Walch and Sons (for the 12th Battalion Association), 1925. Small octavo, xii, 508 pages with vignette illustrations plus 12 folding maps and 21 plates. Contrasting quarter cloth; minimal light foxing; an exceptional copy with the colour pictorial dustwrapper (with a few trifling blemishes to the spine and rear panel), now protected in a custom-made clamshell box. Notes: It would be difficult to imagine, let alone find, a copy the equal of this one; indeed, in our experience, it has been difficult to find a copy in even very good condition, to say nothing of the cracking dustwrapper. The artist is credited in the preface: Corporal H.G. Kelly. The author was an original member and 'Late Lieutenant and Adjutant' of the battalion (half of which was recruited in Tasmania, with the balance from SA and WA). Dornbusch 333; Fielding and O'Neill, page 226; Trigellis-Smith 214.

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