Octavo; papered boards; head and foot of the spine very slightly bumped; a little light sunning to the edges; a very good copy with the dustwrapper slightly rubbed, bumped and torn with very slight loss.
Stories from World War I, World War II (Europe and the Pacific), Korea and Vietnam.
Octavo; papered boards; four small light tape marks to the covers; very small library stamp to the top edge; three tiny light tape marks to the pastedowns; cancelled library stamp on the verso on the publication page; ex-library but an excellent copy... Read complete entry
Octavo, xvi, 215 pages with an illustration on the title page.
Quarter parchment and plain papered boards (with the original paper title-label on the spine), top edge gilt, others uncut; corners heavily worn; spine a little sunned and rubbed, and lightly worn at the head; a very good copy (internally fine). The... Read complete entry
'This edition on handmade paper is limited to 200 copies'.
Cloth; extremities very slightly bumped; an excellent copy with the dustwrapper slightly rubbed, creased and torn with very slight loss.
Presentation copy. Warmly inscribed, dated (24 January 1994) and signed to none other than the renowned author of 'No Moon Tonight', Don Charlwood; and with Charlwood's ownership details and signature.
Octavo, vi, 214 pages plus endpaper illustrations (a map across the front endpaper; three portraits of Anna Kosloff and members of her family, and an identity document in Chinese, reproduced from photographs, on the rear endpaper).
Papered boards lightly marked on the front cover; previous owner's embossed blind-stamp on the front flyleaf, half-title and title leaf; an excellent copy with the lightly creased dustwrapper.
A 'remarkable story of a courageous woman, who, with her young family, fled persecution in Bolshevik Russia and traveled [sic] without a country and without a home, for thousands of miles and for over twenty years' (the devil's in the detail).
Canberra, Australian National University Press, 1966.
Octavo, xxx, 286 pages with 11 illustrations plus 13 plates.
Cloth; top edge a little foxed; list of plates leaf is a cancel and thus its leading edge very slightly protrudes - a production flaw; an excellent copy with the slightly sunned and browned dustwrapper with a few slight surface nibbles.
A presentation copy signed by K.W. Hoffman and Sir Thomas Charles Eastick, who commanded Kuching Force, which supervised the Japanese surrender of Sarawak and handled the liberation and repatriation of Allied POW's. He was military governor of Sarawak until January 1946, when Sarawak reverted to civilian rule. Sir Thomas was made a Companion of the Star of Sarawak by the last White Rajah of Sarawak, Charles Vyner Brooke.
Laminated colour pictorial card covers with flaps; a fine copy.
'This book deals with the origins and development of the Australian Army Dental Service from 1914 to the beginning of World War Two in 1939' (from the publisher's blurb). Not stated as such, but one only four hundred copies printed. Signed by the author on the title page.
East London [Cape Colony], East London Daily Dispatch, 1899.
A newsprint broadside (215 x 335 mm); acidic paper uniformly tanned and creased where folded, but in excellent condition, and of the utmost rarity.
The broadside is almost entirely given over to four articles (printed in three columns) dealing with the very beginning of what turned into the disastrous siege of Ladysmith. In spite of the upbeat headline (that article was based on reports from 'a reliable native' and 'further confirmed by a cyclist'), the news is not good. The report was false, for the British Army was in full retreat. Matters grew worse; in December, three major disasters in what came to be known as Black Week could not be denied. This was the worst run of defeats suffered by the British army since the Napoleonic wars. Provenance: from the estate of May Charlotte Pollard (1868-1970), one of the many children of James Pollard, founder in Tasmania of the Lilliputian Opera Company, which toured Australia and overseas, including South Africa. May Pollard maintained that she had escaped from Ladysmith on the last train before the siege commenced on 2 November 1899.
Octavo; plastic comb-bound pictorial card covers a trifle rubbed; a fine copy.
'...some anecdotes about my life, especially of my wartime service as a Japanese translator, which may be of interest to my family and a circle of friends...'. Not specified, but clearly a limited number of copies were printed.
Octavo; cloth slightly marked, bumped and rubbed; endpapers offset; a very good copy with the dustwrapper slightly sunned, marked, chipped and torn with slight loss and strengthened by tape at the extremities.
New York, Garden City Publishing Company (but issued by George J. Hicks and Company, Melbourne), [circa 1927], (with 'Second Australasian Edition' printed on the rear panel of the dustwrapper).
Octavo, xii, [iv], 335 pages plus a frontispiece portrait, a folding map (with routes printed in red) and pictorial endpapers.
Pictorial tan cloth printed in brown; covers lightly bumped at the extremities, with two tiny holes in the cloth near the front bottom corner; a very good copy with the pictorial dustwrapper a little foxed and chipped with a few short edge tears.
An early American reprint, with the publisher's 'The Star Series' logo on the title page. The dustwrapper is the only thing distinguishing it as an Australasian issue, with 'George J. Hicks & Co.' at the foot of the front panel, 'Hicks' at the foot of the spine, and 'Second Australasian Edition 7/6 Net' and the 'Australasian Publishers' (with full details) at the foot of the rear panel.
Staplehurst, Spellmount, 1981 and 1986 [first US editions].
Octavo; papered boards slightly bumped and rubbed; an excellent set with the dustwrappers very slightly rubbed.
Founder of the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst and the Army Staff College, 'an achievement that would have greatly surprised his headmaster who once referred to him as 'the greatest dunce I ever met.' With the bookplate of Grattan Wheaton [OAM], and his inscribed date of purchase. The Spellmount Library of Military History.
Octavo, xvi, 425 pages plus 19 plates (one folding) and 20 maps (many folding).
Buckram with the regimental crest in gilt on the front cover, top edge gilt; spine heavily sunned (with a tiny puncture near the foot); covers a little marked, with the rear one unevenly sunned; a very good copy.
Number 175 of only 200 copies of the deluxe edition, signed by Colonel G.C.K. Clowes DSO (of the regiment).
Perth, History Committee of the 16th Battalion Association, 1929.
Octavo, x (last blank), 274 pages with 5 maps and 42 illustrations (many from photographs) plus 5 plates (including 3 folding panoramas).
Buckram a little mottled (the spine sunned and a little marked), with a short tear near the centre of the front hinge expertly sealed; inconspicuous small light tidemark to the top corner tips of both covers and the last fifteen leaves; tiny hole to... Read complete entry
Dornbusch 324; Fielding and O'Neill, page 227; Trigellis-Smith 219.
Cloth a little marked and rubbed; extremities very slightly bumped and worn with trifling loss; flyleaves offset and title page; edges and initial leaves a little foxed; occasional pale foxing; rear hinge slightly torn; a very good copy.
Not least, life in New Guinea after ANMEF (the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force) had removed the Germans in 1914, and some of the problems facing Australian colonisation in NG (Australia received a mandate from the League of Nations to govern PNG in 1921).
Quarto, xii, 127 pages with illustrations by Angus MacDonald.
Cloth; a little unevenly sunned, front board a little bowed; top edge foxed endpapers offset; a very good copy.
General Sir Ian Hamilton states in his introduction: 'Major Lin MacDonald's book (shows) the real Digger as he became known to the British officers at the Dardenelles'; however, the book seems to have been overlooked by the military bibliographies (but certainly in Muir!).
Octavo, xx, 383 pages with 18 maps plus 48 plates and a colour frontispiece.
Silver-decorated cloth slightly rubbed and bumped; front pastedown slightly marked; edges and endpapers a little foxed, with minimal light scattered foxing elsewhere; bottom corner of the first half of the leaves slightly bumped; a very good copy.
This history was published in the Regiment's Golden Jubilee year.
Octavo, [xiv], 201 pages plus 29 plates and endpaper maps.
Papered boards; top edge a little bumped; bottom edge slightly rubbed; an excellent copy with the dustwrapper slightly rubbed and a little scuffed (with slight surface loss, chiefly to the outer hinge).
A full-colour map, printed surface 980 x 723 mm, folding down to approximately 260 x 195 mm.
Minimal professional conservation to a short (20 mm) split along one fold; in excellent condition.
A variant version is held in two Australian collections (NLA and SLWA); both of these copies have printed in the bottom right-hand margin 'This map can be used in conjunction with Sands & McDougall's 1941 map of the Far East'.
London, R. and J. Dodsley, 1759 [second edition]/ .
Octavo, [vi], 58 pages (complete with the half-title).
Disbound, with the remains of the old leather binding still on the spine; rear leaf a little discoloured and slightly chipped, with a neat repair to one tiny hole (affecting slightly five letters of two words); a very good copy with an interesting... Read complete entry
'In the present War between England and France, the Subjects of Holland have no Right to cover the Property of the Enemy of England' - an early work on international law. Sir James Marriott, 'lawyer and politician (1730?-1803) ... was created judge of the admiralty court and knighted in 1778' [DNB], the same year the fourth edition of this work appeared.
Octavo, [ii], ii, 137 pages (without a half-title).
Disbound (very tidily); uncut edges a little chipped, with the leading edge of some leaves (particularly the title leaf) curling a little; first and last pages a little dusty and foxed, with minimal foxing elsewhere; expert repairs to short tears to... Read complete entry
Octavo; cloth lightly bumped; an excellent copy with the dustwrapper price-clipped and a little torn, creased and sunned.
The retained review copy of Sir Walter Crocker, twice Australian High Commissioner to India, with his ink ownership signature on the front flyleaf and lightly pencilled annotations throughout (with underlining in red ink on the front flap of the dustwrapper). Loosely inserted are: 1) a clipping of Crocker's review of the book, which appeared in 'The Age' on 9 January 1971; 2) a 'with compliments' slip from the Australasian Publishing Co. (apparently commissioning the review); 3) a second clipping, this time from the Melbourne 'Herald', with a review of the same book by Rohan Rivett; and 4) a short autograph note signed by Dr Henry Collin Robjohns thanking Crocker for lending him the book ('What a sorry tale this makes - I didn't expect it would be quite so damning').