Oblong quarto; overlapping wrappers attached to thin plain card covers; wrappers a little sunned and chipped; an excellent copy.
With a ten-page nominal roll of personnel who served overseas, listing casualties and decorations (the latter to June 1945). Loosely inserted are two full-page maps (slightly chipped) showing the Battalion's operations in Eastern New Guinea and Bougainville.
London, Cassell and Company, 1916 [first edition, second state, with both errors corrected].
Quarto, xvi, 170 pages with numerous illustrations plus 12 plates (all but one in colour) and a coloured folding map.
Cloth with a large colour plate mounted on the front cover; extremities very slightly rubbed; cloth slightly marked; edges a little foxed; endpapers offset and foxed; acidic paper discoloured as ever; scattered small marks; a very short closed tear to... Read complete entry
London, Cassell, 1916 [first edition, second state, with the error - April 15 rather than April 25 - corrected on the plate facing page 4.
Quarto; cloth with a large colour plate mounted on the front cover; cloth slightly worn and bumped along the bottom edge; acidic paper discoloured as ever; a very good copy with the very rare dustwrapper (a little stained and chipped with slight loss... Read complete entry
Octavo; cloth (as issued, with a cumulative title leaf); extremities a little rubbed; an excellent copy.
With the pencil ownership details of Nurse M.K. Smith on the first number. 'Our hospital's 'Empire' character is still further exemplified by the recent arrangement entered into whereby no less than five hundred beds will be permanently at the disposal of Australian patients, and a party of Australian doctors will assist in the work of the staff here' (page 5). Australian content.
At this time, Alderson was Commander of the Mounted Infantry in South Africa; he was instrumental in forming British counter-tactics and used his brigade to great effect against the Boers, his elite troops being two regiments of Canadian soldiers. This resulted in him being placed in command of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the first half of the First World War, but he made enemies amongst the Canadian political and military elite, and suffered disastrous casualties during operations in 1915-16, which forced his sidelining and eventual retirement from service.
Octavo; covers a little abraded on the top edges and lightly bumped; edges a little marked and foxed; relevant newspaper cutting taped in at the rear (discolouring a few adjacent leaves); a very good copy with the slightly chipped and marked... Read complete entry
Inscribed 'To Jamie from Uncle Rex' above a pasted-in sepia-toned photograph (a later reproduction) of a young Aboriginal serviceman, presumably a member of the battalion.
[Keswick, Royal Australian Artillery Historical Committee, 1967].
Quarto, [iii], 120 pages (printed rectos only).
Overlapping quarter cloth and card wrappers a little creased and chipped; an excellent copy.
A related newspaper cutting is laid down on the inside front cover. Loosely inserted is a copy of a short anonymous processed work, 'A Brief History of [Australian] Artillery' ([Australia, circa 1973]; foolscap folio,  pages plus 2 plates; pictorial wrappers a little creased; a very good copy).