Octavo, xvi, 864 pages with 15 maps and more than 60 plates.
Papered boards; an excellent copy with the excellent dustwrapper a little lightly creased and rubbed.
'A distinctive feature of the book is the way in which the author draws on diaries and memoirs to reconstruct images of how the war was experienced, both by soldiers who were fighting at the front and by civilians who were remote from actual combat'. This copy is signed by the author.
Blind-stamped cloth slightly rubbed and worn at the extremities (with very slight loss); spine a little sunned; edges lightly foxed; new endpapers (retaining the original bookseller's label); a very good copy.
British Consul in Iran, Wratislaw's account was written during the Constitutional Revolution over fifteen years prior to publication. From Constantinople to Crete via Salonica, Erzeroum, Smyrna, Bulgaria, Basra and Persia and the Siege of Tabriz.
Brisbane, Boolarong Publications for the 9th Battalion Association, 1985.
Large octavo, xxvi, 598 pages with several maps and numerous illustrations.
Papered boards; two faint tape marks to each flyleaf; a fine copy with the dustwrapper slightly torn and creased on the rear panel.
'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'; he was 'awarded the Military Cross on the 19th July 1918 at Meteren, in one of the Battalion's most brilliant and unrehearsed operations' (dustwrapper blurb and foreword). Not surprisingly, this is the last First World War battalion history to have been written by a former member of the battalion. Trigellis-Smith 210.
Octavo, two volumes, viii, 249,  (colophon) pages plus 24 plates and 14 folding colour maps; and viii, 214,  (blank, colophon) pages plus 13 plates, 9 folding colour maps and a tipped-in erratum slip.
Gilt-decorated cloth; covers unevenly sunned, marked and a little worn; extremities bumped; minor silverfish loss to the cloth on the edges of both rear covers (and one rear cover itself); minor signs of use; a decent set.
The first volume has minor annotations or emphases in ink to a few pages, and a lengthy comment in pencil on pages 52-52. The latter takes the form of three additional reasons (some 60 words) for 'The failure of the 62nd Division to capture Bullecourt'.
Aylesbury and London, Privately printed for subscribers, 1949 [first edition].
Octavo, [viii], 79 pages with frontispiece.
Cloth; front cover lightly marked; endpapers lightly marked; a very good copy.
With the ownership signature of Captain Gordon Laybourne-Smith, M.C. of the 2/3rd Field Regiment (Australian Army) (mentioned on page 70); Laybourne-Smith witnessed the Australian artillerys first encounter with the German army on the continent of Europe since 1918 (see Bishop: The Thunder of the Guns. A History of the 2/3rd Field Regiment).
Two-colour pictorial wrappers a little worn and starting to split along the spine; mild signs of use, but overall a very good copy of a fragile item printed on poor-quality newsprint, and not made to last.
The ownership signature 'L. Fairfax Allen 1915' has been added at a later date (in ballpoint pen). In 1915, 7981 Private Lloyd Fairfax Allen was stationed with the 1st Australian Stationary Hospital in Egypt; he later served with other Hospital and Field Ambulance units in France.