Duodecimo (168 x 118 mm),  pages (last leaf blank) plus the overlapping title-wrappers; a fine copy, still in the original envelope in which it was posted.
Inscribed on the inside front cover to 'Mr E.E. Pescott, with kind regards, John S. Derrick'. Edward Edgar Pescott (1872-1954), horticulturalist, naturalist, author, bibliographer and book-collector, has tipped in a hand-written note: 'Hand set and printed on a private press by John S. Derrick at the Geelong Grammar School, Corio 1940'. Derrick was Head of Art at the school at the time. (Sir) James Ralph Darling (1899-1995) was the English-born headmaster of Geelong Grammar School from 1930 to 1961, and the Chairman of the ABC from 1961 to 1967. This speech was inspired by Britain's actions in the early stages of the Second World War.