Sydney, Angus and Robertson, 1948.
Octavo, xx, 336 pages with maps plus maps, plates, a large folding map and endpaper illustrations.
Cloth lightly rubbed; spine lightly sunned; edges a little foxed; endpapers very slightly marked; later ownership stamp; a very good copy with the remains of the dustwrapper mounted on the front cover.
With the armorial bookplate of James Harvey MacGregor-Dowsett (1899-1990), community leader and charity worker. 'on 1 July 1940 Dowsett transferred to the Australian Imperial Force and in the following February was posted to the Middle East with the 2/14th Field Company. He served in intelligence and returned to Army Headquarters in Australia in March 1942 before transferring in December to the Australian New Guinea Administrative Unit; he worked with the native labour section. Promoted to lieutenant in June 1943, he rose to temporary captain in December 1945' (Australian Dictionary of Biography).