The Homing Aussie. A Souvenir of the Voyage of TSS 'Euripides'. Sept. - Oct. 1919 [cover title]. TSS 'Euripides', Lieutenant Phillip Lawrence HARRIS.
The Homing Aussie. A Souvenir of the Voyage of TSS 'Euripides'. Sept. - Oct. 1919 [cover title]

The Homing Aussie. A Souvenir of the Voyage of TSS 'Euripides'. Sept. - Oct. 1919 [cover title]

Durban, Printed by R. Philps at his West End Printing Works [for the Editor], 1919.

Quarto, 32 pages with 24 illustrations (some from photographs) plus a double-page pictorial supplement ('Euripidean Scenes') printed in monochrome and loosely inserted as the centrefold.

Pictorial wrappers with advertising on the outside rear cover; top corner of the front cover and the first two leaves a little stained; overall a very good copy.

The introductory note on the first page explains how the substantial magazine was produced in the three days the ship was in Durban. The editor introduces himself on page 16, and acknowledges the assistance of one of the literary contributors, Vance Palmer (two of his war poems appear on pages 1 and 7). Phillip Harris was also the editor of the well-known 'Aussie. The Australian Soldiers' Magazine'; its thirteen numbers were 'Printed in the Field' in France and Belgium between February 1918 and April 1919. We can find no indication that bibliographers and cataloguers have made this connection before, but it should have been immediately obvious. Not only is the title - 'The Homing Aussie' - a dead giveaway, the bird on the wing on the front cover is wearing Aussie's trademark face.

Item #117196

Price: $300.00