The 38th Battalion AIF. The Story and Official History .. Foreword by Rt. Hon. W.M. Hughes, Prime Minister of Australia. 38th Battalion, Eric FAIREY.

The 38th Battalion AIF. The Story and Official History .. Foreword by Rt. Hon. W.M. Hughes, Prime Minister of Australia

Bendigo, 38th Battalion History Committee (printed by the 'Bendigo Advertiser' Pty Ltd and the Cambridge Press), 1920.

Octavo, [viii] (first leaf blank), 110 pages with the battalion colour patch printed on an early page plus a double-portrait frontispiece and 17 numbered plates (curiously, there is no plate number 10 listed or present, but as issued).

Two-colour pictorial wrappers lightly marked and foxed, with the spine discoloured and a little rubbed; trifling signs of handling; an excellent copy of an item rare in any condition.

The book is not identified as such, but it comes from the personal collection of Lieutenant-Colonel Alexander Thomas Paterson (1886-1950), Commanding Officer of the 39th Battalion AIF, and the author of that battalion's history. Dornbusch 312; Fielding and O'Neill, page 228; Trigellis-Smith 235.

Item #104705

Price: $750.00