Purple and Blue. The History of the 2/10th Battalion AIF (the Adelaide Rifles), 1939-1945. 2/10th Battalion, Lieutenant-Colonel Frank ALLCHIN.
Purple and Blue. The History of the 2/10th Battalion AIF (the Adelaide Rifles), 1939-1945
Purple and Blue. The History of the 2/10th Battalion AIF (the Adelaide Rifles), 1939-1945

Purple and Blue. The History of the 2/10th Battalion AIF (the Adelaide Rifles), 1939-1945

[Adelaide, 2/10th Battalion Association, 1958].

Large octavo, xxviii, 454 pages with a map plus 32 pages of plates and 6 maps (including a folding two-colour map mounted on the rear pastedown).

Light blue cloth printed in purple, later rebacked retaining the original backstrip (now sunned); small bump to the head of the rear board; a very good copy (internally excellent).

Loosely inserted is a photograph (mounted on card, flush-cut to 203 × 152 mm) of a member of the 2/10th, identified on the verso as QX 32901 Private G.J. Porter (see the nominal roll, page 447). The photograph is inscribed in ink by him 'All my love, All my life, Gordon. 1946'; the inscription is a little faded, and the image has a few surface scratches. Bound in at the rear is a photocopy of the 14-page supplement prepared by Charles Stening for the 1984 facsimile edition; it contains additional material and corrections to this first edition. Dornbusch 414; Trigellis-Smith 372.

Item #112734

Price: $400.00