'With The Twenty-Second'. A History of the Twenty-Second Battalion, AIF, with an Introduction by General Sir W.R. Birdwood. 22nd Battalion, Captain Eugene GORMAN.
'With The Twenty-Second'. A History of the Twenty-Second Battalion, AIF, with an Introduction by General Sir W.R. Birdwood

'With The Twenty-Second'. A History of the Twenty-Second Battalion, AIF, with an Introduction by General Sir W.R. Birdwood

Melbourne, H.H. Champion, Australasian Authors' Agency, 1919.

Quarto, 132 pages with a frontispiece (by Lieutenant Will Dyson) plus 34 full-page plates.

Quarter cloth (with paper title-labels on the spine) and papered boards (printed with the battalion's colour patch); cloth a little sunned and moderately flecked; front board a little marked; light wear and bumps to the extremities; endpapers offset (with minor adhesive damage to the front pastedown); top corners a little bumped throughout; overall a very good copy.

The author served with the battalion, and was awarded the MC. In his preface he records that 'Most of the book was written on the Somme at irregular intervals, in dugouts or ruined villages, or beneath that well-known tarpaulin which, in the forward area, served as Quartermaster's Store. The concluding chapters were written in Belgium'. Dornbusch 313; Fielding and O'Neill, pages 34 and 227; Trigellis-Smith 223.

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Price: $350.00