The Dardanelles. An Epic told in Pictures [cover title]. Gallipoli.
The Dardanelles. An Epic told in Pictures [cover title]
The Dardanelles. An Epic told in Pictures [cover title]

The Dardanelles. An Epic told in Pictures [cover title]

London, The Alfieri Picture Service, [1916] (first edition).

Oblong large octavo, 110, [1] (colophon) pages with 93 full-page illustrations (from photographs) and a map.

Overlapping embossed title-wrappers with a small plate ('Walker's Ridge, Anzac') mounted on the front cover; covers a little marked, creased and rubbed, and with the overlapping portion (approximately 2 mm) lacking from the leading edge of the front wrapper; minor signs of use; a decent copy.

The contents of the book comprise a facsimile 'envoi' from Sir George Reid, a foreword, 93 captioned plates from photographs taken during the Gallipoli Campaign, and a 'Description of the Operations from Sir Ian Hamilton's Despatch' (15 pages). Loosely inserted is an illustrated newspaper cutting from an issue of 'Le Miroir' in January 1916 with the headline 'Turcs et Australiens enlèvent leurs morts pendant une trêve'. A pencil inscription in the margin, perhaps by an Australian serviceman, reads 'Found this in an unoccupied French house'. Dornbusch 350 (incorrectly listed in the index as 381); not in Fielding and O'Neill.

Item #114064

Price: $165.00

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