Sydney, New South Wales Branch, Returned Sailors and Soldiers Imperial League of Australia, September 1919 (Peace Edition)/ 1916.
Octavo, 272, i-xlviii, 273-609 pages with 6 small maps, 12 vignette illustrations, 45 pages of illustrations (nearly all from photographs), 48 pages of Rolls of Honour inserted by businesses and organizations (41 of them with illustrations of their Honour Boards, 6 reproduced in colour), and 48 pages of advertisements, plus a tipped-in colour frontispiece (HMA Hospital Ship 'Karoola').
Original padded gilt-pictorial deep purple suede with gilt-patterned endpapers, all edges gilt; spine lightly sunned; an excellent copy.
Inscribed and dated (14 May 1920) on the verso of the front free endpaper 'To My Dear Mother ... From Your Loving Son, Leslie Francis Johnson, Bondi, N.S. Wales'. This is the third edition, in the publisher's deluxe binding, as issued. The illustrations include 'Scenes of Anzac, Palestine and France' (24 pages containing 59 illustrations) and 21 pages of assorted portraits and views. The Roll of Honour of 'Soldiers & Sailors, Officers and Men of the Australasian Imperial Expeditionary Forces Died on Service from August 4th, 1914 to June 30th, 1919' is now 266 pages long (214 pages in 1917, and only 28 pages in 1916). Dornbusch 207; Fielding and O'Neill, page 239 (1917 edition only).