London, Wilson and Co. [Printers, for the Brigade] (Volumes 1 and 2), 1916 and December 1916, and [Sydney, Government Printer, 1920] (the Preface is dated 1 February 1920).
Large octavo, three volumes, 36, 52, and 200 pages, each volume with numerous illustrations, plus (in the first two volumes) text on the inside rear cover, and (in the third volume) 3 folding colour maps and a large folding colour plate.
Overlapping gilt-pictorial wrappers (respectively tan, dark green and slate-grey, with the first two volumes cord-bound); the first two volumes are in excellent condition, with gift inscriptions (see below). The wrappers on the third volume are creased, chipped and unevenly sunned; some foxing and mild signs of use (confined mainly to the first and last few leaves); a very good copy.
The cover subtitles are 'Troopship Issue' (Volume I), 'Camp Life in England' (Volume II), and 'Active Service Issue' (Volume III). These three volumes reproduce the brigade's typescript journals with important additional material, especially photographic illustrations not included in the original typescripts. The first volume is a photolithographic reprint of the four typescript journals published at sea in June and July 1916 while en route to England on SS 'Argyllshire' with the 9th Field Artillery Brigade and 9th Field Ambulance. This copy is inscribed on the front cover 'To May With Love From Darcy', with a lengthy inscription (dated 10 September 1916) relating to the book on the inside front cover. The second and third volumes similarly reproduce the brigade's original journals (the final one with additional material as noted above, as well as more than 50 illustrations from personal snapshots of the brigade's operations on the Western Front). The second volume is inscribed on the title page: 'Show this one to your friends Dear. Darcy'. Dornbusch 291; not in Fielding and O'Neill; Trigellis-Smith 307-309.