A Letter to Norah on the Death of an Anzac at Lone Pine. Introduction and Notes by Geoffrey Farmer. Escutcheon Press, Kathleen FLEMMING.
A Letter to Norah on the Death of an Anzac at Lone Pine. Introduction and Notes by Geoffrey Farmer
A Letter to Norah on the Death of an Anzac at Lone Pine. Introduction and Notes by Geoffrey Farmer

A Letter to Norah on the Death of an Anzac at Lone Pine. Introduction and Notes by Geoffrey Farmer

Pearl Beach, NSW, Escutcheon Press, 1993.

Small quarto (257 × 180 mm), [20] pages (first two and last one blank) with a tipped-in frontispiece portrait; the extensive marginal notes to the letter are printed in blue.

Papered boards decorated with the colours (purple and green) of the 2nd Battalion AIF, with a matching pair of ribbon bookmarks; a fine copy.

Geoffrey Farmer, Norah's only son, discovered the letter, written to her in 1917, after her death in 1992. It told of the death at Gallipoli in June 1915 of a penfriend, 1874 Private Geoffrey Flemming, 2nd Battalion, who was killed by sniper fire three months short of his seventeenth birthday. The letter came from Geoffrey Flemming's sister; Norah's son was his namesake. Number 28 of 75 copies, signed by Geoffrey Farmer and Robert Summers, who handset and printed the book. The eighth title from the Escutcheon Press.

Item #118441

Price: $220.00