The Anzac Book. Written and illustrated in Gallipoli by the Men of Anzac. Charles Edwin Woodrow BEAN.

The Anzac Book. Written and illustrated in Gallipoli by the Men of Anzac

London, Cassell and Company, 1916 [second impression, first state, with the error corrected on page 5, but not on page 104].

Quarto, xvi, 170 pages with numerous illustrations and plates plus 11 colour plates and a folding map.

Overlapping wrappers with a large colour plate (from original artwork by 'David Barker, Gallipoli, 1915') mounted on the front cover; edges chipped and curled with minimal loss, with a few short tears (and two to the half-title) expertly sealed; tail of the spine neatly reinforced; text paper tanned, as often; overall, an excellent copy.

This copy contains the correct date for Anzac Day in the caption to the plate facing page 4 (it originally stated 'April 15, 1915'), but it still shows the misappropriation by Trooper J. Wareham of 'The Trojan War, 1915', a poem by Arthur Adams, former editor of the 'Red Page' in 'The Bulletin'.

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