London, Wilson and Co. [Printers, for the Brigade] (Volume 2), December 1916, and [Sydney, Government Printer, 1920] (the Preface is dated 1 February 1920).
Large octavo, two volumes, 52 and 200 pages, each volume with numerous illustrations, plus (in Volume II) text on the inside rear cover, and (in Volume III) 3 folding colour maps and a large folding colour plate.
Overlapping gilt-pictorial wrappers (respectively dark green and slate-grey, with Volume II cord-bound); wrappers of Volume II a little chipped; wrappers of Volume III torn along the front joint (later repaired with clear tape), with the overlapping edges chipped with some loss; small stain to the top margin of the first 10 leaves; both volumes have minor signs of use and age; overall, in very good condition.
The cover sub-titles are 'Camp Life in England' (Volume II), and 'Active Service Issue' (Volume III). These volumes reproduce the brigade's typescript journals with important additional material, especially photographic illustrations not included in the original typescripts. Volume III has the additional material as noted above, as well as more than 50 illustrations from personal snapshots of the brigade's operations on the Western Front. Both volumes have the ownership details of 18403 Driver E.M. Wilson 7th FAB AIF on the title pages. The first volume (not present here) 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. Dornbusch 291; not in Fielding and O'Neill; Trigellis-Smith 307-309. [2 items].