Militaria

  • # 24520

    KERR, D. B. (Donald Beavis) (1919-1942)

    Form A.73. (June 1938) Royal Australian Air Force Observer’s, Air Gunner’s and W/T operator’s Flying Log Book. 416431 Kerr D. B.

    [Title from cover]. Octavo (205 x 140 mm), original printed blue cloth over boards, upper board with the owner’s name and service number in manuscript ‘KERR, D. B. 416431’; first page titled ‘Certificates of Qualification’, with manuscript entries recording Kerr’s qualifications as a Dead Reckoning Navigator (12 November 1941), Bomb Aimer (10 January 1942), Air …

  • # 24524

    DEANE, P. E.

    Australia’s rights : the fight at the peace table.

    Melbourne : Sands & McDougall, [1919]. Octavo (182 x 123 mm), original illustrated wrappers (very light vertical fold, lower wrapper with chipped bottom corner), pp 27, illustrated with photographic plates; a good copy. A fully contemporary firsthand account of the representations made on Australia’s behalf by Australian Prime Minister William Morris “Billy” Hughes and former leader …

  • # 24243

    Allied Forces. South West Pacific Area.

    You and the native : notes for the guidance of members of the Forces in their relations with New Guinea natives.

    [Brisbane?] : Allied Geographical Section, 1943. First (and only) edition. “12th February 1943”. Square duodecimo (136 x 108 mm), original printed brown wrappers, staple bound, pp 17, line illustrations; a fine copy. Copies are recorded in six Australian collections (Monash University Library; Deakin University Library; National Library of Australia; Australian War Memorial Research Centre; Academy …

  • # 24242

    Allied Forces. South West Pacific Area.

    Getting about in New Guinea.

    [Brisbane?] : Allied Geographical Section, 1943. “First reprint, 26th October 1943”. Square duodecimo (136 x 108 mm), original printed grey wrappers, staple bound, pp 29, line illustrations; a fine copy. A combat survival guide for Australian soldiers in New Guinea.  

  • # 24241

    Allied Forces. South West Pacific Area.

    The native carrier : employment and treatment of native carriers in New Guinea.

    [Brisbane?] : Allied Geographical Section, 1943. First (and only) edition. “9th February 1943”. Square duodecimo (136 x 108 mm), original printed green wrappers, staple bound, pp 23, line illustrations; a fine copy. Scarce. Copies are recorded in four Australian collections (Monash University Library; National Library of Australia; Australian War Memorial Research Centre; Academy Library, UNSW …

  • # 22816

    Hazelwood, Art; Rotzcher, Klaus-Ulrich

    Tora Bora / توره بوره / Black dust : an opera in three acts

    [San Francisco : Art Hazelwood], 2011. Handmade artist’s book in the form of a foldout diorama. Screenprinted boards with cloth joints which open and assemble to create a theatrical stage 320 mm high, 250 mm deep, 710 mm wide, the floor of the stage lined with grooves into which can be inserted one or more …

  • # 23136

    LAWRENCE, T. E. [Thomas Edward] (1888-1935)

    Seven pillars of wisdom : a triumph. (De luxe issue)

    London : Jonathan Cape, 1935. First trade edition. Deluxe edition, limited to 750 numbered copies. Quarto, quarter pigskin over brown buckram with crossed swords and motto ‘the sword also means cleanness & death’ lettered in gilt to front panel, spine lettered in gilt (somewhat scuffed), Cockerel marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, other edged uncut, pp. …

  • # 24130

    LAWRENCE, T. E. [Thomas Edward] (1888-1935)

    Seven pillars of wisdom : a triumph. (De luxe issue)

    London : Jonathan Cape, 1935. First trade edition. Deluxe edition, limited to 750 numbered copies. Quarto, quarter pigskin over brown buckram with crossed swords and motto ‘the sword also means cleanness & death’ lettered in gilt to front panel, spine lettered in gilt (scuffed at head and foot of spine), Cockerel marbled endpapers, top edge …

  • # 24371

    BEAN, C. E. W. (1879 - 1968)

    Flagships three

    London : Alston Rivers, 1915. Cheap edition. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (edges lightly rubbed), bookplate to endpaper, pp. xvi; 339, illustrated. The development of the Australian navy. A very good copy.

  • # 23592

    WERDEN, W.L. [Evelyn DELL?] (words); GLADDISH, Frederick E. (music)

    [SHEET MUSIC] He was only a private – that’s all.

    At head of title: Dedicated to Albert Jacka, V.C. Sydney : Albert & Son, [1915]. Series: Albert’s 6d pops, 386. Folio (350 x 270 mm), cover with photographic portrait of Albert Jacka (by Darge, Melbourne), 5 pp, music notation (arrangement for voice and piano); a very good, clean copy. This sheet music was reviewed in the …

  • # 23586

    MORTON, Alan and Roy SPARKS

    [SHEET MUSIC] The fuzzy wuzzy angels

    Melbourne : Allan & Co. Pty. Ltd., [1945]. Large quarto (310 x 230 mm), original photographically illustrated cover (scene showing Papuan bearers carrying a wounded Australian soldier on the Kokoda Track) with cloth backstrip, early owner’s name ‘Richard Lock’, 3 pp, music notation; mild vertical crease and a couple of short edge tears, else good …

  • # 24374

    BEAN, C. E. W. (1879 - 1968)

    With the flagship in the south

    Sydney : William Brooks and Co., [1911]. Second edition. Octavo, illustrated wrappers (upper joint split), bookplated to endpapers. colour frontispiece by Bean, pp. 132, photographic plates, occasional foxing. Bean’s ambition for a Royal Australian Navy. An above average copy of a fragile publication.

  • # 24405

    A.N.Z.A.C.

    The Anzac book. Written and illustrated in Gallipoli by the men of Anzac

    London : Cassell and Company, 1916. Quarto, cloth with illustrated onlay (slight bumping and wear to corners but very good), pp. 170, colour plates and other illustrations. Second issue, the poem ‘Trojan War’ attributed to Arthur H Adams.

  • # 24372

    BEAN, C. E. W. (1879 - 1968)

    Letters from France

    London : Cassell and Co., 1917. Octavo, gilt-lettered cloth (spine faded), bookplate to front pastedown, front panel from dustjacket pasted to verso of front free endpaper, pp. xii; 232, folding map, photographic plates, occasional foxing. Firsthand account of the AIF’s actions in France in WWI.

  • # 22814

    Maker unknown.

    [GALLIPOLI] Souvenir handkerchief with a map of the Balkans, the Black Sea, Asia Minor and the Levant, featuring an inset map of the Dardanelles.

    [United Kingdom? : s.n., between 1915 and 1917]. Linen handkerchief printed in colour, 470 x 590 mm (total dimensions), with a map (350 x 470 mm) of the Balkans, the Black Sea, Asia Minor, and the Eastern Mediterranean littoral (including Egypt and Palestine); the territories under the control of Ottoman Turkey or the Central Powers …

  • # 24007

    DYSON, Will; et al.

    The Lone Hand : The national Australian monthly magazine. Vol. III, No. 5, April 1915

    Sydney : Printed and published by Syd. Day, The Printer Ltd., 1915. Quarto, pictorial wrappers (foxed and detached), cover design by Fred E. Foster; pp 274-340. With articles predominantly on World War I, including on Winston Churchill, the martyrdom of Belgium, mine sweeping in the north sea, and the great generals of the war. Further …