Militaria

  • # 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 …

  • # 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. …

  • # 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 …

  • # 24012

    URE SMITH, Sydney (editor)

    The Home. Vol. 18, No. 6. June 1st, 1937

    Sydney : Sydney Morning Herald, 1937. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (edges worn, loss to corner of lower wrapper), pp. 9-, a good copy. This issue includes illustrated articles social life, fashion and art, architecture, house and garden etc. colour advertisements and photographs of Australian capital cities. ‘Sydney Ure Smith’s ‘The Home’ magazine was one of the …

  • # 24010

    URE SMITH, Sydney (editor)

    The Home. Vol. 15, No. 3. March 1st, 1934

    Sydney : Art in Australia, 1934. Quarto, illustrated wrappers (creased, tears to lower wrapper, loss to spine), pp. 84, a good copy. Concentrates on Australian fashion. This issue includes illustrated articles social life, fashion and art, architecture, house and garden etc. colour advertisements and photographs of Australian capital cities. ‘Sydney Ure Smith’s ‘The Home’ magazine …

  • # 24084

    A prayer to be used every day next after the prayer in time of war and tumults, in all cathedral, collegiate, and parochial churches and chapels throughout England and Ireland, during the war.

    London : George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1803. Quarto, pp. 4, single sheet, folded, a little worn. Ephemeral religious printing praising the English armed forces during the Napoleonic Wars.

  • # 23827

    BEAN, C. E. W. (Charles Edwin Woodrow), et al.

    The official history of Australia in the war of 1914-18 (Complete set of first editions)

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson, 1921 – 1942. Each volume first edition. Twelve volumes, thick octavo (220 x 140 mm), publisher’s uniform maroon cloth boards with gilt lettered spines (bindings a little rubbed and worn to the headbands, a couple with small paint marks to lower edges); approximately 8,000 pages, profusely illustrated with black-and-white photographic …

  • # 24184

    FORBES, Archibald

    Chinese Gordon : a succinct record of his life

    London : G. Routledge, 1884. First edition. Octavo, illustrated yellowback boards (rubbed, joints weak), lacking the front free endpaper, pp. [iv]; 252. A worn copy. ‘Major-General Charles George Gordon CB (28 January 1833 – 26 January 1885), also known as Chinese Gordon, Gordon Pasha, and Gordon of Khartoum, was a British Army officer and administrator. …

  • # 23978

    FRIEND, Donald

    Gunner’s diary

    Sydney : Ure Smith, 1943. Octavo, boards in illustrated dustjacket (a little edge-wear), pp. 56, illustrated. First edition of the artist’s first book.

  • # 23240

    PARSONS, Alice Mary (née FULLER)

    Jabberwock, 1916

    [Cover title]. Also titled: Jabberwock : a school-girls’ paper, 1917 (wording on title-page). Strathfield, NSW : “Wooroonook” [A.M. Parsons], November 1916 (date from editorial, page 1). Quarto (270 x 220 mm), hand coloured overlapping pictorial wrappers (chipping and a few old tape repairs to edges), staple bound, 16 mimeographed pages printed recto only, illustrated title-page with …

  • # 23436

    HAZELWOOD, Art

    Into Iraq

    [San Francisco : Art Hazelwood], 2010. Handmade artist’s book, boards with paper cover illustrated with a linocut, linocut title page, signed and editioned by the artist, 32 linocut illustrations (two are double page), a fine copy. Limited to 30 copies signed by the artist. ‘At the beginning of the Iraq war it seemed like a …

  • # 23862

    GELLERT, Leon

    Songs of a campaign

    Sydney : Angus & Robertson 1917. Third, enlarged edition. Octavo, decorated cloth (small water mark to spine), illustrated endpapers, pp. 124, illustrated by Norman Lindsay. First edition to be illustrated by Lindsay.

  • # 23415

    Anon.

    A group of humorous sketches by an Australian soldier, 1939-45.

    Pen and wash on faint-ruled paper, occupying 7 sides of 4 sheets removed from a notebook, with the artist’s captions in pen; a well-preserved group. The sketches depict scenes from the life of an Aussie soldier during military training.

  • # 23754

    FLEMMING, Kathleen

    A letter to Norah : on the death of an Anzac at Lone Pine

    Introduction and notes by Geoffrey Farmer. Pearl Beach, [N.S.W.] : Escutcheon Press, 1993. Quarto, lettered papered boards, pp. [17], tipped-in portrait frontispiece. Limited to 75 signed and numbered copies. “This is the eighth Escutcheon Press book and is an edition of seventy-five numbered copies”- colophon

  • # 23565

    GRAY, Anne

    A. Henry Fullwood. War paintings

    Canberra : Australian War Memorial, 1983. Oblong quarto, cloth in illustrated dustjacket (lightly creased), pp. 96, illustrated. The first monograph on Fullwood, Official Artist for Australia in France and Belgium during the First World War.