Militaria

  • # 25843

    PARFITT, Iris G.J.

    Jail-bird jottings : the impressions of a Singapore internee.

    [Cover title]. Also titled : Jailbird Jottings (title page). [Kuala Lumpur, Malaya] : [The Author?], printed by The Economy Printers, [1947]. First (and only) edition. Small square quarto, original stiff pictorial wrappers (a couple of short tears with small section of tape repair to head of the spine; some loss of paper along spine, traces …

  • # 26005

    81ST AIR DEPOT GROUP [USAAF]

    [QUEENSLAND; NEW GUINEA] 81st Air Depot Group. Christmas, 1944 greeting card.

    [Brisbane, Qld.?] : s.n., 1944. Folding card (158 x 89 mm), printed on 3 sides; front with colour illustration of the 81st Air Depot Group chapel at Finschhafen, New Guinea; inside with vignette portraits of chaplains Kenneth Urquhart and Walton Sullivan, and the Chaplains’ Message; verso with handwritten message ‘To all, love Gail’; in very …

  • # 25929

    HART, Lionel (editor)

    [ANZAC] Pip’s Paper : being peeps aboard the “Pakeha”.

    / Edited by Lionel Hart. At sea : SS Pakeha (but printed at Cape Town by The Cape Times, Ltd.), [1919]. Quarto (280 x 220 mm), original pictorial wrappers featuring a ghostly illustration of The Somme battlefield surrounded by barbed wire (some silverfishing at top edges and light staining), staple bound, pp 8, with three …

  • # 26140

    GOERGS, Karl Wilhelm

    [SHEET MUSIC; SOUDAN CONTINGENT] The Harp of the Southern Cross : Australia’s message.

    / by Karl Wilhelm Goergs. Author of Echoes of Australia &c. Cover: “For the Patriotic Fund”. Sydney : [K.W. Goergs?], 1885. Folio (345 x 250 mm), disbound, decorative covers featuring a diagram of the Southern Cross with the date March 3rd, 1885 (closely trimmed at top and bottom edges), [2] pp music notation (arrangement for …

  • # 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 …

  • # 26145

    FRANCIS, Skipper

    [SHEET MUSIC] For auld lang syne! Australia will be there.

    / Written, composed and sung with phenomenal success by Skipper Francis (The Bristol Channel Swimmer) to whom the Full Theatrical Performing Rights are Secured and Reserved. / Australia’s Battle Song. The Accepted March Song of the Australian Expeditionary Forces. Melbourne : Dinsdale’s Pty. Ltd. [c.1917]. Folio, pictorial wrapers (some edge wear) featuring vignette portrait of …

  • # 26111

    CHURCH, A. M.

    Picturesque Cuba, Porto Rico, Hawaii and the Philippines : a photographic panorama of our new possessions

    Depicting the natives, their costumes, habitations and occupation; prominent buildings, street scenes, mountain and river scenery, etc. Also life in the American Army and Navy, with portraits of the chief actors in the Spanish-American War. Over three hundred illustrations. Springfield, Ohio, Mast, Crowell & Kirkpatrick, [1899]. Quarto, decorated wrappers (slightly edge chipped and marked), pp. 122, …

  • # 25769

    FAWCETT, H. W. and HOOPER, G. W. W. (editors)

    The fighting at Jutland. The personal experiences of forty-five officers and men of the British fleet. .

    London : Macmillan, 1921. Abridged edition. Quarto, gilt-illustrated papered boards, cloth spine (slightly dulled, head and foot slightly bumped), endpapers foxed, pp. xv; 231, top edge gilt, others uncut, black and white photographs, maps, illustrations, internally clean, with the prospectus to the complete edition loosely enclosed. Personal reminiscences of the Battle of Jutland, which was …

  • # 25740

    GROSE, Frank

    A rough Y. M. bloke

    Melbourne : The Specialty Press, [circa 1921]. Octavo, lettered cloth (stained, particularly the lower board), lacking the free endpapers, previous owner’s name to half-title, pp. 180, photographic illustrations, including a few after paintings by Daryl Lindsay, a few short tears with losses to corners and light handling marks, a good copy only. Reflections of a …

  • # 25737

    LAWSON, Henry

    Song of the Dardanelles and other verses

    London : George G. Harrap & Company, 1916. Octavo, pictorial cloth (slight mark to spine), offsetting to endpapers, portrait frontispiece, vignette to title page, pp. 136; (6 – catalogue), a few light marks but overall a very good, clean copy. First UK edition of My Army, O, My Army! (1915), the contents the same, but …

  • # 25743

    BULEY, E. C. (1869 - 1933)

    Glorious deeds of Australasians in the Great War

    London : Andrew Melrose, 1915. Octavo, decorated blue cloth (spine rubbed), presentation inscription on the front free endpaper dates Xmas 1915, pp. 337, photographic plates, occasional foxing. Born in Ballarat in 1869, Buley authored a number of books including two on the Gallipoli campaign in 1915, of which Glorious Deeds was the more successful, undergoing three …

  • # 24762

    KEELEY, Jim

    Melbourne Today, as seen by Jim Keeley, and revealed to Fred Le Roy. 1942.

    [Title from front cover]. Handmade artist’s book, 215 x 170 mm, stiff card covers with manuscript title to front, original pink ribbon ties, tracing paper double endpapers, verso of first front-endpaper with manuscript dedication ‘To “Sport”, Wishing you a very happy 1943. Jim K.’, [12] pages of thin card, each with a full-page sketch in …

  • # 25313

    A. H. GREEN; O. S. HEMPEL (maker)

    [GLASS CINEMA SLIDE] Jersey Farm Dairy. A. H. Green, returned soldier, who served this Country, and now wishes to serve You. A trial solicited. George St., Dandenong.

    [Melbourne?] : O. S. Hempel, 1918. Glass magic lantern slide, 82 x 82 mm; maker’s name and date ‘O. S. Hempel ’18’ in image lower left; in fine condition. A World War One-era glass cinema slide advertising the Dandenong (Victoria) dairy of A. H. Green, a returned serviceman who entreats the public to support his …

  • # 25448

    AUSTRALIAN COMMUNIST PARTY

    For victory, peace and security. Program of the Australian Communist Party

    Sydney : Australian Communist Party, [1944]. Quarto, pp. [4], creased, illustration. A detailed program of economic and social reform for Australia, following projected victory over fascist forces. Includes policies on the armed forces, youth, women and the Aborigines, as well as plans for New Guinea. Rare, a single example on Trove (Victoria University) with another …

  • # 25287

    GELLERT, Leon (editor)

    The Home. Vol. 21, No. 2. February 1, 1940

    Sydney : John Fairfax, 1940. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 64, a few creases. This issue includes illustrated articles on Sydney fashion and society, home and gardens, with numerous photographs and advertisements for Buick, Newlands Brothers, Elizabeth Arden and David Jones. ‘Sydney Ure Smith’s ‘The Home’ magazine was one of the most sophisticated and stylish design …

  • # 25286

    GELLERT, Leon (editor)

    The Home. Vol. 22, No. 9. September 1, 1941

    Sydney : John Fairfax, 1941. Quarto, illustrated wrappers, pp. 64, small tear with loss to lower wrapper This issue includes illustrated articles on Sydney fashion and society, home and gardens, with numerous photographs and advertisements for David Jones, Penfolds, Qantas, Bovril, the Helene Kirsova School of Russian Ballet, Hardy Bros., Lournay Cosmetics, etc. One interesting …