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HAMILTON, Sir Ian.
Gallipoli Diary.
New York: George H. Doran Company, 1920. New York: George H. Doran Company,, 1920. 2 volumes, octavo. Original mid-red cloth, title gilt to spines, publisher's device in blind to the front boards. Tissue-guarded frontispiece, and 9 other plates to each, folding map at rear of each, and a map to the front pastedown of volume I. Somewhat rubbed, spine sunned, front hinges of both volumes a little loose, sometime repaired, the frontispiece to volume I evidently having been loose at some point, light chipping to the fore-edge, now reattached, light browning throughout, the plates a little mottled with occasional hygroscopic staining at the corners, but remains a very good set. First US edition, same year as the UK first. Account of the controversial Dardanelles Campaign by its much disparaged commander: "fascinating and brilliantly-written … invaluable" (Falls), to which Lengel adds, "detailed, readable, and indispensable". This copy an excellent association copy with the ownership inscriptions of Commander William D. Puleston, dated 1923, to the front free endpapers, with the author's subsequent presentation inscriptions. In the first volume Hamilton has inscribed at length on the half-title; "For Captain William D. Puleston, U.S. Navy from one who has always admired his energy and his character; from the Writer of the Diary - Ian Hamilton, Washington - Sept. 21st 1930", and in the second has appended his subscription to Puleston's inscription "from the writer, Ian Hamilton, General". Puleston's armorial bookplate to both. Puleston, widely recognised as one of the leading A … [Click Below for Full Description]
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