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Randwick to Hargicourt. History of the 3rd Battalion, AIF
Sydney, Ronald G. McDonald, 1935. Octavo, xxxii, 400 (last blank), [2] (notes on some of the plates, with the colophon on the verso) pages with 12 maps plus 49 pages of plates and endpaper maps (a bird's-eye view of Gallipoli). Cloth slightly rubbed, flecked and scuffed; spine sunned and mottled; corners slightly bumped (with associated light creasing to the bottom corner tip of the first dozen leaves); edges, endpapers and adjacent leaves a very good copy (internally excellent). The title page is inscribed 'From the 3rd to the 39th with best wishes, very sincerely yours, Eric Wren'. Captain Wren was an original member of the battalion who 'lost his right arm as the result of injuries received at the battle of Pozieres ... [and was awarded] the French Croix-de-Guerre' (from the 'Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer', 17 October 1916). The recipient of this book was Lieutenant-Colonel Alexander Thomas Paterson (1886-1950), Commanding Officer of the 39th Battalion AIF, and the author of that battalion's history. Loosely inserted is the detached front flap of the dustwrapper. Dornbusch 345; Fielding and O'Neill, page 255; Trigellis-Smith 202.
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