A Child’s History Of Anzac. – Buley E. C.

Buley E. C.


Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton. London. 1916 (First Edition)
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8vo, XX, 231pp. Hardcover in blue cloth with pictorial depictions of Anzac soldiers holding still bright Australian and New Zealand flags. Cloth is a little faded and spine is sunned, though after over a century of reading, it remains very sound other than very minor early hinging in front ep’s and midbook at pages 32-33 and 80-81 with no page loosening, plus no d/w present as issued, with book now protected in clear archival covering, Overall condition is good to very good, with appropriate paper ageing, there is no foxing throughout and also is devoid of any prior owner marking other than an early label from Dymocks Book Arcade adorning the bottom of the front pastedown. Frontispiece and four plates from uncommon/rare photographs and illustrations. An exquisite book, known to bring hardened adults to tears and argued by many that it should be mandatory study for all secondary students, warts and all. A well worn first edition with great patina of age, it is a highly accessible complete account of the subject, albeit with overwrought reference to the majesty of the Empire and the Motherland, largely ignoring the poor British High Command decisions made in these military disasters ( hence likely to be the reasoning against its use as a student text in bygone days). In Muir 2 [1:1199]