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A Staff Officer’s Scrap-Book

$75.00 inc GST

By Sir Ian Hamilton

One of England’s most decorated officers provides an insider’s account of a forgotten war

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  • A Staff Officer’s Scrap-Book During The Russo-Japanese War
  • Fourth Impression [Edward Arnold, London, 1906] in handsome Geelong Grammar school binding
  • Prize label affixed verso; newspaper clipping [AAP obit Sir Ian Hamilton] pasted to second leaf with offset to ffep; burgundy full leather boards with gilt decorations and titling; rubbing to extremities; top of spine with 1cm damage; all edges gilt; xi, 362pp, 17 photographic plates, 16 maps & sketches; some maps with foxing at folds; foldout at end with 25mm tear nr hinge [not intruding on map]; a very good copy
  • After this printing a second volume was printed, essentially relegating this to Vol 1 [only] of 2
  • Sir Ian Hamilton later commanded the disastrous campaign at Gallipoli which effectively ended his military career

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