Australia in the War of 1939-1945 (22 Volumes)
24cm x 16cm. 22 volumes, black and white illustrations, photographs, maps. Cloth, gilt lettering, lettered jackets.
Complete set with dustjackets of the Australian War Memorial history of Australia in the second world war. The history is presented in 5 series: Army, Navy, Air, Civil, and Medical. Volumes are first printings except for three which are second printings. Full list of titles: 1. To Benghazi by Gavin Long (1952); 2. Greece Crete and Syria by Gavin Long (1953); 3. Tobruk and El Alamein by Barton Maughan (1966); 4. The Japanese Thrust by Lionel Wigmore (1957); 5. South-West Pacific Area First Year: Kokoda to Wau by Dudley McCarthy (1959); 6. The New Guinea Offensives by David Dexter (1961); 7. The Final Campaigns by Gavin Long (1963); 8. Royal Australian Navy, 1939-1942 by G. Hermon Gill (1957); 9. Royal Australian Navy, 1942-1945 by G. Hermon Gill (1968); 10. Royal Australian Air Force, 1939-1942 by Douglas Gillison (1962); 11. Air War Against Japan, 1943-1945 by George Odgers (1957); 12. Air War Against Germany & Italy, 1939-1943 by John Herington (1954); 13. Air Power Over Europe, 1944-1945 (1963); 14. The Government and the People, 1939-1941 by Paul Hasluck (1956, second printing); 15. The Government and the People, 1942-1945 by Paul Hasluck (1970); 16. War Economy, 1939-1942 by S. J. Butlin (1955); 17. War Economy, 1942-1945 by S. J. Butlin and C. B. Schedvin (1977); 18. The Role of Science and Industry by D. P. Mellor (1958) 19. Medical Services of the R. A. N. and R. A. A. F. by Allan S. Walker (1961); 20. The Island Campaigns by Allan S. Walker (1957) 21. Middle East and Far East by Allan S. Walker (1956, second printing); 22. Clinical Problems of War by Allan S. Walker (1956, second printing)
Overall set is in Very Good Condition in Good Condition Jackets. Minor wear and marks to cloth of some volumes. Small cup ring to upper board of RAAF 1939-42 volume. Discolouration and soiling to spine crown of Air War Against Germany volume. Soiling to lower board of War Economy 1942-45 volume from jacket becoming stuck, now released. Ghosting and minor marks to some endpapers. Tanning to a few edges. Very minor dampstaining to fore-edge of 2 volumes, South-West Pacific and New Guinea Offensives. Dampstain to crown fore-edge corner of Medical Services of the RAN and RAAF volume. Jackets are worn with chips and tears to edges, some jackets have chunks missing from spine crown, 2 jackets dampstaining to the spines, and 1 volume stained to the tail, 3 jackets in Fair Condition with large closed tears. All jackets now presenting well in protective wrappers. Very Good Condition.