Published by G. Hassell & Son (Adelaide, 1917)
Leon Gellert was one of Australia’s most acclaimed war poets. This slim booklet was reprinted in the same year as this first printing and, on the back of its popularity, ran to a third edition published by Angus & Robertson who commissioned Norman Lindsay to lavishly illustrate it.
This first edition does not include the Lindsay illustrations but is a genuine collector’s item due to its scarcity and fragile production.
Our copy is in very good condition with the paper wraps showing minimal bumping and nicks at the extremities. There is some inked writing on the front free endpaper (as pictured).