HANNA, Henry. The Pals at Suvla Bay. Being the Record of 'D' Company of the 7th Royal Dublin Fusiliers With a Foreword by Sir Bryan T.Mahon. Dublin, [printed at the Complete Press, West Norwood, London] for E. Ponsonby, .
Royal 8vo. Original cloth lettered and decorated in gilt, regimental colours on covers; pp. 243, title-page printed in sepia and black, seven colour plates, plates after photographs and over 200 portraits after photographs on plates, sketch maps; brown-spotting to text and offsetting from endpapers (as usual), otherwise good.
First edition of this early and highly illustrated account of Gallipoli. 'A detailed narrative of the raising and training of the Pals company of 7th Dublins and the August 1915 landings at Suvla to the end of the campaign, with 10th (Irish) Div. Nominal rolls and service details of every member of the company. As the preface is dated by Hanna October 1916 in 54 Lansdowne Road, we are sure that the author is Henry Hanna (1871-1946), barrister and later High Court judge, who had been an observer of events in Ballsbridge during the Easter Rising. He kept a valuable diary, which is now at Trinity College' ( https://www.tcd.ie/library/1916/a-citizens-diary-by-henry-hanna-1916/ ).