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Afghan War   25 Books
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The India List, Civil & Military, January 1880. Issued by Permission of the Secretary of State for India in Council. lxxvii+632pp. (+ adverts.). Allen & Co. 1880  #57075
[HLMainPic] Contains roll of covenanted Indian Civil Service & branches inc. medical, forests, public works, judiciary, marine &c., also Gradation List & regimental listings for the Indian Army, indexed for Active & Retired officers. Attractive recent half calf, marbled paper covd. boards, VG. See illustration on our website.   £145
The London Cyclist Battalion: A Chronicle of Events Connected with the 26th (Middx.) V.R.C., & the 25th (C. of L.) Cyclist Bn., The London Regiment, & Military Cycling in General. 1st Ed., xi+292pp., 24 plates, 3 maps. Forster Groom, for the Regt. 1932  #57408
[HLMainPic] Valuable coverage of the early days of these "cads on castors" followed by active service in Waziristan 1917, Amritsar Rising & 3rd Afghan War (drafts also served in Mespot. in WW1). Officers rolls. Orig. pale blue cloth, sp. rubbed/worn o/w VG & very scarce.   £95
CALLWELL (Maj.-Gen. Sir C.) & HEADLAM (Maj.-Gen. Sir J.) The History of the Royal Artillery from the Indian Mutiny to the Great War. 1st Ed., 3 Vols., in all some 1600pp., 6 portraits, 23 fldg. maps in separate mapcase, several fldg. tables &c. Woolwich: RA. 19311940  #56915
[HLMainPic] Standard & detailed history. Vol. I, Armaments; Vol. II, Policy & Influence; Vol. III, Campaigns (1860-1914 inc. all corners of Empire, much on NWF, 2nd Afghan War, Egypt & Sudan, China 1860 & 1900, East & West Africa, Boer War &c.). Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG throughout & distinctly uncommon, especially with 3rd volume & mapcase present. See illustration on our website.   £245
CANNON (Richard) Historical Record of the 3rd or King's Own Regiment of Light Dragoons: Containing an Account of the Formation of the Regiment in 1685 & of its subsequent services to 1846. 1st Ed., [x]+viii+vi+138pp., 2 col plates. Parker et al. 1847  #57827
[HLMainPic] Orig. red cloth, VG with 2 col. plates (as called for: uniform & battle of Sobraon). Includes Peninsular campaigns 1811-14, Afghan War 1842, Army of the Sutlej 1845, &c.See illustration on our website.   £65
COLVIN (Ian) The Life of General Dyer. 1st Ed., xi+345pp., portrait frontis., 4 maps. Blackwood. 1929  #57201
[HLMainPic] Dyer of Amritsar infamy: gazetted to the Royal West Surreys from Sandhurst 1885, Burma 1886-87 & transferred to Indian Army, Hazara FF 1888, Chitral 1895 &c. Commanded the Sarhad campaign (South-East Asia cordon) 1916-18 & a brigade in 3rd Afghan War 1919. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
CONDON (Brig. W.E.H., OBE) The Frontier Force Regiment. 1st Ed., xxii+592pp., 4to, col. frontis., 19 photos., 36 maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1962  #57837
[HLMainPic] Excellent history: Mutiny, 2nd Afghan War, Chitral, Tirah, China 1900 &c., WW1 in France, Aden, Mespot, Palestine; WW2 MEF & Burma. "An excellent book" - Perkins 472. Orig. khaki cloth, gilt, little rubbed/worn, generally VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £145
CREAGH (Gen. Sir O'Moore, VC, GCB, GCSI) The Autobiography of... 1st Ed., [ix]+304pp., portrait frontis., 15 plates. Hutchinson. nd  #56999
[HLMainPic] Commissioned 2nd Sherwood Foresters 1866 in India, trans. IA (Bombay division) & attached 25th BNLI then adjt. of the Deoli Irregular Force 1871 then attd. Merwara Bn. which he led in the 2nd Afghan War (VC 1878), CO 2nd Baluchis & GOC 2nd Bde. in China 1900. C-in-C India 1909-14. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG ex-lib. with minor wear. See illustration on our website.   £35
ELSMIE (G.R.) Ed. Field-Marshal Sir Donald Stewart, GCB, GCSI, CIE: An Account of His Life Mainly in His Own Words. 1st Ed., xxii+482pp., portrait frontis., 32 plates. Murray. 1903  #56993
[HLMainPic] Based on his letters & diaries. Stewart was gazetted to the Bengal Army 1840: NWF 1854-55, Indian Mutiny (DAAG Delhi Field Force during the Siege; Relief of Lucknow &c.); brigade commander in Abyssinia 1867; commanding Southern Army in Second Afghan War &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, somewhat rubbed/worn, VG. See illustration on our website.   £65
FORREST (Sir George, CIE) The Life of Lord Roberts, KG, VC. 1st Ed., xi+380pp., 8 plates. VG in chipped dw. Cassell. 1914  #48483
[HLMainPic] Life of Roberts & his campaigns from Indian Mutiny to 2nd Afghan & Boer wars. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, fine in chipped but VG dw & uncommon thus. See illustration on our website.   £25
GARDYNE (Lt.-Col. C. Greenhill) The Life of a Regiment: The History of the Gordon Highlanders: Vol.II, 1816-1898 (including an Account of the 75th Regt. from 1787-1881). 2nd Imp., xxiv+346pp., col. plates, photos., maps & plans. Medici. 1929  #53007
Vol. II only inc. Crimea & Indian Mutiny, Second Afghan War, Transvaal War, Gordon Relief Expedition, Tirah 1897 &c. Later red cloth ex-lib RHQ Grenadier Guards. Sound reference copy.   £12

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