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AN EX-POLITICAL: [Pseud. of EASTWICK (E.B.)] Dry Leaves from Young Egypt. 3rd Ed., xx+393pp., chromo. litho. frontis., tinted litho. plates throughout. Hertford: Printed for the Author by Stephen Austin. 1851  #54451
[HLMainPic] Misleadingly titled experiences of a Political Officer in Sind, 1839-41, when it had been brought under British rule in furtherance of the policy of establishing influence over Afghanistan. Highly acclaimed account & rare. Rebound in green cloth, gilt title to spine, VG thus. See illustration on our website.   £125
ANGLESEY (Marquess of) A History of the British Cavalry 1816-1919. Vol. III: 1872-1898. 1st Ed., 478pp., 61 illus., 18 maps. VG in dw. Cooper. 1982  #56219
[HLMainPic] The now standard history of British Cavalry, this vol. includes Zulu & Transvaal Wars, 2nd Afghan Wars, Egypt & the Sudan, &c. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £35
ATKINSON (C.T.) Regimental History The Royal Hampshire Regiment. Vol. II 1914-1918. 1st Ed., xx+515pp., 4 plates, 89 maps & diagrams. Glasgow: For the Regt. 1950  #57360
Western Front, Gallipoli, Egypt, Mespot. & Salonika. Rolls of regular officers (with details of promotions &c.), awards. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £145
BARRETT (C.R.B.) Ed. The 85th King's Light Infantry (Now 2nd Bn. he King's Shropshire Light Infantry). By "One of Them," 1st Ed., xx+551pp., col. frontis., 41 plates (inc. 11 col. plates of uniforms), 12 maps. Spottiswoode & Co. 1913  #53162
Substantial volume including campaigns in the Low Countries, Peninsular War, New Orleans 1814, Afghanistan 1879-80 & Boer War 1899-1902. Includes details of officers' services. Awards &c.noted in text. Later blue cloth with red leather label to sp., little stained at extremities, pp.133-150 supplied in photostat. Inexpensive text & complete with col. plates of uniforms, fldg. maps &c.   £15
BEAUMONT (Roger) Sword of the Raj: The British Army in India, 1747-1947. 1st Ed., xvi+237pp., numerous b/w illus. VG in dw. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill. 1977  #55840
[HLMainPic] Useful, concise introduction to the subject. See illustration on our website.   £15
DE RHE PHILIPE (George William) & IRVING (Miles) Soldiers of the Raj. Facsimile reprint of 2 parts originally published in 1910 & 1912, 189 & 386pp., 6 photos. VG in dw. LSE. 1989  #57035
Valuable hardback reprint of two volumes first published by Govt. of India in the Monumental Inscription Series. Part I contains inscriptions on tombs & memorials to Europeans in the Punjab, NWF Province, Kashmir & Afghanistan, while Part II consists of extensive biographical details of some 1100 military officers & others whose names are recorded in Part I. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £40
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
HUDSON (Gen. Sir H., GCB) History of the 19th King George's Own Lancers from 1858-1921, formerly 18th K.G.O. Lancers & 19th Lancers (Fane's Horse), amalgamated in 1921. 1st Ed., xiv+370pp., 4to, 2 col. & 31 b/w plates, 6 fldg. maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1937  #58057
[HLMainPic] Indian Mutiny, 2nd Afghan War, Tirah & WW1 Western Front & Palestine campaigns. A detailed & handsome history with numerous rolls & appendices (inc. awards, casualties, wounded or killed &c., all ranks). "A superb publication..." - Perkins. Orig. dec. blue cloth, gilt, little wear to cloth o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £225
HYPHER (P.P.) Comp. Deeds of Valour of the Indian Soldier which won the Indian Order of Merit, During the Period from 1837 to 1859, (Including the Indian Mutiny). 1st Ed., [v]+204pp. Simla Times Press. 1925  #53840
[HLMainPic] In most cases the deeds for which the IOM was awarded are detailed. Campaigns in this volume principally Afghan & Sikh wars as well as the Mutiny, & various lesser campaigns. Orig. red cloth, VG & rare (just 500 copies printed). See illustration on our website.   £350

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