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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

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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

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EVERETT (Maj.-Gen. Sir H.) The History of the Somerset Light Infantry 1685-1914. 1st Ed., xvi+421pp., 17 plates, 22 maps. Methuen. 1934  #49421
[HLMainPic] Detailed history inc. Napoleonic Wars, First Afghan, Indian Mutiny, Zulu & Boer Wars &c. Orig three-qtr. morocco, gilt, sl. mark to front board o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £50
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
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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