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Ashanti   15 Books
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BLEBY (Lt. Cdr. Arthur) The Victorian Naval Brigades. 1st Ed., viii+184pp., illus. & maps. Caithness: Whittles Pubg. 2006  #58017
[HLMainPic] Useful & readable accounts of the Naval Brigades in the Crimean War; Indian Mutiny; Abyssinia; Ashanti; Zulu War; Tel-el-Kebir; Siege of Khartoum, Boer War & Boxer Rebellion. Orig. pictorial boards (as issued), VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
BRACKENBURY (Capt. Henry, RA) & HUYSHE (Capt. G.L.) Fanti & Ashanti: Three Papers Read on Board SS Ambriz on the Voyage to the Gold Coast. 1st Ed., ix+131pp., fldg. map. Blackwood. 1873  #58034
[HLMainPic] The authors were Wolseley's AMS & DQMG on the 1873-74 Ashanti expedition. En route it was found that officers present had little knowledge of the destination. Utilising the works available (Govt. Blue Books, Topographical Notes & half-a-dozen travellers' or missionaries' accounts) they prepared these papers in preparation for the campaign. Orig. red cloth, gilt, splitting & stained but sound & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £75
BRICE (Christopher) The Thinking Man's Soldier: The Life & Career of General Sir Henry Brackenbury 1837-1914. 1st Ed., xxvii+336pp., 18 illus., 2 maps. VG in dw. Helion. 2012  #58234
[HLMainPic] Commissioned RA 1856, served in Indian Mutiny, became Professor of Military History at RMA Woolwich. A Wolseley protege, he saw service with him in Ashanti, Natal, Zululand & the Sudan, later occupying senior staff positions including Head of the Intelligence Branch at the War Office. An influential reformer of the Army, author of numerous articles & several major campaign histories. Signed by author. See illustration on our website.   £20
BUTLER (Sir William F., GCB) Sir William Butler: An Autobiography. 1st Ed., xi+476pp., 4 portraits, 3 maps. Constable. 1911  #54897
[HLMainPic] 69th Foot 1858 & served in Red River expedition, Ashanti, Zulu & Transvaal Wars, Egypt 1882 &c. One of Wolseley's 'ring.' Orig. cloth, gilt, little chipped & marked o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
CALLWELL (Maj.-Gen. Sir C.E., KCB) The Memoirs of Major-General Sir Hugh McCalmont KCB, CVO. 1st Ed., 295pp., 16 plates, 3 maps/plans. Hutchinson. 1924  #56697
[HLMainPic] Cavalry officer (9th Lancers 1865) in many campaigns inc. Red River, Ashanti War, Zulu & Transvaal Wars, Marri Expedition, Tel-el-Kebir, the Nile &c. Orig. pale blue cloth, somewhat faded as is usually found, little chipped & worn, o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
CARY (A.D.L., OBE) & McCANCE (Capt. S.) Regimental Records of the Royal Welch Fusiliers. Vols. I & II. 1689-1815 & 1816-1914. 1st Ed., 2 Vols., 4to; xxi+324pp. & xviii+425pp., maps. Wrexham: The RWF. 1995  #56579
These vols. contain Napoleonic Wars, inc. Peninsula & Waterloo, Crimean War, Indian Mutiny, Ashanti, Burma 1885, Black Mountain Expedition, Boer War &c. Orig. blue cloth, worn, sound.   £40
CAULFEILD (Col. J.E.) Comp. One Hundred Years' History of The 2nd Batt. West India Regiment from Date of Raising 1795 to 1898. 1st Ed., 222pp., 6 plates. Forster Groom & Co. 1899  #54824
[HLMainPic] Much otherwise almost unobtainable material on various campaigns from West Indies in the Napoleonic era & later, then from 1860 onwards the regt. was much involved in West Africa: ops. in Sierre Leone, Gambia, Gold Coast, Ashanti 1873-74 & 1895, &c., with various rolls of officers present at different times. "good coverage of several little-known operations... The style is dry & tedious, but the contents appear to be accurate." - Perkins. In the author's Preface he notes that he has utilised the regimental Digest of Services & was allowed access to "official Order Books, Letter Books, Returns, &c., filed in the Brigade Office... I was fortunate enough to collect a vast amount of valuable & reliable information." List of "Subscribers towards cost of production" (74 officers) at end. Orig. red & blue cloth, gilt, sp. little marked, some ink notes to rear blank, o/w VG & very rare. See illustration on our website.   £275
CROOKS (Major J.J.) Records Relating to the Gold Coast Settlements From 1750 to 1874. Facsimile reprint of 1923 1st Ed., xii+558pp., map. Frank Cass. 1973  #54951
[HLMainPic] Standard, documentary survey of the period from the formation of the African Company of Merchants in 1750 to the conclusion of the third Ashanti War, 1874. The author had been Colonial Secretary of Sierra Leone. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
DOUGLAS (Sir George) The Life of Major-General Wauchope, CB, CMG, LLD. Popular Ed., viii+350pp., portrait frontis. H&S. 1905  #58135
[HLMainPic] Andrew Wauchope, Black Watch, killed when Highland Brigade commander at the Battle of Magersfontein, 1899. Also includes his early life, Ashanti campaign 1873-74, Egypt 1882 &c. Inscribed by his widow to Day Butler: "Nina Butler from Jean Wauchope, Niddrie Marischal May 1917."Orig. red cloth, gilt, little rubbed & worn, sound, near VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
FREMANTLE (Adml. Hon. Sir Edmund, GCB) The Navy as I Have Known It 1849-1899. 1st Ed., xvi+472pp., portrait frontis. Cassell. nd  #56586
[HLMainPic] Career in the Navy inc.much service in East Indies, Burma & China Wars, New Zealand & Ashanti Wars &c. "This is not precisely an autobiography, in the ordinary sense of the word. My chief desire has been to give a faithful picture of life in the Navy... & to show something of the duties devolving upon the Service when some of our little wars are in progress..." - Preface. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, sp. little worn o/w VG throughout & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £45

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