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Ashanti   10 Books
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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
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
KOCHANSKI (H.) Sir Garnet Wolseley: Victorian Hero. 1st Ed., xvii+340pp., portrait frontis., 18 illus., 5 maps. VG in dw. Hambledon Press. 1999  #56983
[HLMainPic] The latest assessment of the distinguished general. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £15
MAURICE (Maj.-Gen. Sir F.) & ARTHUR (Sir George) The Life of Lord Wolseley. 1st Ed., xxiii+375pp., portrait frontis., 15 plates, 16 illus. in text, 4 maps. Heinemann. 1924  #35520
Wolseley & his campaigns, mainly Red River, Ashanti & Nile Expeditions. Orig. black cloth, VG   £20
MELVILLE (Col. C.H.) Life of General The Right Hon. Sir Redvers Buller, VC, GCB, GCMG. 1st Ed., 2 vols., xv+328 & vii+325pp., 4 plates, 3 maps. Arnold. 1923  #56686
[HLMainPic] 60th Rifles 1858; served China 1860, Red River expedition, Ashanti & Zulu Wars, Chief of Staff in Transvaal War 1880-81, Egypt 1882, Gordon Relief Expedition, C.-in-C. South Africa 1899-1900. Orig. maroon cloth, gilt, cloth sl. marked, VG. See illustration on our website.   £125
READE (Winwood) The Story of the Ashantee Campaign. 1st Ed., viii+433pp., fldg. map. Smith, Elder. 1874  #52289
[HLMainPic] First-hand account of Ashanti war 1873-74 by the Special Correspondent of The Times: "it was my fortune to see more fighting than anyone else in the Expedition, excepting a few officers in native regiments." Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG ex-Signet Lib. (the Scottish Bar). See illustration on our website.   £145

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