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Bengal   12 Books
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The Quarterly Army List of Her Majesty's British and Indian Forces on the Bengal Establishment, Exhibiting the Rank, Standing & Various Services of Every Officer in the Army, Distinguishing Those Who Have Received Medals & Other Distinctions, & Who Have Been Wounded & in What Actions; With Their Peirods of Service & Dates of Commissions. Corrected to 5th July 1859. To Which is Added A List of Civil Servants in Bengal & the North-Western Provinces, With the Dates of Their Appointments, Etc. Facsimile reprint of 1859 1st Ed., 358+52+ivpp. (+ adverts). Aldershot: Selous Books. 1997  #58012
[HLMainPic] Excellent 1859 list inc. Indian Mutiny (& earlier) war services of officers of the Bengal Army, with regimental listings & gradation lists, indices for British Army & Indian Army officers, &c. Much interesting detail, plus Bengal Civil Service list appended. Rexine, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £65
BIRDWOOD (FM Lord) Khaki & Gown: An Autobiography. 1st Ed., 456pp., portrait frontis., 16 plates, 5 maps. Ward, Lock & Co. 1941  #53128
GOC ANZAC Corps 1915-18, much on Gallipoli & France. Earlier in the XI Bengal Lancers: Black Mountain, Tirah, Mohmand, Boer War, &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, worn ex-circ. lib. but sound reading copy.   £10
CUNNINGHAM (Lt.-Col. D.D., CIE) Plagues & Pleasures of Life in Bengal. 1st Ed., xi+385pp., 30 plates. Murray. 1907  #52861
[HLMainPic] The author's interest in natural history, developed during his service in India, resulted in this survey of "The smaller inmates of houses & garden" - that is to say, wasps & bees, ants, mosquitos, crabs & leeches & much more; also a section on the seasonal changes in a Bengal garden. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £30
EDWARDS (William, BCS) Personal Adventures during the Indian Rebellion in Rohilcund, Futtehghur, & Oude. 2nd Ed, revised, iv+206pp. Smith, Elder. 1858  #58009
[HLMainPic] Atmospheric account of flight from mutineers (& reliance on loyal Indians) by magistrate of the Budaon district of Rohilcund. Orig. brown cloth, blindstamped & gilt, neatly rebacked with orig. sp. laid down, VG thus. See illustration on our website.   £145
INNES (Lt.-Col. P.R.) History of the Bengal European Regiment now the Royal Munster Fusiliers & How it Helped to win India. 2nd Ed., viii+574pp., col. frontis., 6 maps. Simkin, Marshall. 1885  #49544
[HLMainPic] Detailed history 1756-1858, inc. Sikh Wars & the Mutiny. Officers' roll &c. Perkins 385 notes that the only change from the 1st Ed., issued the same year, was the addition of a leaf of press reviews at the rear. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, little rubbed & worn (esp. at head & tail of sp.), rear inner joint with paper repair o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £75
MACKENZIE (Col. A.R.D., CB) Mutiny Memoirs Being Personal Reminiscences of the Great Sepoy Revolt of 1857. 2nd Ed., [ix]+211+iv+iipp., frontis., 5 plates. Allahabad: Pioneer Press. 1892  #57616
[HLMainPic] Mackenzie was a subaltern with the 3rd Bengal Light Cavalry at Meerut on the outbreak of the Mutiny & was later in the Siege of Delhi & Relief of Lucknow (with other irregular cavalry regiments). Atmospheric account that first appeared in the columns of the Pioneer newspaper. The first edition was published in 1891 & both editions are rare. Contemp. black half morocco, little rubbed & worn, generally VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £225
MCCANCE (Capt. S.) History of the Royal Munster Fusiliers. Vol. I: 1652-1860. 1st Ed., [xvi]+254pp., 4to, 5 col. plates, 31 b/w illus., 20 fldg. maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1927  #47985
[HLMainPic] Superb history. Raised as the Bengal Europeans, the regt. saw extensive service in India inc. Bhurtpore, Afghan & Sikh Wars, all of which are covered in good detail, also Burma 1852 & Indian Mutiny. Excellent orig. blue cloth, gilt, bevelled boards, near fine & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £145
MITFORD (Major R.C.W., XIVth Bengal Lancers) To Caubul with the Cavalry Brigade. A Narrative of Personal Experiences with the Force under General Sir F.S. Roberts, G.C.B. With Map & Illustrations from Sketches by the Author. 2nd Ed., xxi+212pp., 6 plates, fldg. map. W.H. Allen & Co. 1881  #58096
Rare personal account with XIVth Bengal Lancers (Murray's Jat Horse) in Afghanistan 1879-80. Orig. dec. red cloth, blindstamped & gilt, somewhat rubbed & rather worn but sound copy. This edition slightly enlarged (notably the author's expanded Introduction & a final short chapter on the close of the campaign & return to India). See illustration on our website.   £145
THORNTON (T.H., CSI) Colonel Sir Robert Sandeman: His Life & Work on Our Indian Frontier. A Memoir with Selections from His Correspondence & Official Writings. 1st Ed., [xxiv]+392pp., portrait frontis., 16 plates, fldg. map. Murray. 1895  #50139
[HLMainPic] Bengal Infantry 1856, later Probyn's Horse. Mutiny, Frontier Campaigns &c. Governor-General's Agent in Baluchistan 1877-92 whose "hold over the tribes became quite astonishing" & who introduced the Forward Policy of rule through influence rather than non-interferance. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, lottle worn, about VG. See illustration on our website.   £120
TYNDALE-BISCOE (Maj. A.S., RHA) The Sketch of the History of "F" Battery Royal Horse Artillery: Former Titles 1st Troop, 1st Brigade, Bengal Horse Artillery; 'A' Battery, 2nd Royal Horse Brigade; 'A' Battery, 'B' Brigade, Royal Horse Artillery. Compiled from Notes by Maj.-Gen. F.W. Stubbs, & from Battery Records by Maj. A.S. Tyndale-Biscoe, RHA.1st Ed., [iv]+64pp., 5 illus. Spottiswoode & Co. 1905  #55674
[HLMainPic] Mahratta Wars, Burma 1824-26, Afghan & Sikh Wars, Indian Mutiny, NWF 1897,. List of officers who served in the Battery 1801-1905. A revised edition was published in 1932. Orig. red cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £35

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