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[Bombay] Calendar for the Year of Our Lord 1821. 176+132pp. No imprint. Contemp.  #43634
Contains a caleadr with phases of the moon &c., lists of the East India Company's military & marine officers of the Bombay Presidency, together with their appointment; also a Gradation List of officers; Alphabetical list of inhabitants of Bombay not in the service of HEIC, with their trade or profession; lists of surgeons judicary, customs officers & tax collectors. Vaious Appendices contain rates of duty at te Bombay Custom House, various related regulations & ordinances, flag signals, coinage; register of births, marriages & deaths in Bombay in 1820; index of military & civil officers, &c. Contemp. binding, paper sp. & marbled boards, rubbed & worn but sound alhough lacking title page & probably several other prelims. (All the germain information, from the yearly Calendar to the Indices appears to be present).   £35
Standing Orders of the Bombay Artillery. Compiled & Published Under the Authority of the Commander in Chief & Government. [iii]+253pp., errata slip bound-in facing tp. Bombay: Govt. Printing Office. D. Nicker, Printer. 1844  #57768
[HLMainPic] Customary rules & regs. for officers. NOCs & rank & file, inc. duties of gun-lascars, rosters for duty, guards & picquets, defaulters, barracks, rations & messing, hospital, ordnance, pay, dress &c. Much interesting detail on the organisatiion of the Bombay Artillery.Contemp. qtr. calf, marbled paper covd. boards, somewhat rubbed & worn but easily VG for the period with pencil owenership inscrip. of Col. F.W.M. Spring, compiler of the Bombay List of Officers published in 1902. See illustration on our website.   £145
The Bombay Army List & The Bombay Civil List, Including the Ecclesiastical Establishment. 1st January 1875. Compiled by Permission of Govt. in The Adjutant General's Office, Head Quarters. 351pp. + 10pp. advert leaves. Printed & Puiblished at the Bombay Education Society's Press. 1875  #54530
[HLMainPic] Containing gradation list of the Bombay Staff Corps, regimental listings (both British & Indian regiments then serving in the Bombay Presidency), separate section containing the War Services of Officers (Indian Army & British service), & Index. Modern red cloth with paper label to sp., selotape repairs to last few leaves of index, sound thus & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £125
DOUGLAS (James) Round About Bombay. 1st Ed., x+427pp., 4 engravings. Bombay: Printed at The Bombay Gazette Steam Press. 1886.  #56705
[HLMainPic] Essays "forming a second Book of Bombay," most of which had appeared in some form in daily newspapers. Includes pieces on Bombay Castle; Malabar Hill; Bombay c.1839; Sir Charles James Napier; Bombay Harbour; Anglo-Indian Ghosts; A Forgotten Governor of Bombay (Sir William Meadows); How the Mutiny Was Averted in Bombay, &c. Orig. red cloth, gilt, pictorial front board, sp. sunned, edges damped (with resultant staining to edges of endpapers), however, overall VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £95
HEBER (Rt. Rev. R.) Narrative of a Journey through the Upper Provinces of India from Calcutta to Bombay 1824-1825 (With Notes upon Ceylon); an Account of a Journey to Madras & the Southern Provinces, 1826, & Letters written in India. Colonial & Home Library Ed., 2 Vols., viii+311& iv+304pp. Murray. 1846  #53061
Classic travel journals of the Bishop of Calcutta. Orig. red cloth, sps. chipped, generally VG overall. Complete text but no plates in this cheaper edition.   £20
JOHNSON (Mrs M.A.) Ed. Twelve Years of a Soldier's Life: From the Letters of Major W.T. Johnson of the Native Irregular Cavalry. Edited by his Widow. 1st Ed., [v]+215pp., portrait frontis. Innes & Co. 1897  #57376
[HLMainPic] William Thomas Johnson was born in 1827, Ed. at Rugby School, commissioned 6th Bombay NI 1846; adjt. Guzerat Irreg. Horse; Crimea attd. 20th Ft., sl. wounded, Inkerman; 2nd in command of 1st Oude Irregular Cavalry in Persia, January-June 1857 & command of the faithful remnant of the 12th Irreg. Cav. under Outram at the Relief of Lucknow, the action of the Alumbagh &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, little wor, about VG. Very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £145
PALSOKAR (Col. R.D., MC) The Grenadiers: A Tradition of Valour. 1st Ed., xxiv+538pp., col. frontis., 5 other col. plates & 120 b/w illus., 49 maps. VG in sl. chipped dw. Jabalpur: The Regimental Centre. [1980].  #57929
[HLMainPic] The 4th Bombay Grenadiers (1922 title) from raising as 1st Indian Grenadiers in 1779 onwards, inc. Mysore Wars, Egypt 1801, Mahratta Wars, Central India in the Mutiny, Abyssinia, 2nd Afghan War, Burma, Somaliland &c., WW1 Mespot. &c., post-war NWF, WW2 PAIFORCE & Burma (inc. Kohima & Meiktila &c.) & post-1947 Indo-Pakistan Wars &c. Appenices inc. rolls of commanding officers & subedar-majors, gallantry awards (inc. MiDs) to all ranks, both pre- & post-Independence. "a comprehensive account of all the Grenadier battalions & their forebears between 1779 & 1980... gives proper recognition to this fine regiment" - Perkins. VG in sl. chipped dw & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £165
SHAND (Alexander Innes) General John Jacob: Commandant of the Sind Irregular Horse & Founder of Jacobabad. 1st Ed., x+320pp., portrait frontis., 25 plates, map. Seeley. 1900  #58067
[HLMainPic] Bombay Artillery 1828 & served in Scinde Campaign becoming Political Supt. of the Scinde Frontier 1847 & saw much action against the hill tribes. Cmd. cavalry in Persian War, 1857. Remarkable soldier, reformer & pioneer of improved rifles who did much to leave his stamp on Scinde before his premature death of fever aged 46 in 1858. Orig. maroon cloth, gilt, some dampstaining to lower edges of boards o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
SPRING (Col. F.W.M.) Comp. The Bombay Artillery: List of Officers who have served in the Regiment of Bombay Artillery from its Formation in 1749 to Amalgamation with the RA... 1st Ed., xii+135pp., 6 plates. Clowes. 1902  #41823
[HLMainPic] The officers' services include full career details, campaign service, date of death &c. There is also a history of the early days of the regiment & a statement of the war services of each Troop, up to & including the Boer War. Perkins 431. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, white cloth backstrip, stained but o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £75
TROUSDALE (W.) Ed. The Gordon Creeds in Afghanistan, 1839 & 1878-79. 1st Ed., orig. card wraps., x+189pp., 42 illus. BACSA. 1984  #56594
[HLMainPic] Edited memoirs of a lieutenant of Bombay Artillery in 1st Afghan War & his son a captain with Leicestershire Regt. in the 2nd. VG. See illustration on our website.   £15

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