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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
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
TUGWELL (Lt.-Col. W.B.P.) History of the Bombay Pioneers 1777-1933. 1st Ed., 439pp., 11 col. & 42 b/w plates, 17 maps. Bedford: Sidney Press. 1938  #57378
[HLMainPic] Pioneers accompanied every expedition & the regiment saw a great deal of active service inc. Afghan Wars 1838-42 & 1878-80; NWF inc. Black Mountain, Bhutan 1864, Tirah & Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Indian Corps in France 1914-15, Mesopotamia, NWF 1916-17; Afghanistan 1919 & Waziristan 1924-28. "One of the most comprehensive & handsomely produced of all IA histories" - Perkins 443. Orig. half blue morocco, gilt, minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £125
WILSON (Capt. W.A.M., 23rd Bombay Rifles) Historical Records of the 23rd Regiment (Second Battalion, Rifle Regiment), Bombay Infantry, Formerly the First Battalion, 12th Native Infantry. 1st Ed., 84pp. Bombay: Printed at the Education Society's Steam Press. 1894.  #56812
[HLMainPic] Raising in 1817 & subsequent services including Mahratta Wars (Battle of Kirkee &c.); Sind campaign; Persia & Central India (during the Mutiny); Afghanistan 1880; Burma 1885-88, &c. Service details of British officers, MOs &c. Perkins p.457: "useful summary of the Regt's evolution & various campaign services... neatlt arranged & the appendices are extensive." Orig. green cloth, rather speckled, several leaves loose, sound thus & rare. See illustration on our website.   £345




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