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Cavalry   80 Books
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"Ready for Either" Incidents in the Life of a Young Cavalry Officer, by His Mother. 1st Ed. (with Foreword by Brig. G.K. Scott-Moncrieff) viii+140pp., portrait + plate of memorial brass in Greyfriar's Church, Reading, diagram. Simpkin Marshall. nd (c.1910).  #57448
[HLMainPic] Evocative volume printed in memory of Lt. Godfrey Hope Soole, 21st PAVO Cavalry. Mainly Soole's letters from India 1903-08, inc. the Mohmand Campaign 1908 in which he was killed at Umra Killi on 20th May 1908. Nice copy in the superior cushioned calf binding, gilt to front & spine, edges gilt. See illustration on our website.   £75
10th Duke of Cambnridge's Own Lancers (Hodson's Horse).] Nominal Roll of Officers Who Have Served with the Regiment 1857-1912. Reprinted from the Official Army Lists. 1st Ed., [iii]+94pp. Calcutta: Thacker, Spink & Co. 1913  #55473
[HLMainPic] Excellent records up to July 1912 including British & VCOs. Orig. red & blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £75
61st Cavalry Golden Jubilee, 1953-2003. 1st Ed., laminated card wraps., A4 format, [xvii] & 94pp., illus. through inc. many col. photos. The Regiment. 2003  #57930
[HLMainPic] Post-partition the 61st Cavalry of the Indian Army was raised from the former State Forces units Gwalior Lancers, Jodhpur Lancers, Mysore Lancers et al. Lavishly illustrated souvenir, including many col. plates, produced to commemorate the Regiment's 50th Anniversary, inc. details of regimental history (the forebear units, the Jodhpur Lancers famous action at Haifa in 1918, post-1947 activities, &c.), alongside rolls & portraits of current officers & much else of interest. VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
A Selection of Field Movements for a Division of Cavalry, In Accordance with the Principles Laid Down in The Cavalry Regulations. 7 & [16]pp., 8 plates of drill moevemnts &c. Parker, Furnivall, & Parker. 1846  #38259
Compiled by Lord de Ros. Contemp. black leather covd. boards, neatly rebacked, ex-RUSI, VG thus.   £35
An Abridgement of the Regulations for the Formation & Movements of the Cavalry (As Last Corrected by the Board) Adapted to the use of Yeomanry Corps, with Suggestions of Several Points of Discipline & Interior; & A Short Notice upon Patrols, Picquets, & Other Measures of Precaution in Times of Disturbance. Also the Forms of Yeomanry Returns; & An Abstract of the Regulations Issued by the Government Departments Connected with the Yeomanry. xii+167pp., num. diagrams of drill movements &c. Clowes. 1833  #48501
[HLMainPic] Rare book of instruction for the Yeomanry. Orig. plum cloth, little worn, sound throughout, VG, with orig. leather lettering label to front. See illustration on our website.   £50
Communicating Drill for Cavalry. Movements by Fours, Increasing & Diminishing the Front. Compiled from the latest Cavalry Drill by Major J.R. Van Cortlandt, 3rd (K.O.) Hussars. 31pp. Gale & Polden. 1901  #55753
[HLMainPic] Handy pocketbook of drill orders & what they mean. Orig. red printed paper covers, VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
Report of the Ministry: Overseas Military Forces of Canada 1918. 1st Ed., xv+533pp., 31 photos., 13 fldg. maps. Printed by HMSO By Authority of the Ministry, Overseas Military Forces of Canada. 1919  #57644
[HLMainPic] A full & rewarding official survey of Canadian Corps operations throughout the final year of the war, with some interesting maps & photos; additionally addresses various issues such as The Organisation, Administration & Functions of the Canadian Corps; Operations of the Canadian Cavalry Brigade (1918); GHQ, AG's Branch, QMG's Branch, Railway Troops; Forestry Corps; Canadian Tank Battalion; Medical Corps., &c. &c. Fully indexed. Useful maps & good photos. Orig. grey cloth, titled in black to front & sp., very nice copy & scarce thus. Not in Perkins. See illustration on our website.   £145
Standing Orders for the Light Cavalry of The Army of Fort St. George. Adjutant General's Office, Fort St. George, 1st August, 1848. [vi]+211pp. Madras: Printed & Published by J. Wright at the Commercial Advertiser Press. 1848.  #56703
[HLMainPic] BY AUTHORITY: orders & regulations for Regiments of Light Cavalry of the Madras Army. Contains details of the duties of all ranks, British & Indian, & much other matter such as Arms & Accoutrements; Clothing; Native Festivals, Furloughs; Punishments; Recruits & Drill, &c. Attractive 20th C. half calf, gilt, with raised bands & blind dec. to sp., marbled paper covd. boards. VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £225
The Queen's Own Royal Glasgow Yeomanry 1848-1948. 1st Ed., 126pp., 4to, 18 plates, tailpieces to each chapter. Glasow: Printed for the Regiment by MacLehose & Co. 1948  #56743
[HLMainPic] Includes active service in Boer War, squadrons served in Gallipoli, Egypt & Western Front in WW1 & as anti-tank units in WW2. Very nicely illustrated & produced history, orig. qtr. morocco, VG throughout & rare. See illustration on our website.   £125
War Diary of the 1st Life Guards. First Year, 1914-1915. Cheaper Ed., 158pp., 4to, frontis. (with 5 oval portraits of COs), fldg. map. No imprint, The Regt. nd  #36222
Based on the diaries of Lt.-Col. E.B. Cook, Surgeon-Major Cowie & the official regimental War Diary. Rolls of officers, Rolls of Honour &c. Second issue binding, lacking ffep, covers soiled & worn, but sound.   £30

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