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Ceylon   3 Books
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LAURIE (Lt.-Col. G.B.) History of the Royal Irish Rifles. 1st Ed., xxiv+540pp., 10 col. plates & 24 b/w illus., 15 maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1914  #53056
Substantial, detailed history inc. much service in Egypt, India & the Cape, Peninsular War, Kandyan War, Indian Mutiny, Boer War &c. Various rolls of medals &c., officers' services. Orig. green cloth, gilt to sp. & front, bevelled boards, cloth dampstained, especially front board, o/w sound.   £145
LAURIE (Lt.-Col. G.B.) History of the Royal Irish Rifles. 1st Ed., xxiv+540pp., 10 col. plates & 24 b/w illus., 15 maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1914  #57167
[HLMainPic] Substantial, detailed history, 1793-1912, inc. much service in Egypt, India & the Cape, Peninsular War, Kandyan War, Indian Mutiny, Boer War &c. Various rolls of medals &c., officers' services. Orig. green cloth, gilt to sp. & front, bevelled boards, little speckled o/w near fine & rare. Regimental notepaper as bookplate, with 1922 ownership. inscrip. of Lt. G. Brunskill, 2nd RIR. (Note: Major-Gen. Gerald Brunskill, CB, MC, 1897-1964, commanded 1st Bn. Royal Ulster Rifles in India and England (1939-41), 129th Inf. Brigade, 43rd Division (1941-42), Director of Special Weapons & Vehicles (1942-45), GOC British Troops in Siam (1946) & Deputy Master General of the Ordnance, GHQ in India (1947). See illustration on our website.   £175
WILKINSON (Maj.-Gen. O., CB) & WILKINSON (Maj.-Gen. J.) The Memoirs of the Gemini Generals: Personal Anecdotes. Sporting Adventures, & Sketches of Distinguished Officers. 1st Ed., xii+441pp. Innes & Co. 1896  #53893
[HLMainPic] Twin brothers' memoirs: Osborn (Bengal Cavalry, Sikh Wars, NWF, Mutiny & 2nd Afghan War) & Johnson (15th Ft., Ceylon Rebellion 1848 &c.), together with short biogs. of 30 of their contemporaries. Orig. maroon cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £45

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