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Chitral   9 Books
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"H.D.H." [HUTCHINSON Maj.-Gen. H.D., CSI)] A Short History of the 3rd Queen's Own Gurkha Rifles. 1st Ed., 55pp., 4to, 21 photos. Hugh Rees. 1907  #57722
[HLMainPic] Outline history & rolls of officers, beautifully printed on art paper throughout with excellent photos. Perkins 500. Orig. green cloth, gilt. dec. to front & rear, near fine & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £165
BEYNON (Lt. W.G.L., DSO, 1st/3rd Goorkha Rifs.) With Kelly to Chitral. 1st Ed., 160pp., 8 plates, fldg. map. Edward Arnold. 1896  #57270
[HLMainPic] Staff officer to Col. Kelly's Chitral Relief Force, 1895. Most plates are from sketches by the author. Orig. red cloth, gilt, sp. a little sunned o/w VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £125
CONDON (Brig. W.E.H., OBE) The Frontier Force Regiment. 1st Ed., xxii+592pp., 4to, col. frontis., 19 photos., 36 maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1962  #57837
[HLMainPic] Excellent history: Mutiny, 2nd Afghan War, Chitral, Tirah, China 1900 &c., WW1 in France, Aden, Mespot, Palestine; WW2 MEF & Burma. "An excellent book" - Perkins 472. Orig. khaki cloth, gilt, little rubbed/worn, generally VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £145
DEVELIN (Sgt.-Major, RE) Views in Chitral Taken during the Advance of the 3rd Brigade of the Chitral Relief Force under the Command of Brigadier-General W.F. Gatacre, D.S.O., by Sergeant-Major Develin, R.E., 1895. 1st Ed., [iv]+18pp. letterpress followed by 127 fine full page photogravure plates (including four fldg. panoramas), oblong 4to. Maclure & Co. Contemp.  #55403
[HLMainPic] The story of the 1895 campaign for the Relief of Chitral in letterpress, reproducing Despatches of Gen. Low (commanding Chitral Relief Force), Capt. Townshend & Col Kelly (32nd Pioneers, commanding Gilgit Force), including Orders of Battle, statements of casualties & recommendations for awards, followed by the 127 finely produced plates from photos. taken by Sgt.-Major Develin, RE, Bombay Sappers & Miners, who accompanied the 3rd Brigade as Photographer. These exceptionally fine plates include views of all the geographical features traversed by the 3rd Brigade, including the Malakand Pass, Swat Valley, Lowari Pass, Ashreth Valley, Chitral River, Valley & Fort &c. (many showing troops on the march &c.), also regimental & staff groups, encampments, bridges, graves & other subjects. A very fine & rare compilation. Orig. red cloth, blindstamped boards, gilt title to front, minor rubbing & sl. fading to cloth, but a very nice copy & very rare. See illustrations on our website.   £1750
HARRIS (John) Much Sounding of Bugles: The Siege of Chitral 1895. 1st Ed., xv+248pp., 29 plates, 2 maps + ep maps. VG in dw. Hutchinson. 1975  #52412
[HLMainPic] Se illustration on our website.   £10
ROBERTSON (Sir George S., KCSI) Chitral: The Story of a Minor Siege. 1st Ed., xi+368pp., 32 plates, 5 maps & plans. Methuen & Co. 1898  #53984
[HLMainPic] Standard account. Attractive recent half red morocco, gilt to sp., raised bands &c., marbled paper covd. boards. Very nice copy but for ink blot on front board. See illustration on our website.   £50
WYLLY (Col. H.C., CB) From the Black Mountain to Waziristan: Being an Account of the Border Countries & the More Turbulent of the Tribes Controlled by the North-West Frontier Province, & of our Military Relations with them in the Past. 1st Ed., xx+505pp., 8 fldg. maps. Macmillan. 1912  #55408
[HLMainPic] Classic study by an experienced officer who served in the Tirah Expeditionary Force &c. Orig. mustard cloth, sl. chip at head of sp. o/w VG throughout with contemp. ownership. inscrip. of R.W. Knollys, an Indian Army officer who spent much of his service in Civil employment with the judiciary, but previously in the NWF campaigns of 1897-98 as a staff officer. See illustration on our website.   £225
YOUNGHUSBAND (Capt. & Bt. Major G.J.) Indian Frontier Warfare. 1st Ed., xvi+254pp., 2 fldg. maps in end-pocket, 5 bound in. Kegan Paul et al. 1898  #55418
[HLMainPic] No. 3 in the Wolseley Series of military textbooks, covering all aspects of NWF operations & largely drawing on lessons of the 2nd Afghan War & Chitral campaigns. Orig. cloth, gilt, remains of old label to front board o/w about VG. See illustration on our website.   £75
YOUNGHUSBAND (Capt. G.J.) & YOUNGHUSBAND (Capt. F.E., CIE) The Relief of Chitral. 2nd Imp., [viii]+183pp., 24 plates, map. Macmillan. 1895  #55419
[HLMainPic] Relief of Chitral 1895; both authors served in the campaign. Orig. red cloth, gilt, minor wear to sp., VG. See illustration on our website.   £45

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