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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
BUTLER (Lt.-Col. Lewis) The Annals of the King's Royal Rifle Corps. Vol. III: xxviii+334pp., 8 portraits, 6 maps. Murray. 1926  #28213
This useful volume covers the period 1830-1873 inc. Sikh & Kaffir Wars, Indian Mutiny (at Meerut, Delhi &c.), China 1860 & Red River Expedition. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG with rather clumsily pasted in bookplate of Sir Percival Scrope Marling, VC, CB, sometime of the regiment.   £50
BUTLER (Lt.-Col. Lewis) The Annals of the King's Royal Rifle Corps. Vol. III: 1st Ed., xxviii+334pp., 8 portraits, 6 maps. Murray. 1926  #56210
[HLMainPic] This useful volume covers the period 1830-1873 inc. Sikh & Kaffir Wars, Indian Mutiny (at Meerut, Delhi &c.), China 1860 & Red River Expedition. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
ELSMIE (G.R.) Ed. Field-Marshal Sir Donald Stewart, GCB, GCSI, CIE: An Account of His Life Mainly in His Own Words. 1st Ed., xxii+482pp., portrait frontis., 32 plates. Murray. 1903  #56993
[HLMainPic] Based on his letters & diaries. Stewart was gazetted to the Bengal Army 1840: NWF 1854-55, Indian Mutiny (DAAG Delhi Field Force during the Siege; Relief of Lucknow &c.); brigade commander in Abyssinia 1867; commanding Southern Army in Second Afghan War &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, somewhat rubbed/worn, VG. See illustration on our website.   £65
HODSON (Rev. G.H.) Ed. Hodson of Hodson's Horse; or, Twelve Years of a Soldier's Life in India: Being Extracts from the Letters of the Late Major W.S.R. Hodson. 4th Ed., lxxiv+300pp. Kegan Paul. 1883  #53882
[HLMainPic] Commandant of Hodson's Horse, killed at Lucknow, who had played the decisive & controversial role in the arrest of Bahadur Shah, King of Delhi, & the execution of his sons. This edition contains a new Introduction being largely "a Vindication from the Charges made by Mr Bosworth Smith in his 'Life of Lord Lawrence.'" Orig brown cloth, gilt, minor wear, about VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
HOLMES (T. Rice) A History of the Indian Mutiny & of the Disturbances which Accompanied it Among the Civil Population. 4th Ed., xx+582pp., 2 maps & 6 plans (most fldg.). W.H. Allen. 1891  #50559
[HLMainPic] Standard history. Orig. brown cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
HOPE (Ascott R.) The Story of the Indian Mutiny. 1st Ed., [vii]+243pp. frontis. (the Marachetti Angel at Cawnpore), several illus. & maps. Frederick Warne. 1896  #54360
[HLMainPic] Typical late-Victorian patriotic account, but useful complete outline of the main events & in nice state. "it is attempted to throw into relief the more picturesque episodes, & to bring out illustrative incidents of personal adventure likely to attract younger readers" - Preface. Orig. dec. green cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
HUGHES (Derrick) The Mutiny Chaplains. 1st Ed., 192pp., 4 photos., map. VG in dw. Wilton: Michael Russell. 1991  #55870
[HLMainPic] The Mutiny through the eyes of the East India Company's chaplains, inc. extracts from unpublished diary & archives & a short account of the EIC's Chaplain Service until its abolition in 1858. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £20
HYPHER (P.P.) Comp. Deeds of Valour of the Indian Soldier which won the Indian Order of Merit, During the Period from 1837 to 1859, (Including the Indian Mutiny). 1st Ed., [v]+204pp. Simla Times Press. 1925  #53840
[HLMainPic] In most cases the deeds for which the IOM was awarded are detailed. Campaigns in this volume principally Afghan & Sikh wars as well as the Mutiny, & various lesser campaigns. Orig. red cloth, VG & rare (just 500 copies printed). See illustration on our website.   £350
MACKENZIE (Col. A.R.D., CB) Mutiny Memoirs Being Personal Reminiscences of the Great Sepoy Revolt of 1857. 2nd Ed., [ix]+211+iv+iipp., frontis., 5 plates. Allahabad: Pioneer Press. 1892  #57616
[HLMainPic] Mackenzie was a subaltern with the 3rd Bengal Light Cavalry at Meerut on the outbreak of the Mutiny & was later in the Siege of Delhi & Relief of Lucknow (with other irregular cavalry regiments). Atmospheric account that first appeared in the columns of the Pioneer newspaper. The first edition was published in 1891 & both editions are rare. Contemp. black half morocco, little rubbed & worn, generally VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £225

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