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Bylaws of the 6th D.C.O. Lancer Co-operative Thrift Society Limited. 14pp., plain wraps., wire stitched. Sialkot: Public Electric Press. nd (c.1930).  #46883
Regimental societies such as this, co-operative in nature, existed to enable officers & men of the regt. to borrow money for necessities (these might include polo ponies &c.) at a preferential rate. All members paid into the savings scheme & owned a share. Ownership inscrip. of F.R.C. Stewart, joined 6th Lancers (Watson's Horse) 1930 & later Lt.-Col.   £8
Patiala & the Great War: A Brief History of the Services of the Premier Punjab State. Compiled from Secretariat & other Records. 1st Ed., [viii]+91pp., portrait frontis. (of Maj.-Gen. HH The Maharaja of Patiala), 48 plates. Printed by the Medici Soc., For Private Circulation. 1923  #58345
[HLMainPic] The State's assistance in the War plus the Maharaja's services & brief records of the Rajindar Sikhs & Lancers (State Troops) in Gallipoli, Middle East & Mespot. Excellent tipped-in photogravures of aforementioned units on service, of the Maharaja during a visit to France, of his unveiling of the Brighton Memorial (Indian Gate at the Pavilion), & of the Prince of Wales's visit to Patiala in 1922. Orig. black cloth, gilt, boards dampstained o/w VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £120

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BIRDWOOD (FM Lord) Khaki & Gown: An Autobiography. 1st Ed., 456pp., portrait frontis., 16 plates, 5 maps. Ward, Lock & Co. 1941  #53128
GOC ANZAC Corps 1915-18, much on Gallipoli & France. Earlier in the XI Bengal Lancers: Black Mountain, Tirah, Mohmand, Boer War, &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, worn ex-circ. lib. but sound reading copy.   £10
BIRDWOOD (FM Lord) Khaki & Gown: An Autobiography. 1st Ed., 456pp., portrait frontis., 16 plates, 5 maps. Ward, Lock & Co. 1941  #58543
[HLMainPic] GOC ANZAC Corps 1915-18, much on Gallipoli & France. Earlier in the XI Bengal Lancers: Black Mountain, Tirah, Mohmand, Boer War, &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £15
BROOKE (Maj.-Gen. Geoffrey, CB, DSO, MC) The Brotherhood of Arms. 1st Ed., vii+133pp., portrait frontis., 9 plates. VG in dw. Clowes & Sons. 1941  #58390
[HLMainPic] Scarce memoirs of service with Cavalry Corps in France & Flanders 1914-15: Brooke was appointed Staff Capt. to Hubert Gough's 3rd Cavalry Brigade in 1914: Retreat from Mons, 1st Ypres (at Wystchaete & Messines), rejoined his regt. (16th Lancers) in 1915, Brigade Major Canadian Cavalry Brigade 1916, &c. VG in sl. chipped dw. See illustration on our website.   £75
CHARRINGTON (Major H.V.S., MC) The 12th Royal Lancers in France August 17th, 1914-November 11th, 1918. 1st Ed., [vii]+50pp., 5 plates. Aldershot: G&P. 1921  #56778
[HLMainPic] Useful although fairly succinct account. Roll of Hon., roll of officers. Orig. red cloth, gilt, very nice copy & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £75
HUDSON (Gen. Sir H., GCB) History of the 19th King George's Own Lancers from 1858-1921, formerly 18th K.G.O. Lancers & 19th Lancers (Fane's Horse), amalgamated in 1921. 1st Ed., xiv+370pp., 4to, 2 col. & 31 b/w plates, 6 fldg. maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1937  #58057
[HLMainPic] Indian Mutiny, 2nd Afghan War, Tirah & WW1 Western Front & Palestine campaigns. A detailed & handsome history with numerous rolls & appendices (inc. awards, casualties, wounded or killed &c., all ranks). "A superb publication..." - Perkins. Orig. dec. blue cloth, gilt, little wear to cloth o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £225
MITFORD (Major R.C.W., XIVth Bengal Lancers) To Caubul with the Cavalry Brigade. A Narrative of Personal Experiences with the Force under General Sir F.S. Roberts, G.C.B. With Map & Illustrations from Sketches by the Author. 2nd Ed., xxi+212pp., 6 plates, fldg. map. W.H. Allen & Co. 1881  #58096
Rare personal account with XIVth Bengal Lancers (Murray's Jat Horse) in Afghanistan 1879-80. Orig. dec. red cloth, blindstamped & gilt, somewhat rubbed & rather worn but sound copy. This edition slightly enlarged (notably the author's expanded Introduction & a final short chapter on the close of the campaign & return to India). See illustration on our website.   £145
REYNARD (F.H., late Capt.) The Ninth (Queen's Royal) Lancers 1715-1903. 1st Ed., xv+258pp., 4to, 10 col. & 10 b/w plates. Blackwood. 1904  #57659
[HLMainPic] Services included South America, Peninsula, Walcheren, Sikh Wars, Indian Mutiny, Afghan War 1878, Boer War 1899-1902. Rolls of officers &c. Orig. cloth, sp. splitting but sound, near VG. See illustration on our website.   £50
VERNON (P.V.) Ed. The Royal New South Wales Lancers 1885-1960, Incorporating a Narrative of the 1st Light Horse Regiment, A.I.F., 1914-1919. 1st Ed., xiii+380pp., col frontis., 43 illus., 8 maps. Sydney (for the Regt.). 1961  #57931
[HLMainPic] Includes service in the Boer War, 1st Light Horse in Gallipoli, Sinai & Palestine in WW1, WW2 in New Guinea &c. Roll of those On Active Service in South Africa 1899-1900, &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £35

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