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Lancers   11 Books
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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
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
BRIGHT (Joan, OBE) The Ninth Queen's Royal Lancers 1936-1945: The Story of an Armoured Regiment in Battle. 1st Ed., xxxi+359pp., 4to, 60 photos., 19 fldg. maps, ep maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1951  #56509
[HLMainPic] Superb history: BEF 1940, Western Desert (Gazala, Alamein &c.) & Italy campaigns, starting off in cruiser tanks, then Crusaders, Grants & Shermans. Roll of Hon., awards, officers' services, nominal roll. Very well illustrated. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, very nice copy. See illustration on our website.   £125
CALLWELL (Maj.-Gen. Sir C.E., KCB) The Memoirs of Major-General Sir Hugh McCalmont KCB, CVO. 1st Ed., 295pp., 16 plates, 3 maps/plans. Hutchinson. 1924  #56697
[HLMainPic] Cavalry officer (9th Lancers 1865) in many campaigns inc. Red River, Ashanti War, Zulu & Transvaal Wars, Marri Expedition, Tel-el-Kebir, the Nile &c. Orig. pale blue cloth, somewhat faded as is usually found, little chipped & worn, o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
CARMAN (W.Y.) Richard Simkin's Uniforms of the British Army: The Cavalry Regiments. 1st Ed., 224pp., 120 col. plates. VG in dw. Webb & Bower. 1982  #37722
Excellent reproductions of Simkin's watercolours depicting the uniforms of all the cavalry regiments down to 1914.   £10
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
HARRINGTON (P.) & SHARF (F.A.) Eds. Omdurman 1898: The Eye Witnesses Speak. The British Conquest of the Sudan as Described by Participants in Letters, Diaries, Photos. & Drawings. 1st Ed., 236pp., illus., map. VG in rubbed dw. Greenhill. 1998  #56657
[HLMainPic] Previously unpublished letters/diaries from the Omdurman campaign, including the charge of the 21st Lancers. Much of value on the 1898 campaign. See illustration on our website.   £20
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

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