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Lancers   12 Books
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61st Cavalry Golden Jubilee, 1953-2003. 1st Ed., laminated card wraps., A4 format, [xvii] & 94pp., illus. through inc. many col. photos. The Regiment. 2003  #57930
[HLMainPic] Post-partition the 61st Cavalry of the Indian Army was raised from the former State Forces units Gwalior Lancers, Jodhpur Lancers, Mysore Lancers et al. Lavishly illustrated souvenir, including many col. plates, produced to commemorate the Regiment's 50th Anniversary, inc. details of regimental history (the forebear units, the Jodhpur Lancers famous action at Haifa in 1918, post-1947 activities, &c.), alongside rolls & portraits of current officers & much else of interest. VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
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
MICHOLLS (Major G.) A History of the 17th Lancers (Duke of Cambridge's Own). Vol. II: 1895-1924. 1st Ed., ix+249pp., 11 plates, 3 fldg. maps (2 in end-pocket). Macmillan. 1931  #57893
[HLMainPic] Good detailed account of the regiment in the Boer War & WW1 (Western Front from Nov. 1914). Excellent history with Rolls of Hon. & casualties (inc. those wounded 1914-18), awards &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, with vertical white vellum band, minor wear, VG & exceptionally scarce. See illustration on our website.   £345
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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