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Lucknow   16 Books
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BARRETT (C.R.B.) The 7th (Queen's Own) Hussars. 1st Ed., 2 Vols., xvi+407pp., 4 col. & 26 b/w plates, 11 maps & viii+452pp., 6 col. & 42 b/w plates, 4 maps. RUSI. 1914  #55155
[HLMainPic] Splendid history covering many campaigns including Peninsular War (Corunna 1808-09 & 1813-14), Waterloo 1815, Indian Mutiny, Matabeleland & Boer War 1899-1902. Superb, fine copy, orig. navy blue three-qtr. morocco with blue cloth boards, gilt to sp. & front of each vol. See illustration on our website.   £165
BROCK (Rev. W.) A Biographical Sketch of Sir Henry Havelock, KCB. 8th Ed., xi+302pp., portrait frontis. James Nisbet. 1858  #53946
[HLMainPic] Celebrated soldier who died in Lucknow following the Relief. Orig, red cloth, little rubbed/worn, about VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
BURNE (Maj.-Gen. Sir Owen Tudor, GCIE, KCSI) Memories. 1st Ed., xi+343pp., portrait frontis., 17 plates. Edward Arnold. 1907  #57297
[HLMainPic] Crimea & Mutiny with XXth Regt. (siege & capture of Lucknow &c.); Mil. Sec. to C-in-C India, 1861, later Private Secretary to the Viceroy, Lord Mayo, 1869-72, afterwards Secretary, Political & Secret Dept., India Office, &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, rubbed & worn ex-circulating lib., generally sound. Uncommon. See illustration on our website.   £50
FORREST (G.W., CIE) Selections from the Letters, Despatches & Other State Papers preserved in The Military Department of the Government of India 1857-58. Vol. III: Lucknow & Cawnpore. Facsimile reprint of 1902 1st Ed., [v]+[158]+ccclxii+xxiv+xxxii+xxvii+xxx+xxxv+cxcvpp. (i.e. some 868pp. in all). Aldershot: Selous Books. 1997  #57319
[HLMainPic] One of four published volumes of superb, detailed primary source material, this containing Outram's defence of the Alumbagh & Sir Colin Campbell's capture of Lucknow, including despatches, contemp. military reports, copies of signals, detailed casualty lists &c. Also contains a detailed investigation of the events at Cawnpore including testimony from around a dozen survivors including native soldiers & English officers' wives. Various other papers, returns &c. are included, together with a comprehensive index. Very rare original edition:this reprint VG in durable rexine, gilt. See illustration on our website.   £75
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
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
INNES (Lt.-Gen. J.J. McLeod, RE, VC) Lucknow & Oude in the Mutiny: A Narrative & a Study. 1st Ed., xxvi+355pp., 14 fldg. maps/diagrams. Innes & Co. 1895  #54384
[HLMainPic] Emphasis is on the defense of the Residency at Lucknow in which the author took part - Ladendorf 297. Orig. red cloth, gilt, sp. drakened, some marking to boards o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £75
JOHNSON (Mrs M.A.) Ed. Twelve Years of a Soldier's Life: From the Letters of Major W.T. Johnson of the Native Irregular Cavalry. Edited by his Widow. 1st Ed., [v]+215pp., portrait frontis. Innes & Co. 1897  #57376
[HLMainPic] William Thomas Johnson was born in 1827, Ed. at Rugby School, commissioned 6th Bombay NI 1846; adjt. Guzerat Irreg. Horse; Crimea attd. 20th Ft., sl. wounded, Inkerman; 2nd in command of 1st Oude Irregular Cavalry in Persia, January-June 1857 & command of the faithful remnant of the 12th Irreg. Cav. under Outram at the Relief of Lucknow, the action of the Alumbagh &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, little wor, about VG. Very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £145

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