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Madras   11 Books
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By Authority. Standing Orders for the Native Infantry of the Madras Army. Adjutant General's Office, Fort St. George. [vi]+206pp., diagram of kit layout, one or two fldg. sample forms, + xviipp. index & a leaf at end with musical scores for Fire Alarm calls (bugle, trumpet & drum) & several amendments c.1849-56 neatly pasted in. Madras: Printed & Published by J. Wright at the Commercial Advertiser Press. 1848  #49914
[HLMainPic] Rules & regulations for the Madras Army inc. Preliminary Remarks, Duties of Officers, Native Officers, Adjutant, QM, Native Adjutant, Havildars & other NCOs, Interior Economy, Clothing, Native Festivals &c., Regimental Guards, Parade & Drill, Regimental Schools, Surgeon & Hospital, Courts Martial, Drummers, Fifers & Band, Regimental Lines, Regimental Bazaar, & more. Contemp. qtr. tree calf with black leather sp. label (this chipped with some loss), little rubbed/worn, overall about VG, interesting & rare survival on the Madras Army in pleasing contemp. state. See illustration on our website.   £250
Memoir of the Late Major Charles W. Yates. [23]pp. Darling & Son, Printers, Leadenhall St. nd (c.1829).  #50149
[HLMainPic] Yates was given a Cadetship in the HEIC in 1802 & first came to notice for good services in connection with the capture of the island of Banda in 1810, with the artillery. In 1824 he took command of the 26th Madras Native Infantry for service in Burma, was besieged at Kemmendine (on the Irawaddy near Rangoon) in December & repelled strong enemy attacks over a period of some ten days for which the regiment gained the battle honour of that name. Most of this work comprises Yates' despatch on these operations, also extracts from private correspondence regarding the affair. A few months later he died of cholera, on 12th March 1825. Orig. black cloth, blindstamped & gilt title to front, near fine & very rare. Curiously the pagination begins at p.5 although no matter appears to be missing & we can trace no other copy for comparison purposes (none on COPAC &c.), & the only other copy we have handled was similar. See illustration on our website.   £250
Standing Orders for the Light Cavalry of The Army of Fort St. George. Adjutant General's Office, Fort St. George, 1st August, 1848. [vi]+211pp. Madras: Printed & Published by J. Wright at the Commercial Advertiser Press. 1848.  #56703
[HLMainPic] BY AUTHORITY: orders & regulations for Regiments of Light Cavalry of the Madras Army. Contains details of the duties of all ranks, British & Indian, & much other matter such as Arms & Accoutrements; Clothing; Native Festivals, Furloughs; Punishments; Recruits & Drill, &c. Attractive 20th C. half calf, gilt, with raised bands & blind dec. to sp., marbled paper covd. boards. VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £225
Standing Orders for the Native Infantry of the Madras Army. [1848]. By Authority. Adjutant General's Office, Fort St. George. [v]+206+xvii+[1]pp. Madras: Printed & Published by J. Wright at the Commercial Advertiser Press. 1848  #57528
[HLMainPic] Customary regulations re various matters of internal economy, duties oif various ranks & appointments, training & drill, discipline, &c. Contemp. ink ownership inscrip. of Lieut. H.P. Cambridge 8th Punjabs & (overlaying this) armorial bookplate of Henry Pickard Cambridge. Nice contemp. qtr. calf with sp. label, marbled paper covd. boards, VG. See illustration on our website.   £165
The Quarterly Army List of Her Majesty's British and Indian Forces on the Madras Establishment, 11th January 1875, Corrected to 11th January 1875. Includes regimental and Gradation Lists (including Civil Service) & War Services of Officers. Later red cloth, gilt, VG. Orig. soiled wraps bound in.  #23578
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The Quarterly Army List, Of Her Majesty's British & Indian Forces on the Madras Establishment, Corrected to 31st December, 1878. By Authority. 1st Ed., x+311+102pp. (+ advert leaves). Madras: Lawrence Asylum Press. 1879  #54531
[HLMainPic] Gradation lists & regimental listings (with dates of ranks, remarks &c.) for all serving in the Madras Presidency, inc. Commissariat Dept., British Army & Native regiments then serving (noting date of arrival, station &c.), Medical Establishment &c. Also the Madras Civil Service. Both parts with Index & include War Services of Field Officers & some others. Modern qtr. calf with orig. front wrap. laid down to front. VG thus. Scarce. See illustration on our website.   £145
DODWELL (Edward) & MILES (James Samuel) Comp. & Eds. Alphabetical List of the Honourable East India Company's Madras Civil Servants from the Year 1780, to the Year 1839. Distinguishing, With Dates, The Several High & Important Offices Held by Them During Their Official Career; Also the Dates of Their Retirement, Resignation or Death. To Which is Attached a List of the Governors-General of India, From the Year 1773, to the Year 1839; With the Dates of Their Appointments, When They Assumed, & When Quitted, The Government. Also a List of the East India Directors... From the Year 1788, to the Year 1839. 1st Ed., xxiv+321pp. Longman, Orme, Brown & Co. 1839  #44833
[HLMainPic] Very valuable reference giving career dates & appointment, notes such as resigned, struck off, died, pensioned &c., of 15,000 officers. The compilers, formerly senior clerks in the East India Company's service were now the Company's Civil & Army Agents. Contemp. qtr. morocco, green cloth covd. boards, ex-East India United Service Club (with bookplate & club crest blocked at foot of sp.), VG throughout & rare. See illustration on our website.   £200
HEBER (Rt. Rev. R.) Narrative of a Journey through the Upper Provinces of India from Calcutta to Bombay 1824-1825 (With Notes upon Ceylon); an Account of a Journey to Madras & the Southern Provinces, 1826, & Letters written in India. Colonial & Home Library Ed., 2 Vols., viii+311& iv+304pp. Murray. 1846  #53061
Classic travel journals of the Bishop of Calcutta. Orig. red cloth, sps. chipped, generally VG overall. Complete text but no plates in this cheaper edition.   £20
MADRAS ARMY LIST 1832. A List of the Officers of the Army, Ordnance & Medical Departments, Serving Under the Presidency of Fort St. George: With an Index. Fort St. George, Adjutant General's Office, December 1831. [ii]+152+viii+xviipp. (with blank interleaves). Madras: Asylum Press. [1832].  #33558
[HLMainPic] Regimental & corps listings with notes on services & an index. A few of the blank interleaves utilised for additional lists/notes. Modern blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £125
MURLAND (Major H.F., 64th Pioneers) Records of the IV Madras Pioneers (Now the 64th Pioneers). 1759-1903. 1st Ed., [v]+314pp. (+ Corringenda slip bound-in opposite Contents), 4to, 2 fldg. maps in end-pocket. Bangalore: Higginbothams. 1922  #57586
[HLMainPic] Rare history with index of British officers, roll of Indian officers, &c. "A history in expanded diary form. The author gives particular attention to the origins & evolution of the Regt. & to its earlier wars... There are good accounts of various Frontier campaigns & the Third China War. A very helpful source of reference." - Perkins. Orig. blue cloth boards, gilt to front (regimental motif), expertly rebacked with orig. sp. panel laid down (the original cloth was rather fragile so when seen, which is rarely, the work is generally in a distressed state unless renovated as here). See illustration on our website.   £325

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