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Mohmand   7 Books
"Ready for Either" Incidents in the Life of a Young Cavalry Officer, by His Mother. 1st Ed. (with Foreword by Brig. G.K. Scott-Moncrieff) viii+140pp., portrait + plate of memorial brass in Greyfriar's Church, Reading, diagram. Simpkin Marshall. nd (c.1910).  #57448
[HLMainPic] Evocative volume printed in memory of Lt. Godfrey Hope Soole, 21st PAVO Cavalry. Mainly Soole's letters from India 1903-08, inc. the Mohmand Campaign 1908 in which he was killed at Umra Killi on 20th May 1908. Nice copy in the superior cushioned calf binding, gilt to front & spine, edges gilt. See illustration on our website.   £75
Lieut.-Colonel Robert Horn, DSO, MC, 1st Seaforth Highlanders: A Sketch by His Mother. 1st Ed., xvi+99pp., 192x136mm, portrait frontis., 4 plates. Glasgow: Printed for Private Circulation by Robert Maclehose & Co. Ltd. 1933  #58152
[HLMainPic] Robert Horn was Ed. at Winchester and commissioned in the 1st Battalion Seaforth Highlanders from Sandhurst in 1900, participated in the Zakka Khel and Mohmand Expeditions on the North-West Frontier of India and went to France as adjutant in 1914; wounded in 1915 then went to command the 7th (Service) Battalion of his regiment in the 9th (Scottish) Division. Having survived numerous battles including the Somme 1916, Passchendaele and the March Retreat, on 18th April 1918 "he was sitting in the Brigade Mess Hut... when an 8-inch shell burst in the mess - killing them all." He is buried in Lijssenhoek Cemetery. Includes a memoir (with extracts from his letters from India &c.) then extensive extracts from his letters and active service diary during the First World War. Orig. grey cloth with leather spine label, bookplate removed front front paste-down o/w VG with presentation slip from his mother (the compiler). See illustration on our website.   £225
HOBDAY (Major E.A.P., RA) Sketches on Service During the Indian Frontier Campaigns of 1897. 1st Ed., 159pp., 57 full page engravings & 14 photo. portraits of the commanding officers & their staffs. Bowden. 1898  #56598
Staff officer with Malakand & Mohmand Field Forces. Each of his drawings accompanied by a lengthy letterpress description. Orig. dec. red cloth, worn but sound.   £65
KEPPEL (Hon. A.) Gun-Running & the North-West Frontier. 1st Ed., xiv+214pp., 25 illus., 2 maps. Murray. 1911  #55420
[HLMainPic] Chapters on Peshawar & the Khaiber Pass; the Zhakka Khel & Mohmand Expeditions; Southern Waziristan; Gun-running in the Persian Gulf (author accompanied the Mekran Field Force) &c. Orig. green cloth, gilt, little worn, o/w VG wirh trace of old bookplate & gilt block to front of Vernon House, Brondsbury. See illustration on our website.   £50
NORTH (R.) The Punjab Frontier Force: A Brief Record of Their Services. 1846-1924. 1st Ed., xi+95pp., fldg. map in end-pocket. HQ Waziristan District, Dera Ismail Khan, Commercial Steam Press. 1934  #58055
[HLMainPic] An account of all the regiments that made up the PFF with a statement of their lineage, war services & medal entitlements up to & including several post-WW1 campaigns; useful concise reference that includes the Guides, the Sikh & Punjab Regiments, 5th Gurkha Rifles (F.F.), Mountain Artillery &c. Perkins 514. Orig. cloth, gilt, some staining to boards o/w VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £145
RYAN (Major D.G.J., DSO) et al. Historical Record of the 6th Gurkha Rifles Volume I 1817-1919. Facsimile reprint of 1925 1st Ed., xxiii+329pp., portrait frontis., 44 photos., 20 maps (some fldg.). The Regiment. nd (c.1980).  #58255
[HLMainPic] Extensive services on the NE Frontier of India & in Burma; also Zhaka Khel & Mohmand Expeditions (NWF); WW1 in Gallipoli (landed Cape Helles & again at ANZAC) 1915 & Mespot. 1916-18. Roll of Hon., awards, officers' services. Perkins 503 ("full of useful information"). Scarce reissued edition by the regiment, qtr. rexine, gilt to sp. with green cloth boards, VG. See illustration on our website.   £95
WYLLY (Col. H.C., CB) From the Black Mountain to Waziristan: Being an Account of the Border Countries & the More Turbulent of the Tribes Controlled by the North-West Frontier Province, & of our Military Relations with them in the Past. 1st Ed., xx+505pp., 8 fldg. maps. Macmillan. 1912  #55408
[HLMainPic] Classic study by an experienced officer who served in the Tirah Expeditionary Force &c. Orig. mustard cloth, sl. chip at head of sp. o/w VG throughout with contemp. ownership. inscrip. of R.W. Knollys, an Indian Army officer who spent much of his service in Civil employment with the judiciary, but previously in the NWF campaigns of 1897-98 as a staff officer. See illustration on our website.   £225




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