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North-West Frontier   51 Books
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"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
North-West Frontier/Himalayas/Baluchistan/Tibet? Photograph Album. Good quality contemp. straight grain green morocco album containing approx. 45 photos., most being full plate views inc. several by Bremner. VG but for large tear to rear board, now closed).  #55504
[HLMainPic] Interesting contents but unfortunately no captions present, although a serious student of the region would no doubt be able to identify locations & individuals. Plates by Bremner include 26th (Baluchistan) Regt. of Bombay Infantry (group of three in Review & Marching Order), Cameliers, local constabulary, tribal groups, NWF landscape; other large plate group of five British & eight Indian Officers - i.e. the officers of a regiment which should be identifiable; Group at Army Signalling School, Poona, Class of '94; view of pack mule column in snow-covered rock-strewn valley; similar geography, tented camps, tribal jirga, British fort, staff officers' group (with general) & others similar. In all approx. 25 large whole plates photos. & 20 smaller photos. All clean & clear & would repay research. See illustrations on our website.   £500
"H.D.H." [HUTCHINSON Maj.-Gen. H.D., CSI)] A Short History of the 3rd Queen's Own Gurkha Rifles. 1st Ed., 55pp., 4to, 21 photos. Hugh Rees. 1907  #57722
[HLMainPic] Outline history & rolls of officers, beautifully printed on art paper throughout with excellent photos. Perkins 500. Orig. green cloth, gilt. dec. to front & rear, near fine & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £165
BEYNON (Lt. W.G.L., DSO, 1st/3rd Goorkha Rifs.) With Kelly to Chitral. 1st Ed., 160pp., 8 plates, fldg. map. Edward Arnold. 1896  #57270
[HLMainPic] Staff officer to Col. Kelly's Chitral Relief Force, 1895. Most plates are from sketches by the author. Orig. red cloth, gilt, sp. a little sunned o/w VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £125
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
CALLWELL (Col. C.E., CE., C.B.) Tirah 1897. 1st Ed., xiii+164pp., 4 maps (2 fldg.), sketch (of Dargai Bluff). Constable (Campaigns & Their Lessons series). 1911  #57727
[HLMainPic] Useful account of the campaign, especially in the absence of a published Official History. Orig. red cloth, gilt, sp. sunned, minor wear, overall VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £95
CALLWELL (Maj.-Gen. Sir C.) & HEADLAM (Maj.-Gen. Sir J.) The History of the Royal Artillery from the Indian Mutiny to the Great War. 1st Ed., 3 Vols., in all some 1600pp., 6 portraits, 23 fldg. maps in separate mapcase, several fldg. tables &c. Woolwich: RA. 19311940  #56915
[HLMainPic] Standard & detailed history. Vol. I, Armaments; Vol. II, Policy & Influence; Vol. III, Campaigns (1860-1914 inc. all corners of Empire, much on NWF, 2nd Afghan War, Egypt & Sudan, China 1860 & 1900, East & West Africa, Boer War &c.). Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG throughout & distinctly uncommon, especially with 3rd volume & mapcase present. See illustration on our website.   £245
CARY (A.D.L., OBE) & McCANCE (Capt. S.) Regimental Records of the Royal Welch Fusiliers. Vols. I & II. 1689-1815 & 1816-1914. 1st Ed., 2 Vols., 4to; xxi+324pp. & xviii+425pp., maps. Wrexham: The RWF. 1995  #56579
These vols. contain Napoleonic Wars, inc. Peninsula & Waterloo, Crimean War, Indian Mutiny, Ashanti, Burma 1885, Black Mountain Expedition, Boer War &c. Orig. blue cloth, worn, sound.   £40
CHEVENIX TRENCH (Charles) The Frontier Scouts. 1st Ed., xxii+298pp., 16 plates, 13 maps. VG in in dw. Cape. 1985  #54349
[HLMainPic] Locally recruited tribesmen of the NWF in 20th Century Frontier campaigns. Roll of British officers with details of their service in the Frontier Corps. An excellent study. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £20

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