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Persia   12 Books
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ADCOCK (Col. W.H.) Sappers in the Persian Gulf. 1st Ed., xv+175pp., 33 photos., fldg. diagram, ep maps. VG in worn dw. Bombay: Thacker. 1952  #53109
[HLMainPic] The work of Royal Engineers with PAIFORCE. Orig. cloth, VG in worn dw, uncommon. See illustration on our website.   £35
COLVIN (Ian) The Life of General Dyer. 1st Ed., xi+345pp., portrait frontis., 4 maps. Blackwood. 1929  #57201
[HLMainPic] Dyer of Amritsar infamy: gazetted to the Royal West Surreys from Sandhurst 1885, Burma 1886-87 & transferred to Indian Army, Hazara FF 1888, Chitral 1895 &c. Commanded the Sarhad campaign (South-East Asia cordon) 1916-18 & a brigade in 3rd Afghan War 1919. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
GOLDSMID (Maj.-Gen. Sir F.J., CB, KCSI) James Outram: A Biography. 1st Ed., 2 Vols., xxii+429pp., portrait frontis., 6 maps & viii+449pp., 4 plates, 3 maps (one fldg.). Smith, Elder & Co. 1880  #57372
[HLMainPic] Glittering career in the Indian Army from 1820 inc. much on first Afghan War, defence of the Hyderabad Residency in 1843, command of the Persian War 1856, Relief of Lucknow & other events in the Mutiny. Ladendorf 147. Orig. brown cloth, gilt, little rubbed & worn, & somewhat foxed endpapers &c. See illustration on our website.   £145
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
MACMUNN (Lt.-Gen. Sir George) History of the Guides. Part II, 1922-1947. 1st Ed., xv+208pp., 4to, 3 col. & 26 b/w plates, 8 fldg. maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1950  #56430
[HLMainPic] Includes Frontier disturbances in 1930, 1933-35, 1936-37 also the regiment in Iraq, Persia & North Africa during WW2. Contains var. lists & rolls inc. British & Indian officers, awards &c. "Another exemplary history" - Perkins 409. Orig. light brown cloth, gilt, bevelled boards, sp. a little worn o/w VG & a very scarce & handsome work. See illustration on our website.   £225
RAWLINSON (H.G.) The History of the 2/6th Rajputana Rifles (Prince of Wales's Own). 1st Ed., x+195pp., 9 plates, 10 maps. VG in chipped dw. Oxford Univ. Press. 1936  #58192
[HLMainPic] Afghanistan, Persia, Indian Mutiny, WW1 in Mesopotamia & Seistan Field Force. Perkins 456. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG in chipped dw. See illustration on our website.   £75
RAWLINSON (Lt.-Col. A., CMG, CBE, DSO) Adventures in the Near East 1918-1922. 3rd Ed., xx+377pp., 42 plates, 2 maps. Melrose. 1924  #55560
[HLMainPic] Inc. Dunsterforce, Relief & Siege of Baku & Russo-Turkish War, inc. PoW of the Turks in 1921-22. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG, nice copy. See illustration on our website.   £65
RUSSELL (Mrs Charles E.B.) General Rigby, Zanzibar & the Slave Trade, with Journals, Dispatches, Etc. Edited by His Daughter. 1st Ed., 404pp., fldg. map. VG in sl. chipped dw. A&U. 1935  #53495
[HLMainPic] Biog. of Maj.-Gen. C.P. Rigby, Ed. Addiscombe & went out to India as a subaltern in 1836, joining the 5th Native Infantry, a little later trans. to 16th NI, qualified in eight native languages & held staff appointment in the Persian War (Superintendent of Bazaars & Police with the Field Force) &c. During tour as Consul at Zanzibar, 1858-61, he was devoted to stamping out the slave-trade & his handling of the 1859 Rebellion confirmed the superiority of British (over French) influence in the region. Scarce in dw. See illustration on our website.   £75
SHAND (Alexander Innes) General John Jacob: Commandant of the Sind Irregular Horse & Founder of Jacobabad. 1st Ed., x+320pp., portrait frontis., 25 plates, map. Seeley. 1900  #58067
[HLMainPic] Bombay Artillery 1828 & served in Scinde Campaign becoming Political Supt. of the Scinde Frontier 1847 & saw much action against the hill tribes. Cmd. cavalry in Persian War, 1857. Remarkable soldier, reformer & pioneer of improved rifles who did much to leave his stamp on Scinde before his premature death of fever aged 46 in 1858. Orig. maroon cloth, gilt, some dampstaining to lower edges of boards o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
TROTTER (Capt. L.J.) The Bayard of India: A Life of General Sir James Outram, Bart., GCB, Etc. 1st Ed., xi+320pp., portrait frontis., plate. Blackwood. 1903  #58160
[HLMainPic] Excellent biography of Outram, inc. Sikh Wars, Afghanistan, Persian War 1856, Indian Mutiny &c. Orig. red cloth, gilt, chipped at head of sp. o/w VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £50

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