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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
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
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
MOLLOY (Major G.M., psc, Poona Horse) Comp. The Historical Records of the 34th (Prince Albert Victor's Own) Poona Horse. 3rd Ed. [but 1st thus: being a completely updated version of previous histories by other authors], ix+139pp., portrait frontis., 5 plates, 5 fldg. maps. Hugh Rees Ltd. 1913  #58091
[HLMainPic] History from raising in 1817-1913 inc. Mahratta Wars, 1st Afghan War, Sikh Wars, Persia, Indian Mutiny, 2nd Afghan War &c. Service rolls of British Officers, &c. Orig. pale & dark blue cloth, gilt, little splitting to sp. but VG with bookplate of the RUSI & pencil ownership inscrip. of G. Knowles, onetime an officer of the regiment, with some minor but interesting annotations in his hand. 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

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