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The Army Review. Published under the direction of the Chief of the Imperial General Staff. Vol. III: July-October 1912. [iv]+x+iv+654pp., 32 photos., 11 fldg. maps, 8 sketch maps, 2 diagrams. Printed by Hartison & Sons for HMSO. Contemp.  #49551
[HLMainPic] In its time the official intellectual forum for officers of the British Army who wished to study their profession. Each issue contained articles on historical campaigns, inc. recent & ongoing, debate on the issues of the day, reviews of the latest military publications, obits. of prominent figures & so forth. This edition includes an account of the Battle of Liao-Yang (Russo-Jap. War, with 8 sketch maps), an article on wireless-telegraphy for army purposes (with photos.), various studies of tactics &c., & various matter relating to the Indian Army inc. a description of the technical troops of an Indian Division (Sappers & Miners, & Pioneers), the Cavalry School at Saugor, the (then recently established) Staff College at Quetta, the North-East Frontier & the Double-Company System in the Indian Army. Orig. red cloth, gilt, little worn, near VG & sound throughout. See illustration on our website.   £45
HENDERSON-BLAND (Capt. R.) Actor - Soldier - Poet. Appreciation by Gen. Sir Hubert Gough. 1st Ed., 327pp., portrait frontis., 27 illus. Heath Cranton. 1939  #54658
[HLMainPic] Western Front with 13th Gloucesters (Pioneers) 1916-18: Somme, Ypres, Messines, &c. About 100pp. concern WW1. Orig. green cloth, gilt, sp. tanned o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
HENDERSON-BLAND (Capt. R.) Actor - Soldier - Poet. Appreciation by Gen. Sir Hubert Gough. 1st Ed., 327pp., portrait frontis., 27 illus. VG in chipped/creased dw. Heath Cranton. 1939  #55726
[HLMainPic] Western Front with 13th Gloucesters (Pioneers) 1916-18: Somme, Ypres, Messines, &c. About 100pp. concern WW1. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG in chipped/craesed dw. See illustration on our website.   £35
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
TUGWELL (Lt.-Col. W.B.P.) History of the Bombay Pioneers 1777-1933. 1st Ed., 439pp., 11 col. & 42 b/w plates, 17 maps. Bedford: Sidney Press. 1938  #57378
[HLMainPic] Pioneers accompanied every expedition & the regiment saw a great deal of active service inc. Afghan Wars 1838-42 & 1878-80; NWF inc. Black Mountain, Bhutan 1864, Tirah & Punjab Frontier 1897-98, Indian Corps in France 1914-15, Mesopotamia, NWF 1916-17; Afghanistan 1919 & Waziristan 1924-28. "One of the most comprehensive & handsomely produced of all IA histories" - Perkins 443. Orig. half blue morocco, gilt, minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £125

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