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Tirah   10 Books
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"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
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
CONDON (Brig. W.E.H., OBE) The Frontier Force Regiment. 1st Ed., xxii+592pp., 4to, col. frontis., 19 photos., 36 maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1962  #57837
[HLMainPic] Excellent history: Mutiny, 2nd Afghan War, Chitral, Tirah, China 1900 &c., WW1 in France, Aden, Mespot, Palestine; WW2 MEF & Burma. "An excellent book" - Perkins 472. Orig. khaki cloth, gilt, little rubbed/worn, generally VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £145
GARDYNE (Lt.-Col. C. Greenhill) The Life of a Regiment: The History of the Gordon Highlanders: Vol.II, 1816-1898 (including an Account of the 75th Regt. from 1787-1881). 2nd Imp., xxiv+346pp., col. plates, photos., maps & plans. Medici. 1929  #53007
Vol. II only inc. Crimea & Indian Mutiny, Second Afghan War, Transvaal War, Gordon Relief Expedition, Tirah 1897 &c. Later red cloth ex-lib RHQ Grenadier Guards. Sound reference copy.   £12
JAMES ([Col.] Lionel [CBE, DSO]) The Indian Frontier War: Being an Account of the Mohmund & Tirah Expeditions 1897. 1st Ed., xix+300pp., 31 plates (sketches & photos.), 10 maps & plans. Heinemann. 1898  #55415
[HLMainPic] Eye-witness account by the Reuters special correspondent. Contains Orders of Battle, roll of commands & staff officers &c. Orig. red cloth, gilt, minor wear, overall VG. See illustration on our website.   £90
SMITH-DORRIEN (Gen. Sir Horace) Memories of Forty-Eight Years Service. 1st Ed.., xii+522pp., portrait frontis., 9 plates, 27 maps/plans. Murray. 1925  #53896
[HLMainPic] Extraordinarily active career: Zulu War (Isandhlwana); Nile & Suakin; Tirah; Omdurman; Boer War. GOC II Corps in Retreat from Mons, Le Cateau &c. when - famously - he stood to fight & saved the BEF although the ensuing enmity with Sir John French led ultimately to his dismissal. Orig. black cloth, gilt, sp. sl. dull as usual, lacking rear ep o/w about VG with armorial bookplate of Sir John Hall of Dunglass, another bookplate recording presentation of this copy in memory of Col. Sir John Hall, author of 'The Coldstream Guards in the Boer War' et al., to the Guards Club Library, & a bookplate of a later owner. See illustration on our website.   £75
WATSON (Maj.-Gen. W.A., CB, CMG, CIE) King George's Own Central India Horse: The Story of a Local Corps. 1st Ed., xi+474pp., 5 plates, 4 maps. Blackwood. 1930  #57363
[HLMainPic] Organised as irregular cavalry for the Mutiny in 1857; much detail on this period & subsequently the 2nd Afghan War; Tirah 1897; became 38th Horse: WW1 in France & Palestine. Officers' services, awards roll &c. "This book is one of the best of all Indian Cavalry histories" - Perkins 419. Orig. red & sand cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £175
WILLCOCKS (Gen. Sir James, GCB) The Romance of Soldiering & Sport. 1st Ed., xiv+342pp., 21 photos. Cassell. 1925  #56610
[HLMainPic] Indian Army from 1878: various Frontier campaigns inc, Chin-Lushai, Tirah, NWF 1908 &c., also Nigeria 1898, Ashanti 1900 & command of the Indian Corps in France 1914-15. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
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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