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The Red Lanyard: Journal of the 1st Royal Tank Regiment. Vol. 5 No. 2, December 1947. Orig. dec. wraps., 39pp., photos. & cartoons. Detmold: Herman Bosmann. 1947.  #56527
Attractive & scarce journal containing regimental news, sports, profiles of several regimental personalities, nominal rolls of officers, Warrant Officers & Sgts. (noting their current appointment) &c. VG. See illustration on our website.   £
GRIFFITHS (Sir Percival) To Guard My People: The History of the Indian Police. 1st Ed., xii+444pp., 40 plates, fldg. map. VG in sl chipped dw. Benn. 1971.  #56488
[HLMainPic] Standard history of the Indian Police. See illustration on our website.   £15
LINDSAY (Capt. D.M.) et al. Regimental History of the 6th Royal Battalion (Scinde) 13th Frontier Force Rifles, 1843-1934. 1st Ed., xi+117pp., 4to. Aldershot: G&P. 1935.  #56487
[HLMainPic] 59th Scinde Rifles, formerly 6th Punjab Infantry: various NWF forays &c. but chiefly devoted to WW1 in France with the Indian Corps 1914-15, Mespot. 1916-17, Palestine 1918. Awards. Officers of the regiment subscribed to an "Edition Deluxe" in 1925 but these were quickly exhausted & this revised work was published with additional chapters on the period 1856-90, NWF 1930 & various corrections made, but without illustrations & maps. Perkins 475. Orig. dark green cloth, VG ex-lib. copy. See illustration on our website.   £165
HOOK (F.A.) Merchant Adventurers 1914-1918. 1st Ed., viii+319pp., 33 plates, 2 fldg. maps (showing war losses of vessels). A. & C. Black. 1920.  #56482
[HLMainPic] Services in the war of the P. &. O. Line & associated companies, inc. the submarine war, convoys, armed merchant cruisers, hospital ships &c. Roll of Hon. & awards. Orig. blue cloth, minor wear, inscribed by author: "To Mrs Charlotte Cameron, O.B.E., F.R.G.S., with the compliments of the Author. F.A. Hook" on ffep & signed "Charlotte Cameron" on Contents leaf (Cameron travelled extensively inc. in German colonial possessions in Africa & gave lectures on Germany's poor treatment of its colonial subjects; during WW1 she advised the Allied forces on these countries).   £45
JAMES (Lt.-Col. W.H., RE [Retd.]) The Campaign of 1815 Chiefly in Flanders. 1st Ed., xi+340pp., 8 maps/plans (4 fldg., one in end-pocket). Blackwood. 1908.  #56481
[HLMainPic] Orig. red cloth, gilt, little spotted, sp. sunned, pocket map torn but complete, o/w VG & very scarce original edition of a standard work. See illustration on our website.   £50
MILLS (Arthur, MP) India in 1858: A Summary of The Existing Administration, Political, Fiscal, & Judicial, of British India; Together with the Laws & Public Documents Relating Thereto, from the Earliest to the Present Time. 2nd Ed., corrected, xvi+304pp., coloured fldg. "Revenue Map." John Murray. 1858.  #56480
[HLMainPic] Much intersting detail & scarce. Ladendorf states: A discussion of the administrative organization of India at the time of the mutiny for use in the discussion of modifications. Includes a revenue map. Attempts to disentangle face from opinion." Orig. red cloth, gilt, skilfully rebacked with orig. sp. panel laid dowm, VG thus. See illustration on our website.   £225
MOORE SMITH (G.C.) Ed. & Comp. The Autobiography of Lt.-Gen. Sir Harry Smith GCB. 1st Ed., 2 Vols., xxv+382 & xi+434pp., portrait frontis. to each Vol., 9 other plates, 5 maps & plans. Murray. 1902.  #56479
[HLMainPic] Much detail on a wealth of campaigns from Peninsula (with the 95th Rifles) & New Orleans to the Sikh & Kaffir Wars. Orig. red cloth, gilt, somewhat worn ex-circ. lib., sound & VG thus. See illustration on our website.   £50
India. A Collection of Postcard Views of British Barracks & other Military Buildings & Amenities at the height of the Raj; also some topographical views of the NWF &c. A fine collection of approx. 465 commercially produced postcards depicting British stations, mainly in Northern & Central India, also some in South India. A wide ranging variety of suibjects & locations, being a combination of finely produced b/w photos., tinted postcards &c.  #56478
[HLMainPic] An exceptional collection of commercially produced postcards dating from the late 19th & early 20th Centuries depicting British cantonments, parade grounds, barrack buildings, hospitals, railway stations, clubs, soldiers' homes, post offices, &c., also various NWF views (Waziristan, Razmak Column, Khyber Pass, forts, camps &c.) & troops on the move. Locations include most of the major centres such as Simla, Rawalpindi, Quetta, Poona, Dalhousie, Mhow, Bareilly, Dagshai, Jhansi, Peshawar &c. A superlative potential resource for a publisher, researcher, or photographic archive interested in this field. See illustrations on our website.   £1400
The Indian Army, France & Flanders 1914-1915, Infantry, Cavalry, Supply & Transport Services, &c. A collection of approx. 250 photographic images depicting Indian troops in camp & on the march, including Sikh, Muslim, Hindu & Gurkha soldiers & their transport & equipment in domestic & other settings. Almost entirely contemp. issues by French commercial companies.  #56477
[HLMainPic] The arrival of the Indian Army at Marseilles in September & October 1914 excited much interest among the French populace. Several commercial companies began to photographically record their progress & publish their photographs in large series' of postcards. These include the arrival of the first contingents at the port of Marseilles, their parades through the town to the large camps established there, & many interesting images of these camps: soldiers' encampments, cooking arrangements, music &c., followed by a sequence of troops on the move by train to Northern France, regiments of infantry & cavalry on the march, Mule Corps units & equipment (including various forms of transport & equipment such as watercarts & other wheeled transport, some being motor transport), medical staff, types of soldiers (almost universally depicted by the publishers as 'les hindoos' but various types can be identified). This collection was sourced in France by a collector who scoured his local flea markets; although individual postcards appear for sale this collection is the largest we are aware of & would provide a superlative potential resource for a publisher, researcher, or photographic archive interested in this field. All the postcards are in VG state; many have been postally used & therefore bear French stamps &c. See illustrations on our website.   £1600
The Bengal Obituary or, A Record to Perpetuate the Memory of Departed Worth: A Compilation of Tablets & Monumental Inscriptions from Various Parts of the Bengal & Agra Presidencies; to which is added Biographical Sketches & Memoirs of such as have Pre-eminently Distinguished Themselves in the History of British India since the Formation of the European Settlement to the Present Time. Facsimile reprint of 1851 1st Ed., orig. card wraps., ix+426pp. BACSA. 1983.  #56475
[HLMainPic] Valuable source containing masses of information & a complete index of names. VG. See illustration on our website.   £25

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