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PRASAD (S.N.) et al. The Reconquest of Burma. Vol. I: June 1942-June 1944. Vol. II: June 1944-Aug. 1945. Ed. by Bisheshwar Prasad. 1st Ed., 2 vols., xxvi+467pp., 36 illus., 36 maps & charts (many fldg.) & xxv+539pp., 60 illus., 27 maps. VG in dws. Delhi: Combined Inter-Services Historical Section. 1958 & 1959.  #56531
Excellent, invaluable history inc. ops. in Chin Hills, Imphal & Kohima, advance to & crossing of the Irrawaddy & beyond with various orders of battle, messages & orders reproduced. Many interesting illus. VG complete set in orig. blue cloth, gilt, with dws. See illustration on our website.   £145
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 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
BINGLEY (Captain A.H.) Handbook on Rajputs. Reprint of 1899 1st Ed., [v]+iii+181+xiiipp., 2 fldg. maps in end-pocket. New Delhi: Asian Educational Services. 1986.  #56473
[HLMainPic] Reprint of British-Indian Army manual originally compiled to inform officers serving with rajput troops, assist recruiting officers, &c. VG. See illustration on our website.   £25

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