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Abyssinia   8 Books
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BRETT-JAMES (Antony) Ball of Fire: The Fifth Indian Division in the Second World War. 1st Ed., deluxe edition, xiv+481pp., 66 photos., 12 maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1951  #62186
[HLMainPic] East then North Africa, followed by PAIFORCE then Burma inc. Arakan, then flown up to Kohima & Imphal & the advance south through Meiktila to Rangoon. The author was a captain with divisional signals in the Middle East & Burma & was later a prominent military historian. His history contains a very fine record of the Division's exploits in all the theatres where it served. Rare deluxe edition, bound in full red morocco, raised bands & black leather lettering labels to sp., plus the Division's black & red "Ball of Fire" (or as their rival formations had it - the Flaming Areshole) sign inset to front. Shoulders of sp. a little rubbed but generally a very nice example of this superior edition, with marbled endpapers, gilt edges &c. See illustration on our website.   £145
EMERY (Frank) Marching Over Africa: Letters from Victorian Soldiers. 1st Ed., 204pp., 11 illus., 3 maps. VG in dw. H&S. 1986  #62743
[HLMainPic] Includes a selection of correspondence from num. campaigns from Abysssinia to Zululand. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £15
FITZGERALD (Rear Adml. C.C. Penrose) Life of Vice Admiral Sir George Tryon, KCB. 1st Ed., xvi+402pp., 2 portraits, 21 other illus. Blackwood. 1897  #61668
[HLMainPic] Crimean War with the Fleet in Battle of Sinope & Bombardment of Odessa & ashore with the Naval Brigade; Abyssinia 1868. Orig. blue cloth, gilt VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
GRAHAM (Lt.-Col. F.C.C.) History of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders: 1st Bn. 1939-1945. 1st Ed., x+261pp., 42 photos., 14 maps. VG in chipped. Nelson. 1948  #63879
[HLMainPic] Palestine, Abyssinia, Western Desert (incl. El Alamein), Crete & Italy. Roll of Hon, awards & of officers. Orig. green cloth, VG in chipped dw. See illustration on our website.   £45

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HENNELL (Col. Sir R.) A Famous Indian Regiment: The Kali Panchwin, 2/5th (Formerly the 105th) Mahratta Light Infantry 1768-1923. 1st Ed., xi+292pp., 12 plates, map, several diagrams. Murray. 1927  #60009
[HLMainPic] Mahratta Wars (Seringapatam &c.), First & Second Afghan Wars, Indian Mutiny, China 1860, Abyssinia, Burma 1886, Aden & WW1 in Mesopotamia July 1916-March 1918 inc. Relief of Kut & capture of Baghdad, Palestine from March 1918 seeing much action in the final part of the campaign. Rolls of awards, officers &c. Perkins 454. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG ex-IWM (withdrawn stamps) with front panel of orig. dw attached to front paste-down. See illustration on our website.   £60
NAPIER (Lt.-Col. Hon. H.D.) Field Marshal Lord Napier of Magdala, GCB, GCSI, A Memoir. 1st Ed., xi+348pp., portrait frontis., 2 plates, 3 maps. Edward Arnold. 1927  #62620
[HLMainPic] Sutlej Campaign 1845-46, Indian Mutiny inc. Relief & capture of Lucknow, Central India &c., Abyssinia 1867-68. Orig. red cloth, gilt, little rubbed & worn, generally VG. See illustration on our website.   £85
NAPIER (Lt.-Col. Hon. H.D.) Ed. Letters of Field Marshal Lord Napier of Magdala concerning Abyssinia, Egypt, India, South Africa Etc. 1st Ed., viii+181pp., portrait frontis., 10 plates. Norwich: Jarrolds/Simpkin Marshall. 1936  #62526
[HLMainPic] An important & rare annex to the same editor's biography of his famous father published in 1927, including Abbyssinian War correspondence, &. Orig. red cloth, gilt, minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £95
PORTER (Maj.-Gen. W., late RE) History of the Corps of Royal Engineers. Vols. I & II. 1st Eds., xix+553pp., frontis., 5 col. portraits, 7 fldg. maps, 6 woodcuts & xii+548pp., portrait, 2 maps. Longmans. 1889  #62661
[HLMainPic] These volumes contain excellent coverage of Peninsular War, Crimea, Indian Mutiny, China 1860, Abyssinia 1867-68. Ashanti 1873-74, Afghanistan 1878 &c. Orig. red cloth, gilt, lightly stained, VG. See illustration on our website.   £35

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