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Afghanistan   22 Books
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Diary of the 2/4th Battalion The Border Regiment, 1914-19. 1st Ed., 39pp., 4to. Carlisle: Thurnam & Sons, Printers. 1920  #60164
[HLMainPic] Served India inc. ops. on the NWF in 1917 & Afghanistan 1919. Rolls of officers & NCOs, those died, wounded &c. (mainly attd. to units in Mespot.). Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £95
AN EX-POLITICAL: [Pseud. of EASTWICK (E.B.)] Dry Leaves from Young Egypt. 3rd Ed., xx+393pp., chromo. litho. frontis., tinted litho. plates throughout. Hertford: Printed for the Author by Stephen Austin. 1851  #54451
[HLMainPic] Misleadingly titled experiences of a Political Officer in Sind, 1839-41, when it had been brought under British rule in furtherance of the policy of establishing influence over Afghanistan. Highly acclaimed account & rare. Rebound in green cloth, gilt title to spine, VG thus. See illustration on our website.   £125
ANGLESEY (Marquess of) A History of the British Cavalry 1816-1919. Vol. I: 1816-1850. 1st Ed., 336pp., 34 illus., 17 maps. VG in chipped/worn dw. Cooper. 1973  #62113
[HLMainPic] The now standard history of British Cavalry, this vol. includes much on Indian campaigns inc. Nepal war 1814-16, Mahratta & Pindari Wars, 1st Afghan & Sikh Wars. VG in dw & signed by author on tp. See illustration on our website.   £20
ATKINSON (C.T.) Regimental History The Royal Hampshire Regiment. Vol. II 1914-1918. 1st Ed., xx+515pp., 4 plates, 89 maps & diagrams. Glasgow: For the Regt. 1950  #57360
[HLMainPic] Western Front, Gallipoli, Egypt, Mespot. & Salonika. Rolls of regular officers (with details of promotions &c.), awards. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £145
BROWNLOW (Field Marshal Sir Charles H., GCB) Stray Notes on Military Training & Khaki Warfare. 1st Ed., 203pp., 9 plates (including portraits of the author & others). Printed by Women's Printing Society Ltd. (probably for the author). [1913].  #60334
[HLMainPic] A collation of the distinguished North-West Frontier commander's (founder of Brownlow's Punjabis in 1857) papers, letters & thoughts: all but six of the 40 chapters relate to NWF warfare & Afghanistan, notably the author's recollections of Umbeylah, 1863 (8pp.), extracts from Despatches from that campaign (18pp.) & material on many others inc. the NWF in 1895, 1897 & 1908, the Afghan War 1878, &c. Also opinions on military training, Indian policy & military affairs, &c. Some had been published in various journals & The Times newspaper, but some new material, including unpublished letters to The Times, is included. Orig. dec. red cloth, gilt, some wear, generally VG, with small label pasted to front board stating Not For Publication. See illustration on our website.   £145
EVERETT (Maj.-Gen. Sir H.) The History of the Somerset Light Infantry 1685-1914. 1st Ed., xvi+421pp., 17 plates, 22 maps. Methuen. 1934  #63653
[HLMainPic] Detailed history inc. Napoleonic Wars, First Afghan, Indian Mutiny, Zulu & Boer Wars &c. Orig three-qtr. morocco, gilt, VG with pencil ownership inscrip. of G.H.A. Couchman (noted in the text as Mentioned in Despatches for operations In Burma in 1887 & commanded the 2nd Bn. 1906-1909). See illustration on our website.   £65
GOWING (Sgt. Maj. T.) A Soldier's Experience, or A Voice from the Ranks: Showing the Cost of War in Blood & Treasure. A Personal Narrative of the Crimean Campaign, from the Standpoint of the Ranks; The Indian Mutiny, & some of its Atrocities; The Afghan Campaigns of 1863. Slso Sketches of the Lives & Deaths of Sir H. Havelock, KCB, & Capt. Hedley Vicars. Together with Some Things Not Generally Known. By one of the Royal Fusiliers. New Ed., revised & enlarged, xv+530., portrait frontis., 17 plates & maps. Nottingham: Printed for the Author by Thos. Forman & Sons. 1901  #62906
[HLMainPic] Crimea, Indian Mutiny & North-West Frontier with Royal Fusiliers. Ladendorf 274. Raugh 6516. Orig. dec. black cloth, little wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
HUDSON (Gen. Sir H., GCB) History of the 19th King George's Own Lancers from 1858-1921, formerly 18th K.G.O. Lancers & 19th Lancers (Fane's Horse), amalgamated in 1921. 1st Ed., xiv+370pp., 4to, 2 col. & 31 b/w plates, 6 fldg. maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1937  #63299
[HLMainPic] Indian Mutiny, 2nd Afghan War, Tirah & WW1 Western Front & Palestine campaigns. A detailed & handsome history with numerous rolls & appendices (inc. awards, casualties, wounded or killed &c., all ranks). "A superb publication..." - Perkins. Orig. dec. blue cloth, gilt, very nice copy, near fine throughout. See illustration on our website.   £245
INNES (Lt.-Gen. J.J. McLeod, RE, VC) The Life & Times of General Sir James Browne, RE, KCB, KCSI ("Buster Browne"). 1st Ed., xii+371pp., portrait frontis., 28 plates, fldg. map. Murray. 1905  #61975
[HLMainPic] Military engineer in India from 1859; numerous wars & campaigns inc. NWF 1860-63; Umbeyla; Afghan War 1878; Egypt 1882-87; Black Mountain & Zhob Valley (as QMG) &c. Interesting & uncommon. Orig. red cloth, gilt & black, neatly recased, VG thus. See illustration on our website.   £35
JOHNSON (Dr. Rob) The Afghan Way of War, Culture & Pragmatism: A Critical History. 1st Ed., xv+375pp., 6 maps. VG in dw. Hurst & Co. 2011  #57822
[HLMainPic] Analysis from 1830s to modern times, including many notable battles & events, "with a focus on the Afghans' manoeuvres, fighting techniques & strategies..." VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £20

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