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A Brief History of the 3rd Battalion 1st Punjab Regiment. Formerly 76th Punjabis...&c. 1st Ed., [ix]+60pp. Aldershot: G&P. 1927  #64931
[HLMainPic] Formerly 76th Punjabis, inc. 19th Century campaigns but mainly WW1 in Mespot., followed by 3rd Afghan War & Waziristan 1921-23. Rolls of awards (including Mentions in Despatches) & officers killed or wounded. Perkins 447. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £225
A Short History of the 1st King's Dragoon Guards from the Regimental Records, Army Despatches & Othe Papers Connected with The History of the Regiment from its Formation in 1685 to 1929. 1st Ed., orig. dec. card wraps., 66pp., portrait frontis. Aldershot: G&P. 1931  #64214
[HLMainPic] The 1st KDG did not publish a WW1 history so this work has value for its concise but informative account of the regiment's services in France & Flanders with the Lucknow Cavalry Brigade 1914-17, with much on 1915. The regiment returned to Meerut at the end of 1917 & participated in the 3rd Afghan War 1919. Appendices include a statement of "Dates & Places in Which The Regiment was Billeted, Camped, Bivouacked, or In Trenches, From November 12th, 1914, up to October 26th, 1917" also a Great War Roll of Hon. (listing those killed & wounded), WW1 awards roll, plus similar listings for Afghan War 1919. Little chipped, VG ex-IWM with minor stamps inc. 'Withdrawn' stamp inside rear cover. Uncommon. See illustration on our website.   £45
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
Historical Record of the 4th Bn. 16th Punjab Regiment. 1st Ed., xvii+173pp., 8 fldg. maps & sketches. Aldershot G&P, For Private Circulation Only. 1931  #64857
[HLMainPic] As Bhopal bn. fought in several NWF/Afghanistan campaigns; as 9th Bhopal Infantry with the Indian Corps in France: Neuve Chapelle, Festubert, 2nd Ypres &c. then in Mespot. 1915-18 & 3rd Afghan War, becoming 4/16 PR on the IA reorganisation in 1922. Roll of Hon., officers & awards. "Its [the regiment's] adventures are described here in good detail, with plenty of individuals being mentioned by name in the narrative" - Perkins. Perkins ascribes the work to three compilers mentioned in the Foreword: Maj. C.C. Jackson, Lt.-Col G.D. Martin & Col. H.H. Smith, who wrote various portions of the text: he was evidently unaware that the overall production was assembled & edited by W.R. Moll, who was commissioned in the regiment in 1916 & later commanded 4th Bombay Grenadiers. Orig. brick red cloth, gilt, VG ex-Gale & Polden file library. See illustration on our website.   £265
Operations in Waziristan 1919-1920. Compiled by the General Staff, Army Headquarters, India. 1st Ed., x+187pp., 31 plates (many fldg.), 8 fldg. panoramas, 3 fldg. maps in text, 3 fldg. maps in end-pocket. Calcutta: Superintendent Government Printing. 1921  #64034
[HLMainPic] The scarce CONFIDENTIAL official account (including operations 1860-1920, with considerable detail on the little-known 1917 campaign) with valuable orders of battle &c. Individually numbered "Serial No. 301" but total no. produced is unknown to us. Orig. three-qtr. calf, green cloth, claret sp labels, gilt, the leather a little rubbed, stained & worn as always but overall VG, good copy & complete, with contemp. ink ownership inscrip. of "J.C.R. Gannon Major AMS Personal to C in C." (Note: Gannon appointed AMS [Personal] to Lord Rawlinson of Trent, 21/11/1920. He served in the Waziristan Campaign & was Mentioned in Despatches). See illustration on our website.   £350
The Story of the 1st & 2nd Battalions, 41st Dogras, Volume I. October 1900 to December 1923 & October 1917 to March 1922. Compiled from the Digest of Services & Other Sources by Officers of the Regiment. 1st Ed., [ix]+146+xpp., portrait frontis., 10 plates, 5 fldg. maps. Printed by Thacker & Co. Ltd, Bombay, For Private Circulation Only. nd (c.1935). 1935  #64620
[HLMainPic] 41st Dogras raised 1900: served in China then with Indian Corps on the Western Front 1914-15, then in Mesopotamia, Afghan War 1919, Aden, Somaliland &c. 2nd Bn. raised 1917 served in Afghan War 1919, Mahsud campaign 1920 & Wana Column 1921. On IA reorganisation in 1922 the 1st B. became 3/17th Dogras & the 2nd Bn. the 10th (Training) Bn. Rare history with much interesting detail, composite photos. of COs & Subedars-Major, &c. "This is a handsome book, a pleasure to handle, & full of facts. The appendices are exceptionally good. The H&A appendix, for example, includes details of all IOM & IDSM awards, foreign awards, full citations where appropriate, & details of Recommendations." - Perkins. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG & rare. See illustrations on our website.   £375
AHMED (Maj. Gen. Rafiuddin) History of the Baloch Regiment 1820-1939. The Colonial Period. 1st Ed., xxi+269pp., num. photos. & maps. VG in dw. Abbottabad: Baloch Regimental Centre. 1998  #64876
[HLMainPic] Including campaigns in Persia, Indian Mutiny, Abyssinia 1868, second Afghan War, several minor campaigns & WW1 (France then East Africa). Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG in dw. Original hardback edition. See illustration on our website.   £30
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. III: 1872-1898. 1st Ed., 478pp., 61 illus., 18 maps. VG in dw. Cooper. 1982  #64386
[HLMainPic] The now standard history of British Cavalry, this vol. includes Zulu & Transvaal Wars, 2nd Afghan Wars, Egypt & the Sudan, &c. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £35
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

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