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Historical Records of the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Vols. I & II: 1st Ed., xxiv+382 & [vii]+391pp., 4to, 9 col. & 41 b/w plates, 6 maps. Blackwood. 1909  #64656
[HLMainPic] Excellent detailed record inc. Peninsular & Waterloo campaigns, Crimea, Indian Mutiny, Ashanti, Egypt & the Sudan & 2nd Boer War. Detailed services of officers, warrant officers & even some NCOs & men, casualty rolls for all campaigns. Orig. olive green cloth, gilt, both vols. VG & a handsome work. See illustration on our website.   £145
The Journal of the Royal United Service Institution. Vol. XL, No. 221, July, 1896-Vol. XL, No. 226, December 1896. Six monthly issues of the RUSI Jouranl bound together, 801pp., in all, 6 plates, num. maps & sketches (many fldg.). RUSI. Contemp.  #60925
[HLMainPic] The premier forum of its time for articles on campaigns & theory, Naval & Military Notes, announcements of new publications, book reviews, notes on military manoeuvres &c. The volume offered here includes articles on A Visit to The Lines of Torres Vedras; Chitral 1895 with the 2nd Brigade (including action at Malakand &c.); Ashanti Expeditionary Force 1895-96; Operations of the Bulawayo Field Force in March & April 1896, &c. Contemp. binder's cloth, gilt, somewhat well-read but sound copy, VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
BOYLE (Col. G.E.) Comp. The Rifle Brigade Century: An Alphabetical List of The Officers of the Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own) (Regular Battalions) from 1800 to 1905. 1st Ed., xvi+205pp. Clowes & Sons. 1905  #65050
[HLMainPic] Contains full career details & medal entitlements of officers, inc. quartermasters, paymasters, surgeons attached &c. Orig. rifle green cloth, silver gilt, VG with tipped-in letter from the compiler to "Dear Buller" referring to his services &c. Boyle commanded the 4th Bn. at one period. See illustration on our website.   £85
BRICE (Christopher) The Thinking Man's Soldier: The Life & Career of General Sir Henry Brackenbury 1837-1914. 1st Ed., xxvii+336pp., 18 illus., 2 maps. VG in dw. Helion. 2012  #58234
[HLMainPic] Commissioned RA 1856, served in Indian Mutiny, became Professor of Military History at RMA Woolwich. A Wolseley protege, he saw service with him in Ashanti, Natal, Zululand & the Sudan, later occupying senior staff positions including Head of the Intelligence Branch at the War Office. An influential reformer of the Army, author of numerous articles & several major campaign histories. Signed by author. See illustration on our website.   £20
CALLWELL (Maj.-Gen. Sir C.E., KCB) The Memoirs of Major-General Sir Hugh McCalmont KCB, CVO. 1st Ed., 295pp., 16 plates, 3 maps/plans. Hutchinson. 1924  #62092
[HLMainPic] Cavalry officer (9th Lancers 1865) in many campaigns inc. Red River, Ashanti War, Zulu & Transvaal Wars, Marri Expedition, Tel-el-Kebir, the Nile &c. Orig. pale blue cloth, gilt, little chipped & sunned, generally VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £45
CARY (A.D.L., OBE) & McCANCE (Capt. S.) Regimental Records of the Royal Welch Fusiliers. Vols. I & II. 1689-1815 & 1816-1914. 1st Ed., 2 Vols., 4to; xxi+324pp. & xviii+425pp., maps. Wrexham: The RWF. 1995  #56579
These vols. contain Napoleonic Wars, inc. Peninsula & Waterloo, Crimean War, Indian Mutiny, Ashanti, Burma 1885, Black Mountain Expedition, Boer War &c. Orig. blue cloth, worn, sound.   £40
CAULFEILD (Col. J.E.) Comp. One Hundred Years' History of The 2nd Batt. West India Regiment from Date of Raising 1795 to 1898. 1st Ed., 222pp., 6 plates. Forster Groom & Co. 1899  #54824
[HLMainPic] Much otherwise almost unobtainable material on various campaigns from West Indies in the Napoleonic era & later, then from 1860 onwards the regt. was much involved in West Africa: ops. in Sierre Leone, Gambia, Gold Coast, Ashanti 1873-74 & 1895, &c., with various rolls of officers present at different times. "good coverage of several little-known operations... The style is dry & tedious, but the contents appear to be accurate." - Perkins. In the author's Preface he notes that he has utilised the regimental Digest of Services & was allowed access to "official Order Books, Letter Books, Returns, &c., filed in the Brigade Office... I was fortunate enough to collect a vast amount of valuable & reliable information." List of "Subscribers towards cost of production" (74 officers) at end. Orig. red & blue cloth, gilt, sp. little marked, some ink notes to rear blank, o/w VG & very rare. See illustration on our website.   £245
COPE (Sir William, late Lt., Rifle Brigade) The History of the Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own), Formerly the 95th. 1st Ed., xxvi+537pp., 5 col. plates of uniforms, 16 maps/plans. Chatto & Windus. 1877  #65049
[HLMainPic] Standard, definitive history of the RB from raising in 1800-1874 inc. extensive services in Peninsula & Waterloo, Kaffir Wars, Crimea, Indian Mutiny, Ashanti 1873-74. Awards roll. Orig. green cloth, richly gilt sp. with RB badge & title, minor wear but a comparatively very nice copy with an interesting presentation inscript. "To the Daughters, of a very well beloved parent, a good and brave Soldier, whose deeds in many a fight, are herein detailed. - Jersey - 4 March 1877." Unfortunately its is not recorded who wrote this, nor to whom it refers. See illustration on our website.   £165
KNOLLYS (Lt.-Col.) & ELLIOTT (Major) Heroes of the Battlefield. 440pp., frontis., num. steel engravings (illus. & maps). Manchester: G.W. Goodwin & Son. nd (c.1900).  #62893
[HLMainPic] Exploits & incidents largely of the Persian War (the charge of the square at Khooshab &c.), China 1860, Ashanti War 1873-74, a great deal on the 2nd Afghan War 1878-80 & Zulu War 1879. Valuable if populist account with much of interest. Orig. blue cloth, dec. & gilt, little rubbed, VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
MAGOR (R.B.) African General Service Medals. 2nd Ed., revised & enlarged, 287pp., several maps. VG in dw. Printed for the Author by N&M Press. 1993  #62545
[HLMainPic] Much of value on various minor 19th & early 20th Century campaigns in East, West & Central Africa, with details of the medals & clasps awarded for them. Many european participants mentioned by name. Greatly enlarged 2nd Ed. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £20

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