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Cavalry   64 Books
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"Ready for Either" Incidents in the Life of a Young Cavalry Officer, by His Mother. 1st Ed. (with Foreword by Brig. G.K. Scott-Moncrieff) viii+140pp., portrait + plate of memorial brass in Greyfriar's Church, Reading, diagram. Simpkin Marshall. nd (c.1910).  #57448
[HLMainPic] Evocative volume printed in memory of Lt. Godfrey Hope Soole, 21st PAVO Cavalry. Mainly Soole's letters from India 1903-08, inc. the Mohmand Campaign 1908 in which he was killed at Umra Killi on 20th May 1908. Nice copy in the superior cushioned calf binding, gilt to front & spine, edges gilt. See illustration on our website.   £75
10th Duke of Cambnridge's Own Lancers (Hodson's Horse).] Nominal Roll of Officers Who Have Served with the Regiment 1857-1912. Reprinted from the Official Army Lists. 1st Ed., [iii]+94pp. Calcutta: Thacker, Spink & Co. 1913  #55473
[HLMainPic] Excellent records up to July 1912 including British & VCOs. Orig. red & blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £75
A Selection of Field Movements for a Division of Cavalry, In Accordance with the Principles Laid Down in The Cavalry Regulations. 7 & [16]pp., 8 plates of drill moevemnts &c. Parker, Furnivall, & Parker. 1846  #38259
Compiled by Lord de Ros. Contemp. black leather covd. boards, neatly rebacked, ex-RUSI, VG thus.   £35
An Abridgement of the Regulations for the Formation & Movements of the Cavalry (As Last Corrected by the Board) Adapted to the use of Yeomanry Corps, with Suggestions of Several Points of Discipline & Interior; & A Short Notice upon Patrols, Picquets, & Other Measures of Precaution in Times of Disturbance. Also the Forms of Yeomanry Returns; & An Abstract of the Regulations Issued by the Government Departments Connected with the Yeomanry. xii+167pp., num. diagrams of drill movements &c. Clowes. 1833  #48501
[HLMainPic] Rare book of instruction for the Yeomanry. Orig. plum cloth, little worn, sound throughout, VG, with orig. leather lettering label to front. See illustration on our website.   £50
Communicating Drill for Cavalry. Movements by Fours, Increasing & Diminishing the Front. Compiled from the latest Cavalry Drill by Major J.R. Van Cortlandt, 3rd (K.O.) Hussars. 31pp. Gale & Polden. 1901  #55753
[HLMainPic] Handy pocketbook of drill orders & what they mean. Orig. red printed paper covers, VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
History of the Guides. Part I, 1846-1922. 1st Ed., xv+347pp., 4to, 19 illus., 7 fldg. maps in pocket, 11 in text. Aldershot: G&P. 1938  #58730
[HLMainPic] Part I contains the raising of the Corps. & var. NWF expeditions inc. Ambeylah, Black Mountain, Chitral & many others; also Indian Mutiny, 2nd Afghan War, WW1 in Mespot., Persia & Palestine. Var. lists & rolls inc. British & Indian officers, awards &c. "An exemplary history" - Perkins 409. Orig. light brown cloth, gilt, bevelled boards, near fine copy & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £275
The Queen's Own Royal Glasgow Yeomanry 1848-1948. 1st Ed., 126pp., 4to, 18 plates, tailpieces to each chapter. Glasow: Printed for the Regiment by MacLehose & Co. 1948  #56743
[HLMainPic] Includes active service in Boer War, squadrons served in Gallipoli, Egypt & Western Front in WW1 & as anti-tank units in WW2. Very nicely illustrated & produced history, orig. qtr. morocco, VG throughout & rare. See illustration on our website.   £125
War Diary of the 1st Life Guards. First Year, 1914-1915. Cheaper Ed., 158pp., 4to, frontis. (with 5 oval portraits of COs), fldg. map. No imprint, The Regt. nd  #36222
Based on the diaries of Lt.-Col. E.B. Cook, Surgeon-Major Cowie & the official regimental War Diary. Rolls of officers, Rolls of Honour &c. Second issue binding, lacking ffep, covers soiled & worn, but sound.   £30
War Diary of the 1st Life Guards. First Year, 1914-1915. 1st Ed., 80pp., 4to, frontis. (with 5 oval portraits of COs). No imprint, The Regt. nd  #49051
[HLMainPic] Based on the diaries of Lt.-Col. E.B. Cook, Surgeon-Major Cowie & the official regimental War Diary. Rolls of officers, Rolls of Honour &c. Fine copy of superior quarto edition, orig. deluxe three-qtr. morocco, gilt, dec. faux silk endpapers. See illustration on our website.   £90
[KINDELL (Lt. A.O.W.)] Through Palestine with the Twentieth Machine-Gun Squadron. 1st Ed., [vii]+180pp., 4 plates, fldg. map. [J.M. Baxter & Co. for Private Circulation. 1920].  #58706
[HLMainPic] Formed from the MG sections of the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry & South Notts. Hussars for the 7th Mounted Bde. in July 1917 & later served with the 14th Cav. Bde., 5th Cav. Div. Fascinating account. Attractive orig. pictorial cloth, little rubbed o/w VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £145

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