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Central India   2 Books
WATSON (Maj.-Gen. W.A., CB, CMG, CIE) King George's Own Central India Horse: The Story of a Local Corps. 1st Ed., xi+474pp., 5 plates, 4 maps. Blackwood. 1930  #57363
[HLMainPic] Organised as irregular cavalry for the Mutiny in 1857; much detail on this period & subsequently the 2nd Afghan War; Tirah 1897; became 38th Horse: WW1 in France & Palestine. Officers' services, awards roll &c. "This book is one of the best of all Indian Cavalry histories" - Perkins 419. Orig. red & sand cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £175
WILSON (Capt. W.A.M., 23rd Bombay Rifles) Historical Records of the 23rd Regiment (Second Battalion, Rifle Regiment), Bombay Infantry, Formerly the First Battalion, 12th Native Infantry. 1st Ed., 84pp. Bombay: Printed at the Education Society's Steam Press. 1894.  #56812
[HLMainPic] Raising in 1817 & subsequent services including Mahratta Wars (Battle of Kirkee &c.); Sind campaign; Persia & Central India (during the Mutiny); Afghanistan 1880; Burma 1885-88, &c. Service details of British officers, MOs &c. Perkins p.457: "useful summary of the Regt's evolution & various campaign services... neatlt arranged & the appendices are extensive." Orig. green cloth, rather speckled, several leaves loose, sound thus & rare. See illustration on our website.   £345




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