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The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers: Being the History of the Regiment from December 1688 to July 1914. Compiled under the direction of a Regimental Historical Records Committee. 2nd Ed., xx+673pp., c.20 maps. VG in dw. Constable. 1934  #62831
[HLMainPic] Napoleonic wars (inc. Waterloo, with casualty roll), Kaffir Wars, Indian Mutiny, China, Tirah & South African War (with rolls of casualties killed, wounded &c., awards). This 2nd edition excluded the plates in the 1st Ed. of 1928 but a very nice copy, orig. green cloth, titled in red, complete with dw & scarce thus. See illustrations on our website.   £85
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
BUTLER (Lt.-Col. Lewis) The Annals of the King's Royal Rifle Corps. Vol. III: xxviii+334pp., 8 portraits, 6 maps. Murray. 1926  #28213
[HLMainPic] This useful volume covers the period 1830-1873 inc. Sikh & Kaffir Wars, Indian Mutiny (at Meerut, Delhi &c.), China 1860 & Red River Expedition. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG with rather clumsily pasted in bookplate of Sir Percival Scrope Marling, VC, CB, sometime of the regiment. See illustration on our website.   £50
CONDON (Brig. W.E.H., OBE) The Frontier Force Regiment. 1st Ed., xxii+592pp., 4to, col. frontis., 19 photos., 36 maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1962  #63965
[HLMainPic] Excellent history: Mutiny, 2nd Afghan War, Chitral, Tirah, China 1900 &c., WW1 in France, Aden, Mespot, Palestine; WW2 MEF & Burma. "An excellent book" - Perkins 472. Orig. khaki cloth, gilt, VG, nice copy & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £250

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GELBER (Prof. Harry G.) Opium, Soldiers & Evangelicals: England's 1840-42 War with China, & its Aftermath. 1st Ed., x+252pp. VG in dw. Palgrave Macmillan. 2004  #60980
[HLMainPic] War, opium & colonial policy. Scholarly study of the Opium War. Scarce hardback edition, VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £35
GORDON (Surgeon Genl. Sir Charles, KCB) Recollections of Thirty-Nine Years in the Army. 1st Ed., 320pp., portrait frontis. Swan, Sonnenschein. 1898  #50147
[HLMainPic] Army Medical Service. Gwalior & Maharajapore 1843; Gold Coast of Africa 1847-48; Indian Mutiny 1857-58 (inc. Relief of Lucknow) & China 1860-61. Orig. red cloth, gilt, somewhat rubbed at joints & a sp. little marked but overall about VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £65
HARRINGTON (P.) & SHARF (F.A.) Eds. China 1900: The Eye Witnesses Speak. The Boxer Rebellion as Described by Participants in Letters, Diaries & Photographs. 1st Ed., 256pp., illus. & maps. VG in dw. Greenhill. 2000  #59836
[HLMainPic] Previously unpublished letters/diaries from the Boxer Rebellion. See illustration on our website.   £15
HENNELL (Col. Sir R.) A Famous Indian Regiment: The Kali Panchwin, 2/5th (Formerly the 105th) Mahratta Light Infantry 1768-1923. 1st Ed., xi+292pp., 12 plates, map, several diagrams. Murray. 1927  #60009
[HLMainPic] Mahratta Wars (Seringapatam &c.), First & Second Afghan Wars, Indian Mutiny, China 1860, Abyssinia, Burma 1886, Aden & WW1 in Mesopotamia July 1916-March 1918 inc. Relief of Kut & capture of Baghdad, Palestine from March 1918 seeing much action in the final part of the campaign. Rolls of awards, officers &c. Perkins 454. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG ex-IWM (withdrawn stamps) with front panel of orig. dw attached to front paste-down. See illustration on our website.   £60
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
LYNCH George) The War of the Civilisations, Being the Record of a "Foreign Devil's" Experiences with the Allies in China. 1st Ed., xx+319pp., portrait frontis., 21 illus. Longmans. 1901  #60472
[HLMainPic] Correspondent in China 1900 during Boxer Rising inc. Defence of Legations &c. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £95

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