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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
CALLWELL (Maj.-Gen. Sir C.) & HEADLAM (Maj.-Gen. Sir J.) The History of the Royal Artillery from the Indian Mutiny to the Great War. 1st Ed., 3 Vols., in all some 1600pp., 6 portraits, 23 fldg. maps in separate mapcase, several fldg. tables &c. Woolwich: RA. 1931-1940.  #64377
[HLMainPic] Standard & detailed history. Vol. I, Armaments; Vol. II, Policy & Influence; Vol. III, Campaigns (1860-1914 inc. all corners of Empire, much on NWF, 2nd Afghan War, Egypt & Sudan, China 1860 & 1900, East & West Africa, Boer War &c.). Orig. blue cloth, gilt, little speckled o/w VG throughout & distinctly uncommon, especially with 3rd volume & mapcase present. See illustration on our website.   £225
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  #65761
[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 & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £250
DAS (Maj. Gen. Chand N., OBE) The Rajputana Rifles Brief History. 1st Ed., xix+135pp., illus. & maps. New Delhi: Reliance Pubg. House. 1995  #66791
[HLMainPic] Short earlier history but mainly the RajRif in the post-1947 Indian Army inc. ops. in China 1962, Indo-Pak Wars 1965 & 1971, peacekeeping missions, &c. Orig. laminated boards, VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
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  #65202
[HLMainPic] Army Medical Service. Gwalior & Maharajapore 1843; Gold Coast of Africa 1847-48; Indian Mutiny 1857-58 (inc. Relief of Lucknow) & China 1860-61. Ladendorf (279) states: "Poorly written & gives no new information to history. Much detail on medical service & treatment of wounds" - but she is citing an Antheum [sic] review of 1898. Raugh (6511) adds: "Gordon was reportedly surgeon of the 10th Native Infantry during the Indian Mutiny. About 40 pages of his autobiography cover the Indian Mutiny, specifically the Joonpore Field Force, capture of Lucknow, & the Azimgurh Field Force." Orig. red cloth, gilt, sp. little sunned o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £75
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
MACPHERSON (Maj.-Gen. Sir W.G., KCMG, CB) History of the Great War based on Official Documents: Medical Services General History Vol. I: The Medical Services in the United Kingdom, in British Garrisons Overseas, And During Operations Against Tsingtau, in Togoland, The Cameroons, and south-West Africa. 1st Ed., xv+463pp., num. photos., maps, charts & diagrams. HMSO. 1921  #63978
[HLMainPic] Contains much interesting detail on mobilization of medical units in 1914, organisation & augmentation of hospital accommodation in the UK & valuable records of work during the campaigns in Togoland, Cameroons & German SW Africa. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG, some wear to sp. but sound & rare (1500 copies printed). See illustration on our website.   £225
MACPHERSON (Maj.-Gen. Sir W.G., KCMG, CB) History of the Great War based on Official Documents: Medical Services General History Vol. I: The Medical Services in the United Kingdom, in British Garrisons Overseas, And During Operations Against Tsingtau, in Togoland, The Cameroons, and south-West Africa. 1st Ed., xv+463pp., num. photos., maps, charts & diagrams. HMSO. 1921  #66282
[HLMainPic] Contains much interesting detail on mobilization of medical units in 1914, organisation & augmentation of hospital accommodation in the UK & valuable records of work during the campaigns in Togoland, Cameroons & German SW Africa. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG ex-BMA Lib., rare (1500 copies printed). See illustration on our website.   £165
MURLAND (Lt.-Col. H.F.) Baillie-ki-Paltan: Being a History of the 2nd Bn. Madras Pioneers (formerly IV Madras Pioneers) 1759-1930. 1st Ed., viii+602pp., 4to, 17 fldg. maps, var. other maps & sketches in text. Madras: Published for the Regiment by Higginbothams. 1932  #61475
[HLMainPic] Substantial, scarce history from early Anglo-India, Seringapatam, Ava &c. to Indian Mutiny (in Central India), Afghanistan, Burma, China &c. East Africa & Mesopotamia in WW1. Appendices include detailed services of the British officers, also services of VCOs with dates of their appointments & some notes of their war services. "A major history, comprehensive & detailed..." - Perkins 443. Orig. pale blue cloth, sp. chipped, cloth rather unevenly sunned & worn but sound throughout, VG thus. See illustration on our website.   £145

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