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East Africa   39 Books
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East Africa Protecorate. Kericho. (Provisional) Sheet South A36/F. 1:250,000. Fldg. canvas-backed map, 64x64cm approx., produced by GSGS/Ordnance Survey, 1916.  #51001
[HLMainPic] Area of Kericho, in BEA (later Kenya), in the Lumbwa country, also shwoing the Mau Escarpemnt & part of the Uganda Railway from 16 miles eaat of Kisumu,, via Fort Ternan & Lumbwa Station, &c., to Clutterbuck's Crossing. VG. See illustration on our website.   £65
German East Africa. Kissaki. E5. 1:300,000. Fldg. canvas-backed map, 85x71cm, produced by GSGS/Ordnance Survey, based on the German standard map, 1916.  #45071
[HLMainPic] This sheet shows the region west of Mohoro & SW of Dar-es-Salam. As well as names of towns, hill ranges &c., conditions such as 'open steppe,' 'grass savanah', 'water hole' &c. are detailed. VG. See illustration on our website.   £100
German East Africa. Mikindani. G7. 1:300,000. Fldg. canvas-backed map, 53x40cm, produced by GSGS/Ordnance Survey, based on the German standard map, 1916.  #53995
[HLMainPic] This sheet shows the coastal region south of Lindi including Rowuma Bay, &c., down to Tungi Bay (in Portuguese East Africa), the border between German & Portuguese East, & details on the Portuguese side of the border at Nakwedanga &c. As well as names of towns, hill ranges &c., conditions such as 'forest & bush' are noted, as well as waterholes &c. VG with printed 'Ex Mappis' plate of W.H. Ingrams (William Harold Ingrams, 1897-1973, colonial administrator whose career was spent mostly in East Africa & Arabia. He was awarded an OBE, 1933, CMG, 1939. He & his wife were jointly awarded the Lawrence of Arabia Memorial Medal of the Royal Central Asian Society, 1939, for their role in bringing peace to the Hadhramaut, and the Founder's Medal of the Royal Geographical Society, 1940, for their exploration of the region). See illustration on our website.   £125
German East Africa. Mohoro. E6. 1:300,000. Fldg. canvas-backed map, 85x71cm, produced by GSGS/Ordnance Survey, based on the German standard map, 1916.  #53994
[HLMainPic] This sheet shows the coastal region to the south of Dar-es-Salam including the Rufiji River & Delta (where naval engagements in 1914-15 occurred & the German light cruiser Konigsberg was finally stranded). As well as names of towns, hill ranges &c., conditions such as 'tree steppe,' open steppe,' &c. are detailed. VG with printed 'Ex Mappis' plate of W.H. Ingrams (William Harold Ingrams, 1897-1973, Ed. at Shrewsbury & served with KSLI on Western Front (wounded); colonial administrator whose career was spent mostly in East Africa & Arabia. He was awarded an OBE, 1933, CMG, 1939. He & his wife were jointly awarded the Lawrence of Arabia Memorial Medal of the Royal Central Asian Society, 1939, for their role in bringing peace to the Hadhramaut, & the Founder's Medal of the Royal Geographical Society, 1940, for their exploration of the region). See illustration on our website.   £125
Handbook on Supply & Transport Services (East Africa Forces). Orig. printed wraps., 44pp. Printed by the Directorate of Army Printing & Stationary Services, Addis Ababa. nd (c.1940)  #59448
[HLMainPic] Authority for Issue: D.D.S.T., E.A. Force H.Q. "The object of this handbook is to outline in principle the duties, organisation & responsbilities of the Supply & Transport Services in the East Africa Forces, which are based on the principles laid down in the Field Service Regulations & RASC Training, modified to meet the requirements of local conditions & the theatre of operations." VG. See illustration on our website.   £125
History of the Corps of Royal Engineers. Vol. VII: Campaigns in Mesopotamia & East Africa, & the Inter-War Period, 1919-38. 1st Ed., xv+351pp., 9 portraits, 3 fldg. maps in end-pocket, 3 in text. VG in chipped dw. Chatham: Inst. of REs. 1952  #62638
[HLMainPic] Detailed history of all aspects of Sapper operations in Mespot., East Africa & inter-war disturbances in Shanghai & Abyssinia, as well as technical developments. VG in chipped dw. See illustration on our website.   £25
Italy & Abyssinia. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps., 53pp., 8 photos., map. Rome: Societa Edtritice di Novissima. [1936].  #58071
[HLMainPic] Rather uncommon Italian propagandist work in which she attempts to justify her colonial policy in Ethiopia via historical reference, recent events &c. VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
Official History of the Operations in Somaliland 1901-04. General Staff, War Office. 1st Ed., 2 Vols., 635pp. in all, 50 of 51 plates & sketches (many being fldg. sketch maps of operations & defenses, two of telegraph communications), 2 fldg. maps in end-pocket of Vol. I + several sketch maps illustrative of the expedition in the text. HMSO. 1907  #62014
[HLMainPic] Detailed, well illustrated & mapped account of the four expeditions against the 'Mad Mullah' in 1901, 1902, 1902-03 & 1903-04 contained in Volume I. Volume II containing a full account of the Organization of Commands & Staff, Services & Departments, &c. 2000 Copies printed but remarkably scarce. Note: Vol. I rather worn but generally VG & complete; Vol. II sp. partially split & one fldg. diagram lacking (Plan of Somali & Field Force Telegraphs in Jan. 1901). Orig. red cloth, gilt, as described above. See illustration on our website.   £275
The Official Names of the Battles & Other Engagements Fought By the Military Forces of the British Empire During the Great War, 1914-1919, the Third Afghan War, 1919. Report of The Battles Nomenclature Committee as Approved by the Army Council. Facsimile reprint of 1922 official Ed., [ii]+ii+63pp., 4to. VG in dw. N&MP. 1992  #63971
[HLMainPic] Hardback reprint of exceedingly rare & valuable original edition tabulating all the main engagements on all fronts in the Great War, complete with dates, salient features of the events, geographical notes, official nomenclature, &c. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £30
ADLER (Brig. Hon. F.B., MC, VD, ED) et al. The South African Field Artillery in German East Africa & Palestine 1915-1919. 1st Ed., xvi+146pp., portrait frontis., 14 photos., 4 maps. Pretoria: van Schaik for SA National War Museum. 1958  #60757
[HLMainPic] From formation & training in 1915 to East Africa in Jan. 1916, ops. round Kilimanjaro &c., then in Palestine 1917-18 inc. Gaza & capture of Jerusalem. Roll of Hon., awards, officers. "A very professional compilation, presented in a publication of excellent quality." - Perkins. Orig. cloth, VG with Brigade patch to front. Rare. See illustration on our website.   £125

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