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1st Bn. Hampshire Regiment, North-West Frontier: Razmak &c., 1937-39. Contemp. album containing 39 postcard sized photos., all captioned in ink, including various scarce & interesting views of forts, camp & regimental scenes. Several photos. missing o/w VG.  #55709
[HLMainPic] Nicely captioned views include Our Camp at Ghalanai where the track was; Tanks waiting for orders to move out; One of our outposts Ghalanai; the remains of one of the villages at Ghalanai; Our HQ at Ghalanai; Officers' tent Ghalanai; The Brigade marching back to Razmak; Our prisoners which we captured at Ghalanai; Cook house & staff at Ghalanai, &c. See illustrations on our website.   £225
Army Regulations, India, Volume II. Regulations & Orders for The Army. Govt. of India, Army Dept. [v]+viii+314pp. Printed by the Superintendent, Govt. Press, Calcutta. 1913  #59923
[HLMainPic] Including Discipline, Correspondence, Reports & Returns, Responsibilities of Commanding & Other Officers, Precedence of Corps, Standards & Colours, Guards of Honour, Honours & Salutes, Interior Economy inc. Indian Officers & mens' duties, Guards & Orderlies, EscortsBands, Messes, Recruiting, Ordnance Equipment, Military Education, Engineers, the Indian Army Reserve &c., plus various Appendices. Great body of material on the orgnaisation of the IA on the eve of the Great War. Much of interet on various aspects. Orig. limp wraps., somewahet service worn, VG, contemp. oval ink stamp of Depot Office, 13th Lancers. Several typed amendments pasted-in at rear. See illustration on our website.   £95
Field Service Pocket Book. India. 1935. (Corrected to January, 1935.) xiv+338pp., num. tables & diagrams (some fldg.). Issued by the Chief of the General Staff (India), Distributed by the Manager of Publications, Delhi. 1935  #59926
[HLMainPic] The Indian Army officer's vade mecum, "Intended to be a handy & concise reference for the use of officers on active service & at manoeuvres & on instructional exercises in connection with operations." Orig. brown canvas-type wraparound cover, blocked in black, VG, with ownership inscrip. of Capt. G.A.I. Sanders, 5th Mahratta L.I., plus various amendment slips &c. up to 1939 tipped-in, together with a handful of loose insertions: War Establishments 1928 &c. Note: Sanders was commissioned 1919 & served in Afghanistan, Waziristan & Burma between the wars. Became a Lt.-Col. in WW2. See illustration on our website.   £50
Harts Army List: The New Annual Army List & Militia List for 1895. Reprint, VG in dw. Dallington: N&M Press. 1998. Regimental listings & War Services of officers &c., including Royal Marines, Ordnance, Indian Staff Corps & Local Indian Forces. Index. See illustration on our website.  #48982
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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  #62253
[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, totally sound but previously damped, the covers restored with binder's varnish, VG thus with armorial bookplate of Donald Kenneth McLeod (Note: Lieut-Gen. D.K. McLeod, KCIE, CB, DSO, is mentioned several times in the text: signalling officer with the Zakka Khel Field Force, 1908; to France with the Lahore Division in 1914 & commanded 3rd Cavalry Brigade in 1920. He appears in a group photo. within the book. Commanded the Guides Cavalry 1928-32, The Army in Burma 1938-41, &c.). See illustration on our website.   £275
In Memory 1857. The Golden Commemoration of the Indian Mutiny Veterans at the Albert Hall Dec. 23rd 1907. Orig. dec wraps., 42pp. No imprint/date. Contemp.  #61665
[HLMainPic] Souvenir of the event including details of the commemorative parade & dinner plus lists of some hundreds of surviving officers & men, not all of whom attended the event. The list of officers is alphabetical & the lists of other ranks alphabetical within regimental lists. It has lost its ribbon tie (but that could be replaced), little marked & worn but signed to front "Eckford, 30 Roland Gardens" (Major A.H. Eckford is listing among the attendees: Alexander Haldane Eckford 1837-1914, commissioned 1854, served with 69th Native Inf. & Captain in the Bengal Staff Corps, in Civil Employ, 1866; Major & Cantonment Magistrate at Barrackpore 1874. War Services: "present at the siege & capture of Delhi in 1857 & was severely wounded on 19th July. Accompanied General Penny's Column into the Rohilcund, & was severely wounded in action at Kukerowlee on the 30th April 1858, receiving two sabre cuts while driving back Ghazees from the guns..." Also includes loosely inserted Menu Card (Mock Turtle soup etc.) & Programme of Music. Attractive & scarce survival including "the most complete & trustworthy" list of surviving veterans "that has ever been issued…" See illustration on our website.   £225
India's Services in the War. Volume I: General [bound with:] Volume II: Indian States. Facsimile reprint of 1922 1st Ed., vi+190+ixpp. & [v]+256+vipp., 136 photos. VG in somewhat worn dw. Delhi: BR Pubg. Corp. 1985  #59523
[HLMainPic] Reprint of contemp. histories with much on the employment of the IA overseas, various statistics, the services of numerous Indian princes & chiefs, the contribution of various states to the war effort (supply of men, materiel, &c.). Much of interest. See illustration on our website.   £35
India. A Collection of Postcard Views of British Barracks & other Military Buildings & Amenities at the height of the Raj; also some topographical views of the NWF &c. A fine collection of approx. 465 commercially produced postcards depicting British stations, mainly in Northern & Central India, also some in South India. A wide ranging variety of subjects & locations, being a combination of finely produced b/w photos., tinted postcards &c.  #56478
[HLMainPic] An exceptional collection of commercially produced postcards dating from the late 19th & early 20th Centuries depicting British cantonments, parade grounds, barrack buildings, hospitals, railway stations, clubs, soldiers' homes, post offices, &c., also various NWF views (Waziristan, Razmak Column, Khyber Pass, forts, camps &c.) & troops on the move. Locations include most of the major centres such as Simla, Rawalpindi, Quetta, Poona, Dalhousie, Mhow, Bareilly, Dagshai, Jhansi, Peshawar &c. A superlative potential resource for a publisher, researcher, or photographic archive interested in this field. See illustrations on our website.   £1200
Instructions for the Despatch of Troops & Animals Travelling by Rail in India. Orig. wraps., 59pp. Calcutta: SGP India. 1919  #59921
A rather interesting & scarce work detailing much on train orders, timings & halts, duties of officers, supply arrangements, & much more. Orig. wraps., VG. See illustration on our website.   £95
Selections from Speeches of Sir J.J.D. Latouche, KCSI, Lieutenant Governor of the United Provinces From 1901 to 1906. 1st Ed., [ii]+ii+90pp. Naini Tal: United Provinces Government Camp Branch Press. 1906  #57424
[HLMainPic] Speeches of consequence on various Indian affairs from 1898-1906, regarding legislation, unveiling of statues, educational improvements, &c. Much of interest on the British administration of the United Provinces. Orig. printed paper covd. boards with cloth backstrip, VG. See illustration on our website.   £35

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