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Indian Mutiny   54 Books
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15th Lancers (Cureton's Multanis): Photographs of Regimental Jubilee Held At Dera Ismail Khan, 20th Decr. to 31st Decr. 1909. Large photograph album/regimental Jubilee souvenir, 375x280mm. The Regiment. 1911.  #64189
[HLMainPic] A quite superb regimental album containing 2pp. letterpress English translation of speech delivered by the Commandant at the regimental Durbar held on 27th Dec. 1909 followed by fine whole page (image size 250x205mm) plates of (i) Regiment in Mass, with Officers in Front; (ii) Regiment Marching Past; (iii) Regiment Marching Past (another view); (iv) 'C' Squadron Marching Past; (v) Durbar; (vi) Pensioners (group of Non-Commissioned Officers & Sowars); (vii) British & Native Officers Past & Present (complete with named caption below); (viii) British & Native Officers (1909, complete with named caption below); (ix) 'A' Squadron in Full Dress (British & Indian Officers identified); (x) 'B' Squadron, Field Service Marching Order (British & Indian Officers identified); (xi) 'C' Squadron, Hot Weather Full Dress (British & Indian Officers identified); (xii) 'D' Squadron, Plain Clothes (British & Indian Officers identified); (xiii) Regimental Staff (British & Indian Officers identified); (xiv) Recruit & Remount Staff (British & Indian Officers identified); (xv) Recruits (British & Indian Officers identified); (xvi) Kot Dafadars (all identified); (xvii) Types of Regiment; (xviii) Types of Regiment (other than in plate xvii); (xviii) Mutiny Veterans (150x184mm: four men, wearing medals, identified by name). (xix) Colonel D.G.L. Shaw, Commandant (210x147mm, mounted); (xx-xxxi) Named portraits of 12 British Officers, each 138x102mm, in full dress, wearing medals. The photographic quality of all the images is incredibly fine, as is the whole album, which is bound in full straight-grain cushioned green morocco, regimental crest in gilt to front, ruled edges, decorative endpapers, the title page in illuminated manuscript, this example with presentation inscrip. "To George H.N. Ricketts. Esq. C.B. From the Officers of the Regiment in Commemoration of its Jubilee" together with the recipient's armorial bookplate to front paste-down, tipped-in ms. letter from Lt.-Col. H.M. Johnston: "My dear Mr Ricketts, I send you herewith, on Behalf of the Regiment, a Book of the Regimental Jubilee Photographs, which we hope you will accept as a token of appreciation for your generous support on the occasion of the Jubilee of the Regiment: you will very shortly have Henry back with you, and I hope you will find him as fit and well as I think he is. He is the greatest assistance to me, and I shall miss him." Note: 'Henry' was Major H.C. Ricketts, of the 15th Lancers, whose portrait appears within the album. Also a loosely inserted paste-board invitation to Mr Ricketts to the Jubilee, with concise Programme of Jubilee week events printed on the reverse. The album is a sumptuous production of exceptional quality which was presumably produced in a very small number for the British Officers & their families. Not in Perkins. Fine example & self-evidently rare. See illustrations on our website.   £3000
Harts Army List: The New Annual Army List & Militia List for 1861. Regimental listings & War Services of officers &c., including Royal Marines Ordnance & Indian Staff Corps (including Crimean War & Indian Mutiny). Index. Later maroon cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.  #64126
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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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Historical Records of the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders. Vols. I & II: 1st Ed., xxiv+382 & [vii]+391pp., 4to, 9 col. & 41 b/w plates, 6 maps. Blackwood. 1909  #64656
[HLMainPic] Excellent detailed record inc. Peninsular & Waterloo campaigns, Crimea, Indian Mutiny, Ashanti, Egypt & the Sudan & 2nd Boer War. Detailed services of officers, warrant officers & even some NCOs & men, casualty rolls for all campaigns. Orig. olive green cloth, gilt, both vols. VG & a handsome work. See illustration on our website.   £145
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
Memoirs & Services of the Eighty-Third Regiment, County of Dublin, From 1793 to 1907, including The campaigns of the Regiiment in The West Indies, Africa, The Peninsula, Ceylon, Canada, & India. 1st Ed., 99pp. Hugh Rees. 1908  #64641
[HLMainPic] Exceptionally rare history of the 83rd (County of Dublin) Regt., later 1st Bn. Royal Irish Rifles. Peninsula war Battle Honours included Talavera, Busacao, Fuentes d'Onor, Ciudrad Rodrigo, Badajos, Salamanca, Vittoria, Nivelle, Orthes, & Toulouse, while service in the Indian Mutiny in Central India was rewarded with that Battle Honour. Rolls of the officers of the regiment, including those killed or wounded in various campaigns, with other remarks. Based on Orderly Room records, &c. Orig. red cloth, gilt title to sp., regimental device to front, last few leaves & rear cover dampstained o/w VG throughout. See illustration on our website.   £225
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
[BAYLEY (John Arthur) Reminiscences of School & Army Life, 1839-1859. 1st Ed., vii+206pp. No imprint/place. 1875  #62131
[HLMainPic] Engaging memoirs of Eton College (including an account of fagging: "Many a young peer, who in the nursery or school-room at home had never been controlled or contradicted, learnt a useful lesson when he found that he was bound, under pain of a thrashing, to run up Eton as fast as his legs could carry him & fetch a pound of sausages for Smith major's breakfast; Smith possibly being well known to be the son of a rich tradesman..."), further education in Germany then service in the 52nd Light Infantry from 1851. Served a year or two in Ireland until the regiment was ordered to India in 1853. He describes garrison social life & a march in the Punjab - 513 miles up the Grand Trunk Road to Umballa, &c., the annexation of Oude in 1856 & events of the Mutiny. He witnessed the atrocity of native soldiers blown from the mouths of cannon, various operations up country & the attack on Delhi in which he was wounded. A printed note to the title-page states that "The following Reminiscences were originally intended solely of the amusement of the writer's Nephews & Nieces. They are now printed for the use of such of his friends as may care to read them." Orig. red cloth, gilt title to front, little spotted & worn but VG, inscribed by author on tp: "C.D. Lucas from J.A. Bayley" (the recipient possibly Adml. Charles Davis Lucas VC) with one or two small ink corrections to the text & an interesting marginal statement next the account of the assault on the Kashmir Gate by the 52nd on 13th Sept. 1857, in which Bayley was wounded in command of a storming party. By the close of the action the 52nd had been "compelled to retire" but the marginal note states: "In 1876 General Campbell [commanding the 52nd in 1857], speaking to me on this subject, said - I retired in obedience to an order brought by a Staff Officer. J.A.B." Just five copies on Library Hub (formerly COPAC), confirming the identity of the author. Ladendorf 228. Raugh 6456. Bayley also contributed an article to the Ox. & Bucks. L.I. Chronicle 1905 on "The Beginning of the Indian Mutiny" & another short booklet "The Assault of Delhi: A Vindication of H.M. 52nd Light Infantry.... From the Aspersions of Sir John Kaye, in the Third Volume of his History of the Sepoy War." See illustrations on our website.   £450
ADYE (Gen. Sir John, GCB, RA) Recollections of a Military Life. 1st Ed., x+382pp., 12 plates, 9 text illus., 3 maps. Smith Elder. 1895  #64793
[HLMainPic] Gunner in Crimean War, Indian Mutiny (ops. around Cawnpore &c.), several Frontier excursions (Umbeyla & Bhootan 1865) & Central Asia/Afghanistan 1878-79. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, little rubbed & worn, generally VG. Armorial bookplate of George Kelson Stothert, scion of the Bristol shipbuilding family. See illustrations on our website.   £65
ADYE (Lt.-Col. John, CB, RA) The Defence of Cawnpore, By the Troops under the Orders of Major General Charles A. Windham, C.B., in Nov. 1857. 1st Ed., 58pp., fldg. plan of Cawnpore "to illustrate the Battle of the 27th of November 1857" (with hand-coloured detail) & another fldg. map, Outline map of the Country round Cawnpore. Longman, Brown et al. 1858  #64287
[HLMainPic] Exceptionally rare first-hand account supplemented by texts of Windham's Official Despatches on operations at Cawnpore. "Gives a detailed account of three days of battle during which Cawnpore was defended, preventing the creation of an enemy outpost in General Havelock's rear. Author defends General Windham's actions." (Ladendorf 507). Arriving at Cawnpore, Adye discovered that Sir Colin Campbell had already left to relieve Lucknow. With the Gwalior contingent advancing on Cawnpore: "He took part in the actions fought there by Major-General Charles Ash Windham... He was present at the battle of 6 December, in which the Gwalior contingent was routed by Sir Colin Campbell after his return from Lucknow...". Orig. red cloth, blindstamped & gilt, some staining & wear, generally VG, with publisher's 24pp. catalogue of recent works bound in at rear & this copy inscribed "From Major General Dupuis CB" i.e. Gen. J.E. Dupuis, who commanded the Royal Artillery in India during the Mutiny. See illustrations on our website.   £425

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