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JACKSON (Lt. R.P.) Historical Records of the XIII Madras Infantry. 1st Ed., 319pp. (+24pp. publisher's catalogue bound at end), fldg. col. frontis., 8 col. plates, fldg. table of "The Classes from which the Regiment has been Recruited since 1845" (with a statistical annual breakdown). Thacker & Co. 1898  #59855
[HLMainPic] Deeply researched history: various early Indian campaigns inc. Mahratta & Pindari Wars, Seringapatam &c., Burma 1835-39 & 1885-87 &c. followed by chapters on recruiting, dress, regimental distinctions &c. Appendices include services of British & Native officers & various tables & statistics. Exquisite col. plates of uniforms. "...full & informative, for the period 1776-1896... The appendices are extensive & detailed..." - Perkins 449. Orig. red cloth, gilt to front & sp., sp. somewhat sunned but a nice copy & rare. See illustration on our website.   £275
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
MURLAND (Major H.F., 64th Pioneers) Records of the IV Madras Pioneers (Now the 64th Pioneers). 1759-1903. 1st Ed., [v]+314pp. (+ Corringenda slip bound-in opposite Contents), 4to, 2 fldg. maps in end-pocket. Bangalore: Higginbothams. 1922  #57586
[HLMainPic] Rare history with index of British officers, roll of Indian officers, &c. "A history in expanded diary form. The author gives particular attention to the origins & evolution of the Regt. & to its earlier wars... There are good accounts of various Frontier campaigns & the Third China War. A very helpful source of reference." - Perkins. Orig. blue cloth boards, gilt to front (regimental motif), expertly rebacked with orig. sp. panel laid down (the original cloth was rather fragile so when seen, which is rarely, the work is generally in a distressed state unless renovated as here). See illustration on our website.   £325

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Hart's Army List, Militia List & Imperial Yeomanry List, Exhibiting the Rank, Standing, & Summary of the War Services of Every Regimental Officer in the Army Serving on Full Pay, including The Royal Marines & Indian Army & Local Indian Forces... January 1909.
Harts Army List: The New Annual Army List, Militia List & Yeomanry Cavalry List for 1898. Containing the Dates of Commissions & A Summary of the War Services of nearly every Officer in the Army, Supply &c. Departments, Marines & Indian Staff Corps & Indian Local Forces.
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