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Mahratta Wars   6 Books
BANNATYNE (Lt.-Col. Neil) History of the Thirtieth Regiment now the First Battalion East Lancashire Regiment, 1689-1881. 1st Ed., ix+474pp., 14 col plates (of uniforms), one b/w plate (with portraits of 3 COs), 15 maps. Liverpool: Littlebury Bros. 1923  #61643
[HLMainPic] Exellent, detailed & scarce history including campaigns in Flanders, Peninsula & Waterloo, Mahratta Wars & Crimea. Roll of officers who served; casualties of all ranks often noted in text. Orig. blue cloth, gilt,stained & worn, internally VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
CANNON (Richard) Historical Record of the 53rd or The Shropshire Regiment of Foot: Containing an Account of the Formation of the Regiment in the Year 1755 & of its subsequent services to 1848. 1st Ed., xxxv+69pp., 3 col. plates. Parker. 1849  #57449
[HLMainPic] Useful early records inc. 1st Bn. in American War of Independence, Low Countries, West Indies, Mahratta Wars &c., 2nd Bn. raised in 1803 & served in the Peninsular War 1809-14 inc. (with much interesting detail). Orig. red cloth, gilt, nice clean copy, VG. See illustration on our website.   £65
DAVIDSON (Major H., late 2nd Bn. Seaforth Highlrs.) History & Services of the 78th Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs) 1793-1881. Compiled from the Manuscripts of the late Major Colin Mackenzie & Official & Other Sources. 1st Ed., 2 Vols. (bound together as one volume), xviii+231pp., 4to, 5 col. & 21 b/w plates, 15 maps & plans (one fldg., of Lucknow 1857) & ix+203pp., 4 col. & 13 b/w plates, map. Edinburgh: W. & A.K. Johnston. 1901  #61626
[HLMainPic] 78th Highlanders, later 2nd Bn. Seaforth Highlanders, lavish history (with colour plates of uniforms at various dates by Richard Simkin), from the raising of the regiment onwards inc. services in the Cape, India inc. Mahratta Wars & Java, Walcheren & the Low Countries, Persia 1856-57, Indian Mutiny (much detail on this period: involved at Lucknow Residency &c.). Detailed records of commissioned officers' services + various rolls inc. officers on strength in 1881, claimants of MGS with clasps for Maida & Java, &c. List of Subscribers. The two volumes bound together, orig. contemp. red cloth, somewhat rubbed & worn at extremities, some marking & minor damage to corners of endpapers, internally VG throughout, generally VG, rare & highly desirable history. See illustration on our website.   £265
DUFF (James Grant, Capt. in the 1st Regt BNI, &c.) History of the Mahrattas. 4th Ed., xvi+718pp. & xxv+661pp. Bombay: Times of India Office. 1878  #55450
[HLMainPic] Preliminary comments on geography, features, climate, people, religion &c. of the Mahratta country followed by historical survey from early times to 1819 (therefore including the British period of conquest: Mahratta wars &c.). Standard work. Later green cloth, gilt titles to sps., first & last few leaves of both vols. neatly laid onto archival paper, VG thus. Scarce. 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
SANDES (Lt.-Col. E.W.C., DSO, MC) The Military Engineer in India. Volume I. 1st Ed., xxiii+594pp., 25 plates, 5 fldg. maps in end-pocket, 13 in text. Chatham: RE Inst. 1933  #61943
[HLMainPic] A great contribution to the history of the British in India, from 17th Century down to 1932 incl. numerous overseas expeditions & campaigns. This volume contains the military narrative, covering just about every campaign or war involving Indian forces from the 17th Century to WW1 & beyond, up to 1932. Also includes short histories of the Madras, Bengal & Bombay Sappers & Miners, &c. (Vol. II relates to civil works). "This is a completely authoritative record, interestingly written by an expert" - Perkins 435. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £65


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