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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
ADCOCK (Col. W.H.) Sappers in the Persian Gulf. 1st Ed., xv+175pp., 33 photos., fldg. diagram, ep maps. VG in chipped dw. Bombay: Thacker. 1952  #62619
[HLMainPic] The work of Royal Engineers with PAIFORCE. Orig. cloth, VG in chipped dw. See illustration on our website.   £35
BIGHAM (Clive) A Ride Through Central Asia. 1st Ed., xii+284pp., 32 of 34 photo. plates (two lacking), 4 col. fldg. maps. Macmillan. 1897  #61922
[HLMainPic] Classic record of journey from London to Constantinople, through Turkey & onwards through Persia & Central Asia. Contains interesting description of the decaying Ottoman Empire, observations on The Great Game, &c. Very good oldish (pre 1961 evidently, as there is a neat ownership inscrip with this date to ffep) red cloth rebind, gilt to sp., nice copy other than the unfortunate lack of two of the plates. VG thus. Inexpensive copy. See illustration on our website.   £50
CRAWSHAY-WILLIAMS (Eliot) Across Persia. 1st Ed., xii+348pp., frontis., 24 photos., fldg. map, several sketch maps in text. Edward Arnold. 1907  #61909
[HLMainPic] The Eton & Oxford educated soldier-politician author (who was employed by Churchill at the Colonial Office 1906-08), resigned his commission in the RFA in India in 1903 & travelled across Persia, from Bushire onwards to Shiraz, Tehran &c., the Caspian & Russia & leaves a detailed account of the places he visited & the peoples he encountered. Orig. green cloth, gilt, small dent/puncture to sp. o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £120
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
FULLER (Col. J.F.C.) The Generalship of Alexander the Great. 1st Ed., 319pp., 6 illus., 21 maps & diagrams. Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1958  #62470
[HLMainPic] Outstanding study by pre-eminent military historian. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £15
HAMILTON (Col. H.B.) Historical Record of the 14th (King's) Hussars from A.D. 1715 to A.D. 1900. 1st Ed., xxxiii+632pp., 4to, 15 col. plates (12 of uniforms), 35 b/w plates, 9 col. maps. Longmans, Green. 1901  #59507
[HLMainPic] Flanders 1794, extensive services in the Peninsula 1808-14, Sikh Wars, Persia 1857, Indian Mutiny in Central India Field Force, Boer War 1899-1900. Substantial & scarce history, orig. blue cloth boards with yellow sp. strip, gilt to sp. & front, some splitting to rear joint o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £95
KEPPEL (Hon. A.) Gun-Running & the North-West Frontier. 1st Ed., xiv+214pp., 25 illus., 2 maps. Murray. 1911  #55420
[HLMainPic] Chapters on Peshawar & the Khaiber Pass; the Zhakka Khel & Mohmand Expeditions; Southern Waziristan; Gun-running in the Persian Gulf (author accompanied the Mekran Field Force) &c. Orig. green cloth, gilt, little worn, o/w VG wirh trace of old bookplate & gilt block to front of Vernon House, Brondsbury. See illustration on our website.   £50
KNOLLYS (Lt.-Col.) & ELLIOTT (Major) Heroes of the Battlefield. 440pp., frontis., num. steel engravings (illus. & maps). Manchester: G.W. Goodwin & Son. nd (c.1900).  #62893
[HLMainPic] Exploits & incidents largely of the Persian War (the charge of the square at Khooshab &c.), China 1860, Ashanti War 1873-74, a great deal on the 2nd Afghan War 1878-80 & Zulu War 1879. Valuable if populist account with much of interest. Orig. blue cloth, dec. & gilt, little rubbed, VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
MACMUNN (Lt.-Gen. Sir George) History of the Guides. Part II, 1922-1947. 1st Ed., xv+208pp., 4to, 3 col. & 26 b/w plates, 8 fldg. maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1950  #63958
[HLMainPic] Includes Frontier disturbances in 1930, 1933-35, 1936-37 also the regiment in Iraq, Persia & North Africa during WW2. Contains var. lists & rolls inc. British & Indian officers, awards &c. "Another exemplary history" - Perkins 409. Orig. light brown cloth, gilt, bevelled boards, near fine apart from a little rubbing to the title panel on the sp. Rare & handsome work. See illustration on our website.   £245

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