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Sikh Wars   12 Books
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BRICE (Christopher) Brave as a Lion: The Life & Times of Field Marshal Hugh Gough, 1st Viscount Gough. 1st Ed., 577pp., num. illus. (many coloured), 15 maps. Solihull: Helion. 2017  #58549
[HLMainPic] Impressive biography, from Peninsular to China, India &c., of one of the greatest & most experienced fighting soldiers of his era. Orig. pictorial paper covd. boards, VG. See illustration on our website.   £15
CANNON (Richard) Historical Record of the 3rd or King's Own Regiment of Light Dragoons: Containing an Account of the Formation of the Regiment in 1685 & of its subsequent services to 1846. 1st Ed., [x]+viii+vi+138pp., 2 col plates. Parker et al. 1847  #58209
[HLMainPic] Orig. red cloth, VG with 2 col. plates (as called for: uniform & battle of Sobraon). Includes Peninsular campaigns 1811-14, Afghan War 1842, Army of the Sutlej 1845, &c. See illustration on our website.   £65
DAVENPORT ADAMS (W.H.) Episodes of Anglo-Indian History. A Series of Chapters From the Annals of British India, Showing The Rise & Progress of Our Indian Empire. 1st Ed., xi+348pp., fldg. map. E. Marlborough & Co. nd (c.1877).  #55340
[HLMainPic] Useful appraisal containing chapters on The Struggle between the English & the French; The English in Bengal; The Conquest of Mysore; The Marathi War; The Conquest of Scinde; The Wars with the Sikhs; The [first] War in Afghanistan; The Sepoy Mutiny, plus tables of Governors-General & Viceroys of India & of Some Notable Events. Orig. blue cloth, dec. gilt & black, gilt title to sp., little rubbed, some foxing to prelims., map torn but complete, overall VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £145
FYLER (Col.) History of the 50th (or Queen's Own) Regt. From the earliest date to the Year 1881. 1st Ed., xviii+380pp., num. plates, maps, plans, &c. Chapman & Hall. 1895  #45035
Detailed history inc. Peninsula, Sikh Wars & Crimea. Orig. red cloth, gilt & silver, covs. stained & somewhat worn but sound & internally VG.   £46
INNES (Lt.-Col. P.R.) History of the Bengal European Regiment now the Royal Munster Fusiliers & How it Helped to win India. 2nd Ed., viii+574pp., col. frontis., 6 maps. Simkin, Marshall. 1885  #49544
[HLMainPic] Detailed history 1756-1858, inc. Sikh Wars & the Mutiny. Officers' roll &c. Perkins 385 notes that the only change from the 1st Ed., issued the same year, was the addition of a leaf of press reviews at the rear. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, little rubbed & worn (esp. at head & tail of sp.), rear inner joint with paper repair o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £75
KNOLLYS (Col. Henry, RA) Life of General Sir Hope Grant, With Selections from His Correspondence. 1st Ed., 2 Vols., xiii+359 & xi+362pp., 3 portraits, 6 plates, 7 maps (3 fldg.). Blackwood. 1894  #58190
[HLMainPic] Hope Grant's 'voluminous' campaign journals inc. China War 1842-44, Sikh Wars, Indian Mutiny (Siege of Delhi), China 1860 (C.-in-C.), edited & compiled by his ADC. Orig. brown cloth, gilt, just a little rubbed & worn, VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £220
PETRE (F. Loraine, OBE) The History of the Norfolk Regiment 1685-1918. 1st Ed., 2 Vols., xx+440 & xix+454pp., 4to, 47 illus., 58 maps. Norwich: Jarrolds. 1924  #55245
[HLMainPic] Substantial & scarce history. Vol. I to 1914 includes much Peninsula, 1st & 2nd Afghan Wars, Sikh Wars, Cimea, Jowaki, Boer War &c., Vol. II 1914-18, Western Front, Mesopotamia & Gallipoli. Orig. red cloth, gilt, sps. sl. sunned o/w exceptionally nice, fine set. See illustration on our website.   £125
REYNARD (F.H., late Capt.) The Ninth (Queen's Royal) Lancers 1715-1903. 1st Ed., xv+258pp., 4to, 10 col. & 10 b/w plates. Blackwood. 1904  #57659
[HLMainPic] Services included South America, Peninsula, Walcheren, Sikh Wars, Indian Mutiny, Afghan War 1878, Boer War 1899-1902. Rolls of officers &c. Orig. cloth, sp. splitting but sound, near VG. See illustration on our website.   £50
SMITH (R.Bosworth) Life of Lord Lawrence. 1st USA Ed., 2 Vols., xv+484pp., portrait frontis., fldg. map (Punjab & Adjoining Countroes) & xix+567pp., portrait frontis., fldg. plan (Delhi, 1857). NY: Scribners. 1883  #51527
[HLMainPic] EIC administrator & first Lt.-Governor of the Punjab (1859). Much involved in the first Sikh War inc. Sobraon, then suppressed the Kangra Mutiny & after the annexation of the Punjab became a member of the Board of Administration. Credited with saving the Punjab in the Mutiny, disarming local mutineers & sending available forces down to Delhi. Orig. dec. olive green cloth, little rubbed & worn, generally VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
TROTTER (Capt. L.J.) The Bayard of India: A Life of General Sir James Outram, Bart., GCB, Etc. 1st Ed., xi+320pp., portrait frontis., plate. Blackwood. 1903  #58160
[HLMainPic] Excellent biography of Outram, inc. Sikh Wars, Afghanistan, Persian War 1856, Indian Mutiny &c. Orig. red cloth, gilt, chipped at head of sp. o/w VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £50

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