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BRADDON (Sir Edward, KCMG) Thirty Years of Shikar. 1st Ed., x+373pp., frontis., 13 decorative initial letters & 13 tailpieces heading & tailing each chapter, fldg. map of "Oudh Forest Tracts & Nepal Terai." Blackwood. 1895  #55594
[HLMainPic] Big game in Tibet & Oudh; also detailing the author's service during 30 years of mercantile life in India from Days of Griffinage & Among the Indigo Planters to The Santhal Rebellion, The Santhal Country in the Mutiny, Station Life in Oudh, &c. Orig. green cloth, gilt to sp. & titled in black to front, VG, nice sharp & clean copy. See illustration on our website.   £325
CANDLER (Edmund) The Unveiling of Lhasa. 1st Ed., xvi+304pp., col. frontis., 53 photos. & sketches, fldg. map. Arnold. 1905  #55436
[HLMainPic] Well illustrated standard account of the expedition to Tibet in 1903-04. Candler, a correspondent for the Daily Mail, was wounded during the operations. Orig. green cloth, gilt, nice copy of the 1st Ed., VG. See illustration on our website.   £75
HUXFORD (Lt.-Col. H.J., OBE) History of the 8th Gurkha Rifles 1824-1949. 1st Ed., xix+335pp., frontis., 15 plates, 17 maps (9 fldg.). Aldershot: G&P. 1952  #57872
[HLMainPic] Based in Assam the regiment saw much service on the North-East Frontier inc. Tibet, Abor &c; WW1 France & Flanders & Mespot, NWF inter-war & WW2 four bns. in Burma, one in North Africa. "a solid workmanlike narrative, with plenty of detail" - Perkins 506. Orig. green cloth, silver gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £165
LANDON (Perceval) The Opening of Tibet: An Account of Lhasa & The Country & People of Central Tibet & of the Progress of the Mission Sent There by the English Government in the Year 1903-4. Facsimile reprint of 1906 1st Ed., xv+484pp., col. frontis., 51 b/w photos. VG in worn dw. Haryana: Vintage Books. 1990  #55467
[HLMainPic] Useful reprint of standard work. See illustration on our website.   £25
MACMUNN (Lt.-Gen. Sir George, KCB, KCSI, DSO) The History of the Sikh Pioneers (23rd, 32nd, 34th). 1st Ed., xvi+560pp., col. frontis., 38 illus., 7 maps (several fldg.), + ep maps. Sampson Low et al. nd (c.1936).  #59480
[HLMainPic] Acclaimed by Perkins ("A magnificent work, beautifully printed & bound, a pleasure to handle. The narrative covers the evolution of the Corps & its compnent Regts over the period 1857 (formation) to 1933 (disbandment)... this is a most desirable book.") Includes ops. at Delhi (Kashmir Gate &c.) & Relief of Lucknow in the Mutiny, China 1860, Umbeyla, Abyssinia 1867-68, 2nd Afghan War, Chitral, Tirah, China again, Tibet, Abor & WW1 in France/Flanders, Mespot., Aden, Sinai & Palestine, then 3rd Afghan War 1919. Orig. red cloth, gilt, sp. sunned o/w VG indeed. Rare. See illustration on our website.   £325
PARRETT (Cliff) & CHHINA (Rana, MBE) Indian Order of Merit: Historical Records 1837-1947. Volume II: Military Division, 1860-1911 [Together with:] Civil Division 1902-1947. 1st Ed., 2 Vols. presented together in slipcase, 856pp., 20 col. & 30 b/w plates & 110pp., 3 col. & 6 b/w plates. dws & slipcase. Tom Donovan. 2018  #59265
Vol. II contains full details of awards made between 1860-1911, with full campaign details, including Operations on the North-West Frontier & Afghanistan; Expeditions in Burma & the North-East Frontier of India; Police Actions against Slavers in East & Central Africa; operations in China, Somaliland, Sudan & Tibet. Vol. III, The Civil Division, is a complete record of all 55 such awards, mainly for saving life & property, but also keeping the peace & dealing with one or other kind of armed fanatic or badmash in India & on or around her frontiers. Two volumes presented together in jackets with slipcase to match Vol. I.   £175

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PARRETT (Cliff) & CHHINA (Rana, MBE) Indian Order of Merit: Historical Records 1837-1947. Volume II: Military Division, 1860-1911 [Together with:] Civil Division 1902-1947. 1st Ed., 2 Vols. presented together in slipcase, 856pp., 20 col. & 30 b/w plates & 110pp., 3 col. & 6 b/w plates. dws & slipcase. Tom Donovan. 2018  #59266
Vol. II contains full details of awards made between 1860-1911, with full campaign details, including Operations on the North-West Frontier & Afghanistan; Expeditions in Burma & the North-East Frontier of India; Police Actions against Slavers in East & Central Africa; operations in China, Somaliland, Sudan & Tibet. Vol. III, The Civil Division, is a complete record of all 55 such awards, mainly for saving life & property, but also keeping the peace & dealing with one or other kind of armed fanatic or badmash in India & on or around her frontiers. Two volumes presented together in jackets with slipcase to match Vol. I.   £175
VANSITTART (Lt.-Col. Eden, 2nd Bn. 10th Gurkha Rifles) Handbooks for the Indian Army: Gurkhas. Compiled under the orders of the Govt. of India. Facsimile reprint of 1906 1st Ed., v+200+[ix]. New Delhi: AES. 1991  #59385
[HLMainPic] Ethnology of Nepal with chapters devoted to each clan; account of Gurkha recruiting policy & records; also a useful Gurkha history with much on the period from 1800-1857, other misc. information on their habits (including gambling) etc.,. Red rexine covs., gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £25

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