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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
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
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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