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West Africa   15 Books
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Natal Field Artillery Centenary 1862-1962. Durban, Pietermaritzburg. Orig. dec. card wraps., [iii]+25pp., 25 photos. Printed by The Natal Witness, Pietermaritzburg. Contemp.  #61794
[HLMainPic] Useful & well illustrated short account of the regiment, inc. Roll of Commanding Officers & Roll of Hon. for WW2. "Surprisingly, this is the only free-standing published record of one of South Africa's longest serving units... it fought in the Anglo-Boer War at Elandslaagte & in Northern Natal... Mobilised again in 1914, it took part in the GSWA campaign. In WWII, the NFA saw much action, & suffered many casualties, in the Western Desert... All of this is covered in condensed but useful detail." - Perkins. Covs. little marked, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £35
CAULFEILD (Col. J.E.) Comp. One Hundred Years' History of The 2nd Batt. West India Regiment from Date of Raising 1795 to 1898. 1st Ed., 222pp., 6 plates. Forster Groom & Co. 1899  #54824
[HLMainPic] Much otherwise almost unobtainable material on various campaigns from West Indies in the Napoleonic era & later, then from 1860 onwards the regt. was much involved in West Africa: ops. in Sierre Leone, Gambia, Gold Coast, Ashanti 1873-74 & 1895, &c., with various rolls of officers present at different times. "good coverage of several little-known operations... The style is dry & tedious, but the contents appear to be accurate." - Perkins. In the author's Preface he notes that he has utilised the regimental Digest of Services & was allowed access to "official Order Books, Letter Books, Returns, &c., filed in the Brigade Office... I was fortunate enough to collect a vast amount of valuable & reliable information." List of "Subscribers towards cost of production" (74 officers) at end. Orig. red & blue cloth, gilt, sp. little marked, some ink notes to rear blank, o/w VG & very rare. See illustration on our website.   £245
CHATTERTON (E. Keble) Gallant Gentlemen. 2nd Imp., 296pp., 33 photos. & maps. VG in chipped dw. Hurst & Blackett. 1931  #54218
[HLMainPic] Collection of personal narratives of notable naval events 1914-18, such as ops. in the Cameroon estuary (West Africa), various small ship 'duels', the cause of the coronel disaster, &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG in chipped dw. See illustration on our website.   £20
DANE (Edmund) British Campaigns in Africa & the Pacific 1914-1918. 1st Ed., xv+215pp., 9 maps. H&S. 1919  #63244
[HLMainPic] A useful early history which includes German South-West Africa, East Africa (mostly), Togoland, Cameroons & Kiao-Chau (Tsing Tao). Orig. blue cloth, gilt, little staining to leading edges of boards o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £65
DUKE (George) The Life of Major-General Worge, Colonel of the 86th Regiment of Foot, & Governor of Senegal, in Africa. With an Account of the Settlements of Senegal & Goree. 1st Ed., vii+152pp. (& tipped-in errata slip), drawing of Dettingen medal, sketch of Culloden, hand-coloured fldg. map of West Africa & another hand-coloured map of "The Island of Senaga or St. Louis 1759." Parker, Furnivall, & Parker. 1844  #62095
[HLMainPic] An old bookseller's catalogue note attached to front paste-down (describing this copy) states: "This book was owned by Lt.-Col. G. Osborn Smith, 1st Royal Irish Fusiliers, whose grandfather was a nephew of Worge. Notes & underlining on the family connections are made in the text. Worge fought at Culloden & on the Continent & was later sent to Senegal as Governor, where he ousted the French. There are accounts of Dettingen & Fontenoy... Bumped & worn corners. Spine worn at ends & hinges glued where split." This description still stands, with my addition that it is inscribed by Col. Osborn Smith to paste-down, the binding is original red cloth, blindstamped & gilt, generally VG, & rare. See illustrations on our website.   £275
GORDON (Surgeon Genl. Sir Charles, KCB) Recollections of Thirty-Nine Years in the Army. 1st Ed., 320pp., portrait frontis. Swan, Sonnenschein. 1898  #50147
[HLMainPic] Army Medical Service. Gwalior & Maharajapore 1843; Gold Coast of Africa 1847-48; Indian Mutiny 1857-58 (inc. Relief of Lucknow) & China 1860-61. Orig. red cloth, gilt, somewhat rubbed at joints & a sp. little marked but overall about VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £65
HAYWOOD (Col. A., CMG, CBE, DSO) & CLARKE (Brig. F.A.S., DSO) The History of the Royal West African Frontier Force. 1st Ed., xv+504pp., portrait frontis. + 27 plates, 51 maps (7 fldg.). VG in chipped & somewhat torn dw. Aldershot: G&P. 1964  #63537
[HLMainPic] Excellent, detailed & scarce with many appendices &c., 1897-1960s: tribal wars, much WW1 East & West Africa, WW2 East Africa & Burma. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG in chipped & somewhat torn dw. See illustration on our website.   £75
MACPHERSON (Maj.-Gen. Sir W.G., KCMG, CB) History of the Great War based on Official Documents: Medical Services General History Vol. I: The Medical Services in the United Kingdom, in British Garrisons Overseas, And During Operations Against Tsingtau, in Togoland, The Cameroons, and south-West Africa. 1st Ed., xv+463pp., num. photos., maps, charts & diagrams. HMSO. 1921  #63978
[HLMainPic] Contains much interesting detail on mobilization of medical units in 1914, organisation & augmentation of hospital accommodation in the UK & valuable records of work during the campaigns in Togoland, Cameroons & German SW Africa. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG, some wear to sp. but sound & rare (1500 copies printed). See illustration on our website.   £225
MAGOR (R.B.) African General Service Medals. 2nd Ed., revised & enlarged, 287pp., several maps. VG in dw. Printed for the Author by N&M Press. 1993  #62545
[HLMainPic] Much of value on various minor 19th & early 20th Century campaigns in East, West & Central Africa, with details of the medals & clasps awarded for them. Many european participants mentioned by name. Greatly enlarged 2nd Ed. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £20
MOBERLY (Brig.-Gen. F.J., CB, CSI, DSO) Official History of the War: Military Operations Togoland & the Cameroons 1914-1916. 1st Ed., xxv+469pp., 43 photos., 15 fldg. maps (including 10 in end-pocket). HMSO. 1931  #60166
[HLMainPic] Suppression of the German colonies in West Africa. Togoland was a self-sufficient German colony but was largely undefended & swiftly despatched by the Gold Coast Regiment of the West African Frontier Force in the first campaign of the war, falling on 26/8/1914. Cameroons, in a much more substantial series of operations, was also taken care of by the (much expanded) WAFF, but did not surrender until Feb. 1916. Orig. red cloth, gilt, very rare orig. edition, small mark to sp., o/w VG indeed. See illustration on our website.   £275

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