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Zulu War   19 Books
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BRICE (Christopher) The Thinking Man's Soldier: The Life & Career of General Sir Henry Brackenbury 1837-1914. 1st Ed., xxvii+336pp., 18 illus., 2 maps. VG in dw. Helion. 2012  #58234
[HLMainPic] Commissioned RA 1856, served in Indian Mutiny, became Professor of Military History at RMA Woolwich. A Wolseley protege, he saw service with him in Ashanti, Natal, Zululand & the Sudan, later occupying senior staff positions including Head of the Intelligence Branch at the War Office. An influential reformer of the Army, author of numerous articles & several major campaign histories. Signed by author. See illustration on our website.   £20
CALLWELL (Maj.-Gen. Sir C.E., KCB) The Memoirs of Major-General Sir Hugh McCalmont KCB, CVO. 1st Ed., 295pp., 16 plates, 3 maps/plans. Hutchinson. 1924  #62092
[HLMainPic] Cavalry officer (9th Lancers 1865) in many campaigns inc. Red River, Ashanti War, Zulu & Transvaal Wars, Marri Expedition, Tel-el-Kebir, the Nile &c. Orig. pale blue cloth, gilt, little chipped & sunned, generally VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £45
COX (The Rev. Sir George W., Bart., MA) The Life of John William Colenso, D.D., Bishop of Natal. 1st Ed., 2 Vols., xvi+708pp., portrait frontis. & vii+723pp., portrait frontis. Ridgway. 1888  #60171
[HLMainPic] Colenso was an important force in South Africa in the middle part of the 19th Century. He was much involved with missionary work among the Zulus & a defender of Ceteywayo. "These volumes attempt to vindicate Colenso's theological beliefs & his actions during the 1879 Anglo-Zulu War" - Raugh. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, somewhat rubbed, VG ex-Alexandra College with the institution's bookplates but no external markings. See illustration on our website.   £75
EMERY (F.) Ed. The Red Soldier: Letters from the Zulu War 1879. 1st Ed., 288pp., 16 plates, 8 maps/diagrams. VG in dw. H&S. 1977  #62739
[HLMainPic] Selection of letters of officers, NCO's & men during the campaign. VG in dw & uncommon hardback edition. See illustration on our website.   £25
EMERY (Frank) Marching Over Africa: Letters from Victorian Soldiers. 1st Ed., 204pp., 11 illus., 3 maps. VG in dw. H&S. 1986  #62743
[HLMainPic] Includes a selection of correspondence from num. campaigns from Abysssinia to Zululand. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £15
EVERETT (Maj.-Gen. Sir H.) The History of the Somerset Light Infantry 1685-1914. 1st Ed., xvi+421pp., 17 plates, 22 maps. Methuen. 1934  #63653
[HLMainPic] Detailed history inc. Napoleonic Wars, First Afghan, Indian Mutiny, Zulu & Boer Wars &c. Orig three-qtr. morocco, gilt, VG with pencil ownership inscrip. of G.H.A. Couchman (noted in the text as Mentioned in Despatches for operations In Burma in 1887 & commanded the 2nd Bn. 1906-1909). See illustration on our website.   £65
GOFF (G.L.) Historical Records of the 91st Argyllshire Highlanders, now the 1st Bn. Princess Louise's Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Containing an account of the Formation of the Regiment in 1794, & of its subsequent services to 1881. 1st Ed., xvi+361pp., 2 col. & 18 b/w plates, 2 maps. Bentley. 1891  #63883
[HLMainPic] Detailed & scarce history inc. Peninsula War; Walcheren & Waterloo campaigns; 7th & 8th Kaffir Wars; Zulu War 1879. Officers' services &c. appended. Orig. dec. mustard cloth, gilt title to sp., nice bright copy. See illustration on our website.   £85
GROVES (Lt.-Col. Percy) History of the 91st Princess Louise's Argyllshire Highlanders, Now the 1st Battalion Princess Louise's Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders 1794-1894. 1st Ed., 43pp., 9 col. plates of uniforms by Harry Payne. Edinburgh: W. & A.K. Johnston. 1894  #63874
[HLMainPic] Inc. Peninsular War (Rolica, Vimiera, Corunna, Nivelle &c.), Waterloo campaign 1815, Kaffir Wars 1846-47 & 1851-53, Zulu War 1879. Fine uniform plates by Payne & detailed services of the colonels, officers in 1881 (with war services). Orig. red cloth, blocked black to sp. & gilt to front, head of sp. sl. chipped o/w VG. Edition of 530 copies. See illustration on our website.   £85
JOHNSTON (R.E.) Ulundi to Delville Wood: The Life Story of Major-Gen. Sir Henry Timson Lukin. 1st Ed., vi+232pp., 5 plates. VG in dw. Capetown: Maskew Millar. nd [1928]  #54468
[HLMainPic] From Zulu War with a commission in Bengough's Horse, then to Cape Mounted Riflemen; Boer War Siege of Wepener, Wittebergen &c. Became Commandant-General Cape Colonial Forces & in WW1 served in GSW Africa 1914, Egypt 1915, Western Front commanding SA Inf. Bde. 1916 on the Somme &c. then GOC 9th & 64th Divisions. Orig. red cloth, titled in black, VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £65
JONES (Huw M.) The Boiling Cauldron: Utrecht District & The Anglo-Zulu War, 1979. 1st Ed., xvi+379pp., 13 sketches 7 maps (inc. several reproduced in colour). VG in dw. Bisley, Glos., Shermershill Press [i.e., the author]. 2006  #61013
[HLMainPic] Detailed treatise inc. much on the rout of British colonial forces by the Zulus at Hlobane Mountain on 28th Match 1879. Scholarly account based on wide ranging research. VG in dw & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £60

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