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Indian Army Regimental History Indian Army Regimental History   26 Books
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History of the 20th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Infantry, Brownlow's Punjabis. From its Formation in 1857 to 1907. 1st Ed., [ix]+147pp., portrait frontis., 13 plates, plan. Devonport: Swiss & Co. 1910  #64121
[HLMainPic] Much NWF inc. Yusufzai Expedition 1858, Umbeyla 1863, Hazara, 2nd Afghan War, Tirah &c. 1897-98; also China in 1860 & 1900. "...detailed accounts of the sixteen campaigns in which it took part... interesting biographies of the regiment's founder..." - Perkins 476. Nominal rolls &c. Orig. qtr. green morocco, gilt, sp. browned & rubbed o/w VG, a good example as the leather sp. was prone to disintegration & most copies I have encountered have been rebacked. Contemp. ownership inscrip. of "C.M. Hawes" (listed in the Officers' Services roll: joined 1904, QM 1909: later Lt.-Col., DSO). Rare. See illustration on our website.   £275
History of the Guides. Part I, 1846-1922. 1st Ed., xv+347pp., 4to, 19 illus., 7 fldg. maps in pocket, 11 in text. Aldershot: G&P. 1938  #62253
[HLMainPic] Part I contains the raising of the Corps. & var. NWF expeditions inc. Ambeylah, Black Mountain, Chitral & many others; also Indian Mutiny, 2nd Afghan War, WW1 in Mespot., Persia & Palestine. Var. lists & rolls inc. British & Indian officers, awards &c. "An exemplary history" - Perkins 409. Orig. light brown cloth, gilt, bevelled boards, totally sound but previously damped, the covers restored with binder's varnish, VG thus with armorial bookplate of Donald Kenneth McLeod (Note: Lieut-Gen. D.K. McLeod, KCIE, CB, DSO, is mentioned several times in the text: signalling officer with the Zakka Khel Field Force, 1908; to France with the Lahore Division in 1914 & commanded 3rd Cavalry Brigade in 1920. He appears in a group photo. within the book. Commanded the Guides Cavalry 1928-32, The Army in Burma 1938-41, &c.). See illustration on our website.   £275
15th Lancers (Cureton's Multanis): Photographs of Regimental Jubilee Held At Dera Ismail Khan, 20th Decr. to 31st Decr. 1909. Large photograph album/regimental Jubilee souvenir, 375x280mm. The Regiment. 1911.  #64189
[HLMainPic] A quite superb regimental album containing 2pp. letterpress English translation of speech delivered by the Commandant at the regimental Durbar held on 27th Dec. 1909 followed by fine whole page (image size 250x205mm) plates of (i) Regiment in Mass, with Officers in Front; (ii) Regiment Marching Past; (iii) Regiment Marching Past (another view); (iv) 'C' Squadron Marching Past; (v) Durbar; (vi) Pensioners (group of Non-Commissioned Officers & Sowars); (vii) British & Native Officers Past & Present (complete with named caption below); (viii) British & Native Officers (1909, complete with named caption below); (ix) 'A' Squadron in Full Dress (British & Indian Officers identified); (x) 'B' Squadron, Field Service Marching Order (British & Indian Officers identified); (xi) 'C' Squadron, Hot Weather Full Dress (British & Indian Officers identified); (xii) 'D' Squadron, Plain Clothes (British & Indian Officers identified); (xiii) Regimental Staff (British & Indian Officers identified); (xiv) Recruit & Remount Staff (British & Indian Officers identified); (xv) Recruits (British & Indian Officers identified); (xvi) Kot Dafadars (all identified); (xvii) Types of Regiment; (xviii) Types of Regiment (other than in plate xvii); (xviii) Mutiny Veterans (150x184mm: four men, wearing medals, identified by name). (xix) Colonel D.G.L. Shaw, Commandant (210x147mm, mounted); (xx-xxxi) Named portraits of 12 British Officers, each 138x102mm, in full dress, wearing medals. The photographic quality of all the images is incredibly fine, as is the whole album, which is bound in full straight-grain cushioned green morocco, regimental crest in gilt to front, ruled edges, decorative endpapers, the title page in illuminated manuscript, this example with presentation inscrip. "To George H.N. Ricketts. Esq. C.B. From the Officers of the Regiment in Commemoration of its Jubilee" together with the recipient's armorial bookplate to front paste-down, tipped-in ms. letter from Lt.-Col. H.M. Johnston: "My dear Mr Ricketts, I send you herewith, on Behalf of the Regiment, a Book of the Regimental Jubilee Photographs, which we hope you will accept as a token of appreciation for your generous support on the occasion of the Jubilee of the Regiment: you will very shortly have Henry back with you, and I hope you will find him as fit and well as I think he is. He is the greatest assistance to me, and I shall miss him." Note: 'Henry' was Major H.C. Ricketts, of the 15th Lancers, whose portrait appears within the album. Also a loosely inserted paste-board invitation to Mr Ricketts to the Jubilee, with concise Programme of Jubilee week events printed on the reverse. The album is a sumptuous production of exceptional quality which was presumably produced in a very small number for the British Officers & their families. Not in Perkins. Fine example & self-evidently rare. See illustrations on our website.   £3000
CONDON (Brig. W.E.H., OBE) The Frontier Force Regiment. 1st Ed., xxii+592pp., 4to, col. frontis., 19 photos., 36 maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1962  #63965
[HLMainPic] Excellent history: Mutiny, 2nd Afghan War, Chitral, Tirah, China 1900 &c., WW1 in France, Aden, Mespot, Palestine; WW2 MEF & Burma. "An excellent book" - Perkins 472. Orig. khaki cloth, gilt, VG, nice copy & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £250
EVATT (Brig. J., DSO) Historical Record of the 39th Royal Garhwal Rifles. Vol. I: 1887-1922. 1st Ed., [xvi]+215pp., 4to, 37 plates, 16 maps (inc. 5 fldg. maps in end-pocket). Aldershot: G&P For Private Circulation Only. nd (1923)  #63960
[HLMainPic] Chin Hills 1891-93, WW1 with the Indian Corps in France 1914-15 (Neuve Chapelle &c.) then Mesopotamia 1917-18; Kurdistan & Iraq 1920-21, North-West Frontier. Officers' services, Roll of Hon., awards. Superb history with many fine illustrations & maps. Perkins 484 states: "A well written book, admirably produced." He additionally records that "A package of Addenda & Corrigenda slips was sent to all subscribers about one year after publication... a copy having these slips in place is obviously preferable..." But these slips, are absent from this copy as usual. Orig. green cloth, gilt, somewhat speckled & worn, generally VG. See illustration on our website.   £145
HAMILTON (Major H.W.R., DSO, MC) History of the 20th (Field) Company Royal Bombay Sappers & Miners, Great War 1914-1918. 1st Ed., 51pp., 10 fldg. maps. Reprinted from The Royal Engineers Journal. (c.1922)  #60801
[HLMainPic] With the Indian Corps in France 1914-15 (notably at Neuve Chapelle & Festubert 1914, Ypres 1915 &c.) & Mespot. 1916-18. Appealing col. maps of various operations. Perkins 440. Printed paper covered boards, blue cloth spine, VG. See illustration on our website.   £75
HENNELL (Col. Sir R.) A Famous Indian Regiment: The Kali Panchwin, 2/5th (Formerly the 105th) Mahratta Light Infantry 1768-1923. 1st Ed., xi+292pp., 12 plates, map, several diagrams. Murray. 1927  #60009
[HLMainPic] Mahratta Wars (Seringapatam &c.), First & Second Afghan Wars, Indian Mutiny, China 1860, Abyssinia, Burma 1886, Aden & WW1 in Mesopotamia July 1916-March 1918 inc. Relief of Kut & capture of Baghdad, Palestine from March 1918 seeing much action in the final part of the campaign. Rolls of awards, officers &c. Perkins 454. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG ex-IWM (withdrawn stamps) with front panel of orig. dw attached to front paste-down. See illustration on our website.   £60
HUDSON (Gen. Sir H., GCB) History of the 19th King George's Own Lancers from 1858-1921, formerly 18th K.G.O. Lancers & 19th Lancers (Fane's Horse), amalgamated in 1921. 1st Ed., xiv+370pp., 4to, 2 col. & 31 b/w plates, 6 fldg. maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1937  #63299
[HLMainPic] Indian Mutiny, 2nd Afghan War, Tirah & WW1 Western Front & Palestine campaigns. A detailed & handsome history with numerous rolls & appendices (inc. awards, casualties, wounded or killed &c., all ranks). "A superb publication..." - Perkins. Orig. dec. blue cloth, gilt, very nice copy, near fine throughout. See illustration on our website.   £245
JACKSON (Lt. R.P.) Historical Records of the XIII Madras Infantry. 1st Ed., 319pp. (+24pp. publisher's catalogue bound at end), fldg. col. frontis., 8 col. plates, fldg. table of "The Classes from which the Regiment has been Recruited since 1845" (with a statistical annual breakdown). Thacker & Co. 1898  #59855
[HLMainPic] Deeply researched history: various early Indian campaigns inc. Mahratta & Pindari Wars, Seringapatam &c., Burma 1835-39 & 1885-87 &c. followed by chapters on recruiting, dress, regimental distinctions &c. Appendices include services of British & Native officers & various tables & statistics. Exquisite col. plates of uniforms. "...full & informative, for the period 1776-1896... The appendices are extensive & detailed..." - Perkins 449. Orig. red cloth, gilt to front & sp., sp. somewhat sunned but a nice copy & rare. See illustration on our website.   £275
JAIPUR (H.H. The Maharaja of) The Indian State Forces. 1st Ed., xxiv+122pp., illus. with State Forces badges. VG in dw. Cooper. 1967  #63500
[HLMainPic] Scarce study of the services of the State Forces, with short history & illustration of badge of each unit. Perkins 379. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £35

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