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India Including campaigns on the North-West Frontier, Afghanistan and Burma, the Indian Mutiny and Anglo-Indian colonial life   168 Books
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Compilation of the General Orders, &c., Issued in 1842-47 by Sir Charles Napier, G.C.B., Major-General Governor of Scinde, to The Army Under His Command. 1st Ed., xvi+141pp. + viiipp. index. Bombay: Printed at The Times Press by James Chesson. 1850.  #49913
[HLMainPic] Compiled by Lt.-Col. Edward Green, Asst. Adjutant-Gen., Scinde Div., who was Napier's AAG from 1843 "to the time he left the Province" & dedicated the Compilation to his former chief ("with permission"). He explains in the Preface that "I feel convinced that they will be earnestly read & studied by Officers who have the interest of their profession at heart... They are, however, matters of history [and] I have sought to prevent anything in these orders from giving offence, by excluding names & places... they will naturally be known to those who served in Scinde during the time they were issued, as all orders were printed & circulated throughout the Province." Contains sections of Civil Orders; Commisariat; Courts MKartial, Courts of Enquiry &c.; Marches & Routes; Miscellaneous Orders & Parades. Much interesting detail on Napier's administration of Scinde & control of the Army under his command. Contemp. blind qtr. calf, marbled paper covd. boards, retaining orig. printed wraps., somewhat brittle, corners & edges of the wraps. & some other leaves chipped, complete however, & pleasing & rare survival. See illustration on our website.   £250
Organization of the Native Army. [ii]+79pp. Allahabad: Pioneer Press. nd (c.1879).  #55898
[HLMainPic] Anonymous but evidently informed comments on the possible restructuring of the Indian Army to form a better model for active service than that available for the recent 2nd Afghan War - from which various examples are derived & in which the author participated. He advocates, inter alia, a two battalion system (Indian infantry regiments at that time were single battalion units with an inadequate reserve), with one battalion forming the depot/recruiting /training base to supply the battalion in the field. Originially published as a series of articles for the "Pioneer." Recent yellow cloth, gilt to sp., VG thus. See illustration on our website.   £75
Bylaws of the 6th D.C.O. Lancer Co-operative Thrift Society Limited. 14pp., plain wraps., wire stitched. Sialkot: Public Electric Press. nd (c.1930).  #46883
Regimental societies such as this, co-operative in nature, existed to enable officers & men of the regt. to borrow money for necessities (these might include polo ponies &c.) at a preferential rate. All members paid into the savings scheme & owned a share. Ownership inscrip. of F.R.C. Stewart, joined 6th Lancers (Watson's Horse) 1930 & later Lt.-Col.   £8
Verbatim Report of The Debate on The Indian Civil Service in the House of Commons, June 29, 1975 [And:] Opinions of the Press on the Debate of the 29th of June, 1875, in the House of Commons, On the Indian Civil Service. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps., 48pp., foolscap. J. Wakeham, Printer, Kensington. August 1875.  #54708
[HLMainPic] Report of the debate plus press opinions contained in the last 10 pages. The debate particularly concerned "the position of the civilians in the N.W. Provinces of India" who felt that they were victims of a "scandalous breach of faith on the part of the Government," i.e. "Lord Dalhousie gave a pledge that half the Commissionerships & Assistant Commissionerships in the Punjab & Oudh should be given to the civilians of those provinces. But the promise has been flagrantly broken. Many of the best posts have been systematically conferred on military officers without any legal or scholastic education, & with no claim but the favour of some high dignitary at Calcutta..." Interesting debate on patronage in India & the ICS, with matter ranging all over India, not just the aforementioned territories. Wraps. somewhat foxed/stained, generally VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
1st Bn. Hampshire Regiment, North-West Frontier: Razmak &c., 1937-39. Contemp. album containing 39 postcard sized photos., all captioned in ink, including various scarce & interesting views of forts, camp & regimental scenes. Several photos. missing o/w VG.  #55709
[HLMainPic] Nicely captioned views include Our Camp at Ghalanai where the track was; Tanks waiting for orders to move out; One of our outposts Ghalanai; the remains of one of the villages at Ghalanai; Our HQ at Ghalanai; Officers' tent Ghalanai; The Brigade marching back to Razmak; Our prisoners which we captured at Ghalanai; Cook house & staff at Ghalanai, &c. See illustrations on our website.   £225
Map. Survey of India. Sheet Nos. 72, 73, 78 & 79. The Katmandu, Darjeeling, Cuttack & Calcutta sheets printed together & retained in blue cloth cover with paper label to front. Survey of India. 1929.  #55668
[HLMainPic] Good coloured map extending from Katmandu eastwards to Gauhati & south to Cuttack, the mouths of the Ganges &c., across to Chittagong & Coxes 's Bazaar. 1.014 inches to 16 miles, plus inset of Calcutta & environs @ 1 inch to 4 miles.   £45
Compilation of Standing General Orders which have been issued to Her Majesty's Forces in India [from 1814 to 1850]. 567pp. (including fldg. samples of forms) + 60pp. "Index to Standing Orders From 1814 to 1850 Inclusive" followed by additional ms. index on 4 further pages which completes the index as the printed version bound in this copy ceases among the 'S's. No imprint or date but evidently a contemporary official issue, with ms. note on the first leaf: "1st Battalion H.M.s 19th Regiment of Foot. Received at Barrackpore 6th August 1858."  #49912
[HLMainPic] Standing & General Orders issued by successive commanders-in-chief in India, or the Governor-General, concerning a wide range of subjects from pay & accounts to courts martial, Returns of various kinds, issue & use/abuse of kit & equipment (one index entry is 'Bayonets, punishment of Soldiers who use them in private broils'), canteens. clothing, clubs & societies, confidential reports, gratuities & medals, hospitals, inspections & so on providing a very in depth view of the organisation & regulations governing service in India during the first half of the 19th Century. Contemp. half morocco, gilt title to sp., plum cloth boards, somewhat rubbed, stained & worn but overall sound & a rare survival. See illustration on our website.   £250
Lloyd's Sketches of Indian Life. 1st Ed., 18 chromo. litho. plates, large format (34 x 25 cm approx.). Chapman & Hall. 1890.  #55964
[HLMainPic] Appealing & rare selection of plates by William Whitelock Lloyd (who served as an officer with the South Wales Borderers during the Zulu War, 1879, when he provided illustrations for the Illustrated London News; also served in India & following retirement in 1882 continued to illustrate various works). Consists of 18 plates, mostly three or four captioned vignettes, but some whole page illustrations, also captioned, depicting village & street scenes, native servants, sports, off-duty pursuits of a British officer in India, &c. Orig. printed paper covd. boards, with b/w line illus. to front of 'The Morning Shave' (which also appears in col. within the work), maroon cloth backstrip, contents somewhat loose (but still reasonably firm) in binding, except a few plates loose, edges a little chipped, plates all very clean & in excellent state. See illustration on our website.   £225
Madras General Orders, Isued at Fort St. George, 7th January-26th June 1858. 679pp., foolscap. Contemp.  #55211
[HLMainPic] Complete set January-June 1858 of the Governor-General of the Madras Presidency's G.O.s which were issued every few days & contain much information relating to the appointments, transfers & moves of both European & Indian officers of the Army in the Presidency; also some Indian O.R.s (e.g. re grants of pensions) & British O.R.s. (such as records of courts martial). During this period there is of course much matter relating to the Indian Mutiny inc. despatches from Lucknow, Delhi &c., details of awards, &c. Contemp. Indian half calf, first few leaves neatly renovated, little rubbed & worn, overall VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £275
Frontier & Overseas Expeditions from India. Compiled in the Intelligence Branch, Army Headquarters, India. 8 Vols., facsimile reprints, approx. 2900pp. in all, num. fldg. maps. VG in dws. Delhi: Mittal. 1983.  #55712
[HLMainPic] Useful hardback reprint of very rare original official reports on the Indian Army's operations on the North-West & North-East Frontiers, in Burma, Afghanistan & other overseas expeditions down to Abor 1911-12. Originally published between 1907-1914 & containing much detailed & invaluable information. Complete set, including the fldg. maps, VG in worn dws. See illustration on our website.   £165

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