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Indian Army Regimental History Indian Army Regimental History   47 Books
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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
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
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
The Bombay Light Horse & its Successor The Bombay Motor Patrol A.F.I. 1st Ed., 47pp., 6 plates. Croydon: Cranford Press. 1966  #65057
[HLMainPic] Limited edition of 150 copies of this Auxilary Force India unit history that "contains much scarce information regarding equipment, uniforms, reorganisations & individual services." - Perkins 530. Orig. rexine cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £75
A History of the 4th Bn. 19th Hyderabad Regt. 1st Ed., 57pp. Aldershot: G&P. 1933  #64539
[HLMainPic] Concise but comprehensive history of what had been the 98th Infantry, inc. Indian Mutiny (at Jhansi &c.), East Africa & East Persia Cordon during WW1. Awards, nominal roll of COs &c. Perkins 487. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £225
The Story of the 1st & 2nd Battalions, 41st Dogras, Volume I. October 1900 to December 1923 & October 1917 to March 1922. Compiled from the Digest of Services & Other Sources by Officers of the Regiment. 1st Ed., [ix]+146+xpp., portrait frontis., 10 plates, 5 fldg. maps. Printed by Thacker & Co. Ltd, Bombay, For Private Circulation Only. nd (c.1935). 1935  #64620
[HLMainPic] 41st Dogras raised 1900: served in China then with Indian Corps on the Western Front 1914-15, then in Mesopotamia, Afghan War 1919, Aden, Somaliland &c. 2nd Bn. raised 1917 served in Afghan War 1919, Mahsud campaign 1920 & Wana Column 1921. On IA reorganisation in 1922 the 1st B. became 3/17th Dogras & the 2nd Bn. the 10th (Training) Bn. Rare history with much interesting detail, composite photos. of COs & Subedars-Major, &c. "This is a handsome book, a pleasure to handle, & full of facts. The appendices are exceptionally good. The H&A appendix, for example, includes details of all IOM & IDSM awards, foreign awards, full citations where appropriate, & details of Recommendations." - Perkins. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG & rare. See illustrations on our website.   £375
History of the Corps of Engineers: Pakistan Army. 1st Ed., xv+348pp., approx. 50 plates (many in colour), several maps. VG in dw. Rawalpindi: Army Press. 1989  #64840
[HLMainPic] Contains much detail on Kashmir operations & the 1965 & 1971 Indo-Pak Wars, &c., but also much of interest on the pre-Partition Bombay & Bengal Sappers & Miners (inc. various Field Companies in WW2 &c.). Excellent, well-illustrated history, VG in dw & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £145
Historical Record of the 4th Bn. 16th Punjab Regiment. 1st Ed., xvii+173pp., 8 fldg. maps & sketches. Aldershot G&P, For Private Circulation Only. 1931  #64857
[HLMainPic] As Bhopal bn. fought in several NWF/Afghanistan campaigns; as 9th Bhopal Infantry with the Indian Corps in France: Neuve Chapelle, Festubert, 2nd Ypres &c. then in Mespot. 1915-18 & 3rd Afghan War, becoming 4/16 PR on the IA reorganisation in 1922. Roll of Hon., officers & awards. "Its [the regiment's] adventures are described here in good detail, with plenty of individuals being mentioned by name in the narrative" - Perkins. Perkins ascribes the work to three compilers mentioned in the Foreword: Maj. C.C. Jackson, Lt.-Col G.D. Martin & Col. H.H. Smith, who wrote various portions of the text: he was evidently unaware that the overall production was assembled & edited by W.R. Moll, who was commissioned in the regiment in 1916 & later commanded 4th Bombay Grenadiers. Orig. brick red cloth, gilt, VG ex-Gale & Polden file library. See illustration on our website.   £265
A Brief History of the 3rd Battalion 1st Punjab Regiment. Formerly 76th Punjabis...&c. 1st Ed., [ix]+60pp. Aldershot: G&P. 1927  #64931
[HLMainPic] Formerly 76th Punjabis, inc. 19th Century campaigns but mainly WW1 in Mespot., followed by 3rd Afghan War & Waziristan 1921-23. Rolls of awards (including Mentions in Despatches) & officers killed or wounded. Perkins 447. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £225
AHMAD (Lt.-Col. Mustasad) Heritage: The History of the Rajput Regiment 1778-1947. 1st Ed., [xvii]+382pp., 4to, 13 photos., 15 maps (some fldg.). VG in dw. New Delhi: Rakesh Press. 1989  #64506
[HLMainPic] Rare history & the only one covering the regiment's services in WW1 & WW2. Also includes Sikh Wars, NWF, Burma, China 1900, WW1 in Mespot. & excellent coverage of WW2 (one Bn. in Hong Kong, four in Burma, one in Middle East). VG in dw with faded sp. panel. See illustration on our website.   £145

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