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Other Campaigns & Wars Other Campaigns & Wars, Including Crimean War, Russo-Japanese war, New Zealand, China &c., also memoirs and biographies that contain accounts of several campaigns   47 Books
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The Journal of the Royal United Service Institution. Vol. XL, No. 221, July, 1896-Vol. XL, No. 226, December 1896. Six monthly issues of the RUSI Jouranl bound together, 801pp., in all, 6 plates, num. maps & sketches (many fldg.). RUSI. Contemp.  #60925
[HLMainPic] The premier forum of its time for articles on campaigns & theory, Naval & Military Notes, announcements of new publications, book reviews, notes on military manoeuvres &c. The volume offered here includes articles on A Visit to The Lines of Torres Vedras; Chitral 1895 with the 2nd Brigade (including action at Malakand &c.); Ashanti Expeditionary Force 1895-96; Operations of the Bulawayo Field Force in March & April 1896, &c. Contemp. binder's cloth, gilt, somewhat well-read but sound copy, VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
[DODD (George)] Pictorial History of the Russian War 1854-5-6. With Maps, Plans & Wood Engravings. 1st Ed., x+583pp., 3 tinted litho. views, approx. 60 engravings, 8 tinted litho. maps. Chambers. 1856  #62162
[HLMainPic] The entire campaign in the Crimea is included, with three appealing tinted litho. plates, engravings of scenery, battle plans, &c. Contemp. half calf, tooled sp., straight-grain morocco sides, sp. chipped with some splitting to joints, generally sound, about VG. See illustration on our website.   £65
[DONNELLY (J.F.D.)] Arthur Leahy, Colonel, Royal Engineers 1st Ed., 16pp., extra-illus. (see note below). [Printed for private circulation] 1879  #62631
[HLMainPic] Dedicated by the compiler "To my Godson, Believing that in after years the following brief memoir of your father may be of interest... I have had it reprinted from 'The Royal Engineer Journal,' for which it was written... Our acquaintance commenced in the Camp before Sebastopol in 1854..." Leahy was commissioned in 1848, served in the Crimea &c. Contemp. full chocolate calf, gilt title to front, gilt & blind rules to edges, little rubbed, generally VG & a unique copy with author inscrip. to Mrs Arthur Leahy, Xmas 1880, with another family inscrip beneath: "In Loving Memory to Edith Constance Leahy from Beatrice Marion Leahy August 1934." Five Victorian photo. portraits pasted to front blanks, at least two presumed to be Col. Leahy, also two of a lady (probably his wife). One photo. appears to have been removed, & loosely inserted is a contemp. photo. of a memorial to him & his brother in an unidentified English church. See illustrations on our website.   £120

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ANDERSON (Olive) A Liberal State of War: English Politics & Economics During the Crimean War. 1st Ed., xi+306pp., 8 illus. VG in dw. London: Macmillan/NY: St Martin's Press. 1967  #60982
[HLMainPic] Scholarly historical study "which ignores the well-worn tracks & poaches extensively on the economist's & political scientist's preserves... Problems of government & administration in time of war rub shoulders with those raised by publicity & the press, while the impact of military disasters on class-consciousness & radical ideology looms as large as issues of finance & economic warfare." VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £20
ANGLESEY (Marquess of) A History of the British Cavalry 1816-1919. Vol. II, 1851-1871. 1st Ed., 519pp., 45 plates, 15 maps, + sketches & plans. dw. Cooper. 1975  #56220
[HLMainPic] Now standard history, this vol. including the Crimean War & Indian Mutiny. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £35
BECK (The Baroness von) Personal Aventures during the Late War of Independence in Hungary. 1st Ed., xiv+477pp., portrait frontis. Richard Bentley. 1851  #47327
[HLMainPic] Personal recollections of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848/War of Independence 1848-49; the author was a supporter of von Kossuth's reformist movement. Near contemp. half red calf, gilt to sp. with raised bands & contrasting black leather lettering label, little marking to red cloth boards o/w very nice copy & very rare. See illustration on our website.   £175
BILCLIFFE (John) Well Done the 68th: The Durhams in the Crimea & New Zealand 1854-1866. 1st Ed., x+347pp., 145 illus., 5 maps. VG in dw. Chippenham: Picton. 1995  #61795
[HLMainPic] Based on the letters & diaries of eleven officers & men who participated in these campaigns, plus Roll of Hon., awards, biographical details of many officers & soldiers. Well illustrated & acclaimed history. VG in dw. Se illustration on our website.   £35
BOSTOCK (Dep. Surgeon-Gen. J.A., CB) Letters from India & the Crimea. Selected from the Correspondence of the Late Deputy Surgeon-General Bostock, C.B., Hon. Surgeon to the Queen, Chevalier of the Legion of Honour, formerly of the Scots Fusilier Guards. 1st Ed., xix+270pp., portrait frontis. Bell & Sons. 1896  #50213
[HLMainPic] Bostock joined the Buffs in India as surgeon in 1842, serving in the Gwalior campaign, afterwards became a popular Surgeon-Major of the Scots Fusilier Guards in the Crimea when he was rewarded with the CB & Legion d'Honneur: "The Crimean portion is especially striking. It would be difficult to point to a more scathing indictment than the letters written before Sebastopol..." - Introductory note. Orig. olive green cloth, little rubbed & worn, generally VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £145
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

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