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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   50 Books
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Medical Officers (Army & Navy). Abstract of A Return to an Address of the Honourable The House of Commons dated 4 May 1855. 1st Ed., 9pp., foolscap. Ordered by the House of Commons to be Printed, 27 July 1855.  #64062
[HLMainPic] Contains "Returns of the Names of all Persons appointed Physicians, Surgeons, Assistant Surgeons, Acting Assistant Surgeons, Dressers, or Other Medical Officers to the Army or Navy, or to the Hospitals at Scutari, Smyrna, or elsewhere, for Sick or Disabled Soldiers or Sailors, from the 1st day of January 1854 to the present Time, stating the nature of the Degrees, Diplomas, or Licenses held by them as Qualifications, & the Colleges from which they have been obtained..." Being a complete list of approx. 500 medical officers & other medical appointees who served with the British Army both in the theatre of operations in the Crimea or or at the aforementioned hospitals at Scutari & Smyrna. VG & rare. See illustrations on our website.   £125
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
ARDAGH (Susan, Lady) The Life of Major-General Sir John Ardagh. 1st Ed., xv+479pp., portrait frontis., 19 plates, fldg. panorama of Tel-el-Kebir, map. Murray. 1909  #62538
[HLMainPic] Commissioned from Woolwich into the Royal Engineers & held many interesting staff posts &c. Was in charge of the Intelligence Dept. in Egypt 1882, Commanding RE in Soudan & Nile expeditions, 1884 & 1885 & Director of Military Intelligence 1896-1901. Incorporates various letters & other writings by the subject. Orig. pale blue dec. cloth, little wear, small tear at head of sp., generally VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £125
AUSTIN (Major H.H., CMG, DSO, RE) A Scamper Through the Far East Including a Visit to the Manchurian Battlefields. 1st Ed., xvi+336pp., 30 photos., 2 fldg. maps. Edward Arnold. 1909  #63536
[HLMainPic] A journey on the Trans-Siberian Railway & through the Far East which included "doing" the Russo-Jap. War battlefields (he includes accounts of the various operations); attending in an official capacity the 1908 Japanese Grand Manoeuvres &c. Orig. dec. mustard cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £65
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
BLOOD (Gen. Sir Bindon, GCB, GCVO) Four Score Years & Ten: Reminiscences. 1st Ed., xii+356pp., 8 plates, 4 maps. Bell. 1933  #64195
[HLMainPic] Commissioned in Royal Engineers 1860. Extensive active service in India from 1871 inc. Jowaki; Zulu War 1879; Afghan 1880; Egypt 1882; Chitral; commanded Malakand Relief Force, Buner Field Force &c., commanded a Division in South Africa 1901-02. Acclaimed memoirs of active service, life in India, shikar, &c. Orig. black cloth, gilt, worn but sound & complete & scarce. See 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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