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CRUTTWELL (C.R.M.F.) The Role of British Strategy in the Great War. 1st Ed., vii+100pp. VG in dw. Cambridge: Univ. Press. 1936  #60943
[HLMainPic] Coalitions, the war of Attrition, &c. Orig. red cloth, nice copy in chipped dw. See illustration on our website.   £35
STANLEY (P.) Ed. But Little Glory: The New South Wales Contingent to the Sudan, 1885. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., vii+79pp., photos. & maps. Canberra: MHS of Australia. 1985  #60942
[HLMainPic] History & equipment + roll of the Contingent. Errata slip inserted. VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
WANTAGE (Lady) Lord Wantage, V.C., K.C.B., A Memoir. By his Wife. 2nd Ed., xi+474pp., 7 portraits. Smith, Elder. 1908  #60937
[HLMainPic] As Robert James Lindsay, Lord Wantage was commissioned in the Scots Guards shortly before the Crimean War, in which he saw much active service with his regiment & afterwards on the Staff. Awarded the VC for acts of valour at the Alma & Inkermann. He later entered public life & was raised to the peerage in 1884. Includes approx. 100pp. of his letters from the Crimea. Orig. blue cloth, little worn, VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
DESMORE (A.J.B.) With the 2nd Cape Corps thro' Central Africa. 1st Ed., 100pp., portrait of the author, 11 photos. Cape Town: Citadel Press. 1920  #60933
[HLMainPic] A rather atmospheric personal account of enlistment & service with the 2nd Cape Corps, "a fighting regiment composed of Coloured men" - of which the author was proud to belong. I believe unfairly condemned by Perkins as "A somewhat amateurish narrative" but remains the only history of the unit, & Perkins goes on to say: "It was trained in the infantry role & deployed on the western border of Portugese [sic] East Africa. It did see some action, clashing with units of von Lettow Vorbeck's force when it made its return move to the north. The Bn. seems to have been disbanded in late 1918 or early 1919. A moderatly useful reference source best read in conjunction with other accounts of that campaign." Orig. blue cloth, title in black to front & sp., minor wear, VG. Rare. See illustration on our website.   £325
WILCOX (Craig) Red Coat Dreaming: How Colonial Australia Embraced the British Army. 1st Ed., xvii+179pp., 11 plates. VG in dw. Cambridge Univ. Press. 2009  #60932
[HLMainPic] Australians' relationship with the 'Mother Country' & their engagement with the British armed forces tho' supposedly belligerent upstarts. Includes a treatment of the 'myth of ANZAC.' VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £30
BRYANT (A.T., D.Litt.) The Zulu People As They Were Before The White Man Came. 1st Ed., xv+769pp., portriat frontis. (author). Pietermaritzburg: Shuter & Shooter. 1949  #60931
[HLMainPic] Author was a distinguished scholar of the Zulu & compiler of a Zulu-English Dictionary published in 1903. According to the publishers' note this, his magnum opus, "is probably the most exhaustive work on Zulu civilisation so far produces." Orig. grey cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £30
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
HAMILTON (J. Angus) The Siege of Mafeking. 1st Ed., xi+332pp., frontis., 14 photos., 2 plans. Methuen. 1900  #60923
[HLMainPic] War correspondent's detailed personal account. Orig. red cloth, gilt, lightly stained, near VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
COLVILE (Col. Sir Henry, KCMG, CB, Grenadier Gds.) The Land of the Nile Springs: Being Chiefly An Account of How We Fought Kabarega 1st Ed., xv+312pp., 16 illus. (but lacking frontis.), 2 fldg. maps. Edward Arnold. 1895  #60921
[HLMainPic] Account of Unyoro Campaign in Central Africa (Uganda) 1893-94, by the force commander & Acting-Governor. Orig. dec. maroon cloth, gilt, little rubbed, bookplate removed from ffep, lacking portrait frontis. o/w VG with all other plates (which were "Illustrated by Mr J. Burrell-Smith & Mr Twidle from Sketches by the Author & Major Thruston & From Photographs by The Author") & maps. See illustration on our website.   £35
KNOLLYS (Lt.-Col., FRGS) & ELLIOTT (Major) Battlefield Heroes. 1st Ed., 440pp., frontis., num. steel engravings (illus. & maps). Dean & Son. nd (c.1902).  #60920
[HLMainPic] Exploits & incidents largely of the Persian War (the charge of the square at Khooshab &c.), China 1860, Ashanti War 1873-74, a great deal on the 2nd Afghan War 1878-80 & Zulu War 1879. Valuable if populist account with much of interest. Nice copy in orig. dec. green cloth. See illustration on our website.   £30

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