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HARDING (D.F.) Smallarms of the East India Company 1600-1856. 4 Vols., Vol. I: Procurement & Design; Vol. II: Catalogue of Patterns; Vol. III: Ammunition & Performance; Vol. IV: The Users & Their Smallarms. 1st Ed., 4 Vols., xxx+416pp., 4to, num. illus., xvi+616pp., 4to, num. illus., xviii+596pp., 4to, several illus. & tables & xxii+650pp., 4to, illus. Foresight Books (i.e privately published by the author). 1997-1999.  #55968
Very highly acclaimed masterpiece based on detailed original research: contains everything one could conceivably wish to know about the types & patterns, procurement, design issues, performance & use of the smallarms of the East India Company's forces. Handsomely produced, matching red cloth, gilt, contained (as issued) in two slipcases: one for Vols. I/II & one for Vols. III/IV. Almost unused condition & rare (produced in a very small edition).   £600
HARGREAVES (E.L.) & GOWING (M.M.) Civil Industry & Trade. 1st Ed., xii+678pp. VG ex-lib. in dw. HMSO. 1952.  #55938
[HLMainPic] A volume of the Civil Series. VG ex-lib.in orig. cloth & dw. See illustration on our website.   £25
EDMONDS (Sir James) Military Operations France & Belgium 1916 Part II: 2nd July 1916 to the end of the Battles of the Somme. Text only. 1st Ed., xlv+601pp., frontis., 51 sketch maps. Macmillan. 1938.  #55935
[HLMainPic] Orig. red cloth gilt, very nice ex-IWM copy (cloth unmarked) with Errata & Corrigenda slip loosely inserted. See illustration on our website.   £85
EDMONDS (Sir James) Military Operations France & Belgium 1916 Part I: Sir Douglas Haig's Command to 1st July 1916: The Battle of the Somme. Appendices: 1st Ed., viii+232pp. Macmillan. 1932.  #55934
[HLMainPic] Various correspondence, orders & instructions relating to the Somme offensive on 1st July 1916 &c. Orig. red cloth, gilt, near fine ex-IWM (cloth unmarked). See illustration on our website.   £45
The Standing Orders of the Northumberland Fusiliers [5th Regiment of Foot]. 1916. [vi]+118pp. (+ blank inteleaves), col. plate of regimental flags. Sheffield: Paswon & Brailsford. 1916.  #55931
[HLMainPic] Customary regimental rules & regulations; this version oruiginally published in 1900 to provide a basis for uniformity of system throughout the regiment, which had recently been increased from two to four regular battalions. Useful detailed index. Orig. blue cloth, somewaht worn, VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
PHYTHIAN-ADAMS (Lt.-Col. E.G., OBE, late Madras Regt. &c.) The Madras Regiment 1758-1958. 1st Ed., viii+338pp., 5 col. & 8 b/w plates, 6 fldg. maps (several coloured). VG in sl. marked dw. Wellington [India]: Printed by C.D. Dhody & Sons at The Defence Services Staff College Press. 1958.  #55930
[HLMainPic] Excellent & rare: "The most comprehensive history of the regt... It is fluently written, with good supporting maps. The author provides short accounts of services in WW1 [East Africa, NWF, Kurdistan] & WW2 [Burma & South-East Asia], but the narrative is particularly detailed in its coverage of the 18th & 19th Century conflicts - the French Wars (1746-1748, & 1757-1762), the four Mysore Wars, the two Mahratta Wars, the three Burma campaigns, the First & Second China Wars, the second Afghan War, & the NWF campaigns between 1895 & 1898. Honours & awards are covered by a chapter within the main body of the narrative." - Perkins. He might also have mentioned the Malabar Rebellion 1921-22. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG in little marked dw. See illustration on our website.   £275
RAWLINSON (H.G.) The History of the 2/6th Rajputana Rifles (Prince of Wales's Own). 1st Ed., x+195pp., 9 plates, 10 maps. VG in chipped dw. Oxford Univ. Press. 1936.  #55929
[HLMainPic] Afghanistan, Persia, Indian Mutiny, WW1 in Mesopotamia & Seistan Field Force. Perkins 456. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG in chipped dw. See illustration on our website.   £75
The Longleat Lyre, Magazine of the Relief Hospital, Longleat, Warminster, No. 7, Xmas 1916. Orig. dec. wraps., 29pp., 4 plates. W.H. Barrell Ltd., Printers, Portsmouth. Contemp.  #55927
[HLMainPic] Customary news, nortes, humour &c. from military hospital at Longleat House; includes photos. of patients & staff on steps of the house & a portrait of Viscount Weymouth, KiA with the Royal Scots Greys in 1916.   £15
A Souvenir of the XIII Corps Horse Show, France, 1918. Orig. brown printed paper wraps., 25x20 cm approx., containing 10 real photos. each mounted on a leaf with border & printed caption. No imprint/date but contemp. & probably made up by AP&SS.  #55926
[HLMainPic] A series of photos. including aerial view of the showground, various events & winners, e.g., the 1914 Cup: "To the Driver who has looked after the same Pair of Horses since the date which qualified for the 1914 Star" &c., several featuring the corps commander, Morland. Simpson ('Directing Operations', p.188) rceords that although some scholars such as Tim Travers have held such events up to ridicule, a contemporary observer, Col. W.H. Nicholson wrote (in 'Behind the Lines') "Horse shows, in which all the transport units of a formation competed, were common to all good formations, and were a first class stimulant in animal care & management." VG. See illustrations on our website.   £45
WYLLY (Col. H.C., CB) The York & Lancaster Regiment 1758-1919. 2 Vols., 1st Eds., xv+407pp., 17 plates, 17 maps & xv+303pp., 17 plates, 7 maps. For the Regt. 1930.  #55922
[HLMainPic] Volume I contains both 1st & 2nd regular Bns. (formerly the 65th & 84th) in West Indies, Napoleonic Wars, Indian Mutiny, Egypt & the Sudan, Boer War & WW1: Western Front & Salonika. Volume II contains the histories of the Territorial & WW1-raised Service Battalions on the Western Front, Gallipoli (6th [S] Bn.) & Italy 1917-18 (8th [S] Bn.). The second volume is unaccountably rather scarce. Orig. red cloth, minor wear, VG. Se illustration on our website.   £225

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