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Afghanistan   44 Books
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Diary of the 2/4th Battalion The Border Regiment, 1914-19. 1st Ed., 39pp., 4to. Carlisle: Thurnam & Sons, Printers. 1920  #60164
[HLMainPic] Served India inc. ops. on the NWF in 1917 & Afghanistan 1919. Rolls of officers & NCOs, those died, wounded &c. (mainly attd. to units in Mespot.). Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £95
The Happy Warrior: A Short Account of the Life of David, 9th Earl of Airlie. 1st Ed., [iv]+168pp., portrsit, plate of grave near Diamond Hill, several diagrams, tipped-in conditions of service for Hampshire Carabiniers Yeomanry. Winchester: Jacob & Johnson, Printed for Private Circulation Only. 1901  #60224
[HLMainPic] Fine memorial to Lt.-Col. David William Stanley Ogilvie, who was KiA commanding 12th Lancers at Diamond Hill. Ed. Eton & Sandhurst, comm. 10th Hussars 1876. Contains letters from India, Afghan War 1878, Soudan 1884-85 (wounded Abu Klea) & Boer War 1899-1900. Orig. maroon cloth, gilt, VG & rare. See illustrations on our website.   £225
[MACGREGOR (Maj.-Gen. Sir C., KCB, CSI, CIE)] The Second Afghan War 1878-1880: Abridged Official Account produced in the Intelligence Branch Army Head-Quarters, India. Revised by Lt. F.G. Cardew, Intelligence Dept. 1st Ed., x+734pp., frontis. + 35 photos. & sketch maps (inc. a number of panoramas), 22 fldg. maps & plans. Murray. 1908  #60141
[HLMainPic] Substantial & very rare official history. The original history (which is exceedingly rare: a copy has never to our knowledge been seen on the market) was considered too sensitive for publication & issued for official use only, hence the eventual appearance of the abridged - but nevertheless extremely detailed - version here offered. Orders of Battle & other notes on troop movements &c. Excellent photos., maps & sketches. Orig. red cloth, gilt to sp. & titled in black to front, very small hole in sp., corners little stained, little rubbed, generally VG & complete with all maps, diagrams & plates. See illustrations on our website.   £650
AN EX-POLITICAL: [Pseud. of EASTWICK (E.B.)] Dry Leaves from Young Egypt. 3rd Ed., xx+393pp., chromo. litho. frontis., tinted litho. plates throughout. Hertford: Printed for the Author by Stephen Austin. 1851  #54451
[HLMainPic] Misleadingly titled experiences of a Political Officer in Sind, 1839-41, when it had been brought under British rule in furtherance of the policy of establishing influence over Afghanistan. Highly acclaimed account & rare. Rebound in green cloth, gilt title to spine, VG thus. See illustration on our website.   £125
ANGLESEY (Marquess of) A History of the British Cavalry 1816-1919. Vol. III: 1872-1898. 1st Ed., 478pp., 61 illus., 18 maps. VG in dw. Cooper. 1982  #56219
[HLMainPic] The now standard history of British Cavalry, this vol. includes Zulu & Transvaal Wars, 2nd Afghan Wars, Egypt & the Sudan, &c. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £35
ATKINSON (C.T.) Regimental History The Royal Hampshire Regiment. Vol. II 1914-1918. 1st Ed., xx+515pp., 4 plates, 89 maps & diagrams. Glasgow: For the Regt. 1950  #57360
Western Front, Gallipoli, Egypt, Mespot. & Salonika. Rolls of regular officers (with details of promotions &c.), awards. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £145
BARRETT (C.R.B.) Ed. The 85th King's Light Infantry (Now 2nd Bn. he King's Shropshire Light Infantry). By "One of Them," 1st Ed., xx+551pp., col. frontis., 41 plates (inc. 11 col. plates of uniforms), 12 maps. Spottiswoode & Co. 1913  #53162
Substantial volume including campaigns in the Low Countries, Peninsular War, New Orleans 1814, Afghanistan 1879-80 & Boer War 1899-1902. Includes details of officers' services. Awards &c.noted in text. Later blue cloth with red leather label to sp., little stained at extremities, pp.133-150 supplied in photostat. Inexpensive text & complete with col. plates of uniforms, fldg. maps &c.   £15
BOLITHO (H.) The Galloping Third: The Story of the 3rd The King's Own Hussars. 1st Ed., xiii+341pp., col. frontis., 8 lates, 11 maps. VG in dw. Murray. 1963  #59789
[HLMainPic] Includes Peninsula, Afghan & Sikh wars, Western Front 1914-18 & Middle East in WW2. See illustration on our website.   £20
BROWNLOW (Field Marshal Sir Charles H., GCB) Stray Notes on Military Training & Khaki Warfare. 1st Ed., 203pp., 9 plates (including portraits of the author & others). Printed by Women's Printing Society Ltd. (probably for the author). [1913].  #60334
[HLMainPic] A collation of the distinguished North-West Frontier commander's (founder of Brownlow's Punjabis in 1857) papers, letters & thoughts: all but six of the 40 chapters relate to NWF warfare & Afghanistan, notably the author's recollections of Umbeylah, 1863 (8pp.), extracts from Despatches from that campaign (18pp.) & material on many others inc. the NWF in 1895, 1897 & 1908, the Afghan War 1878, &c. Also opinions on military training, Indian policy & military affairs, &c. Some had been published in various journals & The Times newspaper, but some new material, including unpublished letters to The Times, is included. Orig. dec. red cloth, gilt, some wear, generally VG, with small label pasted to front board stating Not For Publication. See illustration on our website.   £145
DE RHE PHILIPE (George William) & IRVING (Miles) Soldiers of the Raj. Facsimile reprint of 2 parts originally published in 1910 & 1912, 189 & 386pp., 6 photos. VG in dw. LSE. 1989  #57035
Valuable hardback reprint of two volumes first published by Govt. of India in the Monumental Inscription Series. Part I contains inscriptions on tombs & memorials to Europeans in the Punjab, NWF Province, Kashmir & Afghanistan, while Part II consists of extensive biographical details of some 1100 military officers & others whose names are recorded in Part I. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £40

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