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Ashanti   6 Books
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BRACKENBURY (Capt. Henry, RA) & HUYSHE (Capt. G.L.) Fanti & Ashanti: Three Papers Read on Board SS Ambriz on the Voyage to the Gold Coast. 1st Ed., ix+131pp., fldg. map. Blackwood. 1873  #58034
[HLMainPic] The authors were Wolseley's AMS & DQMG on the 1873-74 Ashanti expedition. En route it was found that officers present had little knowledge of the destination. Utilising the works available (Govt. Blue Books, Topographical Notes & half-a-dozen travellers' or missionaries' accounts) they prepared these papers in preparation for the campaign. Orig. red cloth, gilt, splitting & stained but sound & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £75
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  #59530
[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. Very nice later half blue calf, black cloth covd. boards, raised bands to sp. with claret lettering labels. See illustration on our website.   £45
CARY (A.D.L., OBE) & McCANCE (Capt. S.) Regimental Records of the Royal Welch Fusiliers. Vols. I & II. 1689-1815 & 1816-1914. 1st Ed., 2 Vols., 4to; xxi+324pp. & xviii+425pp., maps. Wrexham: The RWF. 1995  #56579
These vols. contain Napoleonic Wars, inc. Peninsula & Waterloo, Crimean War, Indian Mutiny, Ashanti, Burma 1885, Black Mountain Expedition, Boer War &c. Orig. blue cloth, worn, sound.   £40
CAULFEILD (Col. J.E.) Comp. One Hundred Years' History of The 2nd Batt. West India Regiment from Date of Raising 1795 to 1898. 1st Ed., 222pp., 6 plates. Forster Groom & Co. 1899  #54824
[HLMainPic] Much otherwise almost unobtainable material on various campaigns from West Indies in the Napoleonic era & later, then from 1860 onwards the regt. was much involved in West Africa: ops. in Sierre Leone, Gambia, Gold Coast, Ashanti 1873-74 & 1895, &c., with various rolls of officers present at different times. "good coverage of several little-known operations... The style is dry & tedious, but the contents appear to be accurate." - Perkins. In the author's Preface he notes that he has utilised the regimental Digest of Services & was allowed access to "official Order Books, Letter Books, Returns, &c., filed in the Brigade Office... I was fortunate enough to collect a vast amount of valuable & reliable information." List of "Subscribers towards cost of production" (74 officers) at end. Orig. red & blue cloth, gilt, sp. little marked, some ink notes to rear blank, o/w VG & very rare. See illustration on our website.   £275
FREMANTLE (Adml. Hon. Sir Edmund, GCB) The Navy as I Have Known It 1849-1899. 1st Ed., xvi+472pp., portrait frontis. Cassell. nd  #56586
[HLMainPic] Career in the Navy inc.much service in East Indies, Burma & China Wars, New Zealand & Ashanti Wars &c. "This is not precisely an autobiography, in the ordinary sense of the word. My chief desire has been to give a faithful picture of life in the Navy... & to show something of the duties devolving upon the Service when some of our little wars are in progress..." - Preface. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, sp. little worn o/w VG throughout & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £45

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