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15th Lancers (Cureton's Multanis): Photographs of Regimental Jubilee Held At Dera Ismail Khan, 20th Decr. to 31st Decr. 1909. Large photograph album/regimental Jubilee souvenir, 375x280mm. The Regiment. 1911.  #64189
[HLMainPic] A quite superb regimental album containing 2pp. letterpress English translation of speech delivered by the Commandant at the regimental Durbar held on 27th Dec. 1909 followed by fine whole page (image size 250x205mm) plates of (i) Regiment in Mass, with Officers in Front; (ii) Regiment Marching Past; (iii) Regiment Marching Past (another view); (iv) 'C' Squadron Marching Past; (v) Durbar; (vi) Pensioners (group of Non-Commissioned Officers & Sowars); (vii) British & Native Officers Past & Present (complete with named caption below); (viii) British & Native Officers (1909, complete with named caption below); (ix) 'A' Squadron in Full Dress (British & Indian Officers identified); (x) 'B' Squadron, Field Service Marching Order (British & Indian Officers identified); (xi) 'C' Squadron, Hot Weather Full Dress (British & Indian Officers identified); (xii) 'D' Squadron, Plain Clothes (British & Indian Officers identified); (xiii) Regimental Staff (British & Indian Officers identified); (xiv) Recruit & Remount Staff (British & Indian Officers identified); (xv) Recruits (British & Indian Officers identified); (xvi) Kot Dafadars (all identified); (xvii) Types of Regiment; (xviii) Types of Regiment (other than in plate xvii); (xviii) Mutiny Veterans (150x184mm: four men, wearing medals, identified by name). (xix) Colonel D.G.L. Shaw, Commandant (210x147mm, mounted); (xx-xxxi) Named portraits of 12 British Officers, each 138x102mm, in full dress, wearing medals. The photographic quality of all the images is incredibly fine, as is the whole album, which is bound in full straight-grain cushioned green morocco, regimental crest in gilt to front, ruled edges, decorative endpapers, the title page in illuminated manuscript, this example with presentation inscrip. "To George H.N. Ricketts. Esq. C.B. From the Officers of the Regiment in Commemoration of its Jubilee" together with the recipient's armorial bookplate to front paste-down, tipped-in ms. letter from Lt.-Col. H.M. Johnston: "My dear Mr Ricketts, I send you herewith, on Behalf of the Regiment, a Book of the Regimental Jubilee Photographs, which we hope you will accept as a token of appreciation for your generous support on the occasion of the Jubilee of the Regiment: you will very shortly have Henry back with you, and I hope you will find him as fit and well as I think he is. He is the greatest assistance to me, and I shall miss him." Note: 'Henry' was Major H.C. Ricketts, of the 15th Lancers, whose portrait appears within the album. Also a loosely inserted paste-board invitation to Mr Ricketts to the Jubilee, with concise Programme of Jubilee week events printed on the reverse. The album is a sumptuous production of exceptional quality which was presumably produced in a very small number for the British Officers & their families. Not in Perkins. Fine example & self-evidently rare. See illustrations on our website.   £3000
Standing Orders 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers [1911]. 83pp. Canterbury: Printed by S.A. Grinder. 1911  #62270
[HLMainPic] Customary regimental regulations, duties of officers &c. Bound with blank interleaves. VG with ink ownership inscrip. "I.A. Straker Esqre 9th Lancers 7/12/12" (Note: Ian Allgood Straker proceeded to France with the regiment in August 1914; was one of the party of volunteers who with Capt. Grenfell (who received the VC on this occasion) helped save the guns at Elouges on 24th August 1914 & was wounded in the action at Pecy on 6th Sept. Retired on half pay in 1919. Orig. dec. red & yellow cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £35

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The Dress Distinctions of the 9th Queen's Royal Lancers. 1st Ed., [36]pp., orig. printed wraps., oblong 4to, dup. typescript text, approx. 100 sketches/drawings of badges &c. Cambridge: Langridge's Military Editions. 1962  #61565
[HLMainPic] Line drawings of badges & accoutrements. Good source, near fine & scarce. See illustrations on our website.   £25
The Dress Distinctions of the XII Royal Lancers. 1st Ed., [36]pp., orig. printed wraps., oblong 4to, dup. typescript text, approx. 100 sketches/drawings of badges &c. Cambridge: Langridge's Military Editions. 1960  #61564
[HLMainPic] Line drawings of badges & accoutrements. Good source, near fine & scarce. See illustrations on our website.   £25
BIRDWOOD (FM Lord) Khaki & Gown: An Autobiography. Foreword by Winston Churchill. 1st Ed., 456pp., portrait frontis., 16 plates, 5 maps. Ward, Lock & Co. 1941  #61145
[HLMainPic] GOC ANZAC Corps 1915-18, much on Gallipoli - including the conception, planning & course of the operations - & France. Earlier in the XI Bengal Lancers: Black Mountain, Tirah, Mohmand, Boer War, &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, contemp. Christmas gift inscrip. o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
BROCKBANK (Robin) A Short History of the 9th/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales's) 1960-1985. 1st Ed., 139pp., 3 col.plates, 50 b/w photos., 2 maps. Leicester: RHQ. 1990  #63900
[HLMainPic] Includes South Arabia & several tours in Ulster. Various rolls of officers &c. Orig. rexine covd. boards, gilt, VG. Rare. See illustration on our website.   £65
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
GRAHAM (Col. H.) History of the Sixteenth, The Queen's Light Dragoons (Lancers) 1912-1925. 1st Ed., xi+148pp., 4to, portrait frontis., 10 plates, 6 fldg. maps in end-pocket. Devizes: Privately Printed. 1926  #59508
[HLMainPic] Western Front from Aug. 1914, Retreat from Mons, Marne, Aisne & 1st Ypres covered in detail. Cambrai, Final Advance. Also of significance is the Curragh incident of 1914. Roll of Hon., awards, officers &c. Orig. red cloth, gilt, spine a front board sunned o/w VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £120
HUDSON (Gen. Sir H., GCB) History of the 19th King George's Own Lancers from 1858-1921, formerly 18th K.G.O. Lancers & 19th Lancers (Fane's Horse), amalgamated in 1921. 1st Ed., xiv+370pp., 4to, 2 col. & 31 b/w plates, 6 fldg. maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1937  #63299
[HLMainPic] Indian Mutiny, 2nd Afghan War, Tirah & WW1 Western Front & Palestine campaigns. A detailed & handsome history with numerous rolls & appendices (inc. awards, casualties, wounded or killed &c., all ranks). "A superb publication..." - Perkins. Orig. dec. blue cloth, gilt, very nice copy, near fine throughout. See illustration on our website.   £245
MITFORD (Major R.C.W., XIVth Bengal Lancers) To Caubul with the Cavalry Brigade. A Narrative of Personal Experiences with the Force under General Sir F.S. Roberts, G.C.B. With Map & Illustrations from Sketches by the Author. 2nd Ed., xxi+212pp., 6 plates, fldg. map. W.H. Allen & Co. 1881  #58096
[HLMainPic] Rare personal account with XIVth Bengal Lancers (Murray's Jat Horse) in Afghanistan 1879-80. Orig. dec. red cloth, blindstamped & gilt, somewhat rubbed & rather worn but sound copy. This edition slightly enlarged (notably the author's expanded Introduction & a final short chapter on the close of the campaign & return to India). See illustration on our website.   £145

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