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A Short History of the 1st King's Dragoon Guards from the Regimental Records, Army Despatches & Othe Papers Connected with The History of the Regiment from its Formation in 1685 to 1929. 1st Ed., orig. dec. card wraps., 66pp., portrait frontis. Aldershot: G&P. 1931  #64214
[HLMainPic] The 1st KDG did not publish a WW1 history so this work has value for its concise but informative account of the regiment's services in France & Flanders with the Lucknow Cavalry Brigade 1914-17, with much on 1915. The regiment returned to Meerut at the end of 1917 & participated in the 3rd Afghan War 1919. Appendices include a statement of "Dates & Places in Which The Regiment was Billeted, Camped, Bivouacked, or In Trenches, From November 12th, 1914, up to October 26th, 1917" also a Great War Roll of Hon. (listing those killed & wounded), WW1 awards roll, plus similar listings for Afghan War 1919. Little chipped, VG ex-IWM with minor stamps inc. 'Withdrawn' stamp inside rear cover. Uncommon. See illustration on our website.   £45
BURGOYNE (R.H., late 93rd) Historical Records of the 93rd Sutherland Highlanders, now the 2nd Bn. Princess Louise's Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. 1st Ed., xvi+430pp., col. frontis. of Colours, 2 col. plates of uniforms, 2 portraits, 2 battle plans. Bentley. 1883  #63882
[HLMainPic] New Orleans & Crimea, then 160pp devoted to Indian Mutiny inc. Relief & Siege of Lucknow, Cawnpore, campaigns in Rohilcund & Oudh 56pp. appendix of officers' services. Nice near contemp. half crushed red morocco, red cloth sides, raised bands to sp. with gilt titles, little rubbed, VG, with armorial bookplate of Sir William A.H. Bass, Bart.   £95
DAVIDSON (Major H., late 2nd Bn. Seaforth Highlrs.) History & Services of the 78th Highlanders (Ross-Shire Buffs) 1793-1881. Compiled from the Manuscripts of the late Major Colin Mackenzie & Official & Other Sources. 1st Ed., 2 Vols. (bound together as one volume), xviii+231pp., 4to, 5 col. & 21 b/w plates, 15 maps & plans (one fldg., of Lucknow 1857) & ix+203pp., 4 col. & 13 b/w plates, map. Edinburgh: W. & A.K. Johnston. 1901  #61626
[HLMainPic] 78th Highlanders, later 2nd Bn. Seaforth Highlanders, lavish history (with colour plates of uniforms at various dates by Richard Simkin), from the raising of the regiment onwards inc. services in the Cape, India inc. Mahratta Wars & Java, Walcheren & the Low Countries, Persia 1856-57, Indian Mutiny (much detail on this period: involved at Lucknow Residency &c.). Detailed records of commissioned officers' services + various rolls inc. officers on strength in 1881, claimants of MGS with clasps for Maida & Java, &c. List of Subscribers. The two volumes bound together, orig. contemp. red cloth, somewhat rubbed & worn at extremities, some marking & minor damage to corners of endpapers, internally VG throughout, generally VG, rare & highly desirable history. See illustration on our website.   £265
HODSON (Rev. G.H.) Ed. Hodson of Hodson's Horse; or, Twelve Years of a Soldier's Life in India: Being Extracts from the Letters of the Late Major W.S.R. Hodson. 4th Ed., lxxiv+300pp. Kegan Paul. 1883  #53882
[HLMainPic] Commandant of Hodson's Horse, killed at Lucknow, who had played the decisive & controversial role in the arrest of Bahadur Shah, King of Delhi, & the execution of his sons. This edition contains a new Introduction being largely "a Vindication from the Charges made by Mr Bosworth Smith in his 'Life of Lord Lawrence.'" Orig brown cloth, gilt, minor wear, about VG. See illustration on our website.   £35
INNES (Lt.-Gen. J.J. McLeod, RE, VC) Lucknow & Oude in the Mutiny: A Narrative & a Study. New & revised (i.e., 2nd) Ed., xxviii+355pp., frontis., 14 fldg. maps/diagrams. Innes & Co. 1896  #62608
[HLMainPic] "Emphasis is on the defence of the Residency at Lucknow in which the author took part" - Ladendorf 297. "This is a critical narrative, based on the author's own experiences & observations, of the causes & course of the Indian Mutiny, especially at Lucknow." - Raugh 2662. Orig. red cloth, gilt, sp. sunned, some small chips to head of sp., generally VG & best (& scarce) revised edition. See illustration on our website.   £125
NAPIER (Lt.-Col. Hon. H.D.) Field Marshal Lord Napier of Magdala, GCB, GCSI, A Memoir. 1st Ed., xi+348pp., portrait frontis., 2 plates, 3 maps. Edward Arnold. 1927  #62620
[HLMainPic] Sutlej Campaign 1845-46, Indian Mutiny inc. Relief & capture of Lucknow, Central India &c., Abyssinia 1867-68. Orig. red cloth, gilt, little rubbed & worn, generally VG. See illustration on our website.   £85

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