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Sikh Wars   8 Books
DAVENPORT ADAMS (W.H.) Episodes of Anglo-Indian History. A Series of Chapters From the Annals of British India, Showing The Rise & Progress of Our Indian Empire. 1st Ed., xi+348pp., fldg. map. E. Marlborough & Co. nd (c.1877).  #55340
[HLMainPic] Useful appraisal containing chapters on The Struggle between the English & the French; The English in Bengal; The Conquest of Mysore; The Marathi War; The Conquest of Scinde; The Wars with the Sikhs; The [first] War in Afghanistan; The Sepoy Mutiny, plus tables of Governors-General & Viceroys of India & of Some Notable Events. Orig. blue cloth, dec. gilt & black, gilt title to sp., little rubbed/warped, some foxing to prelims., map torn but complete, overall VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £95
FYLER (Col.) History of the 50th (or Queen's Own) Regt. From the earliest date to the Year 1881. 1st Ed., xviii+380pp., num. plates, maps, plans, &c. Chapman & Hall. 1895  #61662
[HLMainPic] Detailed history inc. Peninsula, Sikh Wars & Crimea. Orig. red cloth, gilt & silver, somewhat worn, sp. stained & creased, internally VG. See illustration on our website.   £50
HAMILTON (Col. H.B.) Historical Record of the 14th (King's) Hussars from A.D. 1715 to A.D. 1900. 1st Ed., xxxiii+632pp., 4to, 15 col. plates (12 of uniforms), 35 b/w plates, 9 col. maps. Longmans, Green. 1901  #59507
[HLMainPic] Flanders 1794, extensive services in the Peninsula 1808-14, Sikh Wars, Persia 1857, Indian Mutiny in Central India Field Force, Boer War 1899-1900. Substantial & scarce history, orig. blue cloth boards with yellow sp. strip, gilt to sp. & front, some splitting to rear joint o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £95
KENRICK (Col. N.C.E., DSO) The Story of the Wiltshire Regiment... 1756-1959. 1st Ed., xi+324pp., portrait frontis., 3 col. & 6 b/w plates, 16 maps. VG in chipped dw. Aldershot: G&P. 1963  #63285
[HLMainPic] Complete history from formation of the regiment onwards inc. various earlier campaigns (Sikh & Maori Wars, Zulu & Boer Wars) & both WW1 & WW2. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG in chipped dw. See illustration on our website.   £45
PETRE (F. Loraine, OBE) The History of the Norfolk Regiment 1685-1918. 1st Ed., 2 Vols., xx+440 & xix+454pp., 4to, 47 illus., 58 maps. Norwich: Jarrolds. 1924  #55245
[HLMainPic] Substantial & scarce history. Vol. I to 1914 includes much Peninsula, 1st & 2nd Afghan Wars, Sikh Wars, Cimea, Jowaki, Boer War &c., Vol. II 1914-18, Western Front, Mesopotamia & Gallipoli. Orig. red cloth, gilt, sps. sl. sunned o/w exceptionally nice, fine set. See illustration on our website.   £125
SANDES (Lt.-Col. E.W.C., DSO, MC) The Indian Sappers & Miners. 1st Ed., xxx+726pp., 31 plates, 3 fldg. maps in pocket at end, 51 sketch maps. Chatham: Inst. of RE. 1948  #62629
[HLMainPic] Marvelous history: early British India, Afghan, China, Sikh & Burma Wars, Indian Mutiny, various foreign & NWF expeditions, WW1 Western Front & Iraq/Iran, East Africa, Aden; 3rd Afghan War, Iraq 1920 &c. "The great strength of this history... is that it highlights the particular ethos of the Sappers & Miners & explains their evolution & role. He covers the period 1759-1939 in uniform detail, making numerous references to individual men & their services." - Perkins. Orig. red cloth, gilt, sp. sunned & little chipped, VG. See illustration on our website.   £65
TYNDALE-BISCOE (Maj. A.S.) The Story of "F" Troop Royal Horse Artillery. New Ed. (revised & brought up to date by Capt. C.R.M. Hutchison, Lt.-Col. C.B. Findlay & Maj. H.B. Latham), 84pp., 8 plates, 2 fldg. maps. Aldershot: Wm. May & Co. 1932  #62394
[HLMainPic] Mahratta Wars, Burma 1824-26, Afghan & Sikh Wars, Indian Mutiny, NWF 1897, Western Front 1914-18 with XIV Bde. RHA in 7th Div. 1914-17, then with XIV but now an Army Brigade, 1917-1919, inc. First Ypres, Neuve Chapelle, Loos, Somme, Arras 1917 & 1918, Final Advance &c. Rolls of officers & WOs, Old Comrades roll &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £60
WILKINSON (Maj.-Gen. O., CB) & WILKINSON (Maj.-Gen. J.) The Memoirs of the Gemini Generals: Personal Anecdotes. Sporting Adventures, & Sketches of Distinguished Officers. 1st Ed., xii+441pp. Innes & Co. 1896  #53893
[HLMainPic] Twin brothers' memoirs: Osborn (Bengal Cavalry, Sikh Wars, NWF, Mutiny & 2nd Afghan War) & Johnson (15th Ft., Ceylon Rebellion 1848 &c.), together with short biogs. of 30 of their contemporaries. Orig. maroon cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £45


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