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Harts Army List: The New Annual Army List & Militia List for 1895. Reprint, VG in dw. Dallington: N&M Press. 1998. Regimental listings & War Services of officers &c., including Royal Marines, Ordnance, Indian Staff Corps & Local Indian Forces. Index. See illustration on our website.  #48982
[HLMainPic]   £20
[Campaigns in Egypt & The Sudan 1882-1887] The Royal Engineer Journal. 1882-1888. Twenty-two issues: 1/3/82; 1/4/82; 1/5/82; 1/6/82; 1/7/82; 1/9/82; 2/10/82; 1/11/82; 1/1/83; 1/3/83; 2/4/83; 1/11/83; 1/4/84; 1/5/84; 1/1/85; 2/2/85; 1/4/85; 1/8/85; 1/9/85; 1/10/85; 1/4/86; 1/5/86; 1/6/86 & 1/10/88. Around 400pp. in all, with around 20 maps & sketches. Brompton: Woolley & Son. Contemp.  #62922
[HLMainPic] The RE Journal was a monthly publication which commenced in 1870 & ceased in 1904 (when a New Series was started). Until the 1904 it was a "private newspaper" & became the official Corps organ only with the New Series. Alongside, until 1905, the Corps published its own Professional Papers, which in that year became incorporated in the new RE Journal. The original organ contained reports on active operations during the period of the issues, rolls & postings of officers, obituaries, reports from various posts, extracts from both the British & Indian Gazettes, &c. Many contained excellent loosely inserted maps/plans/sketches relating to the content of the issue. The sequence here offered (twenty-two issues, 1882-1888) contains much material on campaigns in Egypt & the Sudan inc. Official Despatches re Bombardment of Alexandria; Kassassin 1882; Tel-el-Kebir (much on this inc. despatches, General Order & Order of March, &c.); Occupation of Suez Canal; Diary of Works Performed by 8th Coy. RE in Egypt; Work of Detachment of Queen's Own Sappers & Miners in Egypt; El Teb with the Suakin Field Force; Work done by RE with Suakin Field Force; Diary of an Officer with the Karthoum Expedition; 17th Fd. Coy. RE at Suakim; Suakin 1885 Field Operations; Water Supply at Suakin; Nile Campaign 1888 & more concerning RE operation, with excellent maps & sketches including First Position at Kafr Dowar; Formation for Attack, Tel-el-Kebir; Arabi Pasha's Order of Battle at Kassassin; Section of Lines at Tel-el-Kebir; diagram of lines at Tel-el-Kebir; sketches of Sand-Bag redoubt near Suakim; diagrams of Forts at Suakin &c. Contents also include other events during the period of these issues, in India, Bechuanaland, &c. These issues loose, rather worn, but excellent source material on Egypt & Sudan campaigns with useful maps & sketches. See illustrations on our website.   £300
ARDAGH (Susan, Lady) The Life of Major-General Sir John Ardagh. 1st Ed., xv+479pp., portrait frontis., 19 plates, fldg. panorama of Tel-el-Kebir, map. Murray. 1909  #62538
[HLMainPic] Commissioned from Woolwich into the Royal Engineers & held many interesting staff posts &c. Was in charge of the Intelligence Dept. in Egypt 1882, Commanding RE in Soudan & Nile expeditions, 1884 & 1885 & Director of Military Intelligence 1896-1901. Incorporates various letters & other writings by the subject. Orig. pale blue dec. cloth, little wear, small tear at head of sp., generally VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £125
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
BROWN (Brig.-Gen. W. Baker) History of the Corps of Royal Engineers. Vol. IV. 1st Ed., xvii+434pp., frontis., 7 maps. VG in dw. Chatham: RE. 1952  #62637
[HLMainPic] This vol. contains smaller campaigns in Africa 1885-1914 inc. Gambia, Sierra Leone, Gold Coast, Nigeria, Uganda & Somaliland. VG in chipped dw. See illustration on our website.   £25
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
EMERY (Frank) Marching Over Africa: Letters from Victorian Soldiers. 1st Ed., 204pp., 11 illus., 3 maps. VG in dw. H&S. 1986  #62743
[HLMainPic] Includes a selection of correspondence from num. campaigns from Abysssinia to Zululand. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £15
HOLLINGS (Mary Alnright) Ed. The Life of Sir Colin C. Scott-Moncrieff, KCSI, KCMG, RE &c.) 1st Ed., xii+374pp., portrait frontis., 21 illus. John Murray. 1917  #63520
[HLMainPic] Biography based on reminiscences & letters edited by Scott-moncrieff's niece. H was ed. at Addiscombe, enetered Bengal Engineers 1856 & retired as a Colonel in 1883. Served in the Mutiny in the campaign in Oudh &c., with Irrigation Dept in NW Province, Chief Engineer in Burma, then PWD in Egypt & Sudan 1883-92 (CSI for famine relief work in Madras 1878-79). Cloth stained/worn but sound & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £25
KOCHANSKI (H.) Sir Garnet Wolseley: Victorian Hero. 1st Ed., xvii+340pp., portrait frontis., 18 illus., 5 maps. VG in dw. Hambledon Press. 1999  #61765
[HLMainPic] The latest assessment of the distinguished general. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £15
NICOL (Graham) Uncle George: Field-Marshal Lord Milne of Salonika & Rubislaw. 1st Ed., [x]+341pp., 33 photos., 4 maps. VG in sl. rubbed dw. Reedminster Publications. 1976  #61846
[HLMainPic] Sudan, Boer War, &c. WW1 Div. commander in France & GOC Salonika from 1916, Commanding Army of the Black Sea 1919-20 inc. Trans-Caucasia/South Russia ops. VG in rubbed dw & rare. See illustration on our website.   £60

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