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India India, Including campaigns on the North-West Frontier, Afghanistan and Burma, the Indian Mutiny and Anglo-Indian colonial life   104 Books
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Imperial Gazetteer of India. Provincial Series. Rajputana. 1st Ed., xxxi+514pp., fldg. map (Rahputana with Ajmer-Merwara). Calcutta: Superintendent of Govt. Printing. 1908  #66782
[HLMainPic] Detailed gazetteer with much interesting detail on each location, supplemented by a comprehensive index. Orig. red cloth, gilt, minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
Memorials of a Young Soldier, Lieutenant Giffard, Northamptonshire Regiment. 1st Ed., [v]+68pp., portrait frontis. Clowes & Sons. 1898  #66183
[HLMainPic] A memoir of Lt. Cecil Lerrier Giffard, who was born in Guernsey in 1868 &, following service in the Militia, was commissioned in the 58th (2nd Bn. Northampstonshire Regt.) in 1890. He served in India with his regiment until KiA by a sniper's bullet during the Tirah campaign on 6th Nov. 1897 with the 48th (1st Northamptonshire). Includes extracts from his diaries & letters in India including the Tirah campaign. Orig. half white morocco boards & red cloth sides, gilt title to front panel, rebacked in matching calf with red leather letting label. VG thus & rare. See illustrations on our website.   £225
Government of India. Army Department. Dress Regulations (India). 1931. Orig. printed paper covd. boards, [vii]+124pp. Calcutta: Govt. of India Central Publications Branch. 1932  #66191
[HLMainPic] Details of dress & uniform, distinctions &c. for all arms (infantry, cavalry, various corps, bodyguards, staff &c.). Orig. printed paper covd. boards, VG with several loosely inserted Amendment slips. See illustration on our website.   £125
Regulations for the Army in India. Reprint of Provisional Issue, 1st July 1937 (With Corrections issued up to April 1940.) Orig. printed paper covd. boards, [ii]+xiii+380pp. Published by Manager of Publications, Delhi. Printed by Manager, Govt. of India Press, Calcutta. 1941  #66192
[HLMainPic] Detailed regulations re training & discipline, duties & appointments of British Officers, BORs, Indian officers, &c. Also General Duties, training, &c. Orig. printed paper covd. boards, VG with num. tipped-in amendments, ink annotations &c. See illustration on our website.   £145
Operations in Waziristan 1919-1920. (Second Edition). Compiled by the General Staff, Army Headquarters, India. 2nd Ed., viii+194pp., 31 plates (many fldg.), 8 fldg. panoramas, 4 fldg. maps in text, 3 fldg. maps in end-pocket. Calcutta: Superintendent Government Printing. 1923  #66211
[HLMainPic] The second & very much scarcer edition of this official account, which "cancels the previous (1921) edition, copies of which should be destroyed." As background the work includes operations 1860-1920, with considerable detail on the little-known 1917 campaign, with valuable orders of battle &c. The edition here offered is presumably amended &/or corrected, as its supersedes the original edition. It should not be confused with the cheaper edition issued without most of the maps & plans. Modern blue cloth, gilt title to sp., complete with all maps & plans (one additional to the 1st Edition) including 3 in endpocket. See illustration on our website.   £250
One-inch Sheet No. 38 O/13. N.W. Frontier Province. Cherat. Scale. 1 Inch to 1 Mile. Coloured fldg. paper map, 44x58cm approx., buff card covs. to front & rear, the front with title as above. Heliozincographed at the Survey of India Offices, Calcutta, Published under the direction of Col. S.G. Burrard, CSI, RE, FRS, Surveyor General of India. 1913  #66242
[HLMainPic] Good scale map of the Cherat region (Peshawar District & Tribal Territory) from Aza Khel Bala & Nowshera in the north, down to Spela Mela &c. in the south. VG, nice clean example. See illustrations on our website.   £65
Standing Orders, British Military Hospital, Rawalpindi. 1935. [ii]+74pp., printed on versos only, Rawalpindi: Commercial Union Press. 1935  #64818
[HLMainPic] Very interesting work including duties & organisation of Assistant Surgeons; Indian Hospital Corps; Military Nursing Service; RAMC, &c., with much unusual detail on the running & arrangements of the hospital. Orig. printed paper covd. boards with red cloth backstrip, somewhat serviceworn, generally VG with loosely inserted Fire Orders for the hospital, 60x30cm approx., dated May 1936. See illustration on our website.   £75
The Army in India & its Evolution. Including an Account of the Establishment of the Royal Air Force in India. 1st Ed., xi+253pp. Calcutta: Govt. Press. 1924  #63449
[HLMainPic] An invaluable official survey of the IA with much on its organisation, manpower, establishments &c. during the Great War period, with Appendices showing strength & distribution in 1887, 1895, 1903, 1914-18 & 1923 &c., lists of units, details of the reserve system, &c. A prefatory note states that "The principal purpose of this book is to provide a contemporary account of the measures of reorganisation carried out in the Army of India after the Great War, & to describe in a connected form the essential features of the army as thus reconstructed." Packed with interesting statistics & detail on the WW1 era & earlier. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG ex-London Univ. Lib. (bookplate to paste-down, cloth not lib. marked). See illustration on our website.   £45
Ninth Report from The Select Committee Appointed to Take into Consideration The State of the Administration of Justice in the Provinces of Bengal, Nahar, & Orissa. 1st Ed., [ii]+128pp. Printed for J. Debrett. 1783  #65907
[HLMainPic] Report of the Select Committee of the House of Commons "instructed to consider how the British Possessions in the East Indies may be held & governed with the greatest Security & Advantage to this Country, & by what Means the Happiness of the Native Inhabitants may be best promoted." A critical report on the East India Company's Affairs in India; Effect on the Revenue Investment of the Company; various trades inc. Raw Silk, Cloth, Opium, Salt, Saltpetre &c. Rare contemp. & detailed study. Later half calf, leaves trimmed, text complete. See illustrations on our website.   £245
The India List & India Office List 1897. 581pp. + prelims., adverts &c., fldg. map. Printed by Harrison & Sons. 1897  #66699
[HLMainPic] Official Listings of the Police, Forestry, Marine Dept., Punjab Commission, Public Works, Ecclesiastical, Judiciary &c., &c., also services of officers & the official regulations for the various departments. Modern red cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £65

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