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Indian Army Regimental History   30 Books
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A Short History of the 14th P.W.O. Sikhs. 1st Ed., [ii]+43pp. Kohat: Printed at the Khalsa Printing Press. 1908.  #55479
[HLMainPic] Perkins records "A very superficial record, based upon Regtl. Orders & summarising the period 1846 to 1907." A useful introduction to the regiment's history, however, including much on the Indian Mutiny, also Umbeylah campaign 1863, Jowaki 1877, Afghan War 1878, Waziri Expedition 1881, Black Mountain 1888, Chitral 1895 & China 1900, inc. notes on officers' services. Modern orange cloth, titled in black to front, retaining attractive orig. front wrap., minor stamps of NAM. VG thus & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £145
History of the 2nd Punjab Infantry. 1st Ed., 106+20pp. No imprint/date. (c.1903).  #54464
[HLMainPic] Indian Mutiny & various NWF expeditions, based on regimental orders & records with appendices inc. services of British & Indian officers, awards &c. (The regt. became 56th Infantry [F.F.] in 1903.) Perkins 473. Orig. green cloth, gilt, inner joints neatly repaired & VG thus with bookplate of Army HQ Central Lib. Simla & labels to rear eps. inc. printed note re regulations for use of books in the library. See illustration on our website.   £265
10th Duke of Cambnridge's Own Lancers (Hodson's Horse).] Nominal Roll of Officers Who Have Served with the Regiment 1857-1912. Reprinted from the Official Army Lists. 1st Ed., [iii]+94pp. Calcutta: Thacker, Spink & Co. 1913.  #55473
[HLMainPic] Excellent records up to July 1912 including British & VCOs. Orig. red & blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £75
Standing Orders for the Bengal Cavalry. Published by Authority. [vi]+214pp. Simla: Printed at the Adjutant General's Press. 1875.  #55480
[HLMainPic] Customary details & regulations re British Officers, Native Officers, NCOs & Men, regimental duties, guards & orderlies, interior economy, equipment, pay & allowances, camps, &c. Nice later (but oldish) half brown calf, raised bands to sp. with red leather lettering label & marbled cloth covd. boards. Contemp. ink ownership inscrip. of Lt. S.A. Elliott, 3rd BC. Nice copy. See illustration on our website.   £145
The Brigade of Gurkhas at the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 1st Ed., approx. 80pp. inc. photo. section, col. frontis., around 100 photos. Published as a Supplement to the 'Kukri.' nd (c.1953).  #55526
[HLMainPic] Fully illustrated record of the Gurkha Contingent, with nominal roll of approx. 200 of all ranks of 2nd, 6th, 7th & 10th GR who participated, many good photos. inc. named group of officers of Depot & Contingent, &c. Orig. green dec. cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
BUCKLE (Late Capt. E., AAG Bengal Arty.) Memoir of the Services of The Bengal Artillery, from the Formation of the Corps to the Present Time, with Some Account of its Internal Organisation. Ed. by J.W. Kaye, late Lt., Bengal Arty. 1st Ed., xvi+592pp., 18 drawings (equipment &c.). W.H. Allen. 1852.  #55627
[HLMainPic] "A detailed & very useful account of the period 1748-1849" - Perkins 426 (i.e. Mahratta, Gurkha, 1st Afghan & Sikh Wars). Brown paper wraps. with orig. printed title panel to sp., rather heavily wormed but sound thus & useful reference copy. See illustration on our website.   £95
EVATT (Brig. J., DSO) Historical Record of the 39th Royal Garhwal Rifles. Vol. I: 1887-1922. 1st Ed., [xvi]+215pp., 4to, 37 plates, 16 maps (inc. 5 fldg. maps in end-pocket). Aldershot: G&P For Private Circulation Only. nd (c.1922).  #55629
[HLMainPic] Chin Hills 1891-93, WW1 with the Indian Corps in France 1914-15 (Neuve Chapelle &c.) then Mesoptamia 1917-18; Kurdistan & Iraq 1920-21, North-West Frontier. Officers' services, Roll of Hon., awards. Superb history with many fine illustrations & maps. Perkins 484 states: "A well written book, admirably produced." He additionally records that "A package of Addenda & Corrigenda slips was sent to all subscribers about one year after publication... a copy having these slips in place is obviously preferable..." These slips, are absent from this copy as usual. Orig. green cloth, gilt, somewhat worn ex-AMOT, some splitting to sp., overall sound. See ilustration on our website.   £125
GRAHAM (Brig.-Gen. C.A.L.) The History of the Indian Mountain Artillery. 1st Ed., xv+470pp., 16 illus., 8 maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1957.  #53574
[HLMainPic] From 1850 onwards these highly mobile batteries based on mule transport & "screw-guns" that broke down into portable components that could be off-loaded & into action in seconds, were utilised in every NWF campaign & overseas in WW1 (Gallipoli, German East Africa, Persia & Mespot.) & WW2 (Ethiopia, Malaya & Burma). Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
HAILES (Lt.-Col. W.L., MC) War Services of the 9th Jat Regiment. 1st Ed., xii+185pp., 4to, 4 col. plates, 6 fldg. maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1938.  #52120
[HLMainPic] From Mahratta Wars to Waziristan 1937 inc Burmese wars, Indian Mutiny, WW1 Western Front 1914-15 Mesopotamia, with much on the four regts. which in 1922 were brought together to form the new 9th Jat Regt. Awards for WW1. Perkins 463. Ex-lib. in later red lib. cloth, VG thus & complete with all fldg. maps & col. plates. See illustration on our website.   £95
HAMILTON (Major H.W.R., DSO, MC) History of the 20th (Field) Company Royal Bombay Sappers & Miners, Great War 1914-1918. 1st Ed., 51pp., 10 fldg. maps. Reprinted from The Royal Engineers Journal. c.1920.  #49435
[HLMainPic] With the Indian Corps in France 1914-15 (notanly at Neuve Chapelle & Festubert 1914, Ypres 1915 &c.) & Mespot. 1916-18. Appealing col. maps of various operations. Perkins 440. Printed paper covered boards, blue cloth spine, VG. See illustration on our website.   £75

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