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Indian Army Regimental History   37 Books
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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
History of the 5th Royal Gurkha Rifles (Frontier Force) Vol. II 1929 to 1947. 1st Ed., xvii+522pp., 4to, 39 plates, 22 maps (many fldg.). Aldershot: G&P (For the Regt.). 1956.  #56405
[HLMainPic] Magnificent history, almost wholly devoted to WW2: three bns. in Burma, one in Italy. Roll of Hon., awards, nominal rolls of officers (with biographical notes). "classic unit history, written & produced to the highest standards" - Perkins 503. Orig. green & black cloth, covered in clear adhesive plastic o/w VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £160
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
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
BELLERS (Brig. E.V.R.) The History of the 1st King George V's Own Gurkha Rifles (The Malaun Regiment) Vol. II: 1920-1947. 1st Ed., xv+358pp., portrit frontis., 13 plates, 37 maps (some fldg.). Printed for the Regimental History Committee by Gale & Polden. 1956.  #56431
[HLMainPic] Includes NWF campaigns 1920-21, 1931, 1935, 1938-39 & WW2 Malaya (2nd Bn.), North Africa (1st Bn.) & Burma (1st, 3rd & 4th Bns.). Roll of officers, Roll of Hon., British & GOs, awards. Perkins 497. Orig. green cloth, silver gilt, VG ex-lib, rare. See illustration on our website.   £220
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
CONDON (Brig. W.E.H., OBE) The Frontier Force Regiment. 1st Ed., xxii+592pp., 4to, col. frontis., 19 photos., 36 maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1962.  #56075
[HLMainPic] Excellent history: Mutiny, 2nd Afghan War, Chitral, Tirah, China 1900 &c., WW1 in France, Aden, Mespot, Palestine; WW2 MEF & Burma. "An excellent book" - Perkins 472. Orig. khaki cloth, gilt, minor wear but generally VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £165
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

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