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Indian Army Regimental History Indian Army Regimental History   29 Books
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History of the Guides. Part I, 1846-1922. 1st Ed., xv+347pp., 4to, 19 illus., 7 fldg. maps in pocket, 11 in text. Aldershot: G&P. 1938  #62253
[HLMainPic] Part I contains the raising of the Corps. & var. NWF expeditions inc. Ambeylah, Black Mountain, Chitral & many others; also Indian Mutiny, 2nd Afghan War, WW1 in Mespot., Persia & Palestine. Var. lists & rolls inc. British & Indian officers, awards &c. "An exemplary history" - Perkins 409. Orig. light brown cloth, gilt, bevelled boards, totally sound but previously damped, the covers restored with binder's varnish, VG thus with armorial bookplate of Donald Kenneth McLeod (Note: Lieut-Gen. D.K. McLeod, KCIE, CB, DSO, is mentioned several times in the text: signalling officer with the Zakka Khel Field Force, 1908; to France with the Lahore Division in 1914 & commanded 3rd Cavalry Brigade in 1920. He appears in a group photo. within the book. Commanded the Guides Cavalry 1928-32, The Army in Burma 1938-41, &c.). See illustration on our website.   £275
BOYLE (Major C.A., DSO) The History of Probyn's Horse (5th King Edward's Own Lancers). 1st Ed., xv+98pp., 4to, 2 portraits, 9 fldg. maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1929  #63833
[HLMainPic] The 5th & 11th Lancers, raised as 1st & 2nd Sikh Irregular Cavalry during the Mutiny, combined to form one of the most aristocratic of Indian Cavalry regeiments. They fought in China, Umbeyla, Abyssinia 2nd Afghan War, WW1 in Mespot. & var. NWF campaigns. Roll of Hon., awards. Perkins 404. Orig. red cloth with regimental crest in blue, red & gilt to front board, near fine copy & rare. See illustration on our website.   £425

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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  #63965
[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, VG, nice copy & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £250

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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 (1923)  #63960
[HLMainPic] Chin Hills 1891-93, WW1 with the Indian Corps in France 1914-15 (Neuve Chapelle &c.) then Mesopotamia 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..." But these slips, are absent from this copy as usual. Orig. green cloth, gilt, somewhat speckled & worn, generally VG. See illustration on our website.   £145
FILOSE (Brig. A.A.) King George V's Own Central India Horse: The Story Continued. 1st Ed., [xi]+435pp., 4to, 12 plates (inc. 3 col.), 13 maps. VG in dw. Blackwood. 1950  #63980
[HLMainPic] History from 1921-1947: Western Desert, Eritrea, Italy & Greece in WW2 (as part of Indian Armoured Corps). Roll of awards. "...well written, full of good detail, & with many individuals of every rank mentioned. To quote a former officer of the Regiment: 'It is a model for the story of an Indian Cavalry regiment, having been written by a man whose prose was excellent...'" - Perkins. Orig. red cloth, gilt, ex-lib. but VG in little worn, attractive & unmarked dw. See illustration on our website.   £225

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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.1922)  #60801
[HLMainPic] With the Indian Corps in France 1914-15 (notably 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
HENNELL (Col. Sir R.) A Famous Indian Regiment: The Kali Panchwin, 2/5th (Formerly the 105th) Mahratta Light Infantry 1768-1923. 1st Ed., xi+292pp., 12 plates, map, several diagrams. Murray. 1927  #60009
[HLMainPic] Mahratta Wars (Seringapatam &c.), First & Second Afghan Wars, Indian Mutiny, China 1860, Abyssinia, Burma 1886, Aden & WW1 in Mesopotamia July 1916-March 1918 inc. Relief of Kut & capture of Baghdad, Palestine from March 1918 seeing much action in the final part of the campaign. Rolls of awards, officers &c. Perkins 454. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG ex-IWM (withdrawn stamps) with front panel of orig. dw attached to front paste-down. See illustration on our website.   £60
HOOKWAY (J.D.) Ed. M & R: A Regimental History of the Sikh Light Infantry 1941-1947. 1st Ed., laminated card wraps., xiv+121pp., 39 photos., 6 maps. Published privately. 1999  #63982
[HLMainPic] Sikh LI formed 1941, recruiting Mazhbi & Ramdasia Sikhs (& thereby becoming the successors of the old Sikh Pioneers). 1st Bn. served NWF & Burma 1944-45, 2nd Bn. with Paiforce, 3rd & Garrison Bns. remained in India. Rolls of officers &c. Orig. laminated card wraps., VG, signed by author (who served with the regiment). Unobtainable. See illustration on our website.   £75

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HUDSON (Gen. Sir H., GCB) History of the 19th King George's Own Lancers from 1858-1921, formerly 18th K.G.O. Lancers & 19th Lancers (Fane's Horse), amalgamated in 1921. 1st Ed., xiv+370pp., 4to, 2 col. & 31 b/w plates, 6 fldg. maps. Aldershot: G&P. 1937  #63299
[HLMainPic] Indian Mutiny, 2nd Afghan War, Tirah & WW1 Western Front & Palestine campaigns. A detailed & handsome history with numerous rolls & appendices (inc. awards, casualties, wounded or killed &c., all ranks). "A superb publication..." - Perkins. Orig. dec. blue cloth, gilt, very nice copy, near fine throughout. See illustration on our website.   £245
JACKSON (Lt. R.P.) Historical Records of the XIII Madras Infantry. 1st Ed., 319pp. (+24pp. publisher's catalogue bound at end), fldg. col. frontis., 8 col. plates, fldg. table of "The Classes from which the Regiment has been Recruited since 1845" (with a statistical annual breakdown). Thacker & Co. 1898  #59855
[HLMainPic] Deeply researched history: various early Indian campaigns inc. Mahratta & Pindari Wars, Seringapatam &c., Burma 1835-39 & 1885-87 &c. followed by chapters on recruiting, dress, regimental distinctions &c. Appendices include services of British & Native officers & various tables & statistics. Exquisite col. plates of uniforms. "...full & informative, for the period 1776-1896... The appendices are extensive & detailed..." - Perkins 449. Orig. red cloth, gilt to front & sp., sp. somewhat sunned but a nice copy & rare. See illustration on our website.   £275

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