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Africa The scramble for Africa and British colonial campaigns including the Boer War, East and West Africa, Egypt and the Sudan   64 Books
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The C.I.V. & the War in South Africa, 1900: The City Press Illustrated Souvenir of the City of London Imperial Volunteers. [Number Two]. 1st Ed., orig. dec. wraps., [48]pp., photos. throughout. The City Press. Contemp.  #60250
[HLMainPic] A further selection of portraits, photos., nominal rolls &c. VG, See illustrations on our website.   £120
The Old Cheltonian South African War Memorials. 1st Ed., 83pp., 4to, frontis., several photos. Cheltenham: Norman, Sawyer & Co. 1904  #56159
[HLMainPic] A record of the Memorial Cross, Reredos & Kneeling Desk at Cheltenham College ercetd in memory of Cheltonians who fell in the Boer War. Includes a roll, with brief details, of 51 who were killed in action or died of wounds or disease during the conflict. Orig. white cloth, gilt to front, with green cloth backstrip, some staining to rear cover o/w VG throughout & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £145
Official History of the Operations in Somaliland 1901-04. General Staff, War Office. 1st Ed., 2 Vols., 635pp. in all, 50 of 51 plates & sketches (many being fldg. sketch maps of operations & defenses, two of telegraph communications), 2 fldg. maps in end-pocket of Vol. I + several sketch maps illustrative of the expedition in the text. HMSO. 1907  #62014
[HLMainPic] Detailed, well illustrated & mapped account of the four expeditions against the 'Mad Mullah' in 1901, 1902, 1902-03 & 1903-04 contained in Volume I. Volume II containing a full account of the Organization of Commands & Staff, Services & Departments, &c. 2000 Copies printed but remarkably scarce. Note: Vol. I rather worn but generally VG & complete; Vol. II sp. partially split & one fldg. diagram lacking (Plan of Somali & Field Force Telegraphs in Jan. 1901). Orig. red cloth, gilt, as described above. See illustration on our website.   £295
[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
AMERY (L.S.) Ed. The Times History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902. 1st Ed., 7 Vols., in all some 3,500pp., 88 plates, 6 fldg. maps in end-pockets, 77 maps in text. Sampson Low. 1900-1909.  #62984
[HLMainPic] A very good set of one of the key authoritative works on the Boer War, complete with elusive index volume. Original plate, with misattributed portrait of Maj.-Gen. Fitzroy Hart, still in place at page 528 of Vol. III, but the replacement plate, complete with the printed foldrer with which it was issued is loosely inserted. Rather interesting thus. Orig. red cloth, gilt, generally a good set, but spines rather worn, some speckling to boards, Vol. III with damage to rear board. See illustration on our website.   £200

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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
BARTTELOT (W.G.) The Life of Edmund Musgrave Barttelot, Captain & Bt. Major Royal Fusiliers, Commander of the Rear Column of the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition, being an Account of his Services for the Relief of Kandahar, of Gordon & of Emin. 2nd Ed., xv+413pp., 4 plates, 2 fldg. maps. Bentley. 1890  #62789
[HLMainPic] Diary & letters of Major Barttelot who was treacherously shot by a native bearer on the Pasha/Stanley relief mission. Mainly concerns his campaign service in Egypt & the Sudan 1882-88 (& related correspondence) but includes a short account of his services with the 7th Royal Fusiliers at Kandahar in the 2nd Afghan War including letters to his father & sister from that place. Orig. red cloth, gilt, stained & worn ex-circ. lib., but sound & complete. See illustration on our website.   £30
BEET (A.J.) & HARRIS (C.B.) Kimberley Under Siege: An Illustrated Story of a Brave Defence endured by 50,000 Men, Women & Children for 124 Days, A Saga of a Great Feat of Arms by 5,000 Troops against Overwhelming Odds. 2nd Ed., revised & enlarged, 130pp., num. photos. (inc. named fldg. panorama of siege survivors in 1950). Kimberley: Diamond Field Advertiser. 1950  #62713
[HLMainPic] Published to commemorate the 50th anniversary & contains masses of interesting info. inc. casualty list, roll of siege survivors &c. Orig. blue cloth, titled in black to sp. with dec. front board, VG indeed but for some Selotape residue to eps. See illustrations on our website.   £65
BELLAIRS (Lady) Ed. The Transvaal War 1880-1881. Reprint of 1885 1st Ed., xxiii+491pp., plate, map. VG in dw. Cape Town: Struik. 1972  #62758
[HLMainPic] Standard authoritative account. Limited edition of 1000 copies. Good quality hardback reprint. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £25
BENBOW (Colin) Boer Prisoners of War in Bermuda. 3rd Ed., revised & enlarged, orig. laminated wraps., [viii]+136pp., num. photos., 6 maps/plans. Bermuda Historical Society. 1994  #62441
[HLMainPic] Detailed account of the organisation of the camps, escape attempts, &c. VG & signed by author. See illustration on our website.   £15

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