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YEATS-BROWN (Major F.C.C.) The Star & Crescent: Being the Story of the 17th Cavalry from 1858 to 1922. 1st Ed., xii+359pp., 89 illus., lge. fldg. map (of East Africa). Printed for Private Circulation Only. Printed for the author by the Pioneer Press, Allahabad. 1929  #57287
[HLMainPic] Covers several NW Frontier campaigns & WW1 in France & East Africa, with numerous detailed notes on the services of British & Indian officers, the organisation of the regiment & its peacetime experiences. Numbered on title page "Copy No. 6" & it is believed that no more than 100 copies were printed (the highest copy no. recorded by Perkins is 88). Perkins 414 ("... a superb book. Almost half of the pages are devoted to the appendixes, the most interesting of which is that which lists all the British & Indian officers. Each entry gives details of the individual's military career & war services, & most are accompanied by a portrait photograph... A very desirable book"). Orig. blue cloth boards, gilt dec. with regimental badge, ivory pigskin sp. panel, VG & a very nice copy of one of the rarest IA Histories. See illustration on our website.   £850




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