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India Including campaigns on the North-West Frontier, Afghanistan and Burma, the Indian Mutiny and Anglo-Indian colonial life   156 Books
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Imperial Gazetteer of India. Provincial Series. United Provinces of Agra & Oudh: Vol. II: The Allahabad, Benares, Gorakhpur, Kumaun, Lucknow, & Fyzabad Divisions, & The Native States. 1st Ed., xxxiv+524pp., fldg. map (of the United Provinces). Calcutta: Superintendent of Govt. Printing. 1908.  #54831
[HLMainPic] Detailed gazetteer with much interesting detail on each location, supplemented by a comprehensive index. Orig. red cloth, gilt, minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £125
Dress Regulations. (India) 1931. Facsimile reprint (with additional plates & intro. by Bill Carman), xii+124pp., 6 photos. VG in dw. Newport: Westlake. 1987.  #44102
[HLMainPic] See illustration on our website.   £10
Map of Burmah & The Surrounding Countries by James Wyld, Geographer to the Queen... 1886. Fldg. map, 64x80cm approx., cut into 24 compartments & laid down on linen with marbled paper to outside panels, attractive hand-coloured detail. James Wyld. 1886.  #55666
[HLMainPic] Very nice coloured map by the premier cartographer in London at that time, 30 miles to the inch, extending from Sikkim in the north-west through Nagaland & Manipur to Shan Provinces in the east & south to Tavay. Glossary, table of estimated road distances between towns inset; military stations, railways & proposed railways shown. VG. See illustration on our website.   £245
Stanford's Portable Map of India: India & The Adjacent Parts of Beluchistan, Afghanistan, Turkestan, The Chinese Empire, Burmah & Siam. New & Revised Edition. Coloured fldg. map, 85x76cm approx, cut into 35 compartments & laid down on linen, retained in publisher's orig. blindstamped & gilt red cloth cover. Edward Stanford. nd (c.1880).  #55667
[HLMainPic] Fine & detailed coloured printed map of India & its neighbouring states (86 mils to the inch) from Bokhara in the north to Ceylon & Sumatra in the south, also Burma entire & the frontiers of Baluchistan & Afghanistan to the west & China & Siam to the east. British & Indian Native States delineated, also French & Portuguese possessions & the boundaries between the three Presidencies, Bengal, Bombay & Madras. Cloth cov. sl. stained o/w VG throughout. See illustration on our website.   £125
India: Pictorial, Descriptive & Historical, From the Earliest Times to the Present. 1st Ed., x+494pp., 'with nearly one hundred illustrations' [& several maps]. Henry Bohn (Bohn's Illustrated Library). 1854.  #55442
[HLMainPic] Charming work with around 100 delightful engravings: "The major portion of the present work is a reprint, revised & enlarged, of the work of Miss Corner... The remainder has been furnished by the Editor of the volume on China recently puiblished in this series... All that it seems necessary to state is, that Miss Corner's work extends only to the conclusion of the first Sik [sic] war. For the continuation of the narrative... the Editor alone is responsible." Entertaining, readable history. Orig. green cloth, blindstamped & gilt, sp. sl. sunned o/w VG & uncommon. See illustration on our website.   £45
The Journal of the United Service Insitution of India. Vol.l LXVIII, No. 292, July 1938; Vol. LXIX, No. 296, July 1939; Vol. LXX Nos. 299 & 300, April & July 1940; Vol. LXXI Nos. 302, 303, 304 & 305, Jan., April, July & October 1941. Eight issues, each c.100pp. in orig. dec. wraps., several photos., num. fldg. maps & diagrams. Lahore: For the USII. Contemp.  #55204
[HLMainPic] Attractive & scarce professional journal for officers of the Indian Army. The issues here offered contain numerous interesting articles on NWF warfare (e.g., 'An Operation in the Vicinity of Spinwam, 20th Oct. 1937' by Lt.-Col. C.J. Wood MC; 'Operations in the Lower Shaktu Valley, 16th-18th November 1937' by Maj. T.H. Angus; 'The Ordnance Service in Waziristan, 1937' by Maj. M. Glover, &c.); pieces on other campaigns such as 'An Interlude in the Campaign in Norway' [1940] by An Indian army Officer; 'A Brigade at Dunkirk - And After' by Brig. J.G. Smyth, VC, MC; 'Wheels Over Eritrea' by Lt.-Col. G.S.R. Webb, MC & much more such as The European Long Service Soldier in India; Armoured Lorries; How to Live in India on your Pay; Some Aspects of Forest Warfare, &c. VG throughout. See illustrations on our website.   £225
Madras General Orders, Isued at Fort St. George, 7th January-26th June 1858. 679pp., foolscap. Contemp.  #55211
[HLMainPic] Complete set January-June 1858 of the Governor-General of the Madras Presidency's G.O.s which were issued every few days & contain much information relating to the appointments, transfers & moves of both European & Indian officers of the Army in the Presidency; also some Indian O.R.s (e.g. re grants of pensions) & British O.R.s. (such as records of courts martial). During this period there is of course much matter relating to the Indian Mutiny inc. despatches from Lucknow, Delhi &c., details of awards, &c. Contemp. Indian half calf, first few leaves neatly renovated, little rubbed & worn, overall VG & rare. See illustration on our website.   £275
1st Bn. Hampshire Regiment, North-West Frontier: Razmak &c., 1937-39. Contemp. album containing 39 postcard sized photos., all captioned in ink, including various scarce & interesting views of forts, camp & regimental scenes. Several photos. missing o/w VG.  #55709
[HLMainPic] Nicely captioned views include Our Camp at Ghalanai where the track was; Tanks waiting for orders to move out; One of our outposts Ghalanai; the remains of one of the villages at Ghalanai; Our HQ at Ghalanai; Officers' tent Ghalanai; The Brigade marching back to Razmak; Our prisoners which we captured at Ghalanai; Cook house & staff at Ghalanai, &c. See illustrations on our website.   £225
Frontier & Overseas Expeditions from India. Compiled in the Intelligence Branch, Army Headquarters, India. 8 Vols., facsimile reprints, approx. 2900pp. in all, num. fldg. maps. VG in dws. Delhi: Mittal. 1983.  #55712
[HLMainPic] Useful hardback reprint of very rare original official reports on the Indian Army's operations on the North-West & North-East Frontiers, in Burma, Afghanistan & other overseas expeditions down to Abor 1911-12. Originally published between 1907-1914 & containing much detailed & invaluable information. Complete set, including the fldg. maps, VG in worn dws. See illustration on our website.   £165
The New Regulations for the Bengal Army; According to Minutes of Council & General Orders, Issued in Fort William, During the Months of May & June, MDCCXCVI. 81pp., fldg. table (Pay & Allowances/examples of Form of Long Roll), 3pp. publishers adverts. London: Printed for John Stockdale. 1797.  #42977
Various regulations, general orders &c., also Army Lists for regiments of the Bengal Presidency in 1796. Printed in Calcutta in 1796 & this edition in London the following year. Later replacement grey limp wraps., typed paper label to front, VG thus & very rare.   £145

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