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Indian Army Regimental History   41 Books
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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
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
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
A Short History of the 14th P.W.O. Sikhs. 1st Ed., [ii]+43pp. Kohat: Printed at the Khalsa Printing Press. 1908.  #55479
[HLMainPic] Perkins records "A very superficial record, based upon Regtl. Orders & summarising the period 1846 to 1907." A useful introduction to the regiment's history, however, including much on the Indian Mutiny, also Umbeylah campaign 1863, Jowaki 1877, Afghan War 1878, Waziri Expedition 1881, Black Mountain 1888, Chitral 1895 & China 1900, inc. notes on officers' services. Modern orange cloth, titled in black to front, retaining attractive orig. front wrap., minor stamps of NAM. VG thus & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £145
Standing Orders for the Bengal Cavalry. Published by Authority. [vi]+214pp. Simla: Printed at the Adjutant General's Press. 1875.  #55480
[HLMainPic] Customary details & regulations re British Officers, Native Officers, NCOs & Men, regimental duties, guards & orderlies, interior economy, equipment, pay & allowances, camps, &c. Nice later (but oldish) half brown calf, raised bands to sp. with red leather lettering label & marbled cloth covd. boards. Contemp. ink ownership inscrip. of Lt. S.A. Elliott, 3rd BC. Nice copy. See illustration on our website.   £145
The Bombay Light Horse & its Successor The Bombay Motor Patrol A.F.I. 1st Ed., 47pp., 6 plates. Croydon: Cranford Press. 1966.  #56012
[HLMainPic] Limited edition of 150 copies of this Auxilary Force India unit history that "contains much scarce information regarding equipment, uniforms, reorganisations & individual services." - Perkins 530. Orig. rexine cloth, VG. See illustration on our website.   £75
History of the 20th (Duke of Cambridge's Own) Infantry, Brownlow's Punjabis. From its Formation in 1857 to 1907. 1st Ed., [ix]+147pp., portrait frontis., 13 plates, plan. Devonport: Swiss & Co. [1910].  #56084
[HLMainPic] Much NWF inc. Yusufzai Expedition 1858, Umbeyla 1863, Hazara, 2nd Afghan War, Tirah &c. 1897-98; also China in 1860 & 1900. "...detailed accounts of the sixteen campaigns in which it took part... interesting biographies of the regiment's founder..." - Perkins 476. Nominal rolls &c. Orig. qtr. green morocco, gilt, sl. rubbing to top edge o/w VG indeed, a very nice example as the leather sp. was prone to disintegration & most copies I have encountered have been rebacked. Very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £245
ATKINSON (C.T.) A History of the 1st (P.W.O.) Battalion The Dogra Regiment 1887-1947. 1st Ed., xiv+210pp., portrait frontis., 39 photos., 28 maps. Southampton: Printed for subscribers by the Camelot Press. 1950.  #56013
[HLMainPic] Raised as 37th Dogras in 1887 & renamed 1st Bn. 17th Dogras: campaigns include Black Mountain, Chitral & Mohmand campaigns, WW1 in Mespot. (Kut &c.), Waziristan 1936, WW2 Burma campaign (Arakan & later Imphal fronts). Officers' services, roll of awards. Excellent history with fine illustrations. "A good narrative account..." - Perkins 483. Orig. black cloth, gilt, VG & very scarce with ink inscrip. "From R.B.S." - probably Lt.-Col. R.B. Seed - & loosely inserted letter to Jack from Richard: "I am sending you this copy of our Regimental history... My own share was the chapter on Waziristan 1936... Looking back over the years with the Dogra I have no hesitation in saying that I would willingly serve there again in his company..." See illustration on our website.   £245
BREDIN (Brig. A.E.C., DSO, MC) The Happy Warriors. 1st Ed., 356pp., 52 photos., 5 maps. Gillingham, Dorset: Blackmore Press. 1961.  #56083
[HLMainPic] Gurkhas in the Malayan Emergency (author commanded 1/6th Gurkha Rifles during the campaign). "A highly detailed account of the Gurkha Brigade in the long campaign to eradicate the Communist gangs from the Malayan jungles" - Perkins 504. Orig. green cloth, gilt, VG with errata slip affaixed to ffep. See illustration on our website.   £20
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

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