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Other Campaigns & Wars Including Crimean War, Russo-Japanese war, New Zealand, China &c., also memoirs and biographies that contain accounts of several campaigns   60 Books
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ADYE (Lt.-Col. John, CB, late Asst. Adjt. Gen., RA) A Review of the Crimean War to the Winter of 1854-55. 1st Ed., x+203pp., 8 maps & diagrams (most fldg.). Hurst & Blackett. 1860.  #46550
[HLMainPic] Valuable & informative account based on the author's personal experience: went out to the Crimea as a brigade major of artillery & became Asst. Adjutant-Gen. of artillery. Present with the Staff at Alma, Balaklava & Inkerman, & served throughout the siege of Sebastopol. Orig. red cloth, blindstamped & gilt, minor wear but a very nice example with excellent col. maps/plans of various operations. See illustration on our website.   £120

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ANDERSON (J.H.) The Austro-Prussian War in Bohemia, 1866, Otherwise Known as The Seven Weeks' War or Needle-Gun War. 1st Ed., 88pp., 10 fldg. maps (one in end-pocket). Hugh Rees. 1908.  #53364
[HLMainPic] Useful primer designed for use of Staff College students &c. Orig. grey cloth, minor wear, A&SH bookplate, VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
BECK (The Baroness von) Personal Aventures during the Late War of Independence in Hungary. 1st Ed., xiv+477pp., portrait frontis. Richard Bentley. 1851.  #47327
[HLMainPic] Personal recollections of the Hungarian Revolution of 1848/War of Independence 1848-49; the author was a supporter of von Kossuth's reformist movement. Near contemp. half red calf, gilt to sp. with raised bands & contrasting black leather lettering label, little marking to red cloth boards o/w very nice copy & very rare. See illustration on our website.   £175
BENCKENDORFF (Count) Half a Life: The Remisinscences of a Russian Gentleman. 1st Ed., 319pp., portrait frontis., 8 plates. VG in sl. rubbed/tanned dw. Richards Press. 1954.  #55798
[HLMainPic] Count Benckendorff DSO was a Commander in the Russian Imperial Navy (serving in the Russo-Japanese War &c.), in WW1 pre-revolution was OC Maritime Transport, Murmansk, then Assistant Chief of Staff of the Red Navy until retiring & moving to England in 1924. VG in sl. rubbed/tannedd dw. See illustration on our website.   £30
BOSTOCK (Dep. Surgeon-Gen. J.A., CB) Letters from India & the Crimea. Selected from the Correspondence of the Late Deputy Surgeon-General Bostock, C.B., Hon. Surgeon to the Queen, Chevalier of the Legion of Honour, formerly of the Scots Fusilier Guards. 1st Ed., xix+270pp., portrait frontis. Bell & Sons. 1896.  #50213
[HLMainPic] Bostock joined the Buffs in India as surgeon in 1842, serving in the Gwalior campaign, afterwards became a popular Surgeon-Major of the Scots Fusilier Guards in the Crimea when he was rewarded with the CB & Legion d'Honneur: "The Crimean portion is especially striking. It would be difficult to point to a more scathing indictment than the letters written before Sebastopol..." - Introductory note. Orig. olive green cloth, little rubbed & worn, generally VG & very scarce. See illustration on our website.   £165

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CORNWALLIS (Major Fiennes) Letters Written from the Crimea to Several Members of His Family. Collected & Ed. by Mrs Wykeham Martin. 1st Ed., iv+122pp. Privately printed. 1868.  #45972
[HLMainPic] Service with 4th Hussars & ADC to Lord George Paget, incl. the Charge of the Light Brigade. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG but for a little minor staining at edges of boards & very scarce privately printed memoir. See illustration on our website.   £95

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DEWAR (Capt. A.C., OBE, RN) Russian War, 1855. Black Sea Official Correspondence. 1st Ed., [vii]+485pp., 2 maps/plans (Sebastopol & Fort Arabat). Navy Records Society. 1945.  #44622
[HLMainPic] Correspondence between Rear Adml. Sir E. Lyons & the Admiralty respecting naval operations in the Black Sea during the Crimean War. Orig. blue & white cloth, gilt, VG.   £15
DOUGLAS (Sir George) & RAMSAY (Sir George Dalhousie) Eds. The Panmure Papers: Being a Selection from the Correspondence of Fox Maule, Second Baron Panmure...&c. 1st Ed., 2 Vols., viii+515 & viii+547pp., frontis. to each Vol. H&S. 1908.  #53556
[HLMainPic] Sec. of State for war 1846-52 & 1855-58. These papers cover the later period & are valuable (with certain reservations) for the political view on the Crimean war & Indian Mutiny. Orig. maroon cloth, gilt, VG. See illustration on our website.   £65

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EARDLEY-WILMOT (Rear Adml. Sir Sydney M.) An Admiral's Memories: Sixty-Five Years Afloat & Ashore. 1st Ed., viii+184pp., portrait frontis., 28 plates. Sampson, Low. nd (c.1930).  #39341
Service in Canada, Egypt 1882, Naval Intelligence, &c. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG.   £15
FAUGHNAN (Thomas, late Col.-Sgt., 2nd Bn. 6th Royal Regt.) Stirring Incidents in the Life of a British Soldier: An Autobiography. 2nd Ed., 360pp., portrait frontis. Toronto: Hunter, Rose & Co. 1880.  #31505
Served 1857-68 in the 2nd Bn. 6th Ft. inc. over 100pp. on the Crimean War & expedition to Kinburn. Orig. green cloth, gilt, a little worn & shaken.   £18

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