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Other Campaigns & Wars Other Campaigns & Wars, Including Crimean War, Russo-Japanese war, New Zealand, China &c., also memoirs and biographies that contain accounts of several campaigns   53 Books
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The Happy Warrior: A Short Account of the Life of David, 9th Earl of Airlie. 1st Ed., [iv]+168pp., portrsit, plate of grave near Diamond Hill, several diagrams, tipped-in conditions of service for Hampshire Carabiniers Yeomanry. Winchester: Jacob & Johnson, Printed for Private Circulation Only. 1901  #60224
[HLMainPic] Fine memorial to Lt.-Col. David William Stanley Ogilvie, who was KiA commanding 12th Lancers at Diamond Hill. Ed. Eton & Sandhurst, comm. 10th Hussars 1876. Contains letters from India, Afghan War 1878, Soudan 1884-85 (wounded Abu Klea) & Boer War 1899-1900. Orig. maroon cloth, gilt, VG & rare. See illustrations on our website.   £225
Johnstons' New Map of the Crimea. With a Plan of the Town & Port of Eupatoria. And A Sketch Map Shewing the Relative Position of the Crimea with the Seat of War in the East. 1855. Fldg. paper chromo. lithograph map, 10 miles:1-inch, 68x53 cm approx., joints split, so in six pieces, fairly basic map but the inset of Eupatoria (& its Batteries & Works of Defence), where the Allies landed in early September 1854, is unusual & interesting. Edinburgh: W. & A.K. Johston. Contemp.  #60004
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ALLEN (W.E.D.) & MURATOFF (Paul) Caucasian Battlefields: A History of the Wars on the Turco-Caucasian Border 1828-1921. 1st Ed., xxii+614pp., 8 plates, 39 maps (some fldg.). Cambridge Univ. Press. 1953  #60100
[HLMainPic] Highly acclaimed scholarly study inc. Russian conquest of Caucasia, Crimean War, Russo-Turkish war of 1877-78, the Caucasus in WW1 &c. Nice 1st Ed., orig. blue cloth, gilt, VG throughout. See illustration on our website.   £95
ANGLESEY (Marquess of) A History of the British Cavalry 1816-1919. Vol. II, 1851-1871. 1st Ed., 519pp., 45 plates, 15 maps, + sketches & plans. dw. Cooper. 1975  #56220
[HLMainPic] Now standard history, this vol. including the Crimean War & Indian Mutiny. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £35
ANGLESEY (Marquess of) A History of the British Cavalry 1816-1919. Vol. III: 1872-1898. 1st Ed., 478pp., 61 illus., 18 maps. VG in dw. Cooper. 1982  #56219
[HLMainPic] The now standard history of British Cavalry, this vol. includes Zulu & Transvaal Wars, 2nd Afghan Wars, Egypt & the Sudan, &c. VG in dw. See illustration on our website.   £35
ASHMEAD-BARTLETT (Ellis) With the Turks in Thrace. 1st Ed., x+335pp., frontis., 35 illus. plan & fldg. map. Heinemann. 1913  #60104
[HLMainPic] Special Correspodnent of the 'Daily Telegraph' with Turkish Army in war with Bulgaria. Orig. green cloth, silver gilt, VG, nice copy. See illustration on our website.   £50
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
BLEBY (Lt. Cdr. Arthur) The Victorian Naval Brigades. 1st Ed., viii+184pp., illus. & maps. Caithness: Whittles Pubg. 2006  #58017
[HLMainPic] Useful & readable accounts of the Naval Brigades in the Crimean War; Indian Mutiny; Abyssinia; Ashanti; Zulu War; Tel-el-Kebir; Siege of Khartoum, Boer War & Boxer Rebellion. Orig. pictorial boards (as issued), VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
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
BRICE (Christopher) The Thinking Man's Soldier: The Life & Career of General Sir Henry Brackenbury 1837-1914. 1st Ed., xxvii+336pp., 18 illus., 2 maps. VG in dw. Helion. 2012  #58234
[HLMainPic] Commissioned RA 1856, served in Indian Mutiny, became Professor of Military History at RMA Woolwich. A Wolseley protege, he saw service with him in Ashanti, Natal, Zululand & the Sudan, later occupying senior staff positions including Head of the Intelligence Branch at the War Office. An influential reformer of the Army, author of numerous articles & several major campaign histories. Signed by author. See illustration on our website.   £20

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