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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   47 Books
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The Journal of the Royal United Service Institution. Vol. XL, No. 221, July, 1896-Vol. XL, No. 226, December 1896. Six monthly issues of the RUSI Jouranl bound together, 801pp., in all, 6 plates, num. maps & sketches (many fldg.). RUSI. Contemp.  #60925
[HLMainPic] The premier forum of its time for articles on campaigns & theory, Naval & Military Notes, announcements of new publications, book reviews, notes on military manoeuvres &c. The volume offered here includes articles on A Visit to The Lines of Torres Vedras; Chitral 1895 with the 2nd Brigade (including action at Malakand &c.); Ashanti Expeditionary Force 1895-96; Operations of the Bulawayo Field Force in March & April 1896, &c. Contemp. binder's cloth, gilt, somewhat well-read but sound copy, VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
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
BILCLIFFE (John) Well Done the 68th: The Durhams in the Crimea & New Zealand 1854-1866. 1st Ed., x+347pp., 145 illus., 5 maps. VG in dw. Chippenham: Picton. 1995  #61795
[HLMainPic] Based on the letters & diaries of eleven officers & men who participated in these campaigns, plus Roll of Hon., awards, biographical details of many officers & soldiers. Well illustrated & acclaimed history. VG in dw. Se illustration on our website.   £35
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.   £145
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
CALLWELL (Maj.-Gen. Sir C.E., KCB) The Memoirs of Major-General Sir Hugh McCalmont KCB, CVO. 1st Ed., 295pp., 16 plates, 3 maps/plans. Hutchinson. 1924  #62092
[HLMainPic] Cavalry officer (9th Lancers 1865) in many campaigns inc. Red River, Ashanti War, Zulu & Transvaal Wars, Marri Expedition, Tel-el-Kebir, the Nile &c. Orig. pale blue cloth, gilt, little chipped & sunned, generally VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £45
DU CANE (Brig.-Gen. J.P., CB) The Campaign in Alsace, August, 1870. 1st Ed., xv+174pp., 8 fldg. maps in end-pocket. Hugh Rees. 1912  #62348
[HLMainPic] Useful treatise based on author's lectures delivered at the Staff College in 1907. Orig. red cloth, gilt, ex-Officers' Reference Lib. with label & several stamps, some marking to cloth, VG thus. See illustration on our website.   £35
DUKE (George) The Life of Major-General Worge, Colonel of the 86th Regiment of Foot, & Governor of Senegal, in Africa. With an Account of the Settlements of Senegal & Goree. 1st Ed., vii+152pp. (& tipped-in errata slip), drawing of Dettingen medal, sketch of Culloden, hand-coloured fldg. map of West Africa & another hand-coloured map of "The Island of Senaga or St. Louis 1759." Parker, Furnivall, & Parker. 1844  #62095
[HLMainPic] An old bookseller's catalogue note attached to front paste-down (describing this copy) states: "This book was owned by Lt.-Col. G. Osborn Smith, 1st Royal Irish Fusiliers, whose grandfather was a nephew of Worge. Notes & underlining on the family connections are made in the text. Worge fought at Culloden & on the Continent & was later sent to Senegal as Governor, where he ousted the French. There are accounts of Dettingen & Fontenoy... Bumped & worn corners. Spine worn at ends & hinges glued where split." This description still stands, with my addition that it is inscribed by Col. Osborn Smith to paste-down, the binding is original red cloth, blindstamped & gilt, generally VG, & rare. See illustrations on our website.   £375
DURAND (Sir M.) The Life of Field-Marshal Sir George White, V.C., G.C.B., G.C.S.I., G.C.M.G., G.C.V.O., G.C.I.E., O.M., D.C.L., LL.D. 1st Ed., 2 Vols., x+448 & viii+328pp., portrait frontis. to each Vol., 23 illus., 15 maps. Blackwood. 1915  #59999
[HLMainPic] Distinguished services including Indian Mutiny with the Inniskillings at Fort Attock &c.; Afghanistan 1879-80 with the Gordon Highlanders (VC at Charasia; march from Kabul to Kandahar; Siege of Sherpur &c.); Nile 1884; brigade commander in Burma 1885-86; conducted Zhob Valley Expedition, 1890-91; C-in-C in India, 1893-98; Boer War (Siege of Ladysmith &c.). Orig. red cloth, gilt, ex-circ. lib., rather rubbed & worn, & the sp. gilt of Vol. II darkened, sound however, & very scarce. Inexpensive set. See illustration on our website.   £90
FITZGERALD (Rear Adml. C.C. Penrose) Life of Vice Admiral Sir George Tryon, KCB. 1st Ed., xvi+402pp., 2 portraits, 21 other illus. Blackwood. 1897  #61668
[HLMainPic] Crimean War with the Fleet in Battle of Sinope & Bombardment of Odessa & ashore with the Naval Brigade; Abyssinia 1868. Orig. blue cloth, gilt VG. See illustration on our website.   £45

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