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THE SOUTH WALES BORDERERS 24th FOOT 1689-1937., Atkinson, C.T.
1 Atkinson, C.T. THE SOUTH WALES BORDERERS 24th FOOT 1689-1937.
Regimental History Committee, n.p., 1937 (printed by Cambridge University Press, Cambridge). 
601 pp + 4 fold-out maps at rear, small 4to (10" H), hard cover (dark green cloth with gold lettering/decoration on spine/front board) - no dust jacket. Map on front endpapers, tissue-covered frontispiece, b&w and colour plates (including colour un iform studies by Simkin), b&w illustrations, maps throughout text + 4 fold-out maps at rear - collated. Contents: Foreword; Preface; List of Colonels; The Raising of the Regiment - Ireland; Service at Sea - Camaret Bay and Catalonia; Marl b o r o u g h ' s Wars - The Earlier Campaigns and Blenheim; Marlborough's Wars - Ramillies: Oudenarde: Lille; Marlborough's Wars: Malplaquet and after; Ireland - Vigo - A Long Peace; Cartagena; Home Service - Minorca; The Second Battalion - Coasta l Ex pe di ti on s; T he Seven Years War - Westphalia; Gibraltar - Ireland - The American Rebellion - Saratoga; Reconstruction - Home Service - Canada again - Egypt; War renewed - Another Second Battalion - The Cape; The Second Battalion at Home - O rde red to th e P eni nsu la - Talavera; The Peninsular War - Torres Vedras - Fuentes; The Peninsular War - Salamanca - Burgos; The Peninsular War - Vittoria - The Pyrenees; The Peninsular War - France - The Second Battalion Disbanded; The Unlu cky Voy age - In dia - Th e Ne apul Wa r; Home Service - Canada again - Back to India; The Second Sikh War - Chilianwala; India - The Mutiny - Another Second Battalion formed - Peace-time Services; South Africa: The Kaffir War; South Africa - Isan dhlw ana; Sout h Afr ica - Ror ke's Drift : Th e Recovery of the Colour; The South Wales Borderers - Burma; South Africa - To the Occupation of Johannesburg; South Africa Concluded; From South Africa to the Great War; The Great War 1914-1918 - The R egula rs, S pecia l Rese ves and Te rrito rials; The Great War - The Service Battalions; Since the Conclusion of the Great War; Appendices: Roll of Officers; War Memorials; The 18th and 24th Battalions, Australian Military Forces; Index of higher f ormati ons an d unit s; Inde x of person s and places; Gene ral Index. This volume was in the signet Library Edinburgh. It has "Signet Library" and a small number written in pen on front pastedown, oval library stamp on verso of free front endpa per and on hal f-title page wi th so me very light ink offs et on adjacent page (light erasure marks in center of the stamps), small 5 digit number written in ink on copyright page, minor soiling to endpapers, small soft crease at top corner of ap prox. pa ges 290 to 390, light rub bing a nd a few light soiling marks on boards, bump to top corner of front board - very small bump at bottom corner, three small shallow bumps on edges of rear board, light edge wear and wrinkling at top/bottom o f spine, light we ar at co rners, des crete " Signet Li brary" in gold l etteri ng on spine, light browning and minor soiling on fore-edge of textblock, shelf soiling on bottom of textblock. Good+ 
Price: 365.00 USD
 
 
THE ZULU WAR: ISANDHLWANA TO ULUNDI., Barthorp, Michael.
2 Barthorp, Michael. THE ZULU WAR: ISANDHLWANA TO ULUNDI.
Cassell, London, 2002, reprint. 
181 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 0304362700. Profusely illustrated in b&w with photographs, reproductions, drawings, maps, battle plans. "The illustrated history of the 1879 Zulu War from the Isandhlwana disaster to the famous defen ce of Rorke's Drift, the battle of Gingindhlovu ('Gin, Gin, I love you' to the British soldiers of the time) and the ultimate defeat of the Zulu army at Ulundi. Michael Barthorp's vivid account of this famous campaign is supported by a su p e r b c o l l e ction of early war photographs and includes orders of battle for both the British and Zulu armies." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very minor rubbing. NF 
Price: 19.95 USD
 
 
PRINCE IMPERIAL., Bibesco, Marthe, Princess.  Translated by Roland Gant.
3 Bibesco, Marthe, Princess. Translated by Roland Gant. PRINCE IMPERIAL.
Grey Walls, London, 1949, first British edition. 
204 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "Princess Bibesco has taken for her novel the story of the son of Napoleon III. Brought up in the Bonaparte tradition and used as a political instrument by his parents, who exploited his popularity with the French people as a means to consolidate their regime, he was forced to flee France when the Prussians inflicted the crushing defeat of 1870. He came to England and later became an officer in the British Army and was killed i n the Zulu War. Princess Bibesco tells the story of his life and his love affair with an English girl with all the vividness and delicacy which characterizes her historical novels such as the well-known 'Katia', on which was based the fil m . " F o x i n g on endpapers, light soiling a few tiny foxing marks on edges of textblock, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light edge rubbing, very small bubble in cloth on front board. Dust jacket has small chips and tears, browning to spine an d fl a p- fo ld s, l ight to moderate rubbing/soiling on rear panel, moderate edge wear/wrinkling. Good+/Fair 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
4 Glover, Michael. RORKE'S DRIFT.
Wordsworth, (Ware, Hertfordshire, 1997). 
146 pp, 8vo (8 1/2"H), soft cover. ISBN 1853266736 B&w photos, map, and reproductions. "...although the Defence of Rorke's Drift falls far short of being a turning-point of history, it certainly represented the epitome of the bravery and dogged e ndurance of the British soldier fighting for Queen and Empire, and as such provided just the sort of publicity Mr Gladstone needed at that moment. Michael Glover shows how this undoubted act of bravery was exploited for political ends and why i t r e sulted in the award of more VC's than any other single action since the medal was instituted. Mr. Glover has written a 'military history' with a difference." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor s cu ff on s pine, one very small soft corner crease. Very Good+ 
Price: 7.50 USD
 
 
THE SOUTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGN, 1879.  WITH NEW INDEX BY JOHN YOUNG.  ISBN 1-85567-203-3, Mackinnon, J.B. and Shadbolt, Sydney.
5 Mackinnon, J.B. and Shadbolt, Sydney. THE SOUTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGN, 1879. WITH NEW INDEX BY JOHN YOUNG. ISBN 1-85567-203-3
Greenhill, London, (1995), reprint of 1882 edition. 
397 pp, small 4to (10 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. 2 maps on fold-out at rear, 62 b&w photos of officers who lost their lives during the campaign. "In January 1979, Victorian Britain was horrified by the news of the disaster at Isandhlwana, where the Zulus surprised and massacred a British Army column of over 1,300 men. This defeat was followed by the heroic defence of the mission station at Rorke's Drift where no less than eleven Victoria Crosses were won. After minor set backs, British columns rapidly advanced into Zululand and after fighting a number of major battles, occupying strategic positions en route, they subsequently fought and won the decisive battle of Ulundi, where the real military power of the Zulu nation was ended forever. This volume contains: Cabinet photographs and biographical notices of sixty-two officers of the British Army and Navy who lost their lives during the campaign, including that of Lieutenant Thirkill of the 88th Regt., which did not appear in the original edition of 1880; Summaries of all the British Regiments and Naval Brigades in the field; Separate records of almost every British Officer engaged; Accurate accounts of the various engagements; Maps etc." "A significant feature of this new edition is an extensive index compiled by Anglo-Zula War historian John Young, giving the name, rank and unit designation of every officer, and the battles at which they fought". Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few soft creases on fold-out. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, tiny dent on rear hinge, tiny stain on inside surface, minor wear at top of spine. VG+/VG 
Price: 70.00 USD
 
 
JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH.  DECEMBER, 1965.  VOL. XLIII.  NO. 176., McGuffie, T.H., ed.  (T.H. McGuffie, F.W.D. Jackson, H.G. Farmer, Major A. McK. Annand, A.S. Mathews, Raymond Lemmy, Major G. Tylden, et al.)
6 McGuffie, T.H., ed. (T.H. McGuffie, F.W.D. Jackson, H.G. Farmer, Major A. McK. Annand, A.S. Mathews, Raymond Lemmy, Major G. Tylden, et al.) JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR ARMY HISTORICAL RESEARCH. DECEMBER, 1965. VOL. XLIII. NO. 176.
Society for Army Historical Research, London, 1965. 
Paging runs 167 - 222, 10" H, soft cover. One colour plate, 2 pages sepiatone illustrations, 2 b&w maps. Contents include: "The Sword Dance", The 93rd (Sutherland) Highlanders in 1853, as Portrayed by D. Cunliffe; Isandhlwana, 1879 - The Sources Re-examined, Part III; The King's Trumpets; Indian Mutiny Letters of Lieutenant William Hargood, 1st Madras Fusiliers / Notes: The Battle Honours of the French Infantry; The "Six Old Corps" in Britain and France; etc. / Question; Replies; Index. In terior - tiny corner crease at top corner of last few pages, minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, light browning, issue number written in ink on s p i n e . Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE WASHING OF THE SPEARS: A HISTORY OF THE RISE OF THE ZULU NATION UNDER SHAKA AND ITS FALL IN THE ZULU WAR OF 1879., Morris, Donald R.
7 Morris, Donald R. THE WASHING OF THE SPEARS: A HISTORY OF THE RISE OF THE ZULU NATION UNDER SHAKA AND ITS FALL IN THE ZULU WAR OF 1879.
Simon & Schuster, New York, 1986, reprint. 
655 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 067163108X B&w photographs, maps/battle plans. "(The) definitive account of a tragic and awe-inspiring story: the rise of the Zulu nation in southern Africa under the great ruler Shaka , and its fall under Cetshwayo in the Zulu War of 1879. For more than a century after the European landing at Capetown in the seventeenth century, the Boers had advanced unopposed into the vast interior of Africa. It was not until 1824 that E u r o p e ans came face to face with another expanding and imperial power, the Zulus - the most formidable nation in black Africa. That confrontation eventually culminated in a bitter war betwen the Zulu warriors and Victoria's British Army. It wa s th e la st despairing effort of Africans to stem the tide of white civilization. The result was a dramatic, legendary, and bloody defeat at Isandhlwana for the British; the aftermath was the defeat and fall of the remarkable Zulu nation." V e ry li ght w rin kli ng at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 19.95 USD
 
 
STORIES OF FAMOUS REGIMENTS., Warner, Philip.
8 Warner, Philip. STORIES OF FAMOUS REGIMENTS.
Arthur Baker, London, (1975). 
174 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w maps, photos, reproductions. "...drawing upon contemporary diaries and reports of campaigns ranging from the Napoleonic Wars, the Crimea, South Africa and India to the First and Second World Wars, (the author) has recreated some of the many acts of heroism performed by the British soldier. Futile though some of them may have eventually proved, such as the infamous Charge of the Light Brigade and the tragic stand at Maiwand, there is no doubting the outstanding courage of their perpetrators. The words of men who were present at the scenes of conflict described here, successful or otherwise, speak more clearly and movingly than any second hand account." Previous owner's name/date on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has minor edge wear. VG+/VG+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 


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