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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
 
 
BETTER TO DIE:  THE STORY OF THE GURKHAS., Bishop, Edward.
2 Bishop, Edward. BETTER TO DIE: THE STORY OF THE GURKHAS.
London New English Library 1976 450028461 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
157 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w plates, maps. "From the North West Frontier operations of the Victorian era to the storming of the Hill of Dargai in the 1897 Tirah campaign; from their victory over the Germans at Givenchy in 1914 to their Second World War exploits in South-East Asia, the Western Desert and Europe, the Gurkhas have shown extraordinary courage, skill and devotion to the British and Allied cause, often fighting against extreme odds. (This) is a fascinating account, a story characterised by immense courage and loyalty." Light browning to pages, faint small water mark to top of textblock, slight fading to top/bottom edges of boards. Dust jacket is price clipped, has very light edge wrinkling, faint water mark at bottom of spine, slight browning to spine and edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
3 Bishop, Edward. BETTER TO DIE: THE STORY OF THE GURKHAS.
London New English Library 1976 450028461 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good 
157 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H). B&w plates, maps. "From the North West Frontier operations of the Victorian era to the storming of the Hill of Dargai in the 1897 Tirah campaign; from their victory over the Germans at Givenchy in 1914 to their Second World War exploits in South-East Asia, the Western Desert and Europe, the Gurkhas have shown extraordinary courage, skill and devotion to the British and Allied cause, often fighting against extreme odds. (This) is a fascinating account, a story characterised by immense courage and loyalty." Very small bump/tear at top of front hinge, small bump at top corner of both boards and slight bump at top edge of rear board, light browning to edges of text block - a few foxing marks on top of text block, light color fading at top amd bottom edges, light browning to pages. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine ans flap-folds, crease at bottom edge of rear panel, very light rubbing 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ELITE FORCES OF INDIA AND PAKISTAN.  OSPREY MILITARY ELITE SERIES 41., Conboy, Ken.  Color plates by Paul Hannon.
4 Conboy, Ken. Color plates by Paul Hannon. ELITE FORCES OF INDIA AND PAKISTAN. OSPREY MILITARY ELITE SERIES 41.
(Osprey, London, 1992). 
64 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. B&w photos, 12 full-color plates. Covers the organization, equipment and appearance of the elite forces of India and Pakistan and their involvement in such arenas as Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Nepal, the Maldi ves, etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. VG+ 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
5 Farwell, Byron. THE GURKHAS.
W.W. Norton, New York, 1990. 
317 pp, 8vo (8 3/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 039330714X B&w photographs, reproductions, map. "The Gurkha regiments in the British Army are, quite simply, the finest infantrymen in the world. Recruited in the kingdom of Nepal since the early ninetee nth century, these short, wiry hillmen have served the kings and queens of Britain with such loyalty, tenacity, and incredible bravery that often the sound of their battle cry 'Ayo Gurkhali!' (roughly translated as 'Here come the Gurkhas!') h a s c a u s ed enemy soldiers to flee. The Gurkhas fought beside the British in the Indian Mutiny, in France and Mesopotamia during World War I, and in every theater during World War II. They have fought as well in countless small wars - 'the sav ag e w ar s of p eace' - including the Northwestern Frontier of India, Malaya, Borneo, and most recently the Falkland Islands. Their courage is legendary. Since 1911, when they first became eligible, thirteen Gurkhas have been awarded the Victori a C ro ss , a n unm atc hed record. This book will tell who the Gurkhas are and where they come from. It will describe their manners, customs, and character, and their history as soldiers, with special attention to their unique skills and remarkab le v alo r." In te rior - c lean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - Very minor rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
THE GURKHAS., James, Harold and Sheil-Small, Denis.  Foreword by Lieut.-General Sir Francis Tuker.
6 James, Harold and Sheil-Small, Denis. Foreword by Lieut.-General Sir Francis Tuker. THE GURKHAS.
Stackpole, Harrisburg, Pa., 1966, first American edition. 
291 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "For one hundred and fifty years the Gurkhas have been coming down from their mountain homes of Nepal to join the British Army. I n that time they have carved a reputation as the toughest, bravest and most lovable fighting troops in the world. Certainly they are the best known. (This book) tellls their exciting, humorous and moving story. The vast canvas ranges from t h e f o r mation of the first Gurkha Regiments on April 24, 1815, to their steadfastness during the Indian Mutiny, through the fierce nineteenth century wars on India's turbulent frontiers, into World War I in France, Mesopotamia, and Gallipoli. W e jo i n th em as they add further glory to their reputation during World War II in North Africa, Italy and the jungles of Burma. The post-war period tells of their activities in Malaya and Borneo, and of their last-ditch actions against the Ch ine se on t he co ld, bare mountains of India's disputed northern frontier. It is a story of great endurance, courage far beyond the call of duty, and of staunch loyalty to the British Crown. The Gurkhas suffered 45,000 casualties in the two W orld Wa rs. Th ey have won twelve VCs and countless other decorations for gallantry." Cigarette odor, book lightly cracked at page 113, light browning to edges of text block, very light edge wear, slight wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light wavin ess to f ore- edg e of text block. Dust jacket has several edge tears with creases and chips, browning on spine and flap-folds, general light edge wrinkling, light rubbing and soiling. Good/Fair 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
7 Kennett, Frances. With Caroline MacDonald-Haig. ETHNIC DRESS.
New York Facts on File 1995 0816031363 / 9780816031368 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
192 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). "The immensely rich diversity of folk costume throughout the world is brought together in a unique and superbly illustrated volume. (It) introduces the reader to contemporary costume from every corner of the globe, country by country, region by region. The book explores a succession of styles and fashions, which cover everything from the dashing tartan ensembles of the Scottish Highlands to the softly rustling grass skirts of the Pacific Islands. It shows the many-hued regional splendors of the Indian sari, the beautiful ceremonial robes of the North American Indian, the colorful togas of the African Berbers and the exquisitely embroidered clothes of the hill tribes that live in Southeast Asia. (It) discusses how social history, climate, dictates of religion and other factors have affected how people dress and how their costumes have been adapted over the years. (This) is an essential reference book on folk costume for both the professional and the interested amateur. Never before has such a detailed text been combined with informative maps and about 500 glorious full-color photographs in one book." Minor wrinkling at top of spine, minor edge wear, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has light rubbing - faint rub lines on rear panel, very light edge wrinkling with minor wear, wrinkling at top of spine with tiny tears. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
MY LIFE STORY.  Plus: THE BRIGADE OF GURKHAS.  Plus: CARD., Limbu, Rambahadur, Lieutenant, VC - as told to Warrant Officer Class II Kulbahadur Rai.  Introduction by Major C.E. Maunsell.
8 Limbu, Rambahadur, Lieutenant, VC - as told to Warrant Officer Class II Kulbahadur Rai. Introduction by Major C.E. Maunsell. MY LIFE STORY. Plus: THE BRIGADE OF GURKHAS. Plus: CARD.
London The GURKHA WELFARE TRUSTS Stapled in Wraps Very Good Signed by Author
Unpaginated (20 pp), undated (c1978), 10" H. Signed on title page: "R B Limbu V.C. 12 Aug 78" then, in other hands: "Pipe Major 10 GR J. B. Rai / Pipe Major Yom Bahadur Gurung (QGE)". (GR = Gurkha Rifles / QGE = Queen's Gurkha Engineers.) B&w photographs. A short biography of Rambahadur Limbu's life before and during his time with the Gurkha Rifles, including the text of the Official Citation detailing how he came to be awarded the Victoria Cross. Also included: a pamphlet, 9" H, stapled in wraps, with colour and b&w photographs, "The Brigade of Gurkhas", with Foreword by Major General D G T Horsford, CBE DSO, Major General, The Brigade of Gurhkas, containing: Gurkha Origin and History; The Gurkha's Background; Gurkha recruitment and training; The Brigade of Gurhkas; The Brigade of Gurkhas Band Contingent 1971; The Gurkhas, Bravest of the Brave, by Sir Arthur Bryant; Gurkha VC's (up to 1945); Legendary - But true stories; The Pensioner's Song; Return to Civilian Life: The Gurkha Welfare Appeal. Plus: A colour card (6 1/16" H x 5 1/16" W) "6th Gurkha Rifles" after a water colour by Major A.C. Lovett, 1910 - signed on back: "Rambahadur Limbu V.C. / Capt Kaman Sing Gurung / Kesar Limbu". An interesting grouping of three items in total. Interiors - 'The Brigade of Gurkhas' has a faint dampness mark at bottom edge of last two pages and rear cover. Exteriors - 'My Life Story' has light soiling/rubbing on rear cover and very light edge wear, 'The Brigade of Gurkhas' has very light rubbing, very light tiny foxing marks and a few very small stains on front cover, very light edge wear, a few light wrinkles at bottom edge of rear cover. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
POEMS., Noyce, Wilfrid.  (Cuthbert Wilfrid Francis Noyce.)  Foreword by Frances Cornford.
9 Noyce, Wilfrid. (Cuthbert Wilfrid Francis Noyce.) Foreword by Frances Cornford. POEMS.
London Heinemann 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good Signed by Author
98 pp, 8 3/4" H. Light green cloth with silver lettering on spine. Signed, with an underscore, on front free endpaper by Wilfrid Noyce, British mountaineer and author. Noyce was a climbing member of the 1953 British Expedition that made the first ascent of Mount Everest. Poems include: Mountains and Hills; Hell Gate; A Prayer for Everest; Icefall; Swiss Tents on the South Col; The Snowslide; Before the Last Climb; Delhi Plain; Himalayan Window; Nepalese Village; Cholderton in Wiltshire; Two Verses in the Black-out, 1940; Lazaretto; King's College Bridge, 1946; etc., arranged under the headings: Mountain Sequence; Whoe'er She Be; People, Places, Seasons; Moods; Interpretations. Wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fading and slight browning to spine and at top edge of boards, one very small corner bump and two slight very small corner bumps, six very tiny marks on fore-edge of text block, four very tiny dents on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - a little more at top of spine and flap-folds with small tears archivally tape on inside, light browning on spine, very light browning on flap folds and top edge of flaps, tiny red ink mark at fore-edge of front flap, slight general toning, water stain at bottom 1 1/2" of spine, one small edge tear archivally taped, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 225.00 USD
 
 
BRITAIN'S BRIGADE OF GURKHAS (THE 2nd K.E.O. GOORKHA RIFLES; THE 6th Q.E.O. GURKHA RIFLES; THE 7th D.E.O. GURKHA RIFLES; THE 10th P.M.O. GURKHA RIFLES).  FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES., Smith, E.D.  Introduction by Lt-General Sir Brian Horrocks.
10 Smith, E.D. Introduction by Lt-General Sir Brian Horrocks. BRITAIN'S BRIGADE OF GURKHAS (THE 2nd K.E.O. GOORKHA RIFLES; THE 6th Q.E.O. GURKHA RIFLES; THE 7th D.E.O. GURKHA RIFLES; THE 10th P.M.O. GURKHA RIFLES). FAMOUS REGIMENTS SERIES.
Leo Cooper, London, 1973. 
176 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Ex-library. ISBN 085521130 B&w plates. "To find the origin of the Gurkha soldier we must go back to the year 1814 - a year in which the British Army fought a war agaisnt one of the toughest enem ies it had ever encountered, before or since: the Gurkhas. Since that year, when they were finally forced to unwilling subjection, the Gurkhas have been 'on our side' in every war fought by Great Britain. One regiment of Gurkhas became te n , a n d i n the latter part of the nineteenth century they fought shoulder to shoulder with British soldiers at Bhurtpore, in the Sikh War, in the Indian Mutiny and the Afghan War. In the First World War, Gurkha battalions were to be found wh er ev e r th e f ig ht ing was most deadly: in France, at Gallipoli, in Palestine and Mesopotamia. For Gurkha regiments there was no 'peacetime' in its literal sense between the two world wars, for they constantly stood watch on India's North-West Fro nti er . An d in th e S econd World War Nepal sent nearly a quarter of a million men to fight against Germany and Japan. The end of the war against Japan brought no peace to the Far East; it also produced the partition of India and the inevit able run dow n of t he In dian Arm y Gurkha regiments. Great Britain retained the 2nd, 6th, 7th and 10th Gurkha Rifles, while the remaining six regiments remained in the newly consituted Indian Army. Brigadier 'Birdie' Smith - himself a distin guish ed an d mu ch deco rat ed G urkha offi cer - tells the story of these four regiments, now known as Britain's Brigade of Gurkhas. It is a story of gallantry in battle, of unswerving loyalty and fortitude." Ex-college library copy with old t ape ma rks on boar ds and li ght old t ape ma rks on free endpapers/adjacent pages, presentation label tipped in on free front endpaper, three college stamps inside, light edge wear, two small corner bumps, bump at top of rear hinge/rear board, sl ight bu mp on t op edg e o f front boa rd, li ght bro wning a nd light water marks on top of textblock, slight fading to spine and top/bottom edges of boards. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, small piece of old tape and small tape mark on in side, pl ain whit e label on spine (c overs old la bel mark ). Good reading copy only. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
INDIAN DEFENCE REVIEW.  JULY 1989., Thomas, Mathew, Lieutenant General, ed.  (R.H. Tahiliani, Vir Narain, S.S. Randhawa, S. Nagra, Ravi Rikhye, D. Banerjee, E.A. Vas, S.G. Vombatkere, E. D'Souza, Satyindra Singh, N. Browne, Mahindra Singh, K.S. Pendse, B.D. Kapur, Randhir Sinh, G. Kan
11 Thomas, Mathew, Lieutenant General, ed. (R.H. Tahiliani, Vir Narain, S.S. Randhawa, S. Nagra, Ravi Rikhye, D. Banerjee, E.A. Vas, S.G. Vombatkere, E. D'Souza, Satyindra Singh, N. Browne, Mahindra Singh, K.S. Pendse, B.D. Kapur, Randhir Sinh, G. Kan INDIAN DEFENCE REVIEW. JULY 1989.
Tri-Service Press, London, 1989. 
221 pp, small 4to (10 13/16" H), hard cover with pictorial boards - no dust jacket. Maps. Contents include: Grappling with the dynamics of nuclear strategy: Policy formulation for a nuclear India; Reorganizing Indian armour; People's War under modern conditions - China's emerging military doctrine; Nuclear China: The equation with India; Glacier warfare: The Indian Army experiences a new dimension in high-altitude warfare; Petroleum depletion fall-out and alternatives for petroleum-based propulsion; US attack on Libya: Operation El Dorado Canyon; Nepal: the ongoing impasse; Exploding the Pakistan bogy; Future battlefield surveillance and intelligence in a corps zone; Weapons and equipment - An overview; etc., etc. Minor edge wear to boards, tiny bump at top of front board, light rubbing, light browning to edges of textblock, slight waviness to fore-edge of texblock. VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
 


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