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Military History - Colonial & Other Wars - General Section
Colonial & Other Wars - General Section
This section features all of the important conflicts following the English Civil War, through to the end of the 19th Century. This was the period that saw the meteoric rise of the British Empire, the breakaway of the American Colonies - followed by their own bloody Civil War & many wars in far flung dominions. 
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DIARY OF THE SIEGE OF LADYSMITH: NO.7. THE SIEGE DIARY OF WILLIAM WATSON

Oct 1899 - Feb 1900. William Watson was born in Far Headingley near Leeds in 1833. At the age of 17 he was sent by his father on the SS John Bright, arriving in Durban in May 1851. At the time of the siege he was living in Princess Street with his married daughter and her husband's family. This is part of a series based on records letters and diaries of those who were there.

1989, Ladysmith Historical Soc., , 0620140895,< C-01>,39pp, Family tree. 2 illustrations, good in card covers. bookplate on inside page., 0, CARD
Subject...Colonial & Other Wars
Web No. 22597-01..............................£10.00 

ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE EXPEDITION TO THE CRIMEA

No date but believed to be c1857. A bound collection of what appears to be a newspaper partwork on the Crimean War which took place between October 1853 and February 1856. There are seven short volumes, each of 16 pages (except for Number One which has 24 pages. The various parts are entitled 'The Battle of the Alma and the Investment and Siege of Sebastopol' (Parts One and Two), 'The Bombardment of Sebastopol to the Battle of Inkerman' (Part Three), 'The Great Hurricane in the Black Sea' (Part Four), 'The Storming of Sebastopol' (Part Five) and 'The Second Bombardment) (Part Six). The front board and first few pages are partly detaching, as is the top two thirds of the spine and there is light foxing throughout. Despite this, the text and engravings are clear and complete throughout.

1857, Henry Lea, , ,< C-01>,Large format, 104pp, numerous engravings, , ,
Subject...Colonial & Other Wars
Web No. 6407-01..............................£25.00 

NAVAL BRIGADE DESPATCHES

"Copies of Despatches in Regard to the Naval Brigade in South Africa" during the Boer War. Originally published in 1901, this 1983 edition was limited to 110 copies of which this copy is no. 49.

1983, Boer War Books, , ,< C-01>,58pp, 2 plates, folding map, large format, green cloth, near fine, number 49 of 110 copies, ,
Subject...Colonial & Other Wars
Web No. 11843-01..............................£30.00 

OFFICIAL HISTORY OF THE WAR: THE WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA 1899-1900

A limited edition reprint, published on the 100th anniversary of the Anglo-Boer War, of the German General Staff Official History of the War in South Africa. They were produced for the instruction of officers and contain reviews of the theatre of war, the forces, tactics, armaments and equipment. There are analyses of the battles of Colenso, Magersfontein and Cronje, plus events in Natal and the Southeast of the Free State up to the relief of Ladysmith

1998, Battery Press, Limited edition reprint, 0898392853,< C-01>,2 Volume set: Vol I 280pp, 9 maps, 2 illustrations. Vol II 374pp, 9 maps, 5 ills, New - Green cloth with black/gold lettering, ,
Subject...Colonial & Other Wars
Web No. 27696-02..............................£56.00 

PICTORIAL HISTORY OF THE RUSSIAN WAR 1854-5-6 WITH MAPS, PLANS AND WOOD ENGRAVINGS

Published by W. & R. Chambers, Edinburgh and London in 1856, with a prefix by 'G. D.', this is a comprehensive history of the war in the Crimea, the events leading up to it, and the treaties and conventions which followed which are detailed in an Appendix. Amongst the topics covered there are chapters on Alliance of the Western Powers with Turkey, Naval Operations in the North in 1854-5, Winter at Sebastopol and Scutari 1854-5, The Siege of Sebastopol, and Diplomocy - Vienna Conferences to the Peace. Illustrated by a colour frontispiece depicting the siege of Sebastopol on 9th September 1855 and numerous colour maps and plans as well as woodcut engravings, the book may have been rebound. It is presented in green boards with half leather spine and boards. Binding is tight.

1856, W & R Chambers Ltd, , ,< C-01>,584pp, numerous illustrations and colour maps, Good, ,
Subject...Colonial & Other Wars
Web No. 5055-01..............................£55.00 

STORIA ILLUSTRATA. NUMERO SPECIALE LUGLIO 1965. LA RIVOLUZIONE MESSICANA

50 anni dopo e per la prima volta in Italia il piu completo documentario sulla terrificante avventura di Pancho Villa E Zapata. Good in paper covers

1965, Mondadori, , ,< C-01>,, , Ital.text, CARD
Subject...Colonial & Other Wars
Web No. 37505-01..............................£10.00 

THE DELHI MAGAZINE VCs

On 11th May 1857 nine soldiers defended the Magazine of Delhi for more than four hours against large numbers of rebels and mutineers. Eventually they blew it up to save the armamenet falling into rebel hands. Only three of the defenders survived and they were subsequently awarded the Victoria Cross. This is a very scarce pamphlet produced by the Royal Army Ordnance Corp for its museum. It contains a contemporary account, map, biographical notes of the medal recipients, and information about the memorial.

1988, Private Regimental Pub., , ,< C-01>,14pp photographs, map., very good in card covers., , CARD
Subject...Colonial & Other Wars
Web No. 34942-01..............................£25.00 

THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR CASUALTY ROLL: THE NATAL FIELD FORCE 20TH OCT 1899 - 26TH OCT 1900

A casualty roll by regiment including Hussars, Royal Field Artillery 1st Liverpool, 1st and 2nd Devonshire, 2nd Royal West Surrey, Lancashire Fusiliers, Scottish Borderers and many more. Includes the battles at Spion Kop, Ladysmith, Potgieters Drift, Colenso and Pretoria.

1980, J. B. Hayward Pubs. Ltd, , ,< C-01>,Large Format., Slightly rubbed at edges. very good, , CARD
Subject...Colonial & Other Wars
Web No. 34200-01..............................£40.00 

THE SOUTH AFRICAN WAR CASUALTY ROLL: THE SOUTH AFRICAN FIELD FORCE 11TH OCT 1899 - JUNE 1902

A list of casualties by regiment. Tables include name and number of casualty the nature of the injury or cause of death and location.

1982, J. B. Hayward Pubs. Ltd, , ,< C-01>,Large Format, Yellow covers slightly marked. Good, , CARD
Subject...Colonial & Other Wars
Web No. 34201-01..............................£40.00 

THE STORY OF THE GOOD SHIP BOUNTY AND HER MUTINEERS AND MUTINIES IN THE HIGHLAND REGIMENTS

Bound with THE STORY OF THE INDIAN MUTINY. An unusual volume 'Printed for The Booksellers' in London in 1880. It is the full story of the mutiny on HMS Bounty in 1789, followed by accounts of seven mutinies in Highland Regiments of the British Army between 1743 and 1795. There is then a bound in, but separate 224 page book, recounting the Indian Mutiny 1857-58. The whole volume is bound in embossed, decorative brown leather with an attractive raised coloured floral emblem on the front board. There is light foxing and slight water staining internally, but all text is good and the binding is tight.

1880, Private Publication, , ,< C-01>,384pp, frontispiece illustrations, Good, ,
Subject...Colonial & Other Wars
Web No. 8290-01..............................£40.00 

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