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ZULU WARRIORS: THE BATTLE FOR THE SOUTH AFRICAN FRONTIER.

by Laband, John.

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2014
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Fine
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First Edition
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9780300180312
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New Haven: Yale University Press, 2014. 345 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w maps, photographs, reproductions. "The Anglo-Zulu War, the most famous of Britain's late nineteenth-century campaigns of colonial conquest, was not fought in isolation. Along with the two Anglo-Pedi Wars, the Ninth Cape Frontier War and the Northern Border War, it was one in a brutal series of… Read more
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CAMILLO RICCHIARDI, ITALIAN BOER WAR HERO.

by Lupini, Mario.

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Published
1988
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Near Fine
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Limited edition - #286/1000 copies.
ISBN
9780947025489
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NZ$109.04

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Melville, RSA: Scripta Africana, 1988. 228 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), burgundy faux leather covers with gold lettering on spine and front board, top edge gilt, integral ribbon bookmark - in maroon pebbled slipcase. No. 286 of limited edition of 1,000 copies with limitation certificate signed by the Director after title page. Pictorial endpapers, b&w photographs. "Camillo Ricchiardi's love… Read more
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JEPPE'S MAP OF THE TRANSVAAL. SHEET NO. 3 (NORTH-EAST SECTION.)

by (Jeppe, Frederick A.)

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London, (1899): Edward Stanford Folding linen map (42 sections), approximately 28" W x 39" H - folds down to approximately 4 1/4" W x 7" H when enclosed in blue cloth-covered card covers bearing title "Jeppe's Map of the Transvaal / Sheet No. 3. Map shows Lydenburg to the southwest and British Protectorate at northwest (bordered by the Limpopo… Read more
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HARRY SMITH'S LAST THROW: THE EIGHTH FRONTIER WAR, 1850-1853.

by Smith, Keith. Foreword by Ian Knight.

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Published
2012
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Very Good+
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First Edition
ISBN
9781848326460
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London: Frontline, 2012. 310 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w maps, photographs, reproductions. "(T)ells the harrowing story of the Eighth Frontier War against the Xhosa people of the Eastern Cape, often from the viewpoint of those actually doing the fighting. This desperate struggle for land invoked an increasingly brutal style of warfare. The Xhosa had previously fought with some chivalry,… Read more
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VICTORIAN SOLDIERS.

by Reyes, Luis, Investigacion y Textos.

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Published
1987
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Very Good
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Madrid: Offset ALG, 1987. Card folder (9 1/4" H x 12 5/8" W) with decorated front panel, containing 8 colour plates (11 3/8 " H x 8 3/4" W) each showing multiple figures and 8 text sheets (11 5/8" H x 8 1/4" W) - **English text only**. The text sheets, one for each plate, give a short description… Read more
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THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT, 1883-1933.

by Fetherstonhaugh, R.C.

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Published
1981
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Near Fine
Edition
Reprint
ISBN
9780969085300
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NZ$79.96

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Fredericton, New Brunswick: Royal Canadian Regiment, 1981. 467 pp, 9 1/2" H. Dark blue buckram with gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/decoration on front board. Map endpapers, b&w photographs/reproductions, maps (fold-out), color plates. Contents: The Infantry School Corps; The North West Rebellion, 1885; The Corps Becomes a Regiment; Colonel Otter's Command; The Yukon Field Force; The… Read more
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SASKATCHEWAN HISTORY. VOL. XXI NO.s 1, 2 & 3. (WINTER, SPRING, AUTUMN 1968). PLUS INDEX.

by Turner, A.R.; Fergusson, C.B.; Pohrechy, Z.S; Jones, T.E.H.; Morgan, E.C.; Jackman, S.W.; Bowsfield, H.; Calderwood, W.; Roy, R.H.

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Published
1968
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Very Good -
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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Saskatchewan Archives Office, 1968. 120 pp in 3 volumes (complete year), 10" H. Single sheet Index to Volume XXI (1968) laid in. B&w illustrations. Articles: Surveying the International Boundary, The Journal of George M. Dawson; A Glimpse of 1885; Canada's Oldest Known Pictograph?; Soldier Settlement in the Prairie Provinces; The Rowbottom Diaries; Documents of Western History:… Read more
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THE BANNER OF BATTLE: THE STORY OF THE CRIMEAN WAR.

by Palmer, Alan.

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Published
1987
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780297790426
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London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1987. 289 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(P)uts the myths and preconceptions about The Charge of the Light Brigade, Florence Nightingale, the war guilt of Stratford de Redcliffe, the rivalry between Lord Cardigan and Lord Lucan and the patriotic fervour of the English into perspective. Military and naval events are woven… Read more
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BATTLE HONOURS OF THE BRITISH ARMY: FROM TANGIER 1662, TO THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE REIGN OF KING EDWARD VII.

by Norman, C.B.

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Published
1971
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Very Good
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Reprint
ISBN
9780715353981
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Newton Abbot: David & Charles Reprints, 1971. 500 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w maps, tables, plates. "(G)ives details of army battle honours from Tangiers, 1662, to the years of the Boer War. It recalls the glories of regiments which are now long gone, of famous battles like Blenheim, Mysore, Corunna, Sevastopol and Khartoum. Each section… Read more
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OUR LITTLE ARMY IN THE FIELD: THE CANADIANS IN SOUTH AFRICA, 1899-1902.

by Reid, Brian A.

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Published
1996
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Fine
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First Edition
ISBN
9781551250243
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NZ$36.35

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St. Catharines, Ontario: Vanwell, 1996. 206 pp, large 8vo (10" H). B&w photographs, maps. "The Boer War, 1899-1902, saw the first Canadian troops sent overseas to fight. Many units of the present Canadian army first distinguished themselves in South Africa, and still proudly bear the Battle Honours earned there. This is the story of the Canadian… Read more
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WITH THE GUARDS WE SHALL GO: A GUARDSMAN'S LETTERS IN THE CRIMEA, 1854-1855.

by Mabell, Countess of Airlie. (Strange Jocelyn.)

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Published
1933
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Good+
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First Edition
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London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1933. 322 pp, 8 3/4" H. Dark brown cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt insignia on front board. Colour frontispiece and 16 b&w plates (collated). Countess Airlie uses the letters of her great-uncle, Colonel Strange Jocelyn, to tell a highly personal history of the Crimean War. Some old glue residue and… Read more
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WE STAND ON GUARD: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE CANADIAN ARMY.

by Marteinson, John. With Brereton Greenhous, Stephen J. Harris, Norman Hillmer, William Johnston and William Rawling. Foreword By General A.J.C.D. de Chastelain.

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Published
1992
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Very Good+
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First Edition
ISBN
9782894290439
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Montreal: Ovale, 1992. 511 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "This book is the first to trace the development and actions of the Canadian Army in a completely illustrated colour format. In vivid narratives, in carefully selected photographs, in some of the best paintings and drawings from the finest… Read more
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THE THIN RED LINE OF BALACLAVA.

by Selby, John. Foreword by Major-General F.C. Graham.

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Published
1970
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Very Good -
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First Edition
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London: Hamish Hamilton, 1970. 257 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers, b&w and colour illustrations - photographs, reproductions, maps/battle plans. "(T)he Charge (of the Light Brigade) was only a vivid firework display on the fringe of the main action. It was the Highland Brigade and in particular the 93rd Highlanders, the 'Thin Red Line' of the title,… Read more
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THE ROAD TO BALAKLAVA: STUMBLING INTO WAR WITH RUSSIA.

by Troubetzkoy, Alexis S.

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Published
1986
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Very Good
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First Edition
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Toronto: Trafalgar Press, 1986. 215 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H). B&w reproductions, photographs, maps. "(S)kilfully traces the causes of the Crimean War and sketches a vivid picture of an age which made possible 'the world's most curious and unnecesary struggle'. Troubetzkoy ingeniously weaves together the varied developments in diplomacy, trade, nationalistic expression and personality conflict in the decade… Read more
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SAM STEELE: LION OF THE FRONTIER.

by Stewart, Robert.

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Published
1979
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780385135986
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Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 1979. 303 pp, 8 3/8" H. Map endpapers, b&w photographs. Inscribed on title page: "To Mr. Walter Loudon / an old Nor'Wester / Robert Stewart". "Young Sam Steele joined the North-West Mounted Police at its founding in the spring of 1873. His physical strength, skill with a horse, and determined character made him… Read more
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MOUNTED POLICE LIFE IN CANADA; A RECORD OF THIRTY-ONE YEARS' SERVICE.

by Deane, R. Burton, Captain.

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Published
1973
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Very Good+
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Facsimile Edition.
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Toronto: Coles, 1973. 312 pp, 8 5/8" H. Burgundy cloth with black title block, gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/banding on front board - one of the Coles Canadian Collection. Fold-out map. A facsimile of the edition published by Cassell and Company, London, 1916. "When Inspector Burton Deane left for Regina in 1883 to join the staff… Read more
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THE MAKING OF THE CANADIAN WEST; BEING THE REMINISCENCES OF AN EYE-WITNESS.

by MacBeth, R.G., Rev.

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Published
1973
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Near Fine
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Facsimile Edition.
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Toronto: Coles, 1973. 230 pp, 8 5/8" H. Burgundy cloth with black title block, gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt lettering/banding on front board - one of the Coles Canadian Collection. B&w photographs, drawings. A facsimile of the edition published by William Briggs, Toronto, 1898. "As a boy, R.G. MacBeth witnessed the struggle we now know as the… Read more
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THE DESTRUCTION OF LORD RAGLAN: A TRAGEDY OF THE CRIMEAN WAR 1854-55.

by Hibbert, Christopher.

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Published
1984
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Very Good+
ISBN
9780670800001
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Harmondsworth: Viking, 1984. 337 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). B&w maps, photographs. "In March 1954 an army of 30,000 men sailed from Portsmouth to the Crimea to defend the crumbling Turkish empire against invasion by Russia. Led by Lord Raglan, a veteran of Waterloo but, after forty years, out of touch with the realities of warfare, they… Read more
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BUTTERFLIES & BAYONETS: THE SOLDIER AS COLLECTOR.

by Rice, Elizabeth Talbot and Harding, Marion. Foreword by Ian G. Robertson.

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Published
1989
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Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780901721150
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London: National Army Museum, 1989. 40 pp, 11 11/16" H. B&w and colour illustrations. Discusses the role of the British Army and its officers in the growth of museum collections of artefacts, flora and fauna in Britain. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Fine/Very Good+.
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A MATTER OF HONOUR: AN ACCOUNT OF THE INDIAN ARMY, ITS OFFICERS AND MEN.

by Mason, Philip.

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Published
1974
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Very Good
Edition
First American Edition
ISBN
9780030129117
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New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1974. 582 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). Map endpapers, B&w photographs, reproductions, maps. "From the time of Clive to the violent days of Partition in 1947, British power in India was dependent upon the Indian Army. Only once was the link between the British officers and the Indian soldiers broken… Read more
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