History of the Guides, 1846 – 1922. Published 1938


History of The Guides 1846 – 1922. Gale & Polden Ltd. [Aldershot] 1938. 1st edition large 8vo [10 x 7¼ ins].

7 folding maps in rear pocket [Yusafzai, Palestine 1918, Black Mountain, Swat & Bajour, Waziristan, Egypt, Mohmand & Khyber], 11 maps bound in [March to Delhi 1857, Plan of Delhi, Ambela Espedition, Kohat & Jowaki, Kabul Residency, Afghanistan, Kabul, Panjkora, Malakand, Mesopotamia, & NW Persia, Syria & Palestine], frontispiece portrait of Sir Harry Lumden, 18 other illustartions from photographs, xv, 347pp. Original buff cloth boards with red gilt labels and regimental badge to upper bevelled board, a few marks to upper board but a completely sound copy with clean text block and all maps complete and neatly folded.  One of the most comprehensive Indian regimental histories, appendices include lists of British and Indian officers. Perkins p 409 describes this as full and readable…an exemplary history.     jan8/2

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