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1907: Securing the frontier
Frontier and Overseas Expeditions from India.
Compiled in the Intelligence Branch, Division of the Chief of the Staff, Army Head Quarters, India. In six volumes. Vol. I: Tribes north of the Kabul river. Vol. II (1908): North-west frontier tribes between the Kabul and Gumal rivers. Vol. III (1910): Baluchistan and the first Afghan War. Vol. IV (1907): North and north-eastern frontier tribes. Nepal, Sikkhin, Tibet, Bhutan, Assam. Vol. V (1907): Burma. Vol. VI (1911): Expeditions overseas. Simla Government Monotype Press 1907-1911
First edition Six volumes, pp., iv, xix, , 591, , 10 plates & maps, 2 folding; , iii, , 461, , 7 folding plates & maps; , vii, , 466, 2 folding genealogical tables, 6 maps, 5 folding; , iv, 249, , 1 plate, 7 maps, 1 folding; , x, , 468, folding map; , x, , 515, , 19 maps, 12 folding. [A slip inserted in volume III states a map of Afghanistan will be forwarded later - this is not present] A very good set bound in half calf, cloth boards as issued. Minor signs of external wear. Ownership signature of A.K. Macpherson of Pitmain. Stamps of Bombay Pioneers on end-papers, otherwise clean.
Confidential intelligence on Waziristan
The Tribes of Waziristan.
Notes on Mahsuds, Wazirs, Daurs, &c. London Printed by His Majesty's Stationery Office for the India Office 1929
First edition, 8vo (25 x 16 cm), pp.viii, 186. A fine copy bound in contemporary cloth and interleaved.
No copies on COPAC or WorldCat. We locate one copy in the British Library (with author's papers), and a second copy in the India Office Library.
Author presentation copy of scarce first edition
Dry Leaves from Young Egypt:
being a glance at Sindh before the arrival of Sir Charles Napier. By an Ex-Political. London James Madden 1849
First edition pp.vii, 253, 2 lithograph plates, folding table. A very good copy bound in contemporary full calf, spine a little rubbed. With presentation inscription from the author to Capt. Granville Jack.
Rare maps of Karachi & environs
Karachi brigade manoeuvres. 1905-1906.
[with] Karachi brigade manoeuvres. 1906-1907. Calcutta; Dehra Dun The first map zincographed by the Vandyke Process at the Survey of India Office; the second, heliozincographed at the Office of the Trigonometrical Branch, Survey of India, Dehra Dun November, 1905, and November, 1907
Two maps, printed on linen at a scale of 1 inch to 1 mile, and sewn together; the first on two sheets together measuring 99 x 89 cm; the second on a single sheet measuring 57 x 59 cm. No.441E C.C. Karachi Brigade (1905); No.D.11.Karachi Brigade. Reg.No.456-5.07 (1906). One hundred and fifty copies of each map printed. In excellent condition, bar one small marginal hole to the larger map, and a few small areas of discolouration to both. Folded.
Handsome copy of second edition
Where Three Empires Meet.
A Narrative of recent Travel in Kashmir, Western Tibet, Gilgit, and the adjoining Countries. London Longmans, Green and Co. 1893
Second edition pp.xvi, 495, 27 plates, 27 text illustrations, folding map. A very good copy bound in contemporary half calf, gilt, by Mudie. Armorial bookplate. A few light spots to prelims. A little rubbing to spine edge.
1860: Life and sport on the Indus
Narrative of a Residence at the Court of Meer Ali Moorad;
with Wild Sports in the Valley of the Indus. London Hurst & Blackett 1860
First edition Two volumes, pp.[viii], 306; [vi], 300, 2 engraved plates. A very good set bound in calf, richly gilt, by Nutt & Son, to be given as a leaving present at Eton. End-papers foxed.
A Great Country's Little Wars; or, England, Affghanistan, and Sinde;
being a sketch with reference to their morality and policy, of recent transactions on the North-western Frontier of India. London 1844
First edition pp.[iv], 303, folding map. A very good copy bound in contemporary half calf. Spine rubbed, corners worn.
An unparalleled account of the Mughal Empire
Storia do Mogor, or Mogul India, 1653-1708.
Translated with introduction and notes by William Irvine. Edited under the supervision of the Royal Asiatic Society and published for the Government of India. London John Murray, for the Government of India 1907-1908
First edition. Four volumes, 8vo (23.5 x 16.6 cm), pp.lxxxix, , 386, 13 plates; x, , 471, 14 plates; xiv, 509, [1, blank], 17 plates, 3 in colour; xiv, 605, [1, blank], [4, advertisements], 15 plates, 2 large folding tables, folding map in rear pocket. The Indian Texts Series - I. A very good set in original cloth, elaborately decorated in gilt and colour. Top and bottom of first volume's spine worn; rear hinge of fourth volume weakened. This set is heavy and may incur additional shipping charges.
The Life and Correspondence of Sir Bartle Frere.
London John Murray 1895
Second edition, two volumes, pp.xi,  516; vii, 472, 2 portrait frontispieces, 7 plates, illustrations, 7 colour maps, 4 folding. A very good set in original cloth. Stain to margin of title page and frontis of second volume. Ex Working Men's College Library, with their bookplates on front end-papers, and no further marking.
Oral Tradition from the Indus.
Comprised in Tales. To which are added explanatory notes. Revised and Corrected. Illustrations drawn by Miss L. Fenn. From sketches by the authors. Brighton 1908
First edition pp.xvi, 157, 14 plates, map. A good copy in original cloth, rebacked preserving (rather stained) original spine. With presentation inscription from the author. Contents very good.
Memoirs of the Emperor Jahangueir,
Written by Himself; and translated from a Persian Manuscript, by Major David Price. London Oriental Translation Fund. 1829
First edition Folio, pp.141. A very good copy in rather frayed original plain wrappers. Front wrapper partially detached. With the additional subscriber leaf of The Most Noble the Marquess of Cholmondeley.
First western publication of Mir Taqi Mir
Shooulue Ishq. The Flame of Love.
A Hindoostanee Poem; By Meer Moohummud Tuqee. Edited by William Carmichael Smyth. London printed for the editor, by W. Bulmer and W. Nicol 1820
First edition. 8vo, 26 x 17 cm; pp.[vi], 11, [2, blanks], 11-, [ii, Urdu title]. Text in Urdu and romanized Urdu. Modern half calf over modern boards; untrimmed and unopened; initial and final leaves a little soiled.
BL, BnF, Munich, and Oxford only.
The Conquest of Scinde,
with some Introductory Passages in the Life of Major-General Sir Charles James Napier. Parts I and II. London T. & W. Boone 1845
First edition Two volumes bound in one, pp.[vi], 531, 5 maps. A very good copy in original cloth. Spine faded. Occasional very light spotting. Armorial bookplate of Baron Northwick.
"factious accusations against a successful General"
The Conquest of Scinde,
with some Introductory Passages in the Life of Major-General Sir Charles James Napier. Part I only. London T. & W. Boone 1845
First edition pp.196, 2 folding maps. A very good copy bound in contemporary half calf. From the Library of the Earl of Cromer, with his bookplate.
1851: Sir Charles Napier in command
Records of the Indian Command of General Sir Charles James Napier,
G.C.B., comprising all his General Orders, remarks on Courts Martial, etc. etc., with an appendix, containing reports of speeches, copies of letters, and notices of his public proceedings, extracted from contemporaneous prints. Compiled by John Mawson of the Bengal Hurkaru Office. Calcutta R.C. Lepage and Company, British Library 1851
First edition, frontispiece portrait, pp.4, 244, lix, xiv, [ii, index to appendix, and errata]. A very good copy bound in late 19th or earlly 20th C half calf. End-papers spotted, but text clean. Some very minor pin holes. Spine lightly rubbed.
Four copies only on COPAC, BL, SOAS, Universities of Hull and Aberdeen. Worldcat locates four more, three in USA, one in Canada.
Umra Khan, "a certain ragged Pathan"
Umra Khan and the Chitral campaign of 1895.
Compiled from the Civil and Military Gazette. Lahore Civil and Military Gazette Press 
First edition, 12mo (18 x 12.5 cm), pp.[vi], 128. A worn but well preserved copy bound in modern buckram. Marginal tear to pp. 95-96, text unaffected. Final leaf soiled and chipped. Book-plate of Gerald Sattin.
We locate a single copy at the British Library.