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    THE ZULU WAR by David Clammer

    Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1973. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 239p. A hardcover book in fine condition with a like dustjacket. A political and military history of the Zulu War in 1879. Contains several black and white plates and maps.


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    RAJ: The Making and Unmaking of British India by Lawrence James

    NY: St. Martin's Press, 1998 . Hardcover. 722p. Formers owners gift inscription else a hardcover book in fine condition with a like dustjacket. Examines the reasons for Britain's relative benevolence in its rule over India with resepct to its desire to preserve the Raj.


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    WITH KITCHENER TO KHARTUM by G.W. Steevens

    NY: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1899. Hardcover. 326p. A red cloth hardcover book in good condition. Spine faded; light stain spots on back cover; small amount of pencil notes on text; otherwise mostly clean and binding tight. History of the Sirdar's advance on Khartum for Britain in the late 1890s. Includes foldout maps.


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    AN AMERICAN WITH LORD ROBERTS by Julian Ralph

    New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1901. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 314p. A green gilt cloth hardcover book in near-fine condition. Cloth minutely rubbed and endpapers lightly tanned. Otherwise clean and tight. An account of Lord Frederick Roberts and the Boer War. The author was a war correspondent for the DAILY MAIL.


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    African challenge: the story of the British in Tropical Africa

    New York: British Information Services, 1945. 64p., 5.75x8.75 inches, map, illustrated with drawings, very good in original stapled pictorial wraps. Romance of the Great White Hunter's genocidal exploits in Darkest yadah-yadah. Profusely illustrated with entertaining drawings. Love the side-by-side comparison of locust-control depicting native Africans flailing at a swarm while across the page British bombers spray the land (and soon-to-be-poisoned natives) with DDT!


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    KITCHENER: The Man Behind the Legend by Philip Warner

    New York: Atheneum, 1986. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 247p. A hardcover book in fine condition with a dustjacket in near-fine condition. The book is clean and tight, and the cover is in excellent condition apart from mildly bumped corners. The dustjacket is mildly creased on the corners, but is in fine condition otherwise. A biography of Horatio Herbert Kitchener, an important British officer of the Boer Wars. Contains two sections of black and white photographs.


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    IN THE NAME OF GOD, GO! Leo Amery and the British Empire in the Age of Churchill by Wm. Roger Louis

    New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1992. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 199p. A hardcover book in fine condition with a like dustjacket. Like-new except for a former owner's neat bookplate inside front cover. A study of the role of Leo Amery in the rise of Winston Churchill and the decline of the British Empire.


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    OMDURMAN by Philip Ziegler

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1974. First American Edition. Hardcover. 237p. A hardcover book in fine condition with a very good jacket. The dustjacket has a couple short closed tears but is completely intact. An account of the clash between Kitchener's army and the dervishes of the Khalifa at Omdurman in 1898. Contains black and white photographs and color illustrations. Endpapers feature maps.


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    Rhodes by Thomas, Antony

    Harare, Zimbabwe: African Publishing Group. 1996. Very Good condition. Illustrated with Black & White Photographs and Drawings. 368 pages This biography of Cecil Rhodes, and the race for Africa, is a brilliant study of one of the nineteennth century's major historical figures. . Reprint. Trade Paperback.


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    GLIMPSES THROUGH THE CANNON-SMOKE: A Series of Sketches. by Archibald Forbes

    Boston: James R. Osgood, 1881 . First American edition. Hardcover. 230p. Brown decorated cloth. Covers rubbed and faded. Book lacks the blank front free endpaper; the half-title page is present but worn along its edges. Remainder of text intact. A hardcover book in fair to good condition. A series of anecdotal reminiscences from the life of the famous Victorian war correspondent.


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    EYEWITNESS IN ZULULAND: The Campaign Reminiscences of Colonel W.A. Dunne, CB South Africa, 1877-1881 by Ian H.W. Bennett

    London: Greenhill Books, 1989. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 192p. A hardcover book in fine condition with a like dustjacket. Col. Dunne's narrative offers a portrait of life in colonial South Africa and the military conflicts there. This narrative is preceded by Bennett's description of the historical context. Contains two sections of black and white plates.


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    THE HISTORY OF THE SECOND DRAGOONS 'ROYALS SCOTS GREYS' by Edward Almack

    London: Alexander Moring, [1908]. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 312p, plates. Folio, measuring 8.5 x 12 inches. Bound in half vellum and gray decorated paper-covered boards. A few old marks to covers; interior fine and in overall very good condition. Includes a tipped-in photograph and a ticket to a special Thanksgiving service at Westminster Abbey on the half-title page. The definitive history of the regiment. Includes an extensive service roll.


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    Views of the Secretary of State for the Colonies on Kenya's future by Lennox-Boyd, Alan

    Nairobi: Colony and Protectorate of Kenya, Government Printer, 1959. [4p.] including covers, 6.25x10 inches, self-wraps. Given by the Secretary of State in a debate in the House of Commons on 22 April, 1959. An argument in favor of Britain retaing control of the Kenyan government far into the future.


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    The genesis of British Egyptology 1549 - 1906 by Wortham, John David

    Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1971. xvi+171p., rubricated title page, first edition boards in dj; preface, notes, bibliography, index, b&w plates, maps. Chronological account of the origins and early development of British Egyptology laced with scholarly sarcasm. Attractive copy neatly price-clipped.


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    African achievement; building tomorrow in British West Africa by British Information Services

    New York: British Information Services, 1946. [20]p., 8.25x6.25 inches oblong, photos and a map, very good revised edition in stapled pictorial wraps.


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    Britain and West Africa; revised edition by Cary, Joyce

    London: Longmans, Green & Co, 1947. 79p., 4.75x7.25 inches, appendix, photographs in gravure, line-drawn maps, photographic wraps with mild trace of offsetting across cover, top edge foxed, otherwise a very good copy of the attractive revised edition.


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    EARLY ENGLISH INTERCOURSE WITH BURMA 1587-1743 by D.G.E. Hall

    London: Frank Cass & Co, 1968. 2nd edition. Hardcover. 357p. A very good hardcover book in a good dustjacket. Ex-library: label on spine of jacket, number painted on spine, mark from pocket on endpaper, stamp on endpaper, stamp on page edges and title page. Jacket priceclipped, otherwise clean and tight. Second edition with The Tragedy of Negrais as a new appendix.


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    Cotton contraband by Milner, Viscount

    London: Darling and Son, Ltd, 1915. 7p., 6x9.75 inches, dampstain on top-right corner, in lightly-worn original stapled wraps. Lord Milner's interview with the New York Times of August 21st, 1915, clarifying Britain's wartime position on the shipments of cotton and including answers to questions on German submarine warfare. Alfred Milner, with Cecil Rhodes, were founders of the roundtable group designed to foster Angloamerican solidarity.


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    The Rhodes Scholar spy by Hall, Richard

    Milsons Point: Random House Australia, 1991. Paperback. 214p., wraps, paper slightly browned else very good condition. "Ian Milner, New Zealand Rhodes Scholar and Oxford graduate, was a member of intellectual elite destined to be leaders of the British Empire. He was also a committed Marxist." - blurb on rear wrap.


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    Queen Victoria's Little Wars by Farwell, Byron

    New York: W. W. Norton, 1985 reprint. 394pp. illus. paperback: Fine. A popular history of all the imperial military conflicts engaged in by Great Britain during the era of Victoria's reign, 1837-1901.


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    LAST POST: An Indian Army Memoir by E.W. Robinson-Horley

    London: Leo Cooper, 1985 . First edition. Hardcover. 178p. A hardcover book in fine condition with a like dustjacket. Robinson-Horley's memoirs of his time in the Indian Army in the final years before India gained independence from Britain. Includes a section of black and white photographs.


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    The Lion's Share: A Short History of British Imperialism 1850-1983 (2nd edition) by Porter, Bernard

    London/NY: Longman, 1986 reprint. 418pp. paperback 8vo: Good [minimal amount of underlining or highlighting in text; else a complete & tight copy] A brief, readable history of a vast subject.


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    THE REBELLIOUS RANI by Sir John Smyth

    London: Frederick Muller, 1966 . First edition. Hardcover. 223p. Ex-library copy of a hardcover book and its dustjacket in very good condition. Contains library stamps; discolored spots on cover where tape on dustjacket made contact. Otherwise clean and tight. Dustjacket has clear tape on spine and rear flap but is in otherwise excellent condition. Smyth's account of military operations in India in the mid-19th century. Also touches on issues related to the Rani of Jhansi and the Indian Mutiny of 1857-1858. Includes black and white photographs.


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    THE WHITE NILE by Alan Moorehead

    New York: Harper & Brothers, 1960. Book of the Month Club Edition. Hardcover. 385p. A hardcover book in very good condition with a dustjacket in good condition. Head and foot of spine are a bit faded. Otherwise clean and tight. The dustjacket has a long closed tear on the back, held on the reverse side with clear tape. Edges worn and tanned. Otherwise intact. An account of the explorers, slave traders, conquerors, and missionaries in Africa from the 1850s to the turn of the 20th century. Endpapers feature maps of northeastern Africa. Contains a foldout map of central and eastern Africa and three sections of black and white plates.


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    LADY CURZON'S INDIA: Letters of a Vicereine by John Bradley, ed

    New York: Beaufort Books, 1986. First American Edition. Hardcover. 180p. A hardcover book in fine condition with a like dustjacket. Like-new apart from a former owner's neat bookplate inside the front cover. Contains a section of black and white photographs.


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