L'Armee Francais. Types et Uniformes; Volume I only. Edouard Detaille, Jules Richard.
L'Armee Francais. Types et Uniformes; Volume I only

L'Armee Francais. Types et Uniformes; Volume I only

Paris: Boussod, Valadon et Cie, 1885-1889. Hardcover. 128 (4) pages. Folio, 48 x 36 cm. Edition de Luxe, copy 187 of 200, this copy dedicated to J. Hutchinson Hutchinson, Esq. Thirty two hand tinted gravure plates printed on heavy laid paper without printed captions. Printed prospectus of this work laid-in. Host of black and white text illustrations. Generally clean, minor foxing to fore-edges, corner wear. Detaille fought in the Franco-Prussian war allowing him to portray accurate descriptions of military life in general. He was regarded as the semiofficial artist of the French army. In 1912, Detaille created new uniforms for the French army that were not adopted by the Minister of War. Publisher's half brown morocco, marbled boards and marbled endpapers. Teg. Very good. Item #22029

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