c. 1960. 8" x 10.75, Complete set of 89 hand colored plates. Also included are individual, full page description of the scene in French. Soldier description printed at the bottom. All are in fine condition, the colors are vibrant, housed back-to-back in protective sleeves. Uncommonly found as a complete set.Plates 1-75 by Jack Girbal, 76-77 by Dr. Hourtoulle, 78-89 are by Patrice Courcelle Each plate portrays a unit from Napoleon's army, along with their horses, flags, and cannon, dressed in full regimental uniform and regalia. The units are posed in scenes of battle, preparation for the same, or responding to the carnage of war. All vibrant, colorful and historically accurate.
This series highlights special uniforms, flags, standards and banners of the French army and its commander, Napoleon, as they marched to conquer the western world. The uniforms of the senior general officers with their magnificent embroideries and embellishments are all historically accurate. The rich and colorful dress from infantryman to Cuirassiers, Marshals to canoneers, on the field of battle to recovering the day are on full display in these remarkable plates. This is Emperor Napoleon's army as they traversed across contiguous Europe and North Africa arrayed in the magnificent uniforms and accouterment shown on these pages. Essential reference for miniature collectors and historians.
89 plates were originally published separately between 1965 -1972. Fine. Item #2665