AMBERT | Esquisses historiques... l'armée française, Saumur, 1835, half red morocco, Furstenberg copy
1,000 - 1,500 GBP
ESQUISSES HISTORIQUES DES DIFFERENTS CORPS QUI COMPOSENT L'ARMÉE FRANÇAISE... DESSINÉ PAR CHARLES AUBRY. SAUMUR: A. DEGOUY, 1835
large folio (529 x 385mm.), lithographed title-page, woodcut head- and tailpieces (by Lacoste) and initials, 13 hand-coloured lithographed plates, contemporary straight-grained red morocco-backed boards, binding slightly rubbed
An historical survey of the French army, from regiments to engineers, with a fine hand-coloured plate at the start of each section. This copy does not contain the three post-publication plates by Loeillot sometimes added to copies.
Furstenberg Court Library, Donaueschingen, stamp on title-page and at end
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