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AMBERT, Joachim.

Esquisses historiques des differents corps qui composent l'armée française.

Stock Code
53273
Saumur, A. Degouy, 1835
£2,250

First edition of these fine plates of cavalry uniforms set against attractive backgrounds, all finely hand-coloured. The author (1804-1890) became a general in the French cavalry, having served in Spain and north Africa.

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Description

First edition. Large folio (54 x 40 cm), pictorial title, dedication, decorative head- and tailpieces, 13 hand-coloured lithographs after Charles Aubry and Karl Leoillot, of military subjects, each surrounded with a broad border of vignettes, contemporary red morocco backed marbled boards, some slight fading to top edges of boards.

Bibliography

Colas 106; Lipperheide 2315; Mennessier p18.

Stock ID:53273

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