A collection of eyewitness Napoleonic uniform plates from the 1813 Campaign. Art paper, leather bound, 148 plates, oversized book. Limited edition of 1000. Rare and superb.
Alfred Umhey served as curator of the German Army Museum at Rastatt from 1992-1995, where he gained international recognition for his expertise in uniformology. Umhey has assembled one of the finest uniform reference collections in the world.Review:
Napoleon's Last Grande Armée . . . is a dream come true for anyone interested in the magnificent uniforms of Napoleonic armies. --Jerry Morelock, Armchair General Magazine
NLGA is, without doubt, the finest quality Napoleonic-related book I have ever seen – ever. --Review from Theminiaturespage.com
Easily one of the best Napoleonic reference books out there. Don Perrin Editor, Historical Miniature Gamer magazine --Don Perrin, Editor, Historical Miniature Magazine
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Descrizione libro Military History Press, Berkeley, CA, 2005. Leather. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: No jacket as issued. First American edition. 1st American edition, stated. Limited deluxe edition. A Fine copy. Folio, 347 pp., illustrated with 148 color plates, illustrated glossary of uniform terms, extensive indexes. Bound in full burgundy leather, with Napoleonic letter and crown on the front board. Marbled end papers, silk ribbon. a.e.g. A Fine copy. ****This book presents lost images of Napoleon's Army, all based on the remarkable portraits by two artists during the two-month armistice of 1813. What these young illustrators witnessed and recorded that summer in Saxony was the assembly of Napoleon's Last Grande Armee, a vast and colorful multifunctional force that included French, Dutch, Poles and Italians.**** Volume I of IV in The Age of Napoleon Limited Edition Series. Codice libro della libreria 001858
Descrizione libro Military History P., 2005., 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: As New. Limited/Numbered. Ltd. Ed. #169 of 1000 copies. 346p. Color uniform Illustrations. Maps. "During the summer armistice of the 1813 campaign, two German artists drew illustrations of the French troops stationed around Dresden and Freiberg in Saxony. The men depicted belonged to Emperor Napoleon's last Grande Armée, a colorful multinational force that included, among others, French, Dutch, Italian and Polish soldiers. These rare, exceptional paintings provide invaluable eyewitness evidence of the uniforms of the period, quite set apart from the sometimes fanciful, second-hand works of modern artists. Unlike many uniform plates, the illustrations in these two artists' portfolios show what Napoleon's men actually wore on campaign. Nearly a century after they were first rendered, French historian and collector Gabriel Cottreau commissioned Charles Brun, one of the foremost artists of the era, to copy 98 of the original images from both portfolios. Sadly, many of the original uniform plates were later destroyed, lost, or disappeared into private collections. In 2000, some of the original plates resurfaced and permission to publish them, along with the 98 Brun copies, was obtained. We are extremely pleased to offer a book featuring nearly 148 uniform plates, including 50 original Freiberg plates, plus the entire Brun collection. This extraordinary publication includes new descriptive text in English by renowned uniformologist Alfred Umhey. Nearly every plate is presented at its full original size on heavy art paper along with the artist's original notes, translated for this edition". Red leather with gilt decorations on the spine. Raised bands. Gilt edges. SIGNED by Umhey on the limitation plate. Very Oversize. As New copy. Signed by Author. Book. Codice libro della libreria 82-155