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Anonyme - Histoire Militaire des Français, depuis Pharamond jusques et compris le règne de Louis XVI - 1813

Anonyme - Histoire Militaire des Français, depuis Pharamond jusques et compris le règne de Louis XVI - 1813

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Anonyme - Histoire Militaire des Français, depuis Pharamond jusques et compris le règne de Louis XVI - 1813
History, Militaria, War history - Quantity: 3 - Book

First and only edition of this historical-military essay written under Napoleon's Empire but which takes care to end with the battle of Valmy. Nice set of 3 bound volumes whose full title is Military History of the French, from Pharamond to and including the reign of Louis XVI, followed by notions necessary for the understanding of the military history of the French, containing a summary on the composition of armies under the various reigns, the raising of troops, the time of service (…) and ended with a chronological table of memorable battles and famous peace treaties from 451 to 1783. The set is complete with its three volumes the last of which ends with a lexicon of military terms, a biographies of famous warriors, a chronological table of memorable battles, a list of famous treatises and a summary table of reigns.

The volumes are bound in marbled fawn sheepskin with a smooth back, richly decorated in the style of the Empire.

Good general condition, the leathers are lightly rubbed with a few scuffs, small lack of leather on the back of the third volume, rare rednesses, a sting on the margins of a few leaves, a tear without lack on page 639 of the last volume.

Provenance: a handwritten ex-libris on page 201 of the 3rd volume, possibly that of Jean-François de Méry-Darcy, Director of the Compagnie des Indes and Venerable of the Masonic Lodge of La Paix de l'Orient in Paris.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
3
Subject
History, Militaria, War history
Author/ Illustrator
Anonyme
Book Title
Histoire Militaire des Français, depuis Pharamond jusques et compris le règne de Louis XVI
Condition
Good
Publication year oldest item
1813
Edition
1st Edition
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Valade
Binding/ Material
Leather
Number of pages
1848
Dimensions
20×13 cm
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