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Lt-Colonel Léonce Rousset - ‎Histoire générale de la guerre franco-allemande (1870-1871) [6 vol. + Atlas] - 1912

Lt-Colonel Léonce Rousset - ‎Histoire générale de la guerre franco-allemande (1870-1871) [6 vol. + Atlas] - 1912

Lt-Colonel Léonce Rousset - ‎Histoire générale de la guerre franco-allemande (1870-1871) [6 vol. + Atlas] - 1912
Illustrated, Militaria, War history - Quantity: 7 - Book

Reference monograph on the Franco-German war of 1870. New revised and corrected edition, complete in 6 volumes to which is added the seventh volume forming the atlas, often missing, containing 56 plates mounted on a double-page tab, of maps and battle plans relating to this war. The 6 volumes are illustrated in quantity of portraits, historical scenes inset engraved on wood, maps, plans and tables. Exceptional iconography.

Copy covered with a beautiful decorative binding in period red demi-chagrin. Ornate spine, repeated golden fleurons, title, author and volume number. Decorative set. Friction to the back and to the caps. Interiors yellowed and rather dense foxing on the boards (see photos). Atlas well preserved.

Lt-Colonel Rousset was a professor at the Ecole supérieure de Guerre. - "The details of the military operations in the war against Germany are given according to a good plan and with remarkable precision. Commander Rousset has undertaken the full account of what he calls" the second campaign of France ": the movements of the armies until August 15, the battles under Metz, Sedan, the blockade and the surrender of the great place of war in Lorraine, the siege of Paris, the army of the North and that of the East. drawn from the best sources, is of great clarity. From this point of view, his work should be read and meditated on, for it contains lessons that everyone, and especially great leaders, should always bear in mind. " (Ch. Bémont, Historical Review)

Lt-Colonel Léonce Rousset

General history of the Franco-German war (1870-1871) [6 vols. + Atlas]

Paris, Librairie Illustrée, Montgredien et Cie, Jules Tallandier, n.d. (1912)

in-8, 22 x 14 cm; viii-429 + 528 + 444 + 432 + 364 + 372-viii-38 + 56 pl. (atlas) [full]

Lot details
Number of Books
Illustrated, Militaria, War history
Author/ Illustrator
Lt-Colonel Léonce Rousset
Book Title
‎Histoire générale de la guerre franco-allemande (1870-1871) [6 vol. + Atlas]
Publication year oldest item
Original language
Number of pages
22×14 cm
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