Uniforms of French armies 1750-1870 – Vol. 2
In this book are present the development and complexity of France’s uniforms, from the Louis XV era just to Second Empire of Napoleon III. All the subjets are seen through the eyes of Jacques Marie Gaston Onfroy de Bréville, well known by the pen name Job after his initials (1858-1931), a great French artist.
The serie is published on 3 volumes that include about 200 and more wonderful original illustrations of uniforms from the 18th century to Napoleonic era and just to 1870 about.
This book presents pictorial documentation of the appearance of French soldiers throughout the period with the support of short essays on France’s military history. The particularly well-executed original Job’s illustrations, slightly restored by our graphic artist are presented to the general public here for the first time. Job’s plates shows how the Royal and (after) Imperial French Army, time and again, was a decisive factor in the story of Europe.
By Luca Cristini, plates by Job, 86 pages