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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Jan 2022 3:39 p.m. PST

… Depicted by Horace and Carle Vernet and Eugène Lami

"Three talented French artists, Carle Vernet, Horace Vernet (son of Carle) and Eugène Lami, capitalized on the wave of nostalgia for the First Empire brought on by the death of Napoleon in 1821 by producing a series of prints of French military uniforms of the French revolutionary and imperial armies. These colorful lithographs, each accompanied by a text by an unidentified author describing the unit depicted, were published in book form in 1822 as Collection des Uniformes des Armées Françaises de 1791 à 1814 (Paris: Gide fils, 1822). The broad range of uniforms depicted includes many from infrequently-illustrated foreign and auxiliary units in the French army. The images also include unusual back and side views of uniforms. The images in this book are contemporary watercolor copies of the prints and are reproduced with permission from the Anne S. K. Brown Military Collection at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, USA, where they currently reside."


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BillyNM14 Jan 2022 11:17 p.m. PST

Unfortunately in paperback, also before buying a book of prints I would expect to see at least a list of the contents and 4 or 5 sample pages.

Green Tiger15 Jan 2022 1:34 a.m. PST

Sadly they produce all their books in paperback now – bad move I think – undermines the quality of the product. They are mostly books you would treasure.

GamesPoet Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2022 2:05 a.m. PST

Picked this book up directly through Helion. The prints are quite sizable at one per page, and the book itself is 11 5/8 tall by 8 1/8 wide. Each print has it's own description, some are substantially longer than others, although so far it has been an enjoyable publication.

NapStein15 Jan 2022 6:10 a.m. PST

A larger amount of the plates is also in possession of the "Lipperheide" collection in Berlin, which I managed to take photos some times ago … cf. link

Greetings from Berlin
Markus Stein

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2022 2:12 p.m. PST



MarbotsChasseurs16 Jan 2022 7:56 a.m. PST

Honestly, I did not learn anything new from this book and was glad I did not buy it, but received it as a Christmas gift. I thought some of the descriptions were lacking any real context. I also received Terry Crowdy's light infantry book, which I found more enjoyable.


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Jan 2022 2:28 p.m. PST



Sources202217 Jan 2022 8:13 a.m. PST

A full list of the plates in the book is available on the Helion website: link

Samples of the prints were posted on the Helion Facebook page:

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Jan 2022 2:20 p.m. PST



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