French military uniforms from the 1930s with numerous colour plates
Eugène Louis BUCQUOY: Les uniformes de l'armée française. With 120 [out of 124] colour plates after drawings by Maurice Touissaint, S.l.[Paris]: s.a. [1935 or 1936].
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BUCQUOY, Eugène Louis: Les uniformes de l'armée française. Ouvrage publié sous le haut patronage des ministères de la guerre, de la marine, de l'air. With 120 [out of 124] colour plates after drawings by Maurice Touissaint, protected by a guard sheet made of glassine paper and containing decriptive letterpress in blue, as well as more than 300 xylographic text illustrations. S.l.[Paris]: s. impr. [Les Éditions militaires illustrés] s.a. [1935 or 1936]. Gr.-4°. [1 (title) leaf], [6 (prefaces) p.], p. 1-120.; p. 121-269 [1 p.] Private contemporary cloth binding with gilt title printing on spine.
Comprehensive reference work about contemporary French military uniforms, insignia and decorations for Army, Navy and Air Force, particularly remarkable because of it's extensive coverage of the former French colonial armies, profusely illustrated after the detailed water colour paintings by french painter and illustrator Maurice Toussaint (1882-1974) especially executed for this work.
Title page, plate 53 (Escadrons motorisés des Groupes de reconnaissance de corps d'Armée et de Division), 87 (Corps de Vétérinaires), 89 (Service de la Poste aux Armées et service de la Télégraphe militaire) and 96 (Artillerie coloniale) as well as 20 guard sheets missing, another guard sheet fragmented, last leaf foxy, otherwise fine copy with a complete set of Touissants strinking illustrations.