Napoleonic Uniforms: v. 1 2 (Hardback)

John R. Elting

Published by GREENHILL BOOKS, 2007
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Language: English . Brand New Book. l Indispensable to anyone seriously interested in the subject - Library Journal (USA) These are works to be treasured .Highly recommended - Military Modelling Combines superb artwork and an authoritative text Captions give detailed explanation of each illustration Includes 916 superb colour plates No other period in history has produced such magnificent uniforms as those worn by the soldiers involved in the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleonic Uniforms is the only reference work of its kind to depict accurately the entire Grande Armee in detail. It portrays the French armies as seen by their contemporaries, and combines authoritative text with lavish illustrations. This superb two-volume set depicts in magnificent colour the uniforms of the Royal Army, Emigrant Troops, Revolutionary Armies, and the Army of Egypt. The new edition will be presented in a cloth bound slipcase. Herbert Knotel s plates, recognised by uniform specialists as being amongst the best and most accurate, fully capture all the beauty, verve and swagger of this colourful episode in military history. With more than nine hundred plates, each with an authoritative caption by Colonel John Elting, Napoleonic Uniforms is the standard source of reference on the uniforms of Napoleon s allies and opponents. Colonel John R. Elting was the foremost expert on Napoleon s Grande Armee and the armies of the Napoleonic period; his books include the acclaimed Swords Around a Throne and, with Vincent J. Esposito, the authoritative A Military History and Atlas of the Napoleonic Wars. Herbert Knotel was an acclaimed illustrator of military uniforms from a distinguished family of artists and historians. John H. Gill is the author of With Eagles to Glory: Napoleon and his German Allies in the 1809 Campaign and the forthcoming Thunder on the Danube: Napoleon s Defeat of the Habsburgs. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: In 1993 The Macmillan Publishing Company set the Napoleonic enthusiast community alight when it produced the major two volume work, Napoleonic Uniforms by John R. Elting, featuring the superb works of the famous illustrator Herbert Knotel. Now, in an unprecedented transatlantic co-operation, Greenhill Books in London and Casemate Publishing in the USA are together bringing these books back into print after some 14 years.

This new edition, as before, will be sold as a two volume set. In addition, the new edition will be presented in a cloth bound slipcase. Pagination and an index have been added, significantly enhancing its reference value.

Napoleonic Uniforms is the only reference work of its kind to depict accurately the entire Grande Arme'e in detail. It portrays the French armies as seen by their contemporaries, and combines authoritative text with lavish illustrations, enabling the reader to experience the spectacle first hand.

Napoleonic Uniforms also depicts the various types of soldiers within the various regiments of the Grande Arme'e - officers, sergeants, color-bearers, bandsmen, drummers and trumpeters, privates and surgeons. In addition the volumes contain material on lesser-known formations such as the Army of Egypt (1798 - 1801), the pre-Revolutionary French Army, and Napoleon's police and internal security organizations.

Nine hundred and eighteen original watercolors by Herbert Knotel, an internationally acclaimed authority on military uniforms, with a special talent for depicting men and horses in action, bring the nineteenth-century French soldier to life. Together with the late Colonel John R. Elting's definitive captions, they preserve a significant aspect of this famous era for historians, researchers, teachers, students, model makers, "uniformologists", and the general reader interested in this historical period.

From Library Journal: This unique work illustrates French military costumes from the 1780s to 1830: infantry, cavalry, engineers, musicians, cadets, aviators (in a balloon corps!), fencing masters, Swiss Guards (and other foreign units under French command), and many other categories. All ranks are shown, as are the distinctive uniforms of many different regiments. Elting, a military historian, supplies informative comments on each plate. The nearly 2000 watercolors were painted for him by Knotel (d. 1963), a German authority on military costume whose father Richard (d. 1914) was in his time the world's leading expert in the field. The younger Knotel's Handbuch der Uniformkunde (Hamburg: Schulz, 1937; 7th ed.) is a classic but does not compare in beauty with the present work. Though Napoleonic Uniforms has an inadequate glossary and lacks page numbers, index, and an over-all table of contents, it is indispensable to anyone seriously interested in the subject.
- Margarete Gross, Chicago P.L.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Title: Napoleonic Uniforms: v. 1 2 (Hardback)
Publisher: GREENHILL BOOKS
Publication Date: 2007
Binding: Hardback
Illustrator: Herbert Knotel
Book Condition: New

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