Le Panthéon de la Guerre

CARRIER-BELLEUSE, Pierre and Auguste-François Gorguet

Published by Panthéon de la Guerre, 1918
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Oblong 12mo (9.5x16.25cm.); original stiff grey wrappers printed in blue-grey, yapp edges; panorama folded into 22 panels (20 illustrated) mounted inside of rear wrapper. Light wear to edges, previous owner has written in ink to upper cover: "Visited this exhibition in 1921 with my mother." Very Good to Near Fine.Together with the "Édition de Luxe." Quarto (26.5cm.); pictorial staplebound self-wrappers; unpaged; chiefly illus. throughout. Bottom half of spine split, stock uniformly toned, some wear from handling, else Good or better. Two exhibition catalogs for what is still considered to have been the largest painting in the world: a panorama 402 ft in diameter and 45 ft high, with contributions by 130 artists, displayed at the Hotel des Invalides. The work was proposed and organized by Carrier-Belleuse and Gorguet shortly after the Battle of the Marne, in 1914, and took the duration of the war to complete. The painting, in its entirety, featured 6,000 wartime figures from France and her allies but has since been fragmented and dispersed. The first edition described above is institutionally scarce, with OCLC locating 5 copies as of April, 2016 (NYHS, Harvard, Missouri, South Carolina, and Virginia Tech). Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Le Panthéon de la Guerre
Publisher: Panthéon de la Guerre
Publication Date: 1918
Edition: First Edition.

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Carrier-Belleuse, Pierre, & Auguste Francois Gorguet
Published by Henri Manuel, Paris (1918)
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