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Excelllent Napoleonic Reference

Discussion in '"Today in History", Literature & Media Review' started by Dani A., Feb 11, 2004.

  1. Dani A. New Member

    Hello Colin, nice to meet you around here... (y)

    Where did you acquire the book? Any webpage with more information?



    Hi Dani

    Long time since I met you and spoke with you. I hope you are well.

    I was going to say that the book is available from the "Le Livre Chez Vous" site in France - but I checked and its no longer in their catalogue (perhaps sold out already since December 10 pub. date?). It is published by Editions Quatuor in France and I think they ahve a web site.

    It is obscenely expensive but I got mine post and customs free (Revenue Canada slipped up for once!) and discounted for a pre-pubication subscription. It still cost me a fortune but was entirely worth it given its high production values and limited print run of 800 copies. I now have colour photos of almost all conceivable French Napoleonic uniform and accessory details. For my current figure of Ney I found photos of a Napoleonic general's actual bicorne hat, plume, boots, spurs, lace, breeches, medals, gloves, undercoat, epaulettes etc. Excellent colour and texture references for large scale modelling. As I'm working in 1/6 scale now the texture becomes important. The book also includes many uniform plates and repro paintings - e.g. never before seen ivory miniature portraits. Definitely the premier book in my reference collection and I figure it will hold its value pretty well for the potential future resale!

    I look forward to seeing you here from time to time!


  3. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Colin, The suspense is killing me. How obscenely expensive was it?~Gary

    400 E to my door! I had to think long and hard before parting with that but how often does an 800 pp. Napoleonic unifrom book come by with colour artifact photos plus excellent text. I keep telling myself that the book will at least hold it value on the secondary market and from what I've seen to date that seems to be the case. At least its less expensive than an Andrea trireme. Colin

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