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VACHON, Marius. Detaille. 

Paris, A. Lahure, 1898.

4to (370x280 mm), (4)-8 pages and 56 lithographies with leaf of text.  binding : Leaves under editor folder. Browned edges of few leaves. Strong Foxings on fex leaves. Rubbed folder (strings broken). 

First edition.
Monograph dedicated by the art critic Marius Vachon (1850-1928) to the French painter Edouard Detaille (1848-1912).
Detaille had made a specialty of uniformology and the exact representation of military scenes, which in fact classed him in the academic art of the end of the nineteenth century. The book is richly illustrated with more than 236 engravings in the text (in black black, sepia, red, blue) and 24 outside the text.
Our exceptional copy is enriched with 7 color reproductions which do not appear in the table of engravings and an original watercolor signed by Edouard Detaille as a note for one of the engravings in the book printed separately.
The drawing is dedicated to President Félix Faure by the painter and by the publisher Lahure.

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