Mechanicsburg, Pa: Stackpole Books, 2001. Hardcover. Hardcover oblong folio with color illustrated dust jacket; 208 pages : chiefly color illustrations, map ; 27 x 34 cm. Fine copy in near fine (+) jacket. Dust jacket has some sunning on the top back cover. DJ in archival mylar. Item #88828
Blätter aus meinem Portefeuille, im Laufe des Feldzuges 1812 in Russland. Translated from the German. || "This book is a record of Napoleon's invasion of Russia by Faber du Faur, a talented artist and front-line soldier. It combines his accurate and compelling illustrations of scenes, recorded as they actually happened, with his gripping memoirs of the campaign. The result is superb and remarkably detailed evocation of the 1812 disaster, from the sweeping battle scenes which capture the ordeal of Smolensk and Borodino, to the day-to-day struggle to keep campfires burning and famished men fed." "Faber du Faur's plates - admired and highly-regarded primary source material - are here presented, for the first time, complete and in full colour. His moving and frank memoirs, edited and translated by Jonathan North, serve as a backdrop to the dramatic illustrations and a commentary upon the course of the campaign. Also included are a number of the artist's original sketches, which were drawn on the spot and are of immense historical value."--Jacket. || Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815 -- Campaigns -- Russia -- Personal narratives, French.
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