43 pp. volume containing ten total colored plates of Napoleonic paper dolls, with accompanying descriptive text by Aristide Fabre, the ten plates depicting Napoleon Bonaparte as military general; Napoleon in ceremonial robes; Napoleon's hunting costume and frock coat; Empress Josephine in ceremonial costume and dressed to go to town; the Prince Murat on horseback; the Prince Murat's uniforms from the Russian campaign and as Polish lancer; an Imperial Guard with several uniforms including horse hunter, sailor, lancer, and trumpeter; and three plates of additional guard uniforms including grenadier, cavalry, Mameluck, rifleman, and drummer. First plate with tear along bottom edge which enters into image, some scattered foxing and toning, spine slightly shaken. Oblong 4to. Cloth-backed illustrated boards, some toning, soiling, and minor handling wear, slight rubbing and abrasions to edges. Paris (Hachette et Cie) n.d. (circa 1901).
Job (Jacques Marie Gaston Onfroy de Bréville) was a French illustrator and artist who had a particular interest in military, patriotic, and nationalistic subjects. He contributed illustrations to publications such as La Caricature and La Lune, but became perhaps best known for his children's book illustrations, which still managed to maintain a sense of historical accuracy. His works contributed to the cult of "heroes of the nation" in France surrounding figures such as Napoleon I and Joachim Murat, in works like La Vieille Garde impériale, L'Épopée du costume militaire français, Le Grand Napoléon des Petits Enfants, Les Gourmandises de Charlotte, and Jouons à l'histoire. As of December 2019, WorldCat locates six holdings of this volume in North American libraries. Book ID: 50450