WORLD WAR I. JONAS (LUCIEN) [Carnets de croquis de guerre], 10 vol., with original watercolours, 1915-1919
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WORLD WAR I. JONAS (LUCIEN) [Carnets de croquis de guerre], 10 vol., with original watercolours, 1915-1919
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JONAS (LUCIEN) [Carnets de croquis de guerre:] L'Armée anglaise 1915, 2 copies, each limited to 200 copies; Verdun Mars-Avril 1916; Vosges 1916; Les Armées britanniques; Armement et munitions; B.E.F.; Vaux; Douaumont; L'Armée américaine, together 10 vol., all but the first volume NUMBER 7 OF 50 COPIES "DE GRAND LUXE", these with additional hand-coloured suites of the plates bound in and with an ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR SIGNED BY THE ARTIST, portraits and plates mounted on guards throughout (a few slightly frayed or nicked at edges), plate lists on paste-downs, untrimmed in publisher's rough canvas in the style of sketch books, upper covers titled and signed by the artist and all but volume one illustrated with an original sketch, some staining and wear at edges, 4to, Paris, La Librairie Dorbon-ainé, [1915-1919]


  • Lucien Jonas (1880-1947), 'Peintre militaire attaché au Musée de l'Armée' in Paris, was one of the most prolific and moving of Great War artists. He was mobilized in December 1914, and spent much of the War on the front lines, producing thousands of portraits, landscapes and military scenes in the form of drawings, oil paintings, charcoals and sketches of all types. The present set consists of volumes 1 (2 copies), 3 and 6-12 from the series of 13. Complete sets of the thirteen are almost unheard of, collections of more than a single volume at a time very rare.
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