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eMedals-A French Publication Dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Legion of Honour

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A French Publication Dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Legion of Honour

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A French Publication Dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the Legion of Honour

France; Publication is dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of the establishment of the Legion of Honour, along with the fifty-two year history of the Military Medal, the front cover entitled "L'ÉTOILE DE LA LÉGION D'HONNEUR 1804-1904 / LA MÉDAILLE MILITAIRE", with a credit to "F. A. RIGAULT" at the upper right, the date "1904." at the lower left and the publisher's credit "J. LEROY, Éditeur PARIS" at the lower right, the back cover with a large J. Leroy publisher's insignia in the centre, with various images of the Legion of Honour throughout its first one hundred years, 1804-1904, inclusive of all grades from Knight up to the Collar Chain, along with the various changes in the Military Medal between its inception in 1852 until 1904, the publication with fourteen chapters, some with subsections ("1804-1904"; "L'ÉTOILE de la Légion d'Honneur CONSULAT / TITRE I Création et organisation / TITRE II Composition"; "PREMIER EMPIRE"; "PREMIÉRE RESTAURATION / ORDONNANCE DU 21 JUIN 1814 / ORDONNANCE DU 19 JUILLET 1814"; "CENT JOURS"; "DEUXIEME RESTAURATION / TITRE I Organisation et composition de le Légion d'Honneur / TITRE II Forme de la décoration et manière de la porter / TITRE IV Modes de réception des membres de la Légion, et du serment / TITRE V Des séries de numéros et des brevets"; "GOUVERNEMENT DE LOUIS-PHILIPPE"; "DEUXIEME RÉPUBLIQUE / TITRE I Organisations et composition de l'ordre / TITRE II Forme de la et manière de la porter / TITRE IV Mode de réception des Membres d'Ordre, et du Serment"; "DEUXIEME EMPIRE"; "TROISIEME RÉPUBLIQUE / LOI DU 25 JUILLET 1873 / LOI DU 28 JANVIER 1897"; "La Médaille Militaire / DEUXIEME RÉPUBLIQUE / DEUXIEME EMPIRE / DÉCRET DU 29 FÉVRIER 1852 / TROISIEME RÉPUBLIQUE"; "TABLEAU CHRONOLOGIQUE DES Grands Chanceliers de la Légion d'Honneur / Depuis l'établissement e l'Ordre"; "TABLEAU EXPLICATIF DES PLANCHES ET ILLUSTRATIONS"; "INDEX"), along with ten plate inserts ("BONAPARTE, PREMIER CONSUL par YVON, (Palais de la Légion d'Honneur)" (one illustration); "L'ÉTOILE DE LA LÉGION D'HONNEUR / 1804 / 1904" (two colour illustrations); "PREMIÉRE DISTRIBUTION DES CROIX DE LA LÉGION D'HONNEUR EN L'ÉGLISE DES INVALIDES - 15 JUILLET 1804 (Musée de Versailles)" (one illustration); "L'ÉTOILE DE LA LÉGION D'HONNEUR / PREMIER EMPIRE" (seven illustrations); "L'ÉTOILE DE LA LÉGION D'HONNEUR" (ten illustrations); "L'ÉTOILE DE LA LÉGION D'HONNEUR / PLAQUES DE GRAND-CROIX et de GRANDS OFFICIERS" (six illustrations); "L'ÉTOILE DE LA LÉGION D'HONNEUR / TROISIEME RÉPUBLIQUE" (three illustrations); "L'ÉTOILE DE LA LÉGION D'HONNEUR" (one illustration); "LA MÉDAILLE MILITAIRE / 1852 / 1904" (two colour illustrations); "LA MÉDAILLE MILITAIRE / PRÉSIDENCE ET DEUXIEME EMPIRE" (eight illustrations)), with seventeen photographs and four graphics scattered throughout, containing 54 pages printed in brown and black inks on an off-white paper stock, the ten plates printed on a thick white paper stock, the cover printed in a gold-coloured ink on a violet paper stock, the sections of the book stitched together in two locations at the binding edge, 255 mm x 328 mm, exhibiting wear along the binding edge and foxing throughout. Fine.
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