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This new series of uniform books features with descriptions and introductory text from many of the finest military artists of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Each title is paper covered, printed on 100 lb archival paper with 145 lb paper covers,MoreThis new series of uniform books features with descriptions and introductory text from many of the finest military artists of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Each title is paper covered, printed on 100 lb archival paper with 145 lb paper covers, size 7 x 8 1/2, each title features a varying number of color plates from famed military artists. and a varying number of pages from 48 to 60.28 Pages of text, 19 color plates and one in black and white., .general officers, general staff, aides de camp, artillery, horse artillery, medical corps, academics, Commissaire de Guerres, Commandant du Place, engineers, Corps of Poniatowskis Guides and the gendarmes. There are 19 full color reproductions of Chelminski paintings plus one plate of drawings of buttons lace, etc. The book also has notes on each plates and a translation of the original uniform regulations for the subjects. Two more works will follow, one covering the infantry and the other the cavalry... Of all Napoleons allies few were more loyal or arduous than the Poles. Their loyalty to France during the Revolutionary wars and the early part of the Napoleonic wars was rewarded in 1807 after the Treaty of Tilsit when they gained self-governance as the Grand Duchy of Warsaw. The nominal leadership of the King of Saxony did not dampen their aspiration for a new Poland at the end of the war. More than 200,000 of them served the Emperor through all his campaigns under the leadership of Joseph Poniatowski, who became the only Foreign Marshall of France. Jan Chelminski, born in 1851 was a world famous artist who produced numerous Napoleonic scenes, as well as sporting and historical paintings. These prints are from his 1904 work on the Army of the Grand Duchy of Warsaw. In this volume we show General staff officers along with troops from the specialist and support corps such as Engineers and Artillery.