Paris & Nancy: Berger-Levrault & Co., 1899. Folded Tables and Maps. Folio. x, 47 pages. Very good.
Detailed comparison study of two important battles between France and Prussia--Jena in 1806 and Sedan in 1870. In October of 1806 the French under Napoleon routed the Prussians at Jena [Iéna] and Auerstadt, and inflicted further heavy losses on them as they retreated toward Weimar. In turn, during the Franco-German War 54 years later the German General von Moltke delivered a humiliating defeat to the French forces he had cornered at Metz when they were completely driven from their positions and forced to surrender in Sedan. Emperor Napoleon III was among those captured. The text of this study is in French. In addition to the text there are six folding march tables that give detailed information on the forces engaged on both sides in these battles. Numbers of battalions, squadrons batteries, artillery pieces, cavalry divisions, etc. , are noted along with other general observations. The two large maps unfold to approximately 30" x 46" and are color coded to clearly show troop positions over time. The text is bound in paper, the tables and maps are in a folder, and these two parts are laid into a portfolio made of printed paper over boards with cloth spine and ribbon fasteners at fore corners. Some mild browning to edges, faint area of damp staining along bottom edges of some leaves. The paper map folder is cracking along the fold, and the ribbon fasteners on the portfolio are fraying. Many leaves in the text unopened. Complete in all respects. A lovely copy. See SANDLER COLLECTION #1229.