(JOB)illus. L'EPOPEE DU COSTUME MILITAIRE FRANCAIS by Henri Bouchot. Paris: Societe Francaise D'Editions D'art / L. Henry May, . Thick 4to (10 1/2 x 13"), original handsome binding of full embossed leather with gold and red designs, all edges gilt, Fine. 1st edition. The text is a detailed history of French military campaigns and costumes with emphasis on Napoleon and the Grand Imperial Army. Illustrated by JOB with 10 color plates plus 175 exquisitely detailed engraved illustrations on nearly every page of text, many of which are hand-colored. Printed on coated paper and a beautiful book. Laid-in is a THREE PAGE HANDWRITTEN LETTER FROM JOB regarding the publication of one of his books. It reads: "My editor, M. Combet forwarded your letter to me - as for the table of contents, it will be delivered this month as well as the cover. As to your observation regarding the blanks in the text, we will do our utmost to fill them in. I admit that I have not understood what you mean by "military Decoration of 11 lines added on the sleeve of the uniform". Are they modern designs? This would not be at all in my plan. If they are old and you could communicate them to us (providing that they are not already known) we would be very happy if you could let us have them. As to the flag, we show those which we have seen, but there are very few documents on this subject. Mr. Hollander, a member of the Sabretache, has just completed a very well documented study on the flags from 1804-1812 - I think it will be published by Berger Levrault. [signed] J. de Breville / JOB 81 avenue Victor Hugo." This is a wonderful JOB item.