First edition, copy of the deluxe print with only 100 numbered copies, all on Vergé de Monval (Deluxe print) this one is No. 14.
Valuable copy from the library of the diplomat and historian, Gabriel Hanotaux, with a beautiful dedication by the author the diplomat Antony Klobukowski (1855-1934) Governor general of Indochina from 1908 to 1911 and French Ambassador to Belgium starting in 1911:
" A Monsieur Gabriel Hanotaux de l'Académie Française, l'ancien Ministre des Affaires Etrangères de la République sous les ordres de qui j'ai eu l'honneur de servir. Hommage respectueux. Paris Mars 1928"
His visitation card is mounted on a tab facing the dedication.
Perfectly bound in a well-made tan half morocco binding, spine with raised bands adorned with gilded tooling. Gilt topstain.
Covers and spine preserved, uncropped margins.
Very good general condition, sturdy and clean volume, slightly darkened leather on the spine and border of the boards, a bit of damage to the headcap (insignificant), rubbed corners. Impeccable interior, in excellent condition.
Souvenirs de Belgique ( 1911-1918 )
Bruxelles L'Éventail, 1928.. octavo, 21 x 16 with 267
These memoirs are dedicated to his important work as ambassador in Belgium, which mainly covered the First World War and the delicate handling of the German invasion that plunged Belgium - who was staying neutral at the time- into the war in August 1914. At the time, Albert I asked hospitality of France which immediately granted it, offering the city of Sainte-Adresse, near Le Havre, to welcome and house the ministers in exile as well as the ambassadors, including that of France, accompanying this move. Klobukowski moved to Le Havre, providing official contact between Belgium and the French authorities until May 1918.
At this time, Clemenceau who never forgot his faithful “Klobu,” appointing him director of information and propaganda, an innovation that the President of the council wanted and directly attached to him, when France, with the withdrawal of Russia but also the increase in the number of American troops, was experiencing its difficult but victorious “last quarter of an hour.”
- Aantal boeken
- Boekbanden, Geschiedenis, Krijgsgeschiedenis
- Auteur/ Illustrator
- Klobukowski Envoi Autographe à Gabriel Hanotaux
- Souvenirs de Belgique 1911-1918
- Publicatiejaar oudste item
- Eerste druk
- Oorspronkelijke taal
- Aantal pagina‘s.
- 21×16 cm