Lot n° 42
1000 - 1500
Result with fees
: 1 074EUR
Religious manual of the French soldier for the uniform use of the army. Illustrated with numerous vignettes. Paris, Fortuné Wattelier, no date [circa 1900].
In-32 : black half cloth, black embossed paper boards (publisher's binding).
Moving relic: the religious manual of the soldier Apollinaire annotated on the day of his incorporation in Nîmes.
It bears on the first lining the autograph inscription signed in pencil: 2nd cl. G. de Kostrowitzky 38th Art. de camp.
70th bat. Nîmes
- 6 Xbre 1914 -
GA GA Guillaume
The inscription, signed three times, is dated the day Apollinaire joined the 38th field artillery regiment in Nîmes: he had enlisted two days earlier. Louise de Coligny-
Châtillon joined him on December 7 for a week, before the poet was sent to the front.
The Manual was distributed to the soldiers.
Like any book slipped into a soldier's pocket, the copy is very worn. The black percale slipcase is broken and one edge is missing.
"I loved the Arts so much that I became an artilleryman"
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