de la VARENDE, Jean. L'Ecole Navale. Illustrations de Albert Brenet, peintre de la Marine. Paris : Amiot Dumont, (1951). First Edition. Pp (6),V-LXXVII +  folding colour plates. Large 8vo (240 x 319 mm), stiff card covers.
Jean de La Varende (b. May 24, 1887 at château de Bonneville in Chamblac, Eure - d. June 8, 1959, Paris).
Albert Brenet (b.June 25, 1903, Harfleur - d. Juiy 4, 2005, Paris) noted French illustrator.
An attractive popular history of naval education (from Charles V) and naval schools (from Louis XIII) in France to the time of publication. Illustrated with atmospheric drawings and with three folding colour plates.
A publication of Les Ordres de Chevalerie. In French.
Lacking pictorial covers (although the board covers beneath are present), one-inch split to rear outer hinge at top, nicking to label at spine, rubbed, a few spots of soiling to covers, else very good. 100.00