Thursday, January 1, 2009

Le Bon Anglais

I ran across this wonderful little book and wanted to share it with you. It is LE BON ANGLAIS (The Good English), a wonderful small illustrated book with French text celebrating Anglo-French relations after WWI. Published by Chez Devambez, 1918.

It contains a dozen brilliant pochoir woodcuts by Guy Arnoux with accompanying text in French by Roger Boutet de Monvel. The notes by Boutet de Monvel consist primarily of affectionate anecdotes and impressions of the First World War British army from a French perspective.

Companion volumes in the same style were: Nos Freres d'Amerique and Carnet d'un Permissionnaire.

LE BON ANGLAIS is available for purchase online. Just click on the first photo for more information.

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