One (1) WWII German helmet and one (1) Guy Arnoux illustrated WWI booklet, 2 items total. 1st item: WWII German Luftschutz helmet with decal, liner intact. 6 1/4" H x 10 1/4" W x 12 1/4" D. 2nd item: Nos Freres D'Amerique, First Edition, by Roger Boutet de Monvel, illustrations by Guy Arnoux, 1917. Printed by Chez Devambez, Paris. 12 full-page color illustrations, original color pictorial wrappers bound with silk cord. Ink stamp reading "Librairie Militaire Cart/8, Rue de l'Ancienne Comodie, Paris (VI)" to back wrapper. 5 1/8" H x 6 3/4" W x 1/8" D. Note: an identical book is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, which writes: "One of France's premier illustrators, Arnoux made numerous works depicting French soldiers at various moments in history, several of which were published during World War I. This project promoted unity between France and America by stressing the nations deep connections. With close attention to uniforms and weaponry, he shows a range of soldiers, from the infantrymen known as poilus ("hairy beasts") to officers." Provenance: a Middle Tennessee estate, by descent from Thomas G.B. Wheelock. Note: Thomas G.B. Wheelock was known as an astute collector of African Art and co-author of the book "Land of the Flying Masks: Art & Culture in Burkina Faso". He also inherited a sizeable collection of Asian, British, and military related antiques from his grandparents, Wall Street tycoon George Briggs Buchanan of New York, and William and Margaret Wheelock, who owned a Scottish manor home known as Bunker Hill. (Margaret Carmichael Wheelock was also a founding partner of the fashion firm Farquharson & Wheelock in New York). See other related lots in this auction. CONDITION: 1st item: Overall good condition with wear to be expected from age and manner of use. 2nd item: Overall good condition with areas of dampstaining, scuffs, rubbing to wrappers.
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