Saturday 13 February 2016


In the old days I used to enjoy  browsing in second hand book shops with my mental "wants list."
Since the internet came  it has been so much easier to find books but perhaps a little less fun, the thrill of the chase. This week saw the postman bring a book I have wanted for a long time. Here is it alongside a 60mm Elastolin Swiss figure for scale-
The book weighs a great deal and is over 500 pages long. It has beautiful prints in it and  most interesting information on the Swiss Army of the period- dual text in German and French. Here is a picture of the cover-
The plates are by Lucien Rousselot and are outstanding.


  1. That looks like a very satisfying read Alan. There's nothing like a few hours spent with a good book.

  2. That looks a very interesting book indeed !, Tony

  3. Looks like a great book. Right up your alley of interests, too.

    I do like being able to order books online when I know what I want. But there's still nothing like the fun of browsing around in analog "brick and mortar" bookstores, with all of the sights and smells (and cats, when they have them), and the thrill of finding books that you didn't know you wanted and maybe didn't even know existed.