1905 ORIGINAL, SUPERB FRENCH NAVY FUTURE LEGION OF HONOUR WINNER MIDSHIPMAN'S LOGBOOK IN A CONFIDENT HAND AND BEAUTIFULLY EXECUTED WITH HAND DRAWN AND COLOURED MAPS

By: HIPPOLYTE JOSEPH VIAL

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On offer is a superb, unique, original 1905 French midshipman's manuscript logbook handwritten by 24 year old Hippolyte Joseph Vial. While in many ways this French Frigate's log is a classic midshipman's journal filled with the technical data compiled for centuries by eager men who served aboard a ship of War but the depth and breadth of the well filled journal represents and throughout iterates the talent and 'old salt' nature of Vial who is on the verge of his Lieutenancy and a mere four years from his own command has for the naval life; the 142 page folio book contains 24 hand drawn maps in colored pencil done and further littered with drawing and illustrations with a super eye of a man that will serve his country for nearly 40 years at sea and one day win the Legion of Honour. EDITOR'S NOTE: In our years of handling many 100s of nautical logbooks this is the first time we have seen a French Naval manuscript book. BIO NOTES: One online source: Officiers/Hors EN - Hippolyte Joseph VIAL (1881 - 19..) Né le 3 janvier 1881 à CAGNES-sur-Mer - Décédé. Fils de Victor et de Claire ARBIN Marié le 7 octobre 1911 avec Marguerite PUVEREL. Entre dans la Marine en 1898. Promu Enseigne de vaisseau le 1er octobre 1906, Port Toulon. Au 1er janvier 1908, sur le transport "SHAMROCK", détaché au MAROC (Cdt Étienne RAFFIER-DUFOUR). Le 11 mars 1908, affecté au Service central de la Flottille de torpilleurs des mers de CHINE. Idem au 1er janvier 1909. Au 1er janvier 1911, port TOULON. Au 1er janvier 1912, sur le cuirassé "SUFFREN", 2ème Escadre (Cdt Maurice MERCIER de LOSTENDE). Au 1er janvier 1914, port TOULON. Lieutenant de vaisseau le 8 mai 1915. Au 1er janvier 1917, port TOULON. Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur. Au 1er janvier 1918, port TOULON. Au 1er janvier 1921, Commandant la canonnière "GRACIEUSE", Escadrille de dragage du 5ème arrondissement maritime à TOULON. Capitaine de corvette le 10 septembre 1922. Capitaine de frégate le 22 septembre 1927. Officier de la Légion d'Honneur. Le 23 septembre 1931, Commandant les compagnies de formation de marins indigènes à BIZERTE. Versé dans le cadre de réserve le 3 janvier 1935, port TOULON.

Title: 1905 ORIGINAL, SUPERB FRENCH NAVY FUTURE LEGION OF HONOUR WINNER MIDSHIPMAN'S LOGBOOK IN A CONFIDENT HAND AND BEAUTIFULLY EXECUTED WITH HAND DRAWN AND COLOURED MAPS

Author Name: HIPPOLYTE JOSEPH VIAL

Categories: Books and Manuscripts General Overview, 20th Century Manuscript, 20th Century Diary,

Publisher: 1905

Book Condition: Good+

Type: French Manuscript

Size: Folio - over 12" - 15" tall

Seller ID: 0002580

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