Ehrendenkmal der Deutschen Armee und Marine 1871-1918-Written and compiled by Ernst von Eisenhart-Rothe and published by Deutscher National-Verlag, Berlin, München, in 1926. This is the type of manuscript that requires its own book stand. This is called a small elephant folio and boy they aren’t joking! This should give you some idea of the size of this book. It contains 653 pages, with 2 fold-out prints. Its cover is an original tan linen with embossed silver-stamped classical soldier, silver border and black lettering on cover and spine in a goth script. There is black tooling on the spine. Illustrated decorative endpapers. Color gravure frontispiece with facsimile inscription of Hindenburg with tissue guard. By the way, a gravure is an image produced from etching a plate through an intaglio process (with ink) and producing a print from it. (I had to look that up). Each title page has a decorative framing and very ornate decorative orange borders at top and bottom of the pages throughout. It includes 16 color and 24 black and white gravures and two maps. Comprehensive publication on the history of the German army from the establishment of the first standing army in the 17th Century to the dissolution of the "Imperial Army" at the end of W.W.I. Part one is divided into three chapters with elaborate contributions describing the organization and magnitude of the army at the outbreak of W.W.I, its engagement during war and its dissolution at the end of W.W.I. Part two describes the history of the German Navy and its engagement in W.W.I and part three the history of the German colonies and their fate during the World War. List of contributors and artistic enclosures at front. Text is in in German and printed in a beautiful gothic script. There is no dust jacket, but the hardcovers of this book are in very good condition. This book is gorgeous! Extra shipping may apply as this masterpiece weighs 11 pounds.