First edition, first impression of this best-selling monograph on Joan of Arc by French historian Hanotaux (1853–1944), who also served as general editor of the Histoire de la Nation francaise. With a loosely inserted postcard, written in French and dated 27 July 1920, showing the signatures and coats of arms of Joan of Arc.
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Folio. Original stiff vellum, titles to spine and upper board in red and black, vellum ties. Engraved title pages, engraved borders and illustrations throughout. Contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper. Covers lightly rubbed and soiled, short closed tear to top margin on front free endpaper and flyleaf, margins of one title page heavily browned, occasional light spotting to contents. A very good copy.