The book of Orders and Decorations
|Editor||Hamlyn||Place||London, New York|
|Measure||23x29 (cm)||Illustration||ill. a colori e b/n n.t. - colors and b/w ills|
|Binding||tela ed. sovracc. ill. colori - hardcover with dustjacket||Conservazione||Usato ottime condizioni - used very good|
|Language||Inglese - English text||Weight||1800 (gr)|
Religious orders of knighthood came into existence in the twelfth century, to help identify knights in battle, and since, then the insignia associated with orders and decorations have become of great interest to students and collectors.
This new book by Václav Méricka world authority on the subject, is a wide-ranging survey of orders and decorations, both past and presental only does it provide detailed description of insignia and their history, it also includes sections, of particular interest to the collector, dealing with distinguishing originals from fakes, repairing and restoring decorations, the manufacture of decorations, organizing and starting a collection, and purchasing decorations.
As well as dealing with decorations from Central Europe, an area which features prominently in the history and development of the classic ,style of insignia, attention is devoted to those of other countries, including Great Britain, France, Scandinavia and the United States, as well as Central and South American Republics.
The informative text, together with the numerous illustrations in colour and black and white, make the Book of Orders and Decorations one which all enthusiasts will wish to have on their shelves.
Awards in the Ancient World
Orders and General Awards
The Development of Orders and Awards
The Development of General Awards
The Structure of Badges
Habits of Orders, the Wearing of Awards and Miniatures
The Bestowing of Awards and Decrees
Manufacture of Insignia
Collecting Orders and Decorations
Originals, Duplicates, Copies and Counterfeits
The Preservation and Restoration of Decorations
The Cataloguing of Decorations and Arrangement of Collections
The Acquisition of Specimens, World Collections and Associations of Collectors
Collectors' Vade Mecum
General Standard Terminology for Orders and Decorations
Survey of Mottoes of Orders, etc.
List of Orders According to Country or Place of Origin
List of Colour Plates
List of Illustrations
Note alle condizioni del volume
Usato ottime condizioni, lievissime segni di uso e del tempo. (T-CA)