Auteur(s): Václav Mericka
Genre: overige boeken
Uitgave: hardcover met stofomslag, Engelstalig
Aantal bladzijden: 247
Uitgever: The Hamlyn publishing group Ltd, London/New York
1e Druk, Jaartal: 1975
Afmetingen: 286 x 218 x 29 mm
Gewicht: 1200 g + 130 g (verpakking) = 1330 g
Book of orders and decorations – Václav Méricka
Religious orders of knighthood came into existence in the twelfth century, to help indentify knights in battle, and since then the insignia associated with orders and decorations have become of great interest to students and collectors. This book by Václav Méricka, a world authority on the subject, is a wide-ranging survey of orders and decorations, both past and present. Not only does it provide detailed descriptions 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 Britian, 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 wich all enthousiasts will wish to have on their shelves.