Milano, (1977): Istituto Per La Diffusione Del Libro. Limited Edition. Quarto. Item #022528
Limited to 1500 copies signed by the author. Illustrated with an impressive quality of full color photographic images of the most stunningly crafted medals, most full paged. The author had been a collector for many years, and he combines his scholarship with his enthusiasm as a collector. All pieces were incorporated into this volume because of their age, rarity, workmanship or historical association. Each illustration is present with a brief description of the composition and appearance of the piece with background details putting it all into an historical context. Text is in English and Italian. Beautifully bound in a quality full red leather, raised bands with lettering gilt, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. A fine copy.