"Breast Badges of Imperial Russia" Robert Werlich, Serge Andolenko.
"Breast Badges of Imperial Russia" Robert Werlich, Serge Andolenko. C. 1994, St. Petersburg."Collector's Books" series. Russian text, hard cover, 214 pp, b/w illustrations. 9"x11" format. Printed in Hungary.
This is a recent reprint of the earlier classic. The new version features improved printing and paper quality. Covers all types of military badges, as well as many civilian categories such as school graduation badges, religious awards, badges of Red Cross and other volunteer organizations etc. Features a total of 923 items with brief description. Black-and-white photos (or drawings in few cases when photo was not available).
A handy reference guide and an alternative to spending $400.00 on 2-volume encyclopedia of badges by Patrikeev and Bojonovich. Mint condition.
Very informative and well published catalog, certainly a "must have" for the collector of Russian badges.