Paul Hamlyn Ltd, 1967, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, First, Illustrated By: Josef Fiala -- Photographer
316 pages., 195 Plates mostly in full-colour, glossary, index. The Dustwrapper is chipped along both the top and bottom edges, and has a small tear at the top rear of spine fold, and another a third of the way along the back panel bottom edge, which a previous owner has attempted to repair using Sellotape :-(. Slight browning of the front and rear end papers. Otherwise in very good order. The author traces the history and development of orders and decorations from the phalerae of the Greeks and Romans, through religious orders of knighthood, secular orders of chivalry, medieval order corporations, military and meretricious orders and so on, to modern ladies' and non-European orders. All the major and hundreds of the minor orders are considered; their origins are traced and detailed descriptions given of their insignia. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Josef Fiala -- Photographer. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Antiques & Collectibles; Military History; Genealogy; Inventory No: 0202646.