YOU ARE BIDDING ON a brand-new 3-VOL reference book set titled: "AWARDS OF RUSSIA 1698-1917".This profusely illustrated and lavishly printed bi-lingual ( Eglish, Russian ) guide is a very detailed source of information about all existing Russian Orders, this book also contains sections on Gold Crosses awarded to Russian Army Officers in late 18th - early 19th centuries, St. George's collective awards, St. George's Regiments of the Russian Army and Weapons as Awards. For the first time since 1892, the complete version of "The Institution of Orders and other Insignia" (from "The Code of State Institutions"), the fundamental guidebook for the Russian Awarding System in its entirety, will be published, which we will have as an Appendage to this book. This guide is an essential source of reference for every author writing on the topic, although not always duly acknowledged.

The book also features a big collection of high quality illustrations and an ample reference section. It also contains the complete list of Holders of the Order of Saint Andrew the First Called, which is the first instance it's published in Russia since 1917.Please note: This book was published in the edition of only 1000 copies and is currently out of print.A must have for anyone who collects or interested in the history of Russian awards.* Published in 2003 in Russia

* Hard cover, DJ
* Vol 1: 320 pages
* Vol 2: 452 pages
* Vol 3: 408 pages
* Text in English and Russian
* Large format: 8.5 x 11 in (21.5 x 28.5 cm)
* Total Weight (3 vol): 6 kgMETHODS OF PAYMENT:* PayPal ONLY.Feel free to e-mail me with any questions before placing a bid.* Shipping from Finland (Europe) *Shipping cost: USA & Canada - $73 , Europe - $49 due to massive weight ( 6 kg )