Author: Gille, F.
Publication Date: 1835
Publication Place: St. Petersburg
Description: Please feel free to request a detailed description. Short description: [Gilles F.A. Museum of Rare, Antique and Oriental Weapon Items of His Imperial Majesty the Tsar and Autocrat of All Russia]. In 2 volumes. In French. Size 58.3*43.4cm The first weapons catalog in Russia. Great rarity - circulation of 55 copies. A deluxe edition of weapons and ammunition collection from Tsarskoye Selo, describing more than 5000 items. The uniqueness of the edition is due to its rarity and rich content: the total number of lithographs depicting items from the Tsarskoye Selo Arsenal is almost 200 lithographs. The illustrations in the catalog are made in the technique of lithography based on the drawings of A.P. Rockstuhl, the engraver is Asselineau. The compiler of this illustrated catalog Florian Antonovich Gilles (1801-1864) was a head of the First Department of the Imperial Hermitage, court librarian and a head of the Tsarskoye Selo Arsenal. Please contact us for details on condition of available copies of the book. SKUMS000044 kn_nat