complete first year of this rare heraldic periodical in original wrappers -only published in 1913 and 1914.
The great Ukrainian artist Narbut provided not only the standard wrappers/title-page but also an ornate headpiece in the Napoleonic style in each issue. P. I. Neradovskiy (1875-1962) was an artist and art historian and his booklabel designer Bushen (1893-1984) was a member of the Mir Iskusstva [World of Art] group and assistant keeper of the art gallery in The Hermitage Museum.
12 volumes folio (25.5 x 18.5 cm). Headpieces by Narbut, some illustrations, a few in colour; occasional soiling, without the separate index. Original decorated blue wrappers designed by Narbut; light fraying at edges, a few gluestains from bookplates.
Provenance: Petr Ivanovich Neradovskiy (booklabel designed by Dmitriy Dmitrievich Bushen in 1921 on last two issues).
Stock ID: 78825