St. Petersburg: Atlant, 2004. sewn cl. Having studied and preserved for fifty years a collection strong in arms of the Caucasus (State Historical Museum, Moscow), the author has vast expertise on a region where arms were for centuries both a practical necessity and a high art. He approaches the prolific material of the Moscow collection from several directions: production centers and technical capacities; the arms of different ethnic groups and regions; the overlapping crafts of armorers and jewelers.
432 pp., 8 x 10 1/4 ins., 175 line drawings, 116 color illus., Rus. Item #354