- A few scattered library stamps. Binding sl. rubbed; paper shelf ticket on frontcover and at foot of spine.
= The Obschij Gerbovnik was established by imperial decree under tsar Paul I in January 1797 and by August 1816, nine parts had been compiled and approved by the Russian monarch. It appeared in printed form between 1803-1809 (part 1-4) and 1836-1840 (part 5-9) in an edition of 600 copies. Parts 10-20 were compiled and approved in 1836 (10) and 1857-1917 (11-20) and printed in one single copy only, which are now kept at the Russian Historical State Archive in St. Petersburg. Massive genealogical work on the Russian aristocracy with fine engravings. SEE ILLUSTRATION PLATE CL.