FIREARMS IN THE PRINCES ODESCALCHI COLLECTION IN ROME
Nolfo Di Carpegna
Edizione marte, 1975
Copertina rigida con sovracopertina, pp 201, con 141 illustrazioni bn e colore. Hardcover. Plates, numerous text illustrations, makers’ marks and monograms. Like all great collectors, Prince Odescalchi kept in constant contact with antiquarians and dealers through out his life. ” Guns in the Odescalchi Collection were purchased after his death by the city of Rome. They were treasured weapons owned by kings and rulers of countries in Europe starting in the 1500’s. It includes gunmaker’s marks. The book was published by the City of Rome to commemorate the purchase of the weapons. They are considered some of the most beautiful guns in the world.