Winidore, 2005. Limited to 250 & Signed, Numbered. Hardcover in Slipcase. Over 1,000 original large-format color photographs created especially for this master reference.Foreword by Jack D. Hunter, author of The Blue Max.Prussian Blue rewrites the reference-history book. Nowhere will you find such a comprehensive visual history of the Order Pour le Mérite. State-of-the-art photography captures the original awards of kings and kaisers, tsars and generals, princes and statesmen, in all their glory.A vast exhibit of awards with known PLM recipients, their medal bars, and never-before published portraits complement a historical essay of over 60,000 words.The highest and rarest Pour le Mérites known to exist are examined in depth for the very first time.Makers’ marks, font style and eagles are explored. All examples are shown in multiple angles. Oakleaves, crowns, stick pins, lapel pins, and other related devices are covered. And it is all brought to you in a library-quality, Smyth-sewn hardback binding for years of hard use and long life. NEW OLD STOCK. Item #11219
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