Badges of Russia, Volume I by S Patrikeev and A Bojnovich. St. Petersburg, 1995, in English and Russian, 388 pages, large format 11" x 8.5" x 1" thick. Hard cover with dust jacket. Vol. 1 of a three part set, which remains to date the finest and most comprehensive guide to Imperial badges.
This very high quality reference guide contains quality color illustrations, both photos and drawings, of hundreds of rare badges, many which were all but forgotten after the Revolution. The authors collected, photographed and researched hundreds of obscure badges for a wide scope of occupations and occasions including military, fire department, Red Cross, jubilee, religious, railway, etc. The book also gives a detailed description of variations. Used but in very good conditions.