ITALIAN REFERENCE BOOK ON NAPOLEONIC CAVALRY ARMS FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE LAT RON TUNISON

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The title of this work is “L’ARMAMENTO DELLA CAVALLERIA NAPOLEONICA DALLA REPUBBLICA ALL’IMPERO 1792-1815 REGNO ITALICO E REGNO DI NAPOLI” or “THE ARMAMENT OF THE NAPOLEONIC CAVALRY FROM REPUBLIC TO THE EMPIRE 1792-1815 KINGDOM OF ITALY AND KINGDOM OF NAPLES” by Ermanno Albertelli and published in 2001.

The volume meas. approx. 8.75 x 11.25 inches. Covers are black with color photography sabers and pistols. Covers show light wear and minor surface dirt from storage. Binding is excellent.

Interior runs 158 pages and all text is in Italian. Volume has full color photography showing sabers, pistols, uniforms and equipment of the Napoleonic era cavalry of the Kingdoms of Italy and Naples.

Ron Tunison (1947 – 2013) was born in Richmond Hill, N.Y., and was a graduate of the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan. He was a scholarship student at the NYC National Academy where he continued his sculpting studies. He went on to become an internationally acclaimed sculptor of nine heroic bronze monuments: "General W. Crawford," near Little Round Top on the Gettysburg Battlefield, the “Friend to Friend Masonic Memorial" on Steinwehr Ave., the bas-relief "Delaware State Memorial" on Taneytown Road, and "The Gettysburg Civil War Women's Memorial" at Evergreen Cemetery. On the Antietam National Battlefield is Tunison's "Irish Brigade Monument." "The Bivouac" is at the entrance to the Civil War Soldier's Museum at Pamplin Historical Park near Petersburg, Va. "The Delaware Continentals" heroic size bronze of three advancing Revolutionary War soldiers stands atop a twenty-five-foot granite pedestal in front of Legislative Hall at Dover, Delaware. At Ringgold Gap in Atlanta, Ga., is Ron's life-size General Patrick Cleburne. Dedication ceremonies for “General John Barry, U.S. Naval Commander”, took place May 10th, 2014 at U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.  Ron was the entrepreneur behind his own company Historical Sculptures, where he sculpted smaller statues. [ad] [ph:L]

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