This a rare find, signed by the current General Director, Mikhail Borisovich Piotrovsky, of the State Hermitage museum in 1979. The book is in good condition, with very little wear to the spine. Internally it is also in very good condition. The State Hermitage Museum recently celebrated its 250th anniversary, 2011- 2014. This quintessential piece would be perfect for a collector of Russian art and antiquities.