Marco E Nobili is an Italian born and internationally known author of books on fine guns and gun engraving. The books are full of technical details about the making of fine guns, their history and always illustrated with outstanding photographs.
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Fine European Gunmakers: Best Continental European Gunmakers And Engravers by Marco E Nobili (2002). The author showcases the skills of the best craftmen from continental Europe and he brings to life, in words and pictures, their finest sporting guns. The book covers the histories of the individual firms and looks at the guns they currently build, tracing the developments of their most influential models.
Piotti: Italian Fine Gun Maker by Marco E Nobili (2000). In this book Nobili goes into great detail on Piotti, one of the finest Italian manufacturers. The book includes the past and current models, a look inside the factory, both shotguns and double rifles, engraved models, a thorough history and much more. A beautiful book.
The Best Guns by Marco E Nobili (1992) discusses the production of fine British and European guns from the present and the past. Includes the technical details of making fine guns, fine firearms engraving with hundreds of examples pictured, side by side, over & under, express guns (double rifles & combination guns), many of the famous makers, used guns and much more.
Austrian & German Guns And Rifles by Marco E Nobili (2000) is written in Italian and English and covers the sporting firearms manufactured in Austria and Germany.
Creative Art: The Special Art Of Italian Engravings by Marco E Nobili (2001) includes highly detailed colour and black and white photographs of the finest work of the Italian master firearms engravers. The book also discusses the techniques that these engravers use.
Modern Engravings Real Book, Il Grande Libro Delle Incisioni by Marco E Nobili (1992). English and Italian text. Hundreds of large, sharp, detailed photographs and illustrations of the finest work of the Italian master firearms engravers. The primary focus is Italian engravers but other artists from around the world are included.