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Menaion for June

4,500.00

 

A beautiful example from the library of the Russian tsarist family of Romanov, with originally coloured copper engravings.


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Large 4°, [4] dedication page and frontispiece with original colour and gilt and silver highlights, 274 pp., 16 pp. printed and numbered in Old Slavonic Language, [2] blank blue paper, contemporary full calf binding with gilt and silver debossed coats of arms and ornaments, original marbled endpapers.
(An unusually clean copy, binding with minor scratches, otherwise in a good condition.)


A stunning example of a Menaion for June, written in Old Church Slavonic, is printed partly on blue paper and accompanied by originally coloured copper engravings with gilt and silver highlights.  

The example with a beautiful binding with silver and gilt arms of the Romanov family, comes from one of the tsarist palaces. The book is dedicated to tzar Paul I., his wife and children. 

The Menaion is a liturgical book, used by the Eastern Orthodox Church. 

A similar example from 1784 is housed at the New York Public Library (https://catalog.nypl.org/search~S98?/XSemen+Nazarov&searchscope=98&SORT=D/XSemen+N azarov&searchscope=98&SORT=D&SUBKEY=Semen+Nazarov/1%2C3%2C3%2CB/frameset& FF=XSemen+Nazarov&searchscope=98&SORT=D&1%2C1%2C)

 

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