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Pot Şvetiga Krisha pervizh v’ Lashkim jesiku [The Path of the Holy Cross, First Time in Slovenian language… ]



A rare Catholic religious book, accompanied with partly coloured aquatints, printed in Graz, Austria, in Slovenian language in Bohorič alphabet.


8°. 83 pp., aquatint frontispiece, 14 interleaved aquatint illustrations with hand coloured details in red, contemporary covers with embossed decoration and gold cross, brown calf spine with gold lines (minor traces of wear to the cover, sporadic light staining, but overall in a good, read condition).


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A charming religious work in Slovenian language is accompanied with aquatint illustrations with coloured red details.

The text is written in the Bohorič alphabet, an orthography used in Slovenian printing until the early 19th century. The alphabet was first used by the pioneer of Slovenian book printing Primož Trubar in the 16th century and was named after Adam Bohorič, who used the symbols in his work Articae Horulae Succisivae, printed in 1583 and published in 1584.

The work was translated by a Slovenian Franciscan and writer Severus Sever.

We could trace seven examples in Slovenian institutions, and no examples abroad.

References: OCLC 445130870.

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