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OLD BULKY MANUSCRIPT PRAYERBOOK IN SLAVONIC LEATHER BOUND (ca 18th cent.). NICE!
1780. Condition: Some leaves loose and torn and with dirties, due to long-termed usage, notes in some pages and cloth page-markers, otherwise overall good condition (as per in photos). A BULKY MANUSCRIPT PRAYERBOOK IN SLAVONIC RUSSIAN LANGUAGE (18th century) This remarkable old codex of Christianity is written in Slavonic, the official language of the Russian Orthodox Christian Church till nowdays. It rescues most of the features of Byzantine handwriting tradition and binding. Description: The manuscript is complete. No. of leaves: 455 (910 pages). Dimensions (paper): 165X105 mm Binding dimensions: 188X112 mm The codex comes from a professional scriptorium (manuscript production center). The paper of good quality, yellowish, with dirts and stains of moisture, due to long-termed usage, but generally in good preservation. Furthermore, some leaves torn and loose. The codex is written by more than one script. Ink dark brown and red, all the manuscript is two-colored, according to Byzantine tradition. The text is written in one column, with 14 verses in each full page, with comfortable margins. The first folios and some intermediate are loose. The writing is upright, careful and calligraphic, very legible. Decorative caption at the beginning of the new chapters, beautifully decorated initial letters throughout the codex. Binding is the original, made of wooden boards, covered with dark brown leather with embossed decoration in blind, wear, especially at the corners. Remains of the closures are saved. The content of the codex: The manuscript is an interesting large collection of … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Byzantium.Store (charmonas) [LIMASSOL, Cyprus]
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