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Istoricheskoe opisanie Savvina Storozhevskogo monastyria. Izd. 2-e, ispravlennoe i dopolnennoe [Historical description of the Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery. Second expanded edition]. With a list of books in the monastery library.
Moscow: V. Got’e 1860 - Octavo (23 × 15 cm). Contemporary embossed purple velvet boards; gilt edges and white moire endpapers; 112, LII, [4] pp. Boards rubbed to edges and spine; internally very good. Detailed description and inventory of the Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery near Zvenigorod, in the Moscow Region, founded by the Orthodox St. Sabbas of Storozhi (Savva Storozhevsky) in the late fourteenth century. Apart from its history, architecture, and organizational structure, Smirnov also details the monastery’s inventory of icons and holy relics. A separate section is devoted to the sacristy and the library, and contains a short catalog of both printed books and manuscripts held by the monastery. After the Bolshevik Revolution, the Savvino-Storozhevsky Monastery was looted and ransacked, and its original frescoes largely destroyed; after lying in ruins for decades, it has been restored in recent years. In a contemporary purple velvet binding typically prepared for the libraries of Russian nobility. In North America, KVK, OCLC show the copies at Berkeley, Columbia, Library of Congress, and Urbana Champaign. Not held by the Russian State or National Libraries. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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