4to (210 x 170mm.), ff. 53 [i.e. 52], text in Church Slavonic, engraved throughout, printed on one side of the leaf only and bound with printed pages facing each other, hand-coloured frontispiece, numerous fine illustrations, all hand-coloured, modern patterned paper boards, frontispiece and title laid down (with some loss), a few other leaves repaired (with slight loss), occasional slight dampstaining
This illustrated guide to the churches and holy places of Jerusalem was written for pilgrims from the Eastern Orthodox Church which had a strong tradition of pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The text includes the biblical significance of various sites and it had a wide circulation.
A copy in the British Library has a large folding plan of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, but this is not found in all copies.
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