178
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[Nestor the Chronicler]

BIBLIOTEKA ROSSISKAYA ISTORICHESKAYA. SODERZHASHCHAYA DREVNIYA LETOPISI, I VSYAKIYA ZAPISKI, SPOSOBSTVUYUSHCHIYA K OBYASNENIYU ISTORII I GEOGRAFII ROSSIISKOI DREVNIKH I SREDNIKH VREMEN [RUSSIAN HISTORICAL LIBRARY: CONTAINING ANCIENT CHRONICLES AND NOTES FOR THE EXPLANATION OF THE HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY OF THE ANCIENT AND MIDDLE AGES IN RUSSIA]. CHAST I [PART I; ALL PUBLISHED]. ST PETERSBURG: IMPERIAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, 1767
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2,0003,000
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178

[Nestor the Chronicler]

BIBLIOTEKA ROSSISKAYA ISTORICHESKAYA. SODERZHASHCHAYA DREVNIYA LETOPISI, I VSYAKIYA ZAPISKI, SPOSOBSTVUYUSHCHIYA K OBYASNENIYU ISTORII I GEOGRAFII ROSSIISKOI DREVNIKH I SREDNIKH VREMEN [RUSSIAN HISTORICAL LIBRARY: CONTAINING ANCIENT CHRONICLES AND NOTES FOR THE EXPLANATION OF THE HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY OF THE ANCIENT AND MIDDLE AGES IN RUSSIA]. CHAST I [PART I; ALL PUBLISHED]. ST PETERSBURG: IMPERIAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, 1767
Estimate
2,0003,000
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[Nestor the Chronicler]

BIBLIOTEKA ROSSISKAYA ISTORICHESKAYA. SODERZHASHCHAYA DREVNIYA LETOPISI, I VSYAKIYA ZAPISKI, SPOSOBSTVUYUSHCHIYA K OBYASNENIYU ISTORII I GEOGRAFII ROSSIISKOI DREVNIKH I SREDNIKH VREMEN [RUSSIAN HISTORICAL LIBRARY: CONTAINING ANCIENT CHRONICLES AND NOTES FOR THE EXPLANATION OF THE HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY OF THE ANCIENT AND MIDDLE AGES IN RUSSIA]. CHAST I [PART I; ALL PUBLISHED]. ST PETERSBURG: IMPERIAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, 1767
4to (230 x 188mm.), half-title, early nineteenth-century calf-backed boards with lettering-piece on spine "Letopis Nestorov", blue endpapers with watermarked date 1812, slightly water-damaged at end, upper cover detached, binding worn
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Provenance

Gippius, early nineteenth-century inscription on front flyleaf (detached)

Catalogue Note

First edition of the Nestorian Chronicle, written (or rather compiled) in the early twelfth century by a monk at the court of Kievan Rus. It is an important early source for events of the time which drew on other, now lost, historical accounts.

This volume, in fact the only one published in this projected series of Russian historical texts, contains the text of Nestor's chronicle based on the fifteenth-century MS 34.5.30 in the library of the Academy of Sciences, St Petersburg; the manuscript was found in the Ipatiev monastery in the eighteenth century and is known as the Hypatian Codex, and there is another fourteenth-century manuscript known as the Laurentian Codex.

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