170
170
Bible. Gospels. Church Slavonic
[EASTERN EUROPE, PROBABLY SEVENTEENTH CENTURY]
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 GBP
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170
Bible. Gospels. Church Slavonic
[EASTERN EUROPE, PROBABLY SEVENTEENTH CENTURY]
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 12,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian Books

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Bible. Gospels. Church Slavonic
[EASTERN EUROPE, PROBABLY SEVENTEENTH CENTURY]
8vo (192 x 100mm.), manuscript on paper, 274 leaves, written in red and black ink, 4 portraits of each of the Evangelists, each of them with a green fabric guard, four decorative head-pieces (one at the start of each gospel), nineteenth-century (German?) binding of purple velvet over wooden boards, mother of pearl cross and four roundels on upper cover, each with a painted portrait within a metal surround, one clasp, edges gilt and gauffered (probably at time of rebinding), probably defective at start, some marginal paper repairs (some with loss of text), each of the portraits laid down, binding rubbed, some loss of painting on the mother of pearl roundels, lacking strap
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Provenance

Late nineteenth-century inscription in Russian at end by a priest or monk, stating the number of leaves

Catalogue Note

The Gospels are each preceded by a list of parallel passages and the prefaces of Theophylact, Archbishop of Bulgaria.

Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts and Continental and Russian Books

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