Lot 170
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GOSPELS IN CHURCH SLAVONIC, MANUSCRIPT ON PAPER, 17TH CENTURY, PURPLE VELVET BINDING WITH METAL DECORATION

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2,000 - 3,000 GBP
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12,500 GBP
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Description

  • [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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