Striking full-page lithographs with gold highlights

[BIBLE, Slavonic] –

Kniga Apokalipsis [...]. Sviatago Andreia Arkhiepiskopa Kesariia Kapadokiiskago skazanie Apokalipsi sviatago Apostala Evangelista Ioanna Bogoslova sokrovennyh otkrovenie

[The Book of the Apocalypse].

Publication: Staroobriadcheskaia knigopechat, Moskva, 7418 (i.e. 1909).

[BIBLE, Slavonic] -, Kniga Apokalipsis […]. Sviatago Andreia Arkhiepiskopa Kesariia Kapadokiiskago skazanie Apokalipsi sviatago Apostala Evangelista Ioanna Bogoslova sokrovennyh otkrovenie, Moskva, 7418 (i.e. 1909).
A luxury production of the Old Believers’ printing press, with gold highlights, very much imitating their richly illustrated manuscripts. Read More

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Our Notes & References

A very good example of this richly illustrated Apocalypse, printed by the Old Believers very much in the style of their manuscripts. It was published after an early 17th-century manuscript, now in the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.

A rather luxury production, originally sold for 15 rub. with leather binding, not a small amount at the time; uncommon, especially in this lovely condition.

 

Physical Description

The book of the Apocalypse with beautiful, gold-highlighted full-page plates

Folio (36 x 22 cm). 500 pp. incl. t.o.c. at beginning, with 72 colour lithographed plates with gold highlights.

Binding Contemporary calf, boards and spine decorated in gilt.

Condition

Binding rubbed, otherwise in fine condition.

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