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    Sale 7472

    Valuable Russian Books and Manuscripts

    29 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 164

    Zhitie izhe vo sviatykh otsa nashego Mitrofana, v skhimonasekh Makariia i Skazanie o obretenii i otkrytii chestnykh ego moshchei. [Life of Mitrofan, and the Tale of the Discovery of his Genuine Relics]. Moscow: Synod Press, 1838. 4° (218 x 140mm). Engraved frontispiece portrait by Nikolai Utkin. Contemporary tree calf, gilt border on sides, gilt edges, blue marbled endpaper (gilt on spine dulled, extremities rubbed, sides scuffed and with small loss). Provenance: a contemporary reader (press-mark) -- 'Slav. Theol. Bibl' (stamp) -- Paul M. Fekula.

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    Zhitie izhe vo sviatykh otsa nashego Mitrofana, v skhimonasekh Makariia i Skazanie o obretenii i otkrytii chestnykh ego moshchei. [Life of Mitrofan, and the Tale of the Discovery of his Genuine Relics]. Moscow: Synod Press, 1838. 4° (218 x 140mm). Engraved frontispiece portrait by Nikolai Utkin. Contemporary tree calf, gilt border on sides, gilt edges, blue marbled endpaper (gilt on spine dulled, extremities rubbed, sides scuffed and with small loss). Provenance: a contemporary reader (press-mark) -- 'Slav. Theol. Bibl' (stamp) -- Paul M. Fekula.

    FIRST EDITION. The Fekula copy. Complete with the engraved portrait by Nikolai Utkin. Fekula 1194 (this copy).

    NAZAREVSKII, V.V. Novoproslavlennyi sviatitel sviateishii Ermogen, patriarkh vseia Rossii. [Glorious Blessed Apostolic Ermogen, Patriarch of all Russia]. Moscow: The Church Jubilee Commission, 1910. 4° (262 x 200mm). Text printed within gilt borders. 2 chromolithographs tipped-in, illustrations, some of these after Vasnetsov. Publisher's original white silk covers, preserving the printed paper covers, upper side blocked in gilt and black reproducing the cover illustration, white silk doublures (extremities rubbed, light soiling). Provenance: Paul M. Fekula.

    FIRST EDITION, DELUXE ISSUE IN THE PUBLISHER'S WHITE SILK BINDING with a design after B. Zworykin. Fekula 1122 (this copy). (2)


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