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[Киево-Печерская Лавра] -

Патерик Киево-Печерский.

[Kiev-Pechersk Patericon: A Compilation of Stories about the Founding of the Kievo-Pechersk Monastery and the Lives of its First Inhabitants].

Stock Code
91121
1810
£5,750

A lovely example of this richly illustrated chronicle, complete and unusually bound in full contemporary red sheep with gauffered edges

The Patericon is a famous collection of edifying tales, anecdotes, and apophthegms about saints, Church Fathers, and prominent monks of the Kiev Pechersk Cave Monastery. Originally compiled in the 13th century, it is largely based on two letters written by the monks of the Kiev Pechersk monastery, Simon and Polikarp, retelling the lives of the ascetics of the cave monastery who, by their sublime acts, glorified the Kiev shrine. Later manuscripts of Patericon incorporated also stories about the establishment and development of the monastery, its interior embellishment and its first inhabitants.

The original printed edition was edited by the metropolitan of Kiev Silvestr Kossov (d. 1657) and published in Polish in 1635. The first translation into Church Slavonic appeared 26 years later under the initiative of the archimandrite Innokentiy and in

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Description

Folio (38.5 x 23.5 cm), fifteenth issue. Title, [1], 2, 6, 9, [1], 213, 15 ll., with an engraved plate, and multiple woodcuts in text; manuscript number on title. Contemporary full red sheep, covers with gilt borders, flat spine gilt in compartments, black morocco label with gilt lettering, all edges gilt and decoratively embossed; slightly rubbed.

Bibliography

Cf. for earlier editions Sopikov 814.

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