18th Century Slavonic Psalter
Slavonic psalter, copy on wove paper (first and last two leaves and several other leaves in places throughout). Text printed in red and black. 516 leaves, seems lacking leaves at front and back. Nicely bound in period blind-stamped boards, sympathetically...
Slavonic psalter, copy on wove paper (first and last two leaves and several other leaves in places throughout). Text printed in red and black. 516 leaves, seems lacking leaves at front and back. Nicely bound in period blind-stamped boards, sympathetically rebacked, clasps lacking, minor worming and rubbing. Contents with various stains and toning in places throughout (including some limited water-stains), approx. 34 paper repairs with about 1/3 of those removing or obscuring text. A handsomely bound volume.
Period: 18th Century though some leaves seemingly supplied from a 19th Century
Dimensions: 12.75" x 8.25" inches
Church Slavonic or New Church Slavonic is the conservative Slavic liturgical language used by the Orthodox Church in Bulgaria, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Russia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Republic of Macedonia and Ukraine. The language also occasionally appears in the services of the Orthodox Church in America. It was also used by the Orthodox Churches in Romanian lands until the late 17th and early 18th centuries, as well as by Roman Catholic Croatians in the early Middle Ages.
In addition, Church Slavonic is used by some churches which consider themselves Orthodox but are not in communion with the Orthodox Church, such as the Macedonian Orthodox Church, the Montenegrin Orthodox Church, the Russian True Orthodox Church and others. It is also sometimes used by Greek Catholic Churches, which are under Roman communion, in Slavic countries, for example the Croatian and Ruthenian Greek Catholics, as well as by the Roman Catholic Church. (Wikipedia)