Moscow: Sev pal, 2007. Sewn cl. An expertly reproduced facsimile edition of a seventeenth-century manuscript from a monastery collection. The introduction, published as a separate illustrated 24-page booklet, describes the manuscript and points out how its illuminations and script fit into the history of Russian and European book art and painting. The subject of the vita is Saint Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, who is especially venerated in the Eastern Orthodox Church. The initials and marginal ornaments, the full-page illustrations, many connected with the sea, are striking works of late medieval art. 424 leaves (approx. 880 pp.), 30 cm, approx.300 color miniatures, Rus. (introduction booklet), Old Church Slavonic (facsimile). Item #2405
2ND ISBN 9785900022055.