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    A Wonderful Armenian Illuminated Manuscript

    [Armenian Illuminated Manuscript of the Four Gospels]. Copied on vellum by Priest Grigor in Karahat, in the province of Gandzak [currently Ganja, in Lower Karabagh, in Azerbaijan]. Colophon dated March 20, 1659. Stout octavo, 6.25 by 4.75 inches. The manuscript has 637 pages, with 12 full page miniatures and smaller marginal illustrations. Period binding adorned with semi-precious stones, though only six of the seventeen settings are still complete with their stones. Remnants of clasps to rear cover. The cover was ornamented by jeweler Niaz in 1675, with brass framework laid over embossed leather. It has a second colophon recorded by priest Yeghiazar in 1737, most likely in Jerusalem. Alogether, a lovely manuscript. Leaves and binding are somewhat tired and handled, but still attractive. Calendars in the front, large miniatures and marginal ornaments are all most beautifully and skillfully painted.

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