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    Stories of the Lives and Martyrdom of the Saints

    Char srbots vkayitsn jshmartin Astutzo (Discourse of the Holy Martyrs of the True God), Constantinople: Printing House of Grigor of Marsovan, 1706. This is a synaxarium (yaysmavurk, in Armenian), a collection of stories of the life and martyrdom of the saints. The Armenian Synaxarium was composed between the fifth and the fifteenth centuries. It has four different editions. This publication followed the edition of historian Kirakos of Gandzak (thirteenth century). It starts with the life and death of St. John the Baptist. The book has 6 full-page engravings and 22 smaller engravings of very good quality. Number 227 in the Catalog of Armenian Books (online). A large book with a custom binding.


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