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    Mateos Vanandetsi Hovhannisian and Ghukas Vanandetsi Nurijanian. Voskea durn dpratan (Golden Door to School). Amsterdam: Printing House of Tovma Vanandetsi, 1699-1700. Octavo. 5.75 by 3.5 inches. 62 pages. [Bound with:] Hognadimi Astvatzabanakan, baroyakan yev kaghakakan iroghutiants sahmank (Definitions of Multiple Theological, Moral, and Political Events). Amsterdam: Tovma Vanandetsi, 1704. Octavo. 64 pages. [And:] Mateos Vanandetsi Hovhannisian and Ghukas Vanandetsi Nurijanian, Bnabanutiun imastasirakan kam tarerabanutiun (Philosophical Physics or Study of the Elements). Amsterdam: Tovma Vanandetsi, 1702. Octavo. 120 pages. Eighteenth-century French straight-grain morocco, boards bordered and edged in gilt, spine elaborately stamped in gild, all edge gilt. Marbled endpapers with gilt turn-ins. One folding engraved plate and other illustrations in the text. There is a short folding description in French of the contents of books (it is likely that it was attached at the time when the binding was done). A lovely book, in very good condition. The binding actually contains three books, all of them published in the same printing house. The first is a sort of children's encyclopedia, including the principles of writing and reading, as well as science knowledge, for the use of Armenian students. The second is a collection of theological and moral questions, while the third is a treatise of physics and meteorology, including also some information about world geography. Ghukas Vanandetsi and Mateos Nurijanian were related to each other, as well as with the owner of the printing house, Bishop Tovma Vanandetsi. They authored two of these three books, while the third (Hognadimi) was translated by Ghukas Vanandetsi into Armenian. Numbers 181, 221 and 201, respectively, in the Catalogue of Armenian Books. From the collection of a gentleman of New York.

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