Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    First Complete History of Armenia

    Movses Khorenatsi. Azgabanutiun tohmin Hapetian (Genealogy of the Family of Japhet). Venice: Printing House of Antoni Bortoli, 1752. Third edition. Twelvemo. 6 by 3.5 inches. Xii, 423, 92 pages [second title page]. Four engravings, engraved head- and tail-pieces and initial letters. Contemporary brown leather paneled in blind, spine in compartments with four raised bands and blind-stamped devices. All edges gilt and elaborately gauffered. Marbled pastedown endpapers (free endpapers wanting). Remnants of clasps, with some leather loss, binding worn and chipped at the extremities, including with some loss at the base of the spine. Rear hinge cracked and starting to separate a bit at the top, sheets soiled and lightly foxed in a few places, but overall a sturdy, attractive copy in very good condition. This is the third printed edition of the History of the Armenians (Patmutiun Hayots) by Movses Khorenatsi (5th century A.D.), the first complete history of Armenia ever written in medieval times. This edition by Archbishop Sargis of Constantinople, by order of the Mekhitarist Congregation, followed the first printing of 1695 in Amsterdam, including the title, which tended to stress the genealogical aspect of the book for the Armenian people. It included both the History of the Armenians and the Atlas traditionally ascribed to Khorenatsi, which in later times started to be ascribed to seventh century scientist Anania Shirakatsi.
    Number 529 in the Catalogue of Armenian Books. From the collection of a gentleman of New York.

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    October, 2013
    17th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 337

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $100,000 (minimum $14), plus 20% of any amount between $100,000 and $1,000,000, plus 12% of any amount over $1,000,000 per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2019 April 28 Luxury Accessories Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The pre and post sales experience was wonderful and flawless. Heritage has the best in-house operation I have ever seen and their people are not only professional but fun to work with, especially Steve C.

    As for Heritage's online system… Yes the interface is more complex than what we are used to with SAN but what is behind that interface is amazing for sellers and buyers alike. It is real time and for a real serious auction buyer there is nothing better in the auction industry, bar none.
    Ron Cipolla,
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 December 9 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    2018 December 9 Arms & Armor, Civil War & Militaria Signature Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,485,512