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    Early Eighteenth-Century Armenian Psalter from Amsterdam

    [Armenian Psalter]. Girk Saghmosats (Book of Psalms). [Amsterdam]: Printing House of Ghukas Vanandetsi, 1714[-1715]. Stout octavo. 838 pages. 6.25 by 4.25 inches. Numerous full-page woodcuts (approximately 150) by C. Van Sichem after Dürer, Holbein, Goltz, Heemskerck, and others. In Armenian character throughout. Narrow borders, marginal woodcut ornaments and initials. Original binding of wooden boards and brown calf, richly gilt on the sides with oval block of the Crucifixion, scrolls in corners, and borders. Spine gilt in compartments with five raised bands, and a red morocco lettering label. All edges gilt with gauffered borders. Front cover detached and rear cover cracked. Wear to binding with some loss but still a handsome example and a good candidate for expert restoration. Number 291 in the Catalogue of Armenian Books. From the collection of a gentleman of New York.

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    October, 2013
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