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    Seventeenth-Century Prayer Book of The Armenian Apostolic Church

    Aghot Matuyts yev Jamagirk (Prayer Offer and Book of Hours). Amsterdam: Printing House of Holy Echmiadzin and St. Sargis, 1667. Twelvemo. 5.5 by 3.5 inches. 275 pages. Full contemporary embossed brown leather, spine in compartments with three raised bands, remnants of clasps, gilt edges elaborately gauffered. Full-page engravings, head- and tail-pieces, decorated initials and shoulder ornaments. Binding edgeworn and with joints cracked, some loss at head and foot of spine and at corners. Sheets lightly foxed and browned. Altogether a very good copy. This book came out of the printing house founded and managed by Bishop Oskan Yerevantsi. It is the standard collection of prayers, spiritual songs, and readings of the Armenian Apostolic Church. Number 61 in the Catalogue of Armenian Books. From the collection of a gentleman of New York.

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