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    Stories of Adam and Eve

    Girk kochetsial joghovatzu (Collection of Stories and Sermons). Constantinople: Printing House of Boghos Hovhannisian, 1793. Octavo. 6 by 4 inches. 450 pages. One engraving and two head-piece ornaments, as well as tail-piece and ornamental initials. Contemporary blindstamped brown leather, now in poor condition with loss at the corners and spine, and damage to the boards. Binding broken away from the text block at the front hinge, and preliminary leaves, including the first with the Adam and Eve engraving, are torn and tattered at the bottom of the gutter margin. Some pages lacking, sheets soiled and with some dampstains, a few corners torn or torn away. Previous owner's notes and drawings to endleaves. A poor copy. This is a collection that contains stories about Adam and Eve, and "other saint ancestors." It also contains "useful sermons, said by the saint doctors, with easy syntax, for the benefit of the public."
    Number 906 in the Catalogue of Armenian Books. From the collection of a gentleman of New York.


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    October, 2013
    17th Thursday
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