Russian 18thc Church Slavonic Liturgical Book Rare

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Russian 18thc Church Slavonic Liturgical Book Rare

Very rare 622 page Russian 18thc liturgical book in Church Slavonic wood cut black and red lettering-folio pages slightly trimmed-8.50 inches by 14.5 inches-rebound with red buckram binding--flyleaf contains approximately one half page of hand written notations dated 1840s--penciled notations throughout-most pages have water marks on the rag paper--there are four full paged wood cuts of saints-at least three by Adam Goczemsky, two of which dated 1778-one smaller woodcut on last page showing the arrangement of altar table-wood cut on title page was made by Joseph Goczersko ??--beyond ritual prayers, the book instructs the Orthodox priest how to conduct the religious ceremony--all pages appear to be there--large woodcut images make the book extra special

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