Lot 74 of 218:
Rare Russian Bible in striking binding  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$1,200
$2,000 - $3,000

New Testament in Russian, in velvet binding with hand-painted porcelain onlays on front cover






Printed in red and black, with ornate border around each page. With 4 full-page copper engravings. (folio) 42x28 cm (16½x11"), velvet-covered wooden boards, with five hand-painted oval porcelain plaques set into ornate and jeweled metal frames on front cover; ornate stamped metal (silver plate?) corner protectors and central lozenge on rear cover, two metal hinges with clasps, patterned endpapers, all edges gilt.

Sumptuously bound Russian Bible, with hand-painted porcelain onlays of saints and biblical personages, including the central figure of Christ carrying a large wooden cross.

Due to the size and/or weight of this lot extra charges may apply.

Lot Amendments

Some of the pile on the front cover is rubbed off, joints starting to split; three of the porcelain onlays with chips and cracks at the edges; overall very good, striking and quite uncommon.

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