TWENTY-FOUR PRAYERS IN TWENTY-FOUR LANGUAGES (1837)

[NERSES IV.]

Preces sancti Nersetis Clajensis Armeniorum patriarchae, viginti quatuor linguis editae.

Published: Venice, ‘in Insula S. Lazari’, 1837.

Date: 1837

Fourth edition of the prayers of Nerses IV, the twelfth-century Catholicos of Armenia, printed in twenty-four languages at San Lazzaro degli Armeni, a major centre of Armenian culture and printing in the Venetian lagoon since the early eighteenth century. Besides Armenian and European tongues, this attractive volume prints Oriental languages in several scripts, among them Hebrew, Arabic, Ottoman Turkish, Persian, Syriac, and Chinese.

£275

Offered by Bernard Quaritch Ltd