Historical Description of the Cathedral Monastery of Trinity Lavra of St. Sergius
(Russia - 19th Century - Eastern Orthodox Religious History - Architecture)

Sergiyev Posad, Russia: I. Efimova, 1882. F 186 + 4 pages. Including a double-page color tinted lithograph view of the monastery grounds and architecture; at back is a double-page map-plan giving the geographical position of the monastery and the layout of the grounds within the wider community; a number key with description is on the following pages. Text entirely in Cyrillic, describing in a chronology the history of the monastery, established by one of the most important Russian Orthodox patron saints of Russia, the monk Sergius of Radonezh, Saint Vartholomei Kirilovich. With the occasional marginal pencil comment and mark. Approx. 5 3/4" x 8 1/2" size; bound in the original finely pebble-textured dark teal cloth. Edge-wear, tips wear-through; spine cloth fraying and loosening at bottom. Remains of old label, old sticker with number on front board; no blank free endpapers; a couple of pencil numbers and a pen number, and with the stamp of a church library with a central illustration of the same, & another rectangular stamp that is partially incomplete, throughout. Text generally clean and very good; lithographed plate & the map also in very good condition. Good Hardcover ` (Item ID: 25318)


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