NERSESSIAN, Sirarpie Der

NERSESSIAN, Sirarpie Der. The Chester Beatty Library. A catalogue of the Armenian Manuscripts

Dublin, Hodges Figgis & Co Ltd, 1958.


Folio, 2 vols: half title, coloured frontispiece plate, pp. vii (1), 66 plates; half title, xliv, 216. Bound in matching maroon cloth with gilt lettering on spines. Texts clean and bindings tight. A fine copy.

Armenian illustrated manuscripts form one of the most important groups among the codices of the Christian East both from their artistic quality and the number of surviving examples. Next to the Greek manuscripts they are in fact the only ones with provide us with an uninterrupted series of examples dating from the late ninth to the early eighteenth centuries.