Collection of essays and translations [1690s] part 2/2

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Author: Nikolay Milesku-Spafariy. Description: The collection includes works of famous Russian diplomat and writer N.G. Milescu-Spafariy. "Chrismologion" or "Book of four monarchies" contains stories and anecdotes from ancient history, also concerns Russian history, "Vasiliologion" includes biographies of 18 kings of ancient times, and Russian also, including contemporaries of Spafariy, "The book about muses and free arts" describes main muses - protectors of arts and sciences, includes research in the field of numerology." Description of the Church of St. Sophia in Constantinople; and" the preface to" The Ieroglifical Book". Extent and format of original material: One bound volume containing 305 folios, 336 mm x 204 mm. Condition of book – satisfactory. Binding: boards covered with leather, two locks. Filigrees (watermarks): 1 ("Coat of arms Amsterdam", type 1) - folios: 2, 4, 6, 8, 12-14, 16, 17, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 35, 36, 37, 42, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 51, 55, 56, 57, 63- 65, 67, 76-78; 2 (letters "AL") - folios: 1, 3, 5, 9, 10, 11, 15, 19, 21, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 33, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 43, 50, 52-54, 58-62, 66, 68, 69-73; 3 ("Coat of arms Amsterdam", type 2) - folios: 74, 84-86, 305; 4 (letters "P") - folios: 75, 79, 80, 81; 5 ("jester", type 1) - folios: 82, 87, 89, 91, 95, 96, 97, 98, 107, 111, 112, 118, 124, 125, 128, 129, 273; 6 (letters "NRO") - folios: 83, 88, 90, 92, 94, 99, 100, 101, 103, 104, 106, 109, 120, 122, 123, 135, 280; 7 (letters "G P О"?) - folios: 113, 115, 116, 117, 126, 127, 130; 8 ("jester", type 2) - folios: 93, 102, 105, 108, 110, 114, 119, 121; 9 ("jester", type 3) - folios:131-134, 139, 141, 142, 145, 147, 151-153, 155, 159-161, 164-166, 170, 174, 176-178, 181, 183, 185-187, 189, 190,193, 196-198, 202, 207-210, 215-218, 221, 223, 225, 226, 229, 231, 233-235, 238, 240, 241, 243, 246, 247, 251, 253, 255, 256, 261- 265, 267, 269, 271, 274-276; 10 (letters "ERO") - folios: 135-138, 140, 143, 144, 146, 148, 149, 150, 154, 156-158, 162, 163, 167-169, 171-173, 175, 179, 180, 182, 184, 188, 191, 192, 194, 195, 199-201, 203-206, 211-214, 219, 220, 222, 224, 227, 228, 230, 232, 236, 237, 239, 242, 244, 245, 248, 252,254, 257-260, 266, 268, 270, 272, 277-279; 11 ("jester", type 2) - folios: 281-283, 285, 293-300; 12 (letters "LR (B?)N?") - folios: 284, 290-292; 13 (letters "LB?..") - folios: 286-289, 301-304.Physical characteristics of original: Condition of book – satisfactory. Binding: boards covered with leather, two locks. Filigrees (watermarks): 1 ("Coat of arms Amsterdam", type 1) - folios: 2, 4, 6, 8, 12-14, 16, 17, 18, 20, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 35, 36, 37, 42, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 51, 55, 56, 57, 63- 65, 67, 76-78; 2 (letters "AL") - folios: 1, 3, 5, 9, 10, 11, 15, 19, 21, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 33, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 43, 50, 52-54, 58-62, 66, 68, 69-73; 3 ("Coat of arms Amsterdam", type 2) - folios: 74, 84-86, 305; 4 (letters "P") - folios: 75, 79, 80, 81; 5 ("jester", type 1) - folios: 82, 87, 89, 91, 95, 96, 97, 98, 107, 111, 112, 118, 124, 125, 128, 129, 273; 6 (letters "NRO") - folios: 83, 88, 90, 92, 94, 99, 100, 101, 103, 104, 106, 109, 120, 122, 123, 135, 280; 7 (letters "G P О"?) - folios: 113, 115, 116, 117, 126, 127, 130; 8 ("jester", type 2) - folios: 93, 102, 105, 108, 110, 114, 119, 121; 9 ("jester", type 3) - folios:131-134, 139, 141, 142, 145, 147, 151-153, 155, 159-161, 164-166, 170, 174, 176-178, 181, 183, 185-187, 189, 190,193, 196-198, 202, 207-210, 215-218, 221, 223, 225, 226, 229, 231, 233-235, 238, 240, 241, 243, 246, 247, 251, 253, 255, 256, 261- 265, 267, 269, 271, 274-276; 10 (letters "ERO") - folios: 135-138, 140, 143, 144, 146, 148, 149, 150, 154, 156-158, 162, 163, 167-169, 171-173, 175, 179, 180, 182, 184, 188, 191, 192, 194, 195, 199-201, 203-206, 211-214, 219, 220, 222, 224, 227, 228, 230, 232, 236, 237, 239, 242, 244, 245, 248, 252,254, 257-260, 266, 268, 270, 272, 277-279; 11 ("jester", type 2) - folios: 281-283, 285, 293-300; 12 (letters "LR (B?)N?") - folios: 284, 290-292; 13 (letters "LB?..") - folios: 286-289, 301-304.

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