Gospel [1575]

Description: The book is an example of one of the books published in Lithuania by Russian typographer Peter Mstislavets, who reborn there Cyrillic typography 50 years after Francisk Skorina. The book was created for the Orthodox population of Rzeczpospolita, and for Russian population as well. The publication has original engraves, stylistically different from the decor of the books published by Peter Mstislavets with Ivan Fedorov.. Extent and format of original material: One bound volume containing 406 folioss, 308 mm x 190 mm. Condition of book – satisfactory. Binding: boards covered with leather, two buckles. Upper cover is decorated with metal castings in the center and corners. Filigrees (watermarks): 1 ("wild boar", type 1) - folios: 1, 341, 346, 367; 2 ("wild boar ", type 2) - folios: 3; 3 (horseshoe with cross) - folios: 5, 27, 43, 44, 47, 57, 102, 119, 169, 184, 195, 203, 206, 216, 218, 225, 236, 237, 238, 290, 336, 364, 383, 386, 387, 389; 4 ("wild boar", type 3) - folios: 7; 5 (double cross, type 1) - folios: 10, 33, 48, 50, 52, 67, 75, 76, 85, 86, 89, 91, 108, 134, 138, 144, 146, 162, 164, 180; 6 (circle with tracery inside) - folios: 11, 87, 142; 7 (coat of arms with letter "W") - folios: 20, 51, 335; 8 (coat of arms) - folios: 26, 58, 124, 125, 126, 130, 131, 135, 136, 140, 145, 147, 155, 157; 9 (coat of arms with an axe in the center, type 1) - folios: 13, 23, 25, 29, 34, 37, 38, 49, 65, 68, 73, 90, 98, 101, 104, 105, 110, 116, 118; 10 (shield with arrows crossed upon) - folios: 24, 111, 349, 350, 351, 353, 355, 361, 374, 375, 377, 379, 391, 392, 394, 401; 11 (coat of arms with an axe in the centre, type 2) - folios: 59, 60, 74; 12 (coat of arms with an axe in the centre, type 3) - folios: 71, 88, 93; 13 (horseshoe with Maltese cross upon coat of arms) - folios: 127, 191, 235; 14 (shield – one side is rectangular and another one is semicircular – with an image of wavy lines) - folios: 158, 159, 160, 161, 168, 171, 173, 176, 181, 183, 185, 187, 196, 197, 204, 205, 207, 208, 209, 210, 215, 217, 223, 224, 227, 241, 242, 245, 247, 248, 251, 252, 255, 257, 259, 261, 263, 265, 267, 269, 271, 273, 274, 277, 279, 280, 281, 283, 292, 293, 294, 296, 297, 300, 302, 306, 307, 308, 312, 314, 316, 317, 319, 320, 322, 325, 329, 331, 332, 333, 347, 366, 397; 15 (double circle with a drawing in the centre) - folios: 239; 16 ("wild boar",type 4) - folios: 339; 17 (fish in the circle) - folios: 343, 363; 18 (shield under crown with a dagger in the centre) - folios: 398; 19 (double cross, type 2) - folios: 400, 404.Physical characteristics of original: Condition of book – satisfactory. Binding: boards covered with leather, two buckles. Upper cover is decorated with metal castings in the center and corners. Filigrees (watermarks): 1 ("wild boar", type 1) - folios: 1, 341, 346, 367; 2 ("wild boar ", type 2) - folios: 3; 3 (horseshoe with cross) - folios: 5, 27, 43, 44, 47, 57, 102, 119, 169, 184, 195, 203, 206, 216, 218, 225, 236, 237, 238, 290, 336, 364, 383, 386, 387, 389; 4 ("wild boar", type 3) - folios: 7; 5 (double cross, type 1) - folios: 10, 33, 48, 50, 52, 67, 75, 76, 85, 86, 89, 91, 108, 134, 138, 144, 146, 162, 164, 180; 6 (circle with tracery inside) - folios: 11, 87, 142; 7 (coat of arms with letter "W") - folios: 20, 51, 335; 8 (coat of arms) - folios: 26, 58, 124, 125, 126, 130, 131, 135, 136, 140, 145, 147, 155, 157; 9 (coat of arms with an axe in the center, type 1) - folios: 13, 23, 25, 29, 34, 37, 38, 49, 65, 68, 73, 90, 98, 101, 104, 105, 110, 116, 118; 10 (shield with arrows crossed upon) - folios: 24, 111, 349, 350, 351, 353, 355, 361, 374, 375, 377, 379, 391, 392, 394, 401; 11 (coat of arms with an axe in the centre, type 2) - folios: 59, 60, 74; 12 (coat of arms with an axe in the centre, type 3) - folios: 71, 88, 93; 13 (horseshoe with Maltese cross upon coat of arms) - folios: 127, 191, 235; 14 (shield – one side is rectangular and another one is semicircular – with an image of wavy lines) - folios: 158, 159, 160, 161, 168, 171, 173, 176, 181, 183, 185, 187, 196, 197, 204, 205, 207, 208, 209, 210, 215, 217, 223, 224, 227, 241, 242, 245, 247, 248, 251, 252, 255, 257, 259, 261, 263, 265, 267, 269, 271, 273, 274, 277, 279, 280, 281, 283, 292, 293, 294, 296, 297, 300, 302, 306, 307, 308, 312, 314, 316, 317, 319, 320, 322, 325, 329, 331, 332, 333, 347, 366, 397; 15 (double circle with a drawing in the centre) - folios: 239; 16 ("wild boar",type 4) - folios: 339; 17 (fish in the circle) - folios: 343, 363; 18 (shield under crown with a dagger in the centre) - folios: 398; 19 (double cross, type 2) - folios: 400, 404.

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