Vol'f, M.O. (firm)


1855 - 1878


Paper and Leather


W 6.625 in x H 7.5 in x D 2 in

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Credit Line:

Loan. Cheremetieff, G., Family of


Church Slavonic prayer book, printed in Russian characters. Published by M.O. Vol'f. Chromolithograph icons and Byzantine-style borders based on designs by Fedor Solntsev (1801-1892). First icon is of St. George. Red leather binding with gilt design, gilt title on spine. Gilt page edges. Black and gold endpapers. On bottom of spine is stamp "ENGEL. REL. A PARIS". Printed during the reign of Alexander II (see p. 16). 247 pages. Belonged to Count George Aleksandrovich Cheremetieff (1887-1971).

History Note

Belonged to Count George Aleksandrovich Cheremetieff (1887-1971), who was ordained a priest in 1950 and served in London from 1952, and his wife, Ekaterina Dmitrievna. April 23, 1911, mentioned in a note at the beginning of the book, was the date of Easter (according to the Gregorian calendar).

Inscriptions & Markings

Оn recto of second leaf after title page is handwritten inscription in black ink: Книга Графини Екатерины Дмитрiевны и Графа Георгiя Александровичa Шереметевыхъ. 23 Апрѣля 1911 года. On recto of following leaf: Пасха, радостiю другъ друга обимемъ!