Vrej Nersessian, The Bible in the Armenian Tradition, 2001, Hard Cover, Very Good

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Nersessian, Vrej. Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty Museum, 2001
English, American Edition, Very Good, Hard Cover, 4to, 8 ¾” x 11 ⅛,” 96 pp.
ISBN: 0892366400

Black woven cloth over boards, gilt stamped titling to spine, in publisher’s black dust jacket with full-color images to front and back, black and white text to front, white text to spine. Remainder marked at bottom with marker, very minor edgewear, otherwise clean throughout, tightly bound, and excellent. In a Very Good dust jacket now protected in a Mylar sleeve. Mild edgewear to jacket, previous price sticker, minor marker markings to back and bottoms of inner flaps, mild scratching and shelfwear to sleeve, otherwise excellent. 96 pp. Replete with black-and-white and full-color images. Written by the Curator of Armenian Collections at the British Library, this book gives an overview of the history of the Armenian Bible and its illustration styles. From the dust jacket: “The Bible in the Armenian Tradition tackles the origin, history, and character of the Armenian translation of the Bible…The first work of Armenian literature was the Bible, therefore the Armenian people has always had a very special consideration and deep respect for the written word and, ultimately, for the book.” 

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