Rare Bible exegesis by Armenian Mekhitarist monk Eprem Setean, 1848
SETEAN, Eprem: Patmutʿiwn Hin ew Nor Ktakarani / ashkhatasirutʿeamb… [History of the Old and New Testament]. 3rd edition. With several wood-engravings. Venice: 1848.
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Սեթեան, Եփրեմ / SETEAN, Eprem [Ep'rem Set'ean, Epʿrem Setʿ Mkhitʿareanor or Yep’rem Set’yean, 1791-1838]: Պատմութիւն Հին եւ Նոր Կտակարանի / աշխատասիրութեամբ՝ Եփրեմ Սեթ Մխիթարեան. Patmutʿiwn Hin ew Nor Ktakarani / ashkhatasirutʿeamb, Epʿrem Setʿ Mkhitʿarean. [History of the Old and New Testament]. 3rd edition. With printer's emblem on title page, serveral chapter vignettes and ornamental frames, all executed as wood-engravings. Venetik [Venice]: Surb Ghazaru Vankʿě [Printing House of the Mekhitarist congregation of San Lazzaro] 1848.
Small-8°. [1 leaf (1st title), 1 leaf (title), , 352 p.]; 143 p. Contemporary full leather over card-boards, with gilt title stamped on spine label, gilt ornamental vignettes, lines and frames stamped on spine and boards, gold-cut as well as hand-made multicouloured end papers.
3rd edition of this historical account on texts of the Old and New Testament by the Mekhitarist monk Eprem Setean.
Condition: Edges and corners of cover bumped and rubbed, boards and spine partly scratched and rubbed, 1st title page with handwritten owner's remakr, 4th leaf recto and last page with owner's stamp of „Ohannes Avcharian...“, in parts foxy, otherwise solid copy of this scarce Armenica indeed. OCLC, KVK und Google show only 3 institutional holdings worldwide (Armenian National Library, British Library u. BSB (stating both 450 p.)
Reference: Davt'jan 1963, Nr. 1497