[LITURGY. OLD BELIEVERS]. Posledovanie tserkovnogo penie i vseletnego sobraniia [Ritual of Church Hymns for the whole Year]. [First half of the 19th century].
Old Believers prayer book which features full-page portraits of St. Catherine, St. Peter Metropolitan of Moscow, Venerable Niketa Stylite, St Natalia of Nicomedia. Illuminated manuscript on paper, 16mo (83 x 62mm), text in red and brown in polu-ustav with 2- and 3-line headings, quires numbered, illuminated title, 12 section titles and tail-pieces with red, green, black and gilt geometrical and floral motifs, multiple gilt initials, 4 full-page, full-figure illuminated portraits (St. Catherine, St. Peter Metropolitan of Moscow, Venerable Niketa Stylite, St Natalia of Nicomedia). Contemporary Russian goatskin, sides gilt- and blind-stamped, blindstamped spine, edges gilt (wanting one brass catch and both clasps).