The Rites and ceremonies of the Greek Church, in Russia; containing an account of its doctrine, worship, and discipline.

KING, John Glen

Published by W. Owen, in Fleet-Street; J. Dodsley, in Pall-Mall; J. Rivington, in St. Paul's Church-Yard; and T. Becket and P.A. DeHondt, London, 1772
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4to. pp [6], xix, [5], 477. With 12 copper engraved plates and a fold-out frontispiece illustration of the Devitza Monastary near St. Petersburg - all by P. Mazell. The title page contains a vignette depicting the medal of Catherine II. Pages are generally clean with occasional mild specks of marginal foxing; faint library stamp placed in upper margin of title page. Bound in Modern half dark brown morocco with marbled boards and end papers. J.G. King [1731-1787] was Chaplain to the English Factory at St. Petersburg. He spent much time studying and observing Russian Orthodox practices. His work offers detailed descriptions and select translations of the various rituals, services and liturgies belonging to the Russian Orthodox Church. [ESTC T95407; Lewine, p.262; Brunet III, 661; Graesse IV, p.18; Lowndes p.1274]. Bookseller Inventory # 000254

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Title: The Rites and ceremonies of the Greek Church...

Publisher: W. Owen, in Fleet-Street; J. Dodsley, in Pall-Mall; J. Rivington, in St. Paul's Church-Yard; and T. Becket and P.A. DeHondt, London

Publication Date: 1772

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: First Edition.

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