Movses Khorenac'i (Moses Chorensis). Patmut'iwn ew ashxarhagruth'iwn. Historiae Armeniacae libri III. Accedit ejusdem scriptoris epitome geographiae.

London, Charles Ackers for John Whiston, 1736.

4to (27 x 22 cm). (4), XXIV, 412 pp. With 1 engraved map. Contemporary sprinkled leather with 5 raised bands and giding to spine.


Rare second edition of this work on Armenian history, geography and literature. "Contains a chronological list of Armenian kings and patriarchs. According to Talbot Reed, 'History of old English foundries' (p. 68) the first Armenian type in England was that presented by Dr Fell to Oxford in 1667. In 1736 Calson cut a neat Armenian (pica) for the publication of the above edition of Movses Xorenac'i. These were the only founts in England before 1820" (Nersessian). "Rare and highly prized. The geographical section first appeared in in Armenian in Amsterdam in 1668, 12mo. and the Armenian history (very flawed) in Amsterdam in 1695, sm.-8vo" (cf. Ebert).

In parallel Armenian-Latin text throughout. 2 leaves with open tears to margins (affecting text on Hh1). Head shows insignificant worming, otherwise a very well-preserved binding.

Nersessian 123. Voskanian 433. Graesse IV, 614. Ebert 14457. OCLC 79557739.