Monday, October 18, 2010

A Gentleman's Library : The Classic Book Collection of Norman B. Smith

Armenia: c. 1655

The second book of the New Testament, Mark's Gospel portrays the life and teaching of Jesus of Nazareth and dates from roughly 70 A.D. Throughout history, the Gospels have frequently been printed separately, often with elaborate artistic highlights.

This copy of Mark's Gospel is Armenian in origin and dates from around 1650. Little is known about this particular production, though the small book is a gem, with its exquisite miniature paintings and intriguing marginal designs on numerous pages.

- William K. Finley

Collector's Talk and Reception
October 19th, 2010
4 -6 PM

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