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Microform Collection: Early printed Cyrillic books

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Belorussian and Ukrainian Publications from the 17th century

The present collection consists of 109 rare or otherwise valuable Belorussian and Ukrainian books printed in the 17th century. As well as having an historical value, the combination of luxurious design and sophisticated typography makes these works stand out as true landmarks of early book printing. The books were often embellished by professional artists, who added illustrations and designed the title pages. Ukrainian and Belorussian books differed from those printed in Moscow in both style and content. Whereas the latter were funded by the government and meticulously censored by the Metropolitan and the Tsar, the printing in the Ukraine and Belorussia was supported primarily by private donations. Their repertoire was also much more diversified. The books' more colorful design, their covers, dedications, coats of arms, and spectacular illustrations contribute to the uniqueness of this material.

1,428 microfiches

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LOCATION: SML, Microform (Non-Circulating)
CALL NUMBER: In Process