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Microform Collection: Slavonic Bibles

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Early Printed Cyrillic Books from the Lomonosov Moscow State University Library

Collection of the earliest part of the Slavonic early printed books of the Moscow University Library, consisting of 40 Slavonic bibles and Cyrillic religious books printed in the 15th and 16th centuries, including editions of the Gospels, New Testaments, Acts and Epistles, and Psalms. Included are: the first printed edition of the Slavonic Bible by Belorussian printer Franciscus Skorina; the first printed Slavonic text of the complete Bible by Moscow printer Ivan Fedorov; Slavonic books from Moscow, Lvov, Ostrog, and Vilno (the latter from the Mamonichi press of printer Petr Mstislavets); and books from Slavonic printing presses in Nesvizh, Venice, and Skutri, among others.

The Moscow University Library's collection of Slavonic early printed books was formed largely through donations, purchases, and transfers from other libraries.

Yale owns all 40 titles of the collection - these have been reproduced on 492 fiche. Scholars will be able to soon consult these sources in the Microtext Reading Room, which is in the basement of Sterling Memorial Library. The various titles within the collection can be accessed under the series title "Slavonic bBibles: early printed Cyrillic books from the Lomonosov Moscow State University Library".

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