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A phototype edition of the Adzhar Tetraevangelion of 1652 to be presented at the National Library

The phototype full-colour edition of the Adzhar Tetraevangelion of 1652 will be presented at 6:00 p.m today at the St. St. Cyril and Methodius National Library in Sofia. 

The National Library is publishing the Adzhar Tetraevangelion of 1652 in a limited edition of 200 numbered copies on the occasion of its 144th anniversary. 

The Adzhar Literary School is a Bulgarian literary and educational centre with an active cultural activity in the 17th century. Literary life was most productive in the village of Svezhen, Brezovo municipality, which was then called Adzhar.

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The Adzhar Tetraevangelion is one of the few remaining manuscripts featuring the scribe's signature and the only gospel of the 17th century Adzhar Literary School with preserved illumination of the miniatures.  It became part of the National Library’s collection in the late 1970s or early 1980s. It is the most representative of the manuscripts of the Adzhar Literary School from the 17th century preserved in Bulgaria.

Guests will have the opportunity to learn details about the work on the phototype copy and the importance of the Adzhar Literary School for Bulgaria‘s cultural history. The edition will be presented by Prof. Elisaveta Musakova, who is the author of the bilingual text to it. 

The publication itself will be available for purchase after the event, the National Library announces on its website.

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