Spotted in Bucharest: Crown Jewel Literature

While admiring the crown Jewels in the National History Museum in Bucharest the other day I stumbled across a rather magnificent-looking piece of literature… You know how sometimes a book is so beautiful that you don’t even want to crack that spine slightly? I think that could apply here…

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‘Tetraevangel printed in 1693, bound in gold by Sebastian Hann. goldsmith in Sibiu. The work was ordered and paid in 1709, by Constantin Brancoveanu, the voivode of Wallachia, for the monastery Horezu, Valcea country, his foundation.”

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