The book was fundamental for the life of the Russian Orthodox community in that it ensured the correctness of the liturgical activity; it also included several important additions to the rules of conduct for both believers and priests (Pozdeeva). Printed in 1200 copies, this fourth edition became the reference work for the Old Believers rites. The binding decoration displays composite features originating in the Moscow region. The upper board bears the stamps with the title typical of the Moscow printing press bindery, whilst the grille de St Laurent on the lower board recalls the style of the bindery of the Trinity-St Sergius Monastery.
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