A Preliminary Catalogue of Early Church Slavonic Publications

by Nikita Simmons

NOTE: This list is by no means complete; it merely catalogues all the titles and editions which I have been able to identify; further documentation needs to be done.

MOSCOW PUBLICATIONS

date title author/editor and publisher (where known)
1555 Evangelie Anonimnaia tipografiia
1560 Evangelie Anonimnaia tipografiia

Ivan Fedorov, 1563-65

date title author/editor and publisher (where known)
1564? Evangelie Ivan Fedorov and Petr Timofeev Mstislavets
1564? Evangelie Ivan Fedorov and Petr Timofeev Mstislavets
1564 Apostol Ivan Fedorov and Petr Timofeev Mstislavets
1565 Chasovnik (2 separate editions) Ivan Fedorov and Petr Timofeev Mstislavets

Andronik Timofeev Nevezha, 1576-1602

date title author, editor, publisher (where known)
1568 Psaltir' Nikifor Tarasiev and Andronik Timofeev Nevezha
1577 Psaltir' Andronik Timofeev Nevezha (Aleksandrovo sloboda)
1589 Triod' postnaia Andronik Timofeev Nevezha
1591 Triod’ tsvetonosnaia (tsvetnaia) Andronik Timofeev Nevezha
1594 Oktoikh. Kn. 1-2 (2 volumes) Andronik Timofeev Nevezha
1597 Apostol Andronik Timofeev Nevezha
1600 Mineia Obshchaia Andronik Timofeev Nevezha; 1st edition, June 1600
1600 Mineia Obshchaia Andronik Timofeev Nevezha; 2nd edition, August 1600

Ivan Nevezha, 1602-11; various other publishers after that

date title author/editor and publisher (where known)
1604 Triod' tsvetnaia
1606 Evangelie (naprestol'noe)
1606 Apostol
1607 Triod' postnaia
1616 Sluzhebnik
1618 Oktoikh. Glasy 5-8
1619 Mineia, Oktiabr'
1619 Mineia, Sentiabr'
1621 Triod' postnaia
1622 Mineia, Fevral'
1622 Mineia, Ianvar'
1623 Mineia, Noiabr'
1624 Mineia, Mart'
1630 Sluzhebnik (incomplete)
1630 Triod' tsvetnaia
1632 Mineia Obshchaia
1633 Ustav, sirech' tserkovnoe oko
1634 Azbuka (reprint of the Vilna 1621 Azbuka) Printer: Vasilii Fedorov Burtsov-Protopopov
1635 Shestodnev
1637 Trebnik (incomplete)
1637 Azbuka (reprint of the Moscow 1634 Azbuka) Printer: Vasilii Fedorov Burtsov-Protopopov (a copy is preserved in Harvard University Library)
1639 Potrebnik Inocheskii
1639 Potrebnik Mirskoi
1640 Psaltir’ s vozsledovaniem
1641 Prolog (Sentiabr’-Fevral’)
1641 Ustav, sirech’ tserkovnoe oko
1643 Sluzhba i zhitie Nikolaia Chudotvortsa
1644 Evangelie (naprestol’noe)
1644 Kirillova Kniga Author unknown?
1644 Mineia, Ianvar'
1646 Mineia, Avgust
1646 Mineia, Iiul'
1646 Mineia, Mai
1647 Kniga Ioanna Lestvichnika Author: Ioann Lestvichnik
1647 Pouchitel’nye Slovo Efrema Sirina Author: Efrem Sirina
1648 Apostol
1649 Tolkovanie na Evangelie (Blagovestnik) Author: Feofilakta, Episkopa Bolgarskogo
1651 Potrebnik
1653 Kormchaia Kniga
1655 Apostol
1656 Skrizhal’ dukhovnaia Author: Patriarch Nikon?
1656 Triod’ postnaia
1658 Psaltir’ Davida proroka i tsaria i chasoslov so prochimi razlichymi vossledovanii
1660 Anfolgion, si est tsvetoslovie
1662 Prolog (Mart'-Avgust)
1663 Apostol
1663 Bibliia, sirech’ knigi Vetkhago i Novago zaveta, po iazyku slavensku
1663 Mineia Obshchaia
1664 Kniga o sviashchenstve Author: Ioann Zlatoust
1664 Bukvar' iazyka slovenska
1665 Besedy i nravoucheniia na evangelie evangelista Ioanna Bogoslova Author: Ioann Zlatoust
1679 Azbuka
1698 Margarit Author: Ioann Zlatoust
1709 Besedy na chetyrenadesiat’ poslanii sv. apostola Pavla, ch. 1-2 Author: Ioann Zlatoust

KIEV PUBLICATIONS

date title author/editor and publisher (where known)
1619 Anfolgion, s Bogom soderzhai tserkovnuiu sluzhbu izbrannykh sviatykh na ves' god Tipografiia Pecherskoi Lavry
1624 Besedy na deianniia sviatikh apostol Author: Ioann Zlatoust; Tipografiia Pecherskoi Lavry
1625 Tolkovanie na apokalipsii sviatogo apostola i evangelista Ioanna Bogoslova Author: Andrei, Arkhiepiskopa; Tipografiia Pecherskoi Lavry
1626 Ot otechnika skitskago povest' udivitelna o diavole kako priide k volikomu Antoniiu v obraze chelovecheste khotia kaiatisia Tipografiia Pecherskoi Lavry
1627 Leksikon slavenorosskii i imen tolkovanie Author: Berynda Pamva; Tipografiia Pecherskoi Lavry
1627 Triodion, siest tripesnets sviatoi velikoi chetyrdesiatntsi Tipografiia Pecherskoi Lavry
1628 Mineia Obshchaia Tipografiia Spiridona Sobolia
1628 Pouchenniia author: Dorofei, Avva; Tipografiia Pecherskoi Lavry
1629 Liturgiarion, si est sluzhebnik. Blahoslovenie i ispravleniem Petra Mogily Author: Petr Mogila, Metropolitan of Kiev; Tipografiia Pecherskoi Lavry
1630 Apostol Tipografiia Spiridona Sobolia
1631 Triodion, siest tripesnets sviatoi velikoi piatdesiatntsi Tipografiia Pecherskoi Lavry
1632 Evkharistirion, albo vdiachnost’ Petru Mogile Author: Petr Mogila; Tipografiia Pecherskoi Lavry
1637 Evangelie Uchitelnoe, albo kazanie na kozhduiu nedeliu i sviata urochystye Tipografiia Pecherskoi Lavry
1644 Evangelion, sirech’ blagovestie bogodukhnovennykh evangelist Tipografiia Bratsva
1646 Evkhologion, albo molitvoslov ili trebnik Tipografiia Pecherskoi Lavry
1646 Trebnik Author: Petr Mogila; Tipografiia Pecherskoi Lavry
1653 Liturgiarion, si est sluzhebnik Tipografiia Pecherskoi Lavry
1663 Kliuch razumeniia Author: Galiatovskii, Ioannikii; Tipografiia Pecherskoi Lavry
1663 Prechestnyi akafisty i prochia spasitel'nya mol'by Tipografiia Pecherskoi Lavry

MOGILEV PUBLICATIONS

date title author/editor and publisher (where known)
1637 Azbuka
1649 Azbuka

L'VOV PUBLICATIONS (Ukraine)

Ivan Fedorov, 1573-74

date title author/editor and publisher (where known)
1574 Apostol Tipografiia Ivana Fedorova. (15 copies extant, including Harvard, Library of Congress and New York Public Library)
1574 Azbuka Tipografiia Ivana Fedorova. (The only known copy is at Harvard University.)

Lvov Stauropegial Brotherhood, 1575-20th century

date title author/editor and publisher (where known)
1591 Adel'fotes (a Greco-Slavonic grammar)
1614 Kniga o sviashchenstve Author: Ioann Zlatoust; Tipografiia Bratstva, L'vov.
c. 1614? Sobor v bogospasaemom grade Vil’ni byvshii 18 Ianvaria 1509 okolo 1614
1639 Apostol Tipografiia Mykhaila Slezki
1642 Triodion, siest tripesnets sviatoi velikoi piatdesiatntsi Tipografiia Mykhaila Slezki
1644 Oktoikh, sirech’ osmoglasnik ellinski zhe paraklitiki Tipografiia Bratsva L'vov
1651 Anfolgion, sirech’ tsvetoslov, ili trifolog Tipografiia Bratsva L'vov
1654 Apostol Tipografiia Mykhaila Slezki
1663 Kliuch razumeniia, sviashchennikom zakonnym i svetskim nalezhachyi, izd. 1 Authors: Galiatovskii, Ioannikii; Tipografiia Mykhaila Slezki
1664 Triodion, siest tripesnets sviatoi velikoi chetyrdesiatntsi Tipografiia Bratsva L'vov
1664 Triodion, siest tripesnets sviatoi velikoi chetyrdesiatntsi Tipografiia Mykhaila Slezki
1665 Kliuch razumeniia, izd. 2 Authors: Galiatovskii, Ioannikii; Tipografiia Mykhaila Slezki
(year?) Triodion, siest tripesnets sviatoi velikoi piatdesiatntsi Tipografiia Bratsva L'vov

VILNA (VIL'NO, VILNIUS) PUBLICATIONS

Francisk Skorina, 1525 - moved to Vilna from Prague (see below)

date title author/editor and publisher (where known)
1525 Apostol Francisk Skorina
1525 (Handbook containing Psalms, prayers and a calendar) Francisk Skorina

Petr Mstislavets and the Mamonich brothers, 1574-1610
Note: Petr Mstislavets formerly worked with Ivan Fedorov in Moscow and Zabludov

date title author/editor and publisher (where known)
1575 Evangelie Tipografiia L. Mamonicha
1576 Psaltir' Tipografiia L. Mamonicha
1580 Evangelie uchitel'noe Vasilii Mikhailovich Garaburda
1583 Sluzhebnik Tipografiia L. Mamonicha
1586 K gramatyka sloven'ska iazyka (First Church Slavonic printed grammar)
1591-92 Psaltir' s vossledovaniiem Tipografiia L. Mamonicha
1591 Apostol. 1st ed. Tipografiia L. Mamonicha
1592 Apostol. 2nd ed. Tipografiia L. Mamonicha
1593-1601 Nachalo uchenia detem khotiashchim razumeti pisanie
1595 Apostol. 3rd ed. Tipografiia L. Mamonicha
1595 Evangelie uchitel'noe Tipografiia L. Mamonicha
1596 Grammátika slovénska s-vershshénnago iskústva osmí chástii slóva Author: Lavrentii Zizanii
1596 Azbuka i Chasovnik (bound together; the Azbuka is similar to the "Anonymous" Azbuka)
1598 Sluzhebnik Tipografiia L. Mamonicha
1600 Evangelie (naprestol'noe) Tipografiia L. Mamonicha
1609 Triod’ tsvetnaia Tipografiia L. Mamonicha
1611 Kniga novogo zaveta Tipografiia Vilenskogo Bratsva
1616 Evangelie Uchitelnoe, albo kazanie na kozhduiu nedeliu i sviata urochystyi prezsviatogo ottsa nashego Kalista Tipografiia Vilenskogo Bratsva, Ev'iu.
1618 Grammátika álbo sluzhénie pismená khotiáshchimsia uchíti slovénskago iazyka; mladolétnym otrochátom. Author unknown; 2 variant editions issued the same year
1621 Grammátika… (reprint of 1618 edition) Author unknown; the only copy of this edition is preserved in Trinity College Library.
1621 Grammátika… (same title as the other book published this year, but closer in text to Ivan Fedorov's 1574 Lvov Azbuka)
1623 Novyi Zavet
1627 Dukhovnyi besedy, sviatogo ottsa nashego Makariia pustelnika Egipetskogo, o doskonalstve khristian pravoslavnykh Author unknown; Tipografiia Vilenskogo Bratsva
1644 Evangelie (naprestol'noe) Tipografiia Vilenskogo Bratsva
1652 Azbuka

OSTROG PUBLICATIONS

Ivan Fedorov, 1579-81
date title author/editor and publisher (where known)
1580 Novyi Zavet i Psaltir'
1580 Sobranie veshchei nuzhneishikh.
1581 Bibliia
1581? (A leaflet of two pages with a versified calendar)

Ivan Fedorov’s apprentices, until the 1620s

date title author/editor and publisher (where known)
1587 Kliuch tsarstva nebesnogo, i nashe kristiianskoe dukhovnoe vlasti nereshimyi uzel Smotritskii, Gerasim
1588 Sbornik o edinoi istinnoi pravoslavnoi vere Author: Vasilii (Velikii?)
1594 Kniga izhe vo sviatykh otsa nashego Vasilia Velikago, arkhiepiskopa Kesaria Kappadokiiskiia Vasilii Velikii
1594 Kniga o postnichevstve Vasilii Velikii
1595 Kniga izhe vo sviatykh otsa nashego Ioanna Zlatoustago Ioann Zlatoust
1595 Margarit Ioann Zlatoust
1598 Azbuka (a close reprint of the "Anonymous" Azbuka)
1598 Knizhitsa
c. 1598 Apokrisis Filaret, Khristofor
1598 Kniga v desiati otdelakh
1598 Pravilo istinago zhivota khristianskago. Psaltir' s vossledovaniem
1606 Molitvennik
1619 Grammátiki slavénskija právilnoe síntagma Meletii Smotritskii (I am not certain if this was actually published in Ostrog)

KUTEINO PUBLICATIONS

date title author/editor and publisher (where known)
1631 Azbuka
1637 Historiia, al’bo pravdivoe vypisanie sv. Ioanna Damaskina o zhitii sviatykh prepodobnykh otets Varlaama i Iosifa i o naverneniu indiian [author?] Tipografiia Obshchezhitel’nogo Monastyria
1647 Trefologion, ili tsvetoslov Tipografiia Obshchezhitel’nogo Monastyria
1652 Novyi Zavet s Psaltir’iu Tipografiia Obshchezhitel’nogo Monastyria
1653 Leksikon slavenorosskii Author: Berynda Pamva; Tipografiia Obshchezhitel’nogo Monastyria

STRIATIN PUBLICATIONS

date title author/editor and publisher (where known)
1604 Bozhestvenyia Liturgiia izhe vo sviatykh otets nashikh Ioanna Zlatoustago, Vasiliia Velikago, i prezhdesviashchennaia (Sluzhebnik) Tipografiia Fedora Balabana
1606 Trebnik Tipografiia Fedora Balabana

ZABLUDOV PUBLICATIONS

date title author/editor and publisher (where known)
1562 2 Protestant prints, titles not known
1569 Evangelie uchitel'noe Author unknown; printed by Ivan Fedorov and Petr Timofeev Mstislavets (they worked in Zabludov 1568-70)
1570 Psaltir' with an appended Chasovnik (Psaltir' s posledovaniem?) Printed by Ivan Fedorov and Petr Timofeev Mstislavets

NESVIZH PUBLICATIONS

date title author/editor and publisher (where known)
1562 Katakhisis (a Protestant book?) Author unlnown; translated by Simon Budnyi.
Printed by Matvei Kavechinskii, Simon Budnyi, Lavrentii Kryshkovskii.

"ANONYMOUS" PUBLICATIONS

date location title author/editor and publisher (where known)
c.1575-1600 unknown Azbuka (Nachalo ucheniia detem khotiashchim razumeti pisanie) Author unknown. Anonymous publisher. (The two known copies are at Bodleian Library, Oxford, and in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge. This book is a reprint of Ivan Fedorov's Lvov Azbuka of 1574, without the postface and with some divergent spellings. The question has been raised as to whether this is not one of Fedorov's Moscow publications.)

PUBLICATIONS OUTSIDE RUSSIA: OTHER SLAVIC COUNTRIES

date location title author/editor and publisher (where known)
1434 Prague Abecedarium
1491 Prague Chasoslov (incomplete) Author unknown; Szwajpolt Fiol, publisher (printed books of Middle Bulgarian recension with Ukrainian influences)
1491 Prague Triod’ postnaia Author unknown; Szwajpolt Fiol, publisher
1491 Prague Triod’ tsvetnaia Author unknown; Szwajpolt Fiol, publisher
1517-1519 Prague Bibliia (only the Pentateuch) Translated and printed by Franciscus Skorina (Napechatana Heorhiem Skorinoi)*
1518 Prague

Kniga Tsarstv

Book of Kings, translated and printed by Franciscus Skorina.
1518 Prague Kniga Isusa Navina Book of Jesus ben Sirach, translated and printed by Franciscus Skorina.
1518 Prague

Kniga Sudei Izrailevykh

Book of Judges, translated and printed by Franciscus Skorina.
1519 Prague Kniga Ruf' Book of Ruth, translated and printed by Franciscus Skorina.
1529 Horazhda Psaltir’ s chasoslovstem printer unknown
1539 ? Oktoikh Tipografiia Grachanitskogo monastyria (Jugoslavia)
1562 ? Chetveroevangelie Tipografiia pri monastyre Mr’kshina tserkov’
1563 Skutari Triod’ tsvetnaia Tipografiia Stefana Skadarskogo

*Francisk Skorina translated and printed a Psalter and 22 books of the Old Testament in Prague (1517-19) before moving to Vilna.

PUBLICATIONS OUTSIDE RUSSIA: VENICE

date title author/editor and publisher (where known)
1519 Sluzhebnik Ieromonakh Pakhomii Chernogorets,
poveleniem Bozhidara Vukovicha
1537 Oktoikh. Glasy 5-8
1538 Sobornik
c. 1538-40 Molitvennik
1546 Psaltir’ s vossledovaniem
1597 (Azbuka; serbian rescension of Church Slavonic)