Sophia Kievskaya (Софія Київська). IN UKRAINIAN. Kyiv: Mistetstvo, 1971. A celebration of architecture, and of the mosaics and frescoes of the Cathedral of the St. Sophia, built in Kyiv in 1037. It was named after Hagia Sophia (Holy Wisdom) Cathedral in Constantinople (present-day Istanbul). In Ukrainian the cathedral is known as Sobor Sviatoi Sofii (Собор Святої Софії) or Sofiiskyi sobor (Софійський собор). Originally, the cathedral was a burial place of the Kievan rulers including Vladimir Monomakh, Vsevolod Yaroslavich and the cathedral's founder Yaroslav I the Wise, although only the latter's grave survived to this day. Today, the cathedral is a museum, and religious services do not take place there.
280 pages, many full page black and white and color plates. Large format hardcover with dust jacket in a clear protective jacket cover. Contents are fine, the jacket good with some edge wear, tape repair, white mark on title page and gold label on the back of the jacket. Ribbon page marker. 1 copy only.