(32) Florenskii, Pavel (1882-1937). “Ikonostas”, “Bogoslovskie trudy”.
Original typescript, 1st copy. 152 pages. 29cm x 20,5cm. Cloth-covered boards. Samizdat dated 1972.
The first edition in Russian of this fundamental text on the art of Father Florenskii only appears in 1993. A unique samizdat in that it was the sole copy with severely limited circulation among a select circle of Russian Orthodox believers.
The absolute proscription of owning any philosophical text explains the exterior state of this samizdat; the cloth covered card covers is heavily marked with humidity stains; the first and last two pages also show traces of the same. There are some annotations in blue ink, notably in French and Greek. The name of the author on the spine is in gold letters.
No anthology of samizdat has recorded the least copy of this text.