These faithful reproductions of the cathedral's murals were executed after extensive 19th-century restorations. Sixty full-page plates are notable for their originality of design and for the soft, subtle harmony of their coloration.
Over 1,000 motifs reprinted from a rare book of design first published in France in 1870. Ornate Cyrillic and Greek letters, corners, borders, page heads, and more as they appeared in illuminated Russian manuscripts.
Over 750 detailed, high-quality illustrations from rare 19th-century sources: suits of armor, chain mail, swords, helmets, knives, crossbows and other implements, along with scenes of battle, soldiers, horses, artillery, and more.