St. Petersburg: v tipografii Eduarda Veimara, 1863. Octavo (20.5 × 15.5 cm). Later half buckram binding preserving part of front wrapper; 282, VIII pp. Wrapper lightly soiled; old Soviet bookstop stamp to rear pastedown; occasional foxing; else good or better. Item #6692
First and only publication of history of the Kiev Theological Academy (KDR), the oldest institution of higher education of the Russian Orthodox Church, which developed from the Mohyla Academy. In 1817, Alexander I closed the Mohyla Academy by decree; in 1819, it was reopened under the auspices of the Kiev Brotherhood Monastery, and continued its work until its closure by the Soviets in 1919. The author, Viktor Askochenskii (1813-1879) was a Russian writer and historian, and a former student at the Academy.