This collection of some 650 volumes was bequeathed to Eton College by the Anglo-Armenian violinist Manoug Parikian (1920-87). Parikian’s outstanding collection of Armenian books printed from the first half of the 17th century to 1850 and beyond covers the principal centres of Armenian printing. The majority of the books are in classical Armenian. Some of the earliest texts printed in modern Armenian as well as texts in Turkish printed with Armenian letters are also represented. Also of interest is a small selection of 16th-century western publications, mostly in Latin, introducing the use of Armenian founts prior to the emergence of Armenian printing.
Items in the collection may be found by searching our online catalogue via the advanced search option. (Please select the ‘Search books and manuscripts’ tab and then enter Parikian in the provenance field.)
Two books were digitised in full as part of the project, Iaa5.6.18 and Iaa5.6.07.