8°. 6 pamphlets and 1 advertisement bound in 1 volume.
#1: Об иконопочитании православной церкви, 1899. 28 pp. with xylographed vignettes.
#2: О таинстве покаяния св. православной церкви, 1899. 30 pp. with xylographed vignettes.
#3: О причащении св. Таин, 1899. 38 pp. with xylographed vignettes.
#4. О пресвйетой Богородицѣ, 1900. 35 pp.
#5. О молитвенном поминовении живых и усопших, 1899. 8 pp. with xylographed title page.
#6. О пресвятой Богородице, 1900. 22 pp. with xylographed vignettes.
Bound in a contemporary marbled paper binding with brown cloth spine, original brown conifer endpapers (Very Good, paper slightly age-toned).
An uncommon set of 6 pamphlets and an advertisement for a printing house was made in Kronstadt, on Kotlin Island, in 1899-1900. The booklets were published by the author John of Kronstadt, an influential Orthodox religious leader, and include religious texts, which were passages from his most famous work My Life in Christ (Моя жизнь во Христе).
John of Kronstadt (Иоанн Кронштадтский, 1829–1909), born Ivan Ilyich Sergiyev, was one of the most influential religious leaders at the turn of the centuries, known for his public religious outbursts, adapting the rules of the Orthodox church and strict religious education of the masses, which were coming to see him from afar. John was also known for his his monarchist, chauvinistic, antisemitic and anticommunist views.
John of Kronstadt was canonized by the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia in 1964 and by the Moscow Patriarchate in 1990.
We could only find separate pamphlets in the National Library of Russia.