Prague: Vydannia Ukrainskogo istorychno-filolohichnogo tovarystva v Prazi, 1938. Original publisher’s wrappers. Good condition. Item #243
Large octavo (20 x 29 cm). 28 pages: illustrations. Text in Ukrainian. Inscription in pen "Donor: Bibliotheque Ukrainienne Simon Petlura" to title. Wrappers slightly discolored; wrapper edges chipped; foxing; else about very good.
Sigillography - the science of seals and signets dealing especially with their history, age, distinctions of types, manner of use, and legal function. Also known by its Greek-derived name, sphragistics, is the scholarly discipline that studies the wax, lead, clay, and other seals used to authenticate archival documents.
Viacheslav Prokopovych (1881-1942) was a Ukrainian public and political figure, publicist, teacher, historian, and one of the most prominent figures in Ukrainian political emigration. From 1924 he worked closely with Simon Petliura in Paris, after whose tragic death he became head of the exile government of the Ukrainian People's Republic (1926-1939). In the same years, he was the editor of the weekly "Trident" (Paris), where he published several journalistic articles, including "The Testament of the Eagle." He is also the author of a number of scientific and historical works.
Scarce; OCLC shows only one copy in University of Alberta, as of September 2020.