I. Khodchenko; E. Yudina; V. Kolonyuk
Taking into account the fact that in recent years, forensic institutions began to receive printed publications for research and realizing the value and value of book wealth, it became necessary to develop a methodology for the study of old-print books (old-timers).
Today, old-timers are called publications that were published before 1830 inclusive.
Rare in historical and cultural terms is not limited to the number of copies that have survived, although this fact should be taken into account. The rarest are, as a rule, not small-circulation, but mass editions, the number of surviving copies of which today is not great.
The study of the Slavic editions brings a lot of valuable information on the history of both book publishing itself and the paper production and engraving art connected with it. Almost all the books at that time were illustrated with engravings and decorated with ornaments. Therefore, they are a source of valuable information on the history of art,
The RV process of studying early printed books should adhere to the following algorithm: book size, external signs, edition, form, term, font height, sheet composition, signatures, alphabet, font, output, headings, author of the book, misreading, printer, date, prints, ornament, tie, lettering and binding.
Key words: art criticism, early printed book (old print), cyrillic printing.