Striatyn Press

Striatyn Press (Striatynska drukarnia). One of the earliest printing presses in Ukraine, established in Striatyn near Rohatyn, Galicia, by Bishop Hedeon Balaban of Lviv and his nephew F. Balaban. From 1602 to 1606, under the direction of Pamva Berynda, it printed Khyrotoniia: Poucheniie novostavlenomu iiereievi (Chirotony: Instructions for a New Hierarch, 1602), a Missal (1604), a Euchologion (1606), and a few other books. The books are fine examples of Renaissance book ornamentation. The press's equipment was acquired by Yelysei Pletenetsky and used to begin work at the Kyivan Cave Monastery Press.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 5 (1993).]

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