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Medieval Manuscripts from the National Museum Library

Another five medieval manuscripts from the collections of the National Museum Library were digitised in 2021. Most of them had passed through the library of the house of Augustinian canons in Roudnice nad Labem. The collections of ecclesiastical law XVII A 5 and XVII A 15 were at least partly written in Italy at the turn of the 14th century and in the first half of the 14th century. Another legal treatise, Casus longi in quinque libros decretalium (XVII A 9) by Bernard of Parma, dates from the same period. A copy of the work Historia satirica by Paul of Venice (XVI A 8) was made in Bohemia, probably in Prague, at the beginning of the 15th century; it was bequeathed to the house of Augustinian canons in Roudnice by Adam of Nežetice, vicar general of the Archdiocese of Prague, in 1414. The last digitised codex is a missal of the Archdiocese of Prague from the early 15th century (XVI A 9), used at St Andrew’s Altar in the parish church of St Bartholomew in Pilsen.


Manuscripts from the Regional Museum in Teplice

The Regional Museum in Teplice digitised two manuscripts from its collections in 2021. The earlier of them is a gradual (shelf mark Or I 2) with hymns for the Mass Ordinary and for fixed feasts, most of which were written in the Cistercian monastery in Osek in 1656. The Cistercian Order is also associated with the list of the dead from individual convents (mostly Bohemian) that covers the period of 1762–1943 and began to be recorded in St Marienstern monastery, Upper Lusatia (shelf mark R2020/28).


A Manuscript from the Regional Museum and Gallery in Most

In 2021, the Regional Museum and Gallery in Most provided access to one manuscript – Liber vitae et mortis fratrum ordinis minorum conventualium in conventu Pontensi sancti Francisci defunctorum, which began to be recorded by Matthias Kollnberger (shelf mark 27/Ruk). The work mainly deals with the activities of the convent of the Conventual Franciscans in Most and its members in the years 1740–1862 and is supplemented with engravings and official documents.


Sheet-Music Manuscripts from the Collections of the National Library

Nineteen shelf marks from the collections of the Music Department of the National Library of the Czech Republic have been digitized. The earliest of them comes from the last quarter of the 18th century. Most of them were copied in the 19th century. A larger group is formed by handwritten copies of compositions by František Xaver Brixi (shelf mark 59 R 1236, 59 R 1237, 59 R 1240, 59 R 1247, 59 R 1250). Other manuscripts comprise handwritten copies of excerpts from W. A. Mozart’s opera The Abduction from the Seraglio, the score of Adalbert Gyrowetz’s opera Federico e Adolfo, the score of Joseph Drechsler’s theatrical play with songs Der Diamant des Geisterkönigs, as well as handwritten copies of liturgical texts and religious songs. Some of the manuscripts come from the collection of MUDr. Ludvík Hornov.