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Oct

Early Printed Books from the National Library of Technology

In 2016, the National Library of Technology digitised five early printed books and one binder’s volume of them. The works were printed in the 16th–18th centuries mostly in present-day Germany, but also in Poland, Russia and France. Individual volumes contain treatises on mathematics, geometry and natural sciences, partly also applied in practice (shipbuilding, a collection presenting diverse devices and inventions).

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Oct

Manuscripts from the National Library of the Czech Republic

The first part of the digitised manuscripts from the National Library of the CR comprises a total of 27 shelf marks coming both from its historical collections and from later acquisitions (i.a. the Thun Library in Děčín and the Prague Lobkowicz Library). These are codices from between the 13th century and the beginning of the 16th century, containing theological as well as preaching, moral-educational, liturgical, astronomical, medical, rhetorical and other texts. Most of them were written in German (shelf mark XVI) and Czech (shelf mark XVII), including e.g. the earliest extant copy of the work Život Krista Pána [The Life of Christ] (XVII A 9), the text O obnovení církve svaté [The Restoration of the Holy Church] (XVII E 31) by Luke of Prague, and translations by Řehoř Hrubý of Jelení (XVII C 19, XVII E 33).

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Oct

Bukovina Annals by Vilém Žďárský

The State Regional Archives Litoměřice – State District Archives have provided access to an extensive collection of Bukovina Annals, which were written by Vilém Žďárský in 1948–1965 based on earlier sources, literature and accounts. The ten volumes of the chronicle and its supplements contain abundant information on various aspects of the life in the Turnov region especially in the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century.

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Oct

Digitised documents from the Museum of the Jindřichův Hradec Region

From the collections of the Museum of the Jindřichův Hradec Region, one manuscript, containing German recipes written in 1744–1746, and 13 early printed books were digitised in 2016. The printed books mostly come from the 18th century, namely from Jindřichův Hradec printing workshops, run by Franz Anton Schönstein and Hynek Vojtěch Hilgartner. An exception is formed by two Prague printed books, one of which was printed in the printing workshop of Jiří Melantrich of Aventinum in 1567 (Knížka potěšitedlná všechněm těhotným a rodícím manželkám /A Book to Be Enjoyed by All Pregnant Women and Those Giving Birth/, S 104) and the other, also complemented by handwritten prayers, was printed in the Old Town Jesuit printing workshop in 1738 (Manuale Tironis Christiani et Parthenii, S 327).

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