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15
Sep

Manuscripts and Early Printed Books from the Library of the Museum of West Bohemia in Pilsen

Three manuscripts and two binder’s volumes of printed books were digitised from the collections of the Library of the Museum of West Bohemia in Pilsen in 2016. The manuscripts are sketch-books of Marie Eleonore Windisch-Grätz, Princess of Schwarzenberg (1796–1848), the wife of Alfred I, Prince of Windisch-Grätz, from 1814–1829. The individual parts of both binder’s volumes of early printed books were printed in various Austrian and German printing houses in the first third of the 16th century; they comprise Latin and German theological works and sermons.

15
Sep

Digitised Documents from the Slavonic Library of the National Library of the CR

The digitised documents from the Slavonic Library come from the period between the 16th and 18th centuries. They include both manuscripts and printed books; apart from Old Church Slavonic, they are also written in Old Croatian. The most important works for cultural history are the Ostrog Bible, the first complete printed edition of all Bible books in Old Church Slavonic from 1581, and the first printed edition of an evangeliary in Ukraine (Lvov, 1636).

15
Sep

Two Bibles from the Town Museum and Gallery Polička

From the collections of the Town Museum and Gallery Polička, two important works related to the history of Czech book printing and Bible translation were made accessible in 2016: the second edition of the one-volume Bible of Kralice from 1613 and the first part of the Old Testament of the St Wenceslas Bible from 1715. The first of them is also interesting for its earlier fortunes – it belonged i.a. to the monastery at Karmel in Mladá Boleslav.

18
Jul

Early Printed Books of the Museum and Gallery in Česká Lípa

Sixteen early printed books or their binder’s volumes that have been digitised come from the collections of the Ethnographic Museum and Gallery in Česká Lípa. They were written between the 16th century and the turn of the 19th century and mostly include Bohemica. They from a part of the collection bequeathed to this institution by Bohumil Malotín. In a number of cases, they are unique copies. In terms of content, these include calendars (some even with handwritten comments), prayers and hymns, chapbooks, postils and other texts. The only exception among the Czech-language printed books is the mostly Latin collection Hymnodia Franciscana.

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