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The Kutná Hora Bible from the Museum of the Jindřichův Hradec Region

The Museum of the Jindřichův Hradec Region has provided access to an incunabulum of the Kutná Hora Bible, published by the printer Martin of Tišnov in 1489 (shelf mark S 2746). This incunabulum was printed in two editions. This is a mixed type of the first and second editions (also referred to as the third type), where the missing bifolios of the second edition were added from the remains of the first edition and, after the printed supply was exhausted, the missing leaves were filled in by hand. The printed book was supplemented with coloured initials and, in a few cases, with decorated borders.


Modern Manuscripts from the Military History Institute

In 2021, the Military History Institute Prague provided access to 28 manuscripts, mostly from the 19th century. In terms of content, the texts are quite varied, consisting of personal notes and memoirs (shelf mark IIR B 2233, IIR B 2325, IIR C 16910, IIR C 3749), short encomiastic poems and texts, works on various military operations and campaigns or on military construction, manuals especially on firearms and artillery (including a work on gunpowder by Carl Heinrich Riegel in IIR F 1627), treatises on cavalry exercises compiled by Franz Philipp von Lamberg and Ignaz Ludwig Paul von Lederer, and others. Historiographical works are represented e.g. by a copy of the Latin biography of Albrecht von Wallenstein by Václav Vojtěch Červenka of Věžnov (IIR F 526) and the history of the Austrian Dragoon Regiment Prinz Eugen von Savoyen by Friedrich La Croix de Laval (IIR F 546). Some of the writings are accompanied by illustrations. The pictorial component predominates in IIR B 2326 (depicting the facings and uniforms of Austrian soldiers) and in IIR B 3827 (depicting naval flags).


An exhibition of the Lipnice Bible and other biblical manuscripts

National Library of the Czech Republic will be hosting the exhibition The Lipnice Bible 1421–2021: Shield of Faith in the Turbulent Times. From 1 September to 15 September 2021, a unique medieval manuscript, known as the Lipnice Bible, will be displayed there, alongside other precious biblical manuscripts stored in the National Library. In its virtual form, the exhibition will also be accessible in our digital library. Moreover, the entire already-digitized Lipnice Bible will be published here in the Manuscriptorium.