New Partial Findings on the History of the Franciscan Library at Our Lady of the Snows in Prague
|Keywords||library of the Franciscan monastery of Our Lady of the Snows in Prague – furnishings – library rules – early printed books – Eligius Jakub Čečerle – Bernard Sannig – Jan Sferýn of Sferýn|
|Type of Article||Miscellanea|
|Citation||KAŠPAR, Jan. New Partial Findings on the History of the Franciscan Library at Our Lady of the Snows in Prague. Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae – Historia litterarum. Prague: National Museum, 2022, 67(1-2), 78–83. DOI: https://doi.org/10.37520/amnpsc.2022.010. ISSN 2570-6861 (Print), 2570-687X (Online). Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/acta-musei-nationalis-pragae-historia-litterarum/67-1-2/new-partial-findings-on-the-history-of-the-franciscan-library-at-our-lady-of-the-snows-in-prague|
The article summarises new findings and complements earlier studies concerning the history of the library of the Franciscan monastery of Our Lady of the Snows in the New Town of Prague. Its first part deals with the maker of rococo bookcases from 1764, the second part summarises previously unused information on the library rules created by the Franciscan provincial Bernard Sannig in 1685, and the third part reports on the rediscovered copy of a Czech printed book from the 16th century, which was, together with other books, donated to the Franciscans of Prague by Jan Sferýn of Sferýn, a New Town burgher, and which was stolen from the library at Our Lady of the Snows in the first half of the 19th century.