Cithara sanctorum in the Library of Jaromír Loužil, a Heirloom of the Evangelical Molnár Family
|Keywords||Evangelical Church – Molnár – Hořátev – provenance – library history – PROVENIO – Cithara sanctorum|
|Type of Article||Peer-reviewed|
The article describes the fates of three owners of the evangelical songbook Cithara sanctorum, which was, as a family heirloom, handed down in the evangelical Molnár family. The first owner was the Hořátev minister Jan Molnár, son of the minister Péter Molnár, who had come to Bohemia from Hungary immediately after the Toleration Patent was issued. The second owner, Bedřich Molnár, worked as a judge in numerous Czech towns and subsequently as a member of the Supreme Evangelical Council in Vienna. The third possessor was Bedřich Molnár’s daughter Anna Molnárová, married Loužilová, who brought the book as a dowry to the Jaroměř dentist and bibliophile Jan Loužil. In 2000, his son Jaromír Loužil sold most of his own and his father’s collection to the National Museum Library.