Library of Mr. MUDr. František Tichý

Pages 35–42
Keywords MUDr. František Tichý – Henry Coston – Anti-Masonry and Anti-Semitism – freemason libraries – National Culture Committee’s – Czech Republic – Lysá nad Labem – napoleonica
Type of Article Peer-reviewed
Citation ANTONÍN, Luboš . Library of Mr. MUDr. František Tichý . Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae – Historia litterarum. Prague: National Museum, 60, 60(3-4), 35–42. DOI: https://doi.org/. ISSN 0036-5351.Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/amnphl/60-3-4/library-of-mr-mudr-frantisek-tichy
Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae – Historia litterarum | 2015/60/3-4

The library of Mr. MUDr. František Tichý (1875-1949) from Lysá nad Labem and the library book collection „Napoleonica“ create one very essential complex. A part of this library are tens of Masonic and particularly anti-Masonic prints. These are remains of the learned and educational library of Henry Coston (1910–2001), a leader of anti-Semitic and pro-Nazi-oriented movement „Les Francistes – Front national ouvrier paysan“, co-founder and director of the „Centre d’Action et de Documentation antimaconnique“. At the end of the World War II, Coston tried to get under cover in the territory of the Third Reich and the area of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, at the time, when the Allies were going to liberate France. The library particularly contains annuals (year-books) of French Masonic lodges as well as anti-Semitic and anti-Masonic literature. After the war, it was completed with several old Masonic prints from various castle libraries.

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