Masonic library (so called „Zednářská knihovna“) and Masonic prints of the Institutional library of the National museum library („Základní knihovna Knihovny Národního muzea“) often called as „Latomorum“-complex

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Keywords Library of the National museum in Prague – old Masonic prints – Masonic lodge Sincerité in Klatovy – Prague Masonic lodge „Freilicht zur Eintracht“ – illuminati – Mr. František Xaver Chanovský – Eugen Winterberg
Type of Article Peer-reviewed
Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae – Historia litterarum | 2015/60/3-4

The so called MASONIC LIBRARY is another important complex of Masonic prints and handwritings kept by the elemental department of the National Museum Library. Its content isn´t that big, but its composition is quite similar to that library. This library contains several valuable Masonic prints from 18th century, among which there can particularly be mentioned the German translation of Anderson´s Constitutions from 1743. There can also be found several Masonic prints from Johann Schönfeld´s book office, several Masonic song-books (often completed with nice allegoric engravings at the frontspiece). The most essential part of the library is the English-, French- and especially German Masonic literature from the 19th century as well as several Masonic prints from the first 3 decades of the 20th Century.

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