63-3-4

2018/63/3-4

ISSN : 2570-6861 (Print), 2570-687X (Online)
Editor in Chief : Mgr. Kateřina Spurná, Ph.D.

Czech Protestant Printed Books from the Toleration Period (1781–1861)

The issue of the Edict of Toleration legalised Protestants of Lutheran and Reformed confessions in Bohemia and Moravia. Their religious life required the support of printed materials in the form of religious literature of the corresponding confession approved by the state. Relatively high production…

The Publishing House of Jan Otto in 1871–1916

The article presents the history of Otto’s publishing house from its establishment in 1871 until the death of its founder, Jan Otto, in 1916 with an emphasis on the formative years of the development of the business (1871, 1883/84, 1899). It deals with the transformation of the company and Otto’s…

The First Lithographic Workshops in Brno and Early Lithography in Moravia

Interest in the art of lithography in Moravia already began to appear in the early 19th century. The first lithographic workshops in Moravia were established as late as in 1824, when one was founded by Johann Baptista and Adolph Trassler as well as Johann Gastl at their printing works in Brno. Both…

Magazine Illustrations – Text Accompaniment as Well as Competition

The article deals with the role of illustrations in pictorial magazines in the second half of the 19th century (Světozor, Zlatá Praha, Květy etc.) and with changes in the image–text relationship. It focuses both on documentary and reportage drawings, which formed a significant part of magazine…

The Typography of the Landfras Printing Works

The article focuses on the typefaces used in the Landfras printing works in Jindřichův Hradec throughout the 19th century. The production of this printing works reflected the transformation of the printing craft workshop into an industrial enterprise. In the history of the development of the…

Illustrations of the Calendar Part of Book Calendars in the 19th Century

Illustrations of the calendar part are the basic illustration in book calendars. They were placed on the twelve pages of the calendar part above the list of the days of the month. In some cases, especially in calendars from the beginning of the 19th century and Jewish calendars, these were even the…

All-Metal Book Bindings in the 19th Century

The article presents the results of the research activities of Hana Slovik-Vávrová concerning the mapping of preserved all-metal brass book bindings in the collections of institutions in the Czech Republic. She has recorded a total of 145 of these exceptional book bindings from between the end of…

School Libraries in the 19th Century: Control, Support and Control Again

The development of school libraries established at schools providing elementary education in the 19th century is closely related to the development of this type of schools after 1774, when the General School Rules were published. For the first time, they referred to education as a political issue…

Jindřichův Hradec and the Landfras Family of Printers

The beginning of the article briefly outlines the history of Jindřichův Hradec from its foundation through its development in the 15th century and especially in the 16th century, until the 19th century, when the Landfras printing works functioned in the town. Afterwards, the article focuses on the…

Mariazell in Printed Media of the 18th and 19th Centuries

In the wide range of printed books on religious topics, a specific role was played by printed pilgrimage items, whose main aim was to increase the prestige and fame of pilgrimage sites and to strengthen the promotion of worshipped cults among believers. This was also the case of the pilgrimage site…