Provenance Records in the Historical Part of the Library of Bohuslav Dušek
|Keywords||Bohuslav Dušek – Hermína Dušková – personal libraries – provenance – 20th century|
|Type of Article||Peer-reviewed|
The article presents the provenance records preserved in the part of the library of the collector Bohuslav Dušek deposited in the Department of Manuscripts and Early Printed Books of the National Museum Library. Numerous provenance marks were left in the books by Dušek himself. Other preserved marks of Czech provenance come from Protestants as well as Catholics, from peasants, burghers and nobles, and later from scholars. The studied part does not contain any coherent set, because Dušek did not purchase the books in large quantities and chose them carefully according to his interests. For comparison, the collection of the director of Živnostenská banka Jaroslav Preiss is briefly presented as well.