57-1-2

2012/57/1-2

ISSN : 0036-5351
Vedoucí redaktor : PhDr. Jaroslava Kašparová, Ph.D.

Tisky 16. století v zámeckých knihovnách

With a financial help of the Czech Ministry of Culture (project NAKI), and in co-operation with the National Heritage Institute and the Czech National Library the Department of Castle Libraries of the National Museum Library has started a new catalogue of 16th century prints in its holding. Only…

Zámecká knihovna Vinoř (Z pražské Vinoře až k Niagaře)

The Castle Library of Vinoř contains 5 557 volumes, of which there are 4 manuscripts, 15 prints from the 16th century and 3 426 old prints published prior to the year 1800. It was a family library of a branch of the ancient Counts of Czernin. The last owner from that family was Ottocar Czernin,…

Knihovna Bílý Potok

This paper reports on the interesting library of Bílý Potok and on the life of its owner, actor, writer and dramatic Rudolf Rittner (1869–1943). It investigates the library's contents, rare dedications and notes.

V. B. Nebeský a rukopisná sbírka knihovny Národního muzea

On the 24th of November 1850, Václav Bolemír Nebeský addressed his application for employment to the Council of the Czech National Museum. At that time, Nebeský already edited the Proceedings of the National Museum. The Council replied favourably to his request (at least partly due to the fact…

Zlomek středověkého odkazu knih katedrále sv. Víta na Pražském hradě

In the so called Collection of Adolf Patera of the Library of the National Museum of Prague, under the shelf mark 1 H b 19, is a ma- nuscript fragment from about the first third of the 15th century. It contains an incompletely preserved handwritten note bequething books to the Cathedrale of St.…

Knihovny raně novověkých lékařů ve fondu Nostické knihovny v Praze

The article introduces and describes 43 fragments of the early modern private libraries collected mostly by Silesian physicians in the 16th and 17th century. The most important and extensive remnants of the book collections belonged to the imperial physician Johannes Crato of Crafftheim (1519–1585),…

Jiří Melantrich – Počátky španělského knihtisku v českých zemích?

Probably in the year 1577, the Prague publisher Jiří Melantrich z Aventina printed a collection of latin-spanish mystic papers, Opus- cula quaedam pia Francisci Borgiae, by St. Franciscus de Borja (1510–1572). The book includes the Spanish printed 1577 Privile- ge of Philipp II., King of Spain,…

Zvířecí motivy v kramářské písni

The paper presents a survey of animal characters and motives in bohemical production of broadside ballads from 17th to the beginning of 20th century in the National Museum Library in Prague collection. It explores roles and stereotypes of various animal species presented in the texts and follows…

Pražské Jezulátko v tiskařské produkci před rokem 1800

The article introduces the examples of influence the reveration of the Prague Baby Jesus, the statuette presented as a gift by Polyxena of Lobkowicz (née of Pernstein) to the monastery of the Discalced Carmelites at the Church of Our Lady of Victory, exerted on the print production of both the…

Historik Beda Dudík ve světle rodinné korespondence a vzpomínek

The author has studied the as yet unknown family correspondence of the Moravian Land Historiographer, Dr. Beda Dudík OSB (1815–1890). That correspondence, mainly with Dudík ́s father and two brothers, is in the private archives of the Dudík family. The letters complete the official picture of…

Michal Josef Fesl, dobrodinec muzejní knihovny

ThDr. Michael Josef Fesl (b. September 29 1788 in Prague – d. February 2 1864 in Vienna), the Bernard Bolzano’s most dedicated student, persecuted and interned for the dissemination of Bolzano’s reformatory teachings, bequeathed all his property to the Natio- nal Museum in Prague, including his…

Komenský a Gumpenbergův Atlas Marianus

In the collection of Bohuslav Dušek is a copy of Atlas Marianus by the Jesuit Wilhelm Gumppenberg (1609–1675) with an alleged signature of Jan Amos Comenius on the front page. The author shows that the book could not possibly belong to Comenius. First, the book's spirit agrees with the baroque…

Ztracený exemplář Catholiconu z roku 1460

The Catholicon is one of the most mysterious publications of all times. Recently it attracted a lot of attention. It is believed that its was printed by Johann Gutenberg. Within our Country, there are only three fractions of Gutenberg ́s prints, but as late as the years after WWI, there was a copy…

Nálezy dvou kalendářů ve sbírkách Západočeského muzea v Plzni

The collections of the Western Czech Museum in Pilsen still offers new discoveries. Recently, two single-sheet calendars from the second half of the 16th century were discovered. One comes from the City of Nurernberg, the other from Zurich. This paper calls attention to their unique form.

Počiatky kníhtlače na Slovensku

Based on many years of studying the incunabula in Slovakia, it has been theorized that there was an itinerary book printer in Bratislava in the years 1477–1480. He was credited with several smaller prinings. That hypothesis has been confirmed thanks to the discovery of a document in the Bratislava…

Pražské kratochvíle v 16. století: nejen kuželky, ale i živý slon

The British Library in London has in its collections a unique item of Czech origin - the first of the three volumes of a manuscript gradual called Písně chval božských (Songs of Divine Grace) (Add. 16175). It was made in Prague in the years 1570–1578 on behalf of the utraquist chancellor of the…

K osudům zámecké knihovny v Českém Krumlově v 18. a 19. století

The paper deals with the history of the castle library of Český Krumlov after the death of the childless Marie Ernestine von Schwarzenberg (1719), when the Eggenberg property in Bohemia was inherited by her nephew, Adam Franz von Schwarzenberg (1680–1732). It investigates the 1813 and 1820…

Karel Hynek Mácha a česká hudba

Mácha’s literary work is highly musical, and he himself was deemed musical to his contemporaries. This paper studies the reception of Mácha’s opus in Czech music of the 19th and 20th centuries, particularly compositions upon the 100th anniversary of the poet’s death in 1936, but also inscenations…

Po stopách básní Emy Destinnové

The poetry written by Emmy Destinn remains understandably in the shadow of her great career as a singer. She wrote poems be- tween 1893 and 1929, a longer period than those devoted to any of her other activities, such as, e. g., wrtiting novels and drama. The poems reveal an important glimpse into…

Krocínova kašna 1862–2012 aneb jak snadné je ničit a nesnadné obnovovat

Krocin's Fountain – destruction 1862 – unsuccessfull rconstructions 1895 and 1915 – torso – Lapidarium of the National Museum. The Fountain of Krocín at the Old Town Square of Prague was an extraordinary valuable sculptural monument from the end of the 16th century. Nevertheless, in 1862, it was…

Medaile hrabat Coudenhove

Numismatic collections had been part of castle libraries since the Renaissance. Librarian Dr Helga Turková, to whom this volume is dedicated, catalogued the nationalised library of the Poběžovice (Ronsperg in German) Castle in summers 1987 and 1988. The last private owner was Johann Count…

Jubileum kostela Nejsvětějšího Srdce Páně v Praze na Vinohradech

On May 8, 2012, the Church of the Most Holy Heart in Prague-Vinohrady, designed by the Slovenian architect Josip Plečnik (1872–1957), since 2010 listed as a national cultural treasure, has celebrated the 80th anniversary of its consecration. Upon that anniversary, the corridores and back rooms have…

Laudatio dr. Helze Turkové

A portion of the Festschrift honoring Dr. Helga Turková, who for many years worked in the Library of the National Museum in Prague, contains her abbreviated biography, list of her publications, review of her professional activities, personal memories of her friends and their well wishings. The…