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11
Aug

Manuscripts from the National Museum Library in Prague

The digitisation of the collections of the National Museum Library in Prague continued in 2022 with another five manuscripts. Medieval codices are represented by a set of patristic homilies and treatises from the end of the 14th century, which used to belong to the library of the house of Augustinian canons in Roudnice nad Labem (shelf mark XIV A 2), a homiliary of the School of Auxerre from the first third of the 15th century (XVIII A 8), and a part of the Old Testament from the first half of the 15th century (XVIII A 19). A large collection of texts of Bohemian land law (II C 2) comes from the early 16th century. The hymnal that contains hymns for the Advent season and the Feast of the Nativity of the Lord and is referred to as the Rychnov Hymnal (I A 34), according to its documented place of use in the 19th century, was written around the middle of the 16th century.

11
Aug

Modern Manuscripts from the Regional Museum in Teplice

The Regional Museum in Teplice has provided access to another two modern manuscripts from its collections in 2022. The older one is a hymnary, supplemented by other parts of the Liturgy of the Hours; it was written in the Cistercian monastery in Plasy in 1684 (shelf mark Or I 18). The later manuscript contains a summary of a part of Aristotelian philosophy and was created in 1701 by Hyacint Erbstein, a professed monk at the monastery in Osek (shelf mark R 2020/26).

11
Aug

Modern Manuscripts from the Ethnographic Museum and Gallery in Česká Lípa

In 2022, the Ethnographic Museum and Gallery in Česká Lípa digitised six manuscripts from the period between the late 17th and the early 19th century from its collections. Two volumes contain personal records. These include an account of a trip to Rome undertaken in 1750–1751 by Count Franz Karl Rudolf von Swéerts-Sporck, his wife Anna Kateřina and son Jan Kristián (the account was compiled by their housekeeper and servant Franz Girtler and is recorded in RK 34) and a diary of the surgeon and obstetrician Ignatz Loringer from the turn of the 19th century (RK 78). Liturgical manuscripts are represented by a breviary with the feasts of Bohemian saints (RK 6) and a German book of hours (RK 29). The codex RK 30 contains a handwritten copy of Pantheon Augustinianum and RK 61 is a German collection of recipes, proverbs and various other texts.

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