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Manuscripts and Early Printed Books Department


New titles in our reference library!!!

We have many new titles in our reference library. They are mostly from foreign publishing houses, but also from Czech ones. More here.

Revision of our Study Room Information Guide!!!

Please note the changes to our Information Guide. Among other things, we draw attention to the fact that it is now allowed to take photos from historical collections of all kinds: a camera or a mobile can only be used after a prior consulation and a permission of a stuff in the Study Room, without flash/intense light and only for personal need.

Newly digitized manuscripts

We have digitized seven medieval manuscripts !!! Two of them contain medical texts (NL I E 42, I H 2) and come from the 15th century. The following ones include a broad thematic scatter from texts of Thomas Aquinas (NL III E 6, III E 5), Johannes Hymonides (NL III E 11) and Pope Inocence V. (NK III E 9). All (and many others) are freely accessible in the Manuscriptorium Virtual Library

Small book with a great mystery

National Library of the Czech Republic boutht a small prayer book from 1655 at Dreweatts and Bloomsbury Auctions in London. This interesting manuscript belonging to Anna Kateřina Karbanová from Volšany also served as a memorial and brought many new insights into the Bohemian exultant culture.



Order books to our Reading Room electronically: from the General Catalogue I, separate (the separate mode is for ordering 1. Manuscripts, Incunabula; 2. Early Printed Books via STT).


Mar 14, 2018
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