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An Utraquist Gradual and Hymnal from the Regional Museum in Teplice

From the collections of the Regional Museum in Teplice, an Utraquist gradual from 1560 (MS 1) and a hymnal from 1566 (MS 2) have been digitised. Both manuscripts were procured for the literati brotherhood at the parish church of St John the Baptist in Teplice and were written in the Prague workshop of Jan Táborský from Klokotská Hora. They were decorated by the leading illuminators of the time: Fabián Puléř and Matouš Ornys of Lindperk. Unlike other, similar works, both manuscripts still contain also texts and depictions related to John Hus and his feast day.


The Manuscripts and Early Printed Books from the Museum of the Jindřichův Hradec Region

In 2017, the Museum of the Jindřichův Hradec region provided access to a total of 16 manuscripts and early printed books from its collections. The manuscripts comprise a smaller part of the collection – they include works of medicine, wedding speeches and prophecies written in the 18th century. On the border between the two groups, there is an album amicorum of Johann Hegenmüller, who had his Stammbuch records, including the accompanying decoration, written in the printed book Emblematum liber by Andrea Alciato. With a few exceptions, the early printed books represent the Czech- and German-language production of printers in Jindřichův Hradec in the 18th century. Some of the digitised volumes come from the property of the provost of Jindřichův Hradec Vojtěch Juhn (1779–1843).


The Manuscripts and Printed Books from the Regional Museum in Louny

In 2017, the Regional Museum in Louny digitised six manuscripts and three early printed books. In terms of its content, the set of manuscripts is homogeneous – they are all Czech-language prayer books (exceptionally complemented by Germans sections) from the second half of the 18th century and the first third of the 19th century; some of them even contain the exact date of origin and personal notes by their owners. According to the records available, all the printed books (shelf marks S 117, S 5275 and S 7724) are single copies.


Historiographical texts from the Royal Canonry of Premonstratensians at Strahov

In 2017, twenty modern manuscripts from the collections of the Royal Canonry of Premonstratensians at Strahov were digitised (some of them are deposited in the National Archives, in the collection Premonstráti – klášter Strahov, Praha). Almost without exception, these are historiographical sources and diaries that are related to the history of the monasteries in Doksany and at Strahov, but also to other institutions (the Norbertinum College, the church of St Gallus in the Old Town of Prague, the convent of Discalced Carmelite Nuns, the Benedictine Monastery of St John under the Cliff, the monastery of the Minims in the Old Town of Prague), orders (the history of Augustinian monasteries written by J. F. Hammerschmid) and events (the siege of Prague in 1744).