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A Hymnal from the Regional Museum in Olomouc

The Museum of Homeland History in Olomouc has digitised a hymnal referred to after its scribe as Klabík’s Hymnal II (shelf mark K-24068). It was written in Želechovice near Zlín in 1674 and later used in Lomnice near Tišnov; it was gradually supplemented by other songs. The beginnings of the texts of the original layer are decorated with coloured initials.

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Printed Books from the National Library of Medicine

In 2022, the National Library of Medicine in Prague provided access to four printed books from the first half of the 19th century. Three of them, including the oldest, which deals with smallpox vaccination (Erste Fortsetzung der Geschichte der Vaccination in Böhmen from 1805, shelf mark T 528/2), were printed in Prague. The fourth, Chirurgische lithographirte Tafeln (shelf mark T 537), is of foreign origin – it was printed in Graz probably in 1827.

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Manuscripts from the National Library of the Czech Republic

Another group of digitised medieval manuscripts of the National Library of the Czech Republic comprises ten volumes. These are codices created over a wide time span. The oldest of them are a binder’s volume of various originally separate books of the Bible with glosses (shelf mark III.E.3) and a homily on the Gospels by Saint Gregory the Great, Pope (VI.C.25). The other manuscripts come from the 14th and 15th centuries; apart from theological and preaching texts, they also contain miscellaneous educational works. Czech authors are represented by the works recorded in the codex VI.C.11: these include an exposition of the Book of Psalms by Mikuláš of Rakovník and a treatise by Štěpán of Páleč, De aequivocatione nominis ecclesia. German-language texts are contained in the manuscripts VI.C.27 (instructions for growing fruit trees) and IV.E.26 (the contents of individual Psalms).

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A Collective Volume from the Olomouc Research Library

The Olomouc Research Library has digitised a collective volume from the first half of the 15th century (shelf mark M II 55). It contains the speeches of an envoy of the Council of Basel, Juan de Palomar, and other anti-Hussite works as well as writings of the Chancellor of the University of Paris, Jean Charlier de Gerson, and shorter texts, including the bulls of Pope Martin V.

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Medieval Manuscripts from the National Library of the Czech Republic

The first part of the manuscripts digitised from the collections of the National Library of the Czech Republic in 2022 comprises 27 medieval codices placed under the shelf marks I–VI. Most of the manuscripts are of Czech origin and were written in the 14th and 15th centuries. In terms of content, they mainly include various theological writings and collections of sermons. Among the works of Czech authors, access has been provided to the commentary of Jan Rokycana on two letters of the Apostle Paul (shelf mark IV A 24). Some volumes also contain works on the natural sciences – for instance a treatise on medicines, probably by Nicholas of Salerno (III E 13), a medical compendium (I G 23) and the astrological work Liber introductorius ad iudicia stellarum by Guido Bonatti de Forlivio (IV B 10). Liturgical manuscripts are represented, for example, by a 14th-century hymnal of Friars Minor (VI C 20b), a Cistercian missal from the turn of the 14th century (I E 10) and a book of sequences from the turn of the 16th century (VI C 15). A work important for the history of German literature is the collection I C 40, which contains, among other things, Heinrich Seuse’s Büchlein der Ewigen Weisheit, Irmhart Öser’s translation of Rabbi Samuel’s letter to Rabbi Isaac, and the so-called ‘Münchner Apostelbuch’.

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Illuminated Manuscripts from the Monastic Library in Nová Říše

Three illuminated manuscripts from the collections of the library of the Premonstratensian Canonry in Nová Říše have been digitised. The oldest of them (shelf mark NR 79), coming from the beginning of the 13th century, contains Macrobius’ commentary of Scipio’s dream and glosses on this text; in the Middle Ages, it belonged to the library of the Benedictine monastery Michaelsberg in Siegburg. The other two manuscripts are books of hours of French origin. The earlier codex (NR 87) was written at the end of the 14th century and its illuminations are attributed to the circle of the painter Jacob Coën, whereas the later one (NR 86) originated in the last third of the 15th century.

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Medieval Manuscripts from the Museum of the Brno Region

In 2022, the Museum of the Brno Region digitised four more manuscripts from the second half of the 14th century and the first half of the 15th century from the library of the Benedictine Abbey in Rajhrad. All the codices contain mostly writings attributed to the Church Fathers and sermons; for instance, the author of the collection in manuscript R 405 is Matthew of Kraków. A linguistically significant codex, containing i.a. Czech Gospel readings, is kept under the shelf mark R 364.

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Modern Manuscripts from the Military History Institute Prague

In 2022, the Military History Institute Prague digitised another 31 items, including manuscripts mainly from the 18th and 19th centuries and Emil Kaňovský’s notebook of lectures at the NCO school in Great Britain from 1942. Most of the manuscripts made available are treatises on training, military and fortification theory, lecture notes and textbooks in various fields. Nevertheless, they also include, for example, overviews of the state of the army and its structure (shelf marks IIR A 360 and IIR A 489) or a drawn set of nautical flags and other symbols (IIR B 1343).

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Two Croatian Manuscripts from the National Library of the Czech Republic – Slavonic Library

The Slavic Library has digitised two manuscripts from the collection of the Ragusiana of Milan Rešetar: a manuscript collection of poems (shelf mark T 342) and an incomplete collection with excerpts from various texts by several authors (shelf mark T 399). Both volumes come from the end of the 17th century and are accompanied by drawings.

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A Manuscript and Early Printed Books from the Museum of the Jindřichův Hradec Region

The Museum of the Jindřichův Hradec Region digitised one manuscript and two early printed books in 2022. The manuscript Rk 110 – a Czech prayer book – was written in the second half of the 18th century. The early printed books contain various editions of the prayers of the Capuchin Martin of Cochem. The collection Der grosse Myrrhen-Garten (shelf mark S 109) was printed in Cologne in 1694; the Czech collection Zlatý nebeský klíč [The Golden Key of Heaven] (JK 2498) was published in Jindřichův Hradec around 1760.

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