The collection of manuscripts at the Blankenheim Castle library at the end of the 18th century in the light of the newly discovered library catalogue Cover Image
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Sbírka rukopisů v zámecké knihovně Blankenheim na sklonku osmnáctého století ve světle nově nalezeného knihovního katalogu
The collection of manuscripts at the Blankenheim Castle library at the end of the 18th century in the light of the newly discovered library catalogue

Author(s): Milada Svobodová
Subject(s): History, Cataloguing
Published by: Masarykův ústav a Archiv Akademie věd ČR
Keywords: aristocratic libraries; library catalogues; Manderscheid-Blankenheim’s library; manuscripts

Summary/Abstract: Count von Manderscheid-Blankenheim’s library at Blankenheim Castle was closed after Napoleon’s army invaded the Rhineland in 1794. The last owners of the castle, Augusta and Filip Kristian von Sternberg-Manderscheid, took some of the books to Prague, where they became part of the Sternberg Library, which itself was incorporated into Prince Lobkowicz’s Prague library, with which it was transferred in 1928 to the Czech National Library collection. This study provides information on the discovery of the uniquely preserved catalogue of the Blankenheim Castle library, compiled sometime between 1780 and 1794. It has been used to successfully identify a total of 29 manuscripts in the National Library collection. The study concludes with an edition of the Blankenheim manuscript catalogue and brief descriptions of the discovered codices.

  • Issue Year: 2018
  • Issue No: 48
  • Page Range: 143-183
  • Page Count: 41
  • Language: Czech