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Krakowski drukarz Stanisław Murmelius i jego księgozbiór (1571)
The Cracow Printer Stanisław Murmelius and his Book Collection (1571)

Author(s): Waldemar Kowalski
Subject(s): History, Cultural history, Modern Age, 16th Century
Published by: Instytut Historii im. Tadeusza Manteuffla Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Renaissance; typography; Cracow; Lutheranism; Calvinism

Summary/Abstract: Printer Stanisław Murmelius, who was active from the 1540s to the 1570s, developed his professional career mainly in Cracow. Nevertheless, at times, he managed typographies in other cities of the Commonwealth, including that at Brest (Brześć) in 1558–1565. His book collection that is presented here, and which was registered in Cracow in 1571, is made up of texts by authors of various Lutheran denominations (43.66 per cent), and theologians of the Evangelical Reformed Church (22.53 per cent), present usually in more than one copy. The inventory was prepared on the order of the Cracow justice, and the books were to be handed over to the Lublin merchant Jakub Konopnica as discharge of a debt.

  • Issue Year: 62/2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 5-45
  • Page Count: 41
  • Language: Polish