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O bibliotekach i o książkach w zbiorze inskrypcji Nathana Chytraeusa
On libraries and books in the inscription volume by Nathan Chytraeus

Author(s): Jerzy Starnawski, Robert K. Zawadzki
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Summary/Abstract: Nathan Chytraeus (actually Kochhafen, 1543—1598), a German Latin-speaking poet is an authorof an inscription Variorum in Europa itinerum deliciae seu […] inscriptionum […] monumenta(1594). Inscriptions were written down in different places and public buildings all over Europe, suchas temples, schools, castles, palaces, and tombs. The article presents selected inscriptions concerninglibraries and books, deriving from among others the Vatican Library (an inscription handmadeby Henry VIII, inscriptions on the formation and history of the library), Medyceus Libraries (onlibrary founders), Prince Urbino Libraries (an inscription informing on the magnificence of theedifice and value of volumes). Inscription on Henryk Rantzau, retained in his property, presentshim as a great book lover. Also, his decree concerning the future of the collections belonging to thefamily of Rantzau is shown.The article is source in nature and gives texts of the transcriptions in question in an originaland Polish version.

  • Page Range: 17-25
  • Page Count: 9
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • Language: Polish