Provenance marks in the books of historical and cultural fond "Vilna Medical and Surgical Academy" of V. Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine as a source for study of formation history of the academy’s scientifi c library fond
Full Text Available The article presents the results of research of provenance marks in the books of a historical and cultural fond “Vilna Medical and Surgical Academy”. This fond containing 7953 single physical units now is deposited in the Department of librarian gatherings and historical collections of the Institute of Book Studies of V. Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine. All provenance marks (ex-librises (bookplates, superexlibrises, stamps, autographs, dedicatory inscriptions in the books of the fond have been ordered according to the stages of development of the academy, starting from the foundation of Jesuit College. The author accentuates the necessity of including the data about provenance marks into electronic catalogs for signifi cant acceleration of the search and attribution of the books from various collections and gatherings of the libraries in Ukraine and abroad
О. В. Полевщикова
Full Text Available During his staying inFranceas a commander of the Russian occupation army corps (1815–1818 M. S. Vorontsov, who came from the family of bibliophiles, was eager to complete his library with rare and valuable books. He managed to acquire a great number of rarities including a complete set of a popular year-book «Almanach royal» which nowadays is conserved in the Scientific Library of theOdessaNationalMechnikovUniversity. The article considers the peculiarities of the copies presented in the collection trying to establish the provenance of a number of volumes resulting from the study of different kinds of owners’ marks: readers/owners’ notes, armorial bookplates and handwritten ex-libris as well the most notable bindings of the collection.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau sold his botanical texts to Daniel Malthus (father of Thomas Malthus) about 1775. Two of these are now in the Old Library, Jesus College, Cambridge, but all the rest have long been thought lost. However, a copy of Albrecht von Haller's Historia stirpium indigenarum Helvetiae inchoata (1768) in the Lindley Library, Royal Horticultural Society, London, bears Rousseau's name and seems to have been annotated by him. The volume contains the bookplate of Jane Dalton, a cousin to whom Malthus willed "all[his] Botanical Books in which the name of Rousseau is written". Haller was well-known to Rousseau, who while in exile in the Swiss Jura (1763-1765), studied under one of Haller's collaborators, Abraham Gagnebin. Rousseau cited Haller's entry 762 when describing a species of Seseli to the Duchess of Portland.
For an history of the ecclesiastical librarie abolished in Perugia between the Jacobin period and the unification of Italy (1798-1866: the role of Luigi Canali in the preservation of the «lusso bibliografico» of the city
Full Text Available The essay is inspired by the ongoing study on the reconstruction of the XVIII century’s library pertaining to the Franciscan monastery of Monteripido in Perugia. According to the essay, a lot of bookplates stamps of some books of this library – that actually are in the City Library ‘Augusta’ – was changed. The same changes can be found on the books of other ecclesiastical library in Perugia. To find the reason of such occurrence, the research has been focused on the abolishment of the ecclesiastical libraries in Perugia during the XVIII and XIX centuries and on its protagonists: Luigi Canali, Giovambattista Vermiglioli, Giuseppe Belforti, Annibale Mariotti, Vincenzo Cherubini, Cesare Massari, Joseph-Marie De Gérando. Luigi Canali, librarian and public lecturer of chemistry, was probably the one who took the books of the monastery and place them in the City Library ‘Augusta’, avoiding their possible dispersion and removal in France.