gentry’s libraries; Zygmunt Czarnecki; special collections; prints of sixteenth century; Vasyl Stefanyk Lviv National Scientifi c Library of Ukraine
Bibliotheca Nostra. Śląski Kwartalnik Naukowy, 2014, nr 4, s. 70-83
Book collection of Zygmunt hr. Czarnecki of Rusko in Wielkopolska, purchased in 1914
by the Library of Foundation of Victor hr. Baworowski in Lviv, was one of the most important
and most valuable collections of polonica, also enriched with other landowners collections.
The article discusses printings from the fi rst half of the sixteenth century, now preserved in
the V. Stefanyk Lviv National Scientifi c Library of Ukraine. The collection consists of works
in the fi eld of literature and occasional, political, legal, liturgical prints (in particular Missals
of the Kraków and Wrocław dioceses), well known mathematical and astronomical, natural
science, philosophical treatises and historiography, theological texts, including preaching,
polemical and apologetic (dissident and Catholic). Collection, mostly in Latin, is featured
by original bindings or volumes were designated by Czarnecki’s superexlibris. The article
discusses especially valuable prints of the collection.