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On this page are annotated selected bibliographies for Czech/Slovak monographs that do not truly belong under the category of national bibliography. Thus, there are bibliographies of particular publishers or institutions, bibliographies of dissertations, or bibliographies that simply were not intended to be comprehensive in scope. This page does not include bibliographies devoted to specific subjects such as literature, art, history, etc. The selection of the resources listed on this page is based on the holdings of the University of Illinois library, but also in part on the historical significance of certain bibliographies.

If you would like more details on the history of Czech and Slovak bibliography and the development of their libraries, see Books in Czechoslovakia: Past and present by Eliska Ryznar and Murlin Croucher, Wiesbaden : Harrassowitz, 1989 [UIUC Call Number: Library & Information Science 070.509437 R996b]. Part 3 covers Czech bibliography and part 6 covers Slovak bibliography.

 

Czech Monographic Bibliographies

Auplny literaturnj letopis, cili Obraz slowesnosti Slowanuw narecj ceskeho w Cechach, na Morawe, w Uhrjich atd., od leta 1825 az do leta 1837¼.

Michl, J.W.J. W Praze: w Komissj kornbergowy widowy a webra, 1839. 353 p.
UIUC Call Number: Main Stacks 015.4371 M58a

Intended as a supplement to the first edition of Jungmann's bibliography which is annotated on the page for Czech/Slovak National Bibliography, this volume as a bibliography is mostly superceded by Jungmann's second edition and other works, but it includes other interesting details. The first 72 pages comprise introductory materials on various aspects of Czech/Slavic writing and publishing. The next section is Knihopis, the bibliography, and it covers a brief 12 years, from 1825-1837, of of Czech and some other Slavic language books, journals, and journal articles. Citations are arranged according to subject. The final section is a biographical dictionary of Slavic authors. Be prepared to squint reading the tiny, clustered print and to decipher the old spelling of Czech words and names. The work contains an interesting fold-out chart summarizing the history of Czech literature.

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Ceske prvotisky in Casopis ceskeho musea (1852).

Hanka, Vaclav. CCM v.26, 1852, sv. 3, pp. 109-126; sv.4, pp.62-111.
UIUC Call Number: Main Stacks 069 CA v.26

Although there are other bibliographies that better cover these early Czech imprints, Hanka's work was well-known because of the stature of the compiler. He was a noted Czech linguist, bibliographer, and literary scholar (see the entry for him in Lexikon ceske literatury. Osobnosti, dila, instituce). In 1853 it was published as a monograph under the title Bibliografie prvotiskuv ceskych od 1468 az do 1526 leta. The 179 entries are arranged by place of publication, but most don't resemble modern bibliographic citations. The data are presented more in a narrative form and printed using an older system of Czech spelling. Note the entry below for an early book published in Prague.

entry for an early book published in Prague

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Soupis brnenskych tisku. Stare tisky do roku 1800.

Dokoupil, Vladislav. Brno: Statni vedecka knihovna, 1978. 603 p. (Bibliografie mesta Brna ; sv. 3).
UIUC Call Number: Main Stacks 011.44 D68s

Covering the years 1565 through 1800, this bibliography offers a chronological arrangement of about 2700 books published in Brno regardless of language. The compiler admits that this bibliography is not truly comprehensive, that there is more work to be done to trace other books produced in Brno during this time period. Entries are arranged choronologically with undated books appearing after the ones from 1800. Access to the details of the entries is provided by indexes for names, subjects, languages, printers, publishers, booksellers, artists, subjects of illustrations, and provenance. There are a number of illustrations gathered at the end of the book. Like many of the Czech and Slovak retrospective bibliographies, this one too is a union list of which libraries hold which books with the key to the abbreviations found on page 12 of the introduction. The introduction also surveys the development of publishing in Brno for the given time period. The image below shows an entry for a German language publication from 1785 and its contents.

entry for a German language publication from 1785

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Soupis starych tisku ve fondech Statni vedecke knihovny v Olomouci.

Pumprla, Vaclav. Olomouc: Statni vedecka knihovna v Olomouci, 1974- .
UIUC Call Number: Main Stacks 016.094 P96s v.1, pt.1-2 [UIUC lacks most volumes]

As the major library in its region and one of the oldest in the Czech Republic, the library in Olomouc has an outstanding collection of Moravian materials, but the bibliography aims to represent the Library's holdings of early printings in all areas, not just Bohemia and Moravia. This multivolume set arranges the books and a few periodicals geographically into volumes and then presents the materials alphabetically by author or by title if there is no author. The following description of the contents of the various volumes is taken from the OCLC record: 1. sv. 1- tisky vydané na území Cech a Moravy v letech 1501-1800.--2. sv. 1. Krakovské tisky vydané v letech 1501-1800.--3. v. 1. Tisky z lékárství a príbuzných oboru z let 1501-1800. v. 3, pt. 2: C-F; v. 3, pt. 3: G-Ch; pt. 5: N-Seh, pt. 6: Si-Z.--4. Hispanika a iberoamerikána (1501-1800)--5. Tisky z let 1501-1600. pt. 1. A. UIUC holds the first two parts of volume one, Tisky vydane na uzemi Cech a Moravy v letech 1501-1800 from letters A-C. The image below reproduces an entry for an edition of the Bible kralicka.

entry for an edition of the Bible kralicka

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Katalog starych ceskych a slovenskych tlaci do roku 1800 v Orszagos Szechenyi Konyvtar v Budapesti.

Borsa, Gedeon ; Kafer, Istvan. Martin: Matica slovenska, Narodna Kniznica : Budapest: Orszagos Szechenyi Konyvtar, 1970. 413 p.
UIUC Call Number: Oak Street HD Shelving 016.094 B64k

Founded in 1802, the Orszagos Szechenyi Konyvtar or National Szechenyi Library in Budapest has significant holdings of Slovak materials. This catalog presents its collection of over 1300 Czech and Slovak language publications from before 1800. Many items in this catalog are given a full bibliographic description, but others have just some basic details. Entries are arranged alphabetically by author, but there are indexes for place of publication, date of publication, printer, original owner of the book, original institutional owner of the book, call number for the National Szechenyi Library, and two special indexes for works that were unknown until the compilation of this catalog (marked with an XX) and works that were discovered using literary sources but for which there are no extant copies (marked with an X). Almost a third of the books in this catalog came from the collection of Juraj Ribay (1754-1812), the famous linguist, ethnographer and book collector. Note the entry below for a work by Jan Hus which was part of the Ribay collection.

entry for a work by Jan Hus

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Rukovet humanistickeho basnictvi v Cechach a na Morave.

Truhlar, Antonin ; Hrdina, Karel. Praha: Academia, 1966-1982. 5 vols.
UIUC Call Number: Main Stacks 016.8751 R859 v.1-4 [UIUC lacks v. 5]

If you are looking for early Latin or Greek language humanistic imprints published in Bohemia and Moravia, this bibliography is a good place to start. It covers publications from the 15th-17th centuries. The entries, arranged by author, can be extremely detailed providing not only basic bibliographical data, but also information on the contents. There are many see references for the different renderings of authors' names. This set is a union list showing which libraries in the Czech Republic hold each title. Many citations also include bibliographical references to works that mention the cited title. At the beginning of almost every entry for a writer there is a brief biography highlighting some of the author's major works and discussing his literary/historical significance. The entry below shows a very brief biographical entry plus bibliographical entry for Samuel Codomannus.

bibliographical entry for Samuel Codomannus

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Ceske bibliofilske tisky.

Sanka, Arno. V Brne: S. Koci, 1923-1971. 5 vols.
UIUC Call Number: Rare Books and Special Collections 016.094 SA5C v.1,2,4,5 [UIUC lacks v.3]

The Czechs have long been leaders in the area of book art so it is no surprise that there is a bibliography devoted to Czech bibliophile editions. Volumes one and two of Sanka's bibliography are bibliophile editions themselves, with UIUC's copy of the first volume being number 101 of a limited edition of 500 and our copy of the second volume number 237 of an edition of 250. The five volumes present citations for over 7000 special printings from the end of the 19th century to 1970. Each volume includes works from a span of years with the entries arranged alphabetically by author or by title if there is no author. The first volume divides the entries into numbered editions and unnumbered editions. Almost all of the volumes have a listing of books published in special bibliophile series as well as indexes by author. Volume 2 has a section illustrating watermarks. The entries provide a full bibliographic description plus the number of copies printed, typeface used, price, and information about illustrators, translators, etc. The compiler admits that his compilations are not complete for it is difficult to track bibliophile editions. Some are privately published or published in extremely small print runs. For inclusion in his bibliography the books had to have been printed by a publisher and not exceeded 500-600 copies in number.

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Ceskoslovenska bibliografie. Soupis soucasneho ceskoslovenskeho pisemnictvi.

Gotthard, Jan. Praha: Nakladem vlastnim, 1921-1922. 2 vols.
UIUC Call Number: Main Stacks 015.43705 CE v.1-2
HathiTrust full-text link vol. 1: http://hdl.handle.net/2027/njp.32101073426544
HathiTrust full-text link vol. 2: http://hdl.handle.net/2027/njp.32101073426551

Claiming to be as comprehensive as possible, this bibliography covers books, pamphlets and music in Czech and Slovak from 1920-1921, although most of the items are in Czech. There is also a section for foreign languages titles that were published in Czechoslovakia. Each volume consists of a number of issues that all have the same broad subject arrangement with a cumulative volume index for names and more specific subjects at the end. The compiler was a bibliographer/bookman who worked for the Otto publishing house. The entries provide citations and prices. See below for the first few items that appeared in the 1921:6 issue under the heading of poetry.

the first few items that appeared in the 1921:6 issue under the heading of poetry

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Revue des travaux scientifiques tchecoslovaques. Section premiere: philosophie, philologie, histoire, sciences sociales, economie politique, jurisprudence = Czechoslovak research work. First section. 1919-1924.

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Revue des travaux scientifiques tchecoslovaques. Section deuxieme: mathematiques, physique, chimie, sciences biologiques, mineralogie et geologie, geographie, sciences techniques, sciences medicales = Czechoslovak research work. Second section. 1919-1924.

Prague: [s.n.], 1924-1931. 9 vols.
UIUC Call Number: First section - Main stacks 016.3 R328 v.1-6, 1919-1924 ; Second section Main Stacks 016.5 R328 v.1-3, 1919-1924

As the result of a decision made in 1920 to publish abstracts in English or French of works by Czech and Slovak scholars these bibliographies were compiled. In addition to the abstracts they include for each subject covered brief overviews of the state of the field in Czechoslovakia at that time. The humanities and social sciences are presented in the first section and the hard sciences in the second section. Within each section the abstracts are divided by subject. The entries are for both monographs and articles. Each issue has an atuhor index and a list of the periodicals from which articles were analyzed. The length of the abstracts ranges from several lines to several pages. The image below reproduces the abstract for Arne Novak's book on Svatopluk Cech (First section, v.3, 1921).

abstract for Arne Novak's book on Svatopluk Cech

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part of the subject index for items related to fishingKnizni novinky, 1935-1947. Seznam puvodnich i prelozenych ceskych knih Ustredni knihovny hl. m. Prahy.

Kunc, Jaroslav. Praha: Ustredni knihovna hl. m. Prahy, 1948. 2 vols.
UIUC Call Number: Main Stacks 016.89186 P8842k v.1-2

Published in 2 volumes, this bibliography is a catalog of the approximately 12,000 new books received by the Ustredni knihovna in Prague from 1935-1947. Items are listed under author or under the first important word of the title with numerous see references to give multiple access points to a publication. It does not include journals, textbooks, exhibition catalogs, children's books, or amateur plays. The entries are bibliographically very brief. The second volume concludes with a short list of additions, indexes to translations, personal names/biographical works, titles, and subjects which also separates out materials by genres of belles lettres. The image on the right shows part of the subject index for items related to fishing.

 

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entries for works by Josef SkvoreckyBibliografie ceske knizni tvorby 1945-1960.

Praha: Statni pedagogicke nakladatelstvi; Narodni knihovna CR, 1973-1996. (Edice Narodni knihovny v Praze; sv. 3). 5 vols.
UIUC Call Number: Main Stacks Q. 015.437 B4716 v.1-5

Coverage of Czech monographs from 1945-1960 begins with titles produced after the end of German occupation in 1945. Although much of the information is available in the national bibliographic sources for the time, this bibliography attempts to gather it all into one compilation covering 15 years. The entries for approximately 80,000 books are arranged alphabetically by author. They are divided into three subsections indicated by the letters A (direct author activity, i.e. works by an author himself or as part of a collective), B (indirect author activity, i.e. forwards, commentaries, translations, etc.) and C (Works about an author). Entries include full bibliographic data, length, price, and print run numbers. Volume 1 = A-G, vol. 2 = H-L, vol. 3 = M-R, Vol. 4 = S-Z. Volume 5 is the index of translations from all languages into Czech, from Czech into other languages, from Russian into Czech, of Czech-related titles translated from one foreign language into another, and of foreign language titles published on the territory of the current Czech Republic. For full bibliographic citations of the pieces cited in the translations index, check in the main 4 volumes. The image on the left shows the entries for works by Josef Skvorecky.

 

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Czechoslovak books in print.

Praha: Artia, 196?-1970.
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Czech books in print.

Praha: Artia, 1971-1988?
UIUC Call Number: Main Stacks 015.43705 Cz [1970-1988]

Although far from comprehensive in its coverage, this monthly bibliographic serial is interesting for its selection of items advertised to western buyers. It presents titles in subject order with Czech citations [briefly translated into English] as well as English-language annotations. These annotations are written to entice one to purchase the books. After the annotation the publisher, length, price, and genre are given. For the title Slovak books in print see below. During the time when the periodical is called Czechoslovak books in print, both Czech and Slovak materials are included. The description below is from the section on children's literature in the 1987:1-2 issue.

section on children's literature in the 1987:1-2 issue

 

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Co vyslo. Prehled knizni produkce vydane ceskymi nakladatelstvi v roce...

Praha: Knizni velkoobchod, 1966-1989. 26 vols.
UIUC Call Number: Main Stacks 015.437 C838 1970-1974

This annual publication covers Czech titles from 1964-1989. In his Slavic Studies. A Guide to Bibliographies, Encyclopedias, and Handbooks, Murlin Croucher calls this a "mini... national bibliography, based on popular books, which are available at most local bookstores." In the first half of each volume the entries are arranged alphabetically by author with a numeric notation to indicate 1 of 39 different subject categories with 00 being the first. The second half of each volume arranges the entries by means of the 39 subjects. There are indexes for translator, illustrator, publisher, music scores by composer, title, publisher, and series. Below is the beginning of the list of books produced in 1973 by the children's publisher Albatros as part of the series "Klub mladych ctenaru".

beginning of the list of books produced in 1973

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O.K. = Ohlasene knihy.

V Praze : Národní knihovna v Praze, 1993- .
UIUC Call Number: Czech/Slovak Reference v. 2, Sept 18, 1994 - present
URL: http://www.nkp.cz/

According to the website of the National Library in Prague, O.K. is a periodical published 24 times per year devoted to books announced to the National ISBN Agency and ISMN Agency of the Czech Republic. It "provides quick information from ISBN, ISMN, and CIP databases, [is] helpful for acquisition policy management [and] is aimed at distributors, booksellers, publishers, and [the] interested public." In keeping with this kind of announcement publication, the entries are extremely brief. They are arranged by publisher with current contact information given for each publisher. There are no indexes. Recent issues are available online at the National Library website. A 2001 book by the author/publisher Mykiska Martin is shown below.

A 2001 book by the author/publisher Mykiska Martin

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Slovak Monographic Bibliography

Katalog slovakumovych knih Kniznice Matice slovenskej do roku 1918.

Martin: Matica slovenska, 1964. 3 vols.
UIUC Call Number: Czech/Slovak Reference 015.437 M42k v.1-3
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Katalog slovacikalnych knih vydanych do roku 1918 v kniznici Matice slovenskej.

Podmanicka, Anna. Martin: Matica slovenska, 1974. 2 vols. (Slovenske kniznice ; zv. 10 and zv. 11).
UIUC Call Number: Main Stacks 015.43735 M42k v.1, v.2
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Katalog slovacikalnych knih vydanych do roku 1918 v kniznici Matice slovenskej. Prirastky za roky 1970-1980.

Telgarsky, Jozef. Martin: Matica slovenska, 1984. 696 p.
UIUC Call Number: Main Stacks 015.4373 K155
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Katalog slovacikalnych knih vydanych do roku 1918 kolegialnej kniznice v Presove.

Kolodziejsky, Ladislav. Martin: Matica slovenska, 1969. 597 p. (Slovenske kniznice ; zv. 4).
UIUC Call Number: Main Stacks 015.943735 K81k

These four titles are grouped together because they have similar content and similar organizational criteria. They are basically main entry catalogs of holdings for specific libraries. This means that the citations appear under the author's name or the title if there is no author. The Library of Matica slovenska formed the basis for the current Slovak National Library in Martin and is now one of the finest research collections in Slovakia. The three volume catalog of the holdings of the Library focuses on pre-1919 Slovak language books, books in other languages that were published on the territory of Slovakia and other books that relate to the topic of Slovakia in some way. The contents of the catalog reflect the library's holdings acquired from 1927-1960. The second entry, the two-volume catalog, reflects their holdings of the same type of material acquired from 1960-1970 and the third volume is for acquisitions from 1970-1980. The volumes are arranged by author or by title if there is no author. Entries give the title, number of pages and the call number. All three titles provide a combined index of places of publication and publishers, but only the first one has a useful chronological index. Unfortunately, there is no subject access to the citations in these catalogs. The online catalog of the National Library contains some of the contents of these volumes and with that database one can search by subject. However, if you want to use this printed set, notice the image below which shows some entries for the letter F.

The last work listed above is for the library in Presov and it includes introductory essays on the materials covered and the library itself and more indexing, for instance, a systematic subject index as well as a chronological index and indexes for publisher, place, printer and name.

entries for the letter F

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Katalog slovacikalnych knih do r. 1800 Statnej vedeckej kniznice v Olomouci.

Pumprla, Vaclav. Martin: Matica slovenska, 1974. 412 p. (Slovenske kniznice ; zv. 12).
UIUC Call Number: Main Stacks 015.437 St29k
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Katalog slovacikalnych knih do roku 1800 Univerzitnej kniznice v Brne.

Dokoupil, Vladislav. Martin: Matica slovenska,1969. 230 p. (Slovenske kniznice ; zv. 5).
UIUC Call Number: Main Stacks 015.43735 D68k

Like the volumes described immediately above, these two bibliographies are main entry catalogs of Slovacika, or, books by Slovaks, or in Slovak, or published on the territory of Slovakia, or about Slovakia. These two cover publications up to the year 1800 in two different Czech libraries. The volume on Brno even has subject indexing. Other indexes that both catalogs have include chronological, publisher, place, woodcuts, and copper engravings. See the image below for the entry for a catechism of Martin Luther published in 1788.

entry for a catechism of Martin Luther published in 1788

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Slovak books in print.

Bratislava: Slovart, 1970?-1990?
UIUC Call Number: Czech/Slovak Reference 015.4373 SL58 [1981-1990]

Although far from comprehensive in its coverage, this quarterly bibliographic serial is interesting for its selection of items advertised to western buyers. It presents titles in subject order with Slovak citations [briefly translated into English] as well as English-language annotations. These annotations are written to entice one to purchase the books. After the annotation the publisher, length, price, and genre are given. For the title Czechoslovak books in print see above. During the time when the periodical is called Czechoslovak books in print, both Czech and Slovak materials are included. Below is information from the 1998:4 issue on a popular horticultural book in its fourth edition.

the 1998:4 issue on a popular horticultural book

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Slovenska duchovna tvorba. 1939-1944 (Supis kniznych vydani).

Jansky, L.M. Bratislava: Generalny sekretariat HSLS, 1944. 262 p.
UIUC Call Number: Czech/Slovak Reference 016.9143735 J26s

Although this volume has been superceded by Anton Dubay's retrospective bibliographies described on the page for Czech/Slovak national bibliography, it is still an interesting read. Covering Slovak book publishing from 1939-1944, it also has some introductory pieces on Slovak publishing and a section with quotations by notable Slovaks about books. Curiously, it arranges its citations by publisher with an author index and an index for publishers and institutions. Books published by individuals are listed in a separate section as are periodicals. The citations are brief showing just author, title, date of publication and the number of pages for each book. The periodicals section is even more brief providing just title, place of publication and frequency. The bibliography covers all Slovak publishers and all topics even though there is no subject access at all. The picture below gives all of the entries for the publisher Lekarska komora in Bratislava.

entries for the publisher Lekarska komora in Bratislava

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Vzorovy katalog pre l'udove kniznice na Slovensku.

Martin: Matica slovenska, 1959. 2 vols.
UIUC Call Number: Main Stacks 017.143735 V999 v.1 [UIUC lacks v.2]

This is an example of recommendatory bibliography. It recommends the "best books" on a topic. In this case, the books (over 2500) are on a variety of subjects, but printed in the Slovak language. Keep in mind that the recommendations were compiled under a Communist regime which would definitely influence the final list. Citations are arranged by subject and give full bibliographic data as well as an annotation explaining why each item is interesting. Some citations are for items in Czech. Volume one is oriented toward adults and volume two toward children. There are indexes for genres/themes, belles-lettres titles, subjects, and authors. At the end some statistical information about the compilation rounds out the bibliography. Note the entry below for a Slovak translation of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath which appears under the heading of American Literature.

entry for a Slovak translation of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath

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Matice ceske Publications (Praha)

In existence from 1831-1949 as a publisher associated with the Narodni muzeum v Praze, Matice ceska was an important producer of Czech materials in the 19th century. A few 19th century bibliographies of Matice ceska publications exist as well as one from 1931, but none are held by the University of Illinois Library so other sources must be consulted to trace its publishing history. Try the sources listed on this page and the national bibliographic sources described on the page for Czech/Slovak National Bibliography. Major works are noted in the articles devoted to Matice ceska that appeared in Ottuv slovnik naucny and Lexikon ceske literatury. Follow the link for a brief history of Matice ceska as part of the Spolecnost Narodniho muzea and its current contact information. Full-text of Karel Tieftrunk's Dejiny Matice ceske (1881) is available online.

 

Matica slovenska Publications (Martin)

Founded in 1863 on the inspiration of Matica srpska and Matice ceske, this cultural organization has grown over the years to include the Slovak National Library, the Archives of Literature and Art, and its own publishing house, among other things. Its web site contains more information about the organization and its members.

Vydavatel'ske dielo Matice slovenskej. Bibliografia s prehl'adom.

Liba, Peter. Martin: Matica slovenska, 1963. 551 p.
UIUC Call Number: Czech/Slovak Reference 015.43735 M42vy

Covering the years 1863-1953, or more precisely, 1863-1875, and 1919-1953, since Matica slovenska was abolished in 1875 and not able to resume activity until 1919, this bibliography offers citations for both books and articles published by the organization. The first group of citations is for the first time period with the opening part devoted to Letopis Matice slovenskej, but the contents of each issue are not provided. The remainder of the items are collated roughly by subject. The second time period contains the bulk of the bibliographic citations and are arranged in a much more detailed subject orientation. Some of the periodicals are analyzed in this bibliography and some are not. Entries in general provide a complete bibliographic citation, an annotation of content or special features, and the original print run figure. A list of series and their individual titles is also provided. The book concludes with an essay on the publishing history of Matica slovenska, some statistics, and a section of illustrations including book covers and printers' marks. There are indexes for person/place, illustrator, editor, translator, and author. Below is the citation for a textbook on classical dance.

citation for a textbook on classical dance

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Vydavatel'ska cinnost Matice slovenskej 1954-1963.

Vagasky, Andrej. Martin: Matica slovenska, 1964. 339 p.
UIUC Call Number: Main Stacks 015.43735 M42v

Beginning its coverage where the above mentioned bibliography leaves off, this volume covers almost 600 Matica slovenska publications from 1954-1963. It is organized by type of publication: periodicals and other continuing titles, monographs, methodological handbooks, and bibliographies. Some of the annotations for the continuing titles provide contents information, but true article citations with page numbers are not provided and the article authors are not included in the indexes. Within each section the items appear chronologically and include a complete citation and often an annotation and print run numbers. There are a number of indexes: systematic-chronological, subject, author, compiler, editor, Matica division, and series. Many pages of information about Matica slovenska appear at the end of the book. Below is the citation for a bibliography about L'udovit Rizner, the famous Slovak bibliographer.

bibliography about L'udovit Rizner

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Zoznam kniznych vydani Matice slovenskej.

Martin: Matica slovenska, 1964. 91 p.
UIUC Call Number: Main Stacks 015.43735 M42z

Although everything listed in this volume is written up in the preceding bibliography of Matica slovenska publications, this short work is included here because of its annotations. This piece was distributed gratis by the publisher and presents interesting annotations on a selected number of their books that still were in print in 1964. The items in this bibliography such as dictionaries and bibliographies were of broader appeal than some of their scholarly monographs. The bibliographic details are the same as above, but the annotations are different and are written in a more appealing way, e.g. there are historical tidbits or information about the author. Citations are arranged by publication date. See the image below for the annotation of a monograph on the history of certain paper mills in Slovakia.

annotation of a monograph on the history of certain paper mills in Slovakia

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Academy of Sciences Publications

Some countries such as Russia produce extensive, regular bibliographies of Academy of Sciences publications. The Czechs and Slovaks, however, do not have a systematic bibliography for their respective Academy publications. Rather they produce occasional bibliographies and unfortunately, the University of Illinois did not collect many of them. To find some of them try searching WorldCat using subject keywords such as Ceska akademie ved or Slovenska akademia vied or Ceskoslovenska akademie ved, etc. Not all of them have the word bibliography in the subject headings. Of course, the national bibliographies for Czech and Slovak will contain the monographic output of the Academies, so the information is obtainable via another avenue.

Publikationen des Verlages der Slowakischen Akademie der Wissenschaften 1953-1962.

Bratislava: Verlag der Slowakischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 1963. 165 p.
UIUC Call Number: Main Stacks 015.43735 SL5pG
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Katalog. Verlag der Slowakischen Akademie der Wissenschaften 1953-1967.

Bratislava: Vydavatel'stva SAV, 1970. 214 p.
UIUC Call Number: Czech/Slovak Reference 015.43735 SL5kg

These two bibliographies present books on all subjects published by the Slovak Academy of Sciences from 1953-1962 and 1953-1967. There is also a brief section on periodicals, but no analytics for articles. The introduction and subject headings are all in German with citation titles given in both Slovak and German. Citations are arranged by subject with the periodicals listed at the end. They provide full bibliographic information, but no annotations. There are no indexes. Both volumes are more in the line of publishers' catalogs than bibliographies, thus the lack of indexing apparatus, the presence of pricing information in the citations, and the duplication of contents between the two volumes. Below are two citations for books by the historian, Ignac Acsady, from the 1953-1962 volume.

citations for books by the historian Ignac Acsady

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Desat' rokov slobodnej tvorby 1991-2000.

Horvathova, Marecela ; Celkova, L'udmila. Bratislava: Slovenska akademia vied, 2001. 107 p.
UIUC Call Number: Slavic Library uncataloged

This slim volume presents works by the scholars of the social sciences institutes of the Slovak Academy of Sciences from 1991-2000. This includes many institutes dealing with topics that we consider to be humanities rather than social sciences such as literature, music and art. The citations, which are unannotated, are arranged by institute with indexes for author/compiler, editor, chronology, and publisher. Almost 800 items are listed, most of them books. The periodicals issued by the institutes are merely listed with no publishing information at all. See the 3 citations below which represent the three encyclopedias from the Encyklopedicky ustav produced during this decade.

citations which represent the three encyclopedias from the Encyklopedicky ustav

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Dissertations

The first two items listed below are part of the Czech or Slovak national bibliography. The others are bibliographies for specific universities.

Ceskoslovenske disertace.

Praha: Narodni knihovna, 1964-78.
UIUC Call Numbers: Main Stacks 013 C337 1967-68, 1970-78
Main Stacks 015.437 B4714 1967 Special issue 6- 1966
Main Stacks 015.437 B4714 1966 Special issue 4- 1965
Main Stacks 015.437 B4714 1965 Special issue 4- 1964

This title covers Czech and Slovak doctoral and kandidat dissertations and was issued as one of the sub-series of the national bibliography from 1964-1978 after which it split into two titles, one for Czech dissertations and the other for Slovak. It includes just citations; no annotations are provided. The entries are arranged in numeric subject classification. There are indexes for author, subject, and granting institution. The continuing titles are Ceske disertace, 1979-89 [annotated immediately below], and Slovenska narodna bibliografia. Rocenka serie D, Dizertacne prace, 1979- . UIUC lacks the Slovak title, but see above for the coverage on the CD-ROM version of the Slovak National Bibliography. See the entry below which appeared in the 1978 issue under the heading of military affairs.

entry which appeared in the 1978 issue

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Ceske disertace. +

Ceske disertace a autoreferaty.

Praha: Statni knihovna CSR, 1979-89.
UIUC Call Number: Main Stacks 011.7 C337 1979-89 [UIUC lacks 1987-88]
See Main Stacks 011.7 C337 1974-84 Suppl. Dodatky za leta 1974-84 for Czech only additions to Ceske disertace.

This title covers Czech doctoral and kandidat dissertations and was issued as one of the sub-series of the national bibliography from 1979-1989. It includes just citations; no annotations are provided. The entries are arranged in numeric subject classification. There are indexes for author, subject, and granting institution. After the 1989 issue the paper format ceased and coverage of Czech dissertations appears on the CD-ROM version of the national bibliography and on the online version available at the website of the Czech National Library. See the entries below on finance which appeared in the 1985 issue.

entries on finance

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Disertace Prazske University. 1882-1953.

Praha: Universita Karlova, 1965. 2 vols.
UIUC Call Number: Czech/Slovak Reference 013 P88d v.1-2

This bibliography of dissertations for degrees awarded by Prague University from 1882-1953 is arranged into two volumes, the first for Charles University and the second for the German university. Within each university the entries begin with the Philosophical Faculty and then other faculties follow. Citations are given chronologically by the date of the degree. Entries provide title, full name of author, date of birth for the author, and academic advisors. There are indexes for authors and for advisors in each volume. See the entries below which appeared under 1933/34, Charles University.

entries which appeared under 1933/34, Charles University

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Disertace Prazske Univerzity 16.-18. stoleti.

Triska, Josef. Praha: Univerzita Karlova, 1977. 174 p.
UIUC Call Number: Main Stacks 011.7 T738d

This is a bibliography of dissertations written in Latin by students at Prague University in the 16th-18th centuries. The citations are arranged chronologically. Entries contain the author, the title, and the faculty (Phil., Med., Iur., Theol.). There is an author index, a brief bibliography, and an introduction that explains the structure of a typical dissertation from that time. Many entries have references to works in the bibliography or to libraries in the Czech Republic that hold the works. See the entry below for a dissertation that appeared in 1767.

dissertation that appeared in 1767

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Bibliografia dizertacnych a diplomovych prac obhajenych na Filozofickiej fakulte Univerzity Komenskeho v Bratislave za roky 1922-1962.

Durovcik, Stefan. Martin: Matica Slovenska, 1963. 282 p.
UIUC Call Number: Main Stacks 013 D93b

Use this bibliography to find disserations that originated in the Philosophical Faculty of the Komensky University in Bratislava from 1922-1962. The 1695 entries are arranged by subject such as linguistics, philosophy, journalism, etc. Within each subject area they are arranged chronologically. Entries provide the author, title, type of degree and date of defense. There are indexes for authors, names, and regions. See the entry below which appears under the subject of archaeology.

entry which appears under the subject of archaeology

 

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