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14 How Provenance Marks from Lithuanian Incunabula are Contributing to Historical Narrative

Viktorija Vaitkevičiūtė    Lietuvos nacionalinė Martyno Mažvydo biblioteka, Lietuva    

Agnė Zemkajutė    Lietuvos mokslų akademijos Vrublevskių biblioteka, Lietuva    

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At present, eight different libraries in Lithuania preserve 510 incunabula in their holdings. In the 15th century, Lithuania did not have printing houses, so books had to be imported. A majority of incunabula kept in Lithuania carry inscriptions which show that these books were brought to Lithuania as early as in the 16th or 17th century. However, extant book markings may also become a way of shedding light on historical events which influenced the fate of libraries, and, vice versa, a knowledge of historical events may fill in lacunae left by provenance marks in the history of a book.

Published
Feb. 24, 2020
Accepted
Nov. 11, 2019
Submitted
May 16, 2019
Language
EN
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-333-5
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-332-8
Copyright: © 2020 Viktorija Vaitkevičiūtė, Agnė Zemkajutė. This is an open-access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction is permitted, provided that the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. The license allows for commercial use. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.