Treasures of the National and University Library of Slovenia
Emil Korytko: Slovenske pesmi krajnskiga naroda, 1839-44
The first major folk poetry collection. Emil Korytko from Poland, who was politically exiled to Ljubljana between 1937 and 1839, showed a profound interest in Slovenian folk poetry and, together with associates, collected a rich collection kept in its original manuscript form.
Stanko Vraz: Narodne pesni ilirske: koje se pevaju po Štajerskoj, Kranjskoj, Koruškoj i zapadnoj strani Ugarske, 1839
Poet Stanko Vraz was the most critical folklorist of his period and the most outstanding Slovenian collector of folk literature before Karel Štrekelj. This collection includes transcriptions of melodies and covers the entire area of Slovenia.
Karel Štrekelj: Slovenske narodne pesmi
4 volumes, 1895-1923
The books were created with the help of older collections and with further collection of texts and tunes. It was the best and most comprehensive Slavic collection of folk literature of its time. It contains almost 900 texts; many accompanied with tunes. Its creation involved over 200 collectors.
Adam Bohorič: Zimske urice / Arcticae horulae succisivae
The first Slovenian grammar book and one of the rare early European grammar books of a living language. Commentary in Latin. It contains a well-known introduction on the prevalence and age of Slavic languages and expressing pride in Slavic origin.
Alasia da Sommaripa, Gregorio: Vocabulario Italiano, e Schuiao
Alessandro Alasia, born about 1578 in Sommariva in Piemonte, was a priest among Slovenians in Duino for about a decade. The dictionary contains over 2600 entries, a brief Slovenian grammar and some additions. Our booklet is unique in the global sense.
Janez Čandik: Evagelia inu Iystuvi
The first Catholic book of Sunday gospels according to the Aquilan ceremony. The work is very important for continuing the tradition of Slovenian literary language and literature from the 16th century. The texts were prepared by Janez Candik, while publication was facilitated by Ljubljana bishop, Anton Tomaž Hren. A very rare book.
France Prešeren: Poezije
The highest achievement of Slovenian poetry. A high Romantic lyric poetry which placed our literature on par with the acme of European literature at the time. It has been translated into all European and some non-European languages. Prešeren's original manuscript, printing basis.
From the book Treasures of the National and University Library of Slovenia
Exhibition: Žiga Cerkvenik
Narodna in univerzitetna knjižnica, 2017