Old and rare books

We house books that are deemed cultural monuments, some of them having been published as early as in the 15th century, in the early era of printing. Our most notable gems are three incunabula (1475, 1480 and 1497), two copies of Dalmatin’s Bible (1584), Valvasor’s The Glory of the Duchy of Carniola (1689, 1877), Huser’s edition of Paracelsus’s works (1616), several editions of Adam Lonicer’s popular work Kreuterbuch (1582, 1620, 1653, 1783), Sebastian Münster’s Cosmographia (1574), W. H. von Hohnberg’s encyclopedic textbook Georgica Curiosa (1695), Žiga Herberstein’s autobiography Gratae Posteritati (1560) and the Italian edition of his famous Notes on Muscovite Affairs (1550), as well as a collection of land rights for Štajerska from 1697, etc.

Especially valuable is the collection of Slovenian books from the 18th and 19th centuries, which include works from locally relevant authors: Anton Krempl, Peter Dajnko, Stanko Vraz, Matej Slekovec, Janez L. Šmigoc, Leopold Volkmer, Ferdinand Raisp, and others. Many of their works have already been digitalized and made available online in the Digital Library of Slovenia.