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I – IX [Prints 1501–1800]; Vol. V edited by Dr. František Horák (Prague: Státní tiskárna, Národní knihovna, 1939–1967). 6 The first attempts to compile a Czech national bibliography, made by the two key figures of the Czech National Revival, Josef Dobrovský and Josef Jungmann, in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, suffered from the fact that these two individuals carried out much of this mammoth task on their own. Also, Jungmann – who worked with the catalogues of several Prague major libraries – admitted that he had never actually held in his own hands many of the volumes he drew excerpts from, and he had to rely on ‘second-hand’ references to them.
59 But even in his radical call for ‘party literature’ in 1905, Lenin was still willing to assure his audiences that he and his political peers were not going to “advocate any kind of standardised system, or a solution by means of a few decrees … Emerging from the captivity of the feudal censorship, we have no desire to become, and shall not become, prisoners of bourgeois-shopkeeper literary relations. We want to establish, and we shall establish, a free press, free not simply from the police, but also from capital, from careerism, and what is more, free from bourgeois-anarchist individualism”.
ID=5096_201&ID2=DO_TOPIC, (accessed 25 May 2006). what do we know about (totalitarian) books? 25 multiply them by the number of estimated print runs. In other words, the construction of knowledge about books and related issues, such as reading and literacy, is and has always been a complicated endeavour. It was not until the beginning of the 20th century that countries in the Euro-American region started compiling representative national bibliographies, most of which, however, did not include works produced by any techniques other than print.