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“Picture the Great War”, an album published by NSZL, won an award at Festive Book Week 2015. Our volume, commemorating the centenary of the outbreak of World War I, presents special, until now unknown pictures of the war. Over 600 images have been selected from our collection comprising tens of thousands of items, mainly period depictions of both battles and hinterland.
Hungarian literary antiques. Antiquitates literaturae Hungaricae, a volume by Miklós Révai will be presented in the Boardroom of NSZL on June 11, 2015 by literary historian István Margócsy. This work was originally published in Latin in 1803, and it had a major influence on 19th-century Hungarian linguistics. Now the book is available in Hungarian too.
On June 11 and 15, 2015 Israeli firm ExLibris and Italian company @Cult will present their ILS software in the Ceremonial Hall of National Széchényi Library. You are cordially invited to these events to be held in English! Admission is free but advance registration is required.
We cordially invite you to the launch on June 3 of “About the Medicines of Good Luck and Misfortune”, a recently published volume edited by our colleagues. In the 14th to 18th centuries, this characteristic piece by Francesco Petrarca was the most popular one among his works. It was a gem of the poet’s Christian-stoic didactic prose.
Budapest will host its 86th Festive Book Week between June 4 and 7, 2015. NSZL, publishing 25 to 30 publications per year, will also be present at the event. On display will be our books on cultural history and the history of books, bibliographies, precious facsimiles and decorative albums published by the Library on its own or in cooperation with prestigious publishing houses. We are looking forward to seeing you at Festive Book Week!
NSZL and Gondolat Publishing House jointly publish an exploratory work by Dr. Kornélia Vas-Tóth, researcher of National Széchényi Library. Corpus of the research, serving as a basis of this book, was a bulk of 4,585 small graphics stored by the Department of Rare Books at Rudomino All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature, Moscow.
NSZL presents its program list, focusing on humor, for the Night of Museums 2015. Our guest artists will be humoralist György Sándor, conductor and pianist Tamás Vásáry, who will talk about the relationship between music and humor, and actor István Mikó who will guide us in the world of the cabaret. We are looking forward to seeing you at our events! Registration discount, good humor and big surprises will wait for you on June 20!
NSZL is proud to present the fourth part of the exhibition series on its thematic site presenting the map collection of Library founder Count Ferenc Széchényi. Images, showing the donation of the Count in scalable format, can be viewed in four categories: Pearls of the Collection, Nautical Charts, Hungarica Maps and Military Maps.
National Széchényi Library will be open on Whit Saturday May 23, 2015 during its usual opening hours. We are looking forward to seeing you in the Library!  
You are cordially invited to attend the concert to be given by NSZL’s choir on May 18, 2015, at 7 p.m., on the premises of the Institute for Musicology, Budapest. The program includes works by Heinrich Schütz, Daniel Friderici, Hans Leo Hassler, Orlandus Lassus, Thomas Morley, Georg Friedrich Händel, Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc, Johannes Brahms and Antonín Leopold Dvořák. Conductor will be Prof. Jürgen Puschbeck (Weimar, Germany).
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