Author: Chodźko Leonard Borejko , 1800 - 1871
Title: La Pologne historique, littéraire, monumentale et pittoresque : ou précis historique, monuments, monnaies, médailles, costumesarmes; portraits, esquisses biographiques, éphémérides; sites pittoresques, chateux, édifices, églises, monastères; cultes religioux, curiosités naturelles; peinture de moeurs, coutumes, cérémonies civiles, militaires et religieuses, danses; contes, légendes, traditions populaires, impressions de voyages; géographie, statistique, commerce; littérature, poésie, beaux-arts, théatre, musique / rédigée par une Société de littératurs Polonais.
Title in English:Historical, Literary, Monumental, and Picturesque Poland: or a Summary of History, Monuments, Coins, Medals, Costumes, Weapons; Portraits, Biographical Sketches, Ephemerides; Picturesque Sights, Castles, Buildings, Churches, Monasteries; Religious Cults, Natural Curiosities; Descriptions of Customs, Traditions, Civil, Military, and Religious Ceremonies, Dances; Tales, Legends, Folk Traditions, Travel Recollections; Geography, Statistics, Trade; Literature, Poetry, Fine Art, Theatre, Music / Edited by the Polish Literary Society.
Fromat: T. I. k. , 480 p., engravings.
Binding: Contemporary binding.
Tome premier: 1835-1836, Paris : Bureau Central.
Tome deuxieme: 1837 - 1838, Paris : Bureau Central.
Tome troiseme et dernier: 1839 - 1842, Paris : Bureau Central.
Historical, Literary, Monumental, and Picturesque Poland is a summary of the history of Poland, composed by the Lithuanian emigrant in Paris, historian and former member of the Philomath Society of Vilnius University Leonard Boreiko Chodźko (1800–1871). The work is arranged chronologically: the first part is dedicated to the ancient history of Poland, the second to the common history of Lithuania and Poland from the reign of Jogaila to Jan Sobieski, and the third to the period of 18th-19th centuries. The book is decorated with numerous engravings depicting historic personalities and locations.
Reference: "The Collection of Lawyer Jaunius Gumbis: the Past Preserved in Books". Museum and Collector - 7. Vilnius: National Museum of Lithuania, 2018, p. 347.
Published: "The Collection of Lawyer Jaunius Gumbis: the Past Preserved in Books". Museum and Collector - 7. Vilnius: National Museum of Lithuania, 2018, p. 346-351.
3rd: Castle of Navahrudak. Navahrudak is a city in western Belarus that belonged to the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in 1319–1795.
4th: Vilnius Cathedral.
5 th: A Castle near River Nemunas in Samogitia.
6th: Portrait of Tadeusz Kościuszko. Tadeusz Kościuszko (1746–1817) was Lieutenant General, one of the organisers of the 1794 Uprising against the Russian Empire and the Kingdom of Prussia, and a senior commander of the armed forces of the insurgents.
7th: Portrait of Ignacy Potocki. Ignacy Potocki (1750–1809) was Court Marshall of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, one of the writers of the Constitution of 3 May 1791, and a participant of the 1794 Uprising of the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth.