The contribution is dedicated to the problems of the folk religious literature of Bohemia at the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th century. The research focuses on a small sample of popular printed titles as well as several manuscripts of prayer books. In the opening part, the authoress maps the present condition of tally of folk religious manuscripts. Based on existing published catalogues, it can be stated that large collections of such a kind can be found in the regional museums and libraries. The second part of the contribution deals with interrelationship between printed books and manuscripts. A direct relation of a manuscript to the printed model seems to be less frequent than it can be deduced on the base of plentiful use of the titles of printed prayer books. The texts were usually selected either from one printed model, or from a number of resources. Taken all in all, not the printed prayer books were published without modifications for decades. The wording of texts of some authors were more stable (Martin of Kochem), while others were more conveniently adapted to requirements of potential readers (Karl Eckhart von Eckhartshausen, Gott ist die reinste Liebe).
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