Józef Zawadzki (publisher)

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Józef Zawadzki
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Grave of Zawadzki
Born Józef Zawadzki
March 15 or March 7, 1781
Koźmin
Died December 17, 1838
Vilna
Resting place Antakalnis Cemetery, Vilnius
54°41′53″N 25°19′16″E / 54.698°N 25.321°E / 54.698; 25.321
Nationality Polish
Occupation pressman, publisher, typographer, bibliopolist
Children Adam Zawadzki
Józef Zawadzki
Feliks Zawadzki
Parent(s) Kasper Zawadzki
Stanisława z Kobierskich

Józef Zawadzki (1781–1838) was a Polish pressman, publisher, typographer and bibliopolist, one of the most prominent Polish publisher in the 19th century. Bibliopolist of the Vilnius University and initiator of national bibliography. He published 851 books, mostly in Polish language, but also in Latin, Greek, Hebrew and Lithuanian.

Zawadzki published significant belles-letres, as well as scientific works. He published Historia literatury polskiej of Feliks Bentkowski (1814), Poezje vol. 1–2 of Adam Mickiewicz (1822–1823), works of Joachim Lelewel, Jan Śniadecki and Jędrzej Śniadecki, Słownik łacińsko-polski of Florjan Bobrowski (1822), calendars, music sheets, magazines, textbooks. He was an author of Organizacja księgarstwa polskiego (1818). Zawadzki's book-store served as group of writers and Vilnius intelligentsia. In 1818 was a co-founder of Towarzystwo Typograficzne in Vilnius.

Biography[edit]

Zawadzki was born on March 15 or March 7, 1781 in Koźmin, now Koźmin Wielkopolski, Poland. In 1805 he founded printing house in Vilnius. A year after he became an academic typographer. In 1810 Zawadzki with J. Węcki opened a branch of his printing house in Warsaw.

He died on December 17, 1838 in Vilnius. Buried at the Antakalnis Cemetery in Vilnius.

Notable books[edit]

  • —. (1818). Organizacja księgarstwa polskiego. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Cybulski, Radosław (1972). Józef Zawadzki — księgarz, drukarz, wydawca (in Polish). Wrocław: Zakład Narodowy im. Ossolińskich. OCLC 5667676. 

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