Author: Šliūpas Jonas, 1861 - 1944
Title: Lietuviszkiejie rasztai ir rasztininka/ raszliszka perżvałga parengta Lietuvos Mylėtojo.
Title in English: Lithuanian Writings and Writers.
Published: Tilźēje: kaszta Baltimorės M.D.L.M. draugystēs, 1890.
Lithuanian Writings and Writers is the first history of Lithuanian literature, composed by the literary historian, press worker, and doctor Jonas Šliūpas (1861–1944), who signed it with a pseudonym “Lover of Lithuania”. The book presents an overview of Lithuanian literary development in the 16-18th centuries, and includes articles on Lithuanian periodicals as well as 19th century Lithuanian writers and cultural figures. The book was published by Lietuvių mokslo draugystė Amerikoje (The Lithuanian Education Association in America), one of the first Lithuanian cultural organisations in the USA, which operated in Baltimore between 1886 and 1896. It was published in Otto von Mauderode’s (1852–1909) printing house, one of the most powerful printing and publishing houses in Tilžė. Between 1881 and 1944, it published Lithuanian books and periodicals for Lithuania Minor and Lithuania Proper.
Reference: "The Collection of Lawyer Jaunius Gumbis: the Past Preserved in Books". Museum and Collector - 7. Vilnius: National Museum of Lithuania, 2018, p. 82.
Published: "The Collection of Lawyer Jaunius Gumbis: the Past Preserved in Books". Museum and Collector - 7. Vilnius: National Museum of Lithuania, 2018, p. 82-83.