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Da Lucca a New York a Lugano. Giuseppe Martini libraio tra Otto e Novecento – A Conference in Lucca in October 2014

From 17th to 18th October 2014 bibliophiles, scholars and rare book dealers will gather in Lucca (Italy) to hold a conference on the life, work and collections of Giuseppe Martini. Guiseppe Martini (1870-1944) was a contemporary of Leo S. Olschki and Ulrico Hoepli. Mario Armanni, the later director of the Libreria Antiquaria Hoepli, called him "l'homo bibliographicus". Martini's library, formed during over thirty years of collecting, was considered to be one of the richest private collections of Italian literature in the world. The Lucca conference in October 2014, officially supported by numerous Italian and international organizations – among them ILAB and the Italian Antiquarian Booksellers' Association (ALAI) – is dedicated to Giuseppe Martini's extraordinary career and the historical background under which it developed.

Published on 31 July 2014

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From 17th to 18th October 2014 bibliophiles, scholars and rare book dealers will gather in Lucca (Italy) to hold a conference on the life, work and collections of Giuseppe Martini. Guiseppe Martini (1870-1944) was a contemporary of Leo S. Olschki and Ulrico Hoepli. Mario Armanni, the later director of the Libreria Antiquaria Hoepli, called him “l’homo bibliographicus”. Martini’s library, formed during over thirty years of collecting, was considered to be one of the richest private collections of Italian literature in the world. The Lucca conference in October 2014, officially supported by numerous Italian and international organizations – among them ILAB and the Italian Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association (ALAI) – is dedicated to Giuseppe Martini’s extraordinary career and the historical background under which it developed.

The conference program includes lectures by Laura Giambastiani (University of Florence), Piero Scapeechi (Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze), Alessandro Ledda (CRELEB, Università Cattolica di Milano), William Stoneman (Hougthon Library, Harvard University) and many other renowned scholars. ILAB President Norbert Donhofer and Fabrizio Govi, ALAI President and Secretary of the ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography, will be among the key note speakers.

The conference at the Biblioteca Statale in Lucca will be accompanied by an exhibition titled “Da Lucca a New York a Lugano. Giuseppe Martini libraio tra Otto e Novecento” showing in three sections historical documents along with books and manuscripts from the collection of Giuseppe Martini.

Conference program (in Italian):


Friday, 17th July, 3 pm

presiede Marco Paoli

Saluti introduttivi di Alessandro Tambellini (Sindaco di Lucca), Don Marcello Brunini
(Direttore Archivio Storico Diocesano) Norbert Donhofer (Presidente ILAB-LILA),
Fabrizio Govi (Presidente ALAI), Paolo Tiezzi (Presidente Società Bibliografica Toscana)

LAURA GIAMBASTIANI (Università degli Studi di Firenze)
La cultura lucchese di fine Ottocento: l’esempio di Salvatore Bongi

PIERO SCAPECCHI (già Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze)
L’antiquariato librario dell’Italia umbertina

ALESSANDRO LEDDA (CRELEB, Università Cattolica di Milano)
Per una biografia di Giuseppe Martini libraio

CARMELO CINTOLO (bibliofilo, Firenze)
Particolari inediti di un eccezionale bibliografo: Giuseppe Martini lucchese

WILLIAM STONEMAN (Houghton Library, Harvard University)
The Role of Giuseppe Martini in Building American Collections of Medieval Manuscripts

Inaugurazione della mostra
“Da Lucca a New York a Lugano. Giuseppe Martini libraio tra Otto e Novecento”


Saturday 18th July, 9 am

presiede Fabrizio Govi

LUCA RIVALI (Istituto Italiano per gli Studi Storici di Napoli)
Giuseppe Martini bibliografo e bibliologo

ANNETTE POPEL POZZO (Casa d’asta Bolaffi, libri Antichi di Milano)
I rapporti di Giuseppe Martini con il mercato antiquario internazionale

EDOARDO BARBIERI (CRELEB, Università Cattolica di Milano)
Il catalogo degli incunaboli di Giuseppe Martini (1934)

GAIA ELISABETTA UNFER VERRE (Archivio Storico Diocesano Lucca)
Mille anni di documenti: il fondo di pergamene donato da Giuseppe Martini

FIAMMETTA SABBA (Università degli Studi di Parma)
Percorso tra i volumi della raccolta Martini presso l’Archivio Storico Diocesano di Lucca

MARCO PAOLI (Biblioteca Statale di Lucca)
Vincenzo Busdraghi nella raccolta di stampati lucchesi di Giuseppe Martini

KLAUS KEMPF (Bayerische Staatsbibliothek di Monaco)
Conclusioni

For more information please contact Convegno.giuseppe.martini@gmail.com.

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