European Union

International Conference


Selling & Collecting

Printed Book Sale Catalogues and Private Libraries
in Early Modern Europe

Biblioteca Universitaria di Cagliari, Sala settecentesca

Cagliari, 20-21 September 2017


Wednesday, September 20
(Cittadella dei Musei, Aula Roberto Coroneo – Piazza Arsenale, 1)

16:00 – 16:30 Greetings from the authorities
Angela Nuovo (University of Udine), Introduction to the conference

16:30 – 19:00 (Chair Angela Nuovo, University of Udine)
  • Pedro M. Catedra (University of Salamanca),  The bookshop as a source for the ideal library: a long-awaited library at the beginning of the sixteenth century
  • Graziano Ruffini (University of Florence), Une vente de livres à Gênes en 1583
  • Giovanna Granata (University of Cagliari), The library of the Sardinian jurist Monserrat Rosselló
  • Pedro Rueda (University of Barcelona), La venta de libros italianos en Madrid en tiempos de Felipe II: el catálogo de Simone Vassalini


Thursday, September 21
(Biblioteca Universitaria di Cagliari, Sala settecentesca – Via Università, 32)
9:00 – 9:30 Greetings from the authorities

9:30 – 11:00 (Chair Paul F. Gehl, The Newberry Library, Chicago)
  • Christian Coppens (University of Leuven), Advertising the printed book in the sixteenth century
  • Giliola Barbero (University of Udine), Ordinary and extraordinary prices in Giolito’s catalogues
  • Goran Proot (University of Udine), Parisian book prices in the 1540s published in bookseller’s catalogues
11:00 –11:30 Coffe Break

11:30 –13:00 (Chair Kevin Stevens, University of Nevada, Reno)
  • Flavia Bruni (ICCU), Peace at the Lily. An evaluation of the De Franceschi press through the stockbook of Bernardo Giunti
  • Francesco Ammannati (University of Udine), Book prices and monetary issues in Renaissance Europe
  • Giles Mandelbrote (Lambeth Palace Library), Catalogues, booksellers and the Frankfurt fair, c. 1600
13:30-15:00 Lunch

15:00 – 16:30 (Chair Stephen Parkin, British Library)
  • Emanuele Lacca (University of South Bohemia), ‘Cosas muy nuevas y de grandisima dificultad’. The library of the Spanish humanist Fernan Pérez de Oliva (1494-1531)
  • Alessandra Panzanelli (University of Oxford), Building an up-to-date library: Prospero Podiani’s use of booksellers’ catalogues, with special reference to law books
  • Anna Corrias (University of Cagliari), Book hunting in seventeenth-century England: Lord Edward Conway (1594-1655) and his library
16:30 – 17:00 Coffee break

17:00 – 18:00 (Chair Giovanna Granata, University of Cagliari)
  • Laura Usalla (University of Cagliari), The catalogues of the database “Biblioteche filosofiche private in età moderna e contemporanea” (Private philosophical libraries in the modern and contemporary Europe). A source for the history of the book
  • Andrea Orsucci (University of Cagliari),  Book trade, private libraries and interpretation of texts
18:00 – 19:00 Visit to the Piloni Collection and Conclusion of the Conference