The study of rare and ancient books by Adelino Di Marino, which takes the name of Adelino Di Marino - Old and rare books, deals with evaluating valuable, rare and ancient material in the book field (specialized in editions of the XVI-XVII-XVIII century, witchcraft and demonology books, Japanese prints - ukiyo-e) and in bibliographic searches for collectors on national and international territory.
The services offered by the Di Marino studio are many and are mainly focused on collectors and antique bookshops, but they are extended to public and private libraries.
Adelino Di Marino receives from Monday to Friday (09: 00-13: 00) in Italy and on the Saturday and Sunday at his private studio in Saint-Germain-des-Prés in Paris (10: 00-12: 00)
Below are the various services offered and some projects carried out or access the profile to learn more.
Evaluation of rare and ancient books
The evaluation of the books requires the analysis of various aspects related to the specimen to be evaluated, including the state of conservation of the work, any aesthetic defects and its importance on the national and international market. Particular attention is now given to the specimens produced between the fifteenth century to the eighteenth century, first editions of the nineteenth century, particular bindings, etc., to do this, before proceeding to a real evaluation, it is required to send photographic material of the work (including binding and title page). This first consultation is carried out free of charge, in order to understand if it is necessary to proceed with an accurate and detailed assessment of the volume.
The knowledge to carry out an evaluation is acquired over time through courses and professional experiences, these techniques I have acquired in various antiquarian and bibliophile libraries present on the national territory which has led me to the evaluation of private book heritage also on international territory as well as the local one and national as well as public ones, such as the Biblioteca Maria Santissima di Montevergine. If you intend to evaluate your collection, contact me and write me your requests, remember that in the case of an evaluation of a work divided into various volumes it is necessary to send photos of all the individual volumes, in the case instead it is a question of evaluating an entire collection indicate the consistency of it.
Services for public and private libraries:
Digitization of ancient and modern material
Book material purchasing management
Retrieval of the retrospective and storage of paper catalogs in computerized catalogs, according to cataloging standards
Cataloging of paper or computer media
Semantic indexing and book classification according to Dewey Decimal Classification
Support in the search for documents through the library catalogs and through other sources (national or local OPACs, specialist OPACs, METAOPAC selected resources, bibliographic collections)
Library management services
Management of acquisitions and gifts
Loan and document delivery service
Public information services
Promotion of the library
Organization of events and exhibitions
Moving, moving and physical storage
Management of the loan service, with the production of appropriate documentation
Creation of systems for assessing the quality of the services offered
Revision of catalogs
Cleaning and dusting of documents
Services for bibliophiles and private collectors:
JAPANASE PRINTS- UKIYO-E
Study and evaluation of Japanese prints.
Research of rare pieces on the national and international market for collectors and enthusiasts of the ancient Japanese world and Ukiyo-e.