Dennis Rhodes, the writer of the very important bibliography "Incunabula in Greece: A first census", visited the Gennadius and the British School of Archaelogy Libraries. On Friday April 12, he was welcomed by ASCSA Director Jenifer Neils, GL Director Maria Georgopoulou, BSA Library Penny Wilson and GL Senior Librarian, Irini Solomonidi.
On Saturday April 13, the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation organized the colloquium “One book, six centuries of history. Editions from the dawn of printing in the libraries of Athens”.
The colloquium focused on incunabula, books that reached our era from the dawn of printing, the 15th century, as a continuously rising research subject, both internationally and in Greece, using as case studies representative editions from Athenian libraries.
Irini Solomonidi represented the Gennadius Library at the Laskaridis Symposium, with a paper on the 4th edition of Boccaccio’s Genealogiae Deorum printed in Venice in 1494/95 by Bonetus Locatellus for Octavianus Scotus. The copy has been purchased by the Library in 1968 from the well- known Bernardakis Collection.
Meanwhile, Dennis Rhodes presented his work on incunabula in Greece during the years 1973-1979.