Francesco Giuliani revisited the memories of Romolo Mezza, which had been written almost a century ago, edited them, produced a long introduction, and put everything together in a brand new book.
Romolo Mezzadri was born in Rome in 1861 and died in Livorno in 1956. He was a great collector, a dealer and a promoter of events. In his “Memories of an old stamp dealer”, which appeared in a series on the pages of the monthly Il Bollettino Filatelico from 1932 to 1933, and then altogether in a small volume, Mezzadri offered a fascinating and exciting picture of a long, epic period. In his “Memories” all subjects are addressed and all protagonists of the philatelic world of the last part of the nineteenth and the early twentieth centuries parade, from Pio Fabri to Carlo and Emilio Diena, “il papà”, as Mezzadri calls him.
Francesco Giuliani, an Italianist, is a Professor at the Department of Humanities at the University of Foggia. His interests focus in particular on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He is a member of Accademia Italiana di Filatelia e Storia Postale and of Accademia delle Scienze di Bari.
The book was published by Accademia Italiana di Filatelia e Storia Postale and its pdf version is available free of charge on academia.edu
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