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II. European Ex-libris Congress, Lugano, Switzerland,
10–11 July, 1954


The second congress, which took place in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland and was organised by Carlo Chiesa, and presided over by the great wood-engraver Aldo Patocchi. About 45 participants attebnded the meeting. Lectures dealt with the following issues: “The Motif of Flying in the Bookplate” (Hans Heeren), “Bookplates of the Monastery of Einsiedeln” (Carlo Chiesa) and talk on methodology of collecting bookplates (Giulio Cisari). A proposal to found an international federation of ex-librists was adopted, although no follow-up took place.




Tranquillo Marangoni
and Wim Zwiers
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