«The World of Yesterday»: Rare Book Collection of the Library on view
Content indexContent index
- 1. Index
- 2. Nerino Ferri’s art-historical education
- 3. A scientific working method: the case of «La scrittura di artisti»
- 4. The structure of «La scrittura di artisti»
- 5. The «Vasari-Milanesi» and the «Baldinucci-Ranalli» editions
- 6. Analysis of the «Lives» and the «Notes on Masters of Drawing»
- 7. Ferri’s copies of the catalogues: his irreplaceable “working tools”
- 8. Ferri’s copies of the catalogues: his irreplaceable “working tools” - 2
- 9. Ferri’s interest in photographical reproductions of works of art
- 10. International acknowledgment
- 11. International acknowledgment - 2
- 12. The first temporary exhibition of prints by Francesco Bartolozzi
- 13. Filippo Di Pietro, Nerino Ferri’s trusted collaborator
- 14. Appendix. Analytical description of Pasquale Nerino Ferri’s books
- 15. Unpublished sources - Bibliography and Sitography
- 2/15Nerino Ferri’s art-historical education
In 1871 Nerino Ferri was a twenty-year-old student of the Florentine Academy of Arts, when Aurelio Gotti, then Director of the Uffizi Gallery, gave him a permanent job as collaborator to Carlo Pini (1805-1979), the curator of the prints and drawings in the Uffizi Gallery.
Pini first noticed Nerino Ferri while he was sketching the graphic collection of the Uffizi in order to improve his drawing skills. Pini appreciated Nerino’s dedication and talent and gave him the task of cleaning the drawings and prints and fixing the glass in their frames.
Ferri’s good workmanship led him to ask Aurelio Gotti to employ him as his collaborator in the rearrangement of the prints permanently on show and of the architectural drawings.
So Ferri officially entered the Uffizi “on tiptoe”, without a specific art history degree, carrying out technical and practical tasks. Despite this, over the years, he was able to acquire a deep knowledge of the history of art, from those whom he considered his teachers and examples: Carlo Pini and Gaetano Milanesi (1813-1995).
 See the letter written by Carlo Pini to Aurelio Gotti, on 14th. December 1871 and published in PETRIOLI TOFANI 1983, pp. 421-422.
 See.FILETI MAZZA 2014, p. 136; see also PETRIOLI TOFANI 1983, p. 423.
 See PETRIOLI TOFANI 1983, pp. 48-50. Pasquale Nerino Ferri encouraged the development of the Prints and Drawings Department from a simple institute of conservation of works of art to a centre promoting the Uffizi graphic collection, see PETRIOLI TOFANI 1983, pp. 441-442 and FILETI MAZZA 2014, pp. 50 and the following. Apart from 1906 to 1909, when he stood in for the director of the Uffizi Gallery, Ferri officially remained, for the rest of his life, only an “inspector” of the Prints and Drawings Department (see ORBICCIANI 2007). In 1908 he sat for the public exam for the position of director of the Uffizi Gallery, but he didn’t get the job, see BCR, Archivio Ricci, particularly the letters written by Pasquale Nerino Ferri to Corrado Ricci n. 12663 “7 febbr. ‘908”, n. 12666 “Firenze 13 marzo ‘908”, n. 12670 “Firenze, 2 agosto ‘908”.
- 3/15A scientific working method: the case of «La scrittura di artisti»
The analysis of Nerino Ferri’s private collection of books, often densely annotated in their margins, shows the important role that these teachers had in his education.
Piergiacomo Petrioli’s research on Gaetano Milanesi’s artistic correspondence shone a new light on the historical profile of these personalities. So Gaetano Milanesi turned out to be a true protagonist of the post Italian unification cultural scene and Carlo Pini was described as his true friend and collaborator in many scientific enterprises.
In 1830 they began visiting forgotten churches and monuments around Siena and founded the “Society for the Lovers of the Fine Arts” in 1845, together with Vincenzo Marchese (1808-1891), dominican father and Carlo Milanesi (1816-1867), Gaetano’s brother. Their first and - what turned out to be - their most important publication was the very first annotated edition of Vasari’s Lives, compiled from 1846 to 1855.
In 1866 they were chosen by the Department of Public Education to carry out a three year survey of the history of Italian miniatures.
Gaetano Milanesi greatly appreciated Carlo Pini’s ability to recognise the old Masters’ personal styles and often asked for his help when gathering information on the works of these artists that he had studied through historical sources.
Nerino Ferri learnt from Pini and Milanesi his scientific working method. It was stringent, based on reliable historical data and approached the study of artistic sources with a positivist research approach.
Let’s look, for instance, at La scrittura di artisti italiani, a monumental book in three volumes, that Carlo Pini published, with his own money, in booklets, between 1869 and 1876, at the end of his twenty year career as curator of the Uffizi Prints and Drawings Department. Isidoro Del Lungo wrote a very appreciative review of this book in the “Archivio storico italiano”.
Nerino Ferri put his personal seal on this stately edition and we can see the evidence of his reorganization of the booklets, especially in the first volume, due to his constant consultation.
 PETRIOLI 2004. About Carlo Pini see also FILETI MAZZA 2014, pp. 48-50.
 See PETRIOLI 2004, pp. 5-36.
 PINI / MILANESI 1876, v.1, p. VIII.
 In these two personalities are already evident the two fundamental aspects of the modern history of art : the archival research, referable to Gaetano Milanesi and the practical knowledge of works of art, referable to Carlo Pini. See PETRIOLI 2004, p. 3.
 PINI / MILANESI 1876, see also Appendix, entry n.5. In addition to this, Carlo Pini published also other books with photographic reproductions of the Uffizi drawings ( see FILETI MAZZA 2014, p. 49).
In 1870 the first and second lecture notes had already been published. see DEL LUNGO 1870, p. 1.
 “…there are 300 autographs, divided into 12 booklets each with 25 photographic reproductions, at a cost of 20 lire”, DEL LUNGO 1870, p. 15.
- 4/15The structure of «La scrittura di artisti»
The artists’ handwriting was considered very important for the rearrangement of the Uffizi graphic collection, both as an archival source and a vestige of the artists. Carlo Pini, who carried out the photographical reproductions of the artists’ handwriting, motivated the dedication to this strange book, with this words in the preface:
“After having looked at the sketches and drawings of our most celebrated artists, it’s useful to study their handwriting, especially for the architects, who were used to writing notes between the lines of their plans. In this way many anonymous drawings could be attributed to a name”.
When considered in its historical context, the work appears undoubtedly innovative and not only for its use of the new photographic technique to reproduce the handwriting. Gaetano Milanesi wrote almost all the artists’ biographical notes in a dry, linear style, refusing to give room to rethorical and inflated digressions, often present in artistic literature of the time.
The most important thing was the historical reliability of this information, based on the stringent analysis of the archival sources, done by the most discerning artistic storiographers, mainly German. Some exponents of this new tendency – Gaye, for instance – were expressely cited in the Preface.
Each artist had attached biographical information and photographic reproductions of archival documents, such as cadastral documents, commissions for works of art, fee receipts and full transcriptions of the documents themselves. Some documents were already published elsewhere, but most of them were unpublished at the time.
La scrittura di artisti italiani was appreciated especially for the vast quantity of information, not only about painters, sculptors and architects, but also about illuminators, carvers and goldsmiths, etc. Gaetano Milanesi and Carlo Pini probably included in this work, at least in part, the results of the research they had carried out in forgotten churches, libraries and archives over a large area of Central Italy, from 1866 through to 1869, in the wake of the Italian Unification. In fact, on behalf of the Ministry of Public Education, they were given the task of writing a history of Italian illumination, in order to protect these works of art, until then not appreciated for their artistic value.
 See C.PINI, Prefazione in PINI / MILANESI 1876,v.1.
 See FILETI MAZZA 2014, p. 49.
 Except for the note about Giovanni di Gherardo da Prato (n.17, vol.1) written by Cesare Guasti ( see.SARTI 2010).
 See PETRIOLI 2004, pp. 16-17.
 The German Giovanni Gaye was the editor of Carteggio inedito d’artisti dei secoli XIV, XV, XVI, 3 v. Firenze 1839-1840. See PETRIOLI 2004, pp. 23-24.
 C.PINI, Prefazione in PINI / MILANESI 1876, v.1.
 Documents were already published mainly in MILANESI 1854-1856 and in GAYE 1839-1840.
 This enquiry was never published. See PETRIOLI 2004, pp. 136-157.
- 5/15The «Vasari-Milanesi» and the «Baldinucci-Ranalli» editions
Ferri’s constant referencing to Gaetano Milanesi is also evident in his analysis of Milanesi’s historical edition of Vasari’s Opere, published in booklets from 1878 to 1885, including Vasari’s Lives of the artists, that was part of Nerino Ferri’s collection. We can see how important this edition of Vasari’s Lives was to Ferri, when we note Ferri’s decision to have his volumes bound, adding his initials “n.f.”, in the centre of the front covers.
Through the notes and dedications handwritten in the different volumes of this edition, we see that Ferri acquired them as a gift from Carlo Pini, who received them, in turn, from his “friend” Gaetano Milanesi.
 VASARI / MILANESI 1878-1885, see also the Appendix, entry n. 9.
- 6/15Analysis of the «Lives» and the «Notes on Masters of Drawing»
This “Vasari-Milanesi” edition, so called and well known by the scholars of the time, was immediately considered as an obligatory point of reference for historical art researchers. In fact it was most appreciated both for Milanesi’s stringent historical style, used to verify the reliability of the information written in Vasari’s Lives and for the citations and the transcriptions of a vast quantity of archival documents, articles in specialized reviews, new studies and observations collected by Milanesi himself over the years.
In Nerino Ferri’s copy, the indexes of the artists’ names at the end of the eight volumes have many handwritten references to the previous “Vasari-Le Monnier” edition, evidently very well known by Ferri and edited by the “Society for the Lovers of the Fine Arts”.
Ferri also frequently consulted the Notizie de’ professori del disegno, first published by Filippo Baldinucci in 1681, after he reorganized cardinal Leopoldo de’ Medici’s collection of drawings, the core of the Uffizi graphic collection.
The handwritten notes in the margins of the text tell us that these volumes were often consulted by Nerino Ferri during his reorganization and scientific classification of the Uffizi prints and drawings collection. These volumes, owned by Ferri and Count Carlo Gamba (1870-1963), come from the fifth edition of Baldinucci’s Notizie, edited by the estimed historian and literary scholar Ferdinando Ranalli (1813-1894), who thought that a “puristic” renewal of art was necessary, following the example of the great Fourteenth and Fifteenth century Masters.
This new art movement led to the re-publication of Baldinucci’s work on the old Masters, the well-known “Vasari-Milanesi” edition and other books about the lives of those artists.
 See PETRIOLI 2004, p. 95. See also BAROCCHI-MILANESI 1906/1973, pp. IX-XVII.
 See PETRIOLI 2004, pp. 75-94.
 BALDINUCCI / RANALLI 1845-1847, see also Appendix, entry n. 2. After Baldinucci,’s death (1697), his son Francesco Saverio continued the publication of the work until his death in 1738. See FILETI MAZZA 2009, p. 33.
 Count Carlo Gamba was an art collector and one of Ferri’s close collaborator in the monumental edition DISEGNI DELLA GALLERIA 1912-1921, see TODROS 1989 and, recently, MASINI 2014 and MASINI 2015.
 Ranalli (1813-1894) was a historian, literary man and politician, see BAROCCHI 1990-1998, p. 713.
 See PETRIOLI 2004, pp. 103-115. See also BAROCCHI-MILANESI 1973, pp. IX-X.
 In the same period Ranalli also published an annotated edition of Vasari’s Lives (1845-1848) and a history of fine arts in Italy (Firenze, 1848), see BAROCCHI 1990-1998, p. 713.
- 7/15Ferri’s copies of the catalogues: his irreplaceable “working tools”
Nerino Ferri’s artistic education went hand in hand with the revision of the published catalogues and the publication of new inventory tools, such as the Catalogo delle stampe vendibili presso la nobil famiglia Zuccardi Merli in Correggio d’Emilia. Compiling this catalogue was one of the first tasks that Nerino Ferri performed on behalf of the Uffizi Gallery, when he was only twenty-three years old. On that occasion, Count Angelo Zuccardi Merli gave Nerino the gift of an extract on the engraving of prints from Francesco Milizia’s (1725-1798) Dizionario delle arti del disegno, that can be considered almost a viaticum for the specialised career Ferri was about to undertake.
In 1886, before Ferri became Pini’s collaborator, the sculptor Emilio Santarelli (1801-1886) donated his personal collection of 12,461 drawings to the Uffizi Gallery. He also compiled the catalogue of his collection together with the painters Emilio Burci (1811-1877) and Ferdinando Rondoni (1808-1880), both inspectors at the Superintendance of the Royal Galleries in Florence and authors of similar books.
Nerino Ferri broke up and newly bound his copy of the Catalogo della raccolta di disegni autografi, antichi e moderni donate dal prof. Emilio Santarelli alla Reale Galleria di Firenze, published in 1870, inserting over  blank pages between the printed pages; on these white pages Ferri wrote down dense notes concerning his hypothesis of the attributions of the works of art, almost doubling the volume of his copy.
In fact, Ferri was aware that his catalogue was a “work in progress” and that, even after publication it should continue to be critically reviewed, especially concerning the investigations into the true authorship of the works of art in the Uffizi Gallery .
And so these copies of the catalogues can be seen as unique witnesses of Ferri’s great undertaking and they allow us to follow his work step by step. This is exactly what Miriam Fileti Mazza did while writing her complex history of the Uffizi art collection from the Napoleonic Age to the First World War.
In her opinion, Ferri derived his descriptive method of prints and drawings directly from Carlo Pini, who, in 1873, worked on the compilation of a very accurate and detailed manuscript version of a catalogue of the prints and drawings permanently on show at the Uffizi Gallery. Ferri’s Catalogo delle stampe e disegni esposti al pubblico nella R. Galleria degli Uffizi, published in 1881, was actually only an abridged version of the manuscript catalogue compiled by Carlo Pini.
The prints and drawings were separated into two sub-catalogues, with different page numbers in order to be sold as either one volume or divided into two.
Ferri used one of his copies of the Catalogo dei disegni esposti al pubblico to check which works of art could also be seen from behind and when it was necessary to “take off the back covers. .
He compiled another useful copy, inserting  pages in the place of the printed pages of the sub-catalogues, and used this copy to reference the Bartsch’s numbers of the works of art described in the well known Adam Bartsch’s repertoire, Le peintre graveur .
He also used this copy to consult the manuscript Index of the Artists’ masterworks from which the engravings are taken and to measure the works of art in inches using his own hand-written ruler drawn on one of the white pages in the back.
Ferri used the front page of another copy of the Catalogo delle stampe esposte al pubblico to try out the six newly designed Gallery stamps with three different shapes.
Fileti Mazza believes that, in this last copy of the Catalogo, we can see the transition towards an advanced method of Ferri’s classification of the Uffizi works of art.
She also considers the copy of Indice geografico-analitico dei disegni di acritettura civile e militare esistenti nella R. Galleria degli Uffizi, with its  pages interplaced between the printed pages, all densely annotated by Ferri and his successors, as “an irreplaceable document that was still being added to until the early XXth. century”.
 FERRI 1874. A handwritten note, initialled “N. F.” [NerinoFerri], is handwritten on the cover of the copy in the Uffizi Library : “Catalogue written by me from the 1st. June to the 5th July 1874 in Correggio. Nerino”.
 See FILETI MAZZA 2014, p. 57
 MILIZIA 1797, see also Appendix, entry n. 1.
 Francesco Milizia (1725-1798) was an obligatory point of reference for XIX century drawing and print experts, see BAROCCHI 1990-1998, p. 710.
 SANTARELLI 1870, see also Appendix, entry n. 4. For information relating to Santarelli’s donation, see FILETI MAZZA 2014, pp. 52-53.
 See PITTALUGA 1974.
 See RENZONI 2010.
 Other Burci’s works are a catalogue of the Uffizi Gallery in French (E. BURCI, G. CAMPANI, Première et seconde partie du catalogue de la R. Gallerie de Florence, Florence, 1860) and an artistic guide of Florence, reviewed and annotated by P. FANFANI (Firenze-Roma 1875), see PITTALUGA 1974, p. . Rondoni was also the author of a guide to the S. Marco Museum in Florence ( Firenze, Tip. Cenniniana 1872).
 See PETRIOLI TOFANI 1983, p. 434.
 See FILETI MAZZA 2014.
 GDSU, Fondo manoscritti, coll. n. 68-69. See FILETI MAZZA 2014, pp. 56-57.
 The most beautiful prints and drawings at the Uffizi Gallery were permanently on show from 1854 to 1909, when the Uffizi Gallery organized the first temporary exhibition of drawings. See FILETI MAZZA 2014, pp. 44-120, PETRIOLI TOFANI 1983, FORLANI TEMPESTI 1980 and FORLANI TEMPESTI 1972.
 FERRI 1881, See FILETI MAZZA, p. 56
 FERRI 1881, see also Appendix, entry n. 7a
 FERRI 1881, see Appendix, entry n. 7a, 7b, 7c.
 See FILETI MAZZA 2014, pp. 62-63, particularly the note 292.
 FERRI 1881, see Appendix, entry n. 7b.
 BARTSCH 1803-1821.
 FERRI 1881, see Appendix, entry n. 7c.
 In her opinion it is strange to find this advanced method in manuscript form and not in a printed version, see FILETI MAZZA 2014). The manuscript is now edited in Ivi, Appendice XXVI.
 FERRI 1883
 See FILETI MAZZA 2014, pp. 72-73.
- 8/15Ferri’s copies of the catalogues: his irreplaceable “working tools” - 2
Baron Heinrich de Geymüller (1839-1909) was a drawing collector, well known, at the time, for his Die ursprünglichen Entwürfe für Sanct Peter in Rom. He also studied the Uffizi architectural drawings, working well with Carlo Pini and, afterwards, with Nerino Ferri in the classification of these drawings.
On the 25th of May, 1891, Geymüller donated an essay entitled Trois albums de dessins de Fra’ Giocondo to the Uffizi library. Ferri bound it with another Geymüller essay entitled Cento disegni di architettura d’ornato e di figure di Fra’ Giovanni Giocondo.
This gift is proof of the intensive collaboration between Geymüller and Nerino Ferri that brought with it considerable mutual cultural enrichment. With this in mind, Geymüller wrote:
“…I’m pleased to declare that some of the most interesting of these drawings were recognised by Nerino Ferri, the curator of the prints and drawings in the Royal Medici Gallery called Uffizi. He was Carlo Pini’s worthy successor and he has assisted us with tireless eagerness, courtesy and friendship…”.
This collaboration led to Ferri’s acquisition of Baron Geymüller’s important collection of architectural drawings, that arrived in the Uffizi in 1907 together with Count Bernardino Campello’s drawing collection.
From 1903 to 1906 Corrado Ricci (1858-1834) directed the Uffizi Gallery and collaborated with Nerino Ferri on the enlargement of the prints and drawings collection . In the early 20th century Ferri began to collect sales catalogues, important “working tools” that helped him to follow the trend in the international market of prints and drawings.
The proof is a small sales catalogue of an auction held in Paris at Hȏtel Drouot in May 1905, donated to Ferri by his colleague Eugenio Pieraccini. It was a sales catalogue for a collection of XVII century portraits and a collection of costumes from the “Louis XIV” period.
 GEYMULLER 1875-1880.
 See PLODER 2006.
 GEYMULLER 1891, see also Appendix, entry n. 16.
 GEYMULLER 1882
 GEYMULLER 1882, p. 14. The Uffizi Library owns the copy of this booklet, that belonged to Pasquale Nerino Ferri. Geymüller dedicated this copy to Ferri as a “memory of grateful friendship”.
 See PLODER 2006, pp. 50-51, FILETI MAZZA 2014, pp. 71-72. See also FERRI 1908.
 See FAIETTI 2006, p. X.
 BONNART 1905, FERRI 1881. See also Appendix, entry n. 23. Eugenio Pieraccini was vice-director of the Uffizi Gallery in the 1890s.
- 9/15Ferri’s interest in photographical reproductions of works of art
As the most beautiful prints and drawings of the collection were permanently on show at the Uffizi Gallery, the public interest in their photographic reproductions was ever on the rise.
In 1882 the architect Alfredo Melani (1859-1928) began teaching “Drawing” at the Technical Institute for Art in Industry in Milan.
In 1898 he published Modelli d’arte decorativa italiana, with 50 photographic reproductions of ornamental drawings from the Uffizi with his students in mind. He underlined the importance of Ferri’s classification of drawings:
“The drawings reproduced in this collection are mostly unpublished and were mainly chosen from among those permanently on show in the recent classification of old drawings preserved in the Royal Uffizi Gallery. They were recently found in the archives and were thus unknown and were photographed on purpose.”
He had always followed this new technique with interest. Photographic reproductions of works of art from the Uffizi Gallery began in the 1860s, well before Nerino Ferri started working there. Carlo Pini, Nerino Ferri’s teacher, was also enthusiastic about this new medium.
This is the reason why Ferri owned a number of booklets about Giacomo Brogi, the founder of one of the most famous photographic studios in Florence at the time . In 1879 Brogi’s studio published the Catalogue de photographies with a list of titles of many Uffizi drawings, available as photographic reproductions, in various formats and marketed to the international customers in his shops in Florence, Naples and Rome.
In 1904 Brogi’s studio published 126 reproductions of Disegni di architettura civile e militare di artisti italiani fioriti dal XV al XVIII secolo, together with an attached index of the works of art reproduced. Nerino Ferri owned a copy of this index but he gave all the reproductions to the Uffizi Photographic Cabinet, founded in 1904 by Corrado Ricci in order to establish an archive of existent photographs and to continue the photographic reproduction of the Uffizi works of art .
 See MAESTRELLI 2001, pp. 93-95.
 See MELANI 1898 and FERRI 1881. See also Appendix, entry n. 21. This text is taken from the advertising printed on the pink tissue paper that is wrapped around the photographic reproductions of the drawings, in the copy found in the National Library in Florence.
 See FILETI MAZZA 2014, pp. 47-48.
 The Uffizi Library has Ferri’s copies of ARBIB 1882, GAMBERUCCI DA PRATA 1882 and BROGI 1904.
 BROGI 1878.
 See SILVESTRI 1994.
 TAMASSIA 2011, pp. 16-20.
- 10/15International acknowledgment
Ferri’s Catalogo delle stampe e disegni esposti al pubblico, published in 1881, earned him the right to be part of the international élite of experts, dedicated to the specific sector of prints and drawings.
We can acquaint ourselves with some of these interesting personalities through the analysis of the books received by Nerino Ferri after the 1880s and, especially, through their dedications. These people often added expressions of esteem for him in their signed dedications. Some of these colleagues became part of this world because they were artists and engravers, whilst others were important collectors, art historians and very wealthy businessmen who gave impetus to the foundation of some of the most famous museums in the world.
Louis Alexander Fagan (1845-1903) was an English diplomat’s son, born in Naples in 1845. He was an art historian and also an esteemed engraver, especially of portraits. In his life he was able to combine his passion for art with his love of travelling, inherited from his parents.
From 1869 Fagan became the curator of the Prints and Drawings Department of the British Museum in London. In 1876 he published a guide of this museum. In 1883 he became well-known for his publication of the Collector’s Marks, a repertoire of 668 collection stamps made up of small ink and dry stamps and inscriptions, used by collectors to identify their prints and drawings.
Fagan’s Collector’s Marks preceded Frits Lugt’s extensive repertoire Les marques de collections de dessins & d’estampes, published in 1921. In comparison to Lugt’s repertoire, Fagan’s Collector was little more than “a sketch”, but it was similar to Lugt’s work in many aspects.
For each stamp, Fagan indicated the biographical notes of the collector, the property transfers of the collection, any sales at auction houses and the price for which the collection was eventually sold.
As Fagan explained in his preface, his Collector’s Marks was the result of years of research conducted in England and in other European countries thanks to the collaboration of ”friends and colleagues”, such as Pasquale Nerino Ferri and many others. Louis Fagan cited all these collaborators at the end of his preface, asking them to fill in the empty spaces he had left next to collector’s stamps with unknown origin.
In the list of Ferri’s friends and colleagues, we can find names such as: Friederich Lippman (1838-1903), who was the curator of the Museum of Prints and Drawings in Berlin, Pierre-Paul Both de Tauzia (1823-1888), the curator of the Louvre Museum in Paris, Moriz Thausing (1835-1884), the then director of the Albertina Gallery in Vienna, Georges Duplessis (1834-1899), curator of the prints of the National Library in Paris, Henri Hymans (1836-1912), curator of the Royal Library of Belgium, Adolfo Venturi (1856-1941), the well-known art historian who was curator of the Estense Gallery in Modena in 1878, Richard Fisher (1809-1890), collector and scholar of his own personal collection of engraved books and prints and Alphonse Wyatt Thibaudeau (1840-1892), the renowned dealer in rare books and prints .
Louis Fagan, towards the end of his life, probably had the opportunity to meet Ferri personally when he came to Florence in 1894 due to health problems, remaining until his death in 1903.
In 1907 Madame Francesca Fagan, Louis Fagan’s widow, gave Nerino Ferri a copy of her husband’s Collector’s Marks, in which Ferri then wrote some notes and added “the examples of stamps used for the Uffizi collections”, together with his signature.
Madame Fagan also gave two other remarkable books: Bartolozzi and his works, written by the Londoner publisher and art expert Andrew Tuer in 1885 and Twenty-Nine Drawings by Agostino Busti called Bambaia, published in 1887, in only ten copies and given to Louis Fagan by Friederich Lippmann, the then director of the Museum of Prints and Drawings in Berlin.
In 1879 the wealthy collector and scholar Richard Fisher, “gentleman of West Sussex”, published his personal collection of Italian, German, Spanish, French, Flemish and English engraved books and prints from the XVth to the XVIth century and donated a first edition of this book to the Uffizi Library in 1881.
He called his book simply Catalogue of a Collection of Engravings and he did not reveal his name on the frontispiece, as a sign of modesty and discretion.
Richard Fisher wrote well documented historical essays in his Catalogue. Through his son “R.C. Fisher”, known only by his initials, he got in touch with the well-known historian Gaetano Milanesi, in order to ask him for information about the goldsmith Maso Finiguerra, who Vasari indicated as the inventor of the engraving technique in his Lives.
The second copy of Richard Fisher’s Catalogue came to the Uffizi Library much later, in 1894, donated by his son, “R. C. Fisher”, and dedicated personally to Nerino Ferri “as a sign of appreciation”.
Richard Fisher became a well-known scholar of Italian engravings, so much so as to write a book of great relevance on this subject in 1886: Introduction to a Catalogue of the Early Italian Prints in the British Museum.
Only in 1909 and 1910 did Arthur Mayger Hind finally publish his catalogue of the Italian drawings in the collection of the British Museum, a publication that is still a key point of reference in this sector.
The wealthy Baron Adalbert von Lanna (1836-1909), builder of ships and railways, donated a catalogue of his collection of drawings and prints to the Uffizi Library in 1896, “hoping that it would be well received”. He entrusted the writing of his catalogue to Wolfgang Singer.
Just as John Pierpont Morgan in the United States, Baron von Lanna collected heterogeneous art objects, such as chinaware, sculpture, bronzes, antique furniture, medals, coins, enamelware and glassware.
Frits Lugt believed that Baron Von Lanna’s passion for prints and drawings was born after he purchased a large polychrome jug, decorated with scenes taken from the engravings of “War Miseries” by Jacques Callot. He then purchased a number of Jacques Callot’s works of art and enriched his collection with drawings and prints by other Old Masters, such as Dürer and Rembrandt, building up one of the largest art collections of the second half of the XIXth century.
Baron von Lanna donated his vast collection of glassware and a large part of his art collection to the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague, a museum he helped found in 1885.
 See THIEME-BECKER 1915, vol. 11, p. 188.
 FAGAN 1876. The Uffizi Library has a copy of this book with a handwritten dedication on the frontispiece: “To the honourable Mr. Nerino Ferri, the Author 1881”.
 FAGAN 1883, FERRI 1881. See also Appendix, entry n. 8.
 LUGT 1921. It was followed by LUGT 1956.
 See LUGT 1921, p. VII.
 See FAGAN 1883, pp. [III]-V. For the following biographical notes see DAH 2000, at the entries.
 About Richard Fisher, see LUGT 1921, n. 2204-2205; about Alphonse Wyatt Thibaudeau, see LUGT 1921, n. 2473.
 FAGAN 1883, see Appendix, entry n. 8.
 TUER 1885, see Appendix, entry n. 13 and LIPPMANN 1887, see Appendix, entry n. 14.
 About Richard Fisher and his collection, see LUGT 1921, n. 2204-2205.
 The name of the curator is indicated at the foot of the preface. Here Fisher wrote: “the collections of engravings described in the following Catalogue are scarcely of sufficient importance to justify the publication”. See FISHER 1879, p. [iii], see also Appendix, entry n. 10a.
 See FISHER 1879, pp., , , , .
 “R.C. Fisher” often came and stayed in Florence, was fluent in Italian and frequented the society of English intellectuals living in the city. He knew Gaetano Milanesi very well and asked him for information also on behalf of the British Museum officials. To this end see his letters to Gaetano Milanesi, signed “R.C. Fisher”, in PETRIOLI 2004, entries n. 337-342, pp. CCXXII-CCXXVI and see also MILANESI CARTEGGIO.
 See FISHER 1879, pp. 2-3. See also PETRIOLI 2004, pp. CCXXII-CCXXIII, n. 337. “R.C. Fisher”, sent this letter from Florence on 14th May 1880. Here he thanked Gaetano Milanesi ,on behalf of his father, “ for the information given with so much courtesy about Maso Finiguerra”, and donated the other copy of Richard Fisher’s Catalogue to the Uffizi Gallery (see FISHER 1879, Appendix, entry n. 10b).
 see FISHER 1879, Appendix, entry n. 10b.
 FISHER 1886. See also LUGT 19121, n. 2204-2205.
 HIND 1909-1910.
 About Adalbert von Lanna, see LUGT 1921, n. 2773.
 SINGER 1895, see also Appendix, entry n. 17.
 See LUGT 1921, n. 2773.
 SINGER 1895, see also Appendix, entry n. 17.
 See SCIOLLA 1992, ad vocem.
 See LUGT 1921, n. 2773.
- 11/15International acknowledgment - 2
Another donor was professor Paul Kristeller, philologist and art historian, esteemed scholar of Italian typographical brands, who spent long periods in Italy in the 1890’s.
He was engaged to study the copper engraving collection of the painting Gallery in Bologna and to catalogue the prints and drawings collection in Rome. He too stayed in Florence where he spent many months in the National Library, writing his book Early Florentine Woodcuts, published in London in 1897.
It’s quite possible that, during that period, Kristeller met Nerino Ferri. He dedicated some of his essays, published between 1896 and 1905, personally to Nerino, “with friendly greetings”.
The archaeologist and philologist Christian Hülsen (1858-1935) , author of a critical volume on Roman topography, was well-known by Nerino Ferri, who consulted him to complete the last section of his Indice geografico-analitico dei disegni di architettura, concerning Roman inscriptions.
In 1912 Hülsen published an essay on Dei lavori archeologici di Giovanni Antonio Dosio  and gave an extract to “my very best friend Nerino Ferri”, that was published the following year.
In the preface, Hülsen explicitly refers to the rearrangement of the prints and drawings collection of the Marucelliana Library, that Nerino Ferri had been working on in those years and to one of Ferri’s essays, published in “Bollettino d’Arte” in 1911, in which Nerino Ferri attributed some Marucelliana drawings to Dosio.
On the 17th September 1908 the pre-Raphaelite painter and London art dealer Charles Fairfax Murray (1849-1919) gave Nerino Ferri the first of two volumes of the catalogue of his large collection of drawings.
Fairfax Murray’s vast collection of drawings, including almost 1500 drawings by old European Masters from the end of the XIVth to the XVIIIth century, was purchased, after long negotiations, by the wealthy businessman and famous art collector John Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) and went on to form the nucleus of the Department of Drawings of the Morgan Library in New York, the most famous drawing collection in the United States.
Fairfax Murray dedicated the catalogue of his important collection to “Professor” Nerino Ferri, underlining the “status” achieved by Ferri after years of working and studying with the Uffizi prints and drawings collection: the humble apprentice, considered suitable only for manual tasks, had finally become an esteemed professor.
 See FAIETTI 2014, p. 19. See also BALLANTI 1999, pp. 220-221 and FILETI MAZZA 2014, pp. 92-93.
 KRISTELLER 1897a.
 KRISTELLER 1896, see also Appendix, entry n. 18. KRISTELLER 1897, see also Appendix, entry n. 19. KRISTELLER 1898, see also Appendix, entry n. 20, KRISTELLER 1905, see also Appendix, entry n. 24.
 About Christian Hülsen see FILETI MAZZA 2014, pp. 72-73.
 HULSEN 1907.
 FERRI 1883.
 See FILETI MAZZA 2014, pp. 72-73.
 HULSEN 1913, see also Appendix, entry n 33.
 HULSEN 1913, p. 1.
 Ferri started working on the inventory of the prints and drawings collection of the Marucelliana Library in 1887 and, in a more systematic way, from 1906 to 1911. Ferri’s inventory is today “a fundamental tool for the analysis of the prints and drawings collection of the library”(ORBICCIANI 2007, p.250).
 FERRI 1911a.
 See PETRIOLI 2004, p. 42.
 FAIRFAX-MURRAY 1905-1912, see also Appendix, entry n. 26.
 see STAMPFELE 1974, p. XI; see also TAYLOR 1970, p. 39.
 FAIRFAX-MURRAY 1905-1912, see also Appendix, entry n. 26.
- 12/15The first temporary exhibition of prints by Francesco Bartolozzi
In 1909 the Uffizi prints and drawings collection was moved from a narrow, confined site to the present location of the Prints and Drawings Department. This new, large site, with an annexed library, was located on the first floor of the Vasari Palace. Nerino Ferri and Filippo Di Pietro organised a temporary exhibition of Francesco Bartolozzi’s prints in the Department. The Bartolozzi exhibition ended a long season of drawings and prints permanently on show at the Uffizi Gallery until then.
Corrado Ricci, the new Superintendent of the Galleries of Florence from 1903 to 1906, was culturally sensitive and attentive to the needs of conservation of the frail prints and drawings. He promoted important and far-reaching changes in the organisation of the spaces and services offered by the Uffizi Gallery. In only three years he promoted a general revision order for all the Florentine museums and founded indispensable technical support services such as the Uffizi Photographic Cabinet, the Uffizi Library, the Works of Art Inventory Office and the Historical Archive.
Corrado Ricci provided the new site for the Prints and Drawings Department, winning over Ferri’s initial reservations. He freed up the first floor of the Vasari Palace moving the collection of self-portraits in the new dedicated rooms onto the second floor of the Uffizi Gallery.
When he became the General Director of Antiquities and Fine Arts, from 1906 to 1919, Ricci worked hard to produce and pass the first protection act in the sector of cultural heritage in Italy.
As Ferri later wrote, when the Board of Antiquities and Fine Arts decided to stop the permanent exhibition of prints and drawings, Corrado Ricci’s position was undoubtedly very influential :
“Honourable Minister of Public Education, the Board for Antiquities and Fine Arts has deliberated that the prints and drawings should be removed from permanent exhibition, having discovered that the continuous action of the light has produced a significant deterioration in both”.
Nerino Ferri chose the artist for the first temporary exhibition of the Uffizi Prints and Drawings Department from an unconventional and original view point. Francesco Bartolozzi was “a talented and spirited Florentine engraver from the XVIIIth. century”, who spent his best years in England and was renowned for his reproductions of the Old Masters “from Holbein to Guercino and from Reynolds to Kaufmann”.
The Uffizi Prints and Drawings Department owned a portfolio of 1000 Bartolozzi’s engravings of exceptional quality, together with a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist. This portfolio came into the Uffizi collection in 1865, through the legacy of Marquis Torrigiani.
Ferri could have chosen a more predictable theme to celebrate this special event, such as a famous Renaissance artist or a selection from the masterpieces of the Uffizi collection, but Ferri’s choice fell on a “more sophisticated, fashionable and international subject”.
The analysis of Andrew Tuer’s Bartolozzi and his works- donated to Ferri by Louis Fagan’s widow on 1907, full of dedications and handwritten notes, helps us to better understand the reasons behind the choice of an artist at first sight so unusual.
Andrew White Tuer (1838-1890) was a well-known publisher, writer and art collector, founder of the historical London publishing house, Leadenhall Press. Tuer wrote this book about the Florentine engraver Francesco Bartolozzi because Bartolozzi’s works met the taste of a wide audience at the time, as he explained, with a touch of humour, in the preface of his book:
“The fascination exercised on the present generation by these prints is hardly to be wondered at, for they are not only exquisitely beautiful in themselves, but, being the production of a past age, they boast the peculiar charme…of a time we can only imagine, that of our great-great-grandmothers; and they harmoniously accord with the prevailing taste for old-fashioned furniture. They are therefore delightful both in their taste and fashion” .
At the time, there was a thriving market for Bartolozzi’s engravings and it was very hard to distinguish a real Bartolozzi from a copy.
Most of his book is taken up giving precious advice to the potential customer. He also compared, in detail, Bartolozzi’s technique with his school’s technique and suggested auction houses that could ensure the purchase of an authentic Bartolozzi work.
In 1885 Louis Fagan, the then director of the Department of Prints and Drawings of the British Museum, worked on the publication of a collection of Bartolozzi’s engravings. Andrew Tuer sent Fagan a special edition of his book, asking him to cite his book in the bibliography. Some years after Fagan’s death, in February 1907, Fagan’s widow gave Nerino Ferri this copy together with other books.
Nerino Ferri was well aware that Francesco Bartolozzi’s works met with the taste of art lovers of the time and in 1909, when he had to choose the subject for the first temporary exhibition of the Uffizi drawings, his choice of Bartolozzi’s engravings was probably not accidental.
In fact, by exhibiting Francesco Bartolozzi’s engravings, Nerino Ferri satisfied the dual purpose of both showing works of exceptional quality and presenting an artist who was highly appealing to the public, most of whom were English-speaking intellectuals, living in Florence at the time.
 See NOBILI 1910.
 See STROCCHI 2005, SICOLI 2007, MARINI 2014 and FAIETTI 2013, p. 384.
 See TAMASSIA 2011, p. 24.
 Corrado Ricci wrote “Dear Poggi…I enjoy hearing that the prints and drawings rooms are coming along well. Ferri will be convinced that I was right to insist, while he, who is hostile to new things, was doubtful..”, AGU, Archivio Poggi, Serie I, Carteggio, n. 113: C. Ricci a G. Poggi, “Roma, 3.XI.’09”.
 It’s the law n. 364 of the 20th. June 1909. To this regard, see SICOLI 2007, p. 519.
 FERRI/DI PIETRO 1909, p. 4.
 FERRI/DI PIETRO 1983, pp. 440-441.
 FERRI/DI PIETRO 1909, p. 4.
 C.PINI, Catalogue of the engraved prints by Francesco Bartolozzi (1865), GDSU, Fondo manoscritti, coll. n. 3, published in FILETI MAZZA 2014, Appendix XXIII; see also DI PIETRO 1910, Appendix, entry n. 30. Here Filippo Di Pietro published a photo of the certificate of authenticity written by Bartolozzi.
 PETRIOLI TOFANI 1983, pp. 440-441.
 Tuer 1885, see Appendix, entry n. 13.
 See Mc.LENNAN YOUG 2010.
 See TUER 1885, p. ii
 FAGAN 1885.
 FAGAN 1883, see Appendix, entry n. 8 and LIPPMANN 1887, see Appendix, entry n. 14.
 See BARDAZZI-SISI 2011 and SCIOLLA 1992, p. 274. A review of Bartolozzi’s exhibition was published also in English in FLORENCE HERALD 1910, see DI PIETRO 1919, Appendix, entry n. 30.
- 13/15Filippo Di Pietro, Nerino Ferri’s trusted collaborator
We know that Filippo Di Pietro (1875-1960) was assigned an official position in the Uffizi Gallery in 1922, but his collaboration with the Uffizi dates back as far as 1906, when Pasquale Nerino Ferri wrote the following note to Corrado Ricci:
“Dear Director, I am very grateful to you for the gentle care you have shown in allocating the new vice-secretary Filippo Di Pietro (from Rome) to this Cabinet, where he has already begun working. I will have him continue his work on the index file of categories of the drawings. He is full of goodwill and I trust he will make a good impression”.
The journalist Aldo Sorani, who met Di Pietro personally, describes him in these words :
The secretary of the Uffizi Cabinet, Filippo Di Pietro, is an art critic who, more than anyone, has shown how much can be learnt from the study of drawings and who has collaborated ardently with Ferri in the organisation of the Uffizi exhibitions. Di Pietro has been able to newly interpret and give voice to those drawings that he has been studying not only for his own benefit, but also in order to prepare the exhibitions with a lively spirit, a passion full of intellect and with eyes full of wit. The proof is in Di Pietro’s volumes on “Andrea Del Sarto’s drawings”  and “Federico Baroccio’s unknown drawings, still unidentified”, that are, in themselves, such a new contribution to our knowledge of Andrea and Baroccio, that both critics and art lovers should be eternally grateful.
Over time, Filippo Di Pietro became Ferri’s trusted collaborator in the organisation of the first temporary exhibitions and in the publishing enterprise of the so-called Olschki’s Portfolios, even if he still did not have a permanent position in the Department of Prints and Drawings.
However Filippo Di Pietro did try to consolidate his employment status at the Ministry, with great determination and energy.
In May 1914 he asked for leave of absence to finish his graduation thesis which he presented in Urbino, on the 1st of December 1914. At the same time he studied “day and night” for the public exam for “inspector” at the Galleria Corsini in Rome, advertised in September of 1914.
In 1915 Filippo Di Pietro was obliged to ask for a transfer to Rome in order to help his family, affected by an earthquake. The letters reporting this event are not dated, but the earthquake that Di Pietro refers to, could be the one that hit Marsica, a region of Abruzzo, on the 13th January 1915.
This earthquake was so violent that it caused damages also in Rome. In fact, Filippo Di Pietro wrote from Rome on the 21st June 1915 “ despite all sorts of difficulties things are starting to go quite well, so that soon everything will be settled”.
But Filippo Di Pietro’s problems were not to end so soon : during 1916, he was suddenly called to the front to fight in the First World War.
In an undated letter sent from the “military detachment of Bracciano”, Di Pietro wrote to Poggi that he had not been able to send the “promised manuscript”, as he had been suddenly recalled to the front, preventing him from “giving a correct form” to the text he had already written and, in another letter, datable to 1916, he emphasised: “I have not yet succeeded in writing those few notes for the facsimiles, rewritten many times, but in a way that I am still not satisfied with. I ended by tearing them up”.
Di Pietro was, probably, referring to the introduction to the last issue of Olschki’s Portfolios, on the Uffizi ornamental drawings, that Olschki was only able to publish in 1921, when he had completed the entire work. Poor Filippo Di Pietro, given his present situation, was undoubtedly unable to calmly concentrate on what Poggi asked of him and he wrote this moving letter to Poggi:
“Amongst the few papers I have brought with me, apart from the monographs on Andrea Del Sarto and Baroccio, I care a great deal about your letters, your postcards and the report of the examining board of the competition for the position of inspector at Galleria Corsini”.
On the wave of the general enthusiasm for Italy’s entrance into the war, Pasquale Nerino Ferri bought a small Calendario del soldato MCMXVI . The purchase of this copy is not linked to Filippo Di Pietro’s departure for the war, as he left for the front a year after this booklet arrived in the library. Pasquale Nerino Ferri purchased this Calendario to contribute to the fund raising for the soldiers at the front.
At the onset of the First World War Di Pietro had been working side by side with Ferri for “over ten years”. Unfortunately he was never to see him again as Nerino Ferri died in 1917, while Di Pietro was still fighting at the front.
After Di Pietro’s departure to the front and, above all, after Ferri’s death, there was a marked setback in temporary exhibitions. They restarted only in 1922, with the exhibition of XVIIth century drawings, curated by Odoardo Hylier Gigioli, Paquale Nerino Ferri’s successor in the Department of Prints and Drawings in the Uffizi Gallery.
 See SCUDERI 2007, pp. 227-228.
 BCR, Archivio Ricci, n. 12602: “Firenze, 30 maggio ‘906”.
 DI PIETRO 1910a.
 DI PIETRO 1913.
 SORANI 1913.
 DISEGNI DELLA GALLERIA 1912-1921. See BASAGNI 2017.
 AGU, Archivio Poggi, Serie I, Carteggio, n. 6, 294: F. Di Pietro to G. Poggi, “Urbino, 24 maggio 1914”.
 BCR, Archivio Ricci, n. 11358: Letter from F. Di Pietro to C. Ricci, “Urbino, 1 December 1914”, where he cites the title of his thesis:“The legal protection of works of art in Italy and under Roman Law”.
 “…I am working night and day to prepare the presentation of my graduation thesis and for the competition exam in Rome and maybe the one and the other will happen almost simultaneously (10-25 November””, BCR, Archivio Ricci, n. 11359: “F. Di Pietro to C. Ricci, “Firenze, 22 ottobre 1914”.
 Referring to the news of a competition based on “qualifications and examinations” for the position of “inspector” at the Galleria Corsini in Rome, see CRONACA DI BELLE ARTI 1914. Corrado Ricci wrote to Giovanni Poggi that the Ministry of Education had to “postpone the competition due to the outbreak of the first World War” (AGU, Archivio Poggi, Serie I, Carteggio, n. 17, 221: C. Ricci to G,. Poggi, “Rome, 8 luglio 1915”).
 AGU, Archivio Poggi, Serie I, Carteggio, n. 6, 301 and 310: F. Di Pietro to G. Poggi, from Rome.
 See INGV 2015 and CASTENETTO GALADINI 1999.
 AGU, Archivio Poggi, Serie I, Carteggio, n. 6, 295: F. Di Pietro to Giovanni Poggi.
 “This is the second year I begin in the warzone”, AGU, Archivio Poggi, Serie I, Carteggio, n. 6, 297: F. Di Pietro to G. Poggi, “Warzone, 2nd January 1918”, so the recall to the front has to be placed during 1916. Filippo Di Pietro left for the front with the continuing concern that the Ministry could give his position to another person, without considering the suspended competition /AGU, Archivio Poggi, Serie I, Carteggio, n. 6, 298: F. Di Pietro to G. Poggi, “Warzone, 19th June 1918”).
 AGU, Archivio Poggi, Serie I, Carteggio n. 6, 302: F. Di Pietro to G. Poggi: “Detachment of Bracciano”, without date.
 AGU, Archivio Poggi, Serie I, Carteggio, n. 6, 306 : F. Di Pietro to G. Poggi, defined as “secret”, without date. The letter is datable to 1916, thanks to a particular reference in the text. Filippo Di Pietro went on writing : …Prof Pernier has been here. He complained to me that he didn’t have an accountant and secretary. The idea to being able to come back in Florence appealed so much to me, that I would have quite willingly offered my services to him….”; Luigi Pernier was appointed Director of the Archaeological Museum in Florence in 1916 (see BERUTTI 2009, pp. 69-77).
 DISEGNI DELLA GALLERIA 1912-1921.
 And he added: “Five years have passed since then!”, AGU, Archivio Poggi, Serie I, Carteggi. N. 6, 297, F. Di Pietro to G. Poggi, from “Warzone, 2nd January 1918”.
 CALENDARIO 1916, see also Appendix, entry n. 39.
 AGU, Archivio Poggi, Serie I, Carteggio, n. 6, 304 : Filippo Di Pietro to G. Poggi, without date, but posted in 1917, because Di Pietro mentions that he has heard of Ferri’s death.
- 14/15Appendix. Analytical description of Pasquale Nerino Ferri’s books
1) MILIZIA 1797 (RariMisc/Milizia/1797/1, inventory n. 11427)
Book bound as a brochure, 20 cm. On the title page, Ferri’s personal seal and the handwritten note: “Gift from Count Angelo Zuccardi Merli to Nerino Ferri”.
2) BALDINUCCI / RANALLI 1845-1847 (Fonti/Baldinucci/1846-1847, inventory n. 22382)
Half bound cloth book, endleaves in marbled paper, 23 cm; the spine carries the author’s name and the title, embossed in gold. Each volume presents the following features: on the back of the cover, the words “ex libris Carlo Gamba”; on the endleaf the signature “Gamba”, in pencil. On the centre of the title page there is a circular stamp with the words “Library of the RR. Galleries and Museums, Florence”, Nerino Ferri’ s personal seal at the bottom and, at the top, Carlo Gamba’s personal circular seal, that is a “C”, surmounted by a crown, with the profile of a leg superimposed. Handwritten notes are along the margins of the text in volumes 2-5.
3) CORBELLA 1868 (Rari/Corbella/1868/1, inventory n. 10273)
Half bound leather book, endleaves in marbled paper, spine with raised bands and title embossed in gold, 17 cm. On the endleaf, the signature “N. Ferri”, in blue pencil and, on the next page, a circular stamp with the words “RR. Galleries and Museums, Florence”. On the title page, Nerino Ferri’s personal seal and another “Nerino Ferri”’s signature in pen, placed lenghtways.
4) SANTARELLI 1870
a) (Rari/Santarelli/1870/1, inventory n. 10208)
Book bound in green cloth, 19 cm. On the endleaf, a handwritten note: “Nerino Ferri’s copy”, in pen. The dedicatory letter written on the page before the title page, is very deteriorated. Along the margins of the text there is the numbering, in red pen, of the new inventory of drawings and prints in effect since 1913. In addition to this, there are many handwritten notes, in many hands, written in pen and pencil, regarding attribution proposals for works of art.
b) (Rari/Santarelli/1870/2, inventory n.8201N)
Half bound leather book, covers in decorated paper. The copy has  handwritten pages inserted between the pages. On the title page, a circular stamp with the words “Royal Gallery of Florence”, surmounted by a crown. On the dedicatory letter there is Nerino Ferri’s signature. Along the margins of the text, there is the numbering, in red pen, of the new inventory of drawings and prints in effect since 1913 and many handwritten notes. Copy to be restored.
5) PINI / MILANESI 1876 (G. FORM/2/1877, inventario n. 9948)
Half bound vellum book, covers in spotted paper, smooth spine, 32 cm. On the title page of each volume there is Nerino Ferri’s personal seal, followed by the numbers “605”, “606”, “607”, respectively for volumes 1, 2 and 3. Specimens of the artist’s handwriting, photographed and glued on the page opposite the respective transcription. In volume 1, after the title page, there is inserted, a 4-page printed Alphabetical index of the names of the artists trimmed so as to be smaller than the rest of the text. This Index is annotated along the margins and the title is completed with a handwritten note : “of the Italian artists handwritings published by Cav. C. Pini”. In volume 3 there are no indexes.
6) REGIA CALCOGRAFIA 1876 (Rari/Ferri/1876/1, inventory n. 10137)
Title embossed in gold at the centre of the front cover, 29 cm. On the endleaf, Nerino Ferri’s signature, in blue pencil. On the title page, a handwritten note by Ferri: “See the 1883 edition”.
7) FERRI 1881 a) (Rari/Ferri/1881/1, inventory n. 33511)
N.B.: The edition includes: a 60-page Catalogue of the Prints permanently on show in the Royal Uffizi Gallery, with the Alphabetical Index of the Engravers and a 96-page Catalogue of the Drawings permanently on show in the Corridor of the Old Bridge in the Royal Uffizi Gallery, with the Alphabetical Index of the Artists’ Names.
Half bound leather book, covers in green cloth, smooth spine, with the author’s name and the title embossed in gold, 18 cm. Copy containing both Catalogues. On the endleaf, the note: “Donation by Filippo Rossi”. On the second title page, a handwritten note, in pen : “To Mr. Giuseppe Moneti”, signed “N. Ferri”.
b) (Rari/Ferri/1881/2, inventory n. 11300), published in FILETI MAZZA 2014, Appendice n. XXIV
Half bound vellum book, smooth spine, covers in marbled paper. Incomplete copy [only 96 pages], missing the Catalogue of the prints permanently on show, but containing the Catalogue’s title page. On this page there is a circular stamp with the words “Library of the RR. Galleries and Museums, Florence”. On the top of p. , there is a note written by Ferri, in pen: “Disposition of the drawings in the three rooms with interesting notes” and the signature “N. Ferri”; on the bottom margin of the same page, there is the following note, in pen: “N.B. the numbers marked in red indicate those framed drawings that can also be seen from behind; those marked in blue have had their backs and they need their covers removed to see the drawings from behind”. Along the margins of the text there are other handwritten notes, in pen and pencil.
c) (Rari/Ferri/1881/3, inventory n. 8203N), published in FILETI MAZZA 2014, Appendice n. XXIV.
Half bound leather book, spine with raised bands, covers in green cloth, title embossed in gold. The first title page is missing; there are two copies of the Catalogue of the prints permanently on show inserted in the text; the second copy and the Catalogue of the drawings permanently on show also have  handwritten pages inserted in the text. The carta  bis is a single sheet, densely annotated in pen. On the top of the title page of the first copy of the Catalogue of the prints , there is the following note: “with the progressive numbers corresponding to the handwritten catalogue”; on the centre of the title page there is the note : “with reference to Bartsch’s numbers” and on the left margin, the following note: “with Bartsch’s references and many additions and corrections”; on the bottom margin of the title page there is the handwritten date: “19th April 1881” and the signature “N.Ferri”, that is also on c.  . On the verso page of the preface to the first copy of the Catalogue of the prints there is a hand-drawn ruler in inches, used to measure the drawings. A text in 4 printed pages is inserted after p. 54, with the title: Appendix of the drawings and prints permanently on show in other museums in Florence . Then there is a handwritten list, with the title “Prints permanently on show at the Uffizi Gallery: Index of the Artists’ masterworks from which the engravings are taken” (c. 88). On the title page of the second copy of the Catalogue of the prints permanently on show there is Pasquale Nerino Ferri’s personal seal and “n. 6 newly designed Gallery stamps, with three different shapes”, and the signature “N. Ferri”. At the end of the Catalogue of the drawings permanently on show there is a handwritten “Index of the drawings on show in other Museums”[cc. 97-98 v.]. The first part of a press clipping from the daily newspaper “la Nazione”, with the review of Nerino Ferri’s Catalogue of the prints and drawings permanently on show, is glued on c.  and the final part is glued on c. .
d) Rari/Ferri/1881/4, inventory n. 8217N
Book bound as a brochure, including only the Catalogue of the prints permanently on show. On the top of the title page, there is a handwritten dedication, in pen: “To the Library of the R. Gallery of The Uffizi”, signed by “Nerino Ferri, li 27 ottobre 1881”. At the end of the text, there is a 4-page Appendix of the drawings and prints permanently on show in other museums in Florence and a 1-page Additions and corrections to the Catalogue of the prints.
8) FAGAN 1883 (Rari/Fagan/1883/1, inventory n. 9964)
Frontispiece engraved with the portrait of Thomas Howard, count of Arundel (1586-1646), well-known for his large collection of works of art and books in England. Thomas Howard’s portrait is signed “Louis Fagan 1882”.
Book bound in vellum with a smooth spine. Gilded borders along the margins of the cover and on the spine, 19 cm. The title and the author’s name are embossed in gold on the centre of the front cover and on the spine. On the top left of the front cover there is a handwritten number referring to Nerino Ferri’s book inventory “610”. On the centre of the title page, there is Nerino Ferri’s personal seal and, on the top, a handwritten note, in pencil: “Madam Francesca Fagan’s gracious gift to N. Ferri, 1 Feb[ruary]. ‘907”. Other notes in pencil are along the margins of the text. On table  verso, there are examples of stamps used for the Uffizi collections, signed “N. Ferri”.
9) VASARI / MILANESI 1878-1885 (Fonti/Vasari/1878-1885, inventory n. 9941)
The Library owns only volumes 1 to 8. Half bound leather books, covers in knurled cloth, 28 cm. Spines with raised bands, title and decorations embossed in gold. On the front covers of the volumes, there are Nerino Ferri’s initials “n. f.”, embossed in gold. On the title page of the volumes 2 and volumes 4 to 7, there are Nerino Ferri’s personal seals. On the endleaf of vol. 2, there are two handwritten notes, in pen: a dedication signed “G. Milanesi”: “To the friend and colleague Cav. Carlo Pini” and the note: “passed into Nerino Ferri’s property”. On the endleaf of vol. 4, a handwritten note, in pencil: “bought with lire 8, the 30th June”. On the endleaf of vol 7, there is a handwritten note: “Nerino Ferri, 19th December 1881”. Other notes in pencil are along the margins of the texts and in the indexes of the 8 volumes, with constant references to the previous edition of Vasari’s Lives of the Artists , edited by V. Marchese, C. Pini and G. Milanesi (Florence, Società di Amatori delle Belle Arti e F. Le Monnier, 1846-1855).
10) FISHER 1879
Both the books are half bound in leather, with smooth spines, titles embossed in gold, covers in red paper and top edge gilts, 32 cm.
(Coll.Fisher/1879/1, inventory n. 5949)
On the top of the front-board leaf there is a handwritten note, in pen: “To the Department of Prints of the R. Gallery of the Uffizi. Mr. R. Fischer’s gift, 11th April 1881”. On the endleaf there is a circular stamp of the “Library of the RR. Galleries and Museums, Florence”, printed also on the title page and another circular stamp of the “Royal Gallery of Uffizi, Department of drawings”, with Savoia’s crusader emblem, surmounted by a crown, on the centre of the title page.
(Coll. Fisher/1879/2, inventory n. 9946).
On the endleaf there is the author’s son’s autographed dedication: “To the illustrious Mr. P.N.Ferri, R.C. Fisher offers as a sign of esteem, August 1894”, countersigned, in pencil, by Ferri with the note: “received on 18th August ‘94”. On the title page, there is Nerino Ferri’s personal seal.
11) REGIA CALCOGRAFIA 1883 (Rari/Ferri/1883/1, inventory n. 8809N)
The book has only X, 78 pages, and is bound as a brochure, 28 cm. On the cover, there are the following handwritten notes, signed “N. Ferri”: “N. B. the prints (3966), donated in 1907 to the Uffizi Gallery by the R. Calcografia are described from 21642 to 21904 of the loose prints and from the 15048 to the 18749 of the prints in volumes”. Under this note, it is written: “The prints in the R. Marucelliana Library are marked in red”. On the top of the title page, there is a handwritten note: “Received from Rome, October 1885, thanks to the kind interest of Cav. Emilio Lattes” and signed “N. Ferri” in blue pencil. Other handwritten notes are inside the text.
12) FERRI 1883 (Rari/Ferri/1885/1, inventory n. 24555), published in FILETI MAZZA 2014, Appendix, n. XXV.
Half bound leather book, covers in green cloth, smooth spine, with the author’s name, title and decorations embossed in gold, endleaves in decorated paper, 23 cm. Copy with  pages with Ferri’s and others’ handwritten notes, inserted between the printed pages. On the endleaf there is the signature “N. Ferri”; on the title page, Nerino Ferri’s personal seal. A press clipping regarding the plaques placed on the Architect Giuseppe Martelli and Pasquale Poccianti’s houses is glued on p.231 verso, with an handwritten note, in pencil, supposedly by Ferri, indicating the publication reference: “La Nazione, 18th December, 88”.
13) TUER 1885 (Rari/Tuer/1885/1, inventory n. 9952)
Book bound in vellum with a smooth spine. The author’s name, title and decorations are embossed in gold on two green tapes located along the upper and the lower margin of the cover, 20 cm. On the top right hand corner of the endleaf there is a handwritten note: “N. 636 of Ferri’s books” and the dedication: “To Louis Fagan, with the compliments and regards by the writer”, with signature and date :“And[rew] W. Tuer, November 1885”. On the page opposite the title page, there is a handwritten note: “9 Nov[ember] 1885, Dear M. Fagan, I hear that you are writing a short account of Bartolozzi for an Introduction to the Autotype reproductions of some of his engravings. If you have an opportunity of mentioning “Bartolozzi and his Works” - revised edition of which is sent you - I shall be grateful.”, with signature “V[ery] truly yours, And[rew] W. Tuer”. On the endleaf, a handwritten note: “Gracious widow Madam Fagan’s gift to N. Ferri, 2 February ‘907” and Pasquale Nerino Ferri’s personal seal. On p., the handwritten note : “[copy] n. 266”, signed “And[rew] W. Tuer”.
14) LIPPMANN 1887 (RariMF/Lippmann/1887/1, inventory n. 5075)
Half bound vellum book, covers in spotted green paper, 42 cm. On the title page is written "Nicht im buchhandel.” On the top of the endleaf, there is the handwritten note, in pencil: “Purchased by the widow Madam Fagan, the 2nd February 1907, for lire 20”; on the bottom margin, there is a stamp with the words ” Library of the RR. Galleries and Museums, Florence”; in the middle of the endleaf there is a postcard signed by Frederick Lippmann, director of the Kupferstichkabinet in Berlin, with the date “Ap[il]. 18, 87”, on which is written: “Dear Fagan, I thought that the volume wich [sic] you receive with this letter might interest you, may it only be as a marché bibliographique as it is only printed in 10 copies, not for sale. I arrived this morning in London. I hope to see you soon. Sincerely yours. F.Lippmann.”
15) FERRI 1890-1897 (Rari/Ferri/1890/1, inventory n. 7017N)
Half bound leather book, covers in marbled paper, smooth spine with the author’s name, title and decorations embossed in gold, 25 cm. Copy of  pages with Ferri’s and others’ handwritten notes, inserted between the printed pages. On the title page there is a circular seal “Uffizi Deparment of Prints and Drawings, Florence”.
16) GEYMÜLLER 1891 (Rari/ Geymüller/1882-1891, inventory n. 5952)
N. B.: Book bound together with another one (GEYMÜLLER 1882). Half-bound cloth book, covers in marbled paper, smooth spine, with the author’s name and title: “Frà Giovanni Giocondo”. On the top of the endleaf, there is the handwritten note: “Library of the Collection of Drawings in the R. Uffizi Gallery. Gift by the author, Enrico de Geymüller, Paris. 25.V.1891”; on the bottom margin there is a circular stamp of the “Royal Gallery of Uffizi, Department of Drawings”, with Savoia’s crusader emblem, surmounted by a crown and a circular seal of the “Library of the RR. Galleries and Museums, Florence”. On the centre of the title page, there is a little oval seal “R.Gallery of Florence”, surmounted by a crown and another circular stamp of the “Library of the RR. Galleries and Museums, Florence”.
17) SINGER 1895 (Coll. Lanna/1895/1, inventory n. 9967).
Before the title page of vol. 1, Baron Adalbert von Lanna’s engraved portrait, signed W.S. (Wolfgang Singer?). Half bound leather book, covers in red grained cloth; on the smooth spine, title embossed in gold with gilded borders, 23 cm. On the endleaf of vol. 1 there is the number “642”, in blue pencil, and there is a card with the following printed dedication: “Adalbert Ritter von Lanna in Prag: ersucht um freundliche Entgegennahme des beifolgenden Kataloges seiner Kupferstichsammlung, Februar 1896”; at the end of the card, there is a note, in pen, signed “N.F.” (Nerino Ferri): “received the Catalogue in 2 volumes, the 16th March 1896”.
18) KRISTELLER 1896 (RariMisc/Kristeller/1896/1, inventory n. 6852N)
Book bound as a brochure, 35 cm. On the cover there is a handwritten dedication, in pen, signed “P. Kristeller”: “To the Illustrious Mr. Nerino Ferri”.
19) KRISTELLER 1897 (RariMisc/Kristeller/1897/1, inventory n. 8288N)
Book bound as a brochure, 35 cm. On the centre of the cover, Pasquale Nerino Ferri’s personal seal; On the top right hand corner of the endleaf, a handwritten dedication, in blue pencil “To the illustrious Mr. Nerino Ferri, with friendly greetings”, signed “P. Kristeller”. Under this note, there is another one, in pen - maybe written by Ferri - with the date of receipt of this book : “9 December ‘97”. Along the margins of the text there are other handwritten notes.
20) KRISTELLER 1898 (RariMisc./Kristeller/1898/1, inventory n. 11227)
Book bound as a brochure, 25 cm. On the top right hand corner of the cover there is a handwritten dedication “To the illustrious Mr. Nerino Ferri with friendly greetings, Paul Kristeller”. On the title page, Pasquale Nerino Ferri’s personal seal.
21) MELANI 1898 (Rari/Melani/1898/1, inventory n. 7647)
Cardboard case, spine in green cloth, 34 cm. Ferri’s personal seal is on the front cover of the cardboard; on the back, there is the note “ex libris Carlo Gamba”; also Ferri’s seal is on the title page near the circular stamp “Library of the RR. Galleries and Museums, Florence”; on the endleaf there is the following handwritten note, in pen: “Publisher’s [Ulrico Hoepli] gracious gift to me, P. Nerino Ferri, 10th January 1898” and the signature “Gamba”, in pencil. On p.  v., there is Ferri’s personal note, in blue pencil : “An Alphabetical Index of the Artists of the drawings from which the photographs are taken could be useful”; following there is the attached said list with the index of the artists (c. 3), in pen, written by Ferri himself.
22) BROGI 1904 (RariMisc/Brogi/1904/1 inventory n.10797)
Book bound as a brochure, 23 cm. On the right bottom hand corner of the cover there is the signature “N.Ferri”, in pencil, and the date “10th [December ‘903”. On p. 12, other handwritten notes.
23) BONNART 1905 ( Ven-Parigi/DROU19050515, inventory n. 25980)
Book bound as a brochure, 24 cm. At the bottom of the cover there is the signature, in pencil, “N. Ferri”; on the endleaf, the handwritten dedication : “Pieraccini’s gift, 9th May ‘905”, signed “N. Ferri”.
24) KRISTELLER 1905 (Rari/Kristeller/1905/1, inventory n. 4534)
Book bound as a brochure, 26 cm. On the top right hand corner of the endleaf, there is a handwritten dedication “To the illustrious and dear friend Mr. Nerino Ferri, a friendly tribute”, signed “Paul Kristeller, 11/XI.05”; on the centre Nerino Ferri’s personal seal. On the title page, circular stamp with the words ”Library of the RR. Galleries and Museums, Florence”.
25) PICA 1905 (Rari/PICA/1905/1, inventario n. 11173)
Book bound as a brochure, 28 cm. On the endleaf there is the signature “N. Ferri” in blue pencil and the bibliographical reference of the essay, added in pencil.
26) FAIRFAX MURRAY 1905-1912 (Coll. Murray/1905-1911, inventory n. 9947)
The library only has volumes 1 and 2. Half bound leather books, covers in green cloth. The spine has ribs and decorations, with the author’s name, the title and the year of publication embossed in gold, endleaves in marbled paper, 33 cm. On the title page of both volumes there is Ferri’s personal seal. On the endleaf of vol. 1 there is the number “640”, referring to Nerino Ferri’s inventory, written in blue pencil and the following handwritten dedication : “To Mr. Professor Nerino Ferri, a tribute by C. Fairfax Murray”, with Ferri’s signature and the date “17th September 1908”; on the endleaf of vol. 2 there is the number “641”, in blue pencil, near the handwritten note “Mr. Murray’s gracious gift”, signed “N.Ferri, 20th April 1911”; all the handwritten notes are in pencil.
27) MALAGUZZI VALERI 1906 (Rari/Malaguzzi/1906/1, inventory n. 10091)
Half bound cloth book, marbled covers, smooth spine with decorations, author’s name and title embossed in gold, 17 cm. On the title page, near Nerino Ferri’s signature, are indicated, in pencil, the subsequent editions of this book: “1910, 1912” and there is a circular stamp with the words “Library of the RR. Galleries and Museums, Florence”. After the preface, there are  handwritten pages, in pen, bound with the publication and preceded by the title : “R. Pinacoteca di Brera. Authors of the drawings on show (n. 94)”; Other handwritten notes in pencil, along the margins of the text.
28) HÜLSEN-MICHAELIS 1905-1906 (Art.it/Ghirlandaio/1905-1906, inventory n. 9950)
Book restored, 29 cm. The original covers are preserved, with the number “595” on the top left hand corner of both volumes and the signature “P.N.Ferri” on the bottom left hand corner. On the top left hand corner of the endleaf of both volumes, the number “595” is repeated, in blue pencil. On the top right hand corner there is Ferri’s handwritten note, in pencil : “Gracious gift from illustrious Dr. Egger to P. N. Ferri, 6 march ‘906”. On the title page of both volumes, on the bottom right hand corner, there is Nerino Ferri’s personal seal.
29) FERRI/DI PIETRO 1909 (RariMisc/Ferri/1909/1, inventory n. 7958N)
Book bound as a brochure, 20 cm. At the top of the cover there is the signature “N. Ferri”, in blue pencil. On p.  there is a handwritten list, in pencil, of works of art “not on show”.
30) DI PIETRO 1910 ( RariMisc/DiPietro/1910/1, inventory n. 10990)
Book bound as a brochure, 31 cm. On the cover there is the signature “N.Ferri”, in pen, and the date “17 [February?] ‘910”; on the bottom side of the cover, there is a handwritten note, in pencil, “see the prints insert”. Along the margins of the text, other handwritten notes, in pencil. A draft of a letter, signed by Ferri, addressed to the “Lawyer Ferdinando Pasquinelli” with the date “4 February 1910” is also attached, together with a folded poster of the exhibition of prints by Francesco Bartolozzi (30 x 45 cm.). Then there is a folded issue of the daily newspaper “La Nazione”, in which Riccardo Nobili’s article with the title Galleries and museums: the Bartolozzi room is underlined in blue and red pencil and a page of the weekly newspaper “The Florence Herald”- published in English- in which the article with the title The Bartolozzi engravings is also underlined.
31) FERRI / DI PIETRO 1910
a) (RariMisc/Mostre-Firenze/1910/1 inventory n. 11012)
Book bound as a brochure, 20 cm. Pasquale Nerino Ferri’s handwritten notes, in pencil, along the margins of the text.
b) (RariMisc/Mostre-Firenze/1910/2, inventory n. 8327N)
Book bound as a brochure. On the bottom margin of the cover there is the signature “N. Ferri”, in blue pencil. Along the margins of the text, other handwritten notes.
32) FERRI 1911 (RariMisc/Ferri/1911/1, inventory n.7957N)
Book bound as a brochure, 20 cm. On the cover, Pasquale Nerino Ferri’s signature and other handwritten notes, in pen along the margins of the text.
33) HÜELSEN 1913 (Rari/Hülsen/1913/1, inventory n. 10267).
Book recently restored, 30 cm. On the top right hand corner of the title page there is a handwritten dedication : “To the illustrious friend Nerino Ferri an author’s tribute”. On the bottom of the title page there is Pasquale Nerino Ferri’s personal seal. Along the margins of the text there are handwritten notes, in pencil.
34) FERRI / DI PIETRO 1913 (RariMisc/Ferri/1913/1,inventory n. 9219)
Book bound as a brochure, 18 cm. On the title page, Pasquale Nerino Ferri’s personal seal and the circular stamp of the “Library of the RR. Galleries and Museums, Florence”. Handwritten notes in pencil are along the margins of the text.
35) FERRI / DI PIETRO 1914 (RariMisc/Ferri/1914/1, inventory n. 9216)
Book bound as a brochure, 17 cm. On the cover there is the signature “N. Ferri”.
36) FERRI / GAMBA/ LOESER 1914 (RariMisc/Ferri/1914/2, inventory n. 9216)
Book bound as a brochure, 17 cm. On the bottom margin of the cover there is the signature “N.Ferri, in blue pencil; on the endleaf there is the circular stamp of the “Library of the RR. Galleries and Museums, Florence”. On p. 6 there is the handwritten note: “N.B. were the numbers underlined in red reproduced in the 1st issue, III series of the Uffizi Drawings with Count Carlo Gamba’s text?”. Inside the publication the numbers underlined in red correspond to the drawings reproduced in the Olschki Portfolio. Other handwritten notes, in pen and pencil, are inside the text.
37) FERRI / GIGLIOLI 1915 (RariMisc/Ferri/1915/1, inventory n. 9215)
Book bound as a brochure, 20 cm. On the bottom of the cover there is the signature “N. Ferri”, in pen and the date “25 January 1915”; on the endleaf there is the circular stamp of the “Library of the RR. Galleries and Museums, Florence”. On p. 32 there is a handwritten note, in pencil and, here attached, an invitation to the exhibition of XVIIth century Florentine drawings, signed by the director “Giovanni Poggi”, with a handwritten note, in pencil, on the back, and the date “28th March 1916”: “delivered the little catalogue of the exhibition of XVIIth century Florentine drawings to the young Countess Guicciardini together with Miss Bargellini”.
38) FERRI 1915 (RariMisc/Ferri/1915/2, inventory n. 7959N)
Manuscript signed by Pasquale Nerino Ferri, with the date "19 August '915" on p. , 20 cm. On p. , there is a handwritten note, in pencil, signed “N. Ferri”: “Modern engravers with the numbers of the prints existing in the Uffizi. N.B. Those that were on show at the “Black and White exhibition”  in 1914 are marked with a blue cross in the handwritten alphabetical index of the artists”.
39) CALENDARIO 1916 (RariMisc/Ferri/1916/1, inventory n. 7426N)
N.B.: the Calendar includes extracts by famous Italian writers at the time. From p. : "Almost all the engravings here reproduced were taken from the xilographies illustrating Luigi Pulci’s edition of the “Morgante Maggiore” published in Florence, by Piero Pacini in the year MD".
Book bound as a brochure, 18 cm. On the title page, there is the signature “N. Ferri”, in blue pencil. Here attached there is a press clipping of the daily newspaper at the time, glued behind the cover, with the title "La Nazione della Sera", published on 15-16 december 1915, relating to the circumstances of this publication.
 In 1913 Ferri decided to eliminate the “restrictive, often absurd” iconographic categories of “human Figure”, “Country”, Ornament”, “Architecture”, according to which the works of art were divided and he began to group them in a new unique category and beginning at the inventory number 90.920, that was the result of the sums of the previous categories, see PETRIOLI TOFANI 1983, pp. 430-431.
 In the copy in the Marucelliana Library, for instance, the two indices are at the end of the volume 3. They are an Alphabetical Index of the names of the artists, in  pages and a Chronological index to serve a system of ordering the autographs, not included in Ferri’s copy. In the 3rd volume of the Marucelliana’s copy there is also a page of Additions and corrections, included in volume 1 of Ferri’s copy.
 See REGIA CALCOGRAFIA 1883, Appendix, entry n. 11.
 The word “inventory” is deleted in the text. It is GDSU, Fondo Manoscritti, Coll. n. 68-69, Handwritten catalogue of the prints permanently on show, 1881, 2 voll.
 Reference to the well-known repertoire BARTSCH 1803-1821.
 This text is only in some copies of the Catalogues and indicates the drawings and prints then on show “in the room of the Cenacolo del Fuligno near the S.Marco Musem and the R. National Museum”.
 SALTINI 1881. The text of the review is published in PETRIOLI TOFANI 1983, pp. 435-436.
 See BDU, Fondo Manoscritti, n. 355, Catalogue of Nerino Ferri’s art books, 1881[-1913 circa], c. 22..
 In Italian, in the original text.
 Maybe the publication date of vol. 4 (1879) is implied.
 N.B.This note was copied into Ferri’s file on Loose Prints, on the verso of card n. 21642.
 See FILETI MAZZA 2014, p. 58.
 The text of the article is published in FILETI MAZZA 2014, pp. 73-74.
 The number corresponds to that indicated in BDU, Fondo Manoscritti, n. 355, Catalogue of Nerino Ferri’s art books, 1881[-1913 circa], c. 68 bis.
 Louis Alexander Fagan (1845-1903) was the director of the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum from 1869 to 1894. Among his works see FAGAN 1876.
 FAGAN 1885.
 “Not on sale”.
 In Italian, in the original text.
 “Adalbert Ritter von Lanna in Prag: request on kindly receiving the following catalogues of his engravings collection, February 1896”.
 In Italian, in the original text.
 In Italian, in the original text.
 In Italian, in the original text.
 In Italian, in the original text.
 The number corresponds to that indicated in BDU, Fondo Manoscritti, n. 355, Catalogue of Nerino Ferri’s books of art, 1881[-1913 circa], c. 48bis
 In Italian, in the original text.
 The text of the letter is the following: “In thanking for your catalogue on Bartolozzi, I agree with your proposal to place a commemorative plaque in the mentioned Cross, in memory of this very good engraver. I thank you also in name of Mr. Di Pietro of having kindly indicated what we have done in the Uffizi. Respectfully yours, P. N. Ferri, until today only inspector of the Cabinet of Prints and Drawings”.
 NOBILI 1910.
 FLORENCE HERALD 1910.
 In Italian, in the original text.
 It refers to DISEGNI DELLA GALLERIA 1912-1921, directed by Giovanni Poggi and edited by many collaborators such as Pasquale Nenino Ferri, Charles Loeser, Corrado Ricci, Carlo Gamba, to name just a few (see BASAGNI 2017). Issue 1 of the 3rd series, on The Venetian School, is edited by Carlo Gamba; all the numbers underlined in red in the catalogue correspond to those of the drawings edited by Carlo Gamba.
 It refers to SOCIETA’ DELLE BELLE ARTI 1914.
- 15/15Unpublished sources - Bibliography and Sitography
AGU – Archivio Galleria degli Uffizi
BCR – Biblioteca Classense di Ravenna
GDSU – Gabinetto dei Disegni e delle Stampe delle Gallerie degli Uffizi
BDU – Biblioteca degli Uffizi
BCR, Archivio Ricci
Pasquale Nerino Ferri a Corrado Ricci :
“Firenze, 30 maggio ‘906”, n. 12602
“7 febbr. ‘908”, n. 12663
“Firenze 13 marzo ‘908”, n. 12666
“Firenze, 2 agosto ‘908”, n. 12670
Filippo Di Pietro a Corrado Ricci:
“Urbino, 1 Dicembre 1914”, n. 11358
“Firenze, 22 ottobre 1914”, 11359
AGU, Archivio Poggi
Filippo Di Pietro a Giovanni Poggi:
[s.l. s.d.] ,“riservata”, Serie I, Carteggio, n. 6, 306
[s.l.,s.d.], Serie I, Carteggio, n. 6, 295
[s.l.,s.d.], , Serie I, Carteggio, n. 6, 310
[s.l.,s.d.],”, Serie I, Carteggio n. 6, 301
“Distaccamento di Bracciano”, [s.d.], Serie I, Carteggio, n. 6, 302
“Urbino, 24 maggio 1914”, Serie I, Carteggio, n. 6, 294
“Zona di guerra, 2 Gennaio 1918”, Serie I, Carteggio, n. 6, 297
“Zona di guerra, 19 giugno ‘918”, Serie I, Carteggio, n. 6, 298
Corrado Ricci a Giovanni Poggi:
“Roma, addì 8 luglio 1915”, Serie I, Carteggio, n. 17, 221.
GDSU, Fondo Rari (RariMisc/Ferri/1915/2, inventario n. 7959N)
Pasquale Nerino Ferri (a cura di), Indice degli artisti le cui opere si trovano nella mostra intern[aziona]le di Bianco e Nero, [Firenze, 1915],  cc.
BDU, Fondo manoscritti, 355
Catalogo dei libri d’arte di Nerino Ferri, 1881[-1913 circa]
BIBLIOGRPHY AND SITOGRAPHY
G. ARBIB, Di Giacomo Brogi fotografo. La sua vita e le sue opere, Roma, Tip. Regia, 1882, 10 pp.
BALDINUCCI /RANALLI 1845-1847
Notizie dei professori del disegno da Cimabue in qua : per le quali si dimostra come, e per chi le belle arti di pittura , scultura e architettura, lasciata la rozzezza delle maniere greca e gotica, si siano in questi secoli ridotte all'antica loro perfezione, opera di Filippo Baldinucci fiorentino distinta in secoli, e decennali, con nuove annotazioni e supplementi per cura di Ferdinando Ranalli, 5a. ed, Firenze, Per V. Batelli e compagni, 1845-47, 5 voll. (1a. ed., 1681-1728) .
D. BALLANTI, Paul Kristeller (1863-1931) in L'"Archivio storico dell'arte" e le origini della "Kunstwissenschaft" in Italia, a cura di G. C. SCIOLLA e F. VARALLO, Alessandria, Edizioni Dell’Orso, 1999, pp. 220-221.
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A. BARTSCH, Le peintre graveur, Vienne, 1803-1821, 21 voll.
P. BAROCCHI, Storia moderna dell’arte in Italia : manifesti, polemiche, documenti, Torino, Einaudi, 1990-1998, vol. i.
P. BAROCCHI, Presentazione alle Opere di G. MILANESI, Firenze, 1906 (ristampa anastatica dell’ed.: Firenze, Sansoni, 1973), pp. ix-xvii.
C. BASAGNI, L’oggetto-libro racconta : momenti di storia italiana del Novecento attraverso i documenti della Biblioteca del Gabinetti disegni e stampe degli Uffizi, in “Biblioteche oggi”, vol. XXIX, n. 7, settembre 2011, pp. 35-43.
C.BASAGNI, La promozione delle collezione dei disegni e stampe degli Uffizi e l’impresa editoriale dei “Portafogli Olschki”, “Imagines. Il magazine delle Gallerie degli Uffizi”, n. 1, settembre 2017, (risorsa elettronica, consultata nel settembre 2017)
S. BERUTTI, Luigi Pernier, direttore “pel bene e l’avvenire”, in “Annuario SAIA”, vol.lxxxvii, Ser.iii, 9, t.1, 2009, (risorsa elettronica, consultata nel settembre 2017). https://www.academia.edu/1970237/Luigi_Pernier_Direttore_pel_bene_e_lavvenire>), pp. 69-77.
Catalogue d'estampes du XVIIIe siècle écoles française et anglaise [...], portraits du XVIIe siècle, importantes collection de costumes de l'époque Louis XIV par [Henri] Bonnart ... [et al.] [..] composant la collection de Madame la Baronne de C. de B. dont la vente aura lieu à Paris, Hotel Drouot, Salle n°. 7, vente du 15 au 17 Mai 1905, commissaires-priseurs, Maurice Delestre, Georges Rapilly, Paris, Franzier-Soye, graveur-imprimeur, 1905, 45 pp.
Stabilimento fotografico Giacomo Brogi (risorsa elettronica, consultata nel settembre 2017), <http://www.giacomobrogi.it/>
Catalogue des photographies publiée par la maison Giacomo Brogi de Florence, Florence, Civelli, 1878, (reprint ,Charleston, USA, Biblio Bazar 2010).
Disegni di architettura civile e militare di artisti italiani fioriti dal XV al XVIII secolo, tavole 126 tratti dalla raccolta della R. Galleria degli Uffizi e pubblicati dallo stabilimento fotografico Giacomo Brogi, Firenze, 1904, 14 pp.
Opere d'arte senese esistenti in Firenze ed in altre città : con l'indicazione di quelle riprodotte dallo Stabilimento Fotografico Giacomo Brogi, Firenze, Tip. Landi, 1904, 30 pp.
E. BURCI, G. CAMPANI, Première et seconde partie du catalogne de la R, Gallerie de Florence, Florence, 1860, 98, 167 pp.
E. BURCI, Guida artistica della città di Firenze, riveduta e annotata da P. FANFANI, Firenze-Roma, 1875, 158 pp.
Calendario del soldato MCMXVI, Firenze, Stabilimento Tipografico Aldino, MCMXVI,
CASTENETTO GALADINI 1999:
13 gennaio 1915 : il terremoto della Marsica, a cura di S. CASTENETTO e F. GALADINI, Roma, Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato, 1999, xxii, 788 pp.
C. CORBELLA ( a cura di), Dizionario italiano - inglese ed inglese - italiano con pronuncia scritta , Milano, Libreria di Educazione e d'Istruzione dell'editore Paolo Carrara, 1868, xvi, 1612 pp.
CRONACA DI BELLE ARTI 1914
Cronaca delle Belle Arti : supplemento al “Bollettino d’arte”, a. i, n. 9, Settembre 1914, 72 pp.
DEL LUNGO 1870
I. DEL LUNGO, La scrittura degli artisti italiani riprodotta con la fotografia, estratto da “Archivio storico italiano”, serie iii, t. xii, pt. Ii, Firenze, 1870, 15 pp.
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DI PIETRO 1910
F. DI PIETRO, La mostra di stampe di Francesco Bartolozzi negli Uffizi, estratto da: “Vita d'arte", a. iii, n. 25, Siena, Lazzeri, 1910,17 pp.
DI PIETRO 1910a
F. DI PIETRO, I disegni di Andrea del Sarto negli Uffizi, édition spéciale avec traduction française, Siena, Lazzeri, 1910, 108 pp.
DI PIETRO 1913
F. DI PIETRO, Disegni sconosciuti e disegni finora non identificati di Federigo Barocci negli Uffizi, Firenze Istituto Micrografico Italiano, 1913, 183 pp.
DISEGNI DELLA GALLERIA 1912-1921
I disegni della R. Galleria degli Uffizi ,Firenze, Olschki,1912-1921, 20 voll, in folio.
L. FAGAN, Handbook to the Department of Prints and Drawings in the British Museum, London, G. Bell and Sons, 1876, 228 pp.
L.FAGAN, Collectors' marks, London, Field & Tuer, Simpkin, Marshall & Co, Hamilton, Adams & Co, New York, Scribner & Welford, 1883, 128 pp.,  cc. di tav. (antiporta inciso con ritratto di Thomas Howard, conte di Arundel firmato “Louis Fagan, 1882”).
[L. A. FAGAN] (ed) One hundred Examples of Engravings by F. Bartolozzi Selected from Rare Examples in the British Museum, Accompanied with Descriptive and Biographical Annotations by L. F., London, Autotype Co., , 4 pt., in folio.
M. FAIETTI, Presentazione, in Bramante e gli altri : storia di tre codici e di un collezionista, a cura di J. PLODER (catalogo della mostra, Firenze, Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi), Firenze, Olschki, 2006, p. vii-xii.
M. FAIETTI, Presentazione, in Il colore dell’ombra : dalla mostra internazionale del Bianco e Nero. Acquisti per le Gallerie Firenze 1914, a cura di R. CAMPANA (catalogo della mostra, Firenze, Palazzo Pitti, 25 novembre 2014 - 8 marzo 2015), Livorno, Sillabe, 2014, pp. 17-19.
M.FAIETTI, La “Scuola Spagnuola” de Pasquale Nerino Ferri[1895-1901], in I segni nel tempo: dibujos españoles de los Uffizi, a cura di B.Navarrete Prieto e R. A. Moral (catalogo della mostra Madrid, Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando, 12 maggio – 24 luglio 2016), Fundación MAPFRE, 2016, pp. 79-87.
FAIRFAX MURRAY 1905-1912
C.FAIRFAX MURRAY (ed), Collection of Drawings by the Old Masters, London, 1905-1912, 4 voll.
P.N. FERRI ( a cura di), Catalogo delle stampe vendibili presso la nobil famiglia Zuccardi Merli, in Correggio d’Emilia, [Correggio], 1874, 20 pp.
P.N. FERRI ( a cura di), Catalogo delle stampe e disegni esposti al pubblico nella R. Galleria degli Uffizi, Firenze, coi tipi dell'Arte della Stampa, 1881, 60, 96 pp.
P. N. FERRI, Indice geografico-analitico dei disegni di architettura civile e militare esistenti nella R. Galleria degli Uffizi in Firenze, Roma , presso i principali librai, 1885, xlviii, 231 pp. (“Indici e cataloghi 3”.).
P. N.FERRI (a cura di), Catalogo riassuntivo della raccolta di disegni antichi e moderni posseduta dalla R. Galleria degli Uffizi di Firenze, Roma, presso i principali librai, 1890-, 502 pp. (“Indici e cataloghi 12”.).
P.N. FERRI, La raccolta Geymuller-Campello recentemente acquistata dallo Stato per la R. Galleria degli Uffizi, estratto da “Bollettino d’arte”, anno II, n. 2 ,Roma , Calzone, 1908, 21 pp.
[P.N. FERRI] (a cura di), Catalogo dei ritratti eseguiti in disegno ed in incisione da artisti italiani fioriti dal sec. XV alla prima meta del secolo XIX, esposti nella R. Galleria degli Uffizi, Firenze : Tipografia Giuntina, 1911, 55 pp.
P. N. FERRI, I disegni e le stampe della R. Biblioteca Maruceliana di Firenze, in “Bollettino d’Arte”, a. v, n. 8, 1911 , pp. 18-23.
FERRI / DI PIETRO 1909
[P.N. FERRI, F. DI PIETRO] (a cura di), Catalogo della mostra di stampe incise da Francesco Bartolozzi, Firenze dicembre 1909, Gabinetto dei disegni e delle stampe nella R. Galleria degli Uffizi (catalogo della mostra), Firenze, Giuntina, 1909, 40 pp.
FERRI / DI PIETRO 1910
[P.N. FERRI, F. DI PIETRO] (a cura di), Catalogo della mostra dei disegni di Andrea del Sarto e del Pontormo, Firenze, Tipografia Giuntina, Novembre 1910, 38 pp.
FERRI / DI PIETRO 1913
[P.N. FERRI, F. DI PIETRO] (a cura di), Mostra dei cartoni e disegni di Federigo Baroccio nel Gabinetto dei disegni della R. Galleria degli Uffizi dall'ottobre 1912 all'aprile 1913, Bergamo, Istituto Italiano d'Arti Grafiche, 1913, 71 pp., xii c. di tav.
FERRI / DI PIETRO 1913a
[P.N. FERRI, F. DI PIETRO] (a cura di), Mostra dei disegni di Lodovico Cardi detto il Cigoli nel Gabinetto dei disegni della R. Galleria degli Uffizi dal giugno al dicembre 1913, Bergamo, Istituto Italiano d'Arti Grafiche, 1913, 32 pp.
FERRI /DI PIETRO 1914
[P.N. FERRI, F. DI PIETRO] (a cura di), Mostra dei disegni e incisioni di Jacopo Callot, di Stefano Della Bella e della loro scuola nel Gabinetto dei Disegni della R. Galleria degli Uffizi, dal gennaio all' aprile 1914, Bergamo, Istituto Italiano d’Arti Grafiche, 1914, 44 pp.
FERRI / GAMBA/ LOESER 1914
[P.N. FERRI, C.GAMBA, C.LOESER] (a cura di), Mostra di disegni e stampe di scuola veneziana dei secoli XV e XVI nel Gabinetto dei disegni della R. Galleria degli Uffizi dal maggio al dicembre 1914, Bergamo, Istituto italiano d'arti grafiche, 1914, 40 pp.
FERRI / GIGLIOLI 1915
[P.N. FERRI, O. H. GIGLIOLI] (a cura di), Catalogo della mostra di disegni di pittori fiorentini del secolo XVII nel Gabinetto dei Disegni della R. Galleria degli Uffizi dal gennaio al maggio 1915 , Bergamo, Istituto italiano d'arti grafiche, 1915, 43 pp.
FILETI MAZZA 2009
M. FILETI MAZZA, Storia di una collezione : dai libri di disegni e stampe di Leopoldo de’ Medici all’età modena, Firenze, Olschki, 2009, xiii, 433 pp.
FILETI MAZZA 2014
M. FILETI MAZZA, Storia di una collezione : i disegni e le stampe degli Uffizi dal periodo napoleonico al primo conflitto mondiale, Firenze, Olschki, 2014, ix, 165 pp.,  p. di tav, 1 DVD con appendice documentaria in allegato.
R.FISHER,Catalogue of a Collection of Engravings, Etchings, and Woodcuts. London, printed by John C. Wilkins,, x, 352, pp.,12 c. di tav.
R. FISHER, Introduction to a Catalogue of the Early Italian Prints in the British Museum, London, Chiswick Press, 1886, viii, 470 pp.
FLORENCE HERALD 1910
The Bartolozzi Engravings in “The Florence Herald : a weekly record of life and letters”, a. vi, n. 13, Jan. 25, 1910, p. 2.
FORLANI TEMPESTI 1972
A. FORLANI TEMPESTI, Introduzione in I grandi disegni italiani degli Uffizi di Firenze, Milano Silvana Editoriale d’Arte, 1972, pp. 7-74.
FORLANI TEMPESTI 1974
A. FORLANI TEMPESTI, Il Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi, in “Atti della Società Leonardo da Vinci”, Firenze, 1974, pp. 327-328.
FORLANI TEMPESTI 1980
A.FORLANI TEMPESTI, Il Gabinetto dei Disegni e delle Stampe in Gli Uffizi. Catalogo generale, Firenze, Centro Di, 1980, pp. 1173-1182
GAMBERUCCI DA PRATA 1882
G. GAMBERUCCI DA PRATA, Di Giacomo Brogi e delle sue opere. Commentario, Firenze, Civelli, 1882, 18 pp.
G. GAYE (a cura di), Carteggio inedito d’artisti dei secoli XIV, XV, XVI, Firenze 1839-1840, 3 voll.
H.A.GEYMULLER von, Die ursprünglichen Entwürfe für Sanct Peter in Rom von Bramante, Raphael Santi, Fra Giocondo, den Sangallo's u.A.m. nebst zahlreichen Ergänzungen, und einem Texte, Wien, ,Lehmann und Wentzel, 1875-1880, 380 pp., 55 cc. di tav.
Cento disegni di architettura d’ornato e di figure di Frà Giovanni Giocondo riconosciuti e descritti da Enrico barone di Geymüller, Firenze, Fratelli Bocca, 1882, 57 pp.
H.A. GEYMÜLLER von, Trois albums de dessins de Fra Giocondo, estratto da “Mélanges d’Archéologie et d’Histoire de l’Ecole Française de Rome”, t. xi, Rome, impr. de la Paix, Philippe Cuggiani, 1891, 30 pp.
O.H. GIGLIOLI, I disegni della R. Galleria degli Uffizi, Firenze, Olschki, 1922, 41 pp. (trad. ingl., The drawings of the Royal Gallery of the Uffizi in Florence)
[O.H. GIGLIOLI] (a cura di), Catalogo della mostra di disegni italiani del Sei e Settecento, Firenze, Tip. Giannini, 1922, 68 pp.
A. M. HIND,Catalogue of early Italian Engravings Preserved in the Department of prints and Drawings in the British Museum , edited by S. COLVIN, London, printed by order of the Trustees, 1909-1910, 2 voll.
C.H. HÜLSEN, Topographie der Stadt Rom in Altertum, Berlin, Weidmann, 1907, 3 t. in 1 vol.
C.H. HÜLSEN, Dei lavori archeologici di Giovannantonio Dosio, estratto da “Ausonia. Rivista della Società italiana di archeologia e storia dell'arte”, a.vii, fasc. i (1912), Roma, Stab. tip. Riccardo Garroni già Società tip. editrice Romana, 1913, 100 pp.
Codex Escurialensis. Ein Skizzenbuch aus der Werkstatt Domenico Ghirlandaios unter mitwirkung von Christian Hülsen und Adolf Michaelis, herausgegeben von Hermann Egger. 137 Autotypien in besonderem Bande, 3 Lichtdrucke und 70 Autotypien im Texte.
Wien, Hölder, 1905-1906, 2 voll.
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA, Cento anni dal terremoto della Marsica, 1915 – 2015 (risorsa elettronica consultata nel sttembre 2017), <http://marsica1915.rm.ingv.it/>.
P. KRISTELLER, R. Galleria di Bologna. Raccolta d'incisioni, estratto da Le Gallerie nazionali italiane, vol. ii, Roma, Ministero dell'Istruzione Pubblica, 1896. 5 pp,  c. di tav.
P. KRISTELLER, R. Pinacoteca di Bologna. I nielli del Francia, estratto da Le Gallerie nazionali italiane, vol. iii, Roma, Ministero dell’Istruzione Pubblica, 1897, 11 pp.,  c. di tav.
P. KRISTELLER, Preface in Early Florentine Woodcuts, London, Kegan Paul [etc.], 1897, pp. v-vi, (risorsa elettronica consulata nel settembre 2017), <https://archive.org/details/cu31924029555574.>
P. KRISTELLER, L'esposizione dei ritratti nel Gabinetto Nazionale delle Stampe in Roma, estratto da “Rivista d'Italia”, fasc. ii, Roma, Società editrice Dante Alighieri, 1898, 15 p.,  cc. di tav.
P. KRISTELLER, Kupferstich und Holzschnitt in vier Jahrhunderten, mit 259 Abbildungen, Berlin,Bruno Cassirer, 1905, x, 595 pp.
F. LIPPMANN, Neunundzwanzig Zeichnungen von Agostino Busti gennant Bambaia nach den Originalen im Koeniglichen Kupferstichkabinet zu Berlin in Lichtdruck nachgebildet., [Berlin?], 1887,  c. di tav.
S. LOMBARDI, L’archivio di Giovanni Poggi (1880-1961) Soprintendente alle Gallerie fiorentine, Firenze, Polistampa 2011, 464 pp.
F. LUGT, Les marques de collections de dessins & d'estampes, Amsterdam, Vereenigde drukkerije, 1921, xi, 596 pp. (ora visibile online in <http://www.fondationcustodia.fr/>)
F. LUGT, Supplément, La Haye, M. Nijhof, 1956, 463 pp. (ora visibile online in <http://www.fondationcustodia.fr/>)
MC LENNAN YOUNG 2010
Mc. LENNAN YOUNG, Field & Tuer : The Leadenhall Press. A Checklist with an Appreciation of A. W. Tuer, Oak Knoll press, 2010, 176 pp.
M. G. MAESTRELLI, Alfredo Melani architetto, storico e critico dell’architettura, Firenze, Pontecorboli, 2001, 237 pp.
MALAGUZZI VALERI 1906
F. MALAGUZZI VALERI, I disegni della R. Pinacoteca di Brera, Milano, Alfieri & Lacroix, 1906,  pp., 94 c. di tav.
G. MARINI, Curatorship e gusto per la grafica nel primo Novecento. le acquisizioni istituzionali all’Esposizione Internazionale del Bianco e Nero del 1914, in Il colore dell’ombra dell’ombra. dalla mostra internazionale del Bianco e Nero. Acquisti per le Gallerie Firenze 1914, a cura di R. CAMPANA (catalogo della mostra, Firenze, Palazzo Pitti, 25 novembre 2014 - 8 marzo 2015), Livorno, Sillabe, 2014. pp. 108-109.
M. MASINI, Il Fondo Carlo Gamba alla Biblioteca degli Uffizi in “Biblioteche oggi”, vol. XXXII, n. 10 (Dicembre 2014), pp. 53-55.
M. MASINI Archivi in Biblioteca. Le carte di Filippo Rossi e del Conte Carlo Gamba, Tricase (Lecce), Youcanprint, 2015, 261 pp.
A.MELANI, Modelli d'arte decorativa italiana / raccolti con diligenza et industria fra disegni di maestri antichi della R. Gall. degli Ufizi da Alfredo Melani, scrittore in Milano, Milano, 1898. Fogli sciolti entro custodia
G. MILANESI, Documenti per la storia dell’arte senese, Siena, Onorato Porri, 1854-1856, 3 voll.
Il carteggio di Gaetano Milanesi, a cura di M. FILETI MAZZA, P. PETRIOLI, 2008 <http://www.artivisive.sns.it/progetto_milanesi.html >, (risorsa elettronica consultata nel settembre 2017).
F. MILIZIA, Della incisione delle stampe, estratto da IDEM, Dizionario delle arti del disegno, Bassano, 1797, vol. 8, t. 2, xxxviii pp.
MUSEO ARTI DECORATIVE PRAGA
<http://www.czecot.it/struttura-turistica/6977_museo-d-arte-industriale-a-praga-praha>, (risorsa elettronica consultata nel settembre 2017)
R. NOBILI, Gallerie e Musei. La Sala Bartolozzi, in “La Nazione”, Firenze, 18-19 febbraio 1910.
OLSCHKI, L. S.
La casa editrice Olschki, <http://www.olschki.it/la-casa-editrice>, (risorsa elettronica consultata nel settembre 2017).
L. ORBICCIANI, Pasquale Nerino Ferri, in Dizionario biografico dei soprintendenti storici dell’arte (1904-1974), Bologna, Bononia University Press, 2007, pp. 246-252.
P. PETRIOLI, Gaetano Milanesi : erudizione e storia dell’arte in Italia nell’Ottocento : profilo e carteggio artistico, Siena, Accademia degli Intronati, 2004, xiii, 204, mlxi pp.
PETRIOLI TOFANI 1983
A.M. PETRIOLI TOFANI, Pasquale Nerino Ferri, primo direttore del Gabinetto disegni e stampe degli Uffizi in Gli Uffizi : quattro secoli di una galleria : atti del convegno internazionale di studi, Firenze, 20-24 settembre 1982, a cura di P. BAROCCHI, G. RAGIONIERI, Firenze, Olschki, 1983, v. II, pp.421-442.
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PIERPONT MORGAN LIBRARY
The Pierpont Morgan Library, New York (risorsa elettronica consultata nel settembre 2017) <http://www.themorgan.org/about/history-of-the-morgan >
PINI / MILANESI 1876
La scrittura di artisti italiani (sec. XIV-XVII) riprodotta con la fotografia da Carlo Pini e corredata di notizie da Gaetano Milanesi, Firenze, Carlo Pini, 1876, 3 voll.
M PITTALUGA, Disegni di un pittore funzionario : Emilio Burci, estratto da “Antichità viva”, fasc. n. 4, Firenze, EDAM, 1974, pp. 10.
J. PLODER, La figura di Heinrich von Geymuller (1839-1909), studioso e collezionista, nella ricerca storica, in Bramante e gli altri : storia di tre codici e di un collezionista, a cura di J. PLODER (catalogo della mostra, Firenze, Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi), Firenze, Olschki, 2006, pp. 21-38.
REGIA CALCOGRAFIA 1876
Catalogo generale dei rami incisi al bulino ed all'acquaforte posseduti dalla Regia Calcografia di Roma, le di cui stampe si vendono in questo istituto. Roma, Regia tipografia, 1876, viii, 87 pp.
REGIA CALCOGRAFIA 1883
Catalogo generale dei rami incisi al bulino e all' acquaforte posseduti dalla Regia Calcografia di Roma le di cui stampe si vendono in questo istituto, Roma, Forzani e C, tipografi del Senato, 1883. x, 92 pp.
S. RENZONI, Ferdinando Rondoni prima, Annibale Gatti dopo : ragguagli sull’attività pisana di due pittori nel XIX secolo in “Bollettino dell’Accademia degli Euteleti della città di San Miniato al Tedesco”, 2010, n. 77, pp. 143-158.
F. RONDONI, Guida del r. Museo fiorentino di San Marco, Firenze, Tip. Cenniniana, 1872, 103 pp.
SALTINI, G. E., Notizie bibliografiche: Ferri, Nerino. Catalogo delle Stampe e dei disegni esposti al pubblico nella Regia Galleria degli Uffizi, Firenze 1881, in 16.mo. in “La Nazione”, 25 Agosto 1881.
E. SANTARELLI, E.BURCI, F.RONDONI ( a cura di), Catalogo della raccolta di disegni autografi, antichi e moderni donata dal prof. Emilio Santarelli alle Reale Galleria di Firenze Firenze, coi tipi di M. Cellini e C., alla Galileiana, 1870, 903 pp.
M. G. SARTI, Gaetano Milanesi, in Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, v. 74 (2010),
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G. C. SCIOLLA, I grandi collezionisti fra fine Ottocento e secondo Dopoguerra in Il disegno, vol. 2, Torino, Istituto Bancario San Paolo, 1992, pp. 265-274.
V. SCUDERI, Filippo di Pietro in Dizionario biografico dei soprintendenti storici dell’arte (1904-1974), Bologna, Bononia University Press, 2007, pp. 227-228.
Corrispondenti di Corrado Ricci, a cura di S. SECCHIARI, Ravenna, Società Studi Ravennati, 1997, 123 pp.
S. SICOLI, Corrado Ricci in Dizionario biografico dei soprintendenti storici dell’arte (1904-1974), Bonomia University press, 2007, pp. 510-527.
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H.W.SINGER, Sammlung Lanna, Prag. Das Kupferstichkabinet, Wissenschaftliches Verzeichniss. Die Kupferstich Sammlung Lanna zu Prag., Prag : Selbstverlag, 1895, 2 voll. (nel vol. 1, antiporta inciso con ritratto del barone Von Lanna, siglato “W.S”).
SOCIETA’ DELLE BELLE ARTI 1914
Catalogo della I Esposizione internazionale di bianco e nero : maggio-giugno 1914 , a cura della Società delle Belle Arti in Firenze, Firenze : Società delle Belle Arti, , 123 pp.
A. SORANI, I disegni degli Uffizi, in “Il secolo XX: rivista mensile illustrata”, a. xii; n. 11, 1913, pp. -986.
F. STAMPFLE, Introduction, in Drawing. Major acquisitions of the Pierpont Morgan Library, 1924-1974, New York, 1974, xxx pp.
M. L. STROCCHI, La Compagnia della Ninna. Corrado Ricci e Firenze, 1903-1906, Firenze, Giunti, 2005, 48 pp.
M. TAMASSIA, Primi anni di attività del Gabinetto fotografico: 1904-1919, Livorno, Sillabe, 2011, 95 pp.
F. H. TAYLOR, Pierpont Morgan as Collector and Patron, 1837-1913, New York, 1970. 39 pp.,  p. di tav.
U. THIEME, F. BECKER, Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart, Leipzig, Seeman, 1915, vol. 11.
R. TODROS, L’occhio del conoscitore. Vita e opere del Conte Carlo Gamba in Il figurino di moda. La donazione Carlo Gamba alla Biblioteca Marucelliana, Roma, Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato 1989, pp. 7-35.
TRECCANI / ARUNDEL
ISTITUTO DELL’ENCICLOPEDIA TRECCANI ( a cura di), Thomas Howard, 2. Conte di Arundel, (risorsa elettronica, consultata nel settembre 2017), in <http://www.treccani.it/enciclopedia/thomas-howard-2%C2%BA-conte-di-arundel/>
A.W. TUER, Bartolozzi and his works. A Biographical & Descriptive Account of the Life and Career of Francesco Bartolozzi, with Some Observations on the Present Demand for and Value of Prints, the Way to Detect Modern Impressions from Worn-out Plates and to Recognise Falsely-Tinted Impressions, Deceptions Attempted with Prints, Print Collecting, Judging, Handling, &c. , 2nd. ed. corrected and revised, with additional matter, [limited to five hundred copies], London, Field & Tuer, Simpkin, Marshall & Co., Hamilton, Adams & Co, New York, Scribner & Welford, 1885, viii, 478 pp.
VASARI / MILANESI 1878-1885
G.VASARI, Le opere di Giorgio Vasari, con nuove annotazione e commenti di GAETANO MILANESI, Firenze, G. C. Sansoni, 1878-1885, 9 voll.
«The World of Yesterday»: Rare Book Collection of the Library on view
This exhibition is a tribute to the memory of Pasquale Nerino Ferri (1851-1917), the first “director” of the Prints and Drawings Department of the Uffizi Gallery, on the occasion of the centenary of his death. His private collection of books, now available in the Uffizi Library, is a true witness to “the world of yesterday” or, rather, “the world of the day after yesterday”, that is brought back to life in the animated details of these books. These thirty-nine books tell us the fascinating story of Pasquale Nerino Ferri in the Uffizi Gallery, through the analysis of his handwritten notes and the dates and dedications written by his correspondents from all over the European continent.
Ferri began his activity in the Uffizi in 1871, during a substantially optimistic era, known for its passionate and scientific study of Art. At the end of his life he was compelled to watch the destruction of that world as the first world war erupted, and to bid adieu to Filippo Di Pietro, his personal assistant, called to the front.
Author: Carla Basagni
Curators of the graphics: Eleonora Belpassi, Chiara Benvenuti
Graphic design and editor of the virtual exhibition: ICT, Digital Strategies and Cultural Promotion Dept.