The Joannes Gennadius Maltese treasure trove in Athens

Winner of the Malta National Book Awards 2020

The Joannes Gennadius Maltese treasure trove in Athens



Arnold Cassola, Giovanni Bonello, William Zammit, Theresa Vella

Photography: Dr Charles Paul Azzopardi

The Gennadius Library in Athens has a rich trove of holdings of Maltese interest, ranging from 16th century prints to 19th century original watercolours and photos of disappearing Malta, a veritable feast for the eyes of the Melitensia afficionado.

This handsome volume is testament to the breadth of the materials collected by the bibliophile Joannes Gennadius (1844-1932), which are now part of the Gennadius Library of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. The Library houses a richly diverse collection of books and rare bindings, archives, manuscripts, and works of art illuminating Greek culture and civilization from antiquity to modern times.


265 mm x 220 mm

Publication date: December 2019