Books from Asia, baedekers of explorers
Few years ago, a friend of mine introduced me to a peculiar library, which I like very much, located in the centre of the beautiful city of Parma, Italy.
This book shop, founded by Mario Rossello, presents a huge anthology, written in Western languages, of journals, baedekers, and manuals of explorers and travellers in Asian countries. His shop is internationally reknown and to keep the standard high, Mr. Rossello travels in Asia and searches and selects carefully rare books of this genre every year.
His library counts many books about Tibet, China and India, but also there are important works about Japan and other Asian Pacific countries.
Most of these books are out of print and the majority of his collection is antique.
If you like old books and love Asia, his library is right the place you are looking for.
Libri dall’Asia, Studio bibliografico di Mario Rossello – Via Nazario Sauro 21 – 43100 Parma Italy