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Università Pontificia Salesiana – Biblioteca Don Bosco - Fondo Marega = Marega Collection -- Phase 1 --


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Piazza dell' Ateneo Salesiano, 100139 Roma, Italy


Tel: ++39-06-87290662

Size of collection

Rare books of the Edo period (both printed texts and manuscripts): around 2000 titles
Komonjo of the Edo period concerning Christian persecutions: around 300 items
Mario Marega’s posthumous writings and personal notes: 380 items

Collection description

The collection has been reshaped after 2005 with the arrival of new materials which belonged to Mario Marega. At present the collection comprises three main sections:

  • Japanese rare books of the Edo period (including both printed texts and manuscripts as well as a variety of different genres, both fiction and non-fiction)
  • manuscript komonjo of the Edo period dealing with the issue of the persecution of Christians
  • Father Marega’s posthumous manuscripts and personal notes.
There are also a few ukiyoe but at the moment they are not catalogued.

Access to bibliographic data

A)Online catalogues
Online catalogue of section 3 (Marega’s posthumous manuscripts and personal notes) is accessible

B)Printed catalogues

  • 国文学研究資料館文献資料部編、「サレジオ大学マリオ・マレガ文庫所蔵日本書籍目録」、『調査研究報告』、2002年3月、23号、1-74頁。
  • Kokubungaku kenkyū shiryōkan bunken shiryōbu hen, “Sarejio daigaku Mario Marega bunko shozō Nihon shoseki mokuroku”, Chōsa kenkyū hōkoku, vol. 23, 2002, pp. 1-74. (rominazed edition published in 2006)
Please note that this inventory does not reflect the current composition of the Marega Collection and that it is an introductory inventory (not a descriptive catalogue) of part of the whole collection.

How can researchers gain access to the material?

Researchers can gain access to the materials by contacting the Head of the Biblioteca Don Bosco through the abovementioned contacts. Users are requested to read carefully the Guide to users before contacting the Library.

Select bibliography of publications about the collections (books, articles)

Is reproduction of the material permitted ?

Regarding the reproduction of the materials read carefully the Guide to users. Permission must be requested in advance and through application forms that can be downloaded from this URL.