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Booksellers. Loescher <t Co., Corso 307, Palazzo Simonetti, entered from
Via del Collegio Romano202a; Spitheever, Piazza di Spagna 84 and 85; Monal-
dini, Piazza di Spagna 79, 80; Pitde, corner of Piazza di Spagna and Via
del Babuino. English, as well as other books may be obtained of these
four. Fralelli Bocca, Corso 217, largest stock of Italian books. — Religious
works and music, Via di Propaganda Fide 6. — Maps at Bosses, Via
Condotti 72. — Old Books at Ferrettfs, Via della Minerva 60; a few also
at Spithoever's. — Bookbinders. Andersen, Vicolo Due Macelli 35 (Roman
bindings, etc.); Schmidt, Via della Purificazione 35; Olivieri, Via Frattina 1.
Libraries. The principal public and private Roman libraries, which
however do not lend out books, are: —Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticano, see
p. 317. Permessi addressed by the cardinal secretary of state to the chief
librarian, see p. 318. Readers admitted from the middle of Nov. to the
middle of June, 8-11 o'clock, but there are numerous holidays on which
the library is closed. — Biblioteca Alessandrina in the Sapienza (p. 195);
enter by principal portal, ascend stairs to the left, and traverse the gallery.
Open daily except Sundays : from Oct. to March 8-2 and 6-9 ; from April to
Sept. 8-2 and 7-10. — Biblioteca Angelica (p. 194), open to the public daily 9-2,
except Thursdays and holidays, and in Oct. — Biblioteca Barberina (p. 169),
open to the public on Thursd. 9-2; closed from the middle of Sept. lo
the end of Oct. — Biblioteca Casanatense (p. 198), open to the public daily,
9-3, except on Thursdays and holidays. — Biblioteca Chigiana (p. 148),
admission by permesso, obtainable through the traveller's embassy,
Thursd. 9-12; closed in summer. — Biblioteca Corsiniana (p. 323), open to
the public daily for three hours before Ave Maria, except Sund. and Wed.;
closed from 1st Aug. to 4th Nov. — Biblioteca Vallicelliana, in the mon¬
astery of the Chiesa Nuova (p. 203), open daily, 9-1, except on Mondays,
Sundays, and holidays. — Biblioteca Vittorio Emanuele (p. 150), open daily, 9-3
and 7-10 (in summer 8-11).
Reading Rooms. English, at Piale^s, Monaldini's, Loescher s (see above).
Circolo Filologico, Via del Collegio Romano, well stocked with newspapers
and periodicals, subscription 7 fr. per month.
Newspapers, very numerous,5-10c. per number: Opinione, 10c.; Diritlo,
10c.; Libertd, 5c.; Italie (in French, containing a list of the sights of the
day), 10c; Fanfulla (similar to the Paris Figaro), 5c; Capitate, radical,
5c.; Osservatore Romano and Voce della Verita, both clerical.
Teachers of Italian (2-3 fr. per lesson) may be beard of at the book¬
Music. Teachers of music and singing may be heard of at the
music-shops mentioned below. M. Ravnkilde, a Dane, is a well known
composer and teacher of the piano, Ripetta 39. — Pianos at the Slabili-
mento di Pianoforte e Musica, Via Condotti 29, with a large musical cir¬
culating library; Carlo Ducci, Palazzo Ruspoli, Fontanella Borghese;
Marchisio, Via Frattina 135; Franchi & Co., Corso 387; Paolo Pucci, Via
Belsiana 70. Music libraries: Corso 392, 140, and 283; Bartolo, Via Con¬
dotti 70. — Strings at SerafinPs, Via della Valle 46.
Studios. Sculptors: Achtermann, Piazza de' Cappuccini 1; Amid,
Via Flaminici 18 E; Assiglioni, Via S. Nicola da Tolentino 2; Ball (Eng¬
lish), Via S. Vitale 4; C. and R. Cauer, Via della Frezza 59; Dausch, Via
S. Giacomo 18; d'Epiuay (French), Via Sistina 57; Galletti, Via Laurina 31;
Galli, Borgo Vittorio 20; Gerhard, Passcggiata di Ripetta 33; Haudley
(English), Via Margutta52; Hasselriis, Vicolo S. Nicola da Tolentino 18;
Ives (English), Via Margutta 53; Jos. Kopf, Vicolo degli Incurabili 18;
Matlhiai, Via dell' Olmata 4; Mayer, Corso 504; Mailer (of Coburg), Pass.
di Ripetta 16; Field, Via S. Basilio 44; Rogers (American), Via Margutta
53; F. Schulze, Via Purificazione 14; Story, Via di S. Martino (a Macao);
Voss, Piazza Barberini 14; E. Wolff, Quattro Fontane 151; Valentine Wood
(English), Villa Campana, Via S. Giovanni.
Painters: Alvarez, Fuori Porta del Popolo 18E; Brandt, Via di Ri¬
petta 39; Coleman (American), Via Margutta 33; t'onsoni, Palazzo Campanari,
Ripclta 246; Corrodi (water-colours), Via dell' Angelo Custode 30; //. Corrodi,