NOTE: The Mazzoni monographs in the original Mazzoni collection were given full AACR2 cataloging and, with the exception of those volumes determined to be more suitable to the care of Special Collections, were dispersed into the main Perkins Library stacks. Most titles are now in the Duke Libraries On-line Catalog. Unfortunately, the on-line record does not tell the user whether the item belongs to the Mazzoni Collection, but the manual cards in the card catalog do contain the tracing "Mazzoni Library." The exceptions to this rule are the on-line records for rare materials that were transferred to the Special Collections Library. These were given full rare book cataloging, which includes provenance notes. Thus, to search the Duke Libraries on-line catalog for all Special Collections rare books from Guido Mazzoni's library, one would use a keyword subject search "provenance mazzoni."

Size: Approximately 20,000 monographs, most marked with Mazzoni Library bookplates. Many hundreds of these were transferred to Special Collections.

Dates: Range from 1500's to 1940's.


  • Perkins Library, Duke University
  • Special Collections Library, Duke University