Sandro Sticca, professor of French and comparative literature, died Wednesday, May 3, following an illness.
Sticca was a great friend of the Libraries and a scholar who used many of our books for his research. He often brought in classes for instruction using materials from the 16th and 17th centuries.
The campus and greater community is invited to honor and remember the professor at a special exhibit in the Special Collections Department of Bartle Library.
In addition to highlights of Sticca’s published works, a body that spans six decades, some of his rare book donations are on display, including:
♦Responsa ad cuiuscunque penè generis casuum conscientiae quaesita quadringenta … : Apud Societatem Minimam,” pars secunda, written in 1603 by Giovanni Battista Corradi, O.P. The book Sticca described as essentially “the spiritual meaning of life.” This video highlights the donation event.
♦Chronicon Casauriense : Liber instrumentorum seu chronicorum Monasterii Casauriensis : codicem Parisinum Latinum 5411 quam simillime expressum edidimus. Alessandro Pratesi; Giovanni, di Berardo. L’Aquila : Amministrazione provinciale : Comitato per il 5. centenario della introduzione della stampa in Abruzzo.1982. This book is a facsimile of a beautifully illustrated 12th century manuscript about the history of the Abruzzo region in present-day Italy.
♦Michelangelo : artista, pensatore, scrittore / scritti di Charles De Tolnay … [et al.] ; premessa di Mario Salmi. Novara : Istituto geografico De Agostini. 1965. A highly illustrated two-volume set commemorating the 400 years since Michaelangelo Buonarroti’s death.
This Inside story underscores Sticca’s understanding of The Value of Growing and Maintaining University Collections.
Visit Dateline for more about the life and contributions of Sandro Sticca.