The Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation proudly announces the acquisition of the Delwaide Library of Maritime Law, one of the most important collections of books and scientific publications in the area of International Maritime Law.
This Collection was put together over a period of almost 50 years by Prof. Baron Leo Delwaide of the University of Antwerp in Belgium, an erstwhile Mayor of Antwerp and President of the Port Authority of Antwerp for many years.
The Collection consists of almost 5.500 titles and covers Maritime Law from the early 16th Century to date. Approximately one third of the collection consists of old and rare Collector’s items from the early 16th Century to the middle of the 19th Century. The Books are written in Latin, English, French, German, Dutch, Flemish and Italian Language.
The Delwaide Library, in addition to its practical use in matters of Maritime Law also includes an extended and complete Collection of Scientific publications of professional organizations and bodies and Legal and Learned Societies in matters of Maritime Law which are an indispensable tool to the maritime professions and the Foundation will continue to collect these publications also in the future on a regular yearly basis.
With the acquisition of this Collection, Greece acquires a body of publications and bibliography of worldwide significance in an important area of Shipping.
The collection will be available to the public, the Legal Profession and the Scientific Community but old, rare and fragile items may be viewed only by appointment with the Foundation’s Librarians.