In the 1941 - 1942 the DISTAPTUR publishing house of Tirana had planned to publish a book by the great albanologist Father Giuseppe Valentini S.
J., who collected his articles published in the Albanian tourism magazine "Drini".The book would have been published, like the precedents of the same publishing house, in Italian and in Albanian.
The book had to be accompanied by numerous illustrations of the locations described in the text and the most important monuments. Some of the photographs are from the famous Kel Marrubi Photo Studio, while most are the work of professional photographers
Unfortunately the well-known events of the 1942 - 1943 suspended the initiative, but fortunately, the originals of many photographs, some of which are reproduced in this short article, have been saved in a private archive.
It is expected that - in the coming months - Albania News will publish Father Valentini's articles published monthly in the magazine, which are of particular historical interest.
As you can see from the map on the left, the book would have described Scutari and its province, Drishti, Laçi, Lesh, to arrive in Tirana.
We publish, in preview, the draft of the cover of the volume and some of the illustrations that had to accompany the book.
Alessio - Southern gate of the castle (photo by Studio Marubi)
Scutari - the bazaar looking towards the castle
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