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Books, Autographs & Prints / Part I

Tuesday 30 March 2021, 03:00 PM • Rome

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Tuesday 30 March 2021, 3 pm
Autographs - 15th/18th Century Editions (lots 1-220)
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Wednesday 31 March 2021, 3pm
18th Century Editions - Bindings - 19th/20th Century Editions (lots 221-442)
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Rome / Palazzo Odescalchi - Piazza SS. Apostoli, 80
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Discovering the "Vues d’optique", ancestors of modern cinema (lot 212)

The first were published in London at the beginning of the 18th century, and then spread throughout Europe. Optical views are perspective prints which, seen through a zogram, created the perspective illusion: basically, the ancestors of modern cinema! The auction on March 30th offers a lot of 27 wonderful "vues d'optique" absolutely unmissable.

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Tuesday 30 March 2021, 3:00 pm - SESSION (Lots 1-220)
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Sunday 28 and Monday 29 from 10 am to 6 pm
Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 from 10 am to 1 pm

Roma / Palazzo Odescalchi - Piazza SS. Apostoli, 80
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The Rare Books, Autographs and Early Printed Books Department finds its roots in the decennial experience of Fabio Massimo Bertolo and Silvia Ferrini, and their extensive knowledge of the national and international market.

Sales include all bibliophile areas: from incunabula to modern editions, from illuminated manuscripts to illustrated books produced over the centuries, from local history to the masterpieces of national typography, notwithstanding ancient and early modern printed books, atlases and cartography.

A constant presence is indeed that of the manuscripts and autographs of all periods and genres, alongside historically and culturally-relevant archives, funds and epistolary collections.

In parallel to regular auction sales, the department follows Private Transactions – upon private and institutional clients’ requests – of single works and entire collections. Estimates are always free of charge and are offered with the utmost discretion.

For inheritance and insurance purposes, the department provides fee-based expertise and estimates. Our specialists are registered Periti within the Camera di Commercio.

Our specialists are available for free valuations of single items and entire collections of rare books and libraries, for auction sales in Rome, and expertise for insurance or inheritance purposes.


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