Sell and buy collector's books, manuscripts, autographs, historical relics, memorabilia, valuable maps at auction or by private treaty (private rooms) - Free valuations and appraisals.
Under the direction of Alessandro Pagliari and Paolo Mecucci, the department deals with books, manuscripts and objects for bibliophiles and memorabilia collectors.
In particular, they seek and propose:
collectors' books(antique books, incunabula, rare books, first editions and original editions, autographed volumes, unique books and artist's books)
Letters and autograph documents
Ancient and rare documents
Ancient and valuable maps
Historical relics and Memorabilia(objects, autographed photographs, etc. related to events or historical, political, cultural, art, music, film and sports personalities).
His staff is waiting for the study, cataloguing, evaluation and placement on the Italian and foreign markets of this type of works and objects, offered both in the form of the enchanted trade and in that of private negotiation, the latter for pieces of particularly high economic and historical artistic value.
The department also offers a specialist appraisal service. At the department is always available a selection of books, autographs and memorabilia of various price ranges that can be purchased out of auction. Musicologist, expert in books and manuscripts, Massimo Fino was a consultant of Christie's International Auction House for manuscripts and musical autographs from 1986 to 2006. He is the founder of LIM, Libreria Musicale Italiana, a well-known publishing house specialized in musicology, of which he is still editorial consultant. He has published numerous articles in newspapers and magazines; for the Publisher Laterza he published, with Carlo Majer, the volume Musica/Città, concerning Luciano Berio's Maggio Musicale. Since 1999 he has been artistic director of the Festival Opera Barga. Of heterogeneous formation, Paolo Mecucci has a degree in Philosophy and a diploma in Composition and Conducting. He was the last pupil of the American composer Robert W. Mann. His interests and skills range from musicology to bibliophilia and collecting ancient paintings. As an expert in collectors' books, manuscripts and maps he collaborated from 2004 to 2008 with Philobiblon, an eminent international bookstore with offices in Rome, Milan and New York. He subsequently founded his own international bibliographic studio.