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Antique Books and Prints

The Department that deals with auctions of antique books, engravings and manuscripts was born in 2004 and since then it records important sales both for Italian and foreign authors.
Antique and rare books, manuscripts, engravings, incunabula, books printed in the Sixteen Century, collectible books and first editions are regularly offered in the book sales organized by the dedicated Department. Although the books presented in our auctions space between various subjects, there is a preference for literature, science, geography and astronomy.

The book auctions organized by Cambi are therefore important occasions for collectors and book lovers to acquire works that would otherwise be impossible to find on the art market or in antiquarian bookshops.
A wide selection of catalogs is dedicated to engravings by old masters, a category for which excellent results have often been obtained, both for Italian and foreign authors.
A marked tendency in book auctions that we have been able to observe in the last few years is the attention and interest turned in the direction of historical and contemporary photography, of artists' books with inserts in original graphics, but also for first editions of 20th century literature books and autographs.

Among the lots in the book auctions that have registered the greatest interest, we can't help but mention a few: Giovan Battista Piranesi, Nineteen tomes of the engraved work, containing a thousand etchings, sold for €200,000; Cesare Francesco Cassini, Preparatory manuscript of the great map of France of 1738, sold for €67. 000; Albrecht Dürer, Melancholia I of 1514, an engraving regarded as one of the most accomplished results of Albrecht Dürer's work as an engraver, sold for €42,600; and the first edition of Alessandro Manzoni's masterpiece The Betrothed (I Promessi Sposi), a three-volume work preserved in a box and with the original paperbacks, sold for €23,850.

Are you in possession of antique books, manuscripts, first edition books, geographical atlases, autographs or incunabula that you would like to sell? Would you like to receive an valuation for books you possess? The experts of the Department of Books are always at your disposal for free evaluations without obligation for your works. The purpose of the valuation is to express a commercial value; if the books and other works on paper we value suitable to be included in the catalogs of antique book auctions, a viewing in original is necessary.

Would you like to buy antique books, manuscripts, autographs and other precious works on paper? Our experts are always at your disposal for personalized advice and suggestions on how to complete an antique book collection and enrich your library with works of high literary, cultural and economic value.
Auctions of 'Antique Books and Prints'
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Piranesi, Giovanni Battista ( Mogliano Veneto, 1720 - Venezia, 1778) Diciannove tomi dell'opera incisa, contenenti un migliaio di acqueforti. Seconda [..]
€ 200.100,00
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(Cesare Francesco Cassini) Description de la France
€ 67.600,00
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Albrecht Dürer

Albrecht Durer (Norimberga 1471-1528) Melancolia I (1514)
€ 42.600,00
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Duval Cartes de geographie
€ 35.100,00
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Giolfi, Antonio - Torricelli, Giuseppe - Guidotti, Gian Lorenzo - Rivi [..]
€ 26.350,00
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Harmenszoon van Rijn Rembrandt

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (Leida,1606-Amsterdam,1669) Cristo guar [..]
€ 25.100,00
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Alessandro Manzoni I Promessi Sposi
€ 23.850,00
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Giovanni Domenico Cassini - Giacomo Filippo Maraldi Pensées astronomiq [..]
€ 22.600,00
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Blaeu, Johannes - Mortier, Pierre Nouveau theatre d'Italie ou descript [..]
€ 22.600,00
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Blaeu, Willem & Jan Novum Theatrum Pedemontii et Sabaudie sive accurat [..]
€ 20.725,00
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Duval Cartes de geographie
€ 18.850,00
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Johan Blaeu

Blaeu Johan Nouveau Theatre Du Piemont Et de La Savoye. Ou description exacte de leurs villes, palais, èglises, et principaux èdifices, etc. La Haye, [..]
€ 17.600,00
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(Giuridica Manoscritti)
€ 14.475,00
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Claes Jansz Vooght - Portolano Olandese dei Mari del Nord e del Medite [..]
€ 13.850,00
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Luigi Rossini Le antichità romane, raccolta delle più interessanti del [..]
€ 12.600,00
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Sacrobosco Giovanni Spaerae [!] mundi compendium foeliciter inchoat. N [..]
€ 12.600,00
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Pieter Bruegel il Vecchio. Petrus Von Merica(Pieter van der Heyden) da [..]
€ 11.975,00
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Amman Jost (Zurigo, 1539-Norimberga, 1591) Les quater parties du monde
€ 11.975,00
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Visscher, Nicolai (De Wit-Blaeu-Janssonius etc) Atlas Minor sive geogr [..]
€ 10.725,00
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Lotter, Tobia Conrado Atlas Novus Sive Tabulae Geographichae Totius Or [..]
€ 10.100,00
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Piranesi Giovanni Battista (Venezia 1720- Venezia 1778) Le antichità r [..]
€ 10.100,00
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Piranesi Giovanni Piranesi Ioannis Baptistae Piranesii antiquariorum r [..]
€ 10.100,00
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Albrecht Dürer (Norimberga, 1471 – 1528) Il sogno del dottore
€ 9.600,00
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Stampa raffigurante prospetto della città di Roma visto dal Monte Gian [..]
€ 9.475,00
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Antico manoscritto arabo per la preghiera settimanale, XVIII secolo
€ 9.350,00
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Girolamo Francesco Mazzola detto il Parmigianino (Parma 1503 - 1540) S [..]
€ 9.350,00
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Coppia di incisioni raffiguranti la basilica di San Paolo fuori delle [..]
€ 8.850,00
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Salvatore Busuttil (Gozo, 1798 – 1854) Solenne processione vaticana ne [..]
€ 8.850,00
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Album figurati-Giappone Tre album giapponesi a colori e in nero.
€ 8.225,00
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Antifonario su pergamena, Genova secolo XV. 349 fogli pergamenacei
€ 8.225,00
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Manoscritto cartaceo del XV secolo- (Boezio, Severino) (De Consolatio [..]
€ 8.225,00
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Diderot, Denis / D'Alembert, Jean Baptiste Le Ronde Encyclopédie, ou [..]
€ 8.225,00
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Seutter Georg Matthäus Atlas novus indicibus instructus... 1728
€ 8.225,00
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Piranesi Giovanni Battista Diverse maniere di adornare i cammini...Ed [..]
€ 8.225,00
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Isaac Newton Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica..Editio tert [..]
€ 7.600,00
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Jacques Ayrouard (Francia, Prima metà del sec. XVIII) Recueil de plusi [..]
€ 7.600,00
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Geografia - Atlanti Magini, Gio.Antonio
€ 7.225,00
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Quattro incisioni acquerellate delle logge vaticane di Raffaello, da G [..]
€ 6.975,00
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Coronelli, Vincenzo Maria Epitome cosmografica o compendiosa introdutt [..]
€ 6.975,00
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Saint-Non Jean Claude Richard Voyage pittoresque ou descriptions des r [..]
€ 6.975,00
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Antoine Alexandre J.Cardon (1739-1822) Veduta di ChiaiaVeduta di pnte [..]
€ 6.350,00
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Zatta - Atlante Atlante novissimo illustrato ed accresciuto sulle osse [..]
€ 6.350,00
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Denis Diderot - Jean Baptiste Le Rond d’Alembert Encyclopedie ou Dicti [..]
€ 6.350,00
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Legati, Lorenzo Museo Cospiano annesso a quello del famoso Ulisse Aldr [..]
€ 6.350,00
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Quattro grandi stampe in cornici dorate neoclassiche, XIX secolo
€ 6.100,00
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Etienne Michel Traitè du Citronier .... Paris chez l'Auteur-Editeur, A [..]
€ 6.100,00
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Magini, Giovanni Antonio Italia di Gi˜: Ant. Magini data in luce da Fa [..]
€ 5.850,00
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Luigi Capuana (Mineo 1839 – Catania 1915) Libri in edizione originale. [..]
€ 5.850,00
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Tolomeo Claudio Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo Alessandrino... in Venezi [..]
€ 5.850,00
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Durer Albrecht

Albrecht Durer (Norimberga 1471-1528) Il martirio dei 10000 (1496)
€ 5.850,00
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Tue, 07 Apr 2020 13:47:33 +0000
Design Loves Milan – A Charity Auction to support Hospital Luigi Sacco in Milan
The fundraising online auction is a charity initiative spearheaded by creative agency Mr. Lawrence in collaboration with the auction house. The lots on sale feature contemporary [..]
Fri, 08 Mar 2019 14:38:00 +0000
Casa di Fantasia: a milestone in Ponti’s ouvre
  All the lots on cambiaste.com The Casa di Fantasia     “My solution for this small home was a reversible play on inlays and visions so that when you look [..]
Fri, 08 Feb 2019 15:22:21 +0000
Lenci: History of an Italian Manifacture
The story of the illustrious Turinese doll and ceramics manufacture     The beginnings and success     The brand “Ars Lenci” was registered n Turin [..]
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