Il Ponte Auction House has always had great attention towards collectors of rare books, manuscripts and engravings.

Under the guidance of Stefania Pandakovic, head of department since January 2017, the department has realized numerous successful sales making it one of the most active in Italy in the rare book market. Among the best results is that of the manuscript of De mulieribus claris by Boccaccio sold in May 2017.

Stefania's main passion is for printed books published at the beginning of the 16th-century (especially those printed in her beloved Venice) but her interests extend to anything printed with a particular focus on Livres d'Artistes of the 20th-century.

Large collections have been offered for sale in our auctions with excellent results, therefore they deserve a dedicated department in charge of selecting important pieces to be offered in via Pontaccio, and convey the more commercial items to the sales in via Pitteri.

For all the above reasons, Il Ponte Auction House maintains a broad view of the market, comprehensive of large consignments including manuscripts, incunabula, first editions, autographs, maps and atlases, as well as art and history books and other materials.

Should you require a valuation or assistance with potential consignments of items for our upcoming sales, please do hesitate to contact us.