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Founded in 1995 in Milan by Giuseppe (Pino) ​​Toscano, passionate bibliophile, the Antiques Library Alfea has since 2007 been entrusted to the care of Giorgio Bacchetta, current owner, always in the premises of via Scaldasole 3.
Its collection has over 15,000 volumes, ranging from the 16th century editions (over one hundred titles), to the collectible twentieth century. There are numerous literary works, from ancient Greece to the present day, as well as scientific books on architecture, medicine, economics, geography and travel; a large section is also dedicated to the Milanese and Lombard locations. The twentieth-century sector is also of considerable size, with particular attention paid to Italian and foreign literature (a few hundred texts with autographed dedications by the authors), to photography and artist books. Last but not least, thanks also to the presence, from 2018, of Angelo Cigognini, passionate lover of the English and French illustrated books of the liberty and deco era, a section of absolute importance, qualitative and quantitative, of this kind has been established of works.

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