The Libreria Antiquaria Il Cartiglio was founded in 1985 by Roberto Cena and Elsie Deferre who are its actual joint-owners.
During their activity, Roberto and Elsie have published prestigious both thematic and generic catalogues. The Galleria has taken part (and still does) to worldwide known exhibitions in Italy and the biennal antiquarians’ exhibition in Turin which are organized by Roberto Cena himself as President of Associazione Piemontese Antiquari.
Il Cartiglio is located in the centre of Turin and consists of three expository floors in which you can find prestigious books and antique prints, manuscripts, Neapolitan guaches and watercolours’ paintings, antiques maps, historical documents and graphics made by great artists and by the most worldwide-known exponents of 20th century.
Since many years Il Cartiglio collaborates with various institutions and prestigious firms, giving them books and antique prints as company tribute.
Moreover, with discretion and great expertise, Roberto Cena carries out surveys and evaluations in collaboration with several professional offices.
Il Cartiglio is specialized in :
Ancient and 20th century BOOKS: incunables, “cinquecentine”, “aldine”, precious bindings, illustrates, manuscripts, atlas and 20th century art books. With particolar interest in works dealing with geography, science, travelling, literature and classics. It boasts a consolidated tradition as far as books on Italian history (expecially Piedmontese history) and mountaineering are concerned.
Ancient and 20th century PRINTS: ancient worldwide-known artists, drawings, water-colours pictures, Neapolitan guaches, author’s paintings, maps, ancient decorative prints and worldwide-known 20th century artists.
This wide offer has the intention of satisfying any demand, be this for collecting, furnishing or tribute.