BIONDI Rare Books & Manuscripts, LLC

Lee Raffaele Biondi

Renowned consulting firm specializing in auction representation, appraisals, and the sale of rare books & manuscripts.

About Lee Raffaele Biondi

Buying, selling, appraising, & brokering high-end rarities

One of only a handful of dealers ever to have bought and sold genuinely ancient Biblical manuscripts that are from 200 BC to AD 500, and one of the few ever to deal actively in ancient languages such as Bactrian, Ugaritic, Assyrian, Sumerian, Proto-Canaanitic, Paleo-Hebrew, Demotic and Hieratic Egyptian, Aramaic, pre-Islamic Arabic, Indus Valley Script, etc. whether on clay, linen, metal, parchment, bone, bark, or wood.


Expert knowledge of the Rare Books & Manuscripts field

All aspects of Biblical manuscripts from 200 BC through the Renaissance

Illuminated Manuscripts of the medieval & Renaissance periods

Ancient Writing: Mesopotamian & Egyptian

19th Century literature

Modern first editions of high monetary value

Histories of Economics & Political Theory


Long history & extensive worldwide contacts in the field of Rare Books & Manuscripts

Appraised over $900,000,000 worth of rare books and manuscripts in the last 25 years for private individuals and institutions.


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