Sigedon Books & Antiques – Introduction
Sigedon Books & Antiques
Sigedon Books & Antiques is an online shop specialized mainly in rare and antiquarian books. However, we also offer periodicals, engravings, maps, manuscripts and other valuable collectibles. Store was opened on eBay in 2008. The store is actually a successor of Naučni i bibliofilski antikvarijat – Orfelin [Scientific and Bibliophilic Antiquarian Book Store – Orfelin] founded in Belgrade in 1985. It was founded by the late Predrag Milovanović, a passionate book lover, interested in researching, acquiring and preserving rare books. He viewed it as an essential part of not just national cultural history, but as a foundation of cultural history of humanity and civilization as a whole.
People quickly recognized the store as the biggest and best stocked in the Balkans. The store consisted of only a fraction of his immense private library of over 70 000 books. Initially, the store contained books from the countries of former Yugoslavia and Balkan Peninsula. But over the time it grew to encompass valuable books in Latin, German, French, English, Russian and other languages. The books cover many diverse subjects such as history, science, medicine, art & art history, poetry, religion, etc. Today the store expanded it’s offer to include philately items, posters, historical and vintage photographs. We also offer free professional opinion and appraisal of books, manuscripts and prints.
We envisioned this blog as a place of gathering for all book lovers, history enthusiasts and collectors. Running an online store has one particular downside. It is often the case that we don’t have enough room to present to our buyers the full background of particular items from our collection. Here we hope to provide that. We would also like to engage in discourse based on the feedback from our viewers. We encourage you to contact us with any question you might have about any item or subject. Feel free to engage in discussions and leave your feedback in the comment sections.
Welcome to Sigedon Books & Antiques.