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GRAZIOLI, Pietro (1700-1753) - De praeclaris Mediolani aedificiis. Milan: Regia Curia, 1735.Uncut copy of the first edition of this important compendium on Milanese monuments before the Siege of Milan in 1162.4to (278 x 215mm). Title printed in red and black with engraved vignette depicting a view of Milan, 21 engraved plates, some of which folded, including a large plan of Roman Milan folded several times, two headpieces, one of which is dedicated to Ercole Visconti, dedicatee of the work, and two engraved initials (G1 and G4 reinforced at the lower margin and a few other leaves with minimal reinforcements to margins, occasional foxing and slight stains). Light blue editorial wrappers, later label on spine, uncut; preserved in a modern portfolio within a modern case in marbled paper.ENGRAZIOLI, Pietro (1700-1753) - De praeclaris Mediolani aedificiis. Milan: Regia Curia, 1735.A perfect copy of the first edition of this important compendium on the monuments of Milan before the Siege of Milan in 1162.4to (278 x 215mm). Frontispiece printed in red and black with a chalcographic vignette depicting a view of Milan, 21 copper-engraved plates, some of which are folded, including a large plan of Roman Milan folded several times, two endpapers, one of which is to the arms of Ercole Visconti, dedicatee of the work, and two chalcographic initials (G1 and G4 reinforced at the bottom margin and a few other papers with minimal marginal reinforcement, occasional blooming and light staining). Blue editorial paperback, rear label to spine, in extremities; preserved within portfolio and modern marbled paper slipcase.

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