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Milan and its territory. - Milan: Luigi di Giacomo Pirola, 1844.A fine copy with handcoloured plates of the first and only edition of this important work on the city with a presentation letter from the Milanese Podestà Casati (1798-1873) inserted.2 volumes, 8vo (264 x 175mm). Half-titles, titles within a decorative frame, 14 aquatint views protected by tissue paper, head-and-tail pieces at the beginning and end of the chapter, initials, all engraved and handcoloured at the time, 2 large folding maps, with errata in both volumes (occasional light spotting). Modern bindings with a facsimile illustration of the title on the cover and on the boxes in which they are preserved.ENMilano e il suo territorio. Milan: Luigi di Giacomo Pirola, 1844.Fine copy with hand-watercoloured plates offered by the Podestà of Milan, Gabrio Casati (1798-1873), during the Riunione degli Scienziati Italiani held in Milan on September 11, 1844. Copy no. 322 of this work remembered for its fundamental description of the civil, political and socio-economic history of Milan in the mid-nineteenth century. Included is a letter of introduction by Casati himself. 2 volumes, 8vo (264 x 175mm). Eyelets, frontispieces within a decorative frame, 14 aquatint views protected by tissue paper, friezes, endpapers at the beginning and end of the chapter and engraved letterheads, all hand-colored at the time, 2 large folded maps, with errata in both volumes (occasional light flowering). Modern bindings that echo the illustrations on the title page on the cover and to the slipcases in which they are preserved.

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