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SASSI, Giuseppe Antonio (1675-1751) - Historical news about the miraculous image and the famous temple of the B. V. Maria presso S. Celso. Milan: per Gio. Battista Bianchi stampatore del suddetto insigne Tempio, 1765.First edition of this text on the cultural history of Milan by Giuseppe Antonio Sassi, philologist and prefect of the Ambrosiana Library from 1713 to his death.4to (260 x 207mm). Frontispiece with an engraving by Bianchi depicting the True effigy of the Miraculous Image of the Blessed Virgin Maria at S. Celso, title with heraldic crest and 2 folded copper plates, all within a woodcut frame, initials and woodcut headpieces (some foxing, traces of glue at E4 that caused a small tear). Modern vellum, manuscript title on spine on a gilt label, preserved in a modern box in marbled paper. Provenance: armorial bookplate. ENSASSI, Giuseppe Antonio (1675-1751) - Notizie istoriche intorno alla miracolosa immagine ed insigne tempio della B. V. Maria presso S. Celso. Milan: per Gio Battista Bianchi stampatore del suddetto insigne Tempio, 1765.First edition of this text on the cultural history of Milan by Giuseppe Antonio Sassi, philologist and prefect of the Biblioteca Ambrosiana from 1713 to his death.4to (260 x 207mm). Antiporta with intaglio engraving by Bianchi depicting the True effigy of the Miraculous Image of the B.V. Maria presso S. Celso, frontispiece with heraldic coat of arms and 2 folded plates engraved in copper, all within xylographic frame, xylographic initials and friezes (some blooming, trace of glue at E4 which has caused a small tear). Modern vellum, manuscript title to spine on gilt label, preserved within modern marbled paper slipcase. Provenance: heraldic exlibris.

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