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VERRI, Pietro (1728-1797) - History of Milan. Milan: Giuseppe Marelli, 1783-98. Rare first edition printed on strong paper of this milestone in Milanese history illustrated with copper engravings by Cagnoni based on Torelli's drawings.2 volumes, 4to (273 x 210mm). Frontispiece with printer's device, folded map of the city, genealogical table and 6 engraved plates mostly folding, woodcut headpieces and initials (occasional light dampstaining more visible on the first pages of text, few pages with browning or foxing, P4 in vol. II with a small marginal tear without loss). Half calf on marbled paper boards, spine decorated in gold with paper label, red speckled edges (expertly rebacked preserving original spine, some light wear); preserved in modern decorated paper cases. (2)ENVERRI, Pietro (1728-1797) - History of Milan. Milan: Giuseppe Marelli, 1783-98. Rare first edition printed on strong paper of this milestone of Milanese history illustrated with copper engravings by Cagnoni based on drawings by Torelli.2 volumes, 4to (273 x 210mm). Frontispiece with typographical mark, folded city plan, genealogical table and 6 copper-engraved and mostly folded plates, xylographic friezes, initials and endpapers (occasional slight moisture marks more visible to first pages of text, few pages with browning or blooming, P4 to vol. II with small marginal tear without loss). Coeval half-leather over marbled paper plates, spine decorated in gilt with paper label, red splash cuts (cleverly rebacked preserving original spine, some minor defects); preserved within decorated modern paper covers. (2)

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