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AFFÒ, Ireneo (1741-1797) - History of the city of Parma. Parma: Stamperia Carmignani, 1792-1795.Fascinating contemporary calf copy of the first edition of this four-volume work on the history of Parma by Ireneo Affò, art historian, man of letters and numismatist.4 volumes, 4to (295 x 214mm). Title pages with engraved vignette depicting the coat of arms of the city of Parma, in the first volume portrait of the author on paper p1 and chalcographic headpiece on paper * 1r with portrait of the dedicatee Ferdinando I di Borbone, engraved by Francesco Rosaspina, woodcut headpieces (occasional light foxing, slight dampstaining to lower edge of the first volume). Contemporary calf marbled in green, decorated in gilt on the covers, with red edges and marbled endpapers (some wear to extremities and some scuffing). Provenance: C.C. Marchionis Joannis Georgii Stanga (label with bookplate on the first title). (4)ENAFFÒ, Ireneo (1741-1797) - Storia della città di Parma. Parma: Stamperia Carmignani, 1792-1795.Fascinating copy in contemporary leather of the first edition of this work in four volumes by Ireneo Affò, Italian art historian, scholar and numismatist, belonging to the Order of Friars Minor Observant, on the history of Parma.4 volumes, 4to (295 x 214mm). Frontispieces with intaglio vignette depicting the coat of arms of the city of Parma, in the first volume a portrait of the author on paper p1 and intaglio header on paper *1r with a portrait of the dedicatee Ferdinand I of Bourbon, engraved by Francesco Rosaspina, xylographic friezes (occasional light flourishing, slight dampness at the bottom edge of the first volume). Contemporary green marbled dustwrapper, decorated in gilt on the plates and spine and with red boards, marbled endpapers (slight defects to the extremities and some losses). Provenance: C.C. Marchionis Joannis Georgii Stanga (label with exlibris to first title page). (4)

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