[MONZA]. FRISI, Anton Francesco. Memorie Storiche Di Monza E Sua Corte. Milano, Gaetano Motta, 1794.
4to.(255 x 195 mm) Three volumes. Contemporary marbled paper-covered boards, gilt-lettered red leather label and a gilt-numbered green ribbed leather label to each of the spines; title-page, dedication leaf, pp. vi, preface, 318; title-page, pp. 316; title-page, pp. viii, preface, 358, 19 engraved plates by Giulio Cesare Bianchi, of which 4 are folding, numerous engraved figures within the text; restoration to the foot of the spine of Vol. I, expert repair to a closed tear to plate VII in Vol. I, ex-libris the National Art Library, V&A, with its ink de-accession stamp to the verso of the title-pages, small, neat ink stamp of the Art Library to the verso of the plates, otherwise a particularly fresh, crisp set.
Provenance: Inscribed in ink to the front pastedown of each volume, 'Ex Bibliothecula/ Francisci Antolini/ Mediolani'. Presumably his monogram 'A' ink-stamped to the title-page of each volume.
Sole edition of a handsomely illustrated history of the medieval Lombardic court at Monza.