first edition Hardcover
1819 · Milano
by Montesquieu, Charles Second Baron De
Milano: Per Giovanni Silvestri,, 1819. SCARCE First Milanese edition of his masterpiece "Esprit des Lois", finely bound in contempoorary dark green straight-grained morocco, the backs intricately tooled in gilt and with red and black morocco labels, marbled end papers, all edges dyed red, frontispiece portrait engraving, text in Italian. Very Good, small Rome bookseller's labels front paste downs, light wear at edges, the interiors quite white and clean. Uncommon in such a handsome binding. . First Milanese Edition . Straight - Grain Morocco. Very Good/No Jacket, As Issued. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.
(Inventory #: 008145)