TASSONI, Alessandro (1565-1635) - La Secchia Rapita. Modena: Bartolomeo Soliani, 1744. Richely illustrated edition. 4to (255 x mm). Half-title, title printed in black and red with vignette, figurative engraved initials and endpieces, 18 (of 19) engraved plates including author's portrait, allegorical frontispiece, genealogy, folding geographical map, the Carroccio of Modeneses, 12 full-page plates, the facsimile of Tassoni's handwriting and a full-page woodcut of the Tower of Modena (lacking a second engraved map, some repairs to present map). Contemporary vellum (front panel detached, spine coming loose and chipped).