Milano / Parigi: Editore Eoardo Sonzogno, n.d., early 1870s. 17x12 inches, a giant hardbound in shaken condition, plates look to be complete with only two margins damaged, description below. 162p., indice. Illustrated with numerous b&w lithographs: ten doublespread battle scemes, three doublespread maps (one line map, two view-maps), many single-page views (not all plates show battle), and way way too many portraits. A folio in very worn marbled boards, narrow vellum spine (true vellum; may be an old restoration to head, we're unsure), endsheets are original and though somewhat dirty are intact, gutters look weak but no threads showing. No leaves are at risk of detachment. We have paged through the book and the only repulsive flaw is that a small corner of mildew has settled in the terminal dozen or so leaves, triangular areas about 2x3 inches. We've wiped away much of this mildew. The doublespread plate at 84/5 is lacking a large corner but graphic unaffected, the fullpage at p52 has a marginal tear that does penetrate the (very interesting) graphic about a half-inch. The text is entirely in the Italian language and appears to have been cobbled from newspaper reports. A complete, as-is copy.