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VERONA. Capitoli et Ordini del Santo Monte - - 1709. 
Verona, Merli 1709 - VERONA. Capitoli et Ordini del Santo Monte di PietÃ di Verona. Verona, Fratelli Merli, 1709. 8vo. Engraved title showing a risen Christ surrounded by 7 angels with symbols of the stations of the Cross + 214 (misnumb.213). With typographical ornaments and initials (And:) VERONA. Nuovi Regolacioni per li Massari, et Ufficiali del Santo Monte di PietÃ di Verona. Verona, Frattelli Merlo, 1751. 11 + [1 blank] + 11+ [1 blank] (numbered 201-11) p. Large oval woodcut on title showing Christ rising from a chalice surrounded by 4 angels. Near-contemporary paper boards. I: The Statutes of the Montes Pietatis at Verona, a charitable lending establishment and precursor of the modern pawnshop, which initially collected the necessary capital by preaching and donations, charging only a modest interest. II: Updated rules for the employees of the lending society. Neither imprint is listed in Kress, or in Goldsmiths Catalogue. Excellent copies from the collection of Federico Caproni with bookplate inside front cover. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
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