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    Splendid Ceremonies the Paul and Marianne Gourary Collection of Illustrated Fête Books

    12 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 20

    AUGSBURG 1518 -- HASELBERG, Johann. Die Stend des hailigen Römischen Reichs... so zu Augspurg... auff dem... Reichstag erschinen. Mitt zierlichen Freuden der Fürstlichen hochzeit so der ... Hochgeborn Fürst Casimirus Marggrave zu Branndenburg etc. gehalten... Augsburg: [Silvanus Otmar] for Johann Haselberg, 1518.

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    AUGSBURG 1518 -- HASELBERG, Johann. Die Stend des hailigen Römischen Reichs... so zu Augspurg... auff dem... Reichstag erschinen. Mitt zierlichen Freuden der Fürstlichen hochzeit so der ... Hochgeborn Fürst Casimirus Marggrave zu Branndenburg etc. gehalten... Augsburg: [Silvanus Otmar] for Johann Haselberg, 1518.

    4o (175 x 136 mm). Large woodcut illustration on title. (Closely cut, some light staining). Modern vellum.

    FIRST EDITION and an early example of a fête book celebrating a wedding. The first part is an account of the Diet of Augsburg providing a listing of the notables who participated. The second part describes the wedding of KASIMIR (1481-1527), Margrave of Brandenburg-Kulmbach, and SUSANNE (1502-1543) of Bavaria, and the procession from Munich to Amberg via Augsburg where the wedding took place during the Diet. The wedding was attended by Maximilian I. BMC/STC German p. 383.


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