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

    12 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 70

    DARMSTADT 1626 -- Ehren Gedechtnus Dess Durchleuchtigen Hochgebornen Fürsten unnd Herren Herrn Ludwigen Landgraven zu Hessen Graven zu Catzenelnbogen Dietz Zigenhain und Nidda. Marburg: Nicolaus Hampel, 1626.

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    DARMSTADT 1626 -- Ehren Gedechtnus Dess Durchleuchtigen Hochgebornen Fürsten unnd Herren Herrn Ludwigen Landgraven zu Hessen Graven zu Catzenelnbogen Dietz Zigenhain und Nidda. Marburg: Nicolaus Hampel, 1626.

    2o (300 x 195 mm). Engraved title and 42 engraved plates including 11 double-page on 27 leaves. Contemporary vellum, edges black (splitting to upper joint, some light staining).

    Commemorating the death and funeral of LUDWIG V (1577-1626), Landgrave of Hessen-Darmstadt. Ludwig was, according to the genealogical tree, a direct decendent of Carl the Great and the Braband family. Berlin 3100; BMC/STC 17th-century German E-112; Vinet 729. Not in Lipperheide.


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