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

    12 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 72

    DARMSTADT 1665 -- Fürstliches Hessen- Holsteinisches Ehren- Gedächtnuss - Haupt- Leich- Trawr- und Trost- Predigt ... Frawen Mariae Elisabethae, Landgräffin zu Hessen ... Geborner Hertzogin zu Schlesswig Holstein ... den Siebenzehenden Junii dess 1665 Jahrs ... sanft und selig entschlaffen ... und den erfolgten zwantzigsten Tag Julii zu Darmbstadt beygesetzt worden. Darmstadt: [Christoph Abel ?], 1665.

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    DARMSTADT 1665 -- Fürstliches Hessen- Holsteinisches Ehren- Gedächtnuss - Haupt- Leich- Trawr- und Trost- Predigt ... Frawen Mariae Elisabethae, Landgräffin zu Hessen ... Geborner Hertzogin zu Schlesswig Holstein ... den Siebenzehenden Junii dess 1665 Jahrs ... sanft und selig entschlaffen ... und den erfolgten zwantzigsten Tag Julii zu Darmbstadt beygesetzt worden. Darmstadt: [Christoph Abel ?], 1665.

    2o (392 x 270 mm). 6 engraved plates (2 double-page 4 folding) by CHRISTOFF METZGER. 19th-century paper covered boards (tape repair to upper spine end some wear to edges).

    MARIA ELISABETH (1634-1665), of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp, is being mourned by her husband LUDWIG VI (1630-1678), of Hessen-Darmstadt. Her funeral procession is commmemorated in this volume, with large engraved plates, including a double-page engraved allegorical title "memoria hasso cymbrica," her coat-of-arms, her portrait surrounded by four alegorical scenes, the procession and her coffin, followed by sermons and poems.


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