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

    12 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 160

    GOTHA 1678 -- Wolverdiente Ehren-Seule dem weyland Durchläuchtigsten Fürsten und Herrn Herrn Ernst Hertzogen zu Sachsen, Jülich, Cleve und Bergk... Aufgerichtet zum Friedenstein. Gotha: Christoph Reyher, [1678].

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    GOTHA 1678 -- Wolverdiente Ehren-Seule dem weyland Durchläuchtigsten Fürsten und Herrn Herrn Ernst Hertzogen zu Sachsen, Jülich, Cleve und Bergk... Aufgerichtet zum Friedenstein. Gotha: Christoph Reyher, [1678].

    2o (404 x 268 mm). Engraved additional title, large engraved folding portrait and 8 engraved (7 double-page) plates by JACOB SANDRART. 19th-century half morocco and green marbled boards (rubbed).

    "ONE OF THE GREAT MEMORIAL VOLUMES OF THE BAROQUE" (Jantz) illustrated with a fine series of plates by the Nuremberg engraver JACOB SANDRART (1630-1708), including the large portrait of ERNST I (1601-1675) Duke of Sachsen-Gotha-Altenburg, who is commemorated in this volume. Other plates include: the Duke lying-in-state, the court attending the funeral orations in the courtyard of the Friedenstein castle in Gotha, the long funeral procession, the decorated sarcophagus, and 3 medals. The volume ends with a poem by KASPAR VON STIELER (1632-1707) "Hoch-Fürstlichen Ehren-Altar," "a giant-sized poem of 616 rhymed trochaic eight-beat lines" (Faber du Faur). Berlin 3111; BMC/STC 17th century German W-1222; Faber du Faur 347a; Jantz 3357; Lipperheide Sbe 8; Ruggueri 970; Vinet 734.


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