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

    12 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 180

    HANNOVER 1727 -- FOERSTER, Nikolaus. Umständliche Beschreibung der Hannoverischen Freuden-Bezeugungen an dem hohen Crönungs-Tage Georgs des Andern, Königs von Gross-Britannien und Carolinen Wilhelminen, Königin von Gross-Britannien Im Jahr 1727, den 11.-21. October. Hannover: Nikolaus Förster and son, 1728.

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    HANNOVER 1727 -- FOERSTER, Nikolaus. Umständliche Beschreibung der Hannoverischen Freuden-Bezeugungen an dem hohen Crönungs-Tage Georgs des Andern, Königs von Gross-Britannien und Carolinen Wilhelminen, Königin von Gross-Britannien Im Jahr 1727, den 11.-21. October. Hannover: Nikolaus Förster and son, 1728.

    2o, (297 x 213 mm). Title printed in red and black, 49 engraved plates including double-page or folding. Contemporary red morocco gilt, roll-tooled outer border, a central panel of double fillets, outer corners stamped with gilt fleur-de-lys, inner corners with royal monogram, spine in seven compartments each stamped with monogram (rebacked old spine laid down, light wear to corners).

    The coronation in 1727 of KING GEORGE II (1683-1730) and QUEEN CAROLINE (1683-1737) of Brandenburg-Ansbach, was one of the most magnificent of British crownings. The coronation was celebrated in Hanover, the royal couple was represented by Frederick Louis, Prince of Wales (1707-1751). The festival included fireworks, triumphal arches and the unveiling of over 100 emblematic paintings. The plates are after JOHANN ANTON VON KLYHER (fl. 1712-1727) and GEORG PAUL BUSCH (d. 1729). Berlin 2888.


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