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    Sale 2178

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

    12 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 209

    LIMA 1789 -- RICO, Juan. Reales exequias que por el fallecimiento del Señor Don Carlos III Rey de España y de las Indias, mando celebrar en la ciudad de Lima, Capital del Peru. Lima: Imprenta Real de los Niños Expósitos, 1789.

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    LIMA 1789 -- RICO, Juan. Reales exequias que por el fallecimiento del Señor Don Carlos III Rey de España y de las Indias, mando celebrar en la ciudad de Lima, Capital del Peru. Lima: Imprenta Real de los Niños Expósitos, 1789.

    2o (286 x 200 mm). One engraved folding plate by VAZQUEZ (crudely repaired). Contemporary limp vellum.

    FIRST EDITION, reprinted in Madrid the following year without the folding plate. Rico describes the services held for CHARLES III (1716-1788), King of Spain, at the Cathedral in Lima in 1789 and also includes the funeral oration delivered by BERNARDO RUEDA. The large folding plate illustrates the catafalque elaborately decorated with allegorical statuary and numerous candelabra. Palau 267421; Ruggieri 1162.


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