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

    12 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 299

    NAPLES 1707-- [VICO, Giovanni Battista]. Publicum Caroli Sangrii et Josephi Capycii Nobilum Neapolitanorum funus. Naples: Felice Mosca, 1708.

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    NAPLES 1707-- [VICO, Giovanni Battista]. Publicum Caroli Sangrii et Josephi Capycii Nobilum Neapolitanorum funus. Naples: Felice Mosca, 1708.

    2o (315 x 210 mm). 3 engraved plates by FRANCESCO DE GRADO after CRISTOFORO SCOR. and 14 engravings of emblems and numerous typographical ornaments in text. (Light marginal dampstaining, some light soiling.) Modern paper boards.

    The Neapolitan philosopher Giovanni Battista Vico's account of the celebration commemorating the translation of the remains of CARLO DI SANGRO and GIUSEPPE CAPECA, two anti-Spanish rebels, to the Church of San Domenico Maggiore in Naples. Di Sangro had died in a battle with the governmental police in 1701 and Capeca was beheaded the following year. When the Austrians occupied Naples in 1707, the two men were proclaimed martyrs and funeral services were arranged for them on 23-24 February 1708 by order of the viceroy, Count Wierich von Daun.

    [With:]

    NAPLES 1730 -- Funerali nelle morte del Signor Duca D. Gaetano Argento Reggente della Real Cancellaria, Presidente del S.R.C. e Gran Veceprotonotario del Regno di Napoli, celebrati Nella real Chiesa di S. Giovanni a Carbonara. Naples: Felice Mosca, 1731.

    2o (303 x 212 mm). Engraved portrait, 3 large folding plates by FERDINANDO STRINA after FERDINANDO SAN FELICE. Later mottled calf antique (endpapers renewed).

    An extensive and finely printed work published on the occasion of the death of GAETANO ARGENTO (1661-1730), an official in the Neapolitan government. There are numerous poetical contributions in his honor by the foremost Neapolitan writers of the period. Other contributions are found in Hebrew, Greek, Arabic and Syriac. Fausto Niccolini referred to it as one of the "most magnificent miscellany printed in Naples throughout the eighteenth century." Lipperheide Si 38. (2)


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