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

    12 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 316

    NUREMBERG 1650 -- KLAI, Johann (1616-1656). Irene das ist, Vollständige Aussbildung Dess zu Nürnberg geschlossenen Friedens 1650. Mit vielen feyrlichen Begengnissen, Gastmalen, Feuerwercken, Musicen und andern deckwirdigen Begebenheiten. - Geburtstag Dess Friedens. Nuremberg: Wolfgang Endter, 1650

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    NUREMBERG 1650 -- KLAI, Johann (1616-1656). Irene das ist, Vollständige Aussbildung Dess zu Nürnberg geschlossenen Friedens 1650. Mit vielen feyrlichen Begengnissen, Gastmalen, Feuerwercken, Musicen und andern deckwirdigen Begebenheiten. - Geburtstag Dess Friedens. Nuremberg: Wolfgang Endter, 1650

    2 parts in one volume, small 4o (190 x 156 mm). 2 engraved titles and 7 engraved folding plates (second part with dampstaining at end). Contemporary vellum, cloth ties (rebacked with vellum, some staining). Provenance: Vorau, Stiftsbibliothek (paper shelf labels).

    CELEBRATING PEACE AFTER THIRTY YEARS OF WAR. In the "Westphalian Peace" of Osnabrück and Münster the Thirty year war came to an end. Important questions, such as the withdrawal of troops, were still unresolved. After several attempts, the questions were finally settled in Nuremberg between April 1649-July 1650. The work by Klai celebrates and describes this peace settlement and the festivities in a very poetic way. The engraved plates of town squares, interiors and fireworks illustrate these events. Two plates are signed by LUCAS SCHNITZLER. Berlin 2834; Harold Jantz 1492; Lipperheide Sm 5.


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