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

    12 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 367

    PARIS 1747 -- Fête publique donnée par la ville de Paris a l'occasion du marriage de Monseigneur le Dauphin Le 13. Fevrier 1747. [Paris, 1747].

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    PARIS 1747 -- Fête publique donnée par la ville de Paris a l'occasion du marriage de Monseigneur le Dauphin Le 13. Fevrier 1747. [Paris, 1747].

    2o (640 x 478 mm). Text within engraved ornamental borders by LE LORRAIN. Engraved title-page, allegorical frontispiece, and 7 double-page engraved plates by JEAN JACQUES FLIPART, PIERRE FRANçOIS TARDIEU, N. LE MIRE, and MARTIN MARVIE after MICHEL-ANGE SLODTZ, JACQUES FRANçOIS BLONDEL, and ANTOINE BENOIST (some dampstaining). Modern half morocco, marbled boards.

    A description of the wedding festivities held in Paris in February 1747 for LOUIS, Dauphin of France, and his second wife MARIA JOSEPHA (1731-1767), Princess of Saxony. The text provides details of the elaborate celebration organized by order of Louis XV, King of France, and included balls, musicial performances, illuminations, processions, and fireworks. The plates illustrate the five elaborate chariots built for the procession, as well as the the fireworks apparati erected in the place de l'Hotel de Ville. Berlin 3017; Cohen-de Ricci 393; Lipperheide Sg 22; Millard French 27; Vinet 523; Watanabe 2125.


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