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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 171

    THE HAGUE 1746 -- Description des principales rejouissances, faites à la Haye, a l'occasion du couronnement de sa Majeste Imperiale François I. &c. &c. &c. Avec de belles planches, gravées par un des meilleurs Maîtres. The Hague: Anthony de Groot and Sons, 1747.

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    THE HAGUE 1746 -- Description des principales rejouissances, faites à la Haye, a l'occasion du couronnement de sa Majeste Imperiale François I. &c. &c. &c. Avec de belles planches, gravées par un des meilleurs Maîtres. The Hague: Anthony de Groot and Sons, 1747.

    2o (521 x 375 mm). Title page in French and Dutch, printed in black and red, descriptions of plates in French and Dutch in parallel columns. Engraved vignette on title-page, engraved headpiece, and 7 engraved plates by JAN CASPAR PHILIPS after M. SCHLUYMER. Quarter calf, flexible speckled paper boards (worn).

    In 1746, spectacular festivities were held in The Hague to celebrate the coronation of FRANCIS I (1708-1765), Holy Roman Emperor and Grand Duke of Tuscany, who had been elected to the Empire on 13 September 1745. The plates illustrate the fireworks displays, illuminations, and decorations for the ball held by Baron de Reischach on 19 January 1746 at the Hotel du Prince Maurice. Berlin 2964; Drugulin 4428; Vinet 688.


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