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

    12 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 538

    WOLFENBÜTTEL 1643 -- GORSKY, Martin. Arbustum vel Arboretum Augustaeum, Aeternitati ac domui Augustae Selenianae sacrum, satum autem & educatum. Wolfenbüttel: Johann und Heinrich Ster, 1650.

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    WOLFENBÜTTEL 1643 -- GORSKY, Martin. Arbustum vel Arboretum Augustaeum, Aeternitati ac domui Augustae Selenianae sacrum, satum autem & educatum. Wolfenbüttel: Johann und Heinrich Ster, 1650.

    2o (306 x 192 mm). 2 engraved titles and 45 engraved plates (26 full-page, one double-page and 5 folding) many by KONRAD BUNO. (Lower margin of one folding plate reinforced). Contemporary vellum. Provenance: Ernst August Duke of Cumberland (inkstamp on titles).

    FIRST EDITION, with the first issue title. Celebrations related to the life of Duke AUGUST ZU BRAUNSCHWEIG AND LüNEBURG (1579-1666), his return to Wolfenbüttel in 1643, his marriage, the birth of his children, and the death of family members. "This vastly extensive book of tribute contains numerous poems in German and Latin by nearly three hundred contributors, among them Johann Valentin Andreae (48 pieces), Justus Georg Schottel (31 pieces), Georg Philipp Harsdörffer (21 pieces) Sigmund von Birken (12 pieces). Further poems by Moscherosch, Christoph Colerus, Johann Heermann, Andreas Tscherning, Johann Theodor von Tschech, as well as numerous pieces by the editor Gosky and members of his family" (Faber du Faur 836). Sammler Fürst Gelehrter Herzog August zu Braunschweig Lüneburg Exhibition cataloge, Wolfenbüttel 1979 - 480 (and 150, 151 for two of the plates).


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