12 June 2009
PARMA 1746 -- BALESTRIERI, Piero Giovanni. Dimostrazioni di giubilo fatte dalla città di Parma Per lo mezzo de' Signori Anziani, e Deputati del Pubblico in occasione, che si diede il solenne felice giuramento di fedeltà da questo stato alla sacra reale Maestà Cattolica di Elisabetta Farnese di Borbone. Parma: Giuseppe Rosati, 1746.
4o (282 x 202 mm). Title, section titles and divisional headlines printed in red and black. Engraved folding plate of the catafalque by JOSEPH PATRINI after MAURITIUS LOTICI, woodcut head- and tail-pieces. Colored gilt-blocked floral paper boards (some very minor wear).
This festival was held in Parma for the city to express its loyalty to ELIZABETH FARNESE (1692-1766), Duchess of Parma, second wife of Phillip V, King of Spain, upon her husband's death. Berlin 3079; Watanabe 1134.
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