12 June 2009
PIACENZA 1764 -- BAJARDI, Girolamo. Relazione de' funerali solenni celebrati nella chiesa de' R.R. P.P. Cappuccini di' Borgo San Donnino Per Ordine di Sua Altezza Serenissima La Signora Principessa Enrichetta d'Este... Il. Ser.mo Signore Principe Leopoldo Langravio d'Hassia Darmstadt. Piacenza: Andrea Bellici Salvoni, 1764.
4o (280 x 209 mm). Title printed in red and black. Engraved vignette by PIETRO PERFETTI, folding plate by Perfetti after ANTONIO FERRARI. (Some light soiling in upper margin of title.)
Bajardi describes the obsequies held in Piacenza upon the death of LEOPOLDO D'ASSIA-DARMSTADT, organized by his wife Enrichetta d'Este. The plates shows the large catafalque surmounted by a canopy erected for the occasion. The author was the Bishop of Borgo San Donnino from 1753 until his death in 1775.
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