12 June 2009
ROME 1735 -- Parentalia Mariae Clementinae Magn. Britan. Fran., et Hibern. Regin. Jussu Clementis XII. Pont. Max. Rome: Giovanni Maria Salvioni at the Vatican Press, 1736.
2o (371 x 255 mm). Engraved title and two plates by BALTHASAR GABBUGGIANI after I.P. PANNINI after the design of FERDINAND FUGA (title with portion of verso reinforced and small hole.) (Some browning and pale dampstaining.) Contemporary vellum over pasteboard (a few stains).
MARIA CLEMENTINA SOBIESKI (1702-35) was the wife of James Stuart and mother of Charles Edward Louis Philip Casimir Stuart (1720-1788), aka "Bonnie Prince Charlie" and Henry Benedict Stuart (1725-1807), later known as the Cardinal Duke of York. She died young, at the age of 32 and was interred with full royal honors in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. The folding plates shows the extremely elaborate catafalque and decoration within the chuch and the procession. See also lot 444. Berlin 3255; Cicognara 1502; Vinet 755.
[Bound with:] FANO 1735 -- PAOLI, Sebastiano. Solenni esequie di Maria Clementina Sobieski Regina dell'Inghilterra celebrate nella Chiesa di S. Paterniano Infano Dall' Illmo, e Rmo Monsignor Giacomo Beni. Fano: Gaetano Fanelli, 1735. 2o. Title printed in red and black. 2 engraved plates of the interior of the church of S. Paternianus in Fano by T. CHAMERATA after M. MARESCHI. Provenance: Filippo Anguisola? (inscription on title). Funeral solemnities for Maria Clementina Sobieski in Fano on the 23rd of May 1735. Berlin 3256; Cicognara 1501.
[Bound with:] ROME 1740 -- Festa accademica di Lettere, e d'armi per la gloriosa Esaltazione al Trono Pontificio della santità di nostro Signore Benedetto XIV. Rome: Barnabò and Lazzarini, 1740. 2o. Engraved vignette on title, engraved portrait and folding plate. Provenance: Filippo Anguisola? (inscription on title). A celebration of the election to the papacy of BENEDICT XIV (Prospero Lorenzo Lambertini, 1675-1758). The very fine plate shows a perspective view of the theater erected in the Collegio Clementino in Rome for the occasion. The festivity was organized by the students at the college.
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