20 November 2003
MARIA CLEMENTINA (1702-35) -- Parentalia Mariae Clementinae Magn. Brit[an]. Franc. et Hibern. Regin. Jusu Clementis XII. Pont. Max. Rome: Giovanni Maria Salvioni, 1736.
2° (416 x 293mm). Parallel text in Latin and italian. Engraved title, 2 folding engraved plates, 9 vignettes and 6 initials, extra-illustrated with an engraved folding plate of memorial erected to Maria Klementyna. (Plates with repaired tears and expertly backed onto linen, A2 with 100mm. repaired tear to outer blank margin.) Late 19th-century blue morocco by Riviere & Son gilt, covers with triple fillet border, spine in three unequal compartments with raised bands, lettered in the second, the first and third compartments with repeat decoration tooled in gilt, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, gilt edges (light scuffing to extremities). Provenance: Sir William Augustus Fraser, 4th Baronet (1826-1898, armorial bookplate) -- Alexander Meyrick Broadley (bookplate, dated 1895).
The first plate was re-worked and re-used for a similar work describing the funeral of Prince James Edward in 1766 (see lot 135). The additional plate of the monument by Pietro Bracci now in St. Peter's, Rome, is engraved by Rocco Pozzi after Filippo Barigioni. Berlin Kat 3255; Cicognara 1502; Vinet 755.
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