FESTIVALS. - Description of the celebrations... - Lot 20 - Giquello & Associés

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FESTIVALS. - Description of the celebrations... - Lot 20 - Giquello & Associés
FESTIVALS. - Description of the celebrations given by the city of Paris, on the occasion of the Marriage of Madame Louise-Elisabeth of France, & of Dom Philippe, Infant & Grand Admiral of Spain, on August 29 & 30, 1739. Paris, De l'Imprimerie de P. G. Le Mercier, 1740, large folio, marbled calf, small gilt lace, fleur-de-lis at the corners, gilt coat of arms in the center, spine decorated with fleurs-de-lis, interior roulette, gilt edges (Period binding). Ruggieri, n°570 - Vinet, n°519. - Watanabe, Festivals & Ceremonies, n°2078. First edition of this superb festival book. The illustration consists of a vignette with the arms of Paris on the title, a large headband representing the joust on the Seine, and 13 plates engraved by Blondel, 8 of which are folding: the spectacular view of the decorations, illuminations and fireworks of the festival on the Seine on the evening of August 29, 1739 is famous for this. Copy with the arms of the city of Paris. Ex-libris Robert Dumont in Roubaix. Missing one of the two plates of small boats (12 of 13). Slight foxing in the margins, small crack without missing at the foot of one plate, marginal wetness to two or three plates. Binding restored at the hinges and the upper cover, lower cover damaged.
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