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Lagrimas amantes de la Excelentissima Ciudad de Barcelona, con que Agradecida a las Reales Finezas, y Beneficios, demuestra su Amor, y su Dolor, en las Magnificas Exequias, que celebrò á las Amadas, y Venerables memorias du su difunto Rey y Señor, Don Carlos II [bound with] Oracion funebre. de Don Carlos II
1701 - Rare Spanish printing, for the funeral of Charles II. 1701 & 1700. Barcelona.Juan Pablo Marti. 4to (195 mm x 145 mm). 1 [blank], 12 ff., 272 pp., 14 ff., 1 [blank], 8 folding plates, that of the catafalque with several repaired tears crossing image, other plates with short tears, some pale browning and staining. Contemporary Spanish limp vellum, minor soiling. Provenance: Joanne Posa College (early inscription on front free endpaper). Provenance: Joanne Posa College (early inscription on front free endpaper). This unusual funeral ceremony for Charles II (1661-1700), King of Spain, contains texts done in calligrams, labyrinths and other graphically striking forms. These come beside more standard descriptions of the proceedings and the gigantic catafalque erected. In one, the text of the Latin distich "Mors rapuit Carolum" (Death has snatched Charles), the text is organized in a diamond-shaped pattern. The illustrations include the catafalque engraved by Francisco Gazan after Jos. Vives, one printed in red and black Palau 271658 (not mentioning the table at p.226). Salvá 355 (calling for 7 folding plates only). [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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