Lot 350

Fete –Book.- Farfán (Fernando de la Torre)

Fiestas de la Santa Iglesia Metropolitana, y Patriarcal de Sevilla…, engraved allegorical frontispiece with the portrait of King Fernando III  by Matias de Arteaga and Francisco de Herrera the Younger after Bartolomè Esteban Murillo, woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces, printed side notes, 13 engraved plates (8 folding), only of 21, by Matias de Arteaga, Luisa Morales, Lucas Valdes, Francisco Herrera, Juan de Valdes Leal, depicting monuments, ephemeral constructions of Seville and emblems, substantial repairs to folds, numeration of pp. 105-106 repeated three times, wanting *3, A5, CC5, p. 25 not printed, light browning, heavy damp staining and some dust soiling throughout, some worm holing, library stamp to title, contemporary ownership inscriptions in Spanish, contemporary limp vellum, title inked to spine, remains of ties, joints splitting, soiled, [Palau y Dulcet (2. ed.), n. 335597], folio, Seville, Nicolàs Rodriguez, 1671. 

*** The work was commissioned by the council of the Cathedral of Seville, on the occasion of the celebrations held in Seville in 1671 for the canonization of King Ferdinand III of Castile.

Estimate: £200-£300