Lot 351

Fete Book.-

[Venuti (Niccolo Marcello) Esequie di Luigi I Cattolico Re delle Spagne, Celebrata in Firenze nella Chiese di S. Maria Novella] & Boccadiferro (Camillo Antonio) Delle Lodi di Luigi Cattolico Re delle Spagne..., 2 parts in 1, lacking first title, 5 folding engraved plates by Ferdinando Ruggieri, a few small tears without loss, one repaired, some staining and marking, small stamp of H.Garriod at foot of first p., bookplate of Carolina Mariani, contemporary limp vellum, rubbed and marked, 4to, Florence, Stamperia di S.A.R. per li Tartini e Franchi, 1724.

*** The funerary celebrations of the 17-year-old King Louis I of Spain (1707-1724), who became king on the abdication of his father Phillip V as part of a cunning plan to become king of France. Louis died of smallpox, however, after only 7 months, and his father was forced to re-take the Spanish crown instead.

Estimate: £200-£300