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Funeral Oration for Lorenzo de Medici


[MEDICI, Lorenzo de] BIENATUS, Aurelius. Oratio in funere Laurentii de Medicis habita. [Milan, Philippus de Mantegatiss, c. 1492].

Rare, first edition of this funeral oration for Lorenzo de Medici, the greatest art patron of the Renaissance, delivered in Naples by a Sicilian Archbishop.
$18,500


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FIRST DESCRIPTION OF A ‘PINWHEEL’ FIREWORK
WITH A 37-PAGE SUPPLEMENT
NOT IN THE FIRST EDITION


[FIREWORKS] BLÜMEL, Johann Daniel / HÖCKELY, Michael, ed. Gründliche Anweisung z. Lust- Feuerwerkerey, besonders in denjenigen Stücken, die das Auge der Zuschauer am meisten erlustigen und in Verwunderung setzen…. Strasbourg, A. König, 1771.

Second augmented edition of Blümel’s practical guide to the manufacture and use of recreational fireworks with the addition of a 37-page supplement by Höckely not present in the first edition on indoor fireworks and one additional plate giving the first printed description of a pinwheel, or Catherine wheel firework.
$2,850


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A TYPOGRAPHICAL TOUR DE FORCE WITH MACARONICS & CALLIGRAMS


[FÊTES] / ROCABERTI, Joseph. Lagrimas Amantes de la Excellentissima Ciudad de Barcelona ... en las Magnificas Exequias, que celebrò á las Amadas, y Venerables memorias de su difunto Rey y Señor, Don Carlos II. Barcelona, Juan Pablo Marti for Francisco Barnola, 1701.

Scarce first edition of this curious funeral fête for Carlos II, generally regarded by posterity as the most stupid and ineffective of the Hapsburg kings of Spain, whose reign (1665-1700) saw the utter dismemberment of the kingdom by Louis XIV
$4,500


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