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    Rare Panegyric Book Celebrating the Life of Swedish General Johannis Christophoro Konigsmarcho

    Alexander Julius Torquatus a Frangipani. Panegyricus Aeternatura Gloriae... Johannis Christophoro Konigsmarcho: [Including the Gnomoglyphia; Arcus Triumphales & Mausolaeum Sepulchrale, & Lachrymae Regales sections.] [Amsterdam?]: N.P., 1663. First edition. Tall folio. ¹4, A-R2, 2¹1 (t.p), A-F2, 3¹9. [8], 67, [40] pages. Extra engraved title page and section title by Jan van Visscher after designs by Torquatus, engraved title page, engraved arms, portrait of Konigsmark by Jan von Meurs, four large folding plates by Gerrit van Feneam after Torquatus, twelve large emblematic text engravings. Circa 19th century half vellum over marbled boards, title in gilt on red leather label, old description pasted to inner cover, bookplate of C. G. Platen, signature of Magus Laurentii Stahl on engraved title page, marginal repairs to letterpress title page, and margins of portrait, folds of three large folding plates with verso supports on folds, minor foxing. A handsome copy. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
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    Rare, beautiful panegyric book issued to celebrate the life, and commemorate the death of Hans Christoff von Konigsmarck (1605-1663) Swedish General of the Thirty Years War. "..war ein guter Offizier und ein vorzuglicher Organisator, eine Eigenschaft, die er bei der Neueinrichtung der schwed. Verwaltung in Bremen und Verden bewies...Er galt als einer der reichsten Manner seiner Zeit" [NDB 12,360.] Possibly printed in Amsterdam (cf. Thieme-Becker under Fenaem), Antwerp (cf. British museum cat.), Slesvig or Kiel (cf. Moller, J. Cimbria literata. Havniae, 1744. v. 2, p. 894). Berlin Cat. 3169. Warmholtz XIII, 7357. Praz 195. Graesse IV,39. OCLC: 41325854 (incomplete). RLIN: CJPA89-B13250 (2 copies).

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    October, 2014
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