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    Carlo d'Aquino. Sacra Exequialia in funere Jacob II. Magnae Britanniae regis exhibita ab eminentiss. et reverendiss. pricipe Carolo Sanctae Romanae Ecclesiae Cardinali Barberino in Templo sui Tituli Sancti Laurentii in Lucina. Rome: Typis Barberinis for Dominico Antonio Hercules, 1702. First edition. Small folio. (2), B-L2, (4), 5-43. 1-43 pages. Three (of four) folding plates and 15 single page plates, lacks one folding (James's catafalque). Plates by Alexander Specchi after Sebatiano Cipriani. Nineteenth century calf over marbled boards with gilt stamped spine. Edges of the boards worn with some scuffing and additional creasing to boards. Spine and front free endpaper with stamp of "Birkbeck Library". End papers and inside of boards with browned corners. Bookplate of William 4th (?), with lion and unicorn on plate (Parkins and Heath on bookplate). Overall, nice copy. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
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    The memorial service in Rome for James II (1633-1701), King of England, Scotland and Ireland, in the church of San Lorenzo in Lucina in Rome. The single page plates are of an emblematic character, emphasizing the virtues of James II and the happiness of the final period of his life under the protection of the Pope; three of these incorporate bird's eye views of London, Paris, and Rome. D'Aquino's oration is printed at end. Plates by Alexander Specchi after Sebatiano Cipriani.

    Berlin 3328; icognara 1486; Ruggieri 1012; Vinet 753; Watanabe 977.

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    Auction Dates
    August, 2015
    5th Wednesday
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