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    Ridolfi, A. Bernardino [fl. 1789, Chamberlain of Pope Pius VI]; Pius VI [1717-1799]; Morghen, Raphael [1758-1833]; and Volpato, Giovanni [1735-1803]; Tofanelli, Stephano [1752-1812], engravers. IN FUNERE CAROLI III HISPANIAR. REGIS CATHOLICI ORATIO [FUNERAL ORATION IN HONOUR OF CHARLES III, KING OF SPAIN; DEDICATED TO CHARLES IV, KING OF SPAIN]. Parma: Giambattista Bodoni, 1789. Limited. Folio; good+/none; red quarter-bound leather spine with gilt faux binding and no text; red paper boards w/no text; ex libris, bookplate; endpapers, green marbling; shelf wear and bumping; water stained throughout; viii, 29 pp.; illus., frontispiece by Raphael Morghen after S. Tofanelli with tissue guard; five allegorical pieces, some with head and tail coin motifs referencing the king in profile and the royal crest; two illustrated initials; this work, printed by Giambattista Bodoni [1740-1813] at the peak of his fame, features his distinctive and beautiful type style which became the forerunner of all modern type faces; all edges, chipping and wear; else very good; ---TEXT IN LATIN.


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2014
    14th Thursday
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