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Festival Book. Description des Festes données par la ville de Paris, à l'occasion du mariage de Madame Louise-Elisabeth [..]

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Festival Book. Description des Festes données par la ville de Paris, à l'occasion du mariage de Madame Louise-Elisabeth [..]
 
Description des Festes données par la ville de Paris, à l'occasion du mariage de Madame Louise-Elisabeth de France, & de Dom Philippe, Infant & Grand Amiral d'Espagne.
Paris, P.G. Le Mercier, 1740

Plano. Attractive contemporary binding with the coat of arms of the city of Paris in the center of the covers, red Moroccan, gilt ornaments, on the covers frame of palmettes and double-fillet and garlands frame with lily flowers at the corners, raised bands with lily flowers, arms in the center, inner dentelle, gilt edges. Pages 2 with the Title-page, 22. Large vignette at the Title-page, illustrated head-piece, 13 large plates engraved in copper by J.-F. Blondel, of which 8 double-page. Slight defects to the binding, internally excellent state of conservation.

Condition Report

Beautiful original edition, magnificently illustrated. The work describes the sumptuous 
festivities, likely the most spectacular of the 18th century, were held before the young Dauphine left France to be officially married to Philip in Spain. A large number of architects and craftsmen, led by Jean-Nicolas Servan, designed and built the decorations. Millard: “The illustrations show the entire spectacle on the Seine between the Pont-Neuf and the Pont Royal as follows: the structure for the fireworks on the Pont-Neuf and the new terrace; the octagon 'island' for the musicians designed by Jean-Jerome Servandoni in the centre of the Seine; the eight marine 'monsters' surrounding the island; a plan of the superstructures built along the banks of the Seine to accommodate the viewers; and the Throne Loge in the form of a baldocchino attached to the Louvre, in which the royal couple could view the spectacle. In addition, the water jousting and floating illuminations and the ball given at the Hôtel de Ville for the couple are described”. The plates are engraved by Jacques-François Blondel on drawings by the architects who designed the celebration apparatus; particularly spectacular is the plate number 9, on a double page, which shows the fireworks over the river.
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