First edition of this rare book of festivities
relating the political and festive events
that took place in Seville from 1671 to 1746.
A precious and attractive copy
preserved in its first contemporary limp vellum binding.
From the library of the queen Amelia of Portugal.
Solis, Antoine de (1679-1764). [Zuniga, Lorenzo Bautista de]. Annales Eclesiasticos i Seglares Dela M.N. i M.L. Ciudadde de Sevilla Que comprehenden la Olimpiada, o Lustro de la Corte en ella.
S.l.n.d. [à la fin] Séville, D. Florencio Joseph de Blàs y Quesada, .
Folio [298 x 205 mm] of (1) l. for the frontispiece, (26) ll., 250 pp., 2 large folding plates.
Limp vellum, title written in ink on the first cover, ties, flat spine with the title handwritten in ink lengthwise. Contemporary Spanish binding.
First edition of this rare book of festivities relating the political, festive, etc. events that took place in Seville from 1671 to 1746.
Ternaux-Compans, Catalogue Raetzel, 670 ; De Backer & Sommervogel, VII, 1369.
The major part of the text is dedicated to the festivities organized in 1729 for the king’s visit.
It came out of the presses of the vicar Florencio Joseph de Blàs y Quesada († 1754), appointed principal printer of Seville in 1722, and who mostly edited religious texts like sermons, prayers, etc. (cf. Clara Palmiste, L’Organisation du commerce du livre à Séville au xviiièsiècle).
This edition is decorated with a beautiful architectural title-frontispiece engraved by Juan Fernandez, and 2 great folding plates engraved on copper and based on the Sevillian painter Pedro Tortolero (approx. 770 x 240 mm). The first shows the triumphal entrance of Philippe V in Seville on 3 February 1729, and the second illustrates the procession of the relics of saint Ferdinand III to the cathedral of Seville on 14 May 1729.
A precious and attractive copy, preserved in its first contemporary limp vellum binding.
Provenance : Library of the queen Amelia of Portugal, with her engraved armorial ex-libris.
Handwritten contemporary ex-libris at the foot of the title-frontispiece of Don Lope de Olloqui de Séville.
Small humid stamp repeated on the title-frontispiece and the last leaf.