Nov 06, 2014 - Sale 2364

Sale 2364 - Lot 322

Price Realized: $ 5,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
(MEXICO--1725.) Villerias, José de. Llanto de las estrellas al ocaso del Sol anochecido en el oriente: Solemnes exequias, que . . . Don Luis I. Folding plate, armorial frontispiece, plus 34 plates featuring small engravings over verse. [7], 143 leaves. 4to, 19th century full calf with blind-stamped emblems, boards detached; plate with repaired tears and backed with cloth; bookplates on front pastedown. In modern cloth folding case. México: Joseph Bernardo de Hogal, 1725

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An account of the memorial ceremonies held in México in honor of King Luis I (1707-1724), who died of smallpox just seven months after attaining the throne. An early production from Hogal, a leading printing house of mid-18th century México. Medina, México 2838; Palau 369483; no other copies known at auction since 1869. Provenance: William Stirling (bookplate and family motto "Gang Forward" blind-stamped on cover); Paul and Marianne Gourary Collection of Illustrated Fete Books; their Christie's sale, 12 June 2009, lot 253.