Ragguaglio delle nozze delle maestà di Filippo Quinto, e di Elisabetta Farnese, nata principessa di Parma re cattolici delle Spagne, solennemente celebrate in Parma l'anno 1714. Parma: Stamperia di S.A.S., 1717.
Folio (314 x 206 mm). 115 pp. Woodcut initial and tailpiece. Engraved allegorical frontispiece, and 5 large folding engraved plates. Period speckled calf, raised bands, gilt in compartments. Cockling to leaves, small tear to fold at inner margin of 3 plates just touching image, tear to inner margin of Vatican delegation plate extending approx 40 mm into image, very pale old dampstain to final plate.
Provenance: Property of a California educational institution.
MAGNIFICENTLY ILLUSTRATED FÊTE BOOK CELEBRATING THE NUPITALS OF PHILIP V OF SPAIN AND ELIZABETH FARNESE AT PARMA CATHEDRAL. First edition. The largest of the plates [892 x 617 mm] shows the entry into Parma of the hundreds-strong Vatican delegation of Cardinal Gozzadini, Bishop of Imola. The four others depict the decorated exterior of the cathedral; the decorated interior, with draperies and allegorical emblems; the wedding ceremony; and an architectural plan of the cathedral.