Description: [SPLENDID CEREMONY - MECHELEN]. Prael-treyn verrykt door ry-benden, praelwagens, zinne-beelden en andere oppronkingen toegeschikt aen het duyzend-jaerig jubilé van den … heyligen Rumoldus. Mechelen, J.-F. vander Elst, [1775?]. With engraved coat of arms, engraved headpiece, and 16 engraved plates (14 folding). With: (2) [SPLENDID CEREMONY - BRUSSELS]. Beschryvinge van de ry-bende ofte cavalcade, verciert met praelwagens … ter oorsaeke van het vier-honderd-jaerig jubilé van het alderheyligst sacrament van mirakel binnen Brussel den 16 en 29 julii 1770. Brussels, J. vanden Berghen, [1770]. With 5 numbered folding engraved plates. (3) [MEYER, Jean Thomas]. Beschryvinge van het zeven honderdjaerig jubilé van den heyligen Macarius. Ghent, Jean Meyer, [1767]. With 15 mostly folding engraved plates, including a large folding plate showing fireworks (36.5 x 48 cm). 3 works in 1 volume. 4to. Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine. € 7,500 Illustrated accounts of three grand public religious festivals in the Southern Netherlands. Ad 1 is a beautiful series of engravings celebrating the 1000-year jubilee of Saint Rumoldus. Ad 2 records a festival on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the Blessed Sacrament, organized by the Jesuit College in Brussels. And ad 3, finally, describes the 700-year Jubilee of Saint Macarius, who aided those suffering from the plague, celebrated in Ghent. Ad 1: tear in plate between pp. 20-21; some plates slightly frayed and browned; ad 2: original leaves cut out and mounted on larger paper; ad 3: browning throughout. Top of spine slightly damaged. Good copies. Ad 1: Bibliotheca Hulthemiana IV, 27864 (15 plates only); Berlin Kat. 3168 (15 plates only); ad 2: De Backer & Sommervogel II, cols. 295-296; Mennessier de la Lance I, p. 226; ad 3: Praz, p. 426; Berlin Kat. 3167; Landwehr, Emblem Books Low Countries 431.
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