The work is a scholarly dissertation on the use of crowns in ancient times, of which it presents a vast repertoire of classical quotations: “The crown is a head ornament that shows great joy, compassion, excellent customs, ingenuity, and doctrine, virtue and strength in victory and happiness, therefore the greatest honours among men” (from the introduction).
Frontispiece engraved in copper. Typographical title page with a tortoise and the motto “qui va piano...”.
> Graesse, V, 148. Brunet, IV, 404, quotes a later edition. Work not listed by Piantanida.
The Italian Carlo Pasquali (or Pascale), Latinised as Carolus Paschalius, scholar and antiquarian (Cuneo, 1547-1625). Nephew of Gian Luigi, burned alive on a charge of heresy in 1560, his protector. After the death of Luigi, he moved to France, where he worked for printer Plantin and got the protection of diplomat Guy de Faur de Pibrac.
He became naturalised French as Paschal or Pascal, he was ambassador to London and advocate general of the Parliament of Rouen.
Book from the prestigious library of Juan Cruz de Unamuno, of which remains a signature on the title page, great-uncle of the well-known philosopher Miguel de Unamuno (author, for example, of "The Sphinx", "The Truth", "The Fog"). Juan Cruz was the owner of the family pastry shop "La Vergaresa" in Bilbao, described by his grandson in the pages dedicated to family memories.
Old full leather binding, ribbed spine, golden titles and lines on red Morocco leather bands. Signs of wear on the spine, sturdy 17th-century binding, strong handmade paper, and well inked nice images. Pp. (8); 730; (38 nn). Chalcographic cartouches and drop caps. Work originally dedicated to Henry IV of Navarre.
Caroli Paschalii regis in sacro consistorio consiliarii et apud Rhaetos legati Coronae. Opus X. libris distinctum; quibus res omnis coronaria e priscorum eruta & collecta monumentis continentur.
Lugduni Batavorum, ex Officina Joannis a Gelder
- Number of Books
- Heraldry, History
- Author/ Illustrator
- Carolus Paschalius
- Book Title
- Regis in consistorio consiliarii et apud Rhaetos legati Coronae
- Publication year oldest item
- Illustrated Edition
- Original language
- Lugduni Batavorum, ex Officina Joannis a Gelder
- Binding/ Material
- tipped in plates
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- 192×132 mm