[Staphylus, Friedrich]. Aigentliche, unnd warhaffte Beschreibung, weß bey der herrlichen Besingknuß, so [...] Kaiser Ferdinand etc. jrer May. lieben Brüder unnd Herrn Kayser Carlen dem fünfften [...] am 24. und 25. Februarii, des 59. Jars, zu Augspurg [...] gehalten, sich allenthalben [...] zugetragen [...].

(Dillingen, Sebald Mayer), 1559.

4to. (24) ff. (last blank). With large title woodcut (catafalque, signed C.S.) and one heraldic woodcut initials. Papered spine.

 650.00

One of two printings of the first German edition; a report by the Imperial councillor Staphylus about the exequies, funeral procession and festivities arranged at Augsburg in February 1559 by Ferdinand I, following the death of Emperor Charles V at the monastery of San Jerónimo de Yuste in September 1558. First published as "De exequiis Caroli V. quas Ferdinandus freatri suo carissimo Augustae Vindelicorum fecit fieri" (Augsburg 1559). Charles had abdicated in 1556 in favour of his brother Ferdinand.

Dusty and with edge defects; one large tear restored with Japanese paper. Rare.

VD 16, ZV 14661; cf. E 707. BMC German 300. Bucher (Dillingen) 111.

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