[Charles VI]. Erklärung des Ihro Röm. Kayserl. und Königl.-Katholischen Majestät Carolo VI [...] Leich-Besingnus [...].

[Vienna], no publisher, [ca. 1740].

Folio. (8) pp. With folding engraved frontispiece and 2 engraved plates.

(Bound with) II: Lob-Rede dem Heiligen Henrico Gebohrenen Hertzogen aus Bayren, nachmahls römischen Kaysern, zu Ehren eingerichtet [...]. 24 pp.

III: Ehren-Rede dem grossen Geist Caroli VI. Weyland Römischen Kaysers [...]. Ibid., Johann Ignatz Heyinger, 1741. (2), 36 pp. With an engraved headpiece and inital.

IV: Trauer-Rede über den tödtlichen Hintritt Caroli VI [...]. Ibid., Leopold Johann Kaliwoda, no date. (2), 36 pp. With an engraved headpiece and initial.

V: Leich- und Lob-Rede Wilhelminae Amaliae [...]. Ibid., Heyinger, 1742. 40 pp.

VI: Panegyricus de serenissimi archi-ducis Caroli [...]. Ibid., Kaliwoda, 1745. (28) pp. With an engraved headpiece, inital and tailpiece. Later full cloth.


Anthology comprising 5 eulogies for the late Emperor Charles VI. Illustrations include his mausoleum, the elaborate décor of his castrum doloris, and vanitas motifs. 2 castra doloris were set up in Charles's honour in Vienna, one at the Augustinians' church in 1740, another at St. Michael's in 1741. The artists include Franz Anton Danne, Gustav Adolph Müller, and Johann Christoph Winkler.

In addition, the volume includes an encomium of Emperor Henry III (1016-1056), held at Vienna's St. Stephen's cathedral on 12 July 1739.

Spine partly torn off; covers a little rubbed; extremities lightly bumped. Interior sound; first half a little wormed near the gutter.

A testimonial to the impressive funerary rites held for members of the Imperial dynasty.

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