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1571 entries of Charles IX and his wife Elisabeth, Archduchess of Austria, into Paris for her coronation. (Paris: March, 1571)
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Bref et sommaire recueil de ce qui a esté faict, [et] de l'ordre tenüe à la ioyeuse [et] triumphante entree de tres-puissant ... prince Charles IX. de ce nom ... en sa bonne ville [et] cité de Paris .... Avec le couronnement de ... princesse Madame Elizabet d'Austriche son espouse .... (Paris, 1572)
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  Printers_device
Title_page Hand illustrated and gilt.
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  Privilege
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  Poem "Sur l'entrée du roy faicte en sa bonne ville de Paris" by Estienne Pasquier.
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  Poem Two Greek poems by Jean Dorat.
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  Poem "In commentarium descriptionis pomparum [et] spectaculorum regi Carolo IX [et] reginae Elisabetæ Austriæ ... ingressibus" by Jean Dorat.
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  Poem Sonnet addressed to Bouquet by Ronsard.
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  Poem Sonnet by the author.
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  Section "Bref recueil et sommaire de ce qui a esté faict ...".
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  Section "Argument"
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  Triumphal_Arch The "avant-portail" at the Porte Saint Denis. Francus and Pharamond at the top of the arch; figures of Majesty and Victory beneath.
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  Poem Forty-two lines of verse by Ronsard telling the story of Francus and Pharamond. Bouquet explains that these were intended for the arch, but there was not enough space.
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  Woodcut of the arch at the Porte Saint Denis.
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  Garden Bower constructed at the Porte Saint Denis.
Statue At the Fontaine de Ponceau. Gallia holding up a map of France; Lucretia, Artemisia, Camilla and Cloelie at her feet.
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  Poem Four poems on the devices of Lucretia, Artemisia, Camilla and Cloelie by Monsieur de Faur, Seigneur de Pybrac, conseiller du roy.
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  Woodcut of the statue of Gallia at the Fontaine de Ponceau.
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  Triumphal_Arch At the Porte aux Peintres. Henri II betwen two columns and as Hercules;Cadmus sowing the dragon's teeth; an urn supported by four children; figures of Virtue and Fortune; two-headed Mercury of Egypt.
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  Woodcut of the arch at the Porte aux Peintres.
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  Poem Latin poem by Jean Dorat on the triumphal arch at the Porte aux Peintres.
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  Statue Juno with a rainbow.
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  Poem Sonnet by Ronsard inscribed on the statue of Juno.
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  Woodcut of the statue of Juno.
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  Statue In front of the Fontaine de Saint Innocent. Hymen
Poem Sonnet by Ronsard inscribed on the statue of Hymen.
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  Woodcut of the statue of Hymen at the Fontaine de Saint Innocent.
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  Perspective At the Port de Paris. Timor and Pudor, Pietate and Iustitia, Felicitas and Abondacia.
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  Woodcut of the perspective at the Port de Paris.
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  Triumphal_Arch At the Pont Notre Dame. Dolphins and crabs; the Marne and the Seine; Castor and Pollux.
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  The arch at the Pont Notre Dame.
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  Procession On the 16th March at Saint Denis.
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  A member of a group of young men, children of the merchants of Paris.
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  Chariot Presented to the King by the city. Cybil accompanied by Neptune, Pluto and Juno.
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  Coronation
Title_page "C'est l'ordre et forme qui a este tenu au sacre [et] couronnement de tres-haute ... princesse madame Elizabet ... ." This section of the book describes the entry of Elisabeth into Paris and her coronation on 25th March, 1571.
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  Procession From the Queen's chamber to the church.
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  Mass Coronation mass said by the cardinals of Bourbon and of Guise.
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  Entry Of the Queen into Paris.
Section "L'ordre tenu a l'entrée de tres-haute [et] tres-chrestienne princesse madame Elizabet d'Austriche royne de France."
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  Gate A "portail a la rustique" at the Porte Saint Denis. Pepin, ancient King of France, and Charlemagne; Gallia and Germania.
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  The gate at the Porte Saint Denis.
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  Statue Erected at the Fontaine du Ponceau. The Three Graces
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  At the Fontaine du Ponceau.
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  Triumphal_Arch At the Porte au Peintre.
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  Statue Juno holding a Gordian knot.
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  The silver statue of Juno in front of the Sepulchre.
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  The golden statue of Saturn at the Fontaine Saint Innocent.
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  Procession
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  Banquet At the "maison episcopale" of Notre Dame, decorated for the banquet with gold and silver tapestries and paintings illustrating a tale from the Greek poet Nonus.
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  Showpiece_confectionery Six scenes from the life of Minerva, represented in sugar.
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  Poem "Au roy congratulation de la paix faite par sa maiesté entre ses subiectz l'vnziesme iour d'aoust, 1570." By Estienne Pasquier.
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Festival:
1571 entries of Charles IX and his wife Elisabeth, Archduchess of Austria, into Paris for her coronation.

Date:
March, 1571

City:
Paris

Participants:
Charles IX (1550-1574), King of France
Elisabeth (1554-1592), Archduchess of Austria, m. Charles IX, King of France

Dynasty:
Valois

Performers/artisans:
Ronsard, Pierre de (Organiser)
Dorat, Jean (Organiser)
Dell'Abbate, Niccolo (Artist)
Pilon, Germain (Sculptor)
Le Conte, Charles (Carpenter)
D'Angers, Pierre (Painter)
Book details

Title:
Bref et sommaire recueil de ce qui a esté faict, [et] de l'ordre tenüe à la ioyeuse [et] triumphante entree de tres-puissant ... prince Charles IX. de ce nom ... en sa bonne ville [et] cité de Paris .... Avec le couronnement de ... princesse Madame Elizabet d'Austriche son espouse ....

Alternative title:
C'est l'ordre et forme qui a este tenu au sacre [et] couronnement de tres-haute ... princesse Madame Elizabet d'Austriche roine de France: faict en l'eglise de l'abbaie Sainct Denis en France le vingt cinquiesme iour de mars, 1571.

Names:
Bouquet, Simon (Author)
Pasquier, Estienne (Author)
Du Pré, Denis (Printer)
Codoré, Olivier (Publisher)

Published:
Paris, 1572

Shelfmark:
C.33.m.1

Dedicated to:
Catherine de' Medici

Format:
54, 10, 26, [2], 10 leaves (some leaves misnumbered), [2] leaves of plates 4º 16 woodcuts

References:
There is a facsimile edition edited by Frances Yates. Watanabe No. 1649

Notes:
This copy is imperfect, lacking the leaf between the "Bref et sommaire recueil" and the "Congratulation de la paix". The BL has a complete copy at 143.d.22. Manuscript sonnet to Catherine de' Medici signed with the author's name on the front flyleaf; ruled in red throughout; woodcuts hand illustrated and gilt.

Binding:
Contemporary vellum gilt with arms on upper cover.

Provenance:
Possibly presented to Catherine de' Medici by the author; ownership inscription of P. Castiere on title-page.
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