1581 Guichard Native American Funerals & Burial RITES Greek Roman Illustrated

GUICHARD, Claude

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Claude Guichard was a 16th-century French poet and historian who is most remembered for his important study on funerals and death rituals from around the world. Guichard discusses ceremonial features beginning with Ancient Greek and Roman times through rituals used by Native American Indians. However, Guichard seemed to be rather enamored with Roman history and his focus was not solely on funeral ceremonies. He discussed Roman laws and medals. According to Hoefer,

“In this work Guichard interprets Roman laws, medals and ancient inscriptions in a skillful manner … He has reproduced the various species of military crowns, with very graceful small prints.”

 

This beautiful work is filled with 42 woodcut illustrations depicting decorative initials, coins, grave markers, medals, ancient Roman chariot races, and a particularly interesting illustration of a body being prepared for burial. This work is one of the earliest known works to cover funeral practices of Native Americans. It also contains an account of the destruction of the Halicarnassus Mausoleum and the discovery of King Mausolus sarcophagus.

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1581 Guichard Native American Funerals & Burial RITES Greek Roman Illustrated

 

Claude Guichard was a 16th-century French poet and historian who is most remembered for his important study on funerals and death rituals from around the world. Guichard discusses ceremonial features beginning with Ancient Greek and Roman times through rituals used by Native American Indians. However, Guichard seemed to be rather enamored with Roman history and his focus was not solely on funeral ceremonies. He discussed Roman laws and medals. According to Hoefer,

“In this work Guichard interprets Roman laws, medals and ancient inscriptions in a skillful manner … He has reproduced the various species of military crowns, with very graceful small prints.”

 

This beautiful work is filled with 42 woodcut illustrations depicting decorative initials, coins, grave markers, medals, ancient Roman chariot races, and a particularly interesting illustration of a body being prepared for burial. This work is one of the earliest known works to cover funeral practices of Native Americans. It also contains an account of the destruction of the Halicarnassus Mausoleum and the discovery of King Mausolus sarcophagus.

 

Item number: #3470

Price: $1500

 

GUICHARD, Claude

 

Funerailles et diverses manières d’ensevelir des Rommains, Grecs, et autres nations, tant anciennes que modernes.

 

A Lyon : Par Iean de Tournes imprimeur du roy, 1581. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [1 blank], [8], 546, [22], [1 blank]
    • Signatures: []⁴ a-z⁴ A-Z⁴ 2a-2z⁴ 2A-2B⁴.
    • 42 in-text, woodcut engravings
  • References: Adams G 1545; Alden, European Americana A 581; not in Sabin; Brunet II, 1807
  • Language: French
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~9.75in X 6.5in (25cm x 17cm)

 

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3470

Categories

Classical Greco-Roman

Arts & Architecture

Authors

GUICHARD, Claude

Printing Date

16th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete