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Entry of Henri II, Catherine de' Medici, the Dauphin (the future Francis II) and Mary Queen of Scots into Rouen. (Rouen: September-October, 1550)
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C'est la deduction du sumpteux order plaisantz spectacles et magnifiques theatres dresses ... par les citoiens de Rouen ... a la sacrée maieste du treschristian roy de France, Henry seco[n]d ... et à tresillustre dame, ma dame Katharine de Medicis ... (Rouen, 1551)
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  Printers_device
Title_page
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  Privilege
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  Preface "Aux lecteurs"
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  Poem "Ad lectorem Epigramma"
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  Poem Translation into French of the Latin epigram to the reader.
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  Section "L'entree du roy"
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  Entry On the 20th September of Mary, Queen of Scots into Rouen
Royal_Meeting Meeting of Mary, Queen of Scots with the French King and Queen outside Rouen.
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  Triumphal_Arch The "arc triumphal du roy" at Saint Sever, outside the city, from within which the King watched the procession.
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  "L'arc triumphal du roy" at Saint Sever.
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  Procession
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  Oration Given by the Lieutenant du Bailly of Rouen.
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  Pavillion Four lavishly-decorated pavillions, or tents, from which the captains of the different bands emerge to join the procession.
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  The captains of Normandy.
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  Chariot The "char de renomee", the first of three triumphal chariots forming part of the procession. Fame
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  Double-page woodcut of the "char de renomee".
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  Poem Addressed to the King by the figure of Fame from her chariot.
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  "Les predecesseurs roys de France".
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  Music A trumpet fanfare
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  Exotic_animals Two unicorns.
The trumpeters forming part of the procession.
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  Music A hymn sung by a group of women.
Song The text of the hymn.
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  The sixth company.
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  The company of soldiers.
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  Exotic_animals Six elephants in the procession.
The first of two woodcuts illustrating the elephants in the procession.
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  The second of two woodcuts illustrating the elephants in the procession.
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  A band of captives forming part of the procession.
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  Music A group of six musicians.
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  The group of six musicians, followed by Flora with two of her nymphs.
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  Chariot The "char d'heureuse fortune", the third of three chariots in the procession. Fortune, represented by the person of the King.
The "char d'heureuse fortune".
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  Poem Addressed to the King by the figure of Good Fortune.
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  Portrait Woodcut of the Dauphin, the future Francis II, , on horseback.
Poem Recited by the Dauphin.
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  Woodcut of fifty men-of-arms on horseback.
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  Portrait The captain of the "enfants d'honneur" on foot.
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  Portrait The captain of the "enfants d'honneur" on horseback.
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  Entry The King's entry into Rouen.
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  Woodcut of the Brazilian landscape
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  Landscape Designed to resemble a Brazilian scene, with dwellings, animals, vegetation and people.
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  The artificial rock at the entry to the bridge.
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  Bridge With a massive artificial rock constructed on top of it, within which various scenes were represented. Orpheus; Hercules; nine muses.
Music Performed on violins by the women representing the nine muses.
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  "Le triumphe de la riviere"
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  Acrobatics Neptune and his Tritons somersault off the rock into the Seine.
Water_spectacle The Triumph of the River, an elaborate pageant which took place on the Seine and iincluded a number of different scenes (with Neptune, the Tritons and Sirens), artificial animals (a whale and dolphin), music and acrobatics.
Poem Delivered by Neptune to the King.
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  Naumachia Representing the French against the Portuguese.
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  The Age of Gold
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  Triumphal_Arch The Age of Gold, an arch showing two Sybils bearing a crescent on which the figure of Saturn stands.
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  The statue of Hector
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  Theatre In front of Notre Dame de Rouen.
Statue Within the theatre. Hector
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  The Theatre de la Crosse
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  Theatre The Theatre de la Crosse Salamander; Pegasus; Neptune; Fides.
Pageant Within the theatre, an elaborate pageant involving the figure of Pegasus rising on flames.
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  Poem In praise of Francis I and the stability of the reign of Henri II, this hymn is offered by the author of the book in explanation of the pageant in the Theatre de la Crosse.
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  The Pont de Robec.
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  Pageant Taking place at the Pont de Robec.
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  Oration Given by Claude Chapuys.
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  Entry The Queen's entry contained many of the same elements as the King's on the previous day, treated here in less detail.
Procession
Section "L'entree de la royne".
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  Pageant Thetis and her Nereids.
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  Poem Addressed by Thetis to the Queen.
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  Poem "Au lecteur"
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  Poem "Ad lectorem Carmen phaleucium"
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  Poem Translation of the Latin poem to the reader.
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  Song Text and musical notation of the song sung in the presence of the King and Queen by the "Dames seantes au char de la religion".
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  Colophon
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Festival details

Festival:
Entry of Henri II, Catherine de' Medici, the Dauphin (the future Francis II) and Mary Queen of Scots into Rouen.

Date:
September-October, 1550

City:
Rouen

Participants:
Henri II (Henri d'Orleans) (1519-1559), King of France
Catherine (Caterina) de' Medici (1519-1589), Queen and Queen Regent of France, m. Henri II, King of France
Mary Queen of Scots (1542-1587), m. i) Francis II, King of France, ii) Henry Stewart, Earl of Darnley, iii) James Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell
Francis II (1544-1560), King of France

Dynasty:
Valois, Stuart
Book details

Title:
C'est la deduction du sumpteux order plaisantz spectacles et magnifiques theatres dresses ... par les citoiens de Rouen ... a la sacrée maieste du treschristian roy de France, Henry seco[n]d ... et à tresillustre dame, ma dame Katharine de Medicis ...

Names:
Le Prest, Jean (Printer)
Le Hoy, Robert (Bookseller)
Du Gord, Robert (Bookseller)
Du Gord, Jehan (Bookseller)

Published:
Rouen, 1551

Shelfmark:
811.d.26

Format:
[124] pp. 4º 23 woodcuts, some double page; printed music.

References:
Watanabe No. 1603

Binding:
Modern half-morocco; pages laminated.
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