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WIENNERISCHE BELEUCHTUNGEN
Ghelen, Johann-Peter von

WIENNERISCHE BELEUCHTUNGEN

oder Beschreibung Aller deren Triumph- und Ehren-Gerüsten, Sinn-Bildern, Gemählden. Und andern sowol prächtig- als kostbar- und unvergleichlichen Auszierungen, welche bey denen wegen der zu Frankfort glorreichest beschehenen Kaisers-Wahl u. Crönung Seiner Römisch-Kaiserlichen Majestät Francisci Zu Germanien und Jerusalem Konigs ... Mariæ Theresiæ Dero Allerdurchleuchtigsten Gemahlin ... Den 27. Octobris lauffenden Jahrs 1745 ... angestellten allgemeinen Freuden-Bezeigungen ... zu sehen gewesen Königliche Hof-Buchdruckerey N.d. c.[1745].
1st Ed. Sm. 4to. 344pp. + [iv]. Dec. headpieces. German text. Institutional ink stamps to t.p., browning, contemporary mottled calf, extremities rubbed, marbled paper to pastedowns, worming loss to joints encroaching onto intricate gilt tooled spine with additional loss to head and tail. Johann Peter van Ghelen (1673-1754 ibid) was an Austrian printer. The son of Antwerp-born Viennese printer Johann van Ghelen . He learned the book printing from his father, 1692 in Brussels the book trade. After traveling through Germany, France and Italy, he returned home and gradually took over his father's business. He acquired imperial privileges, entitling him to exclusively print and publish calendars, gospel books, and prayer books. With this privilege he was able to take over the rights to the Vienna Diary in 1722, the oldest daily newspaper in the world still existing today.
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