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A complete account of the ceremonies observed in the coronations of the kings and queens of England. Containing, I.The form of the royal letters of summons, . . . XIII. A bill of fare at a former coronation-feast. With many other notable particulars, . . . The whole adorn'd with curious cuts, . .

A complete account of the ceremonies observed in the coronations of the kings and queens of England. Containing, I.The form of the royal letters of summons, . . . XIII. A bill of fare at a former coronation-feast. With many other notable particulars, . . . The whole adorn'd with curious cuts, . .

Condition: Very Good+


London: Printed for J. Roberts, in Warwick-Lane; J. Stagg, in Westminster Hall; and D. Browne, without Temple-Bar, 1727. Quarter-bound Leather. Very Good+. 4to: 80pp, with large folding copper-engraved frontispiece, "Procession of Kings and Queens with over 150 robed figures," measuring a full 44 cm x 35 cm, a second folding engraving, "The Manner of the Champions, performing the Ceremony of ye Challenge," and 12 woodcuts in the text depicting various ceremonial objects, including crowns, maces, scepters, and coronation rings. Bound in early (possibly contemporary) quarter sheep with marbled boards, rubbed along spine and corners; red morocco lettering piece, chipped but clearly legible; all edges marbled. Bookplate of Buddle Atkinson to front paste down. A sturdy, unsophisticated copy, frontispiece slightly foxed along folds, sporadic light soiling and browning, otherwise clean and bright. ESTC Citation No. T116211. Lowndes 526. Bindley pt. vi, 1039. Fourth Edition (reissue, with altered title page, of sheets from third edition). Full of fascinating information relating to the etiquette and procedure of royal ceremonies. Buddle Atkinson's bookplate appears in Hugo's Catalogue of Thomas Bewick's works, but it is, in fact, engraved on steel, not wood, and came from the workshop of Mark Lambert, one of Bewick's pupils. The plate was designed and engraved by George F. Robinson, who joined Lambert's workshop in 1841 and who, in the course of 50 years, became chief engraver and director of all art works carried out by the firm. The plate was produced when Atkinson (b.1841) was a young child, perhaps for putting in books that had been owned by his father, John Buddle, so it likely dates from 1845-1850. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition, carefully preserved in archival, removable polypropylene sleeves. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed.


  • Bookseller: Fine Editions Ltd US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: BB0614
  • Title: A complete account of the ceremonies observed in the coronations of the kings and queens of England. Containing, I.The form of the royal letters of summons, . . . XIII. A bill of fare at a former coronation-feast. With many other notable particulars, . . . The whole adorn'd with curious cuts, . .
  • Format/binding: Quarter-bound Leather
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good+
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Printed for J. Roberts, in Warwick-Lane; J. Stagg, in Westminster Hall; and D. Browne, without Temple-Bar
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1727
  • Keywords: Coronations—Great Britain. Germany—History—843-1273.
  • Bookseller catalogs: XIX CENTURY;
  • Subjects: HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain;


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