London: Viscount Kemsley/Dropmore Press, (1953). First Edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Folio. Publisher's blue gilt-stamped boards in original pictorial dust jacket. A very good copy in like DJ. Some edgewear to jacket, small chips and tears; light scratches. Price clipped; tape reinforcements to verso. Boards mildly discolored with small damp stains. Gift inscription to preliminary leaf. Interior else crisp, bright, and clean. Color plates' tissue guareds intact. Good and sound overall. 116pp.
A lavish production, discussing the history of Crown Jewels for various coronation ceremonies in English history, with large illustrations of many pieces (in both color and B&W). An attractive copy overall. (Inventory #: 18395)
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