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THOMSON, Richard (1794--1865)
A faithful account of the processions and ceremonies observed in the coronation of the kings and queens of England: exemplified in that of their late most sacred majesties King George the Third, and Queen Charlotte: with all the other interesting proceedings connected with that magnificent festival. Embellished with elegant engravings. Edited by Richard Thomson.
London: printed for John Major, 1820.
vi, [2], 99, [3] p., 4 pl. (2 fold., 1 map): letterpress tables ; 23.5 cm. (8º in 4s)

Printed by J. Johnson (title-page verso and colophon). Plate 1 is a folded frontispiece showing the form of procession to the coronation of the sovereign of England. Wood-engraved tail-piece on p. 98; 'List Of Books, &c. Consulted as Authorities' on p. 99. The final leaf bears a prospectus with wood-engraved initial requesting subscribers to Thomson's An historical essay on the Magna Charta of King John, which was eventually published in 1829. Richard Thomson was librarian of the London Institution.

Copy Notes This is likely the 'Book on the programme of Coronation' purchased from Soane's former pupil David Laing for 10s. in 1820; the account for this and a copy of Laing's Plans, elevations, and sections, of buildings public and private, 1818 (q.v.), less a part payment 'by Cash on Account', is dated 24 December 1825. (Archive 16/15/48/2).

Binding Publisher's original buff paper boards with title printed in full on upper cover within a decorated frame, giving the price as 'Seven Shillings and Sixpence in Boards', and advertisement for Shakspeare's genius justified by Zachariah Jackson on lower cover; paper spine-label, ink-lettered spine-title 'R. Thompson's / Ceremonies of Coronation'.

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