Item #05654 British Regalities. The Coronation Reporter;. George CRUIKSHANK.
British Regalities. The Coronation Reporter;
British Regalities. The Coronation Reporter;
British Regalities. The Coronation Reporter;
British Regalities. The Coronation Reporter;
British Regalities. The Coronation Reporter;
British Regalities. The Coronation Reporter;
British Regalities. The Coronation Reporter;
British Regalities. The Coronation Reporter;

British Regalities. The Coronation Reporter;

London: Printed and published by T. Dalby, 1821. Item #05654

The Cartoonist George Cruikshank Transformed into a Wise Reporter
of the Coronation of George IV...

CRUIKSHANK, George, illustrator. British Regalities. The Coronation Reporter; Containing a report of every occurrence and a description of every ceremony connected with the Coronation of His Majesty King George IV. July 19, 1821. Embellished with Views of the most Interesting Scenes, from original drawings. London: Printed and published by T. Dalby, [1821].

First edition of this account of the coronation of King George IV, which took place on July 19, 1821.

Small octavo (5 5/8 x 3 3/4 inches; 149 x 95 mm.). Engraved pictorial framed title-page, verso blank, 108 pp. Folding etched frontispiece and two other etched plates.

Full red straight-grain morocco, covers decoratively bordered in gilt, smooth spine lettered horizontally in gilt, gray endpapers. Armorial bookplate of Edmund Yates on front paste-down. Front joint expertly repaired.

The plates:

Coronation of George IV (folding)
Return of the Procession from the Abbey (folding)
The Champions Challenge & c.

"In the H. W. Bruton copy appeared the following note by the latter: A very rare book. I know of one other copy only - that in Mr. Truman's collection. H. W. Bruton. Since writing the above Captain Douglas has informed me that the book is in his collection. H. W. B. A label of the Bath Mechanics' Institution is pasted down on the inner side of the front cover, and pasted down on the inner side of the back cover is the label of the Bath Athenaeum." (Parke-Bernet Galleries, February 26/27, 1942).

Cohn 92.

Price: $750.00