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Lavish coverage of the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II which took place in 1977 culminated in the publication of the tenth of the famous Record Numbers,
‘Silver Jubilee. Queen Elizabeth II 1952—1977’

 

(Appendix List No. 175). It appeared early in 1977 and was in the form of a series of 12 fully illustrated essays by authors of great repute. It is worth listing these essays in order of their appearance: The Queen and the Monarchy by Sir Arthur Bryant; the decline of power by Lord Blake; the brave new world of science by Tony Osman; building for the future by Tony Aldous; the visual arts transformed by Edwin Lucie-Smith; new voices in literature by Michael Ratcliffe; towards a national theatre by J. C. Trewin; the cinema of discovery by Michael Billington; a few peaks in the world of sport by Geoffrey Green; the growth of an operatic tradition by Margaret Davies, a golden age of ballet by Ursula Robertshaw and Jubilees of the past by Sir Charles Petrie. 8 colour plates add lustre to this fine edition.
The cover is in blue card with a simple stylized floral design round the edge in silver and the words of the title also in silver. It has 88 pages, measures 37 x 26 cm and was priced at two pounds fifty pence.

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