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The ‘Record Number of the Coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra’

(Appendix List no. 43) was bound in card covers in royal red and gold symbolically adorned with such royal emblems as the Tudor Rose, the orb, the oak and the fleur-de-lys. This issue contains 27 plates mounted in gold or on tinted mounts, the most splendid being two vellum proof portraits in colour of Edward VII and Queen Alexandra in full coronation robes. These pages of colour plates are explained and expanded by a further 52 pages of illustrations (Illustrations by :-R. Caton Woodville, S. Begg, A. Forestier, T. Walter Wilson, R.I Allan Stewart, G. Amato, H. Koekkoek and others) and letterpress. The price of this extraordinary number was five shillings. The issue planned for July 5th was abandoned, but the one for July 2nd was reshaped and appeared on August 14th with the title
‘The Panorama Number of the Coronation and Procession.’

(Appendix list no.44) It consists of a series of double page pictures of the coronation procession, the Abbey ceremony and the Review and Illuminations at Spithead. The cover, in red, white and blue, shows Britannia on a dais holding a crown above a portrait medallion of the King and Queen. To the left is Westminster Abbey; to the right are soldiers and sailors of Great Britain, India and the colonies saluting and the background shows the fleet at Spithead firing a ceremonial Salvo. This issue has 28 double sized pages, measures 60 x 42 cm and was priced at two shillings.

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