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The Coronation of King George V and Queen Mary took place on June 22nd 1911. To set the scene the ILN published the sixth of its Record numbers in May - the ‘Coronation Record Number’

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(Appendix list no. 56). Contemporary publicity
described it as follows: “It is the indispensable companion to following special issues. With its aid the ceremonies and celebrations, historical antiquarian, ecclesiological, and social, can be rightly understood. It consists of 24 magnificent plates; 10 coloured, in illuminated and gold borders; 8 other splendid plates enclosed in artistic borders based on illuminated MSS of the fourteenth century, with symbolic and heraldic designs, all printed in the original colour and in gold. There are two splendid photogravure portraits of the King and Queen, and four plates framed in gold together with over 200 portraits of the chief participants in the ceremony. The text elucidates the whole history and ritual of the Coronation”.
The design of the front card cover is based ai an Arabian design of stylized floral patterns and geometrical scrollwork in ivory, green, gold, red, light blue and royal blue. Against a central panel of gold is the emblem of the Order of the Garter within an ornamental frame of red. The issue consists of 60 pages, measures 30 x 42 cm, and was priced at half a crown.

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