Royal Progress - A Pageant of Regal Travel - Presented By Shell-Mex & BP Limited in Coronation Year ( Queen Elizabeth II )
Published by Shell-Mex / BP Ltd, London (1953)
Item Description: Shell-Mex / BP Ltd, London, 1953. Pictorial Cover. Book Condition: Fair. No Jacket. Pemberton, John Leigh (illustrator). First Edition. 1953 1st edition. Fair/None. Hard glazed pictorial boards with some slight damage to bottom of spine, small tear to front board, a little rubbing/chipping to edges/spine, minor scuffing/soiling.
Contents generally clean and tight but for minor soiling, occasional splitting, minor damage to one plate where pages have stuck together. Decorative endpapers. Beautiful colour plates by John Leigh Pemberton throughout. British Royalty through the ages, illustration key scenes from the history of British royalty in sumptuous colour - including Henry V's return from Agincourt, Henry VIII at the Field of the Cloth of Gold, Elizabeth I at Tilbury, William of Orange entering London, George IV at Brighton Royal Pavilion, George V at the Delhi Durbar and Elizabeth II Trooping the Colour in 1952. Published to mark the Coronation in 1953. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.