A Key To The Regalia; Or. The Emblematic Design Of The Various Forms Observed In The Ceremonial Of A Coronation;
Printed for John Hatchard and Son, No. 167, Piccadilly.
Interspersed with unpublished anecdotes of the late king. by the rev. jonas dennis, of exeter college, oxford, b.c.l. prebendary of kerswell, in the royal collegiate church of the blessed virgin mary, founded in the castle of exeter.
8vo. 6 x 9 inches. iv + 122 pp. Bound in half brown morocco over paper marbled boards, gilt, by G. F. Ayling, 239 Marylebone Rd. London N.W. (binder's label). All edges red. Some scattered foxing and browning of title and last page; otherwise very good copy. Armourial bookplate of Alexander Meyrick Broadley, ex libris The Knapp Bradpole 1895. A discussion of the emblematic significance of the royal regalia and the events surrounding coronations, looking back to the reign of George III and forwards to the forthcoming crowning of George IV in 1821. It also examines the wider significance of monarchy as it is grounded in scriptural authority, and as it relates to Britain in particular. The Rev. Jonas Dennis (1776?-1846) played a prominent role in the civic life of Exeter. Published by John Hatchard (1769-1849), who founded what has become London's oldest bookshop in 1797. It is still in business at the same address of 187 Piccadilly as in the imprint of this book. Owned by Alexander Meyrick Broadley (1847-1916), barrister and book collector, of The Knapp, Bradpole, Dorset.
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