1953. London: Odhams Press, 1953.
Oblong 4to, -22 ff. With 12 pages of text and 10 sheets of full color plans cardboard punchout with perforations. Quarter red cloth over stiff pictorial boards. A bit of trivial rubbing and creasing at corners. Remnant of old sticker at lower-right corner of front board. All cut outs unused and intact. Fine.
§ A handsome example of a scarce title, this volume contains four “stories” of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, as follows: 1) The Story of the Coronation; 2) The Story of Buckingham Palace, with a scale model of Buckingham Palace, with full instructions; 3) The Story of the State Coach, with models of the coach and its retinue, comprising four pairs of Windsor Greys and postillons, eight Grooms, six household footmen, four yeomen of the Queen’s Bodyguard and four mounted horseguards; and 4) The Story of Westminster Abbey, with a scale model and full instructions. Item #105081