SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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The Wedding at Windsor.

London: Day & Son, n.d.[1860's].
Not in Abbey, or Tooley; Bobins 720.
London: Day & Son, n.d.[1860's].

Folio, large paper copy, lithographed title, 44 colour printed lithographed plates, plus several wood engravings, in contemporary maroon pebbled leather, with gilt shields to boards, gilt-lettered and with a gilt rule to spine compartments. All edges gilt, bookplate of 'Charles Benson' to front pastedown. Covers rubbed, and spine hinges worn. Foxing throughout. A scarce work, but an attractive collection of colour-printed lithos of the wedding between H.RH. Albert Edward Prince of Wales and H.R.H. Alexandra Princess of Denmark. Coloured plates in order: 1. Lithograph title page. 2. Dedication. 3. H.R.H. The Prince of Wales. 4. H.R.H. The Princess of Denmark. 5. The Royal Yacht off Margate. Night of March 5th, 1863. 6. The Nore, March 6th, 1863. 7. The arrival of the Royal Yacht off Gravesend, March 7th, 1863. 8. The Bricklayers Arms Station, March 7th, 1863. 9. London Bridge, kept by the H.A.C. of London, March 7th, 1863. 10. The Mansion House, March 7th, 1863. 11. St. Pauls, March 7th, 1863. 12. Temple Bar, March 7th, 1863. 13. Trafalgar Square, March 7th, 1863. 14. Waterloo Place of Pall Mall, March 7th, 1863. 15. Hyde Park, the Princess passing the lines of Volunteers, March 7th, 1863. 16. Eaton School "the Boys Arch," visit paid by H.R.H. & The Princess Alexandra of Denmark, March 9th, 1863. 17. The Rubens Room, Windsor Castle. 18. The Dean's Cloister, Windsor. The Knights of the Garter proceeding from the Deanery to their Stalls in St. George's Chapel, March 10th, 1863. 19. Marshalling the Procession of the Bride, Temporary Apartments, St. George's Chapel, March 10th, 1863. 20. The Bridesmaids. 21. The Marriage in St. George's Chapel, Windsor, March 10th, 1863. 22. The Signing of the Marriage Attestation Deed, March 10th, 1863. 23. Centre-piece in Silver (Gift from Queen Victoria and Prince Albert). 24. Cross Pendant Brooches & Ear-rings / Suite of Indian Ornaments (Gifts from Queen Victoria and Prince Albert). 25. Parure of Diamonds and Pearls (Gift from The Prince of Wales). 26. Brooches, Pendants, Ear-rings (Gifts from other Royalty). 27. Handkerchief of Brussels Lace (Gift of the King of Belgium). 28. Porcelain Vase (Gift of the Tsar of Russia). 29. Various Bracelets (Gifts from assorted Royalty). 30-31. Gold Ornaments and Brooches (Gifts from assorted Royalty). 32. Vase of Dresden Porcelain & a Pair of Porcelain Beakers (Gifts from The Duke of Holstein Glucksbourg & The Duchess of Sutherland) 33. Table of Dresden Porcelain (Gift from the Duchess Anhalt Bernberg). 34. Inkstand / Paper Weight / Hunting Knife (Gifts from Royalty and other parties). 35. Siver, Gilt & Jewelled Vase / Porcelain Vase, etc. (Gifts from assorted Royalty). 36. National Token of South Wales, given by the Countess of Dunraven. 37. Porcelain Ewer and Plate, presented by Earl Spencer. 38. Plate in Majolica Ware, presented by the Earl of Mount Edgecumbe. 39. A Pair of Bibles, presented by the University of Cambridge and the Committee of the British and Foreign Bible Society. 40. Bracelets, Necklace, Cross, and Necklace, presented by the Corporation of London, the Ladies of Liverpool, Leeds, and Manchester. 41. Vase and a pair of Inkstands, presented by the Ladies of Cumberland, Lt. Col. Cavendish, and Lt. Col. Loyd Lindsay. 42. Handkerchief of Irish Lace, presented by the Ladies of Ireland. 43. Time Piece, presented by the Members of the Household of H.R.H. The Price of Wales. 44. Dressing Case.