The inthronization of Their Majesties

“James II and Mary of Modena enthroned in Westminster Abbey during the king’s coronation.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Title: The inthronization of Their Majesties [graphic] : also, a view of the west end of the choir of St. Peters in Westminster, and of the manner of placing and seating the company in that part of the choir.
  • Publication: [London] : [T. Bowles and John Bowles & Son], [between 1752 and 1764]

Catalog Record

752.00.00.22

Acquired September 2019

 

A prospect of the inside of the Collegiate Church of St. Peter

“Interior of Westminster Abbey, prior to the coronation procession of James II entering.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Title: A prospect of the inside of the Collegiate Church of St. Peter in Westminster, from the quire to the east end [graphic] : with the furniture thereof before the grand proceeding entred; shewing the position of the altar, theatre, chairs, pulpit, benches, seats, and galleries. The whole taken from Sandford.
  • Publication: [London] : [T. Bowles and John Bowles & Son], [between 1752 and 1764]

Catalog Record

752.00.00.23

Acquired September 2019

A prospect of the inside of Westminster Hall

“Interior of Westminster Hall depicting the banquet following the coronation of James II.”–British Museum online catalogue.

  • Title: A prospect of the inside of Westminster Hall, shewing how the King and Queen with the nobility and other did sit at dinner on the day of the coronation [graphic] : also the manner of the Champions performing the Ceremony of Challenge whilst the King &c. were at dinner. The whole taken from Sandford.
  • Publication: [London] : Printed for T. Bowles in St. Pauls Church Yard, & John Bowles & Son at the Black Horse in Cornhil, [between 1752 and 1764]

Catalog Record

752.00.00.24

Acquired September 2019

A perspective of Westminster Abbey from the High Altar

“The coronation of James II; interior of Westminster Abbey, the crowning of the king at bottom centre.”–British Museum online catalogue.
“One of a series of four prints, all based on the large plates in Sandford’s ‘History of the Coronation’, first published by Bowles as a composite plate in the series ‘London Described’ (see Adams 29.8). The plate used in Sandford’s book had a shorter title, no text in lower margin, and was inscribed ‘W Sherwin sculp’.”–Curator’s comments, British Museum online

  • Title: A perspective of Westminster Abbey from the High Altar to the west end [graphic] : shewing the manner of His Majesties crowning; also the manner of disposing seating & placing several of the persons who came in the proceeding &c. Exactly taken from Sandford.
  • Publication: [London] : Printed for T. Bowles in St. Pauls Church Yard, & John Bowles & Son at the Black Horse in Cornhil, [between 1752 and 1764]

Catalog Record

752.00.00.21

Acquired September 2019

Magna Britannia triumphans

Two poems, the first signed: Dr. Barbon.
The first poem (left column) begins: “When glorious Anna’s happy reign began …”
The second poem (beginning in lower portion of middle column) entitled “The te deum”: “To thee, O lord, we chearful praises sing …”

  • TitleMagna Britannia triumphans: or, The coronation of the high and mighty Anne, by the grace of God of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, queen, defender of the faith, &c. who was crowned at Westminster abby, on Thursday the 23d of April, 1702.
  • PublishedLondon : Printed and are to be sold by E. Mallet next the King’s Arms tavern on the ditch-side near Fleet-street, 1702.

Catalog Record

File 55 An4 702++

Acquired July 2017

Lower Great Room, Spring Gardens.

An advertisement for a joint exhibition at the Spring Gardens, Vauxhall, of a panaroma of London “painted on 10,000 square feet of canvas and displaying nearly 100,000 figures, 500 of the principal characters on the foreground the size of life.”

  • TitleLower Great Room, Spring Gardens. : A fashionable tour for one hundred miles along the banks of the Clyde including views of the three falls, Lanark, Glasgow, Greenock, and Ben Lomond in the distance … ; Great Room, Spring Gardens. Novelty! Marshall’s grand historical peristrephic panorama of the ceremony of the coronation, the coronation procession, and the banquet of His Most Gracious Majesty King George the Fourth …
  • Publication[London] : J.B. Laidlaw, printer, 5 Spring Gardens, [1823]

Catalog Record

File 66 L913 823

Acquired March 2017

The claims of Her Majesty Caroline Amelia Elizabeth

  • TitleThe claims of Her Majesty Caroline Amelia Elizabeth, Queen of England, to be crowned with her royal husband King George IV : Her Majesty’s memorial to the King in Council … embracing a legal and historical review … Her Majesty’s reply.
  • PublishedLondon : Printed and published by T. Dolby, 30 Holywell-Street, Strand, and 34, Wardour-street, Soho, 1821.

Catalog Record

53 C292 821

Acquired February 2017