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Coronation of James II and Mary of Modena. (London: 23rd April, 1685)
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The History of the Coronation of the most high, most mighty, and most excellenet monarch James II, by the Grace of God, King of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c. and of his most royal consort Queen Mary: solemnized in the Collegiate Church of St Peter in the City of Westminster, on Thursday the 23 of April, being the festival of St George, in the year of our Lord 1685. (London, 1687)
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  Title_vignette
Title_page With royal coat of arms.
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  Dedication To James
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  Privilege Signed by P. Sunderland.
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  Preface
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  Table_of_contents
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  Section 'A Journal of the Preparations In Order to Their Majesties Coronation; With other previous Matters relating thereunto'.
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  Section 'Thurday, 19 Febr. 1684'. A book of claims relating to the distribution of various offices amongst the nobility. This is followed by entries concerning the regalia, costs etc.
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  Section Reproducing various legal documents concerning the resolution of the claims detailed above.
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  List Of peers and peeresses attending the coronation.
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  List Of the trappings to be used at the coronation, cloths, costumes etc.
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  List Of the order of the procession for the coronation.
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  Illustration Of coronets.
List Of sumptuary rules governing the dress of the nobility, with examples of the coronets they could wear.
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  Illustration Regalia, robes, shoes, swords and throne.
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  Section 'An Explanation of the Sacred and Royal Habits, and other Ornaments, wherewith the King was Invested...'.
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  Illustration Of crowns, orbs, rings and staves.
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  Section 'A Description of the Crowns and Scepters, &c. wherewith Their Majesties were crown'd....'.
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  Section 'A Description of Their Majesties Royal Robes....'.
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  Illustration Engraved header of suit of armour and weapons.
Section 'An Account of the Several Performances Upon the Day of the Coronation'.
Chapter 1 - 'A List of the several Commanders and Officer of His Majesties Troops...'.
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  Illustration Engraved header with putti and a crown.
Chapter 2 - 'An Account of the Apparelling and Robing of the King and Queen...'.
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  Illustration Another engraved header.
Chapter 3 - 'The Ceremony Presenting the Regalia to the King...'.
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  Floor_plan Westminster Abbey and Westminster Hall.
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  Illustration The herbswoman of the King strews the way with herbs and flowers etc.
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  Illustration Trumperters and drummers.
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  Illustration Chaplains and Aldermen.
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  Illustration Lawyers
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  Illustration Gentlemen of the Privy Chamber, judges etc.
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  Illustration Choir boys.
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  Illustration Gentlemen of the Chapel Royal.
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  Illustration Prebendaries of Westminster....
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  Illustration Baronesses, Barons etc.
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  Illustration Bishops
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  Illustration Viscountesses and Viscounts, Countesses.
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  Illustration Earls.
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  Illustration Marchioness, Duchesses and a Duke.
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  Illustration Members of the Privy Council.
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  Illustration The household of the Queen.
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  Illustration The Queen and attendants.
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  Illustration The High Nobility.
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  Illustration The King and attendants.
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  Illustration Body Guard.
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  Chapter 4 - 'The Grand Proceeding to Their Majeties Coronation, from Westminster-Hall to the Collegiate-Church of St Peter in Westminster'.
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  Floor_plan Collegiate Church of St Peter in Westminster.
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  Illustration View of the interior of the Church for the ceremony.
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  Illustration The ceremony itself is shown in this plate.
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  Illustration The enthronement of their Majesties.
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  Chapter 5 - 'The Manner of Disposing, Seating and Placing the several Persons....'.
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  Chapter 6 - 'The Ceremony of Their Majesties Coronation...'.
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  Chapter 'The Recess, and Manner of Their Majesties Return to Westminster-Hall'.
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  Section 'The Royal Feast in Westminster-Hall'.
Chapter 7 - 'The Manner of Covering and Furnishing Their Majesties Table...'.
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  Section 'A Catalogue of the several Meats contained in the Mess served up to Their Majesties...'. This is a key to the illustration which number every single dish over the page.
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  Floor_plan Of Westminster Hall, with a numbered plan of how the dishes were laid out on each table.
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  Section 'A Catalogue of the several Meats contained in one Mess of 144 Dishes....'.
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  Section Another key to the dishes served.
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  Chapter 'The Ordering and Placing of the several Persons....'.
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  Illustration Perspective of Westminster Hall.
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  Illustration The champion making the challenge.
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  Illustration Over River Thames at Whitehall.
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  Section 'A Description of the Royal Fire-works...'.
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  Chapter 10 - 'A Journal of the Subsequent Matters relating to Their Majesties Coronation'.
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  Section 'An Abstract of the Record of the Court Claims, at the Coronation of King James II, and Queen Mary'.
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  Illustration The procession to Westminster Abbey.
Festival details

Festival:
Coronation of James II and Mary of Modena.

Date:
23rd April, 1685

City:
London

Participants:
James II (1633-1701), King of Great Britain and Ireland
Maria of Modena (1658-1718), m. James II, King of England and Ireland

Dynasty:
Stuart
Book details

Title:
The History of the Coronation of the most high, most mighty, and most excellenet monarch James II, by the Grace of God, King of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c. and of his most royal consort Queen Mary: solemnized in the Collegiate Church of St Peter in the City of Westminster, on Thursday the 23 of April, being the festival of St George, in the year of our Lord 1685.

Names:
Sandford, Francis, Lancaster Herald of Arms (Author)
Moore, S. (Engraver)
Newcomb, Thomas (Printer)

Published:
London, 1687

Shelfmark:
G.8188

Format:
[10], 135, [1] pp., [30] leaves (double) of engravings Folio 30 engraved plates by S. Moore

References:
Watanabe No. 2593

Notes:
Pencil, modern hand identifying some of the participants by name.

Binding:
Red morocco with gold tooling and coat of arms.

Provenance:
Part of the Sir Thomas Grenville library.
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