THE CORONATION BOOK by Leonard Wibberly


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With eyes turned -- this year to the big event in England, here is an absorbing portrait of its many aspects- legendary, historical, ceremonial- by a man who has Britain in his blood. With a light, yet befittingly serious informality, Mr. Wibberly tells of the symbolic meaning of the coronation and the Stone of Scone, the histories of the royal jewels and regalia, the functions of the various officers in attendance- stewards, heralds, marshalls- and finally the actual ceremony itself. The Stone's legend, as it was recently stolen by three Scots from Westminster Abbey, is a highspot. Sales value in this as a complete, interesting survey.

Pub Date: April 1st, 1953
Publisher: Ariel-Pellegrini & Cudahy