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WILLIAM IV. The Form and Order of the Service that is to be performed and the Ceremonies that are to be observed, in The Coronation  of Their Majesties King William IV and Queen Adelaide, in the Abbey Chruch of S. Peter, Westminster, On thursday, the 8th of September 1831, iv + 71 pp.[bound with] a Coronation Ticket for The Right Honourable Henry William Wynne [with] A Sermon Preached at the Coronation of Their Most excellent Majesties King William IV, and Queen Adelaide in the Abbey Church of Westminster September VIII MDCCCXXXI by Charles James Lord Bishop of London, 15 pp. [bound with] The Ceremonies to be observed at the Royal Coronation, ii + 18 pp folded, title a little soiled, Eyre and Strahan, B. Fellows, 1831
sm.4to hf. calf, rebacked, original label on upper cover, and the crested paper bookplate or seal of Henry Watkin Williams, the Parliamentary Historian and Diplomat, inside the front cover,
William inherited the throne at the age of 69, at a time when the monarchy was at a uniquely low ebb and insisted that his coronation should cost only a fraction of his brother's, which proved a popular move. The few Tickets, Service Papers and Ceremonial instructions were issued together, the Coronation Sermon separately. It is unusual to find them each individually let alone gathered together as above.

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