Title: The Pageantry of Britain
Author: Julian Paget
Year: 1979 (First Edition)
Publisher: Michael Joseph Limited
Book Condition: Very Good
Jacket Condition: Good/Very Good
Description: A beautifully illustrated, highly readable account of the pageantry and ceremonial in which Britain is so rich – which is executed with such precision, dignity and splendour.
The author describes all aspects of pageantry today, including: Trooping the Colour, State Visits, The Lord Mayor's Show, the Garter Service at Windsor, and pageantry in Scotland and Wales. He also describes the history of these events, with many revealing and entertaining anecdotes, as well as explaining the formalities of such occasions as the Accession and State Funerals.
This lavishly illustrated book will be of great interest, not only to Britons who want to know more of our unique national heritage of pageantry, but also to the millions of tourists who visit Britain every year.
Dark blue boards with gilt text on the spine. Unclipped jacket (£9.95 net) is scuffed along the top and spine, but is free from any damage. Pages are in very good condition.
Measures 27 cm × 20 cm (10.8″ × 8″). 4to. 207 pp.