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WOLVERHAMPTON ROYAL VISIT.. The Royal Visit to Wolverhampton. ["Visit of Her Majesty the Queen, accompanied by Prince and Princess Christian and Princess Louise, to inaugurate the Prince Consort statue at Wolverhampton".]1867

Wolverhampton: Edward Roden, 4to (270 x 210 mm), 81, [15]pp., 5 albumen plates, partly printed in gold and colours, facsimile letters, orig. publishers green cloth, royal crest and patterned border impressed in gilt on upper cover, bevelled boards, all edges gilt, some light foxing to prelims otherwise a fine copy. The text is composed of details extracted from newspaper reports of the royal visit to Wolverhampton in November 1866 where Queen Victoria unveiled an equestrian statue of Prince Albert, The Prince Consort by Thomas Thornycroft in Queen Square (formerly Market Square, originally High Green). The five plates featuring eleven albumen prints of individuals and scenes related to the event. Includes Queen Victoria by W. & D. Downey, and photographs by Robert White Thrupp of Sir John Morris, E.J. Hayes, Henry Underhill, John Joseph Powell, George Lees Underhill, Moses Ironmonger, Henry Hartley Fowler, 1st Viscount Wolverhampton and John Hawksford. Other photographs by Thrupp show the statue of Prince Albert in Queen Square, and a rephotographed drawing and photomontage depicting the impromptu knighting by Queen Victoria of John Morris, Mayor of Wolverhampton that occurred at the pavilion set up for the statue's unveiling. Provenance: Inscribed 'Miss Sparrow from an old friend, June, 1874.' Gernsheim, 403. JISC locating copies at the BL and Leicester University only.

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