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The Crown Jewels

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This edition features a specially bound copy of Keay's book together with a facsimile of Joseph Robins's panoramic representation of Queen Victoria's 1838 coronation procession in Westminster Abbey presented together in a clamshell gift box.Often called “the finest jewelry collection in the world,” the crown jewels were created to be the physical embodiment of English sovereignty. This collector’s edition of The Crown Jewels features a specially bound copy of Anna Keay’s book together with a facsimile of Joseph ...
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Overview

This edition features a specially bound copy of Keay's book together with a facsimile of Joseph Robins's panoramic representation of Queen Victoria's 1838 coronation procession in Westminster Abbey presented together in a clamshell gift box.Often called “the finest jewelry collection in the world,” the crown jewels were created to be the physical embodiment of English sovereignty. This collector’s edition of The Crown Jewels features a specially bound copy of Anna Keay’s book together with a facsimile of Joseph Robins’s panoramic representation of Queen Victoria’s 1838 coronation procession in Westminster Abbey.The two books are presented together in a striking gift box. The fold-out panorama is four inches high by ten feet long, and it depicts Queen Victoria and other principal participants in the coronation ceremony in procession through the Abbey. The original copy, held in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle, would have been published as a souvenir in the days preceding photography and has never before been reproduced.
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Last spring's royal wedding Catherine Middleton and Prince William refocused our attention on all things connected with the English monarchy, which is not to say that our attention had ever wandered or flagged. In fact, it is seldom sated. The Crown Jewels, the most visible symbols of the British royalty, are displayed in public only infrequently; indeed, for the past thousand years, the finest collection of jewelry in the world have remained in the Tower of London, leaving it only for rare state occasions. Anna Keay's The Crown Jewels shepherds readers past palace guards to give us the closest view of the Crown Jewels we will ever have. In addition to stunning, specially taken color photographs of the jewels themselves, this truly regal coffee table book provides historical background, photos and paintings of monarchs wearing the regalia.

The Midwest Book Review
“[This book] is a must for those with a fascination of British royalty and history, along with those who have a fascination with fine jewelry as well.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780500516034
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson
  • Publication date: 10/31/2011
  • Edition description: Special Edition
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 12.25 (w) x 16.00 (h) x 2.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Anna Keay was a curator at the Tower of London and now works at English Heritage. Her books include The Magnificent Monarch, The Elizabethan Tower of London, and The Crown Jewels.
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