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The Story of the Bath Pageant in Poetry Prose and Pictures

By Anon

1909

Lewis Bros : Bath

11" by 9"

[14] 218 pp [4]

 

 

 

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An illustrated documentation of the 1909 Bath Historical Pageant, taking the form of poetry and prose, with photographs of the event throughout.

The Bath Historical Pageant was an event in the Royal Victoria Park, where a cast performs scenes of prominent episodes in Bath history. There were eight episodes in total, looking at the dedication of Sul's temple at Bath A.D. 160; the sack of Akeman after Dryham fight A.D. 577; The Coronation of King Edgar A.D 973, King Henry VII visits Bath A.D. 1497; Visit of Queen Elizabeth to Bath A.D. 1590; The Battle of Landsdown A.D. 1643; The Glorious time of Beau Nash and Ralph Allen 1752; the visit of Queen Charlotte to Bath in 1817. With an introduction by the barrister, author, and socialite Alexander Meyrick Broadley. He was involved in the Cleveland Street Scandal in 1889, whereupon he then went to Brussels in exile. When he returnd he became a great supporter of the Bath Historical Pageant, appearing as Beau Nash one year. With photographs by the official photographers of the event, Lewis Bros. Collated, complete.

CONDITION

In the original cloth binding. Externally, smart. Rubbing and some light spotting has caused a little discolouration to the boards. Fading and a little spotting to the spine. Bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities, causing a little loss. Prior owner's ink inscription to the verso of the front endpaper. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with just a little light age-toning to the edges of some pages. Pages are generally clean with the odd spot and handling mark, with the spotting predominately being to the first and last few pages.

Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed

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