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Ethiopia | Album of photographs and press cuttings relating to the Coronation of Haile Selassie, November 1930

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- 3,000 GBP

Ethiopia | Album of photographs and press cuttings relating to the Coronation of Haile Selassie, November 1930

Ethiopia | Album of photographs and press cuttings relating to the Coronation of Haile Selassie, November 1930

Estimate:

2,000

to
- 3,000 GBP

Starting bid:

2,000

GBP

(0 bids, reserve not met)

Lot closes:

Lot closes:

7 days, 3 hours

7 days, 3 hours

May 13, 03:37 PM (GMT)

May 13, 03:37 PM (GMT)

Ethiopia


Album of photographs, press cuttings and ephemera relating to the Coronation of Haile Selassie, Emperor of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, November 1930


Folio album (390 x 285mm.), compiled by Major E.O. Springfield, containing a total of 32 silver gelatin print photographs (including Wilfred Thesiger and the British delegation), 35 leaves of newspaper and magazine cuttings, a manuscript pass, menu, seat ticket and seating plan, ambassadorial letters, an invitation to the Coronation ceremony, and dinner, together with an 11-page typescript account of the coronation by Springfield, original cloth-backed boards, title on upper cover, binding slightly worn


A fascinating compilation of photographs, documents and press cuttings relating to the Coronation of Haile Selassie in November 1930. The album includes a rare photograph of the young explorer Wilfred Thesiger in a top hat with the Duke of Gloucester and the rest of the British delegation to the Coronation on the steps of the British legation in Addis Ababa. Thesiger is shown standing next to Captain (later Major) E.O. Springfield (the compiler of this album) who was comptroller to the Governor General of Sudan.


PROVENANCE:

[Captain, later Major] E[dmund] O[sborn] Springfield, The Palace, Khartoum, Sudan (signature and address on upper pastedown)

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