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George III Coronation and Marriage

University of Oxford



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A collection of poems written for the coronation of King George III with text in various languages.

  • Pietas Universitatis Oxoniensis in Obitum Serenissimi Regis Georgii II [bound with] epithalamia Oxoniensia, Sive Gratulationes in Augustissimi Regis Georgii III. et Illustrissimae Principissae Sophiae Charlottae Nuptias Auspicatissimas.
  • Oxonii: e Typographeo Clarendoniano, 1761.
  • [4], [147], [1] blank, [4] handwritten index, [6] blank, [4], [188] pages.
  • Folio.
  • Part one has each page hand-numbered in ink on the upper fore corner and an additional handwritten index following the text with each author numbered by page.
  • Bound in modern quarter leather with marbled paper boards and paneled spine with gilt lettering.
  • Housed in matching slipcase.

A collection of poems specially for the coronation of King George III, with text in Latin, Greek, English, several each in Hebrew or Arabic, one in Welsh and one engraved plate in Phoenician, Palmyrene Syriac, Etruscan and Samnite Etruscan. It is bound with a collection of poems written for the wedding of King George III and Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, with text in Latin, Greek, English and Hebrew. 

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Slipcase paper beginning to separate.

"Littles of Liberton" bookplate preserved from previous binding and pasted onto front free endpaper verso.

First title page missing lower fore corner, which has been archivally supplied. 


Latin, Greek, Hebrew, English


Poetry, Royalty, Fine bindings

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