Full title: ‘The entertainment of his most excellent majestie Charles II, in his passage through the city of London to his coronation’. By John Ogilby, 1662.

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Michael Robinosn  •  Link

Ogilby, John, 1600-1676.

The entertainment of His most excellent Majestie Charles II, in his passage through the city of London to his coronation: containing an exact accompt of the whole solemnity; the triumphal arches, and cavalcade, delineated in sculpture; the speeches and impresses illustrated from antiquity. To these is added, a brief narrative of His Majestie’s solemn coronation: with his magnificent proceding, and royal feast in VVestminster-Hall. By John Ogilby.
[London] : Printed [by Thomas Roycroft] for Richard Mariot, and Thomas Dring, and are to be sold at their shops in Fleet-Street, MDCLXII. [1662]

[4], 171, 170-192 p., [14] leaves of plates by Hollar (all but 2 folded) ; 2⁰.
Title page in red and black. With an engraved frontispiece (plate), bearing royal arms. License to print signed: Edvvard Walker, Garter Principal King of Arms. "A brief narrative of His Majesties solemn coronation" (2A-2C⁴ 2D²) has separate divisional title page; this whole section is a cancel. Cf. Fredson Bowers, "Ogilby’s Coronation Entertainment (1661-1689): Editions and Issues" (Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America, 47 (1953), p. 350). In this edition, the right serif of the first "V" of "VVestminster" is filed off. Wing (CD-Rom, 1996), O172.

An imprint variant of the edition lacking "London" and with "printed for Richard Mariot, and Thomas Dring" in imprint (Wing O 171) Based on "The relation of His Majestie’s entertainment passing through the city of London, to his coronation" by John Ogilby (1661; Wing O181, O181A), but so greatly expanded as to constitute a separate work.

PL 2903. Copy bound in white vellum with the boards stamped with the Royal arms.

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