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London Pageants. - I. Accounts Of Fifty-Five Royal Processions And Entertainments In The City Of London; Chiefly Extracted From Contemporary Writers. - II. A Bibliographical List Of Lord Mayors' Pageants. [Device]

RA Collection: Book

Record number



(London:): Printed By And For J. B. Nichols And Son, 25, Parliament-Street. Sold By Simpkin And Marshall, Stationers'-Court; And All Other Booksellers., 1831.

Physical Description

121, [1], 2 p., frontis.: illus.; 217 mm. (Octavo.)


[Frontis., t.p.] - Introductory Remarks - [Text] - [Colophon] - [Publishers' avertisement].

Responsibility Note

The frontispiece is signed as engraved by John Swaine.

In-text illustrations are unsigned.

The printer is named in the colophon: 'London: Printed By J.B. Nichols and Son, 25, Parliament Street.'


A survey of pageants was B. Holme, Princely feasts and festivals: five centuries of pageantry (1988).

Summary Note

The frontispiece shows a festive arch erected for King James. In-text illustrations show heraldic devices, apart from one, which shows 'Dance Of Fools, From Beverley Minster'.

Binding Note

19th-century half calf, orange cloth-covered boards; rebacked and recornered in 20th century, red morocco spine-label lettered 'London Processions'.


Kings - Monarchs - Rulers - Mayors - Ceremonies - Celebrations - Festivals - Fetes - Pageants - Processions - Temporary structures - Great Britain - London - History
Art history - Bibliographies - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 19th century