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The Procession and Ceremonies Observed at the Time of the Installation Of The Knights Companions Of the Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath: Upon Thursday June, 17, 1725. With the Arms, Names Titles, &c. of the Knights Companions, and of their Esquires, As they are fix'd up in Henry VIIth's Chapel in Westminster Abbey. By John Pine, Engraver. N.B. The Portraits of most of the Knights Companions and Officers of the Order are done from Original Pictures painted for the Purpose.

RA Collection: Book

Record number


Variant Title

Procession & les Ceremonies Qui s'observérent le Jeudi 17, Jour de Juin 1725


London:: Printed by S. Palmer and J. Huggonson, for John Pine, and sold by W. Innys; F. Fayram; R. Gosling; N. Prevost; J. Vandenhoeck; J. Smith; D. Lyon; A. Johnston; J. King, and J. Brindley., MDCCXXX.

Physical Description

[8], 18, 2 p., 20 pl. (19 dble.); 506 mm. (Broadsheet).


[French title-p.; English t.-p.; imprimaturs; dedic.] - Subscribers; Fautes à Corriger - Introduction [In English and French] - [Text, in English and French] - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

Plates 3 and 12-18 are signed as drawn by J. Highmore and engraved by J. Pine; the rest are unsigned. Several head- and tail-pieces are signed as either drawn or engraved by J. Pine.

It is possible that the bookseller J. Vandenhoeck mentioned on the title page is the same as Isaac Vandenhoeck?

The work is dedicated by John Pine to the King (George II).


ESTC, T90202
A survey of pageantry was B. Holme, Princely feasts and festivals: five centuries (1988).

Summary Note

The French title page reads, 'La Procession & les Ceremonies Qui s'observérent le Jeudi 17, Jour de Juin 1725, à l'Installation Des Chevaliers De l'Illustre Ordre Militaire du Bain; Avec Les Armes, les Titres, &c. des Chevaliers, & de leurs Ecuiers, Tels qu'ils sont placés dans la Chapelle de Henry VII. dan l'Abaie de Westminster. Par Jean Pine, Graveur ...'. The introduction and text are printed in English and French in parallel.

Eighteen of the twenty plates show details of the procession and ceremonies of the installation, and the arms of the knights and esquires; the last two describe the dishes offered.


A microfilm version was published in 2003 (Woodbridge, Conn: Primary Source Microfilm).


Recorded in RAA Library, Catalogue, 1802.

Binding Note

18th-century black morocco, with upper and lower covers decorated with gilt borders; spine decorated in gilt; red morocco spine-label, lettered, 'Install Of The Knights Of The Bath'.

Name as Subject


Knights and knighthood - Orders of knighthood and chivalry - Associations - Ceremonies - Processions - Pageants - Banquets - Costume - Dress - Great Britain - London - Westminster Abbey - History - 18th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 18th century


John Pine, engraver, draughtsman, publisher
Samuel Palmer, printer
George II King of Great Britain, dedicatee
Joseph Highmore, draughtsman
J. Huggonson, printer
William Innys, bookseller
Francis Fayram, bookseller
Robert Gosling, bookseller
Nicholas Prevost, bookseller
Isaac Vandenhoeck, bookseller
David Lyon, bookseller
John Brindley, bookseller