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The Preparation of Westminster Abbey for the Royal Coronation of Their Most Excellent Majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth - Sydney R. Jones

1937 - John Mowlem &, London - Only Edition. One of 100 Privately Printed Copies
A Series of Drawings by Sydney R. Jones, shewing the Progress and Completion of the work’.

Rare example of this beautiful and large celebration of the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, number 51 of 100 privately printed folios signed by the artist Sydney R. Jones, and containing eleven stunning full page plates by Jones, preceded by an introduction. Printed on handmade Whatman paper watermarked 1937.

Produced for John Mowlam and Company, one of the largest British construction and civil engineering companies of the time, which was awarded a Royal Warrant in 1902. After WW2 they carried out the reconstruction works on both Buckingham Palace and the House of Commons, as well as Downing Street (1963), and a new altar for Westminster Abbey (1966). Among their more well know projects are Billingsgate Fish Market (1874), Smithfield Fruit Market (1882), Liverpool Street Station and the Great Eastern Hotel (1891), Battersea Power Station (1933), London bridge (1972), and even the Docklands Light Railway (1987).
 
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