A glimpse into the Empire just post Victoria

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A beautiful book this!

It was my father's and while a little rough around the edges is still in pretty good shape!
This large format (11x17) book is a commemorative edition put out by the Illustrated London News in 1935.
The event commemorated was the Silver Jubilee of the reign of his Imperial Majesty King George V.

George was a grandson of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and the first cousin of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany. From 1877 until 1891 he served in the Royal Navy. On the death of Victoria in 1901, George's father became King Edward VII, and George was made Prince of Wales. On his father's death in 1910, he succeeded as King-Emperor of the British Empire.

This book is a fantastic collection of articles, photos and elegant colour plates celebrating the King's reign.

And while not Victorian many of the photos and drawings are Victorian and well worth a perusal.

The Illustrated London News
Silver Jubilee
Record Number
King George V.
and Queen Mary


Illustrated London News
and Sketch, Ltd.
346, Strand, London W.C.2


Keep your sight glass full and your firebox trimmed.


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