London: Thomas Newcomb, 1687. First edition. Hardcover. Very good. Item #18362 .
Folio. Title page in red and black. Complete with 30 engraved plates, of which 28 are double page, one is folding and one is full page. Newly bound to style by the Hullah Bindery in full calf stained in the Cambridge style, tooled in gilt and blind on the spine and boards; red leather lettering label, gilt. With the armorial bookplate of Philta Cotton.
Sandford's Coronation of James II is lavishly illustrated, notable for its detailed descriptions of the coronation ceremony, the costumes worn by the participants, and the food served at the coronation banquet. The engravings are some of the most detailed and accurate depictions of a coronation ceremony in English history and are considered important historical documents.
Light wear to the gilt on the boards; a couple of the engravings have short splits at the bottom of the folds (no loss) and one page with a closed marginal tear sometime mended with archival tape and not affecting the text; overall this is a very good example, and scarce in that it is complete with all plates, including the frequently missing fireworks plate.