Auction: 22066 - Historical Documents, Postal History & Autographs - Featuring the Robin Hunt Collection
The Robin Hunt Collection
The Duke of Wellington, Funeral
1852 Comprehensive collection of tickets (4), broadsheets, London Gazettes, details of the funeral procession, the "Order of Proceeding and Ceremonies Observed at the Public Funeral" (38p); lithograph by Day & Son of the lying in state; large sheets illustrating the funeral procession published by the Cambridge Chronicle, Norfolk Chronicle, The Derby Mercury, Ellot on the Strand (coloured woodblock vignettes); the Sun commemorative issue, and a superb SILK with tassled edges, published by Mr Mitchell of Old Bond Street, "Designed and Printed from Stone by D. Williams, London" detailing the "Funeral Programme by Authority of the Earl Marshal" with the Duke of Wellington's Arms and battle honours listed (465x600mm). Together with black paper wrappers "Service and Anthems to be used...in the Cathedral Church of St. Paul", and a red cloth binding (front board detached) titled "The Birth of Wellington" by John Murray with an inscription from the author to HRH the Duke of Cambridge "the worthy successor of the illustrious Wellington" dated 1857 (32)
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