[Broadside:] Ode on the Marriage of HRH Prince Charles to the Lady Diana Spencer, in St Paul's Cathedral on 29 July 1981.

Betjeman (John)

[Broadside:] Ode on the Marriage of HRH Prince Charles to the Lady Diana Spencer, in St Paul's Cathedral on 29 July 1981.

Description: FIRST EDITION, ONE OF 125 COPIES signed by the author at the foot of the poem, this copy also signed by the illustrator (and publisher) Phillida Gili beneath the colophon, her decorative border of fireworks with the Prince's heraldic feathers at head, 41.5 x 28.5 cm framed and glazed, fine condition

Publication Details: Printed by Skelton's Press for Warren Editions. [1981]

Notes: The Poet Laureate's celebration of the doomed union was written whilst in hospital in Sheffield, recovering from a stroke; this copy with the additional signature of Phillida Gili, whose attractive design of fireworks (with no damp squibs) festoons the border.

Bibliography: (Peterson AA17)

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Price: £250

Subject: Modern First Edition

Published Date: [1981]

Stock Number: 69900

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