[Coronation Ticket]. Ticket for the Coronation of George IV. London: Dobbs, Henry, 1821. First Edition. 8vo (Oblong). Unbound. Ticket. Good. Single sided printed and embossed ticket for the coronation of George IV, approximately 265mm x 235mm in size.
Creased from old folds, very slightly trimmed to head and foot, very small tear to one fold at foot, but generally quite bright and clean.
Ticket for Poets Corner, ‘Peers Ticket’ in ink to reverse.
The embossing on the ticket was designed by Henry Dobbs, well known for high-quality embossing, with the two colour printing being an early example of the Congreve process, (Whiting and Branston later acquired the patent), designed to be a perfect two-colour register and therefore very difficult to counterfeit. As Rickards notes “A notable success was its use in the elaborate invitation-tickets to the coronation of George IV (19 July 1821). These combined the technology of Whiting’s printing and Dobb’s embossing, and were magnificent examples of decorative uncounterfeitability” (Rickards, Encyclopedia of Ephemera, page 104)