Agincourt, Ontario: Methuen Publications, 1981. 1st North American Edition. Folio, publisher's stapled photo-illustrated stiff paper wraps.
Souvenir program commemorating the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer, on July 29th, 1981, in St. Paul's Cathedral. Illustrated throughout with color photos of the procession, ceremony, royal family and attendees, and the crowds; including a folding panorama centerfold, and one plate of drawings of bridal and bridesmaids' gowns. "Lady Diana Spencer's wedding dress possessed a chaste glamour....It was made by two young British designers, the husband and wife team of David and Elizabeth Emmanuel, and gained its inspiration from Victoriana, Edwardian theatre and ballet costume, Arthur Rackham's fairy-tale book illustrations, Tudor influences, all put together in a manner that exposed the wearer's known taste for the romantic." With an account of the day's proceedings by British newscaster Lewis, an essay on "The Royal Wedding Clothes" by fashion writer Beyfus, detailed captions identifying all the participants, and a dedicatory poem by then British Poet Laureate Betjeman. Published simultaneously in the UK. Faint creasing to upper wrap. Near fine. Item #178