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Edward VIII becomes King of England...

Item # 677275

January 22, 1936


* Edward VIII ascends the throne
* King of the United Kingdom
* King George V death

The front page has a banner headline: "GEORGE V FUNERAL TUESDAY" with subheads that include: "New King Takes Oath; Subjects Pledge Fealty" and more. (see) Coverage continues on pages 2 & 3 with a few related photos. A full page pictorial is on the back page. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 34 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. A few small binding holes along the spine, nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century