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Parliamentary Buildings Of The Commonwealth British Commonwealth Parliaments 1953

Signature Collector's Gem / Exceedingly Rare

Full title reads thus: Parliamentary Buildings of the Commonwealth Presented to Her Majesty The Queen Head Of the Commonwealth on the occasion of Her Majesty's Coronation JUne 1953 by the General council of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association on behalf of The Branches of the Association in the Legislatures of the Commonwealth. Formerly the property of City Of Liverpool Public Libraries; in "Good" blue cloth, with title and Dewey nimber on spine, both in gilt; library armorial bookplate and "withdrawn" stamp on front and rear pastedowns. It is signed on the title-page by Hon.Harold Holt (Australia) Chairman of the General Council, Hon. Sir John Kotelawala (Ceylon) Vice Chairman and Sir Howard d'Egville Secretary General. In all there are 52 pages of signatures of the leading politicians of the Commomwealth at the time of the coronation, set in each case below a landscape-fomat photograph of the respective legislative assembly. Mostly with several signatures on each page. The first page, for the U.K., has the signatures of Lord Simonds, the Lord Chancellor and W.S. Morrison, the Speaker of the House of Commons ( later the 14th. Governor General of Australia). There follow: Northern Ireland (signed by 1.the Speaker of the Senate and 2. the Speaker of the House of Commons, The Isle of Man (signed by 1. the President of Tynwald And Of The Legislative Council and 2. the Speaker of the House of Keys), Jersey (signed by the Bailiff, President of the States), Canada (signed by 1. the Speaker of the Senate and 2. the Speaker of the House of Commons), Ontario (signed by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly), Quebec (signed by 1. the Speaker of the Legislative Council and 2. the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly), Nova Scotia (signed by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly), New Brunswick (signed by Speaker of the Legislative Assembly), Manitoba (signed by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly), British Columbia (signed by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly), Prince Edward Island (signed by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly), Saskatchewan (signed by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly), Alberta (signed by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly), Newfoundland (signed by the Speaker of the House of Assembly), Australian Commonwealth (signed by 1. the President of the Senate and 2. the Speaker of the House of Representatives), New South Wales (signed by 1. the President of the Legislative Council and 2. the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly), Victoria (signed by 1. the President of the Legislative Council and 2. the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly), Queensland (signed by. the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly), South Australia (signed by 1. the President of the Legislative Council and 2. the Speaker of the House of Assembly), Western Australia (signed by 1. the President of the Legislative Council and 2. the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly), Tasmania (signed by 1. the President of the Legislative Council and 2. the Speaker of the House of Assembly) , New Zealand (signed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives), Union of South Africa (signed by 1. the President of the Senate and 2. the Speaker of the House of Assembly), India (signed by 1. the Speaker of the House of the People and 2. Chairman of the Council of States), Bombay (signed by 1. the Chairman of the Legislative Council and 2. the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly), West Bengal (signed by 1. the Chairman of the Legislative Council and 2. the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly), Pakistan (signed by the President of the Constituent Assembly), East Bengal (signed by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly), Ceylon (signed by 1. the President of the Senate and 2. the Speaker of the House of Representatives), Southern Rhodesia (signed by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly), Malta (signed by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly), Bermuda (signed by 1. the President of the Legislative Council and 2. the Speaker of the House of Assembly), Bahamas (signed by 1. the President of the Legislative Council and 2. the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly), Mauritius (signed by the President of the Legislative Council), Jamaica (signed by 1. the President of the Legislative Council and 2. the Speaker of the House of Representatives). Barbados (signed by 1. the President of the Legislative Council and 2. the Speaker of the House of Assembly), Trinidad and Tobago (signed by the Speaker of the Legislative Council), British Guiana (signed by the President of the Legislative Council), Grenada (signed by the President of the Legislative Council), St. Lucia (signed by the President of the Legislative Council), St. Vincent (signed by the President of the Legislative Council), Dominica (signed by the President of the Legislative Council), British Honduras (signed by the President of the Legislative Council), Gold Coast ( (signed by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly), Nigeria (signed by the President of the House of Representatives), The Gambia (signed by the President of the Legislative Council), Sierra Leone (signed by the President of the Legislative Council), Northern Rhodesia (signed by the Speaker of the Legislative Council), Kenya (signed by the Speaker of the Legislative Council), Singapore (signed by the President of the Legislative Council/Governor) and finally the Federation of Malaysia (signed by the President of the Legislative Council). A political signature collector's gem --- An archivist's treasure. Exceedingly Rare.

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