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[ Ye Sette of Odd Volumes, London. ] Four programmes/menus of meetings, nicely printed and illustrated (three by Rupert Thomas Gould).

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[ Ye Sette of Odd Volumes, London literary dining club; Rupert Thomas Gould (1890-1948); Curwen Press; Pelican Press; Owen Lankester; Edward Heron-Allen; Sir William Arbuthnot Lane ]
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[ Ye Sette of Odd Volumes, London. ] One: 'holden at Ye Imperial Restaurant (Oddenino's)', 30 October 1923. Two: Royal Adelaide Gallery (Gatti's), 22 June 1926. Three and Four at the Savoy, 24 April 1928 (Curwen Press), 27 June 1933 (Pelican Press).
£60.00

One: 'Ye 390th Meeting of Ye Sette of Odde [sic] Volumes, holden at Ye Imperial Restaurant (Oddenino's) on Tuesday, ye 30th daie of October, 1923.' 4pp., 4to. Bifolium on shiny art paper. In fair condition, with light signs of age and wear. Stylish caricature portrait of chairman Sir William Arbuthnot Lane ('Chirurgeon') on front cover, with two amusing small vignettes. TWO: 'Ye 415th Meeting of Ye Sette of Odd Volumes, holden at Ye Royal Adelaide Gallery (Gatti's) on Tuesday, ye 22nd daie of June, 1926.' 4pp., 8vo. Bifolium on shiny art paper.

[ The Double Crown Club. ] Illustrated menu for the 35th dinner of the Double Crown Club (chaired by Thomas Balston and with a paper delivered by Stanley Morison), at the Cafe Royal, London.

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The Double Crown Club, dining club and society of printers, London; Thomas Balston; Stanley Morison (1889-1967), typographer; The Times of London
Publication details: 
Printed in the offices of The Times, Printing House Square, London, EC4. 8 December 1932.
£80.00

Printed in black on a 45 x 28 cm piece of white card, folded twice to make a 22.5 x 14 cm bifolium. When opened out the card has the printing details and 'THE 35TH DINNER' on the otherwise blank reverse. Aged and worn. The outer covers of the card, opening out to 45 x 14 cm, carry a reversed photograph of a Miller & Richard chase, with form featuring the words 'DOUBLE CROWN CLUB'.

[The Royal Society.] Four printed documents relating to the 289th Anniversary Dinner at the Dorchester Hotel, London: Copies of speeches by the President, Professor E. D. Adrian, and Viscount Portal of Hungerford; Menu; and 'Plan of Tables'.

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The Royal Society, London [289th Anniversary Dinner, Dorchester Hotel, London]; Professor Edgar Douglas Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian, Nobel Prize winner; Charles Portal, 1st Viscount Portal of Hungerford
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[The Royal Society, London.] Dinner held on St Andrew's Day [30 November] 1951, at the Dorchester Hotel, London. 'Plan of Tables' printed by Headley Brothers Ltd, 109 Kingsway, London, WC2, and Ashford, Kent.
£80.00

The four items in good condition, lightly-aged. ONE: 'The Royal Society | Speech of the President, Professor E. D. Adrian, O.M., at the Anniversary Dinner, Dorchester Hotel, on 30 November 1951.' Duplicated typescript. 5pp., short 8vo. On five leaves stapled together. TWO: 'The Royal Society | Speech by the Viscount Portal of Hungerford at the Anniversary Dinner on 30 November 1951'. 6pp., long 8vo. Duplicated typescript. On six leaves stapled together. THREE: Cover reads: 'The Royal Society | Professor E. D. Adrian, O.M. | President | Anniversary Dinner | Dorchester Hotel | St.

Menu card for 'Dinner at the White Horse Hotel, June 16th. 1896' by the 'Banbury Bowling Green Club (The Chestnuts)', attractively printed in colours by Cheney & Sons, Banbury.

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[H. Busby, Proprietor, Banbury Bowling Green Club (The Chestnuts); Cheney & Sons, General, Commercial & Artistic Printers, Banbury]
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Banbury Bowling Green Club (The Chestnuts). 'Cheney, Banbury' [Cheney & Sons, printers] 1896.
£25.00

11 x 7.5 cm. bifolium, with outer covers on shiny paper and inside matte. The cover printed in brown ink in fancy type within an attractive decorative border of gold and light-green. In very good condition. Cover reads: 'Banbury | Bowling Green Club | (The Chestnuts). | Dinner | at the | White Horse Hotel, | June 16th. 1896. | H. Busby, | Proprietor.' With 'Cheney, Banbury' in small type in bottom left-hand corner. Inside, the five-course menu commences with a choice of 'SALMON. CUCUMBER.' or 'FRIED SOLES.

[Printed booklet.] De Quincey Society. 1889. [Rules of the De Quincey Society.] [With manuscript menu, on paper with crest of Worcester College, Oxford.]

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The De Quincey Society, Worcester College, Oxford
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Booklet: [The De Quincey Society, Worcester College, Oxford.] Art & Stationery Co., Printers, Oxford. Revised, 1894. Menu: Worcester College, Oxford. 'High Table - 18 June 1905'.
£95.00

Both items in good condition, on lightly-aged paper. Booklet: 8pp., 32mo. Staples rusting. Cover with Worcester College crest printed in red. Pp.3-6 carry the 20 rules, and p.7 contains a list, in three columns, of 46 'Members of the Society since its foundation.', from F. E. C. Drew to W. T. Lancaster. Menu: on small rectangle of card, headed with 'Menu' and the college crest printed in blue. At the head of the card, in pencil: 'High Table - 18 June 1905'. The menu is written out in another hand, in blue ink: 'Boiled Turbot | Poulet a la Marengo. Kromeskys. | Roast Sirloin of Beef.

Autograph Signature ('Jellicoe | AF') of Admiral of the Fleet John Rushworth Jellicoe, on printed menu of 'Un diner à la Française', Palace Hotel, Villars-sur-Bex, Suisse, with 'Les Grands Vins de Champagne'.

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Admiral of the Fleet John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe (1859–1935) [Battle of Jutland; Dr Andrew John Morland (1896-1957), physician, University College Hospital and French Hospital, London]
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Palace Hotel, Villars-sur-Bex, Switzerland ['48e diner des Revues "Le Golf" et "Les Sports d'Hiver du Continent']. 5 January 1935.
£35.00

4pp., 12mo, printed in blue and gold on card bifolium. Aged and with central horizontal fold, with glue from previous mount adhering to reverse of second leaf. Jellicoe's signature, in pencil at the head of the first page, reads 'Jellicoe | AF'. The menu is made out in manuscript to 'Mr John Morland'. Nine champagnes are listed, with their vintages, with eleven suitably-grand courses. 'Cigarettes Ed. Laurens | Les spécialités sont expliquées par le Docteur de Pomiane.

Commemorative printed menu of a public dinner celebrating the '25th Anniversary of Formation' of the Cambridge Trades Council and Labour Party. Signed by the politician Hugh Dalton.

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Hugh Dalton [Edward Hugh John Neale Dalton, Baron Dalton] (1887-1962), British Labour Party Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1945-1947 [Cambridge Trades Council and Labour Party]
Hugh Dalton [Edward Hugh John Neale Dalton, Baron Dalton]
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6 March 1937; at Dorothy Cafe [Foister & Jagg, printers, Cambridge].
£56.00
Hugh Dalton [Edward Hugh John Neale Dalton, Baron Dalton]

Printed on three sides of a bifolium on yellow card, with leaves roughly 12 x 20 cm each. Foister & Jagg's slug, on the back of the menu, almost removed by glue from mounting in album: otherwise good. Listing the members of the 'Anniversary Celebrations Committee', together with the 'Menu' and 'Toast List'. Dalton's signature ('Hugh Dalton') is written in pencil on the otherwise blank reverse of the second leaf.

Menu for a dinner of the Worshipful Company of Stationers at Brusnwick Hotel, Blackwall. With ornate doily cut border.

Author: 
The Worshipful Company of Stationers [Stationers' Company; paper doily]
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London: 18 July 1855.
£65.00

On one side of a piece of wove paper roughly 23.5 x 19 cm. A delicate and scarce piece of ephemera, in a remarkably good state of repair. Possibly a proof, as a thin blank strip along one of the vertical edges, intended to be detached and discarded, still adheres. The menu itself is crisply printed in the centre, covering a space roughly 17 x 13.5 cm.

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