"London Clubs: Their History & Treasures" 1911 NEVILL, Ralph (SOLD)


[316] pp.

w/ nine plates

Chatto & Windus


8 3/4" x 6"

3/4 Morocco leather bound by Bayntun Binder Bath England for C.E. Lauriat Co. Boston


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"The modern club, with its luxuries and comforts, has its origin in the tavern and coffee-house of a long-past age. The resorts in question have long since entirely changed their character, although they were once important features of London life, and were used by all classes for purposes of conviviality and conversation." Included are articles on Lord Camelford, Lloyd's, Garaway's; Dryden's seat; Evans's; the Duke of Norfolk; Ozias Lindley; A Unique Tobacco-Box; Mrs. White; Heidegger; Redecoration in 1850; Sir Robert Walpole; Brooks's; Gambling at Brooks's; Sheridan and Fox; Baccarat; Supper Clubs; Involuntary Murder; The St. James; Mrs. Oldfield; Edwin Booth and Lord Uxbridge.