An Account of the Signet Club. With Extracts from the Minutes and a Complete List of Members, 1790-1902.

Edinburgh: Privately printed for the Club by T. and A. Constable, 1902. One of only thirty-five copies printed. This is George Dunlop’s copy, signed by him on the front free endpaper. A preliminary blank has signatures of club members who were present at the dinner of 1st May 1902 (Harry Cheyne, George M. Paul, John L. Mounsey, William Babbington, Archibald R.C. Pitman, George Dunlop, James Mylne, Charles Cook, William Stuart Fraser, John Cowan). Laid in are letters to Dunlop from other club members (Hew Hamilton Crichton, Sir Charles Bowman Logan, William John Dundas, and Henry Cook). All are dated May 1902 and thank Dunlop for this book. Also laid in is the menu for a dinner at the Signet Club in November 1890, on the occasion of the club’s centenary. Spine extremities a bit rubbed. A very good copy. Quarter black straight-grain morocco over burgundy paper-covered boards, gilt spine, gilt coat-of-arms on front cover. Quarto. 54, [3] pp. Item #14326

A rare account of the Edinburgh literary club. This publication is not even listed in OCLC or RLIN.

Price: $450.00

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