78 pp. volume cataloging an 1889 exhibition of 579 works total, following under the categories of Extra Illustrated Books, Rare Books, Cruikshankiana, First Editions of the Works of Charles Dickens, Christmas Books, Autographs, Drrawings and Lithographs, and Etchings and Engravings, each work briefly cataloged. Not illustrated. 8vo. (approx. 9-1/2 x 6-1/4 in.). Orig. pictorial wrpps., some toning and minor soiling, front cover expertly reattached. This copy with a small presentation inscription to upper left corner which reads, "Mrs. N.P. Ward with compliments of H.P.D." Boston (Chas. F. Libbie, Jr./Hayward Place) 1889. Limited edition of 100 copies printed on large paper.
As noted in a brief introductory paragraph to the volume, "The examples exhibited on this occasion are taken at random from the collections of the owners, all of whom are Members of the Club. The sole reasons for said display being to please book lovers and the public gnerally, and to add to the Club persons of similar tastes." The exhibition was held in the rooms of the "Club of Odd Volumes", at 125 Tremont Street in Boston.
The Club of Odd Volumes was a private social club and bibliophilic society, founded in 1887 in Boston. It began essentially as a dinner club and branched out to conduct lectures, host authors and printers, publish books, and put on exhibitions. Aside from two editions of the club's constitution and by-laws, this is their first book. As of February 2021, OCLC locates a small number of holdings in North America, all of which appear to be eBooks.
Book ID: 51173