Set of five pamphlets recording speeches given at Pilgrim Society occasions.
"Speeches at a Dinner in Honour of His Excellency the American Ambassador The Hon. Frank B. Kellogg"; "Speeches at the Dinner to Celebrate the Bi-centenary of the Birth of George Washington"; "Order of Ceremony at the Unveiling of the Memorial to President Roosevelt by Mrs. Roosevelt"; "The Pilgrims Dinner to Mrs. Roosevelt at the Savoy Hotel"; "Speeches at the Pilgrims Dinner in honour of General Matthew B. Ridgway, U.S.A. (Supreme Commander, Allied Powers in Europe) at the Savoy Hotel".[London] : 1925-1952 Stock Code: 116863
NotesFirst editions, first impressions. This collection of pamphlets dates from 30 January 1925 to 14 October 1952, preserving speeches from Pilgrims Society events held at the Savoy or Hotel Victoria in London. Established in 1902, the objective of the Pilgrims Societies of Great Britain and the United States was, and remains, to encourage and preserve the Anglo-American relationship. There are transcriptions of speeches by, amongst many others, Eleanor Roosevelt, King George VI, Nicholas Murray Butler, and Winston Churchill. (Two of the pamphlets include speeches given by Winston Churchill that are not recorded in Cohen.) Alphabetical lists of the attending Pilgrims and their guests, as well as detailed seating plans, are also included.
The Pilgrims Society's logo was designed by Hugh Fisher, an artist at the Illustrated News, and depicts the lion of Great Britain and the eagle of the USA accompanying a pilgrim on his travels, as another pilgrim above him exclaims over new inventions: the car, bicycle, steamship, train, and airplane. The society's motto, "hic et ubique" ("here and everywhere") is written below.
5 works, small and large octavo. Plain white, cream, or grey card wrappers, wire-stitched (except for one stitched with purple ribbon), front wrappers lettered and illustrated in black or purple.
Woodcut logo to front cover of each pamphlet in black or purple, two seating plans, several black and white photographs.
Light rubbing and creasing to wrapper extremities, minor loss to front wrapper tip of one pamphlet, a fine set.
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