[Menu] The American Society In London Thanksgiving Day Banquet, November 27th 1902

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Hotel Cecil – London. Three pages. 23.5 x 17 cm. Fanciful cover illustration of a harvest scene and turkeys in black and white with a merry family dinner inset . The first page of the Menu suggests a French leaning menu consisting of dishes such as Consomm√© Aux pointes D’Asperges, Turbot – Sauce Homard. On the verso, “The Thanksgiving Proclamation of the President of the United States, 1902 – According to the yearly custom of our people, it falls upon the President at this season to appoint a day of festival and Thanksgiving to God…” – Theodore Roosevelt. Third page contains the “Toast List.” – “The King. Proposed By The Chairman – The President Of The United States. Proposed By The Attorney-General (Sir Robert B. Finlay. K.C., M.P.) – His Excellency The American Ambassador. Proposed By The Solicitor-General (The Rt. Hon. Sir Edward H. Carson, K.C., M.P.) – Thanksgiving Day. Proposed By His Excellency The American Ambassador. – Our Guests. Proposed By The Hon. H. Clay Evans (Consul-General Of The United States). Responded To By The Rt. Hon. H. H. Asquith, K.C., M.P., And Field-Marshal Sir H. W. Norman, G.C.B., G.C.M.G., C.I.E. – The Chairman. Proposed By The Vice-Chairman. Verso of third page lists members of the General Committee of The American Society in London including Andrew Carnegie. Light staining to cover, includes original cream silk ribbon and red, white, and blue ribbon. Orig. illustrated cream cardboard. Very good. Stiff boards. [828] $225.00