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DOUBLE CROWN CLUB : David Chambers : William Harvey. Invitation + Keepsake for Double Crown Club Dinner 225 on 5 July 1974 on board the Motor Vessel Mayflower Garden. , Double Crown Club 1974.

Together 2 Items. The Menu a pamphlet c. 21.5 x 13 cms in blue wrappers illustrated with an engraving, containing 16 pages sewn-in, of which 6pp are each printed with text plus an engraved illustration. Couple of wrapper corners just slightly creased, else excellent. The Invitation a simple card c. 22 x 10.5 cms with engraved illustration and details of the meeting including a visit to the collection and library of the Armouries of the Tower of London. About 100 copies only designed and printed by David Chambers. A delicious spoof pamphlet based on the 1829 publication The Epicurean Practices Of Some Of The Numerous Animals & Birds In The Tower Menagerie illustrated by William Harvey's animal portraits engraved on wood by Branston & Wright. This DCC version includes the original descriptions and Harvey illustrations of the Cape Lion or Felis Leo, the Caracal or Felis Caracal, and the Secretary Bird or Mackay Milleris : and adds a new species The Double Crown Club, or Praetor in Sella Curuli, a pair of peacock-like birds with crown-like ruffs. 'Like the Boa Constrictor, this group of typographic cognoscenti is inclined to eat well but infrequently. Its feeding grounds are commonly in Soho, but a move to fresh pastures is the inevitable result of the summer's drought ... 5 July 1974 sees such a migration, when ... the Club is to dine, aboard the motor vessel Mayflowr Garden, upon smoked trout, entrecote bordelaise' &c. (Book ref. 9396 )  £ 30.00

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