Item #009547 Banquet Given by the Learned Societies of Philadelphia at the American Academy of Music September 17, 1887: Closing the Ceremonies in Commenmoration of the Framing and Signing of the Constitution of the United States

Banquet Given by the Learned Societies of Philadelphia at the American Academy of Music September 17, 1887: Closing the Ceremonies in Commenmoration of the Framing and Signing of the Constitution of the United States

Philadelphia: Printed for the Committee, 1888. Paperback. 86 p., 6 leaves of engraved plates; 28 cm. Lacking wrapper. In observation of the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of the United States in 1787, a banquet was held by eight learned societies in Philadelphia: the University of Pennsylvania, the American Philosophical Society, the College of Physicians, the Law Academy of Philadelphia, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the franklin Institute, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Academy of Natural Sciences. The guest list included President Grover Cleveland, former president Rutherford B. Hayes, members of the Supreme Court, various foreign dignitaries, members of Congress, state governors, and many others. The plates include the menu printed in red and black. Includes the toasts and speeches. Very scarce. In Good- Condition: lacking original wrapper; text block is separating; title page is lightly soiled; minor loss at upper corners of title page, which has closed 2-cm. tear from spine; loss at fore-edge and lower corner of final two leaves, without loss of text; loss at lower corners of final pages without loss of text; occasional closed tears along spine; text and illustrations are otherwise, clean and solid. Good -. Item #009547

Price: $125.00