1926 History of the Athenaeum 1824-1925
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First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, Very Scarce
The first edition of this work.
A very scarce work.
A detailed history of the Athenaeum Club, a noted private members' club in London, which was founded in 1824. The club is primarily for people who have accomplished some distinction , in science, literature, or the arts.
Illustrated with a frontispiece, and thirty-one plates.
Written by Thomas Humphry Ward, who is best known for being the husband of the author Mary Augusta Ward.
In the original publisher's cloth binding. Externally, generally smart. A little fading to the spine. Minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. A few minor marks to the boards and spine. Small crack to the head of the rear joint and to the tail of the front joint. A few spots to the endpapers. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean.
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