Record of a Gilded-Age Boston Society Party.

[Boston: Winter, 1896].

A bound volume of autograph letters with the invitation and autograph menu. Octavo (22.5 x 15 x 8 cm.), bound volume of letters mounted on stubs. A superb record of the social grace of an era long gone. Mrs. Francis Blake, wife of the physicist and inventor of telephone fame (see DAB), gave a small ‘dancing’ party for the society ‘A’ list of Boston. Participants were to depart from the Columbus Ave. station and return to the Huntington Ave. station (1:45 AM) via private train. A complete, final manuscript list of the attendees and a manuscript record of the menu and engraved invitation accompany the individual acceptance and rejection (few) letters. Very good; some wear to the binding. A stationer’s (Shipman) adhesive half leather letter file book.

Price: $750.00