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Verses By The Game Club - 5 Volumes

Mary B. Dinsmoor

Published by Privately Printed, 1884
Condition: Good Hardcover
From Antiquarian Books of Boston (Winthrop, MA, U.S.A.)

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All 5 volumes are generally clean with good, unworn and unbumped edges. The pages have a few minor stains and are crisp and are tightly bound. The first volume in this series was printed in 1884 and is Number 11 of 21 copies. The Second Series was printed in 1887 amd is Number 14 of 24 copies. The Third Series was printed in 1890 and is Number 15 of 24 copies. The Fourth Series was printed in 1893 and is Number 13 of 24 copies. The fifth Series was printed in 1897 and is Number 14 of 24 copies. On an endpaper of Volume 5 is a 16 line manuscript poem that was "Omitted by mistake" at the 158th meeting - entitled "Dreams" by W. H. F. (Mrs. Forbes). On an enclosed, edge-stained, printed sheet is a history of the club and the identification of the initials of the authors of the poems. These five volumes were owned and signed by Mary B. Dinsmoor who was one of the contributors of these poems. Other authors are: Charlotte Bowditch, Cornelia Bowditch, Charles Pickering Bowditch, Cornelia Rockwell Bowditch, Henry Pickering Bowditch; Joseph Horace Clark; Elinor Curtis; Edward Waldo Emerson; William Ralph Emerson; Edith Forbes, Edith Emerson Forbes, Edward Waldo Forbes; Mary Dorr Frost; Mary Wilson Fiske; Sarah and William Hathaway Forbes; Amy Peabody Lothrop; Gertrude Storey; Isabel Fiske Sherwin; Mariana Theresa Storey; Moorfield Storey; Susan Tappan Storey; Thomas Sherwin; Charles Pickard Ware; Elizabeth Lawrence Ware; Moses Williams; Selma Wesselhoeft. The enclosed page reads: - "The Game Club was formed in January, 1882, and had its first meeting on January 25. It met at the houses of its members once in two weeks during the months from November to May. At each meeting the hostess for the evening offered her guests a bowl containing slips of paper on each of which a subject was written. Everyone took the slip on which his hand fell, and then was allowed about forty-five minutes in which to write a poem on the subject thus selected. After the first poem has been finished a second choice was offered so that each had a chance to write two poems every evening. There followed a supper at which the poems were read, and before the next meeting they were copied into a book. After the poems had accumulated, the books were sent around and the members made a list of such poems as he or she liked best. Those which received the largest number of votes were afterwards printed privately for the members of the Club. In this way five printed volumes were made up.". Bookseller Inventory # 10568

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Title: Verses By The Game Club - 5 Volumes

Publisher: Privately Printed

Publication Date: 1884

Binding: Hard Covers

Book Condition:Good

Edition: First Editions

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