Item #14900 Proceedings At the Reception and Dinner in Honor of George Peabody, Esq. , of London, by the Citizens of the Old Town of Danvers, October 9, 1856 : To which is appended an Historical Sketch of the Peabody Institute with the Exercises at the Laying of the Corner-Stone and at the Dedication. Committee of Arrangements, Winslow Homer.
Proceedings At the Reception and Dinner in Honor of George Peabody, Esq. , of London, by the Citizens of the Old Town of Danvers, October 9, 1856 : To which is appended an Historical Sketch of the Peabody Institute with the Exercises at the Laying of the Corner-Stone and at the Dedication
Proceedings At the Reception and Dinner in Honor of George Peabody, Esq. , of London, by the Citizens of the Old Town of Danvers, October 9, 1856 : To which is appended an Historical Sketch of the Peabody Institute with the Exercises at the Laying of the Corner-Stone and at the Dedication
Proceedings At the Reception and Dinner in Honor of George Peabody, Esq. , of London, by the Citizens of the Old Town of Danvers, October 9, 1856 : To which is appended an Historical Sketch of the Peabody Institute with the Exercises at the Laying of the Corner-Stone and at the Dedication
Proceedings At the Reception and Dinner in Honor of George Peabody, Esq. , of London, by the Citizens of the Old Town of Danvers, October 9, 1856 : To which is appended an Historical Sketch of the Peabody Institute with the Exercises at the Laying of the Corner-Stone and at the Dedication
Proceedings At the Reception and Dinner in Honor of George Peabody, Esq. , of London, by the Citizens of the Old Town of Danvers, October 9, 1856 : To which is appended an Historical Sketch of the Peabody Institute with the Exercises at the Laying of the Corner-Stone and at the Dedication
Proceedings At the Reception and Dinner in Honor of George Peabody, Esq. , of London, by the Citizens of the Old Town of Danvers, October 9, 1856 : To which is appended an Historical Sketch of the Peabody Institute with the Exercises at the Laying of the Corner-Stone and at the Dedication

Proceedings At the Reception and Dinner in Honor of George Peabody, Esq. , of London, by the Citizens of the Old Town of Danvers, October 9, 1856 : To which is appended an Historical Sketch of the Peabody Institute with the Exercises at the Laying of the Corner-Stone and at the Dedication

Boston: Henry W Dutton & Son, Printers, 1856.

Illustrated by Winslow Homer. Hardcover. Good with no dust jacket. Item #14900

Fraying to spine head and tail, edgewear, front hinge starting but firm, light cock, toning with foxing, owner's signature, otherwise light wear. Still solid hardcover. ; Striking compilation of the celebrations organized by the citizens of Danvers, Massachusetts, to honor George Peabody's return to his birthplace and dedication of the Peabody Institute at Danvers. Peabody, successful as an investment banker in London, is considered the father of modern philanthropy, in this case his gift of $100,000 to create the Institute. Among the 17 tinted lithographs by J H Bufford are two by his apprentice, Winslow Homer. These two Homer prints, "Lexington Battle Monument" and "Arch near Baptist Church", are his first book illustrations. Gilt decorated book cover and spine, all edges gilt. Quite uncommon compilation of this significant mid-nineteenth-century event highlighting its elaborate ceremonies and decorations. ; Engravings; (vi), 195 pages.

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