The Centenary of Byron's Death in England Two Addresses
by Caclamanos, Demetrius [Dimitrios Kaklamanos]
London: Privately Printed. Very Good+. 1924. First Edition. Hardcover. 44 &  pages; Original binding: vellum spine over boards covered with paper impressed with an artificial wood-grain. Printed label on the front cover lettered in black with titles in both English and Greek. OCLC: 1907591 The author (1872-1949), Greek envoy and Minister for Greece in England. The two addresses were delivered in English by him in London, 1924. The first was at a special meeting of the Poetry Society on April 11, 1924, held at 139 Picadilly (once Lord Byron's London residence); the second address was delivered at a Public Luncheon to mark the centenary of Byron's death, held on April 29, 1924. The original text in English appears with a Greek translation on facing pages. There is a colophon leaf facing the title page, partly printed, partly filled out in ink. This copy was number 109 (of an unspecified edition) - "Printed for Mr. and Mrs. John Nef" [John Ulric Nef (1899 – 1988) was an American economic historian, and the co-founder of the University of Chicago's Committee on Social Thought. Although he was long associated with the University of Chicago, Nef traveled widely, especially in England and France; his books include 'The United States and Civilization' (1967), 'The Rise of the British Coal Industry' (1966), 'The Conquest of the Material World' (1964), and 'Search for Meaning: Autobiography of a Non-Conformist.' Mrs. Nef at the time this copy was commissioned was Elinor Castle Nef (1895-1953), an heiress of the Castle & Cooke corporation, one of the famous "Big Five" companies which dominated business in Hawaii throughout the 20th century. She was a noted art collector and philanthropist]. A handsomely printed tribute to the association between Byron and the Greek Revolution. There are large initial letters throughout printed in red, with floral decoratative type ornaments surrounding all (but the first). On the verso of the final leaf, this printer's slug appears in tiny letters: "George S. Vellonis, Ltd. 43, City Road, E. C. 1." A sound and handsome copy, with minor soiling to the vellum spine and a couple of faint finger marks to the front cover. Internally fine, fresh and crisp. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. . (Inventory #: 39183)
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