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Lord Mayor's Day, Saturday, the 9th Day of November, 1850 General Bill of Fare. Guildhall...The Principal Tables
London: E. Couchman, printer, 1850. A BEAUTIFUL, LARGE, AND VERY EXTENSIVE SILK MENU : "GREAT WAS THE DELIGHT OF THE MOB AT THE GRATUITOUS SPLENDOUR"[MENU, SILK DINNER]. [MUSGROVE, John, Lord Mayor of London]. Lord Mayor's Day, Saturday, the 9th Day of November, 1850. The Right Hon. John Musgrove, Lord Mayor. Robert Walter Carden, Esq., Ald., George Edmund Hodgkinson, Esq., Sheriffs. General Bill of Fare. Guildhall...The Principal Table, At Which the Right Honorable The Lord Mayor Presides...The Five Upper Tables...The Five Short Tables Next the Upper Tables...The Four Long Tables in the Body of the Hall...The Seven Side Tables...The Three Tables in the Court of Exchequer...Wines, Champagne-Hock-Claret-Madeira-Port-Sherry, to be obtained upon applying to any gentleman of the Committee. Tall folio broadside, 22 x 10", printed on silk, with cut of the mayor's arms at top, text within elaborate ornamental border. London: E. Couchman, Printer [1850]. $1250.00 Fine, virtually without blemish. A spectacular silk menu listing, in extraordinary detail, the "General Bill of Fare" for the various tables, the fare much the same for all, but the quantities offered vastly different. Lord Mayor's Day, celebrated since the year 1215, is marked by a pageant known as the Lord Mayor's Show, styled "The Presentation of the Lord Mayor at The Royal Courts of Justice." From 1751 until 1959 it was held on 9 November, since moved to the second Saturday of November. In 1850 Sir John Musgrove (1793-1881) became Lord Mayor … [Click Below for Full Description]
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