[ Printed item; A.J. Balfour PM & Rudyard Kipling on Committee ] Rules of the Cecil Club, and List of Members. 1897.'

[ Cecil Club, London, founded in 1882 ] [ Conservative Party ]
Publication details: 
[ Cecil Club, London. 1897. ] London: Printed by William Clowes and Sons, Limited, Stamford Street and Charing Cross.
SKU: 19179

16pp., 12mo. In printed wraps. Internally in good condition, in grubby wraps. The first rule reads: 'The Cecil Club is established to promote social intercourse between Politicians of the Constitutional Party, and those men of influence, or promise, in the Literary, Scientific, or Artistic world, who generally approve the political principles of that party.' The club was formed in 1882 as 'The National Review and Cecil Club'. Scarce: no other copy traced, either on OCLC WorldCat or on COPAC. From the papers of Sir Richard Harington of Whitbourne Court, who is present on p.13: '1895 HARINGTON, RICHARD.'