[Broadside napkin]: Souvenir of the Great Chestnut Sunday 1913. In Bushey Park

London: Printer S. Burgess, 1913.

Price: $200.00

Softcover. Souvenir broadside napkin. Approximately 14" x 14". Printed in black with a central pastoral image with a border of flower baskets in blue and green. Contemporarily mounted on salmon-colored cardstock. Small tears and faint bleed through from glue used in mounting, considerable foxing, good or a little better. A paean to the apparent tradition of perambulating through the chestnuts.

Souvenir napkins survive to some degree, but seldom in nice condition, because of the thin material and because they were usually stored folded. We acquired a few napkins where the owner had the forethought to mount them, probably almost immediately. This one is more elaborately printed than most. Unsurprisingly, *OCLC* locates no copies, and indeed only seven individual items by this printer, each represented in a single example but for one, with two copies.


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[Broadside napkin]: Souvenir of the Great Chestnut Sunday 1913. In Bushey Park