[New York]: The Lotos Club, 1920. 1st Printing. INSCRIBED PRESENTATION copy, given by Ade to Melville E. Stone, in July 1921. 62,  pp. 7-7/8" x 5-1/2". Light brown paper covers, printed in maroon to the front cover, yapp edges. Some general extremity wear. Overall, Very Good. Item #48861
"George Ade was an American writer, syndicated newspaper columnist, and playwright who gained national notoriety at the turn of the 20th century with his 'Stories of the Streets and of the Town', a column that used street language and slang to describe daily life in Chicago, and a column of his fables in slang, which were humorous stories that featured vernacular speech and the liberal use of capitalization in his characters' dialog."
"The Lotos Club was founded in 1870 as a gentlemen's club in New York City; it has since also admitted women as members. Its founders were primarily a young group of writers and critics. Mark Twain, an early member, called it the 'Ace of Clubs'. The Club took its name from the poem 'The Lotos-Eaters' by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, which was then very popular. Lotos was thought to convey an idea of rest and harmony. ... The Lotos Club has always had a literary and artistic bent, with the result that it has accumulated a noted collection of American paintings. Its 'State Dinners' are legendary fetes for scholars, artists and sculptors, collectors and connoisseurs, writers and journalists, and politicians and diplomats. Elaborate souvenir menus are produced for these dinners." [Wiki]
A rare volume collecting the speeches of the evening, rendered in honor of Mr Ade. No copies recorded on OCLC, nor found in the NUC.