Savoy Hotel July 6th 1915. 3 Arts Women's Emplyment Fund. A Series of Studied Insults

Savoy Hotel July 6th 1915. 3 Arts Women's Emplyment Fund. A Series of Studied Insults
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Savoy Hotel July 6th 1915. 3 Arts Women's Emplyment Fund. A Series of Studied InsultsSavoy Hotel July 6th 1915. 3 Arts Women's Emplyment Fund. A Series of Studied InsultsSavoy Hotel July 6th 1915. 3 Arts Women's Emplyment Fund. A Series of Studied Insults
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Text by Arthur Wimperis. Illustrations by John Hassall.

Somewhere in England / London Finden Brown and Company. 1915. Stitch-bound illustrated wrappers. 24 pages. 22 poems each accompanied by a text illustration by John Hassall. 250 x 190mm (9 x 7"). 0.1kg. . English. Very good; light wear to covers, some light soiling and spotting to white wrappers, occasional short nick to edges, crease to lower fore-corner of front cover; inscription to verso of front cover - 'You / July 6th 1915'.

A rare survival of an amusing pamphlet of society caricatures, presumably produced to raise funds for an employment fund, although no reference to the 3 Arts Women's Employment Fund can be found. The pages are filled with Wimperis' comic poems based on well-known society figures, usually featuring laboured puns on their names. Each is accompanied by an illustration by Hassell. Subjects include Gerald du Maurier, Marie Lohr, Lily Elsie, Elizabeth Asquith, Ethel Levey, Sir Herbert Tree, John Lavery and Clara Butt.