VG- No Jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Original green cloth, lettered in black. Cloth mildly foxed, with backstrip tanned, dampstaining to lower spine panel wrapping onto lower front joint and lower rear cover, dampstaining also evident along bottom text block edge, extending into bottom margins only slightly in places. Minor exposure at corners. Firm binding, clean interior. 186 pp., illus. Text block edges somewhat dulled by age.
Held, John Jr. Good. Chipped DJ. 186pp Illus "Consolations in words & music for pious friends and drunken companions, collected from curious sources." "Musical arrangement for any degree of inebriety by Helen Ramsey." Remainder marks(? ) on top and bottom edges.
Illustrated by John Held Jr. Very Good with no dust jacket. 186 pages; 8vo (9") 21cm; Green cloth, brown illustrated endpapers (one nude) plus numerous folksy b/w woodcut illustrations in text, appendix of drink recipes, about 75 old drinking and barroom songs both folklore and composed, most with tunes.; New updated edition of 'My Pious Friends and Drunken Companions', 1928. Musical arrangements 'for any degree of inebriety' by Helen Ramsey. One of the best books of drinking songs ever published. (We have two units of this title, the second is G only, no illustrated endpapers); Cloth tanned on spine and around edges. A few pages have faint thumb smudges. Cloth worn at ends of spine. Binding tight and square. Scarce.; Wood block print.
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