John Held. Very Good-- No Jacket. Book One and a half inch tear to bottom of one leaf at gutter. Stitched binding over opened between several signatures, still sound. Small stains on covers and margins of two pages. Leaves age toned. Spine lightly sunned, top of spine a little worn. A humorous treatment of alcohol consumption published during Prohibition.
Very Good. No Jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. Green cloth with decorative black lettering on the front board and spine; this hardcover binding is solid and holding tight with some staining to the bottom edge of the boards. The interior and text are clean and unmarked. NOT ex-library. A clean, solid copy. 186pp.
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.
John Held Jr. Good in Good jacket. Green boards are bleached on edges (water staining). Brown and white John Held iillustrated end papers."Just a Memory" on FEP and "To Art" on BEP. Jacket is rough around the edges and water stained on top of spine but not price clipped. (Original $2.50 price) Musical scores throughout and crisp woodblock print illustrations.
First edition. A modest stain on the rear board else a very good copy in near fine dustwrapper except for a corresponding light stain. This copy with a nice, Held-illustrated brochure for another volume of this series laid in. An attractive copy, which despite a few flaws, is in better than usual condition.
Drawn from the wood : consolations in words & music for pious friends and drunken companions
by Frank Shay (Compiled by), Helen Ramsey, John Held
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