Held, John Jr. Good. No Jacket. 186pp Illus Interior very good; former owner initials, date and ink drawing of a butterfly (all small in size) at lower corner of fep. Cover has moderate wear to corners; top of backstrip frayed, light dampstain in the form of a splashed liquid on both front and rear covers. "Consolations in Words & Music for Pious Friends and Drunken Companions" "Collected from Curious Sources" "Musical arrangement for any degree of Inebriety by Helen Ramsey"
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.
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.
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