Dutch Treat Club, Year Book 1924.

New York: Privately Printed; [printed by Rogers & Company], 1924.

Octavo (20.5 x 14.5 cm.), 68, [2] pages. Illustrated throughout. FIRST EDITION of this cub annual. Number 475 of 800 copies printed. The annual year book of the famous Dutch Treat Club, founded in 1905, and still active today. The original club was founded by a group of Art Directors and Editors who worked for the earlier Life Magazine, who would take the train into Manhattan once a week for editorial meetings. The evening was set aside for dinners, "Dutch-style" and thus began the tradition. Being a body made of creative types, their printed annuals were chock full of striking, cutting edge visuals, by many leading lights of illustration. And, since they were creative types of the early part of the 20th Century, their interests included meals and drink to excess, and women with a surfeit of clothing. The annuals were famously ribald, and this one is no exception. Herb Roth, Lauren Stout, Ralph Barton, and others provide illustrations, while texts are provided by many leading lights of the day, including Hugh Lofting and Robert Benchley. Nicely printed with illustrations in color (single color each) throughout. In publisher's blue cloth spine over plain book board, with title paste-downs to front board and spine.

Price: $75.00