The Loving Cup: Original Toasts by Original Folks.

Chicago: P.F. Volland & Company, 1909.

16mo, stapled and ribbon-tied in wrappers (15.8 x 12.4 cm.), 64 pages. Printed in red and black throughout. Stated Fourth Edition. A compilation of toasts from the Midwest-American poet, journalist and humorist, Wilbur D. Nesbit. Nesbit published many books with Volland & Co. The Loving Cup contains the first printing of L. Frank Baum's poem 'Smile'. "It is no wonder that after-dinner speaking in America is of higher degree of excellence than that of any other land, when we find a host of prominent men and women who graciously drop their daily work long enough to write for us some bit of verse or prose that makes us either smile or sigh, but always goes to the heart." Oxidation mark from staple; small stain to final leaf. Handsomely illustrated stiff wrappers have a bit of edgewear; otherwise overall near fine.

Price: $100.00

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