Loving Cup, Edited by Wilbur D. Nesbit, 1909, Third Edition: Beautifully colored and printed cover for this third edition volume of toasts, subtitled “Original toasts by original folks.” Published by P.F. Volland & Company, Chicago. The same colored picture is on both the front and the back of this slim volume. 6″ high by 5″ wide. 64 pages, all of them in mint condition. Cover is in nearly mint condition, with just some edge wear along the edges where the paper cover was larger that the body of the text. Binding is an intricately tied silk ribbon, and it is quite firm. Hinges. Text is printed in both red and reddish brown ink on heavy, high-quality paper.
These toasts, many of them by then-famous people like Frederick Remington, are arranged by loose topics. Toasts cover topics like “To Absent Ones,” “Toasts for a Golden Wedding Anniversary,” or “To the Mother-in-Law.” They range from the very funny to the rather grimly solemn. I’m including it in the Liquor section because to give a toast requires you lift a glass of something!
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