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1907 Clare Dwiggins Book of Toasts Dwig Comic Drinking

Sold ! This book is no longer for sale (sold on 2008-08-22)
Price : US $43.44



1907 Clare Dwiggins Book of Toasts Dwig Comic  Drinking 1907 Clare Dwiggins Book of Toasts Dwig Comic  Drinking


This lot contains a 1907 Dwig hardcover book entitled “Toasts.” It measures 6 inches wide x 7-3/8 inches high. It was written and illustrated by Clare Victor Dwiggins (Dwig), a famous newspaper, postcard and periodical cartoonist and illustrator of the time. I don’t know the exact number of pages, but a quick count puts it in the neighborhood of 88 pages. While the cover features a full-color illustration, the inside pages are entirely black and white. As the title suggests, it is filled with toasts of various subjects, some funny, some serious, some solemn. On virtually every page is an accompanying illustration. Again, some are humorous, but many others are elegant in subject matter as well as line work. This is a wonderful and enjoyable book on both counts – text and drawings, with lots of fantasy-type artwork. There’s lots of crossover appeal, too as some of the illustrations include: beautiful ladies, patriotic images, cupids, a lady in a vintage tennis outfit (about to serve the world), some animals and birds, and lots of bottles and glasses. The book is in good plus to very good condition. There is some edge chipping on the cover. Inside, there is a handwritten message on the inside front cover (dated 1911). Some occasional light staining. It is intact, but there is one section in the book that is slightly separated (though not detached) from the spine. A great little 100 year old book, fun to read and full of exquisite Dwig artwork!


Sold ! This book is sold (sold on 2008-08-22)



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