My Pious Friends and Drunken Companions
New York; (1927): The Macaulay Co. First Edition. Octavo. Item #028363
192 pages. Illustrated by John Held, Jr. Held was praised for his cartoon depictions of the cultural paradigm shift in the 1920's as he showed the drinking, the styles of the flapper, and the wild parties of the era. The drawings depicted the flapper era in a way that both satirized and influenced the styles and more of the time. Held's first cover for F. Scott Fitzgerald was a companion book of short stories for The Beautiful and Damned, and he subsequently illustrated Tales of the Jazz Age (1922) as a caricaturist, he invented the modern flapper. Bound in 1/4 black cloth over orange paper covered boards lettered in black, spine lettering gilt, pictorial endpapers(each different), small chip to head, light wear to corners, a bit of finger soiling. A very good copy.