American Booksellers Association Banquet

68a The Aldine Association, NYC  1908. American Booksellers Association.jpg
68b The Aldine Association, NYC  1908. American Booksellers Association.jpg

Creator

Aldine Association

Title

American Booksellers Association Banquet

Date

May 16, 1906

Coverage

New York City

Description

The sixth annual banquet of the American Booksellers Association was held at the Aldine Association. The assemblage was described as “a notable gathering of those who toil in the making, producing, and vending of books.” The menu and program are bound into a novelty book entitled Toasts, compiled by William M. Rhoads, and illustrated by Clare Victor Dwiggins. The die-cut book, which featured soft leather covers in shape of beer stein, was published by the Penn Publishing Company, Philadelphia (1904/1905). The dinner featured Cape Cod oysters, cream of lettuce soup, planked shad, and roast capon.