Ballads of the Wine Mad Town - Florence Wobber 1916 - By the Author, San Francisco - First Edition A rare little art-deco work, beautifully decorated throughout by Florence Wobber. An uncommon collection of ballads, poems and stories, primarily about wine and consequences.   Little is known about Florence Wober, in 1942 her book about a woman who in radio and her success in breaking into the Hollywood film industry, titled ‘Calico Orchids: A Hollywood Diary (Forthright Diary of "Little June East")’ was published in Hollywood. With this information and the fact that ‘Ballads’ was self published in San Francisco we can assume she was a native of California.

References: Gabler, ‘
Wine into Words’, G42980. Bitting, ‘Gastronomic Bibliography’, 627.

Small octavo (book size 12x17.8cm), pp. 94 [4] [2]. In publisher’s green dimpled cloth, front panel decorated and lettered in gilt and red metallic.
  Condition: Near fine, some toning to spine and outer edges of boards.   Ref: 110289   Price: HK$ 1,800