Dutch Treat How To Book 1955


Dutch Treat Club book – “Sixty ingenious methods of performing perfectly useless tasks”. Book in overall excellent condition. Published by Collated, Collected & Privately Printed for Members of the Dutch Treat Club  unpaginated (c.100pp.), color pictorial boards hardcover, risque/borderline-pornographic nude illustrations throughout,

The Dutch Treat Club was founded in 1905 by Thomas Lansing Masson, an editor of Life (then a  humor magazine), and Robert Sterling Yard, a reporter with the New York Sun, and two other men of letters who rode into Manhattan together each day on the Lackawanna Railroad. They enjoyed their conversation with each other so much one of them suggested, “Let’s continue this at lunch sometimes.” They wanted a New York City club for creative people — writers, illustrators and later, musical artists and actors — a club not to be dominated by publishers or editors, who were more driven by profit motive. The original 11 members consisted of four writers, four illustrators, two editors and a publisher who was certified as benign. The lunch was “dutch” — everybody paid his own bill.