"A Friend or Two" was written by Wilbur D. Nesbit and published by Wise-Parslow Co. It was copyrighted 1925 by the P.F. Volland Co. This short, sweet book has beautiful Art Deco illustrations of birds in various settings. Part of the poem is accompanied by a picture on each page
Wilbur Nesbit wrote poems and articles with Masonic themes. He was a mid-western poet who was a columnist, humorist, and advertising pioneer.He was perhaps best known for his poem, "Your Flag and My Flag" which was published in 1917. He composed innumerable mottoes and greeting card verses and song lyrics, including those for the successful musical comedy, "The Girl of My Dreams." He authored at least 35 books, mainly poetry, from 1903 on. Many were "greeting card" books of poetry — inspirational, love poems, children's rhymes. Some were only only 8 pages with a single poem and several pages of illustrations. "A Friend or Two" was Nesbit's 9th published book.
The book has yellow illustrated board covers. It is in good condition with some bumping at the corners and a slit through the crease in the spine on the cover (see photos).
A sweet book!