Three vintage party-planning books. The Complete Book of Parties by Margaret Lockwood Andrews. The World Publishing Company, 1943. Hardcover, no dust jacket. Not illustrated. 343 pages. The Banquet Chairman's Manual by Willard K. Lasher. Published by American Technical Society, 1962. Hardcover, no dust jacket. Illustrated. 68 pages. The Cokesbury Dinner & Banquet Book by Clyde Merrill Maguire. Published by Abingdon-Cokesbury Press, 1953. Hardcover, no dust jacket. Not illustrated. 153 pages.
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