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The Long and Short of It. With Drawings by Russell Patterson.
N.p. American Distilling Company/DeVinne-Brown, 1934. Stapled booklet, 20 pages. Printed in black and red throughout. First and only edition. A scarce promotional cocktail recipe book, from the American Distilling Company, makers of Old Colony Gin, Meadwood Bourbon and 3 Monks Rye. The majority of recipes are individually illustrated with stylish Art Deco ink drawings by Russell Patterson. May of the recipes are familiar, but there is also the Stone Fence... (Item #5158)
Price: $300.00
The Long and Short of It. With Drawings by Russell Patterson. American Distilling Company, illustrator Russell Patterson.
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Bread and Butter French.
Boston/Providence: C.S. Cook/Livermore & Knight, 1897. Sewn booklet, [24] pages. First edition. An early guide to simple French for the English-speaking tourist. The author claims, “This little book is imperfect and incomplete, but it will enable the owner to speak French enough to get about Paris…” The book is divided into sections on the Hotel, Railway Station, Public Carriages, About Bread and Coffee, Midday Meal, Dinner, About Wines, Things for... (Item #5037)
Price: $200.00
Bread and Butter French. C. S. Cook.
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Tractatus Novi de Potu Caphé, et de Chinesium The.
Parisiis: Apud Petrum Muguet, 1685. Duodecimo, 169. [4] pages. Index. A fair copy manuscript of the first two sections of Dufour's Tractatus. The third section,on chocolate, is a translation of a separate work, Antonio Colmenero de Ledesma's Curioso Tratado de la Naturaleza y Calidad del Chocolate, etc., and is omitted here. The third part is also not included in the title, which in every other way is a facsimile of... (Item #4326)
Price: $3,500.00
Tractatus Novi de Potu Caphé, et de Chinesium The. Philippe Sylvestre Dufour, , pseud., Jacob Spon, Antonio Colmonero de Ledesma, Bartolomeo Marradon.
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An economical, and new method of cookery; describing upwards of eighty cheap, wholesome, and nourishing dishes, consisting of roast, boiled, and baked meats; stews, fries, and Above forty soups; a variety of puddings, pies, &c, with new and useful observations on rice barley, pease, oatmeal, and milk, and the numerous dishes they afford, adapted to the necessity of the times, equally in society, by Eliza Melroe.
London: Printed and published for the author, by C. Chapple, No. 66 Pall-Mall, 1798. Octavo, 94 pages. First edition. In the March, 1798 issue of the Monthly Review, Ms. Melroe's economical new method is explained. "assuming as a postulatum that the fat is the essential part of meat, her plan for 'cheap living' is to take the dripping of roasted meat, suet, or the like, and by means of the... (Item #4570)
Price: $1,000.00
An economical, and new method of cookery; describing upwards of eighty cheap, wholesome, and nourishing dishes, consisting of roast, boiled, and baked meats; stews, fries, and Above forty soups; a variety of puddings, pies, &c, with new and useful observations on rice barley, pease, oatmeal, and milk, and the numerous dishes they afford, adapted to the necessity of the times, equally in society, by Eliza Melroe. Eliza Melroe.
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Thirst Aid for the Ailing Party.
New York: Oldetyme Distillers, Inc. 1936. Stapled booklet, 26 pages. First edition. A promotional cocktail recipe book, from the makers of Green River Whiskey, Three Feathers Whiskey, and Gold and Silver Feathers Gin. Each recipe is accompanied by a vignette with a humorous illustration by Ronan. Proskauer was President of the Society of American Magicians, a friend of Harry Houdini, and an exposer of frauds and hoaxes. This was Proskauer's... (Item #5162)
Price: $120.00
Thirst Aid for the Ailing Party. Julien J. Proskauer, J. P. Ronan, illustrator.