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26.
Modern American Drinks. How to Mix and Serve All Kinds of Cups and Drinks.
Akron, OH: Saalfield Publishing Co. 1906. Octavo, 120, 12 pages. Advertisements. Later, Ohio imprint. Originally published in 1895 by Merriam Company, and first issued by Saalfield in 1902. A significant American cocktail recipe book, from the barman of the Holland House Hotel in New York City. In his preface to the Mud Puddle facsimile of this title, "Dr. Cocktail" Ted Haigh describes the author, "Kappeler was a different animal... His... (Item #6293)
Price: $600.00
Modern American Drinks. How to Mix and Serve All Kinds of Cups and Drinks. George J. Kappeler.
27.
World's Fair Edition. Kentucky's Distilling Interests, by Kentucky Distillers' Bureau Co., of Lexington, Ky. An illustrated history containing sketches and announcements of the most celebrated makers and brands in the state.
[Lexington; Louisville: the Bureau; Courier-Journal Litho.], 1893. Stapled, oblong octavo (20 x 27.5 cm.), 100 pages. Illustrated. Evident FIRST EDITION and stated “World’s Fair Edition” although no other editions located. A sumptuously illustrated history of the distilling industry of Kentucky, prefaced by a portrait of Old Kentucky and its Old Bourbon Whisky as romantic as any modern advertising copywriter could imagine. “No maiden’s kiss is tenderer or more refreshing; no..... (Item #6514)
Price: $1,500.00
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The Still and I
New York: Vantage Press, 1981. Octavo, 109 pages. First edition. A personal memoir of a Prohibition-era moonshiner. Kivley makes an appearance in Karl Baarlag's Robbery by Mail: the Story of U.S. Postal Inspectors (New York, 1938), where he is described as a rural justice of the peace turned bootlegger. Bit of bumping to brown cloth; lacking the dust jacket. Near very good. (Item #6151)
Price: $40.00
The Still and I. Melvin Kivley.
29.
All-In-Vue, 84 Drink Recipes.
Long Island City/Syracuse, NY: H. Stiefol Co. N.d. Stapled booklet, 32 pages. First edition. A well-designed novelty cocktail recipe book, intended as a promotional device for various liquor stores. The leaves of booklet step back with an index printed on the edges. It is similar to a thumb-indexed book, but with the entire page edge acting as a navigation aid. The interior of the rear wrapper includes the statement, "recipes..... (Item #3675)
Price: $150.00
All-In-Vue, 84 Drink Recipes. Ben Klein, John Fitzgerald.
30.
Petits et Grands Verres. Choix des meilleures recettes de Cocktails.
Paris: Au sans Pareil, 1927. Small quarto, 131, [2] pages. (24x18.5cm). First trade edition. A translation, by the artist, of Toye and Adair's, Drinks: Long & Short, originally issued in London in 1925. Much more than a translation, this beautiful re-imagining of the book, by one of France's most prolific and imaginative printmakers. In a custom binding, unsigned, with an original drawing for the design of the binding used as... (Item #5012)
Price: $750.00
Petits et Grands Verres. Choix des meilleures recettes de Cocktails. J.-E Laboureur, Nina & A. H. Adair Toye.
31.
Cognac and Other Brandies.
London: Harper Trade Journals Limited, 1968. Octavo, 153 pages. Illustrated. First edition. A fine description of the history of cognac, and of the development of the distilling process as it applies to brandies in general. With information on the various vineyards and a collection of recipes for cooking with brandy. Previous owner's signature to end papers and to half-title, otherwise very good in a near very good dust jacket, with... (Item #3068)
Price: $75.00
Cognac and Other Brandies. Layton, homas, rthur.
32.
Scotch. The Whiskey of Scotland in Fact and Story.
London: Putnam, 1959. Octavo, 184 pages. Later printing. An historical overview and personal history from a native of Speyside. From the origins to the era of the book's publication. Fine in a very near fine dust jacket designed by William McLaren. (Item #2853)
Price: $35.00
Scotch. The Whiskey of Scotland in Fact and Story. Sir Robert Bruce Lockhart.
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New Bartender's Guide. Telling How To Mix All The Standard and Popular Drinks Called For Everyday.[with] The Up-to-date Bartender's Guide, a Valuable Ready Reference Guide to the Art of Mixing Drinks, Containing all the Standard and Popular Drinks, with a Choice Selection of Appropriate Toasts
Baltimore: I. & M. Ottenheimer, Publishers, 800-802 E. Fayette St. 1914; 1913. Two works issued as one volume. Small octavo (15 x 11 cm.), 62, [2], 64 pages. Publisher's advertisements to wrappers. Early edition. Text block age-toned, and somewhat brittle, with some pages dog eared. In publisher's illustrated, blue wrappers, with an image depicting a mustachioed bartender at work. Wrappers heavily chipped, but not affecting text or illustration(just the printed border). Good copy only. [Noling, page 776]. (Item #6794)
Price: $60.00
34.
Saloon Society. The Diary of a Year Beyond Aspirin.
New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce. 1960. Small quarto, 124 pages. Illustrated with photos by David Attie and designed by Alexey Brodovitch. First edition. "The members of Saloon Society live in a world where there is no tomorrow, where the jugs of bourbon pour like sunshine, where the cigarette smoke is as thick as dreams, where one rockets through the heightened moments of life" (from the jacket flap). Some light... (Item #2512)
Price: $250.00
Saloon Society. The Diary of a Year Beyond Aspirin. Bill Manville.
35.
Reports and Bills Relating to the Sale of Spiritous Liquors.
[Place of publication not identified]: 1839. Stab-sewn booklet (25 x 15.5 cm.), 46 pages. Bastard title page. FIRST EDITION. A landmark legal action, containing the Report, Minority Report, and finally the Act to regulate the sale of alcohol in the state of Massachusetts This was the first attempt to regulate temperance by law, limiting the sale of alcohol in quantities smaller than fifteen gallons. The Act passed April 19th of... (Item #5996)
Price: $150.00
Reports and Bills Relating to the Sale of Spiritous Liquors. Massachusetts. General Court. House of Representatives.
36.
Aku-Tiki Restaurant. Acapulco.
Acapulco. Mexico: n.d. Die-cut menu, 9x22 cm, 8 pages. A scarce tiki menu from Mexico. Little seems to be known about the Acapulco Aku-Tiki, and this undated menu does not include a drinks list, which is a shame. The menu itself is die-cut in the shape of a tiki head/mask, is sewn with green silk cord. Very near fine. Rare. (Item #3661)
Price: $150.00
Aku-Tiki Restaurant. Acapulco. Menu - Tiki.
37.
American Bar. Utmutato az amerikai husito es hevito italok keszitesehez. [Guide for making American hot and cold beverages].
Budapest: Kapheto Aczél Miksa, 1899. Octavo, 96, iv, [ads], pages. Illustrated. First edition of this rare Hungarian cocktail manual, written and published by the famous eponymous cafe/bar. The recipes and other text is in Hungarian, but the cocktail names are in English, and one can get a good sense of not only the cocktails which had appeared in Budapest, but the available ingredients. The author urges those who would embrace..... (Item #4933)
Price: $2,500.00
American Bar. Utmutato az amerikai husito es hevito italok keszitesehez. [Guide for making American hot and cold beverages]. Aczél Miksa.
38.
Tabulated Times, by Amanda Moore, illustrations by Kash.
Mobile, Ala. Chat Publishing Co. 1904. Octavo (19 x 13 cm.), [31] pages. Illustrated. FIRST EDITION. A novelty work from Mobile Alabama, emulating the wedding calendar-form journal, but with more lascivious and well-lubricated categories. All illustrated in woodcut silhouettes by Kash. The illustrations for each month include a calendar of dates, each made from cocktail glasses, drops of spirits, jiggers, or jugs of whiskey. In publisher's white and gilt-decorated red... (Item #6754)
Price: $200.00
Tabulated Times, by Amanda Moore, illustrations by Kash. Amanda Moore.
39.
Les Eaux-de-vie et les alcools, guide pratique du Bouilleur de cru et du Distillateur... Troisieme Edition.
Paris: Librarie Hachette et Cie. 1914. Small octavo, 170 pages. Illustrated throughout with steel engravings. Third edition. A thorough and detailed manual for the production of fruit brandies, or "waters of life". Includes sections on producing eaux de vie from wine, cider, pear, noyaux (apricot pits), marc (the solid pommace left over from wine production). and more. Some light soiling, and printed paper spine label age darkened, otherwise very good... (Item #2729)
Price: $250.00
Les Eaux-de-vie et les alcools, guide pratique du Bouilleur de cru et du Distillateur... Troisieme Edition. G. Pagès.
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Bourbon.
Palaemon Press Limited, 1981. Octavo, unpaginated. No. 26 of 150 numbered copies, signed by the author. First published in Esquire in 1975, this essay by a drinker, not a connoisseur, flies uncomfortably close to the truth. "Anyone who messes around with gin and egg whites deserves what he gets. I should have stuck with bourbon and have from that day to this." In decorated paper boards over tan cloth, with... (Item #3092)
Price: $400.00
Bourbon. Walker Percy.
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How to Brew Good Beer. A Complete Guide to the Art of Brewing Ale, Bitter Ale, Table-Ale, Brown Stout, Porter, and Table-Beer, to which are added practical instructions for making malt.
London: Longman, Green, Longman, & Roberts, 1859. Duodecimo (18 x 12 cm.), xii, 148, 24 pages. Illustrated. Publisher's advertisements at rear. Table of contents. FIRST EDITION. The author describes himself as "Butler to Sir William R.P. Geary, Bart." Sections include: Description of the Brewhouse, the Brewing Plant – Size of the Utensils, the Adaptation of the Brewhouse and Cellars, not only for Private Families, but for the Requirements of the... (Item #6800)
Price: $350.00
How to Brew Good Beer. A Complete Guide to the Art of Brewing Ale, Bitter Ale, Table-Ale, Brown Stout, Porter, and Table-Beer, to which are added practical instructions for making malt. John Pitt.
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Specialitäten edler Getränke aus der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik. Special'nye sorta blagorodnych napitkov iz Germanskoj Demokraticeskoj Respubliki. Specialities in choice drinks from the German Democratic Republic.
East Berlin, GDR: Ministerium f. Lebensmittelindustrie, 1957. Oblong octavo, 36 pages. Illustrated throughout. Parallel text in English, Russian, German, Spanish, and French. First edition. A promotional publication for the wines, beers and spirits of the German Democratic Republic, produced in East Berlin. Illustrations and descriptions accompany the long list of beers, brandies, fruit spirits, vodkas, bitters, cordials, and champagnes. In the rear of the booklet, are the names and addresses... (Item #4938)
Price: $450.00
Specialitäten edler Getränke aus der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik. Special'nye sorta blagorodnych napitkov iz Germanskoj Demokraticeskoj Respubliki. Specialities in choice drinks from the German Democratic Republic. Promotional publication – East German Spirits.
43.
What'll You Have? A not too dry text book about cocktails, almost 200 of them -- and what to serve with them. Wines, liqueurs, cordials: how, when and where to serve them.
Chicago; New York: A. L. Burt Company; [Printed by William C. Popper & Co.], [1933]. Octavo (20.5 x 15 cm.), 128 pages. Illustrated, including two full-page black & white images, one of the correct glassware for various drinks. Stated FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. An optimistic cocktail recipe manual, published on the eve of repeal. This first printing was issued November, 1933; the 21st Amendment was ratified December 5, 1933, overturning... (Item #6043)
Price: $250.00
What'll You Have? A not too dry text book about cocktails, almost 200 of them -- and what to serve with them. Wines, liqueurs, cordials: how, when and where to serve them. Julien J. Proskauer, and compiler.
44.
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.
45.
Small Archive Marking the End of Prohibition.
Baltimore: 1933. Manuscript and typescript letters and notes, mostly 26.6 x 20.3 cm. Three typed letters and manuscript inventory compiled by Howard L. Belt of Baltimore, an import agent. The forty-three-page inventory or log tracks Belt’s incoming and outgoing correspondence regarding the importation and distribution of alcohol in the United States and notes the general subject of each letter’s content. Three letters, all referenced in the inventory, illustrate Belt’s relationship..... (Item #3765)
Price: $350.00
46.
Sloppy Joe's Cocktail Manual, 1939. The Recipes in this Work have been compile [sic] by Agustin Rios Sloppy Joe's Bar Man. This book is not fox [sic] sale. [Havana Cuba Season 1939].
Havana, Cuba: F. Diaz, 1939. Small stapled booklet (12.5 x 8.5cm), 62, [2] pages. Original printing. A later issue in this series of promotional cocktail manuals from Sloppy Joe's, the popular destination of thirsty Americans during Prohibition and after. The cover features a portrait of Jose Abeal y Otero, the namesake of the bar. After nearly fifty years inactive, the bar reopened in its original location in 2013. The rear... (Item #4899)
Price: $300.00
Sloppy Joe's Cocktail Manual, 1939. The Recipes in this Work have been compile [sic] by Agustin Rios Sloppy Joe's Bar Man. This book is not fox [sic] sale. [Havana Cuba Season 1939]. Agustin Rios, compiler.
47.
Sloppy Joe's Cocktail Recipes. BEekman3-5420. [title from cover].
[Havana, Cuba: F. Diaz], [undated: circa 1940]. Small stapled booklet (9.5 x 6.5 cm.), [32] pages (including price list at center). Issued without the title page, otherwise found in other issues), and without the portraits or biography of the founders. ~ A later, apparently promotional issue of the famous cocktail manual, of which at least nine annual issues are known, all titled Sloppy Joe's Cocktails Manual, and most with the... (Item #6674)
Price: $300.00
Sloppy Joe's Cocktail Recipes. BEekman3-5420. [title from cover]. Agustin Rios, compiler.
48.
Drinking Cups and Their Customs. Second Edition.
London: John Van Vorst, Paternaster Row, 1869. Octavo, 62 pages + ads. Color frontispiece. Second edition. "A collection of recipes for the brewing of compound drinks, technically termed 'Cups'" (Preface). Some darkening to edges of boards, otherwise fine. Quite scarce in the marketplace. [Noling Beverage Literature, page 348]. (Item #2548)
Price: $200.00
Drinking Cups and Their Customs. Second Edition. G. E. & H. M. D. Porter Roberts.
49.
Bottom's Up: Ryan's Guide to Pleasant Drinking.
New York: Ryan's Liquor Store. Small octavo, 46 pages. First edition. Compiled by Ryan's Liquor Shop, because, "most people will agree that in moments of stress and strain wine is one of man's greatest friends." Ryan's Guide to Pleasant Drinking seeks to help you derive the maximum pleasure from your association with this friend of man. Includes helpful hints for successful mixing, suggestions for appropriate drinks with meals and glassware... (Item #3139)
Price: $100.00
Bottom's Up: Ryan's Guide to Pleasant Drinking. Ryan's Liquor Store.
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And So to Bed. Being the Diary of a Mixer of Cocktails. [With apologies to Samuel Pepys].
Montreal: Distillers Corporation, Seagrams Limited; The Ronalds Co. Limited, [circa 1930-32]. Stapled booklet, stapled in wrappers (15.5 x 8 cm.), 40 pages. Illustrated; color border throughout. ~ Likely second edition. Copies of this title appear with 35, 40, and 60 pages. The 60 page version, presumed to be issued last, was published in 1933 on the 300th anniversary of the birth of Samuel Pepys (see below), and with the statement... (Item #6635)
Price: $300.00
And So to Bed. Being the Diary of a Mixer of Cocktails. [With apologies to Samuel Pepys]. Seagram's Limited.

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