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 an endpaper. The binding is quarter black morocco, gilt-titled and decorated with ornaments in the shape of bunches of grapes. Some light foxing throughout. Original pochoir Art-Deco wrappers bound-in. The owner of the book, W.P. Dudley of Chicago, was a fixture on the Palm Beach social circuit, arriving for the opening of The Breakers. His name is gilt-stamped on the front board. Throughout the book, Dudley has seen fit to comment in pencil, correcting recipes he views as errant, and criticizing or praising cocktails as he sees fit. Some of his commentary is detailed, and some is simple, as is the case with the neatly "x"-ed out section of Whisky Cocktails. Did he dislike whisky, or just think mixing it inappropriate? My money is on the later.

Price: $750.00