Wehman Bros.’ Bartenders’ Guide: How to Mix Drinks; [with] Wehman's Book of Toasts.

New York: Wehman Bros., Park Row, New York, 1912.

24mo, 91, 32 pages. Ads. An early combined edition. Wehman Brothers was a long-running novelty publisher, issuing books for the drugstore rack. They produced an earlier cocktail book in 1891, with slightly different pagination, and with authorship attributed to Henry J. Wehman. This work, slightly shorter, seems largely built on the earlier work, and this printing finds it combined with Wehman Bros.' New Book of Toasts, with separate pagination. This copy carries a copyright date of 1912 on the title page and gives the publisher as Wehman with their address as “Park Row”, an address which corresponds with the date. In later years the company moved to 712 Broadway, but the exact date of the move is unclear. Original pictorial, stapled wrappers. Covers slightly soiled, with a trace of edge wear, text age-toned. Spine slightly creased but not cracked. Very good. [OCLC records four copies with the date of publication listed as “1910s”and indicating that place of publication and publisher are “not identified.”; Noling, Beverage Literature lists the 1891 title only].

Price: $350.00
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