The Savoy Cocktail Book: Being in the main a complete compendium of the Cocktails, Rickeys, Daisies, Slings, Shrubs, Smashes, Fizzes, Juleps, Cobblers, Fixes, and other Drinks, known and greatly appreciated in the year of grace 1930, with sundry notes of amusement and interest concerning them, together with subtle Observations upon Wines and their special occasions.

New York: Richard R. Smith, Inc. 1930.

Octavo (20 x 13.5 cm.), 287 pages. Illustrated throughout with color decorations by Gilbert Rumbold. First American edition (simultaneous with the British edition), first printing, with the errata slip containing the Bacardi Cocktail recipe. The iconic art-deco, prohibition-era cocktail book, compiled by ex-patriot bartender Harry Craddock of London's Savoy Hotel. Hinges started; some light soiling to edges of text block. In pubisher's iconic art-deco gold foil-decorated boards, with black and green design, over black cloth spine. Edgewear and rubbing to binding. Generally good. With the bookplate of Boston businessman Henry R. Silberman to the front paste-down. [Noling, Beverage Literature, page 118].

Price: $600.00
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