Cocktail Recipes, Mixed by Famous People for a Famous Hotel.

Del Monte, California: Hotel Del Monte, 1933.

Stapled, octavo-sized book (16.5 x 11.5 cm.), unpaginated [32] pages. Illustrated throughout by Jo Mora; printed on alternating green and yellow paper, and printed in black, red, and green ink. Second printing (styled "second edition"). Printed and distributed less than one week after the repeal of Prohibition, with this second printing just thirteen days later. This cocktail manual also preceded publication of the Hotel del Monte's cookbook, Famous Recipes by Famous People, assembled from contributions by many of the same celebrities, and with Cerwin at the helm. But in this cocktail collection, the recipes were collected by The National Association for Advancement of Fine Art of Drinking in the year that brought the end of the long drought 1933, tested and sampled by a group of competent experts at Hotel Del Monte. Contributors include Ernest Hemingway, Theodore Dreiser, Edgar Rice Burroughs, the Marx Brothers, Marlene Dietrich, Will Sparks, George M. Cohan, Ed Wynn, W.C. Fields and Jo Mora. Rare. [OCLC locates two copies of the first or second printing (Texas Christian Woman's Univ & Cal State)].

Price: $750.00