The Essential Guest.

Peoria, Ill. Hiram Walker & Sons, Inc., 1934.

Booklet, stapled in wrappers (15 x 8 cm.), [16] pages. Illustrated in color; printed in Phototone throughout. FIRST EDITION. A promotional cocktail recipe book, published in the wake of Repeal, from the makers of Canadian Club, H&W London Dry Gin, and the Palais Royal Cordials. With additional texts by Ernest Byfield, “Host to America” at Chicago’s Hotel Sherman, operatic star Coe Glade, and actress – star of The Sheik – Miss Agnes Ayres. With the contemporary ink stamp of "Best Drug Store, Los Angeles Calif.: to the first interior page; otherwise fine in wrappers. [OCLC locates five copies; additional copy in the Seagram Museum Library].

Price: $90.00