Cincinnati, Ohio: Lawlor & Co.; For sale by the R. Clarke Co., Hawley's and Union News Co., .
Octavo (20 x 13.5 cm.), 169, , pages. Frontispiece. Copyright date from verso of dedication page. Advertisements. Very early edition. Not the "Revised Edition" which appeared slightly later. This issue is identical with the wrappered issue of the first edition through page 116, and concludes the recipe section with Tincture of Cinnamon. What follows is mostly advertisements, and three sections which also appear in the wrappered issue: The Model Bartender, Preparation for Customer, and Don'ts for Young Bartenders. The difference is in the order of the advertisements, and in the addition of two short sections of text: The Wine Cellar; and Cups and Their Customs. The title page and order of the initial leaves is identical with the first. The title page mentions two issues: "price, Gold Cloth, 76 cents, Price, Paper Cover, 50 cents". ~ C.F. Lawlor was the bartender at Cincinnati's Burnet House, and formerly the chief bartender at the Grand Hotel. An endorsement from The Enquirer (Cincinatti) in 1895 states, "As a prince of mixicologists C.F. Lawlor, of the Burnet House, has a national reputation; it only remained for him to write a book to gain immortality... [The book is] for those who patronize the best barrooms, winerooms and clubrooms, so that they may know what is really good, and when and where they can get it. The recipes are full, complete, and up to date." Internally clean and sound; in publisher's brown cloth, titled in gold on the front board. Two small chips in the gutter of the front board, otherwise fine. Rare. [OCLC locates only five copies of this issue, and two copies dated 1895 with 145 pages. and just thirteen copies of all editions; Noling, page 249].