Gentleman's Companion, An Exotic Cookery Book [with] An Exotic Drinking Book

New York: Crown Publishers, 1946.

Two volumes. Octavos (23 x 16 cm.), 216 & 220 pages. FIRST TRADE EDITION; the original limited edition was published by Derrydale Press in 1939. There were two Gentleman's Companions compiled by Charles Baker, the journalist, traveler and collector of food and drink lore. This is the first two volume set, a collection of "exotic" culinary and cocktail recipes. The second (later) set was focused on South American food and drink" The Washington Post reviewed the 1939 publication, "with whimsicality and an extraordinary fidelity to detail, Mr. Charles H. Baker Jr. has done The Gentleman's Companion, a two-volume work on fine drinking and eating. Years of world-wide research are in these splendid books with the strong implication that Mr. Baker's liver never let him down." Baker's writings on exotic cocktails recipes are second to none. Both volumes with some soiling within; bindings sound. Red cloth bindings soiled and faded. Slipcase lacking. Good only.

Price: $90.00

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