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Here's How to Mix 'em; [300 Drinks and How to Mix 'em. Internationally Famous Drinks Collected from Authoritative Sources] [cover title].
Cincinnati, Ohio: Kaeser & Blair Inc. 1933. Small octavo (17 x 12 cm.) [8], 69, [2] pages. First edition. A scarce cocktail recipe book issued the year of Repeal. Evergreen cocktails, along with many now obscure, or at least, with obscure names. Recipes include Absinthe Cocktail, Amaranth Cocktail, Fedora, Punch a La Fork, etc. Each recipe indicates the appropriate glass to be used. Kaeser & Blair, the publisher, remains in... (Item #5557)
Price: $900.00
Here's How to Mix 'em; [300 Drinks and How to Mix 'em. Internationally Famous Drinks Collected from Authoritative Sources] [cover title].
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The Bordeaux Wine and Liquor Dealers' Guide. A treatise on the manufacture and adulteration of liquors. By a Practical Liquor Manufacturer.
New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, Publishers, No. 18 Ann Street, 1858. Duodecimo, xvii, 146, [4] pages. Advertisements. First Dick & Fitzgerald printing; originally issued in 1857 by Mabie & Co. and then, starting in 1858 by Dick & Fitzgerald. One of the most popular guides to making all types of wines and spirits from various base alcohols. For each type of wine or spirit, the book alternates between a description... (Item #6078)
Price: $400.00
The Bordeaux Wine and Liquor Dealers' Guide. A treatise on the manufacture and adulteration of liquors. By a Practical Liquor Manufacturer. A Practical Liquor Manufacturer.
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The Long and Short of It. With Drawings by Russell Patterson.
N.p. American Distilling Company/DeVinne-Brown, 1934. Stapled booklet, 20 pages. Printed in black and red throughout. First and only edition. A scarce promotional cocktail recipe book, from the American Distilling Company, makers of Old Colony Gin, Meadwood Bourbon and 3 Monks Rye. The majority of recipes are individually illustrated with stylish Art Deco ink drawings by Russell Patterson. May of the recipes are familiar, but there is also the Stone Fence... (Item #5158)
Price: $300.00
The Long and Short of It. With Drawings by Russell Patterson. American Distilling Company, Russell Patterson.
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On Drink. Nicolas Bentley Drew the Pictures.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1972. Octavo, 109 pages. First edition. Review copy, with lavender review slip laid-in. A masterwork of drink literature. In in a fine, unclipped dust jacket. (Item #3193)
Price: $250.00
On Drink. Nicolas Bentley Drew the Pictures. Kingsley Amis.
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The South American Gentleman's Companion [two volumes] An Exotic Cookery Book [with] An Exotic Drinking Book.
New York: Crown Publishers, 1951. Two volumes. Octavos, 224 & 225 pages. First trade edition. One of the great world traveling culinary writers. This separate, two volume, collection of culinary and cocktail recipes, this time focused on South America. Baker's writings on exotic cocktails recipes are second to none. Lacking the slipcase, some light sunning to spines of blue cloth, otherwise very good. With the bookplate of famed hotelier Ferdinand Sperl. (Item #4873)
Price: $120.00
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For Home Use. This recipe book, containing other helpful and relative general information, has been compiled for private personal use. Invaluable to the Host and Hostess.
Port-Of-Spain, Trinidad, British West Indies: Angostura Bitters Ltd. 1939. Tall octavo (24.5 x 16 cm.), 46 pages. Illustrated. Stated ninth edition. A promotional book, with history of Angostura Bitters, with the remainder of the work divided into "Social" (drink) and "Domestic" (food). Cocktails recipes and non-alcoholic recipes of course use Angostura Bitters, as do the food dishes. Bitters in Marmalade sounds like a particularly good idea. A bit of offsetting... (Item #6442)
Price: $35.00
For Home Use. This recipe book, containing other helpful and relative general information, has been compiled for private personal use. Invaluable to the Host and Hostess. Bitters, Angostura Bitters Ltd.
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How to Make Old Kentucky Famed Drinks.
Louisville, KY: Brown and Forman Distilleries, 1934. Stapled booklet, [40] pages. A promotional cocktail recipe book for the Brown and Forman Company, focused on Kentucky whiskey drinks. Each recipe is accompanied by a color illustration of the drink, and two of Kentucky's great bartenders are featured as well, "Martin" the head bartender at the Louiville's Pendennis Club, and "Prince" the head bartender at the Wynn-Stay Club of Louisville. The booklet... (Item #4892)
Price: $150.00
How to Make Old Kentucky Famed Drinks. Brown & Forman Distillers Inc.
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Burke's Complete Cocktail and Drinking Recipes. With Recipes for Food Bits for the Cocktail Hour.
New York: Books Inc. 1936. Sextodecimo, 125 pages. Index. Second printing; first was printed in 1934). With over two hundred fifty recipes, Barney Burke outlines classic American cocktails in addition to cocktails of the world and liquor specific sections. Burke also offers advice for appropriate equipment for home mixing, proper glasses, and serving techniques. The "tasty bites" section includes both liquid (Sauerkraut and Clam Juice Cocktail) and solid (Ham-and-Celery Roll)... (Item #5372)
Price: $150.00
Burke's Complete Cocktail and Drinking Recipes. With Recipes for Food Bits for the Cocktail Hour. Harmon Burney Burke, Barney Burke.
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Burke's Complete Cocktail and Drinking Recipes. With Recipes for Food Bits for the Cocktail Hour. The Art and Etiquette of Mixing, Serving and Drinking Wines and Liquors.
New York: Books Inc. 1936. Sextodecimo (17 x 11 cm.), 125, [3] pages. Index. Cover title: Burke's Complete Cocktail and Tastybite Recipes. ~ Second, revised edition, following the first issue of 1934). Barney Burke outlines classic American cocktails with over two hundred fifty recipes. In addition cocktails and liquors of the world are represented. Burke offers advice on appropriate equipment for home mixing, proper glasses, and serving techniques. The "tasty... (Item #6712)
Price: $150.00
Burke's Complete Cocktail and Drinking Recipes. With Recipes for Food Bits for the Cocktail Hour. The Art and Etiquette of Mixing, Serving and Drinking Wines and Liquors. Harmon Burney Burke, Barney Burke.
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Cocktails, Liqueurs, Cigars, Cigarettes. Cunard Line.
England: Cunard Line, 1963. Small, trifold printed card cocktail menu. 8 x 15cm. Attractively printed in blue, red, black and silver, with a flourish of white particles glued-on, to represent effervescence above one glass. The menu indicates it is for the Queen Elizabeth, and includes lists of Liqueurs, Cocktails, Aperitifs, Mixed Drinks, Beer, Cigars, Tobaccos, Cigarettes, and Playing Cards. A few small stains, otherwise very good. (Item #4585)
Price: $120.00
Cocktails, Liqueurs, Cigars, Cigarettes. Cunard Line. Cocktail Menu, QEI Cunard Line.
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“An Act for granting unto His Majesty an Excise upon Wines and Spirits distilled, sold by Retail, and upon Lemmons and Limes” from Acts and Laws, Passed by the Great and General Court or Assembly of His Majesty’s Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, Begun and Held at Boston upon Wednesday the Twenty-fifth Day of May 1737.
[Boston]: Printed by J. Draper, Printer to His Excellency the Governour and Council, 1737. 29.3 x 18.5, 593-598 loose pages (3 leaves). Bears the coat of arms of King George II, printed in black ink on the first page. An act of colonial legislation ruling that retailers of alcohol must keep full sales accounts and levy taxes; specifically “an excise upon all brandy, rum and other spirits distilled, and upon... (Item #4113)
Price: $350.00
“An Act for granting unto His Majesty an Excise upon Wines and Spirits distilled, sold by Retail, and upon Lemmons and Limes” from Acts and Laws, Passed by the Great and General Court or Assembly of His Majesty’s Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England, Begun and Held at Boston upon Wednesday the Twenty-fifth Day of May 1737. Colonial American Spirits Legislation, Royal Arm.
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Toots.
New York: Meredith Press, 1969. Octavo, 214 pages. Illustrated with photographs. First edition. A biography of the great barman and owner of the legendary eponymous New York bar/restaurant, Toots Shor. Filled throughout with the famous imbiber and raconteur's exploits behind the bar and out and about in New York City, and of stories of of the celebrities and politicians who frequented Toots Shor. Considine was a journalist, best known for... (Item #5237)
Price: $60.00
Toots. Bob Considine.
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Old Mr. Boston Deluxe Official Bartender's Guide.
Boston: Ben-Burk Inc. 1936. Small octavo, 157, [3] pages. Illustrated, and with decorative borders throughout. First edition, third printing under this title. But the Old Mr. Boston Guide made its original appearance under the name One Hundred and Twenty Cocktails, Fizzes, Punches, Highballs, Toddies and Long Drinks in 1932, prior to the Repeal of Prohibition. Much smaller – just a 37 page stapled booklet - 120 Cocktails was much expanded... (Item #5112)
Price: $120.00
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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 Smith, 1930. Octavo, 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. Some light foxing to first few pages; printed foil decorated boards over black cloth; bright and clean except for... (Item #5082)
Price: $2,500.00
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. Harry Craddock, compiler.
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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... (Item #6755)
Price: $600.00
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Grand Reception of the Liquor Dealers, Brewers, and Bottlers Beneficial Association, of Philadelphia, at the Academy of Music, February 2d., 1880.
Philadelphia: 1880. Champagne bottle-shaped die cut, (19 x 7 cm.), 12 pages, plus card cover. Chromolithograph illustrated wrappers, bound with a brass grommet. Decorative blue and white silk cord and tassel. The text outlines the Officer and Trustees, Conductors, The Programme (a series of Marches and Promenades, Quadrilles and Waltzes), Supper is served in the foyer. Fine. (Item #5635)
Price: $350.00
Grand Reception of the Liquor Dealers, Brewers, and Bottlers Beneficial Association, of Philadelphia, at the Academy of Music, February 2d., 1880. Dance Card – Spirits dealers.
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Drinks, a la Mode. Cups and Drinks of Every Kind for Every Season.
London: Longmans Green and Co. 1891. Octavo, 100 pages. Stated second edition, but with pagination identical to the first, really second printing. With recipes for punches, ales, syrups, drinks for invalids, liqueurs and cups. The section "American Drinks", includes recipes for The Floster, the Prairie Oyster, the Corpse Reviver, and the Cramhamball. Quite charming. A bit of edgewear, in lightly soiled publishers printed decorative paper over half-cloth. With the bookseller's... (Item #4842)
Price: $375.00
Drinks, a la Mode. Cups and Drinks of Every Kind for Every Season. DeSalis Mrs.
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The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks. New Revised Edition. Illustrated by Nathan Gluck.
Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Co. Inc. 1958. Octavo, 362 pages. The third, revised edition of perhaps the last of the classic cocktail books, a bookend of sorts to all of the pioneers that came before. Embury was nothing if not opinionated and blunt about expressing himself, so it comes as no surprise that David Wondrich puts him squarely in the "You may not know it, my friend, but... (Item #2516)
Price: $450.00
The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks. New Revised Edition. Illustrated by Nathan Gluck. David A. Embury.
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Stimulants. Uses and How Best Conserved. Moral and Legal Reform Methods.
New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, 1888. Duodecimo, 61 pages. First edition. Ostensibly a pro-alcohol temperance tract. The author argues for some middle ground between prohibition and complete freedom, even suggesting that the crimes committed by those under the influence should be met with hanging, while drinking itself should not be criminalized. A near fine copy, with only very slight edge rubbing to the publisher's blind stamped forest green boards. (Item #2005)
Price: $90.00
Stimulants. Uses and How Best Conserved. Moral and Legal Reform Methods. J. M. Emerson.
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The Art of Blending and Compounding Liquors and Wines. Showing how all the favorite brands and various grades of whiskeys brandies wines &c &c are prepared by dealers and rectifiers for the trade giving directions for making all the ingredients used in their preparation. And valuable information concerning Whiskeys in Bond.
New York: Dick & Fitzgerald Publishers, 18 Ann Street, 1885. Octavo, 68, [4 ads], pages. First edition. Contains detailed information on blending to create imitations of popular spirits, but also recipes for bitters, cordials, essences, syrups, and more. The author's preface states, "It is a generally well understood fact that the thirsty individual who takes his glass of whiskey at any of even the first-class public bars, saloons, or parlors... (Item #4340)
Price: $750.00
The Art of Blending and Compounding Liquors and Wines. Showing how all the favorite brands and various grades of whiskeys brandies wines &c &c are prepared by dealers and rectifiers for the trade giving directions for making all the ingredients used in their preparation. And valuable information concerning Whiskeys in Bond. Joseph Fleischman.
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The Standard Cocktail Guide. A Manual of Mixed Drinks Written for the American Host.
New York: M. Barrows and Co. 1944. Small octavo, 128 pages. Second printing. A simple listing of cocktail recipes, with a little extra advice on stocking a bar, and correct glassware usage. Not the full package, like the author's other drinks book; the Cocktail Guide and Ladies' Companion was not just a guide, but "a wise and witty discussion of the philosophy of drinking." But this one covers the basics... (Item #3308)
Price: $250.00
The Standard Cocktail Guide. A Manual of Mixed Drinks Written for the American Host. Crosby Gaige.
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Compliments of Columbia Spanish Restaurant and Bar. [Cover title: Columbia Restaurant Inc., Spanish Restaurant & Bar, 7th Ave. at 22nd Street.]
Ybor City [Tampa], Florida]: [the restaurant], [circa 1935]. Small stapled booklet (10 x 6 cm.), 30, [2] pages. Advertisements. Index. Illustrated. Evident first and only edition. A promotional cocktail book, with recipes as well, from the oldest restaurant in Florida, and one of the oldest and largest Spanish/Cuban restaurants in America. A tip of the hat is given to the bartender, "Genial" Tony, who is indicated as the compiler. A.... (Item #5862)
Price: $350.00
Compliments of Columbia Spanish Restaurant and Bar. [Cover title: Columbia Restaurant Inc., Spanish Restaurant & Bar, 7th Ave. at 22nd Street.]. Genial Tony, Florida Ybor City, Columbia Restaurant Inc.
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The Mint Julep.
Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1975. Small octavo, 54 pages. First trade edition, wrappered issue, following the privately printed edition issued by the Beehive Press. Harwell's elegant volume provides a delightful foray into the ceremonial, traditional, and regional history of the Old South's favorite drink. Taking the reader through several oft-debated recipes for creating the perfect julep, Harwell unveils the elusive history behind the drink, from its highly contested origin... (Item #2557)
Price: $30.00
The Mint Julep. Richard Barksdale Harwell.
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The Mint Julep.
Savannah: The Beehive Press, 1975. Small octavo (21 x 13 cm.), 59, [1] pages. FIRST EDITION, limited to 300 copies, one hundred for the author and two hundred for the publisher. Harwell's elegant volume provides a delightful foray into the ceremonial, traditional, and regional history of the Old South's favorite drink. Taking the reader through several oft-debated recipes for creating the perfect julep, Harwell unveils the elusive history behind the... (Item #6516)
Price: $90.00
The Mint Julep. Richard Barksdale Harwell.
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The Mint Julep.
Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 1975. Small octavo, 54 pages. First trade edition, wrappered issue, following the privately printed edition issued by the Beehive Press. Harwell's elegant volume provides a delightful foray into the ceremonial, traditional, and regional history of the Old South's favorite drink. Taking the reader through several oft-debated recipes for creating the perfect julep, Harwell unveils the elusive history behind the drink, from its highly contested origin... (Item #6809)
Price: $35.00


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