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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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Nouveau manuel complet du Limonadier, Glacier, Cafetier et de l'Amateur de Thés et de Cafés - nouvelle édition entrièrement refondue par N. Chryssochoïdès
Paris: Encyclopédie Roret, 1901. Small duodecimo, vi, 352 pages. Ads. Illustrated with seventy-six figures in the text. Later edition. A complete manual for the café or other business selling lemonades, coffee, tea, ices and ice creams, and other refreshing diversions. In original publisher’s illustrated wrappers, with some wear to the spine, otherwise generally very good. In attractive, custom clamshell box. (Item #4771)
Price: $200.00
Nouveau manuel complet du Limonadier, Glacier, Cafetier et de l'Amateur de Thés et de Cafés - nouvelle édition entrièrement refondue par N. Chryssochoïdès
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Valuable Secrets in Arts, Trades, &c. Selected from the best authors, and adapted to the situation in the United States.
New York: Published by Evert Duyckinck, G. Long, print. 1816. Duodecimo, 319, [1], [12] pages. Page 317 erroneously numbered 139. Index. A compendium of trade and household recipes, with sections on topics such as engravings, metals, varnishes, cements, glass, paints, gilding, wood, vinegars and many more. Sections on distillation (adapted from the works of A. Cooper), and Brewing are sizable. Small, round blind stamps to front and rear blanks, and... (Item #4510)
Price: $350.00
Valuable Secrets in Arts, Trades, &c. Selected from the best authors, and adapted to the situation in the United States.
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Observations on a Bill to Permit the General Sale of Beer, by Retail in England, Most Respectfully Submitted to the Members of the House of Commons.
London: W. Sears, 1830. Pamphlet. Octavo, 16 pages. A response to the impending Beer Act of 1830, from a Country Brewer. The Beer Act would open brewing and cider making up to all householders who paid a modest fee, and the existing brewers, all licensed by local magistrates, were pushing back. The argument made within claims that quality will decline, adulteration will proliferate, and the economic impact will be negative... (Item #1923)
Price: $300.00
Observations on a Bill to Permit the General Sale of Beer, by Retail in England, Most Respectfully Submitted to the Members of the House of Commons. A. Country Brewer.
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Johnson Machinery: Machines for Manufacturing Crown Corks, Screw Caps, Regular Bottle Corks and Cork Discs, also Crowning Machines.
Brooklyn: A. Johnson Machine Works, circa 1910. Octavo, 68 pages. Illustrations throughout. Trade catalog featuring machines for manufacturing of crown corks, crowning machines, machines for manufacturing of corks and cork discs, machines for screw caps, and special machines which include a friction capping machine, automatic rotary cap spinning machine, single head cap spinning machine, and an automatic rotary screw cap capping machine. Each item includes detailed rendering, as well as... (Item #3344)
Price: $150.00
Johnson Machinery: Machines for Manufacturing Crown Corks, Screw Caps, Regular Bottle Corks and Cork Discs, also Crowning Machines. A. Johnson Machine Works.
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The Romance of Wine.
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc. 1932. Thick octavo, x, 264, [1] pages. Index. First American edition. First published the prior year by Benn in London. A prolific writer on the subject of wine, Allen was a friend of André Simon, Charles Berry, and a member of the Saintsbury Club. This work includes sections on the aesthetics of wine, winemaking in various regions, and the wines of the ancient... (Item #5741)
Price: $50.00
The Romance of Wine. H. Warner Allen.
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The Wines of Portugal.
London: George Rainbird/Michael Joseph, 1963. Quarto, 192 pages. Illustrated with photographs and two maps. First trade edition. While much of this work covers the subject of vintage Port, the author surveys the rest of the nation, its winemaking regions, and traditions. A bit of bumping to the head of the spine, otherwise very good, in a near very good dust jacket, with just a bit of edge wear. [Gabler G7219]. (Item #2858)
Price: $50.00
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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, illustrator Russell Patterson.
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A Bibliography on Grapes, Wines, Other Alcoholic Beverages, and Temperance : Works Published in the United States Before 1901.
Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1996. Quarto, i-xx, 294 pages. First edition. Bibliography of over 3000 titles related to drink in America prior to 1901. Features titles related to grape growing and wine making in the early settlement period, government publications, temperance and prohibition literature, and publications on the alcoholic beverages industry. In black boards with only minor rubbing, otherwise a fine copy. (Item #3520)
Price: $50.00
A Bibliography on Grapes, Wines, Other Alcoholic Beverages, and Temperance : Works Published in the United States Before 1901. Maynard A. Amerine, Axel E. Borg.
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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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Gentleman's Companion [2 Volumes] An Exotic Cookery Book [with] An Exotic Drinking Book
New York: Crown Publishers, 1946. Two volumes. Octavos, 216 & 220 pages. First trade edition. One of the great world traveling culinary writers. The first, two volume, collection of culinary and cocktail recipes. The second pair was focused on South America. Baker's writings on exotic cocktails recipes are second to none. Some sunning to spines of red cloth, otherwise very good. Slipcase worn but all panels present. (Item #2507)
Price: $180.00
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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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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. A 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. Blue cloth spines darkened and no longer legible, otherwise near very good. In a worn and tape repaired slipcase. (Item #5084)
Price: $90.00
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Potable Water and Methods of Detecting Impurities.
New York: Van Nostrand Company, 1899. Duodecimo, 97 pages + 9 ads. First edition. A small text book on how to obtain and test potable water. Fine in publisher's printed green cloth. Scarce. (Item #1921)
Price: $100.00
Potable Water and Methods of Detecting Impurities. M. N. Baker.
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Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom. A reprint with a new introduction by Miss I.A. Glen MA BLitt.
South Devon: David & Charles, 1969. Large quarto, 457 pages + 38 ads. Facsimile edition of the original published by Harper's Weekly Gazette in 1887. One of the classics of whisky literature. Some foxing and a bit of spotting to the textblock edges, otherwise near fine, in the publisher's printed orange dust jacket. (Item #2279)
Price: $200.00
Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom. A reprint with a new introduction by Miss I.A. Glen MA BLitt. Alfred Barnard.
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Wine of Italy. Illustrated by David Williams.
London: Peter Owen Limited, 1956. Octavo, 135 pages. First edition. A pleasant, short introduction to the wines of Italy. Very good in blue cloth, in a very good dust jacket. [Gabler G9600]. (Item #2855)
Price: $45.00
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The Art of Brewing. Part I & Part II. (Complete).
London: Baldwin & Craddock, 1829. Two slim volumes. Octavos, 32 pages + 4 ads; & 32 pages 2 ads. With six steel engraved illustrations of equipment in the text, and additional charts and tables. A practical explanation of brewing ingredients, equipment and processes. Two additional volumes were issued in 1834. Previous owner's name in ink to title page. Offsetting to first and final pages of text block, otherwise internally near... (Item #1922)
Price: $500.00
The Art of Brewing. Part I & Part II. (Complete). David Booth, Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.
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World Drinks and How to Prepare Them.
San Francisco: Boothby's World Drinks Co. 1934. Octavo, 270 pages. The expanded repeal edition of this important cocktail recipe book. The legendary Boothby, bartender at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, first compiled his drink recipes in 1891. He died in 1930. The recipes are organized by category of drink (cocktails, rickies, highballs, sangrias, etc.) rather than by base alcohol. A small diamond shaped perforation penetrates the front wrapper and... (Item #4763)
Price: $350.00
World Drinks and How to Prepare Them. William T. Boothby, "Cocktail Bill"
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Plat of the Brewery, and Bottling House Premises of the Boston Beer Company.
Boston: 1938. Nine architectural plans for the Boston Beer Company Brewery and Bottling House, 38.5 x 50 cm each. Printed on engineering vellum, recto only. The nine numbered plats depict an overview (with cross streets and geographical context), basement through fifth floor plans, and two cross sections. Indicating dimensions and material types, the plans give a full picture of a 19th century brewery and bottling house operation. Plan includes layout... (Item #4695)
Price: $1,200.00
Plat of the Brewery, and Bottling House Premises of the Boston Beer Company. Boston Beer Company, Sidney Sherwood, D W. Gurton.
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Dictionary of Useful Household Knowledge.
Boston: W.E. Bowditch, 1880. Octavo, 74 pages plus advertisements. A vast array of useful information: surgery and medicine, with description of and cure for all diseases; useful articles on family food, preserving, pickling, and household laws; dyes of all colors for cloth etc., also receipts for removing stains from silks, laces, satins, etc.; wines, liquors, cordials, syrups; receipts appertaining to metals; poisons and their antidotes; horticultural receipts; and veterinary receipts... (Item #3272)
Price: $50.00
Dictionary of Useful Household Knowledge. W. E. Bowditch.
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Burke's Complete Cocktail & Drinking Recipes. With recipes for the Food Bits for the Cocktail Hour. The Art and Etiquette of Mixing, Serving and Drinking Wines and Liquors.
London/Boston: Books Inc. 1934. Duodecimo, 93 pages. First edition. A small but thorough little cocktail book, published following the repeal of Prohibition, and intending to assist the public in getting back into the swing of things. With classics and some lesser known drinks. A bit of separation to the hinges of the gilt-stamped red leatherette, otherwise very good. (Item #5220)
Price: $90.00
Burke's Complete Cocktail & Drinking Recipes. With recipes for the Food Bits for the Cocktail Hour. The Art and Etiquette of Mixing, Serving and Drinking Wines and Liquors. Harman Burney Burke, Barney.
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Golden Tips. A Description of Ceylon and its Great Tea Industry.
London: Samson Low, Marston & Company, 1900. Octavo, 474 pages. Illustrated with photographs by the author. First edition, of this lovely survey of Ceylon and its tea industry, by a member of the Royal Asiatic Society and author of several other titles on the South Asian island nation, now known as Sri Lanka. Fine in a stunning gilt-stamped white buckram binding. All edges gilt. (Item #1665)
Price: $400.00
Golden Tips. A Description of Ceylon and its Great Tea Industry. Henry W. Cave.
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Manuel Pratique De La Culture De La Vigne Dans La Gironde. 2me Edition Refondue Et Augmentee.
Paris and Bordeaux: G. Masson and Feret & Fils. 1889. Octavo, 304 pages. 112 black and white figures in the text. A thorough, well-illustrated manual of vine work, from the owner of La Réole in the Gironde, Bordeaux. The author apologizes for having spent more time in the fields than in school, but this book is valuable for precisely that reason. Original printed paper wrappers. Yellow printed wrappers show a.... (Item #2804)
Price: $350.00
Manuel Pratique De La Culture De La Vigne Dans La Gironde. 2me Edition Refondue Et Augmentee. Armand Cazenave.
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Cocktails Mundiales.
Madrid: the author/Imprenta de Sucesores de Rivadeneyra, [1946]. Octavo, 335 pages. Indexed. First edition. Dated from the dust jacket. Later printings appeared in 1947 and 1950, and are indicated as the second and third printing on the title page. A survey of cocktails around the world, with hundreds of recipes, a section on the duties of the barman, and quick pieces on the drinks of various nations. A few red... (Item #4893)
Price: $750.00
Cocktails Mundiales. Pedro Chicote.
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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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