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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, illustrator Russell Patterson.
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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
5.
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 & 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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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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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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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, and lacking the Bacardi Cocktail recipe present in subsequent printings. 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;... (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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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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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, Columbia Restaurant Inc., Florida Ybor City.
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Cocktail and Wine Digest: Encyclopedia & Guide for Home & Bar
New York: International Wine & Spirits Digest, Inc, 1950. Small octavo, 144 pages. Index. Illustrated. Printed throughout in blue. Later printing. Originally issued in 1943, this classic cocktail manual was assembled by the President of the International Bar Managers' Association. For its size, it is surprisingly thorough with the information for bar management beyond the cocktail recipes. The illustrations (and poems!) are by the author, and additionally, there are a.... (Item #5542)
Price: $120.00
Cocktail and Wine Digest: Encyclopedia & Guide for Home & Bar. Oscar Haimo.
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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. Fine in pale green wrappers. (Item #2557)
Price: $30.00
The Mint Julep. Richard Barksdale Harwell.
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All-In-Vue, 84 Drink Recipes.
Long Island City/Syracuse, NY: H. Stiefol Co. N.d. Stapled booklet, 32 pages. First edition. A well-designed novelty cocktail recipe book, intended as a promotional device for various liquor stores. The leaves of booklet step back with an index printed on the edges. It is similar to a thumb-indexed book, but with the entire page edge acting as a navigation aid. The interior of the rear wrapper includes the statement, "recipes... (Item #3675)
Price: $150.00
All-In-Vue, 84 Drink Recipes. Ben Klein, John Fitzgerald.
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Petits et Grands Verres. Choix des meilleures recettes de Cocktails.
Paris: Au sans Pareil, 1927. Small quarto, 131, [2] pages. (24x18.5cm). First trade edition. A translation, by the artist, of Toye and Adair's, Drinks: Long & Short, originally issued in London in 1925. Much more than a translation, this beautiful re-imagining of the book, by one of France's most prolific and imaginative printmakers. In a custom binding, unsigned, with an original drawing for the design of the binding used as... (Item #5012)
Price: $750.00
Petits et Grands Verres. Choix des meilleures recettes de Cocktails. J.-E. Laboureur, Nina Toye, A H. Adair.
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Saloon Society. The Diary of a Year Beyond Aspirin.
New York: Duell, Sloan & Pearce. 1960. Small quarto, 124 pages. Illustrated with photos by David Attie and designed by Alexey Brodovitch. First edition. "The members of Saloon Society live in a world where there is no tomorrow, where the jugs of bourbon pour like sunshine, where the cigarette smoke is as thick as dreams, where one rockets through the heightened moments of life" (from the jacket flap). Some light... (Item #2512)
Price: $250.00
Saloon Society. The Diary of a Year Beyond Aspirin. Bill Manville.
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Aku-Tiki Restaurant. Acapulco.
Acapulco. Mexico: n.d. Die-cut menu, 9x22 cm, 8 pages. A scarce tiki menu from Mexico. Little seems to be known about the Acapulco Aku-Tiki, and this undated menu does not include a drinks list, which is a shame. The menu itself is die-cut in the shape of a tiki head/mask, is sewn with green silk cord. Very near fine. Rare. (Item #3661)
Price: $150.00
Aku-Tiki Restaurant. Acapulco. Menu - Tiki.
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American Bar. Utmutato az amerikai husito es hevito italok keszitesehez. [Guide for making American hot and cold beverages].
Budapest: Kapheto Aczél Miksa, 1899. Octavo, 96, iv, [ads], pages. Illustrated. First edition of this rare Hungarian cocktail manual, written and published by the famous eponymous cafe/bar. The recipes and other text is in Hungarian, but the cocktail names are in English, and one can get a good sense of not only the cocktails which had appeared in Budapest, but the available ingredients. The author urges those who would embrace... (Item #4933)
Price: $2,500.00
American Bar. Utmutato az amerikai husito es hevito italok keszitesehez. [Guide for making American hot and cold beverages]. Aczél Miksa.
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The Old Crow Mixing Guide and Almanac.
Frankfort, Kentucky: National Distillers Products Company, n.d. Stapled booklet, 28 pages. Illustrated. First edition. Promotional product cocktail recipe book. Small tape repair to one leaf, otherwise very good. (Item #2957)
Price: $30.00
The Old Crow Mixing Guide and Almanac. Old Crow Distillery.
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What'll You Have? A not too dry text book about cocktails, almost 200 of them -- and what to serve with them. Wines, liqueurs, cordials: how, when and where to serve them.
Chicago; New York: A. L. Burt Company; [Printed by William C. Popper & Co.], [1933]. Octavo (20.5 x 15 cm.), 128 pages. Illustrated, including two full-page black & white images, one of the correct glassware for various drinks. Stated FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. An optimistic cocktail recipe manual, published on the eve of repeal. This first printing was issued November, 1933; the 21st Amendment was ratified December 5, 1933, overturning... (Item #6043)
Price: $250.00
What'll You Have? A not too dry text book about cocktails, almost 200 of them -- and what to serve with them. Wines, liqueurs, cordials: how, when and where to serve them. Julien J. Proskauer, and compiler.


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