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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].
2.
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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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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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.
5.
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 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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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.
8.
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 Ramrod Broken: or, the Bible, history, and common sense in favor of the moderate use of Good Spiritous Liquors.
Boston: Albert Colby and Company, no. 20 Washington Street, 1859. Small octavo (19.5 x 13.5 cm.), 300, 12 pages. FIRST EDITION. The publisher's advertisement refers to the anonymous journalist as "...one of the most popular editors in New England". Chapters on wine and spirits, tea and coffee, recipes for 'domestic liquors', the 'unconstitutionality of prohibition', etc. Some staining to edges of first few leaves; light foxing, otherwise clean and sound... (Item #6376)
Price: $75.00
The Ramrod Broken: or, the Bible, history, and common sense in favor of the moderate use of Good Spiritous Liquors. Anti-Temperance – "A New England Journalist"
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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
11.
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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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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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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Coffee Through The Camera's Lens. A Project on Brazil. Photographs by Margaret Bourke-White. Home Economics Department.
New York: Home Economics Department, American Can Company, 1936. Printed card folio (18 x 12.5 cm.) with pocket holding sixteen loose leaves (each 16.5 x 9.5 cm.). The loose leaves include eleven reproductions of captioned photographs by Margarite Bourke-White, plus additional sheets with map of Brazil and classroom assignments on the history and production of coffee. There is also a mail-order card for ordering additional copies. Published at the height... (Item #6762)
Price: $400.00
Coffee Through The Camera's Lens. A Project on Brazil. Photographs by Margaret Bourke-White. Home Economics Department. Margaret; Home Economics Department Bourke-White, American Can Company.
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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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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, 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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Sherry.
London: Putnam, 1955. Octavo, 232 pages. First edition. The author writes "principally as a worshipper of that incomparable golden drink." Slight bump to head of spine, otherwise fine, in a near fine dust jacket, designed by William McLaren.With an original receipt from Blackwell's laid in. [Gabler G17530]. (Item #2854)
Price: $35.00


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