Collectible Cocktail Books

Early, unusual and collectible cocktail books.

  • Publisher: Constable, London
  • Format: Hardcover
The 'Special Signed Edition', of which this is pleasingly, no. 101. The book is firmly and squarely bound in the original boards, which are very slightly rubbed and bumped, the gilt to the spine is a little rubbed, but still bright. The text block is slightly foxed and age toned, mainly to the edges, it is free from inscriptions. A very attractive example of this uncommon edition, which in addition to being signed, is bound in a different, but equally distinctive, style to the standard trade edition.
Found: 2014-09-10
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  • Publisher: Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1930
Octavo. Original yellow cloth, titles to spine and front board in blue and red. With the dust jacket. Spine with a small faint scratch and tiny puncture, top edge dusty, front board with some minor spotting along upper edge and light bump to lower corner, front and rear hinges tender, light foxing to prelims and end leaves. A very good copy in the rubbed and marked jacket with loss to the spine panel affecting the second half of the title and old tape repair to verso. Contemporary rubber stamp of P. Morette to the front free endpaper. With 16 black and white illustrations, including frontispiece. First edition, first printing. Presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper:... "Just a little lasting memory of our visit to 'Hanks' (Ill. p. 69) and appreciation of your tutoring lessons. 'Gussie'". The Future of Drinking provides an interesting insight into the drinking habits of Americans during the Prohibition. Gilbert Seldes was a prominent journalist and critic, best known as a pioneer of popular culture criticism, most notably in his seminal text The Seven Lively Arts.more
Found: 2014-09-10
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