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BEEBE, Lucius.

The Stork Club Bar Book.

Published: New York & Toronto: Rinehart & Company, Inc., 1946

Stock code: 112400

Price: £325

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First edition, first printing, of “Luscious” Lucius Beebe’s witty cocktail recipe book, celebrating a day in the life of Sherman Billingsley’s Stork Club, a New York fixture from 1929 to 1965. Beebe is credited with coining the phrase “café society”.

Octavo. Original red cloth, titles to spine in black and white, illustration of a top-hatted stork to front board in black, white and green, yellow endpapers and topstain. With the illustrated jacket. Jacket, binding and typography designed by Paul Rand. Ends of spine bumped in the price-clipped dust jacket with chips to ends of spine, tape to verso of top end of spine, toning to spine and rear panel. A good copy.

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