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... Being in the particular an elucidation of the Manners and Customs of people of quality in a period of some equality.London: Constable & Company, Ltd, 1930 Stock Code: 141485
The legendary cocktail book, in original art deco bindingFirst edition, first impression, with the paginated prelims and tipped-in Bacardi cocktail slip to p. 25. It features 750 of the most popular recipes from the legendary barman Harry Craddock, together with elegant art-deco illustrations, and anecdotes behind the cocktails. Rather splendidly, this copy has the stamp of The Cunard Steam Ship Company to the front cover.
Octavo. Original black cloth-backed metallic boards, spine lettered in gilt, front cover decorated in green, black, and grey, pictorial endpapers.
Frontispiece and coloured illustrations by Gilbert Rumbold throughout. Text printed in red, blue, and black.
Stamp 21 February 1931 to rear pastedown. Slight loss to gilting of spine, light wear at extremities, some rubbing, short split to rear joint, scattered light foxing and finger-soiling to contents but cleaner than usual. A very good copy.
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