New York: M. Barrows and Company, 1941. First printing. Drawings by Rea Irvin. Full cloth. Octavo. 223 pages. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Mild browning to endpapers along hinges, a few extremity rubs. Jacket has a few closed edge tears, a few shallow edge chips, slight rubbing, but no significant loss. Bright, attractive copy.
Not just a fine compilation of cocktail recipes from the early 20th century, but also a wise and witty look at the philosophy of drinking, the arts of sociability, and a snapshot of the times.
"Richly embellished with drawings almost from life by Rea Irvin, with a Foreword in golden prose by Lucius Beebe and a Recessional or final insult hurled at the Reader by Lawton Mackall. Published for Hussies and Homebodies..."