Cocktail Recipes from Old Mr. Boston, 1940, Revised Edition. One of the revisions in the 1940 edition of Old Mr. Boston is the inclusion of a four-page, full color “12 Popular Party Drinks Every Host Should Know.” Here are Sloe Gin Fizz, Rum Collins, Golden Martini, and Cuba Libre.”
Of course we have the bartender’s guide. See it here: Old Mr. Boston, 1940, with Cameo Binding
ld Mr. Boston De Luxe Official Bartender’s Guide First edition, Fourth Printing (Revised) with Cameo Binding: Rare copy of Old Mr. Boston with the full color cameo-style picture of the Old Mr. Boston (notice the laurel wreath surrounding the portrait) inset, cameo-style, on the cover. Only this 1940 edition and the 1941 edition have this cameo binding. In 1942 the company returned to the standard embossed cover. The other revisions from the 1935 original edition are the four-page, full color “12 Popular Party Drinks Every Host Should Know” bound into the volume following the title page, and 16-page, full color “Fine Liquors in The Old Boston Tradition,” also bound into the book. Oh, yes, and the illustrations are pink instead of orange, and the end papers have a romantic drawing of a moon-lit lake, glassware, and stars, labeled “Wherein are solved the mysteries of mixed drinks.
Compiled and edited by Leo Cotton in collaboration with Old Time Boston Bartenders for Ben Buck Inc., Boston. Copyright 1935, 1936,and 1940 by Ben Burk, Inc., Boston, Mass. Hard boards covered with pebbled, faux leather. 160 pages. Corners are bumped. Torn top of spine cover. Some very light foxing. Two facing pages have a spot. Excellent vintage condition.