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Cocktail Book: Sideboard Manual for Gentlemen, Repeal Edition, 1933

$153.00 $127.75


Cocktail Book: Sideboard Manual for Gentlemen, Repeal Edition, 1933. This book was published before and during Prohibition. (*See below.) This copy was published in 1933, clearly marked to celebrate the Repeal. Cocktail recipe book NOT intended as a “bar-tender’s guide,” but “compiled for private use,” so “any gentleman will be able to provide his friends with most of the standard beverages, mixed in an acceptable manner.” Issued for the St. Botolph Society by L.C. Page & Company, Publishers, Boston. Originally published in 1900, this copy is from the 1933 seventh impression of the new revised edition, first published in 1913. Printed by the Colonial Press Inc., Clinton, Mass.

Hard boards covered in red linen, richly embossed with a cocktail glass pattern and with the title–and “Repeal Edition”–embossed in gold. 80 pages. 63 pages of cocktail recipes, plus non-alcoholic drink recipes, a brief discussion of wines, and “The Real Tale of the Cock’s Tail.” Book is in excellent antique condition. Corners of the cover are bumped and the cover has very moderate shelf wear. Hinges are sound. Binding is in excellent condition. Pages are all clean and clear. Difficult to find!

*Prohibition did not begin in the United States until January 1920, when the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution went into effect. The 18th amendment was ratified in 1919, and was repealed in December, 1933, with the ratification of the Twenty-first Amendment.

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