Esquire Drink Book, 1956, First Edition, First Printing: One of the great bar books of all time. Edited by Frederic A. Birmingham and published by Harper & Brothers, Publishers, New York. Hard cover book with 310 pages. Book is in excellent vintage condition. Cover has some shelf wear. Hinges and binding are in fine condition. Pages are completely clean and clear. No dust jacket.
Since the first versions of all these chapters were originally published in Esquire, they are all very well-written–funny, articulate and extremely informative. They have titles like “Champagne: The Golden Bubble Dance,” and “Head of Its Class: Beer–The Pursuit of Hoppyness.” In the chapter “Drinks A-Z: All the Brews That’s Fit to Print” you’ll find all the drink recipes you’ll every need.