Esquire’s Handbook for Hosts, 1949: first edition of Esquire’s Handbook for Hosts with dust cover. Book is in near-mint condition, with some light tanning of the page edges. Dust cover has major issues–a large piece is gone. Published by Grosset & Dunlap, New York.
Recipes for entertaining–and yummy–food, directions for cocktails, and suggestions for party games (most of them sound like they only worked during the 50s.) Some excellent rules for stimulating conversation. And many of those sexy-funny Esquire cartoons. 288 pages.
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