Just Cocktails, 1939: Just Cocktails, compiled and edited by W. C. Whitfield, decorated by Tad Shell, and published by Three Mountaineers, Inc., Asheville, N.C. 1939. First edition, presumed first printing. (Later editions of this book were titled Here’s How Mixed Drinks. This press did some of the wooden covers for Culinary Arts Press, incidentally.) Charming book! Recipes for highballs, cocktails, party mixes, plus a very handy glassware chart. Cocktails of the Gay Nineties! Very cute illustrations, some that imply the strength of the drink being mixed. Cute quotes! 76 pages, plus blank ones. Wood cover with lovely brass hinges. I’m attaching an image of one of the hinges. Absolutely mint condition. The book is perfect. Great gift!
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