Ye Olde Mixer-Upper: Olde Wood-cut Recipes by John Held Jr., Hillcrest Distilling Company, Inc.: Extremely scarce booklet with illustrations by the famous engraver, John Held Jr., known as the “illustrator of the Jazz Age.” (See many of his magazine covers, here: https://www.pinterest.com/pseno/john-held-jr-1889-1958/ and here: http://www.artnet.com/artists/john-held-jr/2?type=prints-and-multiples)
This booklet was published in 1935 by and for the Hillcrest Distilling Company, Inc., New York. The booklet is 24 pages, with nearly every page having a wood-cut Held illustration. Seven of the pictures are full-page. One is a self-portrait! The text is recipes for cocktails, plus two pages of canape recipes. The booklet is in good antique condition. There’s a chip gone from the front cover, the corner is rolled, and the spine cover is weak. The cover has self wear and some staining. The interior pages are clean and clear. Two pages have the lower right corner turned up.
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