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, and the cover has self wear and some staining. The interior pages are clean and clear. The staples/binding is in good shape.
See VintageCookbook.com’s recipe file for one great cocktail recipe from Ye Olde Mixer-Upper. Here: https://vintagecookbook.com/recipes/
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