Petits & Grands Verres; Choix Des Meilleurs Cocktails

Paris: Au Sans Pareil, c. 1920. First Edition. Wraps. 132 pages. 19 x 14 cm. Compiled during the Années folles (crazy years) and quickly cemented itself as one of France's finest cocktail books. Published during prohibition, sometime during the 1920's - this cocktail guide features some of the finest pre prohibition and worldly cocktail recipes of its time. The recipes were collected by J. E. Plowman and published anonymously under the pseudonyms of Nina Toye and AH Adair and translated in French under the pseudonym of Philibert Le Huby. Includes 199 cocktails - 50 recipes with gin, 16 with whiskey, 12 with rum, 19 with cognac, 34 varied alcohol, 3 without alcohol, 5 juleps, 6 ice punches, 9 cups (champagne, wine, cider, sherry), 7 hot punches, 6 lemonades and orangeades, 20 various drinks, 2 non alcoholic refreshments and 11 office liqueurs. Cover Illustration by J.E. Plowman with 16 line drawings on the interior. Early owner's bookplate on front free end paper. Color illustrated wrappers with chipping and loss to word Verres along the spine. Very good. Item #2934

Price: $500.00

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