Item #2975 The Gentleman's Companion Volumes I & II. Charles H. Baker.
The Gentleman's Companion Volumes I & II

The Gentleman's Companion Volumes I & II

New York: Crown Publishers, 1946. Hardcover. Volume I - BEING AND EXOTIC COOKERY BOOK OR, AROUND THE WORLD WITH KNIFE, FORK, AND SPOON. 220 pages. 24 x 16 cm. INCLUDING: A Company of Hand-Picked Reciepts, each one Beloved & Notable in its Place, collected faithfully on Three Voyages & a Quarter Million Miles around the World, & Other Journeys. NOT FORGETTING: Certain Valuable Words to the Wise, Gleaned from Divers Chefs in Many & Strange Places; & the Home Formulae for Construction of such Intriguing Exotics as Hell-Fire Bitters, Key West Old Lime Sour, Herb Vinegar's; to Say Nothing of Various Strange and Delicious Sauces & Bastings for Fish, Flesh, Fowl, & the Wilder Games.
Volume II - BEING AN EXOTIC DRINKING BOOK OR, AROUND THE WORLD WITH JIGGER, BEAKER AND FLASK. 217 pages. 24.5 x 16.5 cm. INCLUDING: A personally collected Regiment of World-Famous Lively Liquid masterpieces from Greater & Lesser Port of Orient & Occident, & the South Seas. NOT FORGETTING: The proper & Civilized Service of Beverages with Foods, together with Proven Formulae for Home Construction of Certain Bitters, Wines, Meads & Cordials; a Meaty Kernal of Advice for Those Departing for the Bars, & in the Last a Sextet of Temperance Delights, & a Platoon of Picker-Uppers of Proven Worth & Discretion. All edges gilt. Crisp, clean copy. Red cloth covered boards, Near fine, in good slip case. Item #2975

Price: $225.00

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