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1936 Burke's Complete Cocktail And Tastybite Recipes Manual

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1936 Burke's Complete Cocktail and Tastybite Recipe manual, first edition. Truly a cool vintage cocktail book. Written by Harman “Barney” Burke, Burke was an American barman who plied his trade in London, Paris, Berlin, and Copenhagen before returning to America after repeal and writing this book. According to Mr. Burke, cocktails should accompany appetizers and he provides a number of appetizer recipes. This book came in black as well as red and features gold font with an image of a clock and a tray with a martini glass and cocktail shaker. Truly a neat mixology book.

Condition: Good vintage condition overall but with signs of age. We like to be thorough when it comes to our vintage books, so here's a full summary:

1) The red hardcover is in good condition overall but does show mild signs of wear in a number of places including the corners of the book
2) The hardcover shows general "age" that comes purely from time including a subtle crease (see photo #10)
3) The interior pages are in very good condition but there's some "age" and yellowing which occurs to books over the course of decades
4)The binding is tight
5) There's one tiny "tear" in the front interior page (1/4" in size) -- see photo #2 (lower left hand side/page)

Overall, this vintage cocktail guide is in remarkable condition for it's age but does show signs of wear inline with a book that's 85 years old. Cheers!

Measurements: 6 3/4" tall by 4 1/4" wide

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