1944 The Standard Cocktail Guide By Crosby Gaige. Hard cover. First printing. This book was also made in a soft cover/spiral-bound format in later years (1960s). This antique book contains old school cocktails from gin-based to whiskey-based, absinthe, sherry, etc. Also includes illustrations of The Waldorf Astoria's famous glass service, Truly a cool vintage cocktail book that captures the essence of magical old-school bartending.
Condition: Good condition with signs of wear and age. The binding is tight. The hardcover is in good condition overall, with some wear to the edges. There's an Ex Libra sticker (Latin, meaning the book's owner, which says Norma C. Furtos) as well as a greeting sticker. The interior pages are in good condition overall and show some signs of age yellowing due to age. No rips or tears. The owner wrote some notes in blue ink under the "Hot Buttered Rum" cocktail. See photos for reference. In short, this book is in good vintage condition for 75+ years old. M. Barrows & Company, Inc. (author Crosby Gaige), 128 pages.
Measurements: 6 1/4" by 4 1/4" Truly a cool and rare book that would be a great addition to one's vintage mixology book collection! Cheers! **On our vintage books storage and shipping please note: We take the care of our antique mixology books very seriously. All books are handled with gloves and stored at 65 degrees. We also pack them with great care to ensure safe delivery.
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