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SIGNED 1946 Trader Vic's Book of Food & Drink

Sale price $244.80 Regular price $263.98

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A 1946 first edition Trader Vic's Book of Food & Drink with its original dust cover, signed/autographed by Trader Vic. Truly a magical mixology book. Trader Vic was a leader in the early tiki drink movement, which became popular when soldiers came home from the South Pacific after WWII. Cocktails herein, many of which are rum based, are given inspired names like Devil's Leap, La Florida daiquiri, shingle stain, rum julep, haote pikia, and dozens more.
Format: Hardcover, 272 pages.

Copyright: 1946, First Edition

Signed/Autographed (see photo #3)

Publisher: Doubleday

Author: Victor Bergeron

Condition: Very, very good vintage condition overall. The only reason we're listing it as "very good" instead of "great" is due to the condition of the dust jacket. See photos for reference. It has some very obvious wear, especially to the back section, where an entire piece of the dust jacket is missing (see last photo). The hardcover itself is in great shape. Tight binding. Clean pages. There's some mild yellowing (that occurs with all antique/vintage books). Also please note: the hardcover's design work was done in brown and green and a small spot of extra brown paint got on the front (above the "Trader Vics" font). We like to mention all things including manufacturing things, when it comes to our vintage items. It's pretty tough to make out, see photo #4 for reference. In short, this autographed book is in very good vintage condition for 75 years old. Truly a magical tiki mixology guide.

Book measures a tad over 7 1/2 x 5 x 4 3/4 inches

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**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.

>>> IMPORTANT UNPACKING INSTRUCTIONS/PROOF OF ORDER ACCURACY & SHIPMENT: on orders with MULTIPLE pieces please note that if your order has more than one item/piece in it (so multiple pieces such as a set of jiggers, cocktail picks, tags, Julep cups, combined shipping orders, etc.) please take care to thoroughly empty the box and unpack ALL pieces which may be hidden in tissue paper, bubble wrap, peanuts, etc. We cannot be responsible if you accidentally throw one of your items away! We WILL be able to confirm with 100% certainty that we shipped ALL pieces in your order as we photograph/document ALL PIECES in the box it ships in along with the buyer’s order receipt, shipping label, and tracking number (in case we need to verify that all pieces were shipped once the package has been received). Thank you for shopping with us and cheers!