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1948 Bartender's Guide by Trader Vic (with dust cover)

Sale price $221.04 Regular price $246.40

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Trader Vic Bartender's Guide (1948, second printing), hard cover with its original dust cover/jacket (the first edition was printed in 1947). The hardcover is a beige color (this book was also made in yellow and an orange color) and its top interior pages are a bright red. Truly a magnificent vintage mixology book filled with more than 1,500 cocktail recipes, illustrations, and how to choose the perfect glass for your handcrafted beverage. Truly a magical antique mixology guide.

Condition: Great vintage condition. The interior pages are pristine (no yellowing that often comes with age on older books). There is some mild yellowing/age that can be seen when you open the front cover and back cover. This occurs purely from time. There's also a small book store sticker (less than 1/2" in size) on the inside of the back cover (see photo) that says "Janke Bookstore Wisconsin". The binding in very tight and the hardcover is in great shape. The dust cover is in "fair" condition with very noticeable wear in some of the edges. Overall, this vintage mixology guide is in great condition with signs of wear only on the dust jacket.

Garden City Books, Garden City, New York USA, 1948

Book measures 7 1/2 x 5 x 1 1/4 inches


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