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1948 Trader Vic Bartender's Guide (no dust cover)

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Trader Vic Bartender's Guide 1948, hard cover (no dust cover). Trader Vic made several colors of this book: a fabric/cloth beige hard cover, a bright yellow hard cover, and a reddish-orange hard cover. Trader Vic was a leader in the early tiki drink movement, which became popular when soldiers came home from the South Pacific after WWII and this vintage guide is filled with more than 1,500 cocktail recipes, illustrations, and how to choose the perfect glass for your handcrafted beverage. Truly a spectacular vintage mixology book.

Condition: Good vintage condition with mild but noticeable signs of age. The book itself is in excellent condition for its age (tight binding, crisp pages). However, there are a few signs of age. We like to be thorough when it comes to our vintage books, so here's a full summary:

1) There is no dust cover
2) The binding is very secure/tight 
3) There's a very subtle light green "line" that we suspect occurred during manufacturing) on the front hardcover (see photos), it's less subtle in person but can be seen

In short, this guide is in very good condition overall but does show signs of age of a manufacturing occurrence. Truly a magnificent vintage mixology book. Cheers!

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

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

**On shipping: We take our packaging very seriously and carefully wrap all pieces to ensure safe delivery. If purchasing multiple pieces, we'll combine shipping to a single box (or as few boxes as possible) and will automatically reimburse you for all shipping overages paid. Please note: we're not making a penny on shipping. This book will weigh well over 1 lb once properly packaged. We can ship this book via Media Mail, which is a bit cheaper, but will take quite a bit longer. Let us know if you'd prefer Media Mail.

****Important to note pre-purchase: Buyers, please examine all photos carefully as we cannot accept returns due to the fragile nature (the possibility of breakage when being shipped back) of our vintage/antique pieces. Our items are true vintage pieces that might have manufacturers flaws, flaws from age, or imperfections in general from being vintage. We try to explain the condition/description in an accurate and thorough manner but we ask that you please examine all photos carefully and ask all questions before purchasing an item as we are unable to accept returns due to the risk of breakage/damage.

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