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Beverage Literature: A Bibliography by NOLING, A.W

Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1971. Hardcover. Good. First edition. Octavo. 865 pp. Cloth. Front hinge weak, a worn, good only copy with extensive notes and markings in the text. Ex-James Gabler, used extensively by him in the compilation of his fine...

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Golden Tips. A Description of Ceylon and its Great Tea Industry by Cave, Henry W

London: Samson Low, Marston & Company, 1900. Octavo, 474 pages. Illustrated with photographs by the author. First edition, of this lovely survey of Ceylon and its tea industry, by a member of the Royal Asiatic Society and author of several other titles o...

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Modern Yeasting & Distillation by Norton, Charles

Chicago, Ill: [Mitchell, Larimer & Titus, printers], 1911. Octavo (22 x 15 cm.), 68 pages. Illustrated. Index. FIRST EDITION. A "work on the manufacture of whiskey and alcohol..." by the Director of Chicago's Distillers and Rectifiers Institute. With dia...

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Sloppy Joe's Cocktail Recipes. BEekman3-5420. [title from cover] by [Rios, Agustin (compiler)]

[Havana, Cuba: F. Diaz], 1940. Small stapled booklet (9.5 x 6.5 cm.), [32] pages (including price list at center). Issued without the title page, otherwise found in other issues), and without the portraits or biography of the founders. ~ A later, apparen...

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Golden Tips. A Description of Ceylon and its Great Tea Industry. / by Henry W. Cave, ... Illustrated from Photographs by the Author by Cave, Henry William (1854- )

London : Sampson Low, Marston and Co., 1900. First Edition. Near fine copy in the original gilt-blocked period decorated cloth. Slightest suggestion only of dust-dulling to the spine bands and panel edges. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tig...

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Bar Florida Cocktails by La Bar Florida

Havana: United Press, 1937. Softcover. Very Good. 72 pp. Cocktail recipes printed in Spanish and English. Very Good. Light stain to front cover, general wear and some creasing throughout and short tear at base of spine. A promotional cocktail recipe gui...

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Set 'Em Up. Illustrated by John Rupe. Published by a Punch-Drunk Author who Still Hasn't Learned his Lesson by Madden, Joe (the Markee)

New York: the author/Cornwall Press, 1939. Octavo, 136 pages. FIRST EDITION of this third installment of self-published barroom tales from Joe Madden. All of the the dust jacket blurbs are supplied by Joe Madden. Madden's bartending world is rough and tu...

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NEW GUIDE FOR THE HOTEL, BAR, RESTAURANT, BUTLER AND CHEF. Being a Hand Book for the Management of Hotel and American Bars, and the Manufacture of the Principal New and Fashionable Drinks. by BACCHUS & CORDON BLEU [LEBOUR-FAWSSETT, Emilie]. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY.:

London, William Nicholson and Sons, [1885].. Hotel & restaurant cookery, as now practised, with the newest entrees and dishes. FIRST EDITION, in 2 parts, Preface dated 1885. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY BY BOTH AUTHORS WITH THEIR PSEUDONYMS, ON ORIGINAL ENDP...

From Roger Middleton


The Bon Vivant's Companion: Or, How to Mix Drinks by Thomas, Jerry; Asbury, Herbert [ed. & intro.]

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1928-01-01. Hardcover. Acceptable. Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1928; no later printings indicated; li, [1], 169, [1]pp. Ex-library hardcover with label on spine, light stamp on top edge of page block, stamp on front paste-down, lab...

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How to Mix Good Drinks by Hiram Walker and Sons

Walkerville, Ontario: Hiram Walker and Sons, 1941. 16th Edition. Pamphlet. Very Good. [undated] 12 pp. Small, brown printed wraps. In Very Good+ to Near Fine condition. Light handling creases, faint edge wear. A very scarce cocktail related pamphlet and...

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What About Wine? All The Answers By Andre L. Simon by Simon, Andre L

London: Newman Neame, 1953. First Edition, First Printing . Boards. Fine Book/Near Fine DJ. Wood Engravings By David Gentleman. 56 Pp. Beige Boards, Gilt. A Bright, Clean First Printing, From The Library Of Food And Wine Expert Robert L Balzer, A Friend...

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The Manufacture of Liquors, Wines, and Cordials, Without the Aid of Distillation. Also the Manufacture of Effervescing Beverages and Syrups, Vinegar and Bitters. Prepared and Arranged for the Trade by Lacour, Pierre

New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, Publishers, no. 18, Ann Street, 1885. Octavo (19 x 13 cm.), 312 [2] pages. Publisher's advertisements. Index, really a table of contents. Later printing; originally published by R. Craighead (New York) in 1853. Perhaps the mo...

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The Art of Blending and Compounding Liquors and Wines. Showing how all the favorite brands and various grades of whiskeys brandies wines &c &c are prepared by dealers and rectifiers for the trade giving directions for making all the ingredients used in their preparation. And valuable information concerning Whiskeys in Bond by Fleischman, Joseph

New York: Dick & Fitzgerald Publishers, 18 Ann Street, 1885. Octavo, 68, [4], pages. Advertisements. FIRST EDITION. Contains detailed information on blending to create imitations of popular spirits, but also recipes for bitters, cordials, essences, syrup...

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True Fruit Soda Fountain Requisites: Descriptive catalogue and formula book by [Trade catalogue - soda fountain]; J. Hungerford Smith Co

Rochester, N.Y.: J. Hungerford Smith Co, 1908. Stapled booklet (19 x 14 cm.), [28] pages. Illustrated. Printed in chromolithograph throughout. Date from interior panel of front wrapper. FIRST EDITION of this trade catalogue of flavored syrups for soda fo...

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Quiet Drinking by Virginia Elliott

Vintage mixology book/bartender's guide - "QUIET DRINKING" - A Book of Beer, Wines & Cocktails and What to Serve With Them, by Virginia Elliott. 1933 1st Edition, 2nd Printing (stated); Harcourt, Brace and Company; New York.Condition:Light soiling to cove...

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