DRINKS OF THE GAY NINETIES: 120 CLASSIC COCKTAIL RECIPE CARDS IN SIX CARDSTOCK CONTAINERS
ANONYMOUS. Drinks of the Gay Nineties [cover title]. Attleboro Falls, MA: Mason Box Co., no date. Octavo, original pictorial cloth portfolio, recipe cards loose as issued in six labeled cardstock compartments within. $1850.
Interesting collection of 120 cocktail recipe cards, along with 25 blank cards, separated into six separate categories, each with its own cardstock container within the pictorial portfolio: gin drinks, brandy drinks, whiskey and rum drinks, egg drinks, punches, and miscellaneous drinks.
Mason Box began operating in 1891 and remained in operation making specialty boxes in Attleboro Falls, Massachusetts, until 2012. This collection of recipes in six labeled cardstock containers was clearly designed to showcase the company's fine production capabilities as much as it was to publish cocktail recipes.
Cards fine, minor wear to cardstock containers, joints expertly repaired. Very good condition, a scarce item.