"THE ESSENTIAL FACTS WITH RESPECT TO CORDIALS, LIQUEURS, SPIRITS AND WINES AND THEIR USE AND SERVICE IN THE HOMES OF AMERICA"
The Legend of Liqueurs, Wines and Spirits. What to Serve, When to Serve, How to Serve It. Chicago, Illinois: Reilly & Lee, (1938). Tall quarto, comb-bound as issued, original printed white plastic boards, original printed cardboard box. $600.
Deluxe fourth edition of this pocket-size hostess guide to choosing, making, and serving drinks.
This work offers recipes for mixed drinks, a complete wine dictionary, instructions for serving nearly every kind of drinks, and even the occasional toast. Overall, Reilly & Lee presents an comprehensive guide to pre-war entertaining as well as a useful helper for anyone who strives to bolster their knowledge of alcoholic beverages. Previously published in 1935.
Box with a bit of wear but still intact. Book with interior quite nice, fragile plastic boards unobtrusively split around center portion of comb binding as usual. A near-fine copy.