“BACARDI, PLANTER’S, SINGAPORE SLING, GIN FIZZ, SEA BREEZE”: EDWARDS’ HOW TO MIX DRINKS, IN ART DECO BINDING AND SCARCE DUST JACKET
(COCKTAILS) EDWARDS, Bill. How to Mix Drinks. Philadelphia: David McKay, (1936). Octavo, original blue cloth, mounted cover illustration, original dust jacket. $600.
Early edition of Edward's guide to making all of the most popular drinks of the day, in publisher's original art deco binding and very scarce dust jacket.
This handy cocktail guide was one of the most popular of its day. It includes all of the common 1930s drinks as well as a few outliers (e.g. "Dream": gin, cream, lemon juice, egg white, sugar, Crème de Menthe) that have been largely lost to history. The recipes are clearly written, each with an ingredient list and a single sentence offering mixing instructions. First published in 1935. Book as issued with corner hole punched through covers and text block with string tie for hanging.
Book fine; light chipping, mild dampstaining to extremely good dust jacket.