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How to Mix Drinks

"BOTTLED VELVET," "ABSINTHE" AND "RUM FLIP"

THOMAS, Jerry. How to Mix Drinks. New York, 1862.

First edition, later state, of the first drink manual published in the United States, prepared by the bartender at the Metropolitan Hotel in New York, illustrated with numerous in-text wood-engravings, including a diagram of a still, in the original cloth. $9000.

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Observations Historical, Critical, and Medical, on the Wines of the Ancients

"THE EARLIEST MAJOR WORK IN ENGLISH ON THE WINES OF THE ANCIENTS, AND THE FIRST BOOK IN ENGLISH THAT DISCUSSES MODERN WINES"

BARRY, Edward. Observations Historical, Critical, and Medical, on the Wines of the Ancients. London, 1775.

First edition of this landmark work on wine, with engraved frontispiece depicting the thermopolium from Baccius’ work, and vignette title page. A lovely copy in contemporary tree calf. $5200.

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Liste des Grands Vins Fins (18 Annual Catalogues)

SPLENDID COLLECTION OF 18 WINE CATALOGUES FROM MAISON NICOLAS

MAISON NICOLAS. Liste des Grands Vins Fins (18 Annual Catalogues). Paris, 1933. Eighteen volumes.

First editions of these wonderfully illustrated annual wine lists from Maison Nicolas, with cover designs and illustrations by such leading French painters as Saint-André, Latour and Minaux. $4200.

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Fisiología del Gusto

“ANIMALS FEED, MEN NOURISH THEMSELVES; ONLY MEN OF DISTINCTION KNOW HOW TO EAT”

BRILLAT-SAVARIN, Jean Anthelme. Fisiología del Gusto. Mexico City, 1852.

First edition in Spanish—and the first translation in any language—of “the most famous book in gastronomy,” with engraved portrait of the author and in-text wood-engraved headpieces and illustrations after those in the 1826 French first edition. $4200.

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Liste des Grands Vins Fins (14 Annual Catalogues)

SPLENDID COLLECTION OF 14 WINE CATALOGUES FROM MAISON NICOLAS

MAISON NICOLAS. Liste des Grands Vins Fins (14 Annual Catalogues). Paris, 1972. Altogether, fifteen volumes.

First editions of these wonderfully illustrated annual wine lists from Maison Nicolas, with cover designs and illustrations by such leading French painters as Latour and Buffet, together with Derain’s illustrated publication commemorating the sesquicentennial of Maison Nicolas— one of only 300 copies. $4000.

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Facts About Sherry

FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION/ASSOCIATION COPY, OF VIZETELLY'S FACTS ABOUT SHERRY

VIZETELLY, Henry. Facts About Sherry. London, 1876.

First edition, presentation copy, of this complete 19th-century guide to sherry, with over two dozen illustrations of vineyards and sherry production, inscribed on the title page to a well-known British journalist and playwright: "Blanchard Jerrold Esq. with the Author's cordial regards," in original pictorial cloth-gilt. $3800.

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Manufacture of Liquors and Preserves

"A CLEAR AND PRECISE MANUAL FOR THE DISTILLER AND LIQUOR MANUFACTURER"

BREVANS, Jacques de. The Manufacture of Liquors and Preserves. New York, 1893.

First edition in English of this comprehensive guide to distilling liquors and creating flavored spirits, with 65 black-and-white illustrations and diagrams depicting the manufacturing process, in original pictorial cloth. $3500.

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Mandy Lee's Recipes for Good New Orleans Dishes

ONE OF THE FIRST BLACK TELEVISION CHEFS

(PREVOST, Ruth, under the pseudonym LEE, Mandy) KANE, Harnett T. Mandy Lee's Recipes for Good New Orleans Dishes. Louisiana, circa 1950.

Rare first edition of this cookbook of New Orleans cuisine by one of the first Black television chefs, Ruth Prevost (a.k.a. Mandy Lee), who hosted a cooking show on WDSU-TV in New Orleans during the early 1950s. $3500.

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Origin and History of Beer and Brewing

"MONUMENTAL… OUGHT TO BE IN THE HANDS OF EVERYBODY CONNECTED WITH THE BREWING INDUSTRY"

ARNOLD, John P. Origin and History of Beer and Brewing. Chicago, 1911.

First edition of Arnold's widely praised and comprehensive history of beer, spanning the prehistoric era through the late 18th century, inscribed by the author on the front flyleaf: "With compliments to the Misses ___, by the author John P. Arnold." With rare publisher's 16-page prospectus laid in. $3200.

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