"TO LUCIUS BEEBE… A GENTLEMAN, A SCHOLAR, A BON VIVANT AND A JUDGE OF GOOD LIQUOR"
(KRIENDLER, Jack and BERNS, Charlie). Jack & Charlie's 21 Wine Card. New York, August, 1944.
First edition of the internationally famous 21 Club's wine card from 1944, presentation/association copy inscribed on the title page, "To Lucius Beebe and Chuck Clegg, a Gentleman, a scholar, a Bon Vivant and a Judge of Good Liquor—and to a most memorable nite in San Francisco when we were put out of The Palace Hotel, a Great Guy, Sincerely, Two Trigger 'Jack,' the baron of '21,' 9/4/45." Recipient Lucius Beebe was once dubbed "the orchidaceous oracle of café society"—his cocktail primer The Stork Club Bar Book remains a comprehensive and witty classic. $3500.