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“BOTTLED VELVET,” “ABSINTHE,” AND “RUM FLIP”

THOMAS, Jerry. The Bar-Tender's Guide [aka How to Mix Drinks]. New York, 1862.

First edition, third 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. $9000.

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“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. $9000.

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"THE WORLD'S FIRST CELEBRITY MIXOLOGIST" AND FATHER OF THE COCKTAIL"

ASHLEY, James. London Punch-House trade card. London, circa 1750.

Rare original 18th-century trade card of James Ashley, credited with creating the drink that would become the modern cocktail at the Punch-House in London in the 18th-century, fully engraved with a portrait of Ashley flanked by the Punch-House's iconic iron punch bowls. $8500.

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FRENCH MENUS AND PROGRAMS, WITH HUNDREDS OF EXAMPLES OF COMMERCIAL ARTWORK AND DESIGNS, AND WITH ORIGINAL PICTORIAL WRAPPERS DESIGNED BY ALPHONSE MUCHA BOUND IN

MAILLARD, Leon. Menus et Programmes Illustres. Paris, 1898.

First edition of this sumptuous collection art used in French menus and programs—including a number of lovely Art Nouveau examples—number 490 of 1000 copies on papier velin, with 460 fine reproductions, many in color, finely bound by P. Affolter with the original Alphonse Mucha-designed pictorial paper wrappers bound in. This copy with a lengthy handwritten inscription in French from author Leon Maillard on an additional limitation page, addressed to "Mon Cher Strauss." $4800.

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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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“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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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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PEDRO CHACON'S SURVEY OF CLASSICAL ROMAN DINING CUSTOMS, DE TRICLINIO, 1590 SECOND EDITION

(CHACON, Pedro) CIACCONIUS TOLETANUS, Petrus. De Triclinio. Heidelberg, 1590.

Second edition of this classic study of Roman dining habits, with four large in-text woodcuts depicting Roman feasts, and including relevant texts by classical authors such as Ovid, Terence, and Propertius. $2600.

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"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, a fine copy. $2200.

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DRINKS OF THE GAY NINETIES

ANONYMOUS. Drinks of the Gay Nineties. Attleboro Falls, MA, no date.

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. $1850.

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