"THESE ARE SLICK, RUN FOR THE SHAKER QUICK QUICK QUICK!": FIRST EDITION OF COCKTAIL PARADE, 1933, A PROHIBITION-ERA CLASSIC WITH RECIPES FOR COCKTAILS SUCH AS THE "COMMUNIST," "1933" AND MANY MORE
(STRINGER, Carlton). Cocktail Parade. Scarborough, N.Y.: Canape Parade, 1933. Slim octavo, original red pictorial wrappers, staple bound as issued; pp. 18.
First edition, first printing of Carlton Stringer's Prohibition-era work with timely recipes for cocktails such as the "Communist," "Inflated Silver," "Ward Eight" and much more, often highlighted with witty images and quips, along with over 15 full-page illustrations offering humorous advice—such as "Depression, suppression, forget it all now, Inflation, elation, to you, here's how," in bright original wrappers.
In the 1930s Carlton Stringer published a series of colorful works to help Americans survive Prohibition and financial mayhem by relying on a taste for imaginative cocktails, good wines and appetizing canapes. His Cocktail Parade, published ten months before Prohibition finally ended, features recipes such as the "Communist" (with "1 part Home-made Cherry Bounce"), "1933" (with instructions to "Shake with ice while dancing"), "Ward Eight" (telling us to "Vote early and often") and over 25 more. First edition: with "First Printing, March 1933."
Interior and colorful wrappers with only light soiling, a few leaves with expert repair at staple holes. A handsome near-fine copy.