Lot 88 of 373:
Cocktails from Jimmy of Ciro's  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$228
$300 - $500


"Jimmy" late of Ciro's


David McKay



Black and yellow cloth, lettered in gilt on front cover. First Edition.

From the Preface: "The preparation of this drinking-tome is quite in keeping with the best ethics of such standard works as the family cook-book which your wife keeps tucked away for ready reference in the kitchen table drawer. Here you will find nothing having to do with jiggers or gills. All such occult references have been abandoned and you will find that your favorite drink's make-up is listed in terms of 'parts'; so many parts gin, so any parts pineapple juice and so forth, so that even a child of five may prepare his (or her) favorite beverage without the necessity of running to ask daddy: 'Please, what is a jigger.' This in short, is a work dedicated to the simplification of serious and scientific drinking The 'part' of course is of elastic sire, its final extent to be determined by the student. If he desires he may use a bathtub.'" 

Lot Amendments

Tiny nick to lower front cover edge, minor rubbing to spine ends, else very good.

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