Lot 99 of 373:
Scarce British Edition of How to Mix Drinks  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$330
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
The Bon Vivant's Companion or How to Mix Drinks.
Author:
Thomas, Professor Jerry
Place:
New York & London
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf
Date:
1928
Description:

Introduction by Herbert Asbury. Illustration from the original wood engravings. Jacket. First Edition Thus.

The scarce UK edition, with variant dust jacket design and imprint of London at spine foot. Jeremiah (Jerry) P. Thomas (1830-1885) was perhaps the best-known American bartender of the 19th century; because of his pioneering work in popularizing cocktails across the United States, he is considered "the father of American mixology." In addition to writing the seminal work on cocktails, his creativity and showmanship established the image of the bartender as a creative professional. As such, he was often nicknamed "Professor" Jerry Thomas. In 1862, Thomas finished Bar-Tender’s Guide (alternately titled How to Mix Drinks or The Bon-Vivant’s Companion), the first drink book ever published in the United States. The book collected and codified what was then an oral tradition of recipes from the early days of cocktails, including some of his own creations; the guide laid down the principles for formulating mixed drinks of all categories. The first edition of the guide includes the first written recipes of such cocktails as the Brandy Daisy, Fizz, Flip, Sour and variations of the earliest form of mixed drink, Punch. 

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Condition:
Stain along lower half of jacket spine & extending a bit onto front & rear panels. Chipping to jacket head, 2" closed tear to lower jacket along spine crease; fading to cloth spine, still very good & quite scarce.
 
Item number:
297538a
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