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John Held's Woodcuts During Prohibition  

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Drawn from the Wood: Consolations in Words & Music for Pious Friends and Drunken Companions

Shay, Frank, ed.

New York




Illustrated with numerous woodcuts by John Held, Jr. Musical arrangement "for any degree of sobriety" by Helen Ramsey. 8½x6½", dec. green cloth, pink jacket. First Edition.

Fabulous woodcuts by New Yorker illustrator John Held, Jr. and music for singing and drinking during Prohibition. The book is dedicated to "the memory of two distinguished American bartenders, Jerry Thomas and Benny Havens." The rear section is filled with original cocktail recipes with names such as Sweetheart Cocktail, Rock Me to Sleep, Two Broken Legs, The Rajah's Peg, Stop Your Snuffling Now, and classics like Tom and Jerry, Bronx Cocktail, Simple Manhattan Cocktail, Whiskey Sour, etc. A list in front describes the "Seven Stages of Inebriety" thus: 1. Happy. 2. Tight. 3. Drunk. 4. Squiffy. 5. Binged. 6. Stinko. 7. Blotto. 

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Jacket chipped and worn, rear panel detached, cloth spine area sunned, still good in scarce, bright jacket (front panel of jacket in better shape than the rest).

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