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The Book Slinger - The Savoy Cocktail Book 1930

$600.00

FEATURING OVER 750 CLASSIC COCKTAILS FROM THE SAVOY IN LONDON, THIS IS THE SAVOY COCKTAIL BOOK, 1st IMPRESSION, 1930

In this, one of the most famous cocktail book in history, Harry Craddock has compiled over 750 cocktails, including many famous cocktails that Craddock created himself. Its attractive art deco illustrated cover and many illustrations by Gilbert Rumbold compliment the amazing list of delicious cocktails. Craddock worked for years as a bartender in the United States until prohibition forced him back to London and to his most popular role, bartending at the Savoy's bar. While at the Savoy, Craddock complied this instantly famous cocktail book and published it in 1930, and later co-founded the United Kingdom Bartenders' Guild in 1934. This is a rare first impression of the classic cocktail book, including page number 3 on title page and errata slip for the Bacardi Cocktail tipped on page 25. A rare cocktail book in good condition.

The Savoy Cocktail Book, by Harry Craddock. First Edition, Octavo, First Printing. First issue, with number on title page and errata slip tipped in at page 25. Illustrated front board with black faded spine with wear to ends. Illustrated endpaper with strengthened front and rear hinges. 287 pages with some smudging. A solid example of this rare cocktail book, in good condition.

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