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RARE Charles H. Baker, Jr. SIGNED Gentleman's Companion 2 Volumes Slipcase
1946. Please see book description below as well as pictures! Volume 2 - An Exotic Drinking Book - Signed and Dated to good friend Clara Lang Volume 1 - An Exotic Cookery Book - Signed and Dated to good friend Clara Lang 1st Crown Edition - 1946 Free Shipping Please see pictures for more detail Charles Henry Baker Jr. (December 25, 1895 - November 11, 1987) was an American author best known for his culinary and cocktail writings. These books have become highly collectible among cocktail aficionados and culinary historians. He was born on Christmas Day in 1895 in Zellwood, Florida to Jane Paul Baker (1859-1916) and Charles Henry Baker Sr. (1848-1924). Both of his parents were from Pennsylvania.[3] He later attended Trinity College.[1] By 1918, he was working at Norton Abrasives as a grinder in Worcester, Massachusetts;[4] he later worked as a district sales manager.[5] He moved to New York City, where he worked as a magazine editor and submitted stories to small publications. In 1932, Baker met Pauline Elizabeth Paulsen, an heiress to the Paulsen mining fortune, on a world cruise where he had signed on as the cruise line's publicist. After they were married they had built for them an art deco house called Java Head in Coconut Grove, Florida in which they lived for thirty years. Baker spent much of his life traveling the world and chronicling food and drink recipes for magazines like Esquire, Town & Country, and Gourmet, for which he wrote a column during the 1940s called "Here's How". Baker collected many of those recipes in his two-volume set The Gentleman's Companion: Being … [Click Below for Full Description]
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