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"COCKTAIL BILL" BOOTHBY'S WORLD DRINKS AND HOW TO MIX THEM; Completely revised and greatly enlarged into an unabridged encyclopedia of all popular beverages
San Francisco, CA: Boothby's World Drinks, Co, 1934. Paperback. Good Only. Yellow paperback depicts a mail and female hands holding driniks, against a backdrop of a glove. Book contains a massive amount of information about mixing drinks within., as its author was one of the prime "Mixologists" of his or any day. Sections include: Cocktails; Highballs; Fizzes; Juleps; Rickeys; Individual Punches; Sangarees and Slings; Hot Beverages (Toddies, Punches, etc.); Party Beverages; Wines; and a Miscellaneious section. Original $1.00 price both on title page, and on store sticker, to inside of front cover. Spotting, corner-curling,edgewear, discoloration to yellow covers, and several pages, have drip marks from past cocktail mixing! While The Hon. William T. Boothby did serve a term in the California legislature, "his fame rests on his reputation as an authority on the mixing of drinks and nation-wide experience in the leading bars and hotels of New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Kansas City, New Orleans, and California...In 1891 he published 'Cocktail Boothby's American Bartender' [which] for many years was recognized as a standard authority..." (and called such!). The fourth edition saw a title changed to "The World's Drinks and How to Mix them"
      [Bookseller: Aardvark Books / Ezra The Bookfinder, AB]
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