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The Savoy Cocktail Book, Being in the Main a Complete Compendium of Cocktails, Rickeys, Daisies, Slings, Shrubs, Smashes, Fizzes, Cobblers, Fixes and other Drinks ---with Wines, etc ( Savoy Hotel Drink Recipes / Signed 1930's edition)
London: Constable and Company, 1930 [ 1931 ], 1st edition, 4th Printing. London: Constable and Company, 1930 [ 1931 ], 1st edition, 4th Printing, 1931. -----------hardcover, about 5 x 7.75 inches, a solid Good to Very Good copy, no dustjacket as issued, a bit of rubbing to the boards, hinges are intact but starting, short tear at upper spine tip has been nicely repaired, some loss to gilt lettering on the spine, a few notations in text, laid in are a number of other cocktail recipes typed and handwritten dating from the 1920's and 1930's, this copy has been SIGNED by CRADDOCK " Here's How! Harry Craddock February 29/32", rarely encountered signed, super ART DECO cover art and interior decoration, 286 pages, illustrated throughout, contents include: Preface; Foreword; PART 1: Cocktails Historical Note; Cocktail Recipes in Alphabetical Order (over 150 pages of recipes); Prepared Cocktails for Bottling; Non-Alcoholic Cocktails; Cocktails Suitable for a Prohibition Country; Sours; Toddies; Flips; Egg Noggs; Tom Collins; Slings; Shrubs; Sangarees; Highballs; Fizzes; Coolers; Rickeys; Daisies; Fixes; Juleps; Smashes; Cobblers; Frappe; Punches; Cups --- PART 2: Wines; Introduction - The Lucky Hour of Great Wines by Colette (about 6-7 pages); The Wines of Bordeaux; Champagne; Wines of Burgundy; Hock and Moselle; Port; Sherry; Concluding remarks; Blank Pages for personal drink recipes, ---a nice bookthat is not often found signed, ---Harry Craddock was a United States citizen who left during Prohibition and joined the American Bar at the Savoy Hotel, London, in 1920. Craddock was one of the most famous cocktail barmen of the 1920s and 1930s. Craddock’s -The Savoy Cocktail Book- was published in 1930, and is still in print today. Craddock invented a number of classic cocktails, including the famous Corpse Reviver #2 and possibly including the White Lady, and popularised the Dry Martini., any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Signed. Later Printing of the first Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket as issued. Illus. by Gilbert Rumbold .
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