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THE OLD WALDORF-ASTORIA BAR BOOK. THE WHOLE FLAVORED WITH DASHES OF HISTORY MIXED IN A SHAKER OF ANCEDOTE AND SERVED WITH A CHASER OF ILLUMINATIVE INFORMATION BY ALBERT STEVENS CROCKETT, 1 935 EDITION
The Old Waldorf~Astoria Bar Book is “a contribution to the social history of an age.” This rare title compiles 500 recipes for cocktails and mixed drinks known and served at the world’s most famous brass rail before prohibition, alongside 100 more recipes for drinks that originated during the Noble Experiment of Prohibition. This copy signed on the front free endpaper by Douglas A. Stalker, Assistant Manager of The Waldorf-Astoria after it opened at its Park Avenue location, with his business card laid in. Without extremely rare dust jacket. A very rare title with historical cocktail and anecdotes.
The Old Waldorf-Astoria Bar Book, by Albert Stevens Crockett, 1935, 3rd Edition (originally published in 1931). Octavo, green cloth boards with black lettering to front board and spine. Spine with wear at title. Front free endpaper signed, “Sincerely, Doug Stalker” with business card laid in. [X], 177 pages, 1 page ads for authors books in rear. Interiorly near fine with very good boards. Contact for price.
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