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The Savoy Cocktail Book

  • Craddock, Harry
  • Constable & Company
  • 8vo
  • Pictorial Boards
  • Good & Sound


"The Savoy Cocktail Book: Being in the main a complete compendium of the Cocktails, Rickeys, Daisies, Slings, Shrubs, Smashes, Fizzes, Juleps, Cobblers, Fixes, and other Drinks, known and greatly appreciated in the year of grace 1930, with sundry notes of amusement and interest concerning them, together with subtle Observations upon Wines and their special occasions" First edition. Presentation copy. Octavo, original half black cloth, pictorial endpapers. Illustrations by Gilbert Rumbold. In near fine condition. First issue with number on title page and errata slip tipped in at page 25. Signed by Harry Craddock, inscribed "Here's How October /36" to page 6 and dedicated: "to my old and esteemed friend Mr (...) Murray" to page 5. Slitghtly coocked and worn to boards.See photos. It is a fascinating record of the cocktails that set London alight at the time and which are just as popular today. From Slings to Smashes, Fizzes to Flips, and featuring art deco illustrations, Harry Craddock was "the king of cocktail shakers," and The Savoy Cocktail Books contains humorous anecdotes on the origin of the cocktail and its purpose.



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