by Compiled by Harry Craddock of the Savoy Hotel London
New York: Richard R. Smith, Inc, 1930. Hardcover. Very Good +. Gilbert Rumbold. A handsome copy of the 1930 1st American edition of this icon of Art Deco design. Tight and VG+ in its Gilbert Rumbold-decorated covers, with very light rubbing and scuffing at the panels, and just a touch of wear along the panel edges. Bright gilt-lettering to the spine, a solid, firm binding and very clean internally, with no writing or markings to the text and just a touch of spotting at the pastedowns. 12mo, beautifully illustrated by Gilbert Rumbold, with wonderful Deco flourishes thruout. (From the title page: "Being in the main a complete compendium of the Cocktails, Rckeys, Daisies, Slings, Shrubs, Smashes, Fizzes, Juleps, Cobblers, Fixes, and other Drinks, known and vastly appreciated in this year of grace 1930, with sundry notes of amusement and interest concerning them, together with subtle Observations upon Wines and their special occasions. Being in particular an elucidation of the Manners and Customs of people of quality in a period of some equality.").
(Inventory #: 13320)
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