First Edition, Fourth or later issue. Original dark cloth, gilt illustration (depicting bartender) and print at front panel and cover, $2.50 price, octavo, 244 pages (last page unnumbered), plus ads. Title continues: "together with the most popular British, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish recipes, embracing punches, juleps, cobblers, etc. etc. etc., in endless variety. . . To which is appended A Manual for the Manufacture of Cordials, Liquors, Fancy Syrups, &c., &c., . . . Illustrated with Descriptive Engravings, the Whole Containing Over 600 Valuable Recipes. By Christian Schultz." Considered the first true cocktail book and the first guide of its kind published in America. Jerry Thomas “Formerly principal Bar-tender at the Metropolitan Hotel, New York, and the Planter’s House, St. Loaf’s.”A rarity on the market. Cagle & Stafford 743, Simon 1461, Bittings, 459. An attractive Very Good copy, cover corners showing wear, spine end cloth nicked, but hinges firm and clean, and text block mostly void of stains or foxing.