First Edition Thus, "Completely Revised and Greatly Enlarged into an Unabridged Encyclopedia of All Popular Beverages". Original yellow printed wrappers, 7 1/2" by 5 1/4", 271 pages. WorldCat lists five library holdings for this edition. This title was originally published in 1891, with the title “Cocktail Boothby’s American Bar-Tender” Additional editions were published in 1908, and 1930. By this last printing the original four hundred recipes had expanded to seventeen hundred concoctions. "Recipes included Absinthe, of egg whites and/or yolks, Alexanders made with Gin and Coffee Ice Cream, many vodka concoctions, dozens and dozens of recipes with a Martini base, French 75’s without Champagne, Gin is the dominate spirit, numerous famous recipes with other names, sweet and sour, bulk recipes for up to twenty people, Hurricanes with Gin and Crème de Menthe." Nearly Very Good, lower fore-edge of early pages bumped and causing some dog-eared pages and a couple with short tears, small chip to front cover at same location, couple inch closed tear at lower rear cover.
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