Presumed First Edition. Tall octavo, original illustrated wrappers, 87 pages plus two page index. A contemporary ad for this book states: "American drinks: some new, some old, from buttermilk and ginger beer to whiskey punch. An effort is made to cover non alcoholic as well as alcoholic beverages. Even black coffee is included. The book has rubricated crossheads ornamented cover and a quaint format." Beginning in 1902, May E. Southworth wrote a series a cookbooks for Paul Elder, each containing one hundred and one recipes. Elder named the series “101 Epicurean Thrills”. They sold well and many were reprinted into the early 1910's. Very Good, dime sized chip at upper rear cover at spine end, two centimeters of loss to wraps at lower spine end.
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