Bottoms Up. Being A Glossary of Useful Information For the Thirsty; Compiled by Two Knights and a Maid assisted by John Walker and the Haig Brothers. George BUZZA, George GERSHWIN.
Bottoms Up. Being A Glossary of Useful Information For the Thirsty; Compiled by Two Knights and a Maid assisted by John Walker and the Haig Brothers

Bottoms Up. Being A Glossary of Useful Information For the Thirsty; Compiled by Two Knights and a Maid assisted by John Walker and the Haig Brothers. Minneapolis: Gordon Volland Publications, The Buzza Company, (1928).

First edition. Original biplane illustrated card stock wrappers, string bound, 41 pages, 9 by 6 1/4 inches. Die-cut in the shape of a cocktail shaker. "52 Cock-Tail Spins for High Flyers from the Recipes of Many Celebrities", there are in fact only 28 recipes, contributed by celebrities including Fanny Brice (Coronation Cocktail), Marilyn Miller (Bronx Cocktail), June Walker (Absinthe Cocktail), The McCarthy Sisters (Sherry Cobbler), W.C. Fields (Clover Club Cocktail), Florenz Ziegfeld (Sloe Gin Fizz), and George Gershwin (Silver Fizz). "Bottoms Up is notable for two reasons. It was one of only a few cocktail books published in the U.S. during Prohibition, and it's the earliest known example of a book of cocktail recipes of famous celebrities. It's significant that "Tex" Guinan is included [as she had a] notorious reputation as the owner and manager of a Prohibition Era speakeasy called the 300 Club at 151 W. 54th Street in New York City." [Richard Powers; Stanford] An uncommon guide. No copies located on WorldCat. Very Good copy, lacking corkscrew bottle opener that came with this guide (and the box it was once housed in), some tiny abrasions at rear cover, modest edge wear, contemporary gift inscription at front inside cover.

Price: $500.00

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