'Cocktail Bill' Boothby's World Drinks and How to Prepare Them. San Francisco: Boothby World Drinks Co., (1930).
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", 160 pages. WorldCat lists three 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, 1930 and 1934. By the 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." Very Good, few light internal stains, wrappers rather soiled but intact.