Cocktail and Wine Digest, Encyclopedia and Guide for Home and Bar [ SIGNED ]. New York: International Cocktail, Wine and Spirits Digest, Inc., (1946).
Early Printing. Small octavo, red wrappers stamped in silver, 142 pages. This copy signed by author at inside front cover. Introduction states: "The professional barman has many obligations to the public. Courtesy, cleanliness, restrictions on smoking, drinking, etc. these you all know about. One obligation, however, of equal importance, many of you tend to forget: that a drink should be the same all over the country. Clearly what is needed is some standard for drink-mixing, some way to prepare drinks in similar fashion from state to state and region to region." Book based on the private notes of Oscar Haimo, Maitre de Bar - Hotel Pierre and President of the International Bar Manager's Association. Nearly Very Good, creases to front cover, small chips at spine ends, first few pages with some tiny edge chips. The publisher seems to have used some war-time paper stock mixed in with whiter higher quality paper in the middle.