Presumed First Edition. Original wrappers, 5" by 4 1/2", 152 pages plus ads. Recipes include the Charlie Chaplin Cocktail, the Pousse Cafe American, the Klondyke Cocktail, Havana/Serpents Tooth, Stiff Horses Neck, White Lion, Mamie Taylor, Eau de Absinthe, etc. Jayne’s was a patent medicine manufacturer and was very active in the 20's and 30's. There are adverts in this booklet for their various products, ranging from skin cream to laxatives and ‘tonic pills’ for gentlemen wishing to still be “frisky at sixty”. The introduction states: "Of the making of drinks there is no end. Even to classify all known mixed drinks into headings would be a formidable task. However, since the blending of liquors, wines and other delectable beverages into satisfying drinks has been a more or less a secret art for the past decade or more, our happy escape from the restrictions of the Eighteenth Amendment (may it rest in peace!) calls for some sudden expert knowledge of these mixtures." A cheaply produced volume, but a popular one with cocktail bloggers. In addition to recipes for cocktails and mixed drinks, there are also formulae for making some long-lost ingredients such as Stoughton’s Bitter, Angostura Bitters, Orange Bitters, Usquebaugh Cordial, and loads of other curiosities. [Anistatia Miller] Very Good, creasing to covers, pages yellowing, abrasion at front panel, name at front wrap and title page.
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