First Edition. Original limp tan leather, blindstamped at front cover, 5" by 3 1/2", 48 pages. Fabulous little volume of cocktail recipes, one of only two recipe books to include the Liberal Cocktail. Two recipes are food items: Clam Cocktail and the Oyster Cocktail. Three of them are drinks that are technically not cocktails: Chocolate Cocktail (a flip), Coffee Cocktail (flip), and the Soda Cocktail (a soft-drink). The other forty-five recipes are true cocktails. "No cobblers, Collinses, coolers, fixes, fizzes, highballs, juleps, punches or sours in it. The majority of today’s so-called ‘craft cocktails’ (most of them actually sours or other short punches) would not have passed muster to get into the Gorham Cocktail Book." [Andrew Willett, Elemental Mixology] A lovely and scarce title. Very Good, front pastedown paper has partially detached from inside cover, tear to rear pastedown paper, bit of leather loss at top fore-edge corner of rear cover.
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