Cheerio!, A Book of Punches & Cocktails How to Mix Them, and Other Rare, Exquisite and Delicate Drinks.
New York: Elf Publishing Co, 1930.
New Revised and Enlarged Edition. Original illustrated cloth and illustrated dustjacket, 7 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches, 49 pages. Title continues: Including a Chapter of Celebrities,Their Favorite Drinks. From the preface: "Today, that Art of creating exquisite drinks to match exquisite moods is gasping on its death-bed, and the dull ogre, Puritanism, supplanting the Skeleton, sits gloating by the bed-side, waiting eagerly to hear the last death-rattle. If this volume succeeds in preserving, even a little while longer, that ancient and much beloved Art, the writer will be happy." Contents include Morning Cocktails, Known as "Pickups" or "Bracers", Before and After Dinner Drinks, Midnight and Before-Bed Drinks, "Tapering Off" Cocktails, Ladies Cocktails and Other Delicacies, Temperance Drinks, Rare and Fancy Drinks, Fancy Wine Drinks, Punches and Party Drinks, etc. Cocktails include Minute Man Highball, North and South Cocktail, Jamaica Glow, Metropole Cocktail, Forty Second Country Club, Florida Special, etc. Extremely scarce in thin-paper fragile dustjacket. A Very Good copy, smell indicates previous ownership by a smoker (this will fade over time), in Good dustjacket, perhaps a square inch of loss at top front panel, small stain at upper rear panel.