THE HOME BARTENDER'S GUIDE AND SONG BOOK - PROHIBITION COCKTAIL MIXOLOGY
THE HOME BARTENDER'S GUIDE AND SONG BOOK Concocted and Shaken Up by Charlie Roe and Jim Schwenck A Couple of Good Mixers
Published by Experimenter Publications, Inc., New York City, 1930. First edition, first printing (as indicated by lack of additional printings), Illustrated by Bob Dean. Hardbound in cloth backed pictorial boards, 11.5" x 8.5", 94 numbered pages. More than 200 Prohibition era cocktail recipes, instructing on libations such as the Hell Raiser, the Harvard Cocktail, Yale Cocktail, Irish Guard, Shameless Hussy as well as timeless classics such as the Manhattan and Tom Collins. Illustrated with b&w drawings throughout, like many Depression era cartoons of the time, racial humor and minstrelsy informed this Bartender's Guide published during Prohibition (1920-1933). Accompanied by lyrics to drinking songs referring predominately to loose women, drunkards, and powerful cocktails. GOOD Condition: some fraying to the top of the spine, shorelining to the bottom margin area of the front and rear boards (not affecting the inner pages), and some light wear, overall the covers remain solid and bright. Internally, a former owner's bookplate, a former owner's name and Belvedere, California address stamp, and a New York City bookseller's label to the front pastedown, 1" closed bottom edge tear to the ffep, 1" closed bottom gutter tear to the title page, and a few small bb size food stains, otherwise very good, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A solid and bright copy of this uncommon 1930 first edition.
Robert J. Dean (1875-1949) born in Tennessee, Illustrator, Cartoonist, Editorial Cartoonist, and Writer.