THE BON VIVANT'S COMPANION, or How to Mix Drinks.

NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1928. Early reprint. li, [1], 169 pp., 24 engraved illustrations, octavo, red cloth spine and yellow boards, gilt spine title. Boards renewed with new paper to style, original endpapers retained, moderate darkening to endpapers, faint stain to top edge, 1929 gift inscription to front free endpaper. Item #22718

The first edition of Professor Thomas' "Bon Vivant's Companion" was published in 1862 and is considered the first American cocktail book. This Knopf edition (first published in 1928) adds an excellent introduction by Herbert Asbury.

Price: $250.00