Item #17515 Crosby Gaige's Cocktail Guide And Ladies' Companion. Crosby GAIGE.
Crosby Gaige's Cocktail Guide And Ladies' Companion
Crosby Gaige's Cocktail Guide And Ladies' Companion

A Splendid 1st Edition of this Classic Mid-Century Cocktail Manual

Crosby Gaige's Cocktail Guide And Ladies' Companion

M. Barrows and Company, 1941. 1st Edition. 8vo. Near Fine / Very Good. Item #17515

A beautiful 1st printing of this classic mid-century cocktail guide.

"Crosby Gaige was a high profile theater producer, writer, epicure, gourmand, bon vivant and ubiquitous socialite—a difficult to avoid figure within the mid-Century New York mediasphere. Gaige was a contemporary of James Beard, a noted cookbook collector, and he wrote several recipe books, himself, including “Cocktail Guide and Ladies’ Companion” (1941) and “The Standard Cocktail Guide” (1944). Gaige was one of the people who restored cocktails’ cultural caché in the wake of Prohibition." - cocktailkingdom

This volume is whimsically illustrated and is cocktail recipes of the time, but also chapters and text regarding the art and pleasures of drinking, as well as biographies of colorful anecdotes of personalities associated with cocktails in some way.

223pp. Red cloth. Square tight binding. Clean interior. Little wear to binding. Dust jacket with mild edge wear. Presents handsomely in archival mylar.

A Lovely 1st Edition of this Classic Mid-Century Cocktail Manual.

Price: $225.00

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