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Cafe Royal Cocktail Book : With The Scarce Wrapper By Alex Jardine

Cafe Royal Cocktail Book : With The Scarce Wrapper By Alex Jardine

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Cafe Royal Cocktail Book : With The Scarce Wrapper By Alex Jardine

by Tarling, W.J

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Very Good++
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The First UK printing published by Publications from Pall Mall Ltd., London in 1937. The book was issued by the publishers as 'The Coronation Edition'. The BOOK is in Very Good++ or better condition. Some pushing with very slight splitting to the extreme spine tips. The original blue publisher's boards remain very clean with just some tiny rubs to the lower corners. The gilt titling and decorations remain bright. Free from inscriptions and erasures. Light toning and spotting to the text-block and prelims. Mild offsetting to the blank end-papers with light spotting to the prelims with one small mark to the fore edge of the title and frontis pages. This edition was issued with two different wrappers. This is the more scarcer of the two and is a stiff glassine pictorial wrapper. The WRAPPER is in Very Good condition with edge-wear and loss to the spine ends and rear upper edges due to its fragility (see images). Some closed tears and nicks in places. Priced at '7/6 net' to the lower front flap. The wrapper artwork was by Alex Jardine. The wrapper is protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. It is thought that less than fifty copies were issued with this pictorial designed wrapper. Most were issued with the other more plain design. Recipes from the members of the 'British Bartenders Guild', the book is illustrated by Frederick Carter and decorated by 'The Chevron Studio'. William J. Tarling was both President of the British Bartenders Guild and also chief bartender at 'The American Bar' at the Café Royal. The book contains original recipes and twists on a number of classic cocktails and includes one of the earliest references to the Margarita, that appeared under the name Picador. An increasingly elusive title. More images available on request. Ashton Rare Books welcomes direct contact.


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Cafe Royal Cocktail Book : With The Scarce Wrapper By Alex Jardine
Tarling, W.J
Carter, Frederick
Book Condition
Used - Very Good++
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First UK Edition
Publications from Pall Mall Ltd., London
Place of Publication
Date Published
Carter, Cocktail, Cookery, Drinks, Food, Jardine, Tarling

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We trade as a family-run internet business in Market Harborough in the heart of the Midlands. We have over 10 years experience of collecting and selling a range of genres, specialising in iconic modern fiction and children's titles. Please feel free to browse our website: All items are fully described and if any reasonable discrepancy is noted on arrival to the customer, a full refund including payment for return to us will be made. Items over £250 may be paid for in instalments subject to agreement- however, all books remain the property of Ashton Rare Books until the full balance has been paid. Please contact us at : if you are looking for a particular title or require further assistance.We are full members of the PBFA, ABA and ILAB.


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Erasures indicates marks where someone has removed bits of text or content from a book. In Book Arts, erasures can also mean a...
Fore Edge
The portion of a book that is opposite the spine. That part of a book which faces the wall when shelved in a traditional...
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
The collective of the top, fore and bottom edges of the text block of the book, being that part of the edges of the pages of a...
The paper covering on the outside of a paperback. Also see the entry for pictorial wraps, color illustrated coverings for...
Generally used to refer to a clear plastic cover that is sometimes added to the dustjacket or outside covering of a book. The...
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...

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