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Craddock, Harry, compilerThe Savoy Cocktail Book: Being in the main a complete compendium of the Cocktails, Rickeys, Daisies, Slings, Shrubs, Smashes, Fizzes, Juleps, Cobblers, Fixes, and other Drinks, known and greatly appreciated in the year of grace 1930, with sundry notes of amusement and interest concerning them, together with subtle Observations upon Wines and their special occasions

Craddock, Harry, compilerThe Savoy Cocktail Book: Being in the main a complete compendium of the Cocktails, Rickeys, Daisies, Slings, Shrubs, Smashes, Fizzes, Juleps, Cobblers, Fixes, and other Drinks, known and greatly appreciated in the year of grace 1930, with sundry notes of amusement and interest concerning them, together with subtle Observations upon Wines and their special occasions

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New York: Richard Smith, 1930. Octavo, 287 pages. Illustrated throughout with color decorations by Gilbert Rumbold. First American edition (simultaneous with the British edition), first printing, with the errata slip containing the Bacardi Cocktail recipe. The iconic art-deco, prohibition-era cocktail book, compiled by ex-patriot bartender Harry Craddock of London's Savoy Hotel. Some light foxing to first few pages; printed foil decorated boards over black cloth; bright and clean except for some minor scratches to the rear panel; spine and gilt stamping fresh. Ownership inscription, "Fred Darcy". Still, very good. [Noling, Beverage Literature, page 118].

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