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The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks (Inscribed first edition)

The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks (Inscribed first edition)

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The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks (Inscribed first edition)

by Embury, David

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about Fine/Very Good +
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Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1948. First edition. about Fine/Very Good +. Warmly inscribed by the author: "To my very good friend and associate, Ernst Lampe. Cordial-ly yours, Dave Embury." A lovely just about Fine copy of the book with a ding to the front lower corner, otherwise clean and square. In a sharp, Very Good + dust jacket with a lightly faded spine and minor wear at the extremities.

Embury at 62 years old and a senior tax partner at a prestigious Manhattan law firm, turned his interest in cocktails into one of the essential connoisseur reference guides. Now, along with Thomas' Bar-Tender's Guide and The Savoy Cocktail Book and a handful of others, this book is one of the most sought after mixology books, and one of the most difficult to find in the first edition. No copy appears in the auction record and we can find no copy of the first edition, with or without a jacket (let alone inscribed) on the market. about Fine in Very Good + dust jacket.


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The Fine Art of Mixing Drinks (Inscribed first edition)
Embury, David
Book Condition
Used - about Fine
Jacket Condition
Very Good +
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First edition
Doubleday & Company
Place of Publication
Garden City
Date Published

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The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...
When a book is described as being inscribed, it indicates that a short note written by the author or a previous owner has been...
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First Edition
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