THE GUN CLUB DRINK BOOK, by Charles Browne - 1939 [1st Ed]
The Gun Club Drink Book
by Charles Browne
illustrated by Leonard Holton
First Edition. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1939.
Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD condition.
- Bright orange covers are illustrated with a black title block on front and spine.
- Binding is secure.
- Spine is sunned with some fading.
- Ends of spine are gently bumped,
- Covers exhibit minimal edgewear.
- Binding has very slight forward slant at tail.
- Free of writing and intentional marks.
- Interior is gently age toned.
- Text block edges are a little dusty.
- Fore edge of text block shows tidy perforations.
190 pages. 5.75 X 8.25 inches.
From the book: "a more or less discursive account of alcoholic beverages, their formulae and uses, together with some observations on the mixing of drinks." Capturing the culture and attitudes of a certain class and time, it's something of a didactic recipe book on the making of alcoholic beverages and the various sorts of alcoholic drinks most frequently enjoyed at parties and festive occasions.
Wonderful B&W illustrations throughout text, plus frontispiece. Includes a chapter on the history of drinking, wine, wine in cooking, cocktails, punches and other mixed drinks and more. An appendix featuring the St Regis Hotel Wine List, as well as a reference for primary wine and liquor glass shapes.
Leonard T. Holton (1906-1973) was a New York illustrator and cartoonist.
Charles Brown is also know for penning The Gun Club Cook Book, or a Culinary Code for Appreciative Epicures.
EDITION POINTS: First Edition, with an A under the colophon copyright statement.
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