THE GUN CLUB DRINK BOOK, by Charles Browne - 1939 [1st Ed]


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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.
  • CR20170111

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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Subject: Cooking
Topic: Cocktails and Wine Recipes
Original/Facsimile: Original
Binding: Hardcover
Special Attributes: Illustrated
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Place of Publication: New York
Year Printed: 19390000
Author: Charles Browne
Region: North America
Language: English
Illustrator: Leonard Holton
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
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