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


Create Wishlist

Sorry, this one is already SOLD!
Sold Out

The Gun Club Drink Book

by Charles Browne

illustrated by Leonard Holton

SIGNED FIRST EDITION. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1939.

Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD+ condition.

  • Volume displays minimal overall wear and aging, primarily to exterior.
  • Red cloth boards have black ink block with white writing on front and side, overall illustrated with sketches in white ink; very light shelf wear.
  • Spine has black title block with white writing, and shows very mild overall sunning. 
  • Corners are sharp; minimal softening at head and tail of spine.
  • Two small spots visible on front shoulder. 
  • Binding is secure.
  • Half-title page features signature and inscription by author. (See photos)
  • Illustrated pastedowns, white on black sketches of men drinking.
  • Interior is barely toned and overall excellently well preserved. 
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • Textblock edges show red tint along head, somewhat faded.
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • SC20181206

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.

PROVENANCE: Signed inscription by author to Betty McGraw in Princeton, NJ.

EDITION POINTS: First Edition, with an A under the colophon copyright statement.

AS IS! Please see photos. More photos available upon request.

International first class shipping includes a handling charge to cover insurance.

Domestic orders over $250 include a handling charge to cover signature confirmation.

#panoplybooks #rarebooks #bookboutique #collectiblebooks #antiquebooks #vintagebooks #bookstore
We invite you to view our Shipping & Returns policies, or to contact us  with any questions.


Modified Item: No
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Binding: Hardcover
Region: North America
Original/Facsimile: Original
Language: English
Special Attributes: Signed
Topic: Alcoholic Beverages
Year Printed: 1939
Author: Charles Browne
Place of Publication: New York
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Subject: Cocktail Books
Shipping: Shipping rate calculated at checkout


leave a review