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

$650.00

The Gun Club Drink Book

by Charles Browne

illustrated by Leonard Holton

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

This volume, "a more or less discursive account of alcoholic beverages, their formulae and uses, together with some observations on the mixing of drinks, wonderful b/w illustrations by Leonard Holton throughout text plus frontis, includes chapter on the history of drinking, wine, wine in cooking, cocktails, punches and other mixed drinks and more," is 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.

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.

Inscribed by author to Betty McGraw in Princeton, NJ. Illustrated in B&W throughout by Leonard Holton. Includes an appendix featuring the St Regis Hotel Wine List, as well as a reference for primary wine and liquor glass shapes.

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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
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