Synonymous with style, elegance, and sophistication, the Savoy is unsurprisingly also the birthplace of some of the most famous cocktails in the world. During the 1920s and 1930s, Prohibition-dodging Americans visiting London for tea-dances and cocktails made the bar at the Savoy their home. Here they were entertained by legendary American barman ...Read MoreSynonymous with style, elegance, and sophistication, the Savoy is unsurprisingly also the birthplace of some of the most famous cocktails in the world. During the 1920s and 1930s, Prohibition-dodging Americans visiting London for tea-dances and cocktails made the bar at the Savoy their home. Here they were entertained by legendary American barman Harry Craddock, inventor of the White Lady and popularizer of the Dry Martini. Originally published in 1930, the Savoy Cocktail Book features 750 of Harry's most popular recipes. It is a fascinating record of the cocktails that set London alight at the time--and which are just as popular today. Taking you from Slings to Smashes, Fizzes to Flips, and featuring art deco illustrations, this book is the perfect gift for any budding mixologist or fan of 1930s-style decadence and sophistication.Read Less
Rumbold, Gilbert. Very good(+) in very good jacket. Decorations by Gilbert Rumbold. Illustrated. 267pp., 12mo, yellow cloth, d.w. New York: The Arno Press, (1976). A very good (+) copy in a very good dust wrapper.
Good Condition. No Dust Jacket. Good+ 1952 reissue edition Constable hardback, with new Preface, without DJ, lovely illustrated boards and terrific illustrations accompanying these quintessential cocktails, a remarkable work. Some page tan, light rub to edges of boards else good+ and unmarked. More by this author available Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Cooking, Wine & Dining; Inventory No: 039442.
illustrated by Gilbert Rumbold. , covers have become a little blotchy by overall and nice copy, internally clean, book in good++ condition. Hardback. 287 pages, with colour illustrations throughout, colour illustrated endpapers. Octavo, 20 x 14 cm.
Good +/No Dustwrapper. The covers have been peeled in at the edges (see scans) there is rubbing through the boards at the tips, and some fraying to the fabric at the head of the spine strip, otherwise internally, a quite fresh copy, with the backnng and inner hinges are solid. scarce. Printed throughout using multi-colored inks. Decorative endpapers. A classic.
Gilbert Rumbold. Good. No Jacket as issued. Signed -----------hardcover, about 5 x 7.75 inches, a solid Good to Very Good copy, no dustjacket as issued, a bit of rubbing to the boards, hinges are intact but starting, short tear at upper spine tip has been nicely repaired, some loss to gilt lettering on the spine, a few notations in text, laid in are a number of other cocktail recipes typed and handwritten dating from the 1920's and 1930's, this copy has been SIGNED by CRADDOCK " Here's How! Harry Craddock February 29/32", rarely encountered signed, super ART DECO cover art and interior decoration, 286 pages, illustrated throughout, contents include: Preface; Foreword; PART 1: Cocktails Historical Note; Cocktail Recipes in Alphabetical Order (over 150 pages of recipes); Prepared Cocktails for Bottling; Non-Alcoholic Cocktails; Cocktails Suitable for a Prohibition Country; Sours; Toddies; Flips; Egg Noggs; Tom Collins; Slings; Shrubs; Sangarees; Highballs; Fizzes; Coolers; Rickeys; Daisies; Fixes; Juleps; Smashes; Cobblers; Frappe; Punches; Cups---PART 2: Wines; Introduction-The Lucky Hour of Great Wines by Colette (about 6-7 pages); The Wines of Bordeaux; Champagne; Wines of Burgundy; Hock and Moselle; Port; Sherry; Concluding remarks; Blank Pages for personal drink recipes, ---a nice bookthat is not often found signed, ---Harry Craddock was a United States citizen who left during Prohibition and joined the American Bar at the Savoy Hotel, London, in 1920. Craddock was one of the most famous cocktail barmen of the 1920s and 1930s. Craddock's-The Savoy Cocktail Book-was published in 1930, and is still in print today. Craddock invented a number of classic cocktails, including the famous Corpse Reviver #2 and possibly including the White Lady, and popularised the Dry Martini., any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo.
First edition. Octavo, original half black cloth, pictorial endpapers. Illustrations by Gilbert Rumbold. In near fine condition. An exceptional example. Savoy Cocktail Book features 750 of Harry Craddock's most popular recipes. It is a fascinating record of the cocktails that set London alight at the time—and which are just as popular today. From Slings to Smashes, Fizzes to Flips, and featuring art deco illustrations, Harry Craddock was "the king of cocktail shakers, " and The Savoy Cocktail Books contains humorous anecdotes on the origin of the cocktail and its purpose ("for the solace of man"), as well as "an elucidation of the Manners and Customs of people of quality in a period of some equality." "Behind every great bartender (literally) is a roughed-up, stained copy of The Savoy Cocktail Book...it's been an industry must-have since its first edition" (GQ).
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