2011 Reprint of 1951 Illustrated First Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. For almost 4 decades, Saucier was the publicist for the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. His 1951 cocktail classic book, Bottoms Up includes over 200 drinks, fully indexed, plus twelve risqu [for the ...
2011 Reprint of 1951 Illustrated First Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. For almost 4 decades, Saucier was the publicist for the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City. His 1951 cocktail classic book, Bottoms Up includes over 200 drinks, fully indexed, plus twelve risqu [for the period] illustrations by twelve different artists. A typical review of a cocktail follows the actual recipe: THE LAST WORD: Damrak Gin / Green Chartreuse / Luxardo Maraschino / Lime / Sugar"This cocktail was introduced around here about thirty years ago by Frank Fogarty, who was very well known in vaudeville. He was called the 'Dublin Minstrel, ' and was a very fine monologue artist." So wrote Ted Saucier in 1951 when introducing this drink in Bottoms Up. Saucier credits the drink to the Detroit Athletic Club, and if the bartender's recollection is correct, that would place the Last Word as a Prohibition-era cocktail. If that's the case, then the Last Word is one of the finest cocktails to come out of that bleak period in American history. Four ingredients, two of them fairly exotic, working in equal parts to create perfect harmony.
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PATTERSON, Russell. Fair. No Jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. (USA) 4th Printing No markings, bright solid copy with clean pages, hinges solid, touch of rubbing to corner tips, a bit of wear to lower cover edge, the spine has split at the edge and the cloth covering has been adhered but there are small chips where the cover cloth has chipped away, thus Fair used copy; lacking the acetate dust jacket, no slipcase. 26 x 18 cm, pattern cloth consisting of repeats of nude woman and cocktail glass, 270pp, index. Full page iilus of nude "cocktail girls" by Arthur William Brown, Gilbert Bundy, Earl Cordrey, Bradshaw Crandell, Phil Dormont, Al Dorne, John Falter, James Montgomery Flagg, John La Gatta, Russell Patterson, Ben Stahl. This book first appeared in October of 1951 and the illustrations must have been considered quite racy for their day. This is the 4th (revised) printing of October 1952. There must be over 800 recipes for drinks and cocktails including El Morocco Special No 3, the It Happened last Night and Luicius Beebe's Russian Restorer. A heavy book (2.8 JM FO 48/4.
Good. Not ex-library. 1954, 6th printing. Binding tight; pages clean; no highlighting or underlining. No dust jacket. Illustrated board covers. Bottom corners lightly bumped, worn. Spine missing upper 1/4 covering. Pages sunned. All items shipped within 2 business days and guaranteed. Proceeds benefit the Pima County Public Library, serving the greater Tucson area.
Vintage 1951, Copy is good, Binding is solid and tight, Jacket has some mild edge wear and tear, Cover has mild edge wear, Pages are unmarked and clean, We take great pride in accurately describing the condition of our books, ship within 48 hours and offer a 100% money back guarantee.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. 4to-over 9"-12" Tall. First printing of the Revised Edition. Full patterned cloth binding, designed by Al Dorne. Page edges have light spotting, pages all clean and fresh. 289pp. Illustrations by eleven of America's most distinguished artists. Clear acetate dust jacket is shelf rubbed, with short splits at corners. Slipcase is fair only, rubbed and scratched, missing bottom panel, clear tape over top panel.
Greystone Press, Hawthorne Books, 1962. Illustrated by Russell Patterson et al. New and Revised Edition, First Printing. Worn Along Edges and Sides of Slip Cover Good Condition. Previous Bookseller Price Written on Slip Cover in Pen. Slip Cover in Good Condition. Mylar DJ. Unless Listed in this decription, VG or Better.
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