Two volumes, each with lightly color faded spines, VG+ (issued without dust jackets) in a good slipcase split along one lower edge and with a couple of bumps to upper edge. Volume I Being an Exotic Cookery Book; Volume II Being an Exotic Drinking Book.
Fair/No Jacket. Outer edge of pages have soiling stain, otherwise text is unmarked. Binding is tight. Previous owners bookplate on inside of front board. Blue cloth hardcover has soiling, rubbing, and shelfwear. (A88)
Baker, Charles. THE SOUTH AMERICAN GENTLEMAN'S COMPANION; BEING AN EXOTIC DRINKING BOOK OR UP & DOWN THE ANDES WITH JIFFER, BEAKER & FLASK. NY: Crown Publishers, 1951. 225pp. 8vo. Blue cloth. Spine faded, near fine hardcover.
Very Good. Size: 8vo; Both volumes inscribed and SIGNED by author. Blue cloth hardcovers bright and clean, spines sunned, 1/2 in tear top of one spine at spine edge. Interiors clean and tight. Slipcase just rubbed through at corners, but otherwise very nice and strong.
Fair. Ex-Library: Will contain library markings. No Dust Jacket. This is a used book. Potential defects may exist (folds, creases, highlighting, writing/markings, staining, stickers and/or sticker residue, ETC. ) COAS Books, A Bookstore for Everyone. Buy with confidence-Satisfaction Guaranteed!
Signed. First Edition. INSCRIBED COPIES; inscribed by Charles H Baker on plates adhered to paste-downs of both volumes; BOTH volumes are in GOOD condition with little wear to the cloth but fading to their spines; no markings to the text of either volume; slipcase is chipped on extremities, a little torn on the edges. Pasadena's finest independent new and used bookstore.
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