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)
Two volume set. Good. Used with heavy sunning only along spines with a 1/2 inch tear on the spine of volume 2. Both volumes are good with only light sunning along text block edges. Slipcase shows sunning to pastedowns and light wear around edges. Stamp on first pages of both books. Stamp on front pastedown. NO markings in text. Still in solid reading condition. Pasadena's finest new and used bookstore.
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. 2 v. 25 cm. Includes indexes v.1. Being an exotic cookery book; or, Up & down the Andes with knife, fork, & spoon. --v.2. Being an exotic drinking book; or, Up & down the Andes with jigger, beaker, & flask. Includes case.
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.
The South American gentleman's companion
by Charles Henry Baker
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