The Bar-Tender's Guide or How to Mix All Kinds of Plain and Fancy Drinks: Containing Clear and Reliable Directions for Mixing All the Beverages Used in the United States, Together with the Most Popular British, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish Recipes; Embracing Punches, Juleps, Cobblers, Etc., Etc. in Endless Variety - Jerry Thomas

1887 - Fitzgerald Publishing Corporation, New York - An Entirely New and Enlarged Edition
A rare fine example of the legendary and seminal first bartenders' guide to include cocktail recipes. By the great Professor Jerry Thomas, referred to as ‘The Best Bartender of the Past’ by Harry Craddock in the ‘Savoy Cocktail Book’ of 1930.

In the publisher’s brown cloth, and with two illustrations from the original wood engravings (Brandy Crusta and Pousse L.Amour).

"Professor" Jerry Thomas was laid to rest in 1885 after a distinguished career in service to the "sporting franternity" of America, In 1862, Thomas finished his ‘
Bar-Tender’s Guide’, the first drink book ever published in the United States. The book collected and codified what was then an oral tradition of recipes from the early days of cocktails, including some of his own creations; the guide laid down the principles for formulating mixed drinks of all categories. The first edition of the guide includes the first written recipes of such cocktails as the Brandy Daisy, Fizz, Flip, Sour and variations of the earliest form of mixed drink, Punch. 
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Price HK$ 9,500