Time for Cocktails I

Torelli, Adolphe. American Drinks Dictionary. 900 Recettes de Cocktails et Boissons Americaines, Guide du barman et du Gourmet chic.

Paris: S. Bornemann, Editeur, 1928. 170 by 110mm (6¾ by 4¼ inches). Original illustrated wrappers; 192 pp. 2nd Edition. In French. Frontispiece of author behind the bar at the Winter Palace in Nice.

Old acetate (or similar) wrapping has preserved the underlying vivid wrapper colors. Very good with paper browning and block slightly askew.

Torelli was the bartender at the Winter Palace in Nice. This book is a fabulous prohibition era speakeasy cocktail recipe guide from France with recipes likely imported to Europe by Americans. 900 Cocktails from Absinthe Chantarella to Zummaraga.

OCLC identifies only two copies worldwide of this edition (in France and Spain). The 1st edition of 1927 is in the United States only at NYPL, UC Davis and the Library of Congress.

From the estate of Ulrich Klever (1922–1990), German nonfiction author and TV cook.


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