A RARE ORIGINAL SAVOY COCKTAIL BOOK

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AN ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION, SECOND PRINT OF THE SAVOY COCKTAIL BOOK BY HARRY CRADDOCK, PUBLISHED in 1930.  A VERY GOOD CLEAN COPY IN GOOD CONDITION WITH STUNNING ART DECO COVER GRAPHICS. BEAUTIFULLY ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT BY GILBERT RUMBOLD AND PUBLISHED BY CONSTABLE & CO. LTD, LONDON. 

HARRY CRADDOCK IS PERHAPS THE 20TH CENTURY'S GREATEST BARMAN, WHO LEFT THE STATES DURING PROHIBITION IN 1926, TO TAKE UP THE POST AS HEAD BARTENDER IN THE AMERICAN BAR AT THE SAVOY, LONDON. DURING THE HEADY JAZZ DAYS OF THE 1920's AND 30's HE CRATED OVER 240 COCKTAILS INCLUDING SOME OF THE CLASSICS LIKE THE OLD FASHIONED, THE CORPSE REVIVER #2 AND THE WHITE LADY. HE EVEN CAME UP WITH 3 NEW COCKTAILS FOR A JOURNALIST IN ONE DAY. THERE IS NO GREATER COCKTAIL BARMAN AND NO GREATER COCKTAIL BOOK. 

ORIGIN: LONDON, ENGLAND

DATE: 1930

DIMENSIONS: 19.5CM X 13.5 CM X 3CM 

CONDITION: GOOD CLEAN FIRST EDITION COPY, WITH GOOD COVER AND BACKBOARD, WITH STONG COLOURS. SLIGHT TEAR AT THE TOP OF THE SPINE.  NO TEARS OR DAMAGE TO THE PAGES WITHIN, ALL COMPLETE WITH SOME SLIGHT NATURAL AGEING OF PAPER TOWARDS THE END OF THE BOOK. 

PLEASE NOTE THAT DELIVERY/SHIPPING IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE OF THIS ITEM.

PURCHASES CAN BE PICKED UP FROM THE GALLERY BY APPOINTMENT OR WE'RE HAPPY TO ARRANGE DELIVERY/SHIPPING.