One for the James Bond Fans!! (1937 - 1937)

W J Tarling

Café Royal Cocktail Book

Published: London: Pall Mall Studio, 1937 - Coronation edition (1st edition)

Date: 1937 - 1937

Blue cloth cover; Not paginated; purple/orange decorated / trim to pages, listing hundreds of cocktails and mixed drinks of original recipes by members of the British Bartenders' Guild, by Tarling, former bartender at the American Bar at the Café Royal. Book contains a portrait-sketch, index to names of cocktails/supplementary list and a glossary of wines, spirits, liqueurs etc. (Very) scarce book on cocktails, collectors item. HOWEVER THIS COPY is Best described as a copy suitable for rebinding, as the blue cloth cover has had a hard life. It is very worn at the edges, the cloth splitting in numerous places and marked inside and out; the contents are considerably better, with just the occasional grubby mark. Please see pictures. Fair condition reflected in price.

Illustrated
yes

Condition
Fair

Binding
cloth hardback

£295

Offered by Peakirk Books