Amazing #vintage #FathersDay gift! “The Gentleman’s Companion, Vols. I & II” by Charles H. Baker Jr. Crown Publishers, 1946. (First editions thus: Original was published 1939 in limited edition by Derrydale Press, and this is the first reprint edition.) Slipcased two-volume hardcover set, Vol. 1 220 pp, Vol. 2 217pp. 6¼”x9½”. Red cloth boards with gilt details on cover and lettering on spines. Photo frontispieces.
A vintage treasure for connoisseurs of food and #cocktails: The definitive period guide to the Life of Reilly, as authored by the leading bon vivant of his day. Volume I is exotic cookery, Volume II is exotic #drinking. “Including a company of hand-picked receipts, each one beloved and notable in its place, collected faithfully on three voyages and a quarter million miles around the world, and other journeys, and a personally collected regiment of world-famous lively liquid masterpieces from the Orient & Occident, and the South Seas.” Books are in great condition. Volume 1 has slight abrasions to edges of pages xvii and xix; Volume 2 has ½” tear to cloth at top where spine meets back cover. Both volumes have gift inscriptions dated 1945 in ink on the front flyleaf, and spines of both volumes are sun-faded. Otherwise, both volumes have clean and unworn boards, tight bindings, and clean, bright and unmarked pages. Original slipcase is in rough shape with tape repairs to top and bottom. As always, feel free to message us if you want more details or photos. #vintagebooks #oldbooks #cocktail #mixology https://etsy.me/30jkWsN