Thursday, August 27, 2009

1800 AND ALL THAT R. de Fleury 1937

1800 And All That! was published in 1937 in London.

Mr. R. de Fleury already published a previous cocktail book in 1934, entitled "1700 Cocktails for the man behind the bar" in which he tried to compile all recipes existing up to that date. That book sold well. So he decided to publish this new book "1800 and All That". It contains 2,094 recipes of cocktails and drinks. This edition is the First Edition (actually there was only one).
It was published and printed by The St. Catherine Press in London, and printed by W.H. Smith & Son Ltd. / The Arden Press. Quote of the Author's Note from within the book: "Wherever possible I have given the name of the inventor of the drinks, and with the ancient ones, the dates of the invention."

A scarce, hard to find old cocktail book. 338 pages.
with dustjacket. The overall condition of this cocktail book is very good. The pages are clean and tight. Title is printed in golden letters on the spine. Leather bound hardcover. The dustjacket is a bit damaged.


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