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  • Craddock, Harry.

    Published by Arno Press, New York, 1976

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    Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition Thus. A Fine copy in dull yellow textured paper covered boards stamped in red, in a Fine decorated dustwrapper, not price-clipped, with one tiny closed tear to crown. Originally published in 1930 by Constable and Company Ltd. 287pp. Aside from the newly designed dustwrapper, a facsimile reprint of the original edition, incorporating the original layout with the decorations by Gilbert Rumbold. Perhaps the most famous cocktail compendium ever, with add'l sections on wine, champagne, port and sherry. Q11746.

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    CRADDOCK, Harry

    Published by Constable London, 1965

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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Wrapper design by Peter Goffin Illustrations by William Feilding [251] pp. CRADDOCK, Harry Constable London 1965 7.5" x 5".

  • Craddock, Harry:

    Published by Richard R. Smith, New York, 1930

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    Condition: Gut. First American edition. Decorations in color by Gilbert Rumbold. 287, [1] pp. Printed by Lowe and Brydone, London. 8vo. Noling, OHLn. Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 550.

  • Craddock, Harry

    Published by Richard R. Smith, New York, 1930

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    Hardcover. Condition: Good. Gilbert Rumbold (illustrator). First American Edition. A good first American edition copy of the influential Savoy Cocktail Book. Bound in half black cloth with beautiful art deco gilt decoration on the front cover. Color illustrations by Gilbert Rumbold throughout. Contains 750 drink recipes collected by Savoy Hotel bartender Harry Craddock. Occasional marks of wear to the boards. Spine is torn on front cover. Missing top on spine. Both boards are still very bright and reflective. Previous owners book on front endpaper. End papers toned a bit.

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    Craddock, Harry

    Published by Richard R. Smith, New York, 1930

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    First American edition. First American edition. Decorations in color by Gilbert Rumbold. 287, [1] pp. Printed by Lowe and Brydone, London. 8vo. Noling, p. 118; Bitting, p. 104 In Simon & Schuster 1934 trade edition binding of printed yellow boards over black cloth spine, possibly a remoîtage or a publisher's dummy. Covers and endpapers dampstained Decorations in color by Gilbert Rumbold. 287, [1] pp. Printed by Lowe and Brydone, London. 8vo.

  • Harry Craddock

    Published by Richard R. Smith Inc.,, New York:, 1930

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    Hardcover. First Edition. Very good- in 1/4 black cloth and paper and gold foil covered boards with bold gilt text on the spine. A small octavo of 7 1/2 by 5 inches with the edges of the boards and the paper covering are worn down all around with the tips of the boards rubbed and bumped. The gilt title on the spine is partial worn away and the cloth at the heel of the spine is rubbed and worn. but readable. The end pages are printed, the hinges are solid as are the joints. Without a dust jacket. The first free end page is signed by a prior owner and follows with a warning to anyone borrowing the book to be sure to return it. 287 pages of text and illustrated throughout with color images by Gilbert Rumbold. The sub-title reads: "Being in the main a complete compendium of the Cocktails, Rickeys, Daisies, Sling, Shrubs, Smashes, Fizzes, Juleps Cobblers, Fixes, and other Drinks, known and vastly appreciated in this year of grace 1930, with sundry notes of amusement and interest concerning them, together with subtle Observations upon Wines and their special occasions. Being in the particular an elucidation of the Manners and Customs of people of quality in a period of some equality." "The Cocktail Recipes in this Book have been compiled by Harry Craddock of the Savoy Hotel, London." A very clean and handsome copy. The preliminaries are not paginated and the Bacardi addendum is not tipped-in at page 25.

  • Craddock, Harry

    Published by Richard R. Smith, New York, 1930

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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good-. Gilbert Rumbold (illustrator). First American Edition. A very good first American edition copy of the influential Savoy Cocktail Book. Bound in half black cloth with beautiful art deco gilt decoration on the front cover. Color illustrations by Gilbert Rumbold throughout. Contains 750 drink recipes collected by Savoy Hotel bartender Harry Craddock. occasional marks of wear to the boards especially on tthe rear board. But both boards are still very bright and reflective. Endpapers toned a bit.

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    HARRY CRADDOCK OF THE SAVOY HOTEL LONDON

    Published by CONSTABLE & CO, LONDON, 1930

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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. HARDBACK BOUND IN THE ORIGINAL DECORATED BINDING, HALF TITLE PRESENT, TWO ADVERT PAGES TO FRONT OF BOOK, NUMEROUS COLOUR ILLUSTRATIONS & COLOURED PAGE DECORATIONS, TWO PAGES TO REAR FOR WRITING IN YOUR OWN RECIPES HAS HAND WRITTEN NOTES ON RECIPES DATED 1951, ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATED ENDPAPERS. BOOK MEASURES APPROX 8 x 5 INCHES WITH 287 PAGES + PUBLISHERS CATALOGUE. RUBBING TO TEXT ON BOTTOM HALF OF FRONT BOARD [SEE IMAGES] LIGHT WEAR AT TOP & BOTTOM OF SPINE WITH SOME RUBBING TO TEXT ON SPINE, SLIGHT PLAY TO FRONT HINGE, CORNERS BUMPED, VERY OCCASIONAL MINOR SPOT OF LIGHT FOXING TO PAGES OR MINOR BLEMISH TO PAGES. OVERALL A VERY GOOD COPY: PLEASE NOTE THAT THE BOOK COVER HAS A CLEAR REMOVABLE COVERING THAT DOES SHOW SOME REFLECTIONS IN IMAGES. EXTRA POSTAGE MAY APPLY FOR OVERSEAS ORDERS. ALL BOOKS ARE POSTED IN A STURDY BOOK BOX.

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    Craddock, Harry (Compiler)

    Published by Constable & Company, Ltd., London, 1930

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    Hard Cover. Condition: Fair. Rumbold, Gilbert (illustrator). First Edition. 1930 date at title page. First edition, second state; without paginated frontis or title page An exceptional and very smart, first edition copy of the iconic collection of drinks recipes and imagery. Smooth pictorial boards, front board w/pictorial plate, some corner, edge wear, fleck, rub, chip. Front panel features art deco interpretation of downing a glorious tonic in hues of green, black, and metallic silver. Exterior spine reinforced w/black cloth bind adhesive. Back board is in a metallic gold, some rub, fleck. Pages generally very good. Endpapers and first few w/varying discoloration. Bind good, square; hinges starting, remain firm. Swirling red and green endpapers of humored drinker with horns. Front endpaper w/small inked message charmingly states: "To Regift is Good!" Vibrant colorful illustration, charming variety of dashing vignettes and decoration throughout by Gilbert Rumbold. Three pages of ruled notes section at back without writing. Scarce near good second state 1930 first edition. From title page: "Being in the main a complete compendium of the Cocktails, Rickeys, Daisies, Slings, Shrubs, Smashes, Fizzes, Juleps, Cobblers, Fixes, and other Drinks, known and vastly appreciated in this year of grace 1930, with sundry notes of amusement and interest concerning them, together with subtle Observations upon Wines and their special occasions. Being in the particular an elucidation of the Manners and Customs of people of quality in a period of some equality." The Savoy Cocktail Book was presented by one of the most famous bartenders of the 1920's and 1930's. Harry Craddock had an eighteen year tenure at the Savoy Hotel in London where he wrote this collection of 750 cocktails. He is credited with creating many classic cocktails such as the White Lady and the Corpse Reviver #2. He is also known for founding the U. K. Bartenders' Guild in 1934. Craddock addresses cocktails suitable for a prohibition country, which relates to his personal history being originally from America and departing for the United Kingdom during Prohibition. Features an historical introduction regarding cocktails, those w/o alcohol, and a list of the recipes in alphabetical order. Craddock separates the volume by types of cocktails, sours, toddies, flips, slings, highballs, etc. The second section regards wines and their appreciation. A fascinating record of the cocktails that set London alight. From Slings to Smashes, Fizzes to Flips, Harry Craddock was "the king of cocktail shakers". Contains humorous anecdotes on the origin of the cocktail and its purpose e.g. "the solace of man". "Behind every great bartender (literally) is a roughed-up, stained copy of The Savoy Cocktail Book. An industry must-have since its first edition" - GQ. A wonderful opportunity to own a first edition copy of this important cocktail book. Printed by Lowe & Brydone, Ltd., London. 287 pages. Insured post. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" Tall.

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    Craddock, Harry

    Published by Richard R. Smith, Inc., 1930

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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. The decorations are by Gilbert Rumbold.

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    Craddock, Harry.:

    Published by New York, Smith,, 1930

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    Condition: Gut. 286 Seiten, 1 Bl. Erste Ausgabe des legendären Cocktail-Buches. - Samml. Schraemli 422 - Being in the main a complete compendium of the Cocktails, Rickeys, Daisies, Slings, Fizzes, Cobbers.and other Drinks (Titel). - Die witzigen und einfallsreichen Illustrationen im reinsten Art-Déco unterstreichen wirkungsvoll die Cocktail- Rezepte. Der Art-Deco-Einband in Gold, Silber, Grün und Schwarz. - Anfangs und zum Schluß leicht stockfleckig, insgesamt gutes Exemplar der seltenen Originalausgabe. Ol-Schr Bei Bestellungen auf Rechnung bleibt Vorkasse vorbehalten. Bestellungen erfolgen ohne Gewähr und gelten erst nach Bestätigung der Verfügbarkeit. Payment in advance is reserved for orders on account. Orders are made without guarantee and are only valid after availability has been confirmed. The shipping costs to non-EU countries may vary depending on the weight. Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 2000 Farbig illustrierter Original Halbleinwand (etwas berieben u. bestoßen).

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    Craddock, Harry

    Published by Constable, London, 1930

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    Hardcover. Condition: Good. Gilbert Rumbold (illustrator). 1st Edition. First edition. 287, [1] pp. Printed in color. Publishers clothbacked baords. Boards with colored illustrations and gold foil. First gutter partially broken. Boards and spine somewhat worn, but mainly at edges and crown. Interior in very good condition. Being in the main a complete compendium of the Cocktails, Rickeys, Daisies, Slings, Shrubs, Smashes, Fizzes, Juleps, Cobblers, Fixes, and other Drinks, known and vastly appreciated in this year of grace 1930, with sundry notes of amusement and interest concerning them, together with subtle Observations upon Wines and their special occasions. Being in the particular an elucidation of the Manners and Customs of people of quality in a period of some equality.

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    London, Constable & Company, 1930. 8vo. Black cloth spine with gilt lettering and illustrated gold paper covered boards, front board with the iconic Art Deco-illustration of the cocktail-drinking man. With magnificent Art Deco-illustrations in colour throughout and illustrated end-papers. As usual, wear to extremities - capitals a bit worn and edges of boards with nicks and bumping. Front board with surcface-wear to outer corners and edges. Internally very nice and clean. Small pencil marks at some of the coctails and with extensive, contemporary (dated 1939) pencil notes to the note-leaves at the back (intended for this purpose) and to the final leaf containing additional coctail-recipes, all named (eg. High Line, Homecoming Special, Major Call etc.). An interesting and charming copy. 287 pp. First edition of this iconic Art Deco-publication, the most important cocktail book ever published. This foundational work of modern culture, made up of the recipes by Harry Craddock, the greatest barman ever to have lived, completely revolutionized the drinking scene and is still in print today. This classic of cocktail drinking remains unsurpassed, both in its contents and in its artistic form.

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    CRADDOCK, Harry

    Published by Constable & Company, Ltd., 1933

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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. 1933 [287] pp. Constable & Company, Ltd. The decorations are by Gilbert Rumbold New and enlarged edition with many drinks for special occasions 7.75" x 5.25".

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    CRADDOCK, Harry

    Published by Constable & Company, Ltd., 1937

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    Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. 1937 [287] pp. 4th Edition 7.75" x 5.25" Constable & Company, Ltd. New and enlarged edition with many drinks for special occasions. The decoration are by Gilbert Rumbold.

  • Craddock, Harry

    Published by London Constable 1930, 1930

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    A first edition, first printing published by Constable in 1930. First trade edition of this quintessential book of cocktails, with lively and colorful Art Deco illustrations by Gilbert Rumbold and lovely Art Deco binding. A witty, informative, and eminently useful book on how to make and mix drinks. Compiled by "the king of cocktail shakers," it contains humorous anecdotes on the origin of the cocktail and its purpose ("for the solace of man"), as well as "an elucidation of the Manners and Customs of people of quality in a period of some equality." In 1926, Harry Craddock fled prohibition in the United States to become Head Barman at the London Savoy. A very good example. None of the usual loss to the front board decorations. Wear to the corners. Some slits to the foot of the spine and where to the head of the spine. No inscriptions. With the Bacardi cocktail Arata slip Two pages 24 and 25. Some spotting to the page ages and some surface wear to the rear board. Rare with such a complete and decorative front board.

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    Harry Craddock

    Published by Constable and Company,Ltd., 1930

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    Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. The Savoy Cocktail Book by Harry Craddock, published by Constable and Co. London 1930.First edition, first impression, first state of text and binding. This triumph of Art Deco book design with its famous lightning bolt x-ray illustration of a male figure drinking a cocktail is rarely encountered in such nice condition. Gilt decoration to covers is almost entirely complete. First state binding with full gilt, first state text with erratum tipped into page 25 and full pagination to early leaves. The best copy we have ever had and the best copy currently available for sale.

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    Craddock, Harry (Compiler)

    Published by Richard R. Smith, Inc., New York, 1930

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    Hard Cover. Condition: Good. Rumbold, Gilbert (illustrator). First Edition. First edition, first printing with the numeral 3 at the base of the title page and the Bacardi Cocktail errata tipped in at page 25. 1930 date at title page. First state indicated by frontis and title pages with numbered pagination 2, 3. An exceptional and very smart, first edition copy of the iconic collection of drinks recipes. The Cocktail Recipes in this book have been compiled by Harry Craddock. The Decorations are by Gilbert Rumbold. Smooth pictorial boards, front board w/pictorial plate, black cloth spine w/gilt spine titles, some corner, edge wear, rub. Front panel features art deco interpretation of downing a glorious tonic in hues of green, black, and metallic silver. Back board is in a metallic gold. Pages very good, clean; no writing. Bind good, square. Swirling red and green endpapers of humored drinker with horns. Vibrant colorful illustration, charming variety of dashing vignettes and decoration throughout by Gilbert Rumbold. Five ruled notes section at back without writing. Rare good first printing. From title page: "Being in the main a complete compendium of the Cocktails, Rickeys, Daisies, Slings, Shrubs, Smashes, Fizzes, Juleps, Cobblers, Fixes, and other Drinks, known and vastly appreciated in this year of grace 1930, with sundry notes of amusement and interest concerning them, together with subtle Observations upon Wines and their special occasions. Being in the particular an elucidation of the Manners and Customs of people of quality in a period of some equality." The Savoy Cocktail Book was presented by one of the most famous bartenders of the 1920's and 1930's. Harry Craddock had an eighteen year tenure at the Savoy Hotel in London where he wrote this collection of 750 cocktails. He is credited with creating many classic cocktails such as the White Lady and the Corpse Reviver #2. He is also known for founding the U. K. Bartenders' Guild in 1934. Craddock addresses cocktails suitable for a prohibition country, which relates to his personal history being originally from America and departing for the United Kingdom during Prohibition. Features an historical introduction regarding cocktails, those w/o alcohol, and a list of the recipes in alphabetical order. Craddock separates the volume by types of cocktails, sours, toddies, flips, slings, highballs, etc. The second section regards wines and their appreciation. A fascinating record of the cocktails that set London alight. From Slings to Smashes, Fizzes to Flips, Harry Craddock was "the king of cocktail shakers". Contains humorous anecdotes on the origin of the cocktail and its purpose e.g. "the solace of man". "Behind every great bartender (literally) is a roughed-up, stained copy of The Savoy Cocktail Book. An industry must-have since its first edition" - GQ. A wonderful opportunity to own a first edition copy of this important cocktail book. Printed by Lowe & Brydone, Ltd., London. 287 pages. Insured post. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" Tall.

  • Craddock, Harry

    Published by Constable, London, 1930

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    First edition of this iconic, definitive text on cocktails. Octavo, original half cloth, pictorial endpapers. Illustrations by Gilbert Rumbold. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Robert Best Wishes and luck with the shaking - Harry C. 1931." The recipient was a personal friend of Harry's and Headwaiter employed in the 1920s at Sovrani's Restaurant. Giovanni Sovrani was employed at The Savoy in London which he left in 1927 to open his own restaurant in Jermyn Street in 1927. Laid in is a note of provenance from the recipient's son explaining the casual nature of the inscription which differs from many of Craddock's more formal and flourishing inscriptions. In very good condition. Laid in is a Bar exam, World-Wide Bar Guide: Famous Drinks From Famous Places, and Fleishmann's Mixer's Manual; each illustrated in color and in near fine condition. Savoy Cocktail Book features 750 of Harry Craddock s most popular recipes. It is a fascinating record of the cocktails that set London alight at the time and which are just as popular today. From Slings to Smashes, Fizzes to Flips, and featuring art deco illustrations, Harry Craddock was "the king of cocktail shakers," and The Savoy Cocktail Books contains humorous anecdotes on the origin of the cocktail and its purpose ("for the solace of man"), as well as "an elucidation of the Manners and Customs of people of quality in a period of some equality." "Behind every great bartender (literally) is a roughed-up, stained copy of The Savoy Cocktail Book.it's been an industry must-have since its first edition" (GQ).

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    Harry Craddock

    Published by Constable and Company, London, 1930

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    Cloth. Condition: Near Fine. Gilbert Rumbold (illustrator). First edition. A signed, first edition of this iconic and definitive cocktail recipe book. Signed by the author to Arthur Strange with a presentation inscription wishing them 'all the best'. His signature to page 6 with the phrase "Here's How".?With the errata slip to page 25 as called for.?A first edition, first impression, with the pagination to the preliminary leaves.?The Savoy Cocktail book was written by Henry Craddock, one of the most famous bartenders of the 1920s and 1930s. He had an eighteen year tenure at the Savoy Hotel in London which is when he wrote this collection of 750 Cocktails. Craddock is credited with creating many classic cocktails such as the White Lady and the Corpse Reviver #2.Craddock is also known for founding the United Kingdom Bartenders' Guild in 1934. To the introduction Craddock writes on cocktails suitable for a prohibition country, which relates to his personal history. Craddock was originally from America and left to the United Kingdom during the Prohibition.?With an historical introduction regarding cocktails, non-alcoholic cocktails and a list of the cocktail recipes in alphabetical order. Craddock separates the work by types of cocktails, sours, toddies, flips, slings, highballs etc. The second part of this work regards wines. A wonderful opportunity to own a signed first edition copy of the iconic cocktail book. In the publisher's original quarter cloth binding with gold and silver leaf boards. Externally, smart. Minor rubbing to the gilt boards, as is common with this work. Gilt to spine has faded and the cloth is fraying to the head of the spine. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright with a few light marginal spots and browning to the first and last few pages. Near Fine. signed by author. book.

  • Craddock, Harry

    Published by Constable & Company, London, 1930

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    First edition of this iconic, definitive text on cocktails. Octavo, original half black cloth, pictorial endpapers. Illustrated by Gilbert Rumbold. Presentation copy, inscribed by Harry Craddock on the verso of the dedication page and first page of the Preface, "Here's How" Harry Craddock To my dear friend Myra October '30." Rare and desirable signed by Craddock. Savoy Cocktail Book features 750 of Harry Craddock s most popular recipes. It is a fascinating record of the cocktails that set London alight at the time and which are just as popular today. From Slings to Smashes, Fizzes to Flips, and featuring art deco illustrations, Harry Craddock was "the king of cocktail shakers," and The Savoy Cocktail Books contains humorous anecdotes on the origin of the cocktail and its purpose ("for the solace of man"), as well as "an elucidation of the Manners and Customs of people of quality in a period of some equality." "Behind every great bartender (literally) is a roughed-up, stained copy of The Savoy Cocktail Book.it's been an industry must-have since its first edition" (GQ).

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    Harry Craddock

    Published by Constable and Company, London, 1930

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    Cloth. Condition: Very Good Indeed. None (illustrator). First edition. A very scarce first edition copy of the iconic Savoy Cocktail book. Signed by Craddock to his friend and fellow bartender, with some truly unique annotations. This copy belonged to Collis-Phillips Halpin, a personal friend of Harry Craddock. Halpin worked as a cocktail bartender and dancer in London, and worked in many locations including the Regency Club in Piccadilly Circus as well as the American Bar. With Halpin's inscription to the verso of front endpaper and his annotations to the margins on occasion throughout.? There is a note to the title page from Halpin to the second, and most recent owner of this work, Nigel Plastow. It explains how he came to own this book and is dated 1977. Collis has also written to page 284 a method of serving champagne and port.? Written below this is '''My original cocktail ''Emerald Isle'' was afterwards bottled and sold as Green Goddess. Needless to say I was not given a prize, neither was my cocktail put on exhibition! Collis-Phillips Halpin'".?The most recent owner of this work, Reverend Nigel Plastow has included further provenance information to this work. He states that Collis gifted him the book in 1977 and that it was his most precious and treasured possession. There is a testimony written by Plastow to Harry Craddock's character and how he would invite Collis to be the first to try new cocktails.?Signed by Harry Craddock to the verso of the dedication page 'Here's How, Harry Craddock'.?Accompanying this book is Harry Craddock's sword stick. It is in a damaged condition and is lacking the end of the stick. Plastow stated that the damage occurred when an inebriated patron was abusive to other customers of the American Bar where Collis worked. The patron refused to leave a party of ladies alone and therefore Craddock attended the scene, hitting the man so hard across the shoulder that the stick broke. 'The American Cocktail Bar erupted in cheers'.?Illustrated throughout, with the beautiful Gilbert Rumbold illustrations.?Owing to the accompanying sword stick, we would only be able to ship this book within the U.K.?Typically, the boards are rubbed due to the gold and silver foil.?The Savoy Cocktail book was written by Henry Craddock, one of the most famous bartenders of the 1920s and 1930s. He had an eighteen year tenure at the Savoy Hotel in London which is when he wrote this collection of 750 Cocktails. Craddock is credited with creating many classic cocktails such as the White Lady and the Corpse Reviver #2. Craddock is also known for founding the United Kingdom Bartenders' Guild in 1934. To the introduction Craddock writes on cocktails suitable for a prohibition country, which relates to his personal history. Craddock was originally from America and left to the United Kingdom during the Prohibition. Loosely inserted is a receipt from 1940 for 3 tumblers purchased at Thomas Goode and Co by one Mrs Capewell of Bolney House, Ennismore Gardens. Bolney House was a grand house first built in 1883 for Alfred Hut, an English Bibliophile and connoisseur. The house was designed by eminent architect Richard Norman Shaw. With an historical introduction regarding cocktails, non-alcoholic cocktails and a list of the cocktail recipes in alphabetical order. Craddock separates the work by types of cocktails, sours, toddies, flips, slings, highballs etc. The second part of this work regards wines and discusses various noted vineyards.Further provenance information is available on request.A truly unique copy of this staple cocktail book. In the publisher's quarter cloth binding, with foil boards. Externally, very smart. Boards are rubbed as is common with this work. Prior owner's inscriptions to the preliminary pages and to the notes at the rear. The author's inscription to the verso of the dedication leaf. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright. Former owner's additions to the margins of several recipes. Otherwise, just the odd spot. Very Good Indeed. signed by author. book.