The Savoy Cocktail Book - Harry Craddock 1930 - Constable & Company, London - First Edition An exceedingly uncommon near fine first edition of the Mixologist’s Bible. Featuring 750 cocktails, with marvellous art-deco colour illustrations and decorations throughout by Gilbert Rumbold, in original art-deco illustrated covers, using a shiny gold foil transfer which on this copy is bright and sharp. A lovely example, with additional notes and cocktails hand-written to the rear.

The way to drink a cocktail is quickly, while it's still laughing at you.’

Harry Craddock left the United States during Prohibition and came to the Savoy in 1920. He became the star of the American Bar and is credited with inventing the White Lady and popularised classics such as the Dry Martini.

With the
Pegu Club Cocktail on page 120, ‘The Favourite Cocktail of the Pegu club, Burma,and one that has travelled, and is asked for, round the world.'
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Price: HK$ 20,000