The Cocktail Key.
The Cocktail Key
The Cocktail Key
The Cocktail Key
The Cocktail Key

The Cocktail Key

London, UK (nd): Herbert Jenkins.
Second-hand hardcover

Various (ed). The Cocktail Key. Herbert Jenkins: London, UK (nd)(c1930s). 16mo HC Dec Green Cloth (np) fold out page of cocktails. VG/- owner inscription, faint spotting, cnr lightly sunned.

12mo (135x90mm) Hardcover Green Cloth Black lettered Boards, Single leaf (175x250mm) folded twice to create a folding chart of 26 cocktails, their ingredients, garnish, glassware and method. Boards crisp and bright, one corner faintly rubbed; chart very lightly toned in part with previous owner inscription to verso "David C Hannah 1946"

A fine example.

It seems natural that Herbert Jenkins, the author of Bindle, and the publisher of both P G Wodehouse and Robert Vermeire of the Embassy (Cocktails: How to Mix Them) should be the publisher of this elegant small cocktail reference. 

Although undated, this copy must have been produced sometime after 1936 as Jenkins had his publishing office at 3 York St, St James until the mid 1930s when the street name changed to Duke of York Street. 

A 'must-have' accessory for any cocktail aficionado or man about town; one can imagine Bertie Wooster carrying it in his top pocket, just in case Jeeves was not around.

OCLC only lists 1 copy - British Library; Noling p706; not listed in Gabler or EUVS.

Item #8788

Price: $250.00 AUD

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