Monday, August 1, 2011

1930's Book - The Art of Drinking

One interesting thing I came across during my latest thrifting adventures was an old book, The Art of Drinking by Dexter Mason.  It was published in 1930 and is apparently a sought after book for those who collect bar-keeping and cocktail books.

The book itself was a nice find, but there were tons of little goodies stuck inside the book that are even more interesting.
There was a stack of attendance diplomas.  Cross and Crown is church related, so a cocktail book seems an odd place to store these.

Most interesting of all were the old pamphlets with drink recipes stuck throughout the book.  It's quite a collection.

I have no idea how old they are, but just guessing, I'd say they were from the 1930's, 40's or 50's. 

I had originally thought to sell this book in my booth, but I don't think it would go to the right home that way.  This seems to be something that a serious collector would most appreciate, so, I'm thinking maybe I should list it on Ebay or something.  I feel responsible for finding it a good home!


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