The Bon Vivant’s Companion

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Zabriskie, George A. (Compiled for His Friends). Or How To Mix Drinks. “The Doldrums” Ormond Beach, Florida, Christmas, 1948. 97 pages. 24 x 16 cm. Signed by Author, inscribed to “Mr. von Hagen” with Victor Wolfgang von Hagen’s stamp on front free end paper. One of 1200 copies. A charming book filled with anecdotes, history, and of course many recipes. “Containing directions for mixing most of the beverages used in America, with the most popular British, French, German, Italian, and Spanish recipes embracing cocktails, punches, juleps, cobblers, etc., in endless variety.” Victor Wolfgang von Hagen was an American travel writer, explorer, archaeological historian, and anthropologist who traveled and wrote about South America. Some stains, especially on the “Daiquiri” page, some toning. Boards clean. Orig. maroon cloth covered boards, title in gilt. Very good. Hardcover.