When It’s Cocktail Time in Cuba

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Woon, Basil. New York: Horace Liveright, 1928. First Edition. 284 pages. 19.5 x 13.5 cm. An entertaining look at Cuba during the high spirited late 1920’s when Americans flocked by the thousands to drink, gamble and carouse amid the tropical splendor that ignited Cuba. Chapter titles tell it all: Have One in Havana, Where Everyone is Drinking and Not a Soul is Drunk, Cockfights and The Carnival. A Night At ‘Jai-Alia’, Naughty-Naughty Nights, The Rum That Cured A King-And Pickled a Nation, etc. Sixteen black and white photo illustrations. Privately published by Horace Liveright, founder of the Modern Library and Boni & Liveright publishers. Owner’s presentation on front free end paper: “To Albert/Merry Christmas 1928/From Edith.” Interior crisp and clean, some light stains to cover. Orig. illustrated tan cloth covered boards. Very good. Hardcover.