The Artistry of Mixing Drinks Of The Ritz Bar, Paris

The Artistry of Mixing Drinks Of The Ritz Bar, Paris

2,250.00

Meier, Frank. Paris: Bishop & Sons for the Fryam Press, 1936. First Edition. 182 pages. Number 522 of 700 copies on cream vellum paper (of a total limitation of 1026). From the legendary first head bartender of the Hotel Ritz in Paris, Frank Meier was not only an extraordinary cocktail slinger but allegedly was part of the French Resistance during the occupation of France during World War II. Known as the creator of the classic "Bee's Knees" cocktail, Meier also includes advice on horse racing, antidotes for poisons, world time zone charts, along with nearly 500 drink recipes, including over 40 marked as his own personal creations. Wraps wrinkled and creased, gift inscription on the first blank page, minor foxing, with original glassine wraps laid in. Orig. publisher's illustrated wraps in French fold dust jacket, unopened. Very good. Wraps. 

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