New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, 1862.
First edition, later state. Bound in publisher's original pebbled brown cloth decorated in blind; front cover stamped in gilt with vignette of bartender, titled "The Bar Tender's Guide" and priced at $2.50; gilt title on spine reads "How to Mix Drinks"; with title reading "How-To Mix Drinks, or The Bon-Vivant's Companion" on title page. Good. Cloth faded and spotted, lightly worn at corners and spine ends. Lacking free endsheets leaving front and rear gutters exposed. Previous owner name to ffep, erasure abrasions to paste downs. Former owner stamps to title page. Pages foxed throughout. The first book containing cocktail recipes to appear in America. Item #140938293