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Lot 589

TO BE RETURNED Barflies and Cocktails, Harry McElhone, First Edition Mixology Book

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

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BARFLIES AND COCKTAILS: OVER 300 COCKTAIL RECIPES by "Harry and Wynn" with contributions from Arthur Moss. Paris: Lecram Press, 1927. 12mo. 122pp, rare First Edition of this early mixology book, in original (conserved) pictorial boards. Contains cocktail recipes amidst numerous illustrations by Wynn, with bar-related advertisements scattered throughout. 

"Harry and Wynn" are Harry McElhone of the famous Harry's New York Bar in Paris, and British author D.B. Wyndham Lewis. Popular with American expatriates, The Bar also drew celebrities such as Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Rita Hayworth and Humphrey Bogart. McElhone was head bartender at the bar before purchasing it and renaming it after himself, and is credited with inventing many long-lasting cocktail recipes, including the Bloody Mary, The Sidecar, and The Volstead Cocktail. The Volstead Cocktail is a humorous reference to the Prohibition period in the U.S. Its entry reads: "This cocktail was invented at the Harry's New York Bar, Paris, in honour of Mr. Andrew J. Volstead, who brought out the Dry Act in U.S.A. and was the means of sending to Europe such large numbers of Americans to quench their thirst."


Recently conserved. Toning and smudging to some interior pages, handwritten names  Conservation notes: "Disbound, sections repaired and guarded. Resewn w/ new endpapers. Laid back into boards w/ repaired corners and old past down endpapers removed. Rebacked in cloth."

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