October 27, 2016, 10:30 AM BST
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Lot 143: Cocktails.- Two Knights and a Maid, - assisted by John Walker and the Haig Bros Bottoms Up(33 views)
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Estimate: £300 - £500
Description: assisted by John Walker and the Haig Bros Bottoms Up, Being a Glossary of Useful Information for the Thirsty , 52 Cock-Tail Spins For High Flyers , 41 pp., illustrated with photographs of the "Many Celebrities" who seemingly provided the recipes, very occasional light staining blank versos, original pictorial wrappers heightened in gilt, in the shape of a cocktail shaker, string bound, light fraying to edges, an otherwise remarkable copy, 225 x 160mm., Minneapolis, Buzza Company, 1928. Rare prohibition era publication, also containing Antidotes and Pick-me-ups, Helpful Hints for making cocktails, Rules of the International Bar Flies, The Amalgamated Order of Beer Shifters, and The Code of the Bar Flies. The Bar Flies Association being a self-named group of Congressmen and staffers in the know.
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