[COCKTAILS] - Julien J. PROSKAUER. Thirst Aid for the Ailing Party. New York: Oldetyme Distillers, 1936.
Small 8vo. Original printed wrappers, stapled as issued; pp. [iii], 4-26, ; with illustrations throughout, some in colour; light rubbing to extremities of boards; with light marks to lower board; a few unobtrusive marks to p. 7, else internally clean and bright, a near fine copy of this wonderfully illustrated cocktail recipe book.
First edition. A promotional cocktail recipe book, from the makers of Green River Whiskey, Three Feathers Whiskey, and Gold and Silver Feathers Gin. Recipes with accompanying illustrations by J. P. Ronan. Proskauer was President of the Society of American Magicians, a friend of Harry Houdini, and an exposer of frauds and hoaxes. This was Proskauer's second cocktail book: his What'll
You Have? was issued by A.L. Burt in 1933.
Scarce. OCLC reports just two copies institutionally.