American Drinks. Viktor Hugo Himmelreich.
American Drinks.
American Drinks.
American Drinks.
American Drinks.
Scarce Czech Cocktail Book

American Drinks.

[Prague]: [Privately published], 1921. With 8 plates of which 7 are photographic. Titles printed in red and illustrated with small beverage ads. First edition. Text in German. In publisher’s buckram with embossed, gilt title on front and white, embossed advertisement on the rear panel. Advertisements on front and rear pastedowns printed in red and black. [1]–79, [5], [40 (advertisement)] p. and 8 plates. Light brown stains occasionally. Rear flyleaf is torn. Otherwise in fine condition.

Scarce and early Czech (German language) cocktail book, with photographic illustrations.

Himmelreich was the co-founder of the International Union of Bartenders in the Czechoslovak Republic (a photo of the members is included as an illustration to the book), in 1921. His handbook, the present book, American Drinks, which was published in the same year, lists more than 250 recipes, many with the name of its inventor (11 by Himmelreich himself) with photographic illustrations of the art deco interiors of the Czech bars that Himmelreich helped to set up, Bar Gri-Gri and Juliš in Prague, Blaue Maus (Modrá myš) in Ostrava (Ostrau), and the bar of Hotel Eiche in Liberec (Reichenberg) and contains forty pages of wonderfully designed advertisements of bar tools, beverages, and bars.

Scarce, WorldCat locates only one copy in the National Library of the Czech Republic, we could trace another copy in the EUVS Digital Collection.

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Price: €1,400.00