How to Mix Drinks or The Bon-Vivant’s Companion by Jerry Thomas, 1862.

by Gaz Regan · Sunday, October 21st, 2012 · gaz regan's library

 This one entered my library in the mid-1990s after we met John Martin Taylor, aka Hoppin’ John ( on a press trip to Europe where we sampled olive oils of various hues and guises.  Once John knew that we were on the lookout for this tome, he made it his business—quite literally—to find us a copy.  If memory serves we paid $125 for it.  A steal at today’s prices, and a decent price back then, too.  There aren’t very many copies of this book around.

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