First printing of the first cook book by the manager of the Algonquin Hotel, who formed the famous Algonquin Round Table with members Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley, and Edna Ferber, and who counted as regulars John Barrymore, Joan Crawford, and Orson Welles.
Created by the Brown Derby Corporation, with writing by Leonard L. Levinson
Early printing of the cookbook marketed by the Brown Derby restaurant chain, famous for its patronage by the stars and executives of the Golden Age of Hollywood, who went there to "see and be seen" (Cobb and Willems).
First edition of "the earliest California imprint devoted solely to wine making as distinct from vine growing" (Gabler), with terrific California winemaking provenance: from the library of the first statewide board to promote California winemakers, the State Viticultural Commission.
By Jerry Thomas, edited and with introduction by Herbert Asbury
Second printing (issued simultaneously with the first printing) of the second edition, a resurrection in the middle of the Prohibition era of the scarce 19th-century classic that codified American cocktails.