The charming cocktail book, printed in 1949 in Düsseldorf in German language, includes hundreds of recipes for various cocktails, mostly with English titles. The introduction is written in a light, entertaining tone, presenting the reader the culture of cocktail-drinking in bars, the organization of home bars, various alcoholic beverages, etc. The text is accompanied with fashionable black and white illustrations and full-page colour images of various cocktails.
It was only after World War II, that most of the Europeans, including Germans, had a chance to start consuming fancy spirits and cocktails and many information, presented in this book were considered a novelty.
“You know, after the war, in the early fifties-it was only then that people started drinking whiskey. Maybe the Fascist higher-ups drank it before that, who knows, but normal people didn’t.” (Umberto Eco, The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana).
This is a clean and crisp example with almost perfectly preserved dustjacket.
Worldcat lists five institutional examples in German libraries.
References: OCLC 73735362.