Eddie Clarke. Designed and illustrated by William S. McCall.
London. Cocktail Books Ltd. 1963. First edition. Hardback, dust jacket. 256 pages. Humorous line drawings by McCall throughout. 200 x 135mm (7¾ x 5¼"). .7kg. . English. Very good; light shelf wear at head and base of spine and forecorners, a short 1cm closed tear to lower edge of front jacket, price-clipped; small brown spots to top edge, no inscriptions.
A highly amusing vintage cocktail book from the proprietor of the Albemarle Club, London. 'Another book by Eddie Clarke, written in his usual humorous vein and probably the most comprehensive book on drinks and drinking yet published. "Shaking in the 60's" is a complete guide to entertaining; it should be in every modern home and will also prove invaluable to all those concerned in the 'service of drinking'. Subjects covered include the mixing of all types of drinks; some 200 cocktail recipes; parties at home; storage, tasting, serving, and articles on wine. Eddie has been assisted in this publication by his pal Mac, (William S. McCall) who has drawn the excellent cartoons and maps, and this combined effort has produced a book well worth having.' (from the blurb).