Manhattan Oases: New York's 1932 Speak-Easies, With a Gentleman's Guide to Bars and Beverages by Gordon Kahn. NEW YORK, RADICAL, PROLETARIAN LITERATURE.

Manhattan Oases: New York's 1932 Speak-Easies, With a Gentleman's Guide to Bars and Beverages by Gordon Kahn

New York: E.p. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1932. First Edition. A stunning copy of Hirschfield's first book, an iconic volume dedicated to capturing the the personalities behind the counter at Manhattan's various speakeasies. Published the year prior to the repeal of Prohibition, the book features 36 full-page illustrations by Hirschfeld, with accompanying text describing each establishment, and a signature cocktail recipe suggested by the bartender. With an introduction by Heywood Broun. A superior copy of this wear-prone Jazz Age classic. Quarto (31cm); turquoise cloth, with black and yellow printed title labels applied to spine and front cover; dustjacket; 82,[2]pp; illus. Moderate offsetting to front pastedown from binders glue, faint discoloration to cloth along upper and lower edges, with a gentle bump to upper front board corner and a paper-clip impression at upper front endpaper; clean throughout; Near Fine. Dustjacket with trivial wear to extremities, two shallow nicks to crown, with a few short tears, and four unnecessary tape reinforcements on verso; Near Fine.

Price: $2,500.00

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