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1949 Equire's Handbook for Host Hardcover 1949 Entertaining Book from The Back Part of the Basement

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This is such a Great Book. It is not just about Entertaining but is very Entertaining. It is chock full of information and includes Recipes. It's more than a recipe book though. It's an all out how guide to how to throw a great party. It was a fun read! It measures 5 .75" x 10.25". It is Cloth Bound Hardcover and is clean with no real shelf wear to the edges. The cover shows a man dressed in a Tux (1940's hairdo), carrying a tray of cocktails. The colors are bright Plum with Gold. As is the Title Spine. It is in great condition. The exterior of the book pages is colored plum reddish. It has bled very little onto the top of some pages, see photos for slight water damage. It is visible in the first photo as well. It is free of any writing or owners name or dogearred pages. All intact and nice tight binding. The book contains 287 pages. Each Chapter begins with one of the dynamic illustrations of L.J. Allen, example shown in last photo. They remind me of New Yorker comics, adult humor. The Book was Published by Grosset & Dunlap of New York. Copyright date is 1949 y Esquire, Inc. Printed in the USA. Please review photos and feel free to ask questions. If you require additional photos I have more. Great Gift for the swanky man in your life!

It includes cocktail recipes, and covers such things as:

The Sober Duty of a Host
How to handle drunks
Speed the Parting Guest
How to Keep the Party Going
Good Talk
Card Games
Tricks, such as coin tricks
Fortune telling
How Attractive Are You to Men?
How Attractive Are You to Women
365 Excuses for a Party
Etiquette Refresher
What the Well-dressed Host will wear

It includes approximately 316 recipes for canapes, snacks and male slanted food, as they refer to it. 608 Esquire Tested Cocktail Recipes for the Happy Home Bartender. 585 Entertainment Ideas, Bar Games and Hints. This is the modern guide to Hospitality at home!

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1949 Equire's Handbook for Host Hardcover 1949 Entertaining Book from The Back Part of the Basement


  • Vintage item from the 1940s
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