New York: The Vendome Press, 1979. 1st Edition. Octavo, publisher's buff cloth, spine gilt, original photo-illustrated dust jacket.
Collection of over 200 drink recipes by Vogue columnist and affable "man of the world" McNulty. Contains chapters on each of the major spirits, enlivened with historical tidbits, anecdotes, smart set gossip, and patrician humor: "Most drinks have a past of some distinction – sherry and the grandees of Spain, rum and the bucaneers, whisky and the Scottish lairds in their kilts. But gin became a sort of eighteenth-century tranquillizer, cheap, plentiful and potent; able to take people's minds off the miserable conditions in which most of them lived before the birth of social consciousness..." Illustrated with line drawings by Vogue cartoonist Paige; with an introduction by James Beard, and an index. Dust jacket photo by Irving Penn. Fine in unclipped dust jacket. Item #245