3 Bottle Bar, H.I. Williams, 1943, 4th printing 1944, M.S. Mill Co., Inc., hardcover with dust jacket, 64pp.
Vintage WWII drink mixing book, which surprised even the author for its popularity.
"...My difficulty...not different from that of many others ... was in finding recipes to fit my liquor supply. Always I seemed to lack something. So I began making drinks which required only which I ordinarily keep on hand. I soon realized that a small number of drinks covers the field of preference of most folks ... "
26 basic drink recipes, using a minimum of ingredients, and explanations of the "also-needed" ingredients -- bitters, simple syrup, lime, lemon, cherries, ice, and the like -- as well as of bar accessories, advice on where your minimalist bar should be located within your home (evidently *not* in your kitchen!), and on the key necessity of accurate measuring.
This is fun to read, not only for the home bartender, but also for the student of American history, the fan of World War II memorabilia, and the collector of vintage recipes.
In excellent vintage condition, all pages clean (though tanned) and intact, cloth-covered hardcovers protected by a 95% intact, carefully repaired dust jacket.