Maggs Bros Ltd

From Behind My Bar.

VAN GEYT M.L. (1943)

£250.00  [First Edition]

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Eleven tipped-in plates printed on gold paper, numerous quite stylish period line-drawn illustrations to the text. First Edition (limited to 500 copies). Very good in the original wraps in gold dust-jacket, slightly rubbed and chipped at the edges. 148pp. Edition d'Hier et d'Aujourd'hui, Beirut,

Extraordinary book, quite lavishly, if eccentrically, produced, reproducing a barman's philosophical musings on love, life.. and drinking. "There are many people who drink Champagne; very few because they like it or appreciate it." Contemporary Jerusalem bookseller's stamp to the front free endpaper.

Appears to be quite scarce, with only one copy in WorldCat (held in the Julio Mario Santo Domingo Collection). 

Stock Code: 84907