This book was written by "Cocktail" Bill Boothby, once a minstrel performer, then San Francisco bartender and author of "American Bar-Tender," and finally California Assemblyman. This 1934 book with over 150 mixed drinks, first published right after prohibition, is fantastic as an "unabridged encyclopedia of all popular beverages". Broken down by category (cocktails, highball, fizzes, etc.) then by alphabetical name instead of by liquor, This allowed a bartender to supply the order looking like he was an expert in the making of an ordered drink because he could reference it this book under the bar.
Forget about bar bibles or encyclopedias, what about drinks that people really used? As so few bar books were written and even fewer survived at all from the past 100 years, it is a great pleasure to be able to bring these drinks that were used at the time to our modern attention and use.