This book is described as fully illustrated, and I suppose it is, but not with a single picture/photo of an actual cocktail. It is also described as fully updated, but is really just a facsimile of the original 1930 book, with a dozen or so new recipes tacked on at the beginning. The biggest issue with this Kindle edition, however, is that it has neither an index (which means swiping back and forth through the entire book in order to find a recipe), or the option to increase the font size (which can be tiny in places) unless you zoom in on the page you are reading. This makes the Kindle edition of this book basically useless as a recipe guide.
The actual recipes are still good but, with many of them being 90 years old or more, tracking down the ingredients will not be easy as there are no updates on whether some of them are now known by a different name or are no longer available.
In summary then, this book gives a fascinating glimpse into a bygone era, but can by no possible definition be described as "fully updated" and it's conversion into Kindle format has been very poorly executed. If you want to buy a copy out of curiosity go ahead but,whatever you do, get a physical copy as the Kindle edition is useless in any practical way.
- Hardcover: 304 pages
- Publisher: Constable; 1 edition (18 September 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1472114248
- ISBN-13: 978-1472114242
- Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 3.8 x 19.7 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 581 g
- Customer Reviews: 36 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 172,193 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)