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James, Rian, Dining in New York, New York, John Day Co., 1931, third edition, 8vo (5.5" x 7.75"), HB, black cloth boards w/ red titles & blue illus on off-white pastedowns, G / none. See below.

Text block dampstained at edges, front cover dampstained & with waviness to cloth separated from bd, fingersoiled & variou spots to endpapers, prev owner's inscription to ffep, extremities bumped & worn, pastedowns darkened & soiled, titles faded, spine title pastedown written on with blue ink "YRS 1930s".

266 pp. First edition 1930. Contents: What to Do Till the Taxi Comes, When You Can Get It, Restaurants, The Night Clubs, Harlemania, THe Village, Brauhaus Boulevard, The Road to Roam, Cover Charges and Minimum Charges, Tipping. Great endpapers.

"•A conscientious and intimate guide to 125 of the best and most interesting restaurants in and near New York, with pointed suggestion, necessary cuation, and some uncommon recipes. •Indicating the price range, who's who, what's what and how to get there. •Cross-indexed by localities, national origin, type of entertainment, etc. •And also a concise list of numerous additional restaurants."

A few of the hotel dining rooms listed still exist, along with the Russian Tea Room, the old Oyster Bar at Grand Central, maybe a couple more. Sardi's is there, too.    [Book ID # 2032]


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