New York: Covici Friede, 1934. 8vo. 301 pages, with indices. Original red cloth. Early owner's name on half-title. A fine copy. Item #406109
FIRST EDITION. Providing readers with a different restaurant choice for every day in the year (unless it's a leap year...). Ross notes in his introduction that there were estimated to be 19,716 eating places in Manhattan at the time: and so his select group of inclusions are those he considered the best, with the finest cuisine, most colorful atmosphere, and the best reliability. "This volume was compiled during the last days of Prohibition and during the first few weeks of Repeal when it was possible to discover which restaurants would obtain wine and liquor licenses and which would not. Ross grouped restaurants thematically, including "For Two Young Things Very Much in Love," "Saturday Night After the Bath is Over," "A Guide to Gluttony," and "Where the Famous Foregather." Yes, he had fun with it.