In presenting this work to the public I take great pride in stating that it is the result of close observation and study of the proper method of preparing and serving drinks, as well as my personal experience of twenty years behind the bar . . . and embodies all the well-known and popular drinks known to the trade, and a number of new and original ones, by the author, heretofore unpublished, but served by him in such well-known hostelries as the Park House in Boston, famous the world over for the deliciousness of its cocktails, punches, and other mixed drinks, and for the excellence of the service. - Tim Daly, 1903
Daly's Bartender's Encyclopedia is part of the Classic Cocktail Guides and Retro Bartender Books series published by Kalevala Books.