This book appeals to a wide group of people. Those who like interesting cocktail recipes, those with an interest in traditions, and those who appreciate good design. If you're not one of these types, then surely you know someone who is. Give them this book as an inexpensive, and unexpected, present. I've already purchased six copies! —Gordon Meyer
Here's a toast to the dead from the book. The text reads:
This toast was passed down to us from the Omar Khayyam Society, 1921:
To those who have passed beyond the veil that hides the Infinite, and solved the last great mystery of life. In enduring memory of these friends and comrades we annually, with humble and contrite hearts, in solemn appreciation of the glorious beauties of their lives, speak the seven hundred-year-old lament of Omar in FitzGerald’s magnificent rendering:
For some we loved, the loveliest and the best
That from his Vintage rolling Time hath prest,
Have drunk their Cup and Round or two before,
And one by one crept silently to rest.