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51.
Viticulture and Oenology Booklets.
Various: 1866-1903. Octavo with eleven pamphlet volumes, mostly in original wrappers, bound together in blue cloth with handwritten spine label featuring seven of the eleven titles. Text is predominately in French, with two volumes in English. These are rare volumes that cover topics related to viticulture and oenology, specifically wine production, but also include a report on federal protection to American commerce and a French price guide to historic coins... (Item #3754)
Price: $1,500.00
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[Six rare booklets on spirits, wine, health, and viticulture].
Various: 1863-1902. Duodecimo with six pamphlet volumes, bound together in black cloth with handwritten spine label with titles. Texts in French and English. Printed label to preliminary blank reads, "With compliments of G.S. Nicholas, sole agent for U.S." ~ Six volumes – all rare – bound as one, that cover topics related to viticulture, oenology, spirits, and alcoholism. ~ 1. “Scotch Whisky.” The Illustrated London News, August 30th, 1890. 1890... (Item #4684)
Price: $750.00
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Bibliotheca Vinaria. A Bibliography of Books and Pamphlets Dealing With Viticulture, Wine-Making, Distillation, the Management, Sale, Taxation, Use and Abuse of Wines and Spirits.
London: Holland Press, 1979. Thick quarto, 339 pages plus interleaves. Second, expanded edition. Number 50 of 600 numbered copies. This "new" edition is a facsimile of the office copy of of the first edition, with pages interleaved containing Simon's handwritten notes on additional works not found in the original publication. Gabler calls this edition, "much more complete than the original..." Very near fine, with only traces of dusting to the... (Item #2927)
Price: $150.00
Bibliotheca Vinaria. A Bibliography of Books and Pamphlets Dealing With Viticulture, Wine-Making, Distillation, the Management, Sale, Taxation, Use and Abuse of Wines and Spirits. André Simon.
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In Vino Veritas. A Book About Wine.
London: Grant Richards Ltd. 1913. Small octavo, 202 pages + ads. First edition of this collection of early lectures given by the leader of the English wine trade for most of the first half of the 20th century, and the "Grand Old Man of Literate Connoisseurship." He was both Officier de la Legion d'Honneur and holder of the Order of the British Empire. In publisher's gilt decorated light blue cloth... (Item #1563)
Price: $350.00
In Vino Veritas. A Book About Wine. Andre L. Simon.
55.
The Wines of France.
N.p. The French Government, 1939. Octavo-sized, stapled wrappers, 32 pages. A revision of the 1935 American edition. This edition was published by the French Government to encourage the sale of French wines. Small, punched whole for a cord, otherwise a fine copy in titled ochre cardstock wrappers. [Unzelman page 75; Gabler G39480 (1935 issue)]. (Item #2908)
Price: $20.00
The Wines of France. Andre L. Simon.
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The Wines of France.
N.p. The French Government, 1939. Octavo-sized, stapled wrappers, 32 pages. A revision of the 1935 American edition. This edition was published by the French Government to encourage the sale of French wines. Small, punched whole for a cord, otherwise a fine copy in titled, ochre cardstock wrappers. [Unzelman page 75; Gabler G39480 (1935 issue)]. (Item #2924)
Price: $20.00
The Wines of France. Andre L. Simon.
57.
The Saintsbury Club. Reissued with additional material and a new introduction by Merlin Holland.
Sonoma, CA: The Rare Wine Company, 1993. Octavo, 119 pages. Limited edition of this expanded version of the original, first issued in 1943 in an edition of 200 copies. This new printing was issued in an edition of 140. The book details the membership, cellar collections, dinners and more, of the famed Saintsbury Club. New material includes Andre Simon's 'Notes on the Wines' and A.J.A Symons description of the meetings... (Item #2316)
Price: $300.00
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Illustrated Catalogue of Cider Mills, Wine Presses, Lard Presses, Wagon Jacks, &c.
Higganum, Conn. Higganum Manufacturing Corporation, c. 1880. Small octavo, 12 pages. A handsome small trade catalogue illustrated throughout with steel engravings of cider mills, wine presses, a lard press and more. Some wear to pink paper wrappers, with steel engraved illustration on the front panel, otherwise very good. [OCLC shows 4 listings for all years]. (Item #2199)
Price: $175.00
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Port Wine Bibliography. 1945, 1947, & 1952
Porto: J.R. Goncalves/IVP, n.d. Quarto, 339 + 60 + 75 pages. Text in Portuguese. Photocopy facsimile of the Portuguese Port Wine Institute's bibliographies from 1945, 1947, and 1952. Thousands of bibliographic entries related to port wine and its production. Bound in pink wrappers with some wear. Some annotations in ink to text, otherwise very good condition. Scarce and very useful. (Item #3555)
Price: $300.00
Port Wine Bibliography. 1945, 1947, & 1952. The Port Wine Institute, Instituto do Vindo do Porto.
60.
Port. How to Buy, Serve, Store and Drink It.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1926. Octavo, 95 pages. Thoroughly illustrated with full-page black and white photographs, and with a folding chart of Port Imports from 1678 onwards. First edition, second printing. Some light spotting to edges of text block, otherwise very good. (Item #2280)
Price: $40.00
Port. How to Buy, Serve, Store and Drink It. Wm. J. Todd.
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Corks and Bungs. 45 Murray St, New York, 83 Union St, Boston
New York; Boston: John Robinson & Co. [date]. Alternative title (from rear wrapper panel) Machine Cut Corks and Bungs, Dealers in Brewers & Bottlers Supplies… Booklet, stapled in wrappers ( x cm.), 15, [1] pages. Illustrated wrappers. Evident FIRST EDITION. A little trade catalogue for all types of corks and bungs: vials, bottles, demijohns, jugs, cans, jars, wine, soda, and beer. A few pencil marks throughout, and on the wrapper... (Item #6777)
Price: $90.00
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Fruit of the Vine. A Symposium on Social Drinking. As Seen by Many Witnesses of All Times.
Baltimore: the author, 1950. Octavo, 165 pages. First edition of this interesting compilation of historical “evidence” against alcohol. Turnbull, a sculptor and historian of the ancient world, pulls quotes and snippets from figures including Plato, Chaucer, Franklin, Johnson, Poe and others, many of whom more than enjoyed a tipple. In a way, a drinker’s anthology, albeit one twisted by the logic of prohibitions search for “freedom.” A fine copy, in..... (Item #1649)
Price: $500.00
Fruit of the Vine. A Symposium on Social Drinking. As Seen by Many Witnesses of All Times. Grace H. Turnbull.
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Collezione Ricasoli di Tecnica Enologica as Uso dei Sindacati dell’Ospitalità. 1. Marescalchi, Arturo et al. I vini e gli alberghi; 2. De Astis, Giuseppe. I caratteri di un vino genuino; 3. Dalmasso, Giovanni. Dove si trovano i migliori vino italiani; 4. Palieri, Giuseppe. Ritiro, conservazione, affinamento dei vini; 5. Michetti, Ulisse. Dalla cantina alla cucina; 6. Grandi, Piero. Dalla cantina alla sala da pranzo: carta dei vini e presentazione al cliente; 7. Massano, Gino. Il vino visto dal cliente; 8. Baglioni, Silvestro. Principi igienci del vino.
Firenze: Casa Vinicola Barone Ricasoli, 1934. Eight octavo booklets, 15; 34; 20; 39; 23; 14; 14; and 14 pages. First editions. Complete set of individually authored instructional booklets for the Italian hospitality industry for use in the promotion of gastronomical tourism in Tuscany. Subjects include characteristics of “genuine” wine; where to find the best Italian wines; the wine production process; and how to best present wine to customers. Published by... (Item #3748)
Price: $400.00
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Que'est-de Que le Vin de Porto? Porto 1950.
Porto: Instituto Do Vinho do Porto, 1950. Octavo, 68 pages. Illustrated. Text in French. Second, revised edition. An introduction to Port and to the region for which it is named. Very good in publisher's printed wrappers. With the bookplate of the prolific Danish wine and travel writer, Henning O'Strit. (Item #4576)
Price: $90.00
Que'est-de Que le Vin de Porto? Porto 1950. Carlos Villa-Lobos Machado.
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Wine in Peace and War. With Decorations by Rex Whistler.
London: Saccone & Speed, [1947]. Octavo, 77 pages. First ordinary edition of this work commissioned by the London vintners Saccone & Speed. An account of the wine merchant's history. Endpapers a bit spotted as usual, otherwise a very good copy in cream pictorial boards. [Gabler 43040]. (Item #1574)
Price: $400.00
Wine in Peace and War. With Decorations by Rex Whistler. Evelyn Waugh.
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Diary of a Winetaster. Recent Tastings of French and California Wines.
New York: Quadrangle Books, 1972. Octavo, 228 pages. 1st US edition. The first book of Waugh's books to receive US publication. Include and interesting section on American jug wines. I would have been grateful to have such a thing back when I was in college, but alas price always made the decision. A very good copy in like dust jacket. Inscribed by the author, "To ... ..., best wishes, Harry Waugh." (Item #1856)
Price: $90.00
Diary of a Winetaster. Recent Tastings of French and California Wines. Harry Waugh.
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Winetaster's Choice. The Years of Hysteria. Tastings of California, French and German Wines.
New York: Quadrangle Books, 1973. Octavo, 208 pages. First edition. The A followup to 'Diary of Winetaster' which focused on French and California wines.Very good in a like dust jacket. Inscribed by the author, "To .... ...., with best wishes, Harry Waugh." (Item #1855)
Price: $90.00
Winetaster's Choice. The Years of Hysteria. Tastings of California, French and German Wines. Harry Waugh.
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Analizad vosotros mismos Vuestros Vinos, Vuestros Mostos, etc. [...] Metodos Officiales de Analisis con los Instrumentos Enoloficos de Precision de Dujardin, sucr. de Salleron ... [caption title].
[Paris]: Laboratoires Dujardin-Salleron, [circa 1890]. Broadside 37.5 x 28 cm. Contemporary to Louis Pasteur, Jules Salleron established a Parisian company specializing in oenological precision instrumentation, developing an acetimeter followed by his renown ebulliometer (still used today). Joined in the 1880s by Jules Dujardin, the company grew and continues to operate today. This pictorial broadside illustrates their oenological analysis laboratory and promotes their business to a Spanish-speaking clientele. On heavy cream... (Item #3323)
Price: $450.00
Analizad vosotros mismos Vuestros Vinos, Vuestros Mostos, etc. [...] Metodos Officiales de Analisis con los Instrumentos Enoloficos de Precision de Dujardin, sucr. de Salleron ... [caption title]. Wine Analysis Broadside, Laboratoires Dujardin-Salleron.
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Vine Products Ltd. Schedule Showing Specimens of a Number of British Sherry Labels with Details of Origin and Dates of Commencement of Usage in the United Kingdom.
1967. Folder bound with ribbon, 9.5" x 13.5". 4 typed pages with table of contents, plus 33 actual labels attached to sheets of paper with thin pins; seven letters from manufacturers and distributors; and one folding chart from the "Trademark Journal." A printed cover label, with details in ink, states, "High Court of Justice Chancery Division, Mr. Justice Cross, The 14th Day of Feb'y, 1967, Vine Products Ltd. v. Mackenzie... (Item #2249)
Price: $1,200.00
Vine Products Ltd. Schedule Showing Specimens of a Number of British Sherry Labels with Details of Origin and Dates of Commencement of Usage in the United Kingdom. Wine Labels.
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Das Weinbuch. Wesen, Cultur und Wirkung des Weines; Statistik und Charakteristik sämmtlicher Weine der Welt. Behandlung der Weine im Keller. Nach Shaw, Denman, Franck, Jullien und mit Benutzung officieller und directer Mittheilungen sowie eigener Erfahrungen. Mit 13 in den Text gedruckten Abbildungen.
Leipzig: Verlagsbuchhandlung J. J. Weber, 1865. Octavo, 435 pages. Illustrated. First edition of the classic 19th century popular work on wine, by the Austrian agronomist and writer. Some light spotting to pages throughout, otherwise clean and tight, in light brown half morocco with raised bands over green paper covered boards. Some edgewear to the boards but still a handsome, near very good copy. [Bibliotheca Vinaria 42]. (Item #1564)
Price: $400.00
Das Weinbuch. Wesen, Cultur und Wirkung des Weines; Statistik und Charakteristik sämmtlicher Weine der Welt. Behandlung der Weine im Keller. Nach Shaw, Denman, Franck, Jullien und mit Benutzung officieller und directer Mittheilungen sowie eigener Erfahrungen. Mit 13 in den Text gedruckten Abbildungen. Wine, Wilhelm Hamm.
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A wine collector's extensive archive, the meticulous records of Douglas H. Thomas (1847-1919; President of Merchants' National Bank, Baltimore, Maryland), including wine catalogues and invoices, Thomas's correspondence with wine importers, restaurant menus, and other material gathered by Thomas, 1897-1906.
Baltimore and other places: 1897-1906. A prominent member of Baltimore society in the late 19th and early 20th century, and a connoisseur of fine wines, Thomas traveled widely, retaining menus from restaurants he visited in London, Paris, Nice, Lucerne, Moscow, etc.; this collection includes more than one hundred fifty items, including thirty-five wine catalogues and lists issued by importers, major vintners, private clubs and hotels, sixteen hotel and restaurant wine... (Item #3900)
Price: $7,500.00
A wine collector's extensive archive, the meticulous records of Douglas H. Thomas (1847-1919; President of Merchants' National Bank, Baltimore, Maryland), including wine catalogues and invoices, Thomas's correspondence with wine importers, restaurant menus, and other material gathered by Thomas, 1897-1906. Wine, Douglas H. Thomas.

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