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26.
Nos vignobles préservés sans frais pour le viticulteur.
Paris: G. Masson, Editeur, 1886. Duodecimo, 99 pages. First edition. A scarce treatise on the maintenance of healthy vineyards at minimal cost to the grower, penned by a retired infantry officer at a moment when phylloxera had destroyed up to 90% of European wine grapes. Complete but shaken, and splitting at creases on the spine. Still, good or better in original wrappers, and with the bookseller ticket of Feret &... (Item #2805)
Price: $500.00
Nos vignobles préservés sans frais pour le viticulteur. P. Launette.
27.
Cognac and Other Brandies.
London: Harper Trade Journals Limited, 1968. Octavo, 153 pages. Illustrated. First edition. A fine description of the history of cognac, and of the development of the distilling process as it applies to brandies in general. With information on the various vineyards and a collection of recipes for cooking with brandy. Previous owner's signature to end papers and to half-title, otherwise very good in a near very good dust jacket, with... (Item #3068)
Price: $75.00
Cognac and Other Brandies. Layton, homas, rthur.
28.
Alexis Lichine's Guide to the Wines and Vineyards of France.
New York: Alfred Knopf, 1982. Large octavo, 483 pages. Revised edition. Lichine, an "absolute authority," provides the the wine tourist an indispensable guide, systematically covering each wine region, offering the author's personal recommendations for restaurants and hotels, as well as wine tour itineraries. Fine in price clipped dust jacket. Inscribed by the author to Chef Louis Szathmary. (Item #3174)
Price: $120.00
Alexis Lichine's Guide to the Wines and Vineyards of France. Alexis Lichine.
29.
The American Vine-Dresser's Guide. New and Revised Edition.
New York: D. Appleton & Co. 1872. Octavo, 123 pages. Frontispiece portrait of the author. Facing English and French texts. Third edition, an early facsimile of the original G.&C. Carwill edition of 1827. In 1829, Cargill issued a slightly expanded edition with some changes in the translation. Loubat was among the first to recognize the potential of American soil for quality wine grapes. He claims to have planted as many... (Item #2008)
Price: $200.00
The American Vine-Dresser's Guide. New and Revised Edition. Alphonse Loubat.
30.
A Receipt to Make Black Cherry Wine.
n.d. Manuscript recipe on single leaf. 15 x 17 cm. Fold lines visible, otherwise fine. (Item #3120)
Price: $90.00
A Receipt to Make Black Cherry Wine. Manuscript Cookery.
31.
Drinking with Pepys.
London/New York: Macmillan & Co Ltd./St. Martin's Press, 1963. Octavo, 125 pages. 1st edition, US issue, with the St. Martin's sticker, added to the foot of the dust jacket. The author has "collated all Pepy's allusions to alcohol, to Possets and Syllabubs, Cellerage and Cooperage". Very good in publisher's red cloth, in a near very good, lightly spine faded dust jacket with a few older tape repairs to the corners... (Item #2029)
Price: $35.00
Drinking with Pepys. Oscar A. Mendelsohn.
32.
The Independent Liquorist; or, the Art of Manufacturing and Preparing all kinds of cordials, syrups, bitters, wines, champagne, beer, punches, tinctures, extracts, essences, flavorings, colorings, Worcestershire sauce, club sauce, catsups, pickles, preserves, jams, jellies, etc., etc.
New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, [n.d. circa 1886]. Octavo, 193, [12] pages. Advertisements. Later printing. Publication date from advertisements, including an announcement for Dick's Comic Dialogues, which were not published until 1886. A thorough manual for the many stillroom items mentioned in the title, including bitters and cordials. The author studied under chemist and botanist V.J. Moner, and operated as a wine merchant on New York's Bowery. His failure as... (Item #2547)
Price: $900.00
The Independent Liquorist; or, the Art of Manufacturing and Preparing all kinds of cordials, syrups, bitters, wines, champagne, beer, punches, tinctures, extracts, essences, flavorings, colorings, Worcestershire sauce, club sauce, catsups, pickles, preserves, jams, jellies, etc., etc. L. Monzert.
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Bates Vineyard and Grape Nursery, White Hall, Illinois. Directions for the planting, pruning, training, and care of grape vines and small fruits. By W.P. & L.O. Bates, growers of and dealers in choice varieties of grape vines and other small fruits, especially for the retail trade [cover title].
[White Hall, Ill.]: White Hall Republican Print, [circa 1890]. Machine-sewn booklet in wrappers (16.5 x 12 cm.), 12 pages. Illustrated. Printed throughout in dark blue. Stated “Fourth edition, 5000”. A small trade catalogue for this Illinois grape and small fruit nursery. The small fruits section includes strawberries, currants, gooseberries, raspberries, and blackberries. Pages creased and edges chipped and with closed tears. Original pink, printed wrappers. Unrecorded. [OCLC locates no copies... (Item #6795)
Price: $250.00
34.
Les Vertus de Civilite. Célébrées au burin par Gautier-Constant.
n.p. Raymond Oliver, [circa 1950]. Small folio, 16 unbound leaves, with letterpress text, or engraved illustration, "celebres au burin par Gautier-Constant". First and only edition. Number seventy-four of one hundred numbered copies printed. A guide to appropriate behaviors for those involved in active flirtation and seduction, from the chef/owner of Le Grand Vefour, one of the greatest of French restaurants of its day. The virtues include "tact", "discretion", "la pudeur"... (Item #2086)
Price: $500.00
Les Vertus de Civilite. Célébrées au burin par Gautier-Constant. Raymond Oliver, Raymond Gautier-Constant.
35.
Romaneé-Conti.
Paris: Flammarion, 1991. Large quarto, 192 pages. Illustrated. First edition. Text in French. Originally published in this French translation, by Jean Forberger. The English language edition was published four years later. A joyous exploration of the gran cru Burgundy from the Cote de Nuits, of which the critic Clive Coates said, "a yardstick with which to judge all other Burgundies." A touch of very light spotting to textblock edges, otherwise... (Item #2695)
Price: $150.00
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1871, Illustrated Catalogue of Hutchinson's Patent Cider and Wine Mills, Presses, Screws, Grinders, &c., Manufactured and Sold By Peekskill Plow Works, Cleveland, O.
Cleveland, Ohio: Peekskill Plow Works, 1871. Stapled, octavo-sized brochure, 8 pages. Illustrated throughout with steel engravings, of each press, mill or screw. Includes a page dedicated to recipes for "Good, Pure Cider". Quarter-sized abrasion to rear wrapper, and fold marks,otherwise near fine in printed pale blue wrappers. [OCLC shows only one copy for this year, and four copies for all years]. (Item #2198)
Price: $250.00
1871, Illustrated Catalogue of Hutchinson's Patent Cider and Wine Mills, Presses, Screws, Grinders, &c., Manufactured and Sold By Peekskill Plow Works, Cleveland, O. Peekskill Plow Works.
37.
Antinori Vintners in Florence.
Florence: Valecchi, 1981. Octavo, 113 pages. First Edition. English translation by August A. Santobello. Foreward by Michael Broadbent. In this book, Pelluci explores the historic family, place, and production behind the Italian wine company Marchesi Antinori Srl. Tracing their roots back to 1385, the Antinori family have built one of the biggest wine companies in Italy, their innovations played a large part in the "Super-Tuscan" revolution of the 1970s. Includes... (Item #3128)
Price: $35.00
Antinori Vintners in Florence. Emanuele Pelluci.
38.
Comus (dieu de festins et des plaisirs) en Bresse. Rapsodie culinaire et gastronomique.
Ain: Imprimerie L. Marchand, [1933]. Quarto, 95 pages. First edition, ordinary issue (there was also an issue of 30 copies on Velin pur fil de Madagascar. A collection of recipes of the Bresse region of France, by one of its master chefs, Benoit Perrat, of the Grand Hotel in Vonnas Ain. Beyond the recipes, there are aphorisms, bits of history and writings on taste. The preface, by poet and novelist... (Item #4575)
Price: $350.00
Comus (dieu de festins et des plaisirs) en Bresse. Rapsodie culinaire et gastronomique. Benoit Perrat.
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[Untitled Photograph Album Documenting Production Facilities of Henkell Trocken].
Photographer(s) and compiler uncredited. Large album format (30 x 23.5 cm.), 23 leaves (19 with black-&-white photographs). Captions in English.Collection of photographs dating, variously, from the middle years of the last century, assembled evidently for an English-speaking audience, and providing an overview of the cellar, maturation monitoring, and bottling operations of the German sparkling wine specialist Henkell & Co. Famously known as the Schloß (palace), the complex on view was..... (Item #4971)
Price: $600.00
[Untitled Photograph Album Documenting Production Facilities of Henkell Trocken]. Photo Album - Sparkling Wine, Henkell & Co.
40.
Mr. Weston's Good Wine.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1927. Octavo (23 x 15cm.), [6], 315 pages. Illustrated frontispiece and plates by George Charlton. First edition, number 207 of 660 copies; signed by the author on the colophon. An allegorical novel, set in the fictional town of Folly Down. The title character is outwardly a wine salesman, but appears to be God in disguise. The title is drawn from a line in Jane Austen's Emma... (Item #5916)
Price: $200.00
Mr. Weston's Good Wine. T. F. Powys, George Charlton.
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Specialitäten edler Getränke aus der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik. Special'nye sorta blagorodnych napitkov iz Germanskoj Demokraticeskoj Respubliki. Specialities in choice drinks from the German Democratic Republic.
East Berlin, GDR: Ministerium f. Lebensmittelindustrie, 1957. Oblong octavo, 36 pages. Illustrated throughout. Parallel text in English, Russian, German, Spanish, and French. First edition. A promotional publication for the wines, beers and spirits of the German Democratic Republic, produced in East Berlin. Illustrations and descriptions accompany the long list of beers, brandies, fruit spirits, vodkas, bitters, cordials, and champagnes. In the rear of the booklet, are the names and addresses... (Item #4938)
Price: $450.00
Specialitäten edler Getränke aus der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik. Special'nye sorta blagorodnych napitkov iz Germanskoj Demokraticeskoj Respubliki. Specialities in choice drinks from the German Democratic Republic. Promotional publication – East German Spirits.
42.
La callipédie, traduite du poème latin.
Amsterdam et Paris: chez Durand & Pissot, 1749. Octavo (16.5 x 10 cm.), [1] f., 203 pages. ~ FIRST EDITION IN FRENCH & FIRST BILINGUAL EDITION. The French prose translation printed in roman type on versos facing the Latin poem, in italic type, on rectos. Originally published in Leiden in 1655, the poem, on the “art of producing beautiful children,” was the only published work of Quillet, an abbot and... (Item #6478)
Price: $350.00
43.
A History and Description of Modern Wines. Third Edition with Revisions and Corrections.
London: Henry G. Bohn, York Street, Covent Garden, 1860. Octavo, 440 pages. Third, revised edition, later printing. The "first book in English that deals exclusively with modern wines." (Gabler page 304). Simon says, "no other book written in English on the subject of wines has ever been more popular nor so copiously copied from..." The title page bears the ownership signature of G. Mead Tooker, of Manhattan and Newport, and... (Item #2643)
Price: $300.00
A History and Description of Modern Wines. Third Edition with Revisions and Corrections. Cyrus Redding.
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Every Man his Own Butler, by the author of the "History and description of modern wines.”
London: Whittaker and Co., Ave Maria Lane; Printed by Manning and Mason, 1839. Duodecimo (18 x cm.), xv, 200 pages. FIRST EDITION. A guide to the buying, storing and drinking of wine by the journalist and author, Cyrus Redding, 1785-1870. 'The chief thing in the art of drinking wine is to keep within those salutary limits which mark the beneficial from the pernicious ... This is best done by studying... (Item #6288)
Price: $600.00
Every Man his Own Butler, by the author of the "History and description of modern wines.”. Cyrus Redding.
45.
Bacco in Toscana. Ditirambo. Colle Annotazioni Accresciute.
Firenze [Florence]: Per Piero Matini, 1691. Small quarto (23 cm), (8), 46; (2), 251, pages. Title page in red and black with printer’s vignette; decorative head- and tail-pieces, and ornamental initial caps. Text in Italian. ~ Third edition, improved. Franceso Redi (1626-1697) used the form of Ditirambo (dithyramb), a poetic meter of the ancient Greeks in the form of a song, here a paean praising the benefits of wine, particularly... (Item #5901)
Price: $1,000.00
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Small Archive Marking the End of Prohibition.
Baltimore: 1933. Manuscript and typescript letters and notes, mostly 26.6 x 20.3 cm. Three typed letters and manuscript inventory compiled by Howard L. Belt of Baltimore, an import agent. The forty-three-page inventory or log tracks Belt’s incoming and outgoing correspondence regarding the importation and distribution of alcohol in the United States and notes the general subject of each letter’s content. Three letters, all referenced in the inventory, illustrate Belt’s relationship..... (Item #3765)
Price: $350.00
47.
Manuscript Notebook of a San Francisco Cellarman.
[San Francisco]: 1892-1901. Duodecimo, about 50 pages. Manuscript in pencil and ink. Small, blank account book for a dry goods store, repurposed as a cellar book for A J. B. Reveyron, who is identified by Crocker-Langley's San Francisco Business Directory (1899), as a "cellarman" located at 135 Perry Street in San Francisco. The book, written in both French and English, records personal expenses, amounts of wine and spirits moving in... (Item #4806)
Price: $1,200.00
48.
Le Clos de Vougeot. Preface de Gaston Roupnel.
Dijon: Librarie L. Venot, 1949. Quarto, 177, [2] pages. Frontispiece, 33 heliogravures hors texte. Second edition. Rodier's celebrated work, a fine look at the history and culture of one of the most famed vineyards of France. Tiny bit of foxing to the edges of the text block, otherwise fine. (Item #4577)
Price: $180.00
Le Clos de Vougeot. Preface de Gaston Roupnel. Camille Rodier.
49.
Bottom's Up: Ryan's Guide to Pleasant Drinking.
New York: Ryan's Liquor Store. Small octavo, 46 pages. First edition. Compiled by Ryan's Liquor Shop, because, "most people will agree that in moments of stress and strain wine is one of man's greatest friends." Ryan's Guide to Pleasant Drinking seeks to help you derive the maximum pleasure from your association with this friend of man. Includes helpful hints for successful mixing, suggestions for appropriate drinks with meals and glassware... (Item #3139)
Price: $100.00
Bottom's Up: Ryan's Guide to Pleasant Drinking. Ryan's Liquor Store.
50.
Notes on a Cellar Book.
London: Macmillan and Co, Limted, 1953. Octavo, 227 pages. Later printing. One of the great testimonials to wine and wine drinking in the literature. Written in the last years of his life, Saintsbury's Notes is a chronicle of a wine drinking by life the great literary scholar and critic. The Saintbury Club, founded by André Simon and others in Saintsbury's honor, still meets today. Text block a bit bumped, otherwise... (Item #2863)
Price: $45.00

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