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101.
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 life by 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
102.
[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
103.
Breweries and Maltings: Their Arrangement, Construction, Machinery and Plant. Second edition. Revised, enlarged & partly re-written by Frederick Collyer.
London: E.&F.N. Spon, 1880. Octavo, viii, 178 pages + 20 plates. Second edition, revised and enlarged. This classic work on the scientific design of breweries was first published in 1871, and here significantly revised by Frederick Collyer, who in 1879 had become Scamell's partner in the architectural firm of Scamell and Collyer, one of the three major architecture firms in the UK specialized in breweries. The book was widely praised... (Item #1915)
Price: $300.00
Breweries and Maltings: Their Arrangement, Construction, Machinery and Plant. Second edition. Revised, enlarged & partly re-written by Frederick Collyer. George Scamell, Frederick Collyer.
104.
Best Dairy and Farm Books. [Nineteenth Century Dairy Scrapbook].
Manchester, NH: c. 1885. 29 x 18.5 cm. Quarto-sized scrapbook, sewn, 36 pages. A neatly assembled scrapbook of clippings mostly related to rural life and dairying in particular. Based on the typography of the clippings, they are sourced from just a few newspapers. Subjects include: "The Flavor of Eggs", "Fish Ponds", "Canned Food", "German Hot Beds", "Sheep as Renovators", and more. A fair number of articles are on apples and... (Item #4839)
Price: $150.00
Best Dairy and Farm Books. [Nineteenth Century Dairy Scrapbook]. Scrapbook - Nineteenth Century Dairy Scrapbook.
105.
And So to Bed. Being the Diary of a Mixer of Cocktails. [With apologies to Samuel Pepys].
Montreal: Distillers Corporation, Seagrams Limited; The Ronalds Co. Limited, [circa 1930-32]. Stapled booklet, stapled in wrappers (15.5 x 8 cm.), 40 pages. Illustrated; color border throughout. ~ Likely second edition. Copies of this title appear with 35, 40, and 60 pages. The 60 page version, presumed to be issued last, was published in 1933 on the 300th anniversary of the birth of Samuel Pepys (see below), and with the statement... (Item #6635)
Price: $300.00
And So to Bed. Being the Diary of a Mixer of Cocktails. [With apologies to Samuel Pepys]. Seagram's Limited.
106.
Brakspear's Brewery, Henley on Thames 1779-1979.
Henley: Brakspear & Co. 1993. Octavo (21.5 x 14 cm.), viii, 103 pages. Illustrated. FIRST EDITION. A history of the Brakspear brewery, founded in 1779, and issued on the bicentennial of the business. Henley, on the coach route from London to Oxford, served many prestigious travelers, including James Boswell, and George IV was said to have eaten "fourteen mutton chops at a single sitting". William Shenston immortalized the Inns of... (Item #6984)
Price: $60.00
107.
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.
108.
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.
109.
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.
110.
Cocktails. A Simple Guide on How to Mix ‘em.
Brooklyn: by the author, 1940. Stapled booklet, 16 pages. Illustrated. First edition. A promotional cocktail recipe book, intended for use by various wine and spirits shops, in this case, Appel’s Wine & Liquor Co. of Jackson Heights, Long Island. The interior of the wrapper includes a chart of proper glassware. Very near fine, in yellow wrappers printed in blue and red. Scarce. [OCLC locates just one copy, at Kansas State;... (Item #4905)
Price: $400.00
Cocktails. A Simple Guide on How to Mix ‘em. Victor Singer, J.
111.
Walgreen's Fountain Formula Book [cover title].
[Chicago]: Walgreen's, [1936]. Stapled booklet (23.5 x 14.5 cm.), [1], 27 leaves, printed rectos only. Index. Illustrated. An employee manual for the soda fountains popular at Walgreen's drug stores (now Walgreens, sans apostrophe to aid silly Americans). The manual covers "Sandwiches, Beverages and Fountain Specialties that are always of the highest quality carefully prepared and attractively served" (the preface). Also included are directions for the uniform and comportment for "soda... (Item #6214)
Price: $150.00
Walgreen's Fountain Formula Book [cover title]. Soda Fountains, Walgreen's.
112.
The Paul Revere Album.
Boston, MA: Howard W. Spurr Coffee Co. 1897. Octavo, 43 pages. First edition. A coffee advertising piece, published by the Spurr Coffee Co., makers of Revere Standard Java Coffee. With a short biography of Revere, as well as a history of coffee, and plenty of illustrated advertisements. Some light spotting throughout, and a bit musty. In publisher's dark blue cloth, with gilt-titling, and portrait of Revere pasted to the front board. (Item #5278)
Price: $25.00
113.
Small archive of items related to classic Tiki bartender Alex Stergios.
Circa 1930. Five pieces of Tiki-bar related ephemera, including: a photograph of Alex Stergios, inscibed to Dick Gump in Taihiti in 1930; Gump's Guest Membership Card in the Tahiti Yacht Club, two labels for the "Alex Rainbow Cocktail" and a handbill for Stergios' Rendevous club in San Francisco. Stergios was the bartender at the Tahiti Yacht Club in Papeete, Tahiti. Later after moving to the states, he was co-owner, with... (Item #4894)
Price: $350.00
Small archive of items related to classic Tiki bartender Alex Stergios. Alex Stergios, Dick Gump.
114.
Drinks.
Chicago: Hotel Monthly Press, 1914. Tall thin octavo, 96, [10], [24] pages. Index. Advertisements. Later edition. While the title page states 1914, this later edition of Straub's cocktail manual, was issued during prohibition by his widow circa 1920. An ad for the work within states that the book, "Appeals in particular to caterers in foreign countries where American 'mixed drinks' are popular." Originally a pre-Prohibition cocktail recipe collection, the book... (Item #4338)
Price: $500.00
Drinks. Jacques Straub.
115.
Sake.
Tokyo: Nishigahara Kankokai, 1936. Octavo, 553 pages. Text in Japanese. An unrecorded Japanese sake guide and manual. Very good in red cloth. [Worldcat locates no copies]. (Item #2524)
Price: $500.00
116.
Collection of Twenty-three Tavern License Applications from Indiana County, Pennsylvania.
Indiana County, Pennsylvania: 1822-1872. Various sizes, bulk measure approximately 30 x 19 cm. Twenty-three court documents related to the sale of liquor and operation of a public house or tavern in Indiana County, Pennsylvania, located east of Pittsburgh. Indiana County’s first court convened in a tavern in 1806, testament to the integral role taverns played in American public life. These later documents submitted to and generated by the “Honorable judges... (Item #3655)
Price: $1,100.00
Collection of Twenty-three Tavern License Applications from Indiana County, Pennsylvania. Tavern Licenses.
117.
[Early 19th century New York Liquor and Tavern Licenses].
Coxsackie, NY: 1800 & 1806. Two printed forms each completed in unique hand, each 15.5 x 21 cm. The earlier permit allows for Charles Titus (1760-1847) of Coxsackie to sell “spiritous liquors” in a quantity of fewer than five gallons for one year. Specifications that the liquor must not be drunk at his house, out-house, yard, or garden preclude the operation of a tavern or public house. This license is... (Item #3759)
Price: $600.00
118.
One page ALS.
1879. One page ALS, 21.1 x 13.65 cm. Clark & Balch, New York-based purveyors of teas, implore Mr. C.C. Palmer to increase "the cost of all the grades of Coffee [...] 2 cents per pound" due to a large advance in the coffee market. Slight fold tear on one side of the letter, otherwise very good. (Item #3277)
Price: $25.00
One page ALS. Tea, Clark, Balch: Importers, Jobbers of Teas.
119.
Opinions of the press in relation to the liquor traffic, and the morals of Boston.
Boston: Temperance Standard Press, 1846. Octavo-sized pamphlet, 63, [1] pages. Index. First edition. The authors extoll the virtues of Boston, and discuss alcohol's effects on the progress of the city. "But amid all these blessings, there are many evils - evils of increasing magnitude and strength, which, unchecked, portend destruction. Prominent among them, is intemperance." Near fine, in plain wrappers. [OCLC locates fourteen copies; Sabin 6538]. (Item #3226)
Price: $90.00
120.
First Annual Report of the New-Hampshire Society for the Promotion of Temperance, ... June 2, 1830, ... with the Address of Rev. President Lord, upon the same occasion.
Concord: Printed by Asa M'Farland, 1830. Octavo-sized pamphlet, 16 pages. First edition. some light foxing, otherwise very good, in plain wrapper. [OCLC locates five copies; Sabin 52887]. (Item #3227)
Price: $100.00
121.
Thayer's One Hundred Formulas, a Handbook of Special and Practical Information and Knowledge. Price one dollar.
Boston: J.H. Hartley, Printer, 1883. Octavo-sized booklet, 30 pages. First edition. An interesting collection of recipes medicinal and otherwise drawn from vegetable chemistry. Includes medicines, syrups, extracts, tinctures, infusions, concentrations, balms, ointments, washes, liniments, drops, powders, solutions, uses in wine, uses as food supplements, hair restoratives, creams, & hair dyes, hair pomades, deodorizing powder, skin creams, cough remedies, herbals, flowers, roots, seeds, sugar coated pills, fragrant oils, cooking extracts, teas... (Item #4494)
Price: $100.00
Thayer's One Hundred Formulas, a Handbook of Special and Practical Information and Knowledge. Price one dollar. S. A. Thayer.
122.
Refreshing Summer Drinks and how to make them, with Fleischmann’s Yeast.
[New York: Fleischmann Company, circa 1915]. Single folded sheet (15.5 x 11.5 cm.), [4] pages. Lithographically illustrated. A promotional leaflet, advertising a number of non-alcoholic sodas made by fermenting yeast, including Root Beer, Sarsaparilla, Spanish Gingerette, Rhubarb Nectar and Lemon Pop. Also included is a recipe for Koumys, here made with cow milk. This text was also included in another Fleischmann’s promotional booklet, Excellent Recipes for Baking Raised Breads: also... (Item #6261)
Price: $40.00
Refreshing Summer Drinks and how to make them, with Fleischmann’s Yeast. The Fleischmann Company.
123.
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
124.
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.
125.
The Story of VendOmeter: The Self-Serve, Electric-Refrigerated, Orange Drink Vending Machine [and] VendOmeter News. Vol. 2. January-February 1928. Nos. 1-2.
New York: The Vendometer Corporation, 1927-1928. 16 x 9 cm, tri-fold and 28 x 21, 8 pages. Small promotional brochure and issue of VendOmeter News periodical. Founded in 1927, the Vendometer Corporation produced a refrigerated drink vending machine that served Oranade, “a pure fruit orange drink.” Brochure describes the convenience and sanitary functionality of the vending machine and includes a raffle ticket to win a refrigerator at the 1927 Trenton... (Item #3665)
Price: $150.00

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