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 a wine merchant he blames on "the inability of the South to meet its liabilties." Some edgewear to the endpapers, some soiling to text block edges, and some wear and rubbing to the publisher's green cloth boards. Gilt spine lettering faded. Overall near very good. [OCLC indicates twenty-one copies of the 1866 first edition, and only two of this 1886 printing; Noling, Beverage Literature page 294].

Price: $900.00
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