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 11 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 self-respect, and the art of saying "no".' A large collection of charming aphorisms, 'wine sayings of my uncle', completes the volume: 'Your stomach is your wine-cellar - keep the stock small and cool ... Wine of the second bottle is a bad storyteller ...' In publisher's gilt-titled and decorated brown, patterned cloth. Small chip to the head of the cloth spine; some light fading to cloth at spine, otherwise near fine. Scarce. [OCLC locates twenty-one copies; Gabler G35820].

Price: $600.00

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