London: Hutchinson & Co. Ltd., 1959.
Octavo (22 x 14.5 cm.), 335,  pages. Index. FIRST EDITION. An historical survey of Scotch whisky, written at a time when the spirit was symbolizing a return to post-war normalcy and prosperity in Britain. This is the first book from Ross Wilson, an Australian whose career included research at Christ College Cambridge, a wartime stint in the R.A.F., and publicity work for the Air Ministry, the Lord Mayor of London, and the Scotch Whisky Association. He was a frequent contributor to various trade liquor publications. A few pages show creasing from a small dog ears, otherwise fine in orange-brown cloth, with a silver-stamped thistle on the front board. Dust jacket, designed by William McLaren, has a few small closed tears, otherwise very good.