London: Dennis Dobson, .
Octavo (20.3 x 13.5 cm.), 304 pages. Index. FIRST EDITION. A book with two purposes: to explain the process of beer making to the interested layman, and to make the case for beer as the national beverage of Great Britain. The chapters cover the materials and art of brewing, ales of the past, beer and health, beer and special occasions, pairing beer with food, cooking with beer, customs related to beer and ale, and how to drink beer. A final section contains quotes about beer and ale through the ages. Fine in red cloth. in a very near fine dust jacket, unclipped but with a small early price sticker over the original. The jacket is decorated with a bright and colorful design by Rudland.