London; Baltimore: Ward, Lock, and Tyler; Bacchus Press, 1876; 1992.
Facsimile edition. Small octavo ( 18.5 x 12.5 cm.), 108,  pages. Illustrated with a frontispiece and fifteen plates. Printed on acid-free paper. Facsimile Edition of the 1876 first edition; one of 500 unnumbered copies. The author was a British author and publisher. He had an abiding interest in wine, and wrote a number of other books on the subject, including, The Wines of the World Characterized & Classed (1875), Facts About Champagne and Other Sparkling Wines (1879). In 1882 he wrote A History of Champagne: with notes on the other sparkling wines of France. He served as wine juror for Great Britain at the Vienna and Paris Exhibitions of 1873 and 1878. Full, gilt-titled burgundy bonded leather. As new. Very scarce. [Gabler G42550 (referring to the first edition)].