London: Gerald Duckworth & Co. Ltd., .
Octavo (22 x 14 cm.), 256,  pages. Illustrated. FIRST EDITION. A series of personal essays on the author's life in the wine trade, but with a very broad range. Thomas Arthur Layton was one of the three great wine writers of his generation, alongside André Simon and Harry Waugh. Layton worked at the Ritz, and later operated an eponymous fancy food shop in Mayfair. It was at Laytons that Michael Broadbent was first employed in the wine and food trade. In addition to his books on gastronomy, Layton was the editor of the periodical, Wine. A bit of damp-staining to the top edge of the red cloth, otherwise fear fine. In a price-clipped, but otherwise fine dust jacket. [Gabler G27860].