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Observations on a Bill to Permit the General Sale of Beer, by Retail in England, Most Respectfully Submitted to the Members of the House of Commons.
London: W. Sears, 1830. Pamphlet. Octavo, 16 pages. A response to the impending Beer Act of 1830, from a Country Brewer. The Beer Act would open brewing and cider making up to all householders who paid a modest fee, and the existing brewers, all licensed by local magistrates, were pushing back. The argument made within claims that quality will decline, adulteration will proliferate, and the economic impact will be negative... (Item #1923)
Price: $300.00
Observations on a Bill to Permit the General Sale of Beer, by Retail in England, Most Respectfully Submitted to the Members of the House of Commons. A Country Brewer.
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On Drink. Nicolas Bentley Drew the Pictures.
London: Jonathan Cape, 1972. Octavo, 109 pages. First edition. Review copy, with lavender review slip laid-in. A masterwork of drink literature. In in a fine, unclipped dust jacket. (Item #3193)
Price: $250.00
On Drink. Nicolas Bentley Drew the Pictures. Kingsley Amis.
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The Art of Brewing. Part I & Part II. (Complete).
London: Baldwin & Craddock, 1829. Two slim volumes. Octavos, 32 pages + 4 ads; & 32 pages 2 ads. With six steel engraved illustrations of equipment in the text, and additional charts and tables. A practical explanation of brewing ingredients, equipment and processes. Two additional volumes were issued in 1834. Previous owner's name in ink to title page. Offsetting to first and final pages of text block, otherwise internally near... (Item #1922)
Price: $500.00
The Art of Brewing. Part I & Part II. (Complete). David Booth, Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.
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Burke's Complete Cocktail and Drinking Recipes. With Recipes for Food Bits for the Cocktail Hour.
New York: Books Inc. 1936. Sextodecimo, 125 pages. Index. Second printing; first was printed in 1934). With over two hundred fifty recipes, Barney Burke outlines classic American cocktails in addition to cocktails of the world and liquor specific sections. Burke also offers advice for appropriate equipment for home mixing, proper glasses, and serving techniques. The "tasty bites" section includes both liquid (Sauerkraut and Clam Juice Cocktail) and solid (Ham-and-Celery Roll)... (Item #5372)
Price: $150.00
Burke's Complete Cocktail and Drinking Recipes. With Recipes for Food Bits for the Cocktail Hour. Harmon Burney Burke, Barney Burke.
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Burke's Complete Cocktail and Drinking Recipes. With Recipes for Food Bits for the Cocktail Hour. The Art and Etiquette of Mixing, Serving and Drinking Wines and Liquors.
New York: Books Inc. 1936. Sextodecimo (17 x 11 cm.), 125, [3] pages. Index. Cover title: Burke's Complete Cocktail and Tastybite Recipes. ~ Second, revised edition, following the first issue of 1934). Barney Burke outlines classic American cocktails with over two hundred fifty recipes. In addition cocktails and liquors of the world are represented. Burke offers advice on appropriate equipment for home mixing, proper glasses, and serving techniques. The "tasty... (Item #6712)
Price: $150.00
Burke's Complete Cocktail and Drinking Recipes. With Recipes for Food Bits for the Cocktail Hour. The Art and Etiquette of Mixing, Serving and Drinking Wines and Liquors. Harmon Burney Burke, Barney Burke.
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The American Practical Brewer and Tanner : in which is exhibited the whole process of brewing without boiling... ...the French mode of tanning the heaviest soal leather in twenty-one days and calf skins in three or four. (Highly important).
New-York: Printed by Van Winkle and Wiley, No. 3 Wall-Street, 1815. Large octavo, vii, [2], 12-246, [2] pages. Illustrated. First edition. An important and very early American beer-making manual. The great bulk of the book is devoted to the production of beer, including recipes for several different varieties, but it also “includes wine and an interesting description of the French method of handling the various Bordeaux growths” (Gabler). Also present... (Item #5282)
Price: $3,500.00
The American Practical Brewer and Tanner : in which is exhibited the whole process of brewing without boiling... ...the French mode of tanning the heaviest soal leather in twenty-one days and calf skins in three or four. (Highly important). Joseph Coppinger.
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Grand Reception of the Liquor Dealers, Brewers, and Bottlers Beneficial Association, of Philadelphia, at the Academy of Music, February 2d., 1880.
Philadelphia: 1880. Champagne bottle-shaped die cut, (19 x 7 cm.), 12 pages, plus card cover. Chromolithograph illustrated wrappers, bound with a brass grommet. Decorative blue and white silk cord and tassel. The text outlines the Officer and Trustees, Conductors, The Programme (a series of Marches and Promenades, Quadrilles and Waltzes), Supper is served in the foyer. Fine. (Item #5635)
Price: $350.00
Grand Reception of the Liquor Dealers, Brewers, and Bottlers Beneficial Association, of Philadelphia, at the Academy of Music, February 2d., 1880. Dance Card – Spirits dealers.
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Wassail! Or Mazers of Mead. An Account of Mead Methgelin, Sack and Other Ancient Liquors, and of the Mazer Cups out of which they were drunk.
London: Phillimore & Co. Ltd. 1948. Octavo, 176 pages. Illustrated. First edition. As the title says. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. (Item #1676)
Price: $90.00
Wassail! Or Mazers of Mead. An Account of Mead Methgelin, Sack and Other Ancient Liquors, and of the Mazer Cups out of which they were drunk. G. R. Gayre.
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Modern Domestic Cookery, And useful Receipt Book, adapted for Families in the Middling and Gentel Ranks of Life, with a Complete Family Physician. Instructions for Making British Wines, Brewing, Baking, &c.,&c.
London: Dean & Munday, 1820. Duodecimo, iv + 288 pages. Illustrated frontispiece and four engraved plates. Third edition, probable second printing. The book sports two title pages, one dated 1819 and one 1820, which leads us to presume that the printer just added the 1820 title page without removing the former. A fairly popular work that Oxford indicates had at least nine editions. Includes some interesting medical remedies, including this... (Item #2189)
Price: $350.00
Modern Domestic Cookery, And useful Receipt Book, adapted for Families in the Middling and Gentel Ranks of Life, with a Complete Family Physician. Instructions for Making British Wines, Brewing, Baking, &c.,&c. Elizabeth Hammond.
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La Biere Eternelle. De la Biere de Sumer a la Biere de Muller.
Neuchatels: Idees et Calendes, 1964. Quarto, 124 pages. Illustrated throughout with lithographs by the author. Text in French. First edition. A pleasant and entertaining history of beer from the ancient world to the mid-20th cenury. Tiny bit of wear to the head and foot of the spine, otherwise a fine copy in publisher's paper covered boards, in original glassine. (Item #1870)
Price: $50.00
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1871, Illustrated Catalogue of Hutchinson's Patent Cider and Wine Mills, Presses, Screws, Grinders, &c., Manufactured and Sold By Peekskill Plow Works, Cleveland, O.
Cleveland, Ohio: Peekskill Plow Works, 1871. Stapled, octavo-sized brochure, 8 pages. Illustrated throughout with steel engravings, of each press, mill or screw. Includes a page dedicated to recipes for "Good, Pure Cider". Quarter-sized abrasion to rear wrapper, and fold marks,otherwise near fine in printed pale blue wrappers. [OCLC shows only one copy for this year, and four copies for all years]. (Item #2198)
Price: $250.00
1871, Illustrated Catalogue of Hutchinson's Patent Cider and Wine Mills, Presses, Screws, Grinders, &c., Manufactured and Sold By Peekskill Plow Works, Cleveland, O. Peekskill Plow Works.
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Specialitäten edler Getränke aus der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik. Special'nye sorta blagorodnych napitkov iz Germanskoj Demokraticeskoj Respubliki. Specialities in choice drinks from the German Democratic Republic.
East Berlin, GDR: Ministerium f. Lebensmittelindustrie, 1957. Oblong octavo, 36 pages. Illustrated throughout. Parallel text in English, Russian, German, Spanish, and French. First edition. A promotional publication for the wines, beers and spirits of the German Democratic Republic, produced in East Berlin. Illustrations and descriptions accompany the long list of beers, brandies, fruit spirits, vodkas, bitters, cordials, and champagnes. In the rear of the booklet, are the names and addresses... (Item #4938)
Price: $450.00
Specialitäten edler Getränke aus der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik. Special'nye sorta blagorodnych napitkov iz Germanskoj Demokraticeskoj Respubliki. Specialities in choice drinks from the German Democratic Republic. Promotional publication – East German Spirits.
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Making the Best Apple Cider.
Pownal, VT: Storey Communications, Incorporated, 1980. Octavo-sized booklet, 32 pages. First edition. Near fine in wrappers. (Item #4799)
Price: $50.00
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Breweries and Maltings: Their Arrangement, Construction, Machinery and Plant. Second edition. Revised, enlarged & partly re-written by Frederick Collyer.
London: E.&F.N. Spon, 1880. Octavo, viii, 178 pages + 20 plates. Second edition, revised and enlarged. This classic work on the scientific design of breweries was first published in 1871, and here significantly revised by Frederick Collyer, who in 1879 had become Scamell's partner in the architectural firm of Scamell and Collyer, one of the three major architecture firms in the UK specialized in breweries. The book was widely praised... (Item #1915)
Price: $300.00
Breweries and Maltings: Their Arrangement, Construction, Machinery and Plant. Second edition. Revised, enlarged & partly re-written by Frederick Collyer. George Scamell, Frederick Collyer.
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Best Dairy and Farm Books. [Nineteenth Century Dairy Scrapbook].
Manchester, NH: c. 1885. 29 x 18.5 cm. Quarto-sized scrapbook, sewn, 36 pages. A neatly assembled scrapbook of clippings mostly related to rural life and dairying in particular. Based on the typography of the clippings, they are sourced from just a few newspapers. Subjects include: "The Flavor of Eggs", "Fish Ponds", "Canned Food", "German Hot Beds", "Sheep as Renovators", and more. A fair number of articles are on apples and... (Item #4839)
Price: $150.00
Best Dairy and Farm Books. [Nineteenth Century Dairy Scrapbook]. Scrapbook - Nineteenth Century Dairy Scrapbook.
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Illustrated Catalogue of Cider Mills, Wine Presses, Lard Presses, Wagon Jacks, &c.
Higganum, Conn. Higganum Manufacturing Corporation, c. 1880. Small octavo, 12 pages. A handsome small trade catalogue illustrated throughout with steel engravings of cider mills, wine presses, a lard press and more. Some wear to pink paper wrappers, with steel engraved illustration on the front panel, otherwise very good. [OCLC shows 4 listings for all years]. (Item #2199)
Price: $175.00
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The Private Brewer's Guide to the art of brewing ale and porter : particularly adapted to the use of the families of the nobility, gentry, farmers, and private brewers, with complete instructions for country victuallers who brew at home. Also, an account of drugs, tables of duties, laws of excise, the art of sweetening casks, instructions for making up spirits, purchasing wines, &c. On a plain and entire new plan.
London: Printed for W. Simpkin and R. Marshall, Stationers' Hall Court, Ludgate Street, (Plummer and Brewis, Printers, Love-Lane, Eastcheap), 1822. Second Edition. Published the same year as the first edition. The author was a Brewer in Croydon. Includes instruction for “Country Victuallers Who Brew at Home.” Edition statement at head of second preface. Includes a list of brewers who approved the work. Some age-toning, light soil at edges; spotting to... (Item #6721)
Price: $1,200.00
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Bonne double bierre.
[París, France: Paulot & Carré, circa 1828]. Wallpaper broadside (45 x 51 cm.), with seven-color woodcut (black, orange, green, blue, white, gray, and brown). Printed on a brown paper coated with a pale blue pigment. The text states, "Bonne double bierre", and the scene depicts four soldiers in uniform being waited on by a woman. She pours a seated soldier a drink while another stands with his hand draped around... (Item #5945)
Price: $2,000.00
Bonne double bierre. Wallpaper advertising broadside - Beer; Paulot & Carré.