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Johnson Machinery: Machines for Manufacturing Crown Corks, Screw Caps, Regular Bottle Corks and Cork Discs, also Crowning Machines.
Brooklyn: A. Johnson Machine Works, circa 1910. Octavo, 68 pages. Illustrations throughout. Trade catalog featuring machines for manufacturing of crown corks, crowning machines, machines for manufacturing of corks and cork discs, machines for screw caps, and special machines which include a friction capping machine, automatic rotary cap spinning machine, single head cap spinning machine, and an automatic rotary screw cap capping machine. Each item includes detailed rendering, as well as... (Item #3344)
Price: $150.00
Johnson Machinery: Machines for Manufacturing Crown Corks, Screw Caps, Regular Bottle Corks and Cork Discs, also Crowning Machines. A. Johnson Machine Works.
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The Romance of Wine.
New York: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc. 1932. Thick octavo, x, 264, [1] pages. Index. First American edition. First published the prior year by Benn in London. A prolific writer on the subject of wine, Allen was a friend of André Simon, Charles Berry, and a member of the Saintsbury Club. This work includes sections on the aesthetics of wine, winemaking in various regions, and the wines of the ancient... (Item #5741)
Price: $50.00
The Romance of Wine. H. Warner Allen.
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The Wines of Portugal.
London: George Rainbird/Michael Joseph, 1963. Quarto, 192 pages. Illustrated with photographs and two maps. First trade edition. While much of this work covers the subject of vintage Port, the author surveys the rest of the nation, its winemaking regions, and traditions. A bit of bumping to the head of the spine, otherwise very good, in a near very good dust jacket, with just a bit of edge wear. [Gabler G7219]. (Item #2858)
Price: $50.00
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A Practical Treatise on the Culture and Treatment of the Grape Vine: Embracing its History. with Directions for its treatment, in the United States of America, in the open air, and under glass structures, with and without artificial heat. Third Edition - Revised and Enlarged.
New York: C.M. Saxton & Company, 1855. Octavo, 330 + 6 [ads] pages. Frontispiece, two plates and numerous illustrations in the text. Later printing. Gabler notes that several printing, in several cities, claim to be the "Third Edition - Revised and Enlarged". Allen, a grape grower in Salem, Massachusetts, produced the first widely distributed hybrid of labrusca and vinifera. Pinney, in A History of Wine in America, states that the... (Item #2672)
Price: $300.00
A Practical Treatise on the Culture and Treatment of the Grape Vine: Embracing its History. with Directions for its treatment, in the United States of America, in the open air, and under glass structures, with and without artificial heat. Third Edition - Revised and Enlarged. J. Fisk Allen.
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A Bibliography on Grapes, Wines, Other Alcoholic Beverages, and Temperance : Works Published in the United States Before 1901.
Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1996. Quarto, i-xx, 294 pages. First edition. Bibliography of over 3000 titles related to drink in America prior to 1901. Features titles related to grape growing and wine making in the early settlement period, government publications, temperance and prohibition literature, and publications on the alcoholic beverages industry. In black boards with only minor rubbing, otherwise a fine copy. (Item #3520)
Price: $50.00
A Bibliography on Grapes, Wines, Other Alcoholic Beverages, and Temperance : Works Published in the United States Before 1901. Maynard A. Amerine, Axel E. Borg.
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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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Burke's Complete Cocktail and Drinking Recipes. With Recipes for Food Bits for the Cocktail Hour.
New York: Books Inc. 1936. Sextodecimo, 125 pages. Second printing, first printed in 1934). With over 250 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) hors d'oeuvres, sandwiches, rarebits... (Item #3206)
Price: $100.00
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.
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 #5291)
Price: $90.00
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.
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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Manuel Pratique De La Culture De La Vigne Dans La Gironde. 2me Edition Refondue Et Augmentee.
Paris and Bordeaux: G. Masson and Feret & Fils. 1889. Octavo, 304 pages. 112 black and white figures in the text. A thorough, well-illustrated manual of vine work, from the owner of La Réole in the Gironde, Bordeaux. The author apologizes for having spent more time in the fields than in school, but this book is valuable for precisely that reason. Original printed paper wrappers. Yellow printed wrappers show a.... (Item #2804)
Price: $350.00
Manuel Pratique De La Culture De La Vigne Dans La Gironde. 2me Edition Refondue Et Augmentee. Armand Cazenave.
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Le Vin. Procédés Modernes, de Préparation, d'Amélioration et de Conservation. Septieme Edition, Revue et Corrigee.
Paris: Librairie Hachette, 1925. Small octavo, 248 pages + ads. Illustrated. Small technical manual of wine production, with images in text of winemaking equipment of the era. Some age toning to the text block, otherwise near very good, in printed gray paper covered boards, over green cloth spine with paper label. Some general rubbing and wear, otherwise near very good. (Item #3784)
Price: $45.00
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The American Grape Grower's Guide: Intended Especially For The American Climate. Being A Practical Treatise On The Cultivation Of The Grape-Vine In Each Department Of Hot House, Cold Grapery, Retarding House, And Outdoor Culture
New York: Orange Judd & Company, 1852. Octavo, 204, [8] pages. Ads. Illustrated. First edition. A guide to the cultivation of European grapes in greenhouses, based on the author's work for J.C. Green of Staten Island, New York. He also suggests a number of American grape varieties including Catawba and Concord. A handsome copy, in pebbled and ruled, burgundy cloth, now faded mostly to brown. Otherwise very good or better. [Gabler G15820]. (Item #3011)
Price: $350.00
The American Grape Grower's Guide: Intended Especially For The American Climate. Being A Practical Treatise On The Cultivation Of The Grape-Vine In Each Department Of Hot House, Cold Grapery, Retarding House, And Outdoor Culture. William Chorlton.
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Consumers Union Reports On: Wines & Liquors. Second Edition.
New York City: Consumers Union of United States, 1939. Small octavo, 125 pages. Second edition. A guide to the wines and spirits foreign and domestic, with an eye to "quality", although a definition of that is not clear, at least to this reader. The preface argues for the high level of regulation that wines and spirits are subject to, and points out that the labeling requirements for imported wines and... (Item #3576)
Price: $90.00
Consumers Union Reports On: Wines & Liquors. Second Edition. Consumers Union of United States.
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Bread and Butter French.
Boston/Providence: C.S. Cook/Livermore & Knight, 1897. Sewn booklet, [24] pages. First edition. An early guide to simple French for the English-speaking tourist. The author claims, “This little book is imperfect and incomplete, but it will enable the owner to speak French enough to get about Paris…” The book is divided into sections on the Hotel, Railway Station, Public Carriages, About Bread and Coffee, Midday Meal, Dinner, About Wines, Things for... (Item #5037)
Price: $200.00
Bread and Butter French. C. S. Cook.
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Forward American Wines, Including Wine Producer's Formulae.
Boston: Carl Dumbra, (1948, 1950). Two volumes. Thick quartos, xxvi, 518 & xxvii-xlv, 519-1175 pages. Book one a stated second printing; book two stated first edition. Illustrated with occasional black and white photos and figures. A very scarce technical treatise. The jacket states, "The master guide for the chemist, researcher, winemaker, wine producer, and production man. Technical information and numerous wine formulae and blends are listed... Chemical and engineering developments... (Item #1619)
Price: $1,200.00
Forward American Wines, Including Wine Producer's Formulae. Carl D. Dumbra.
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[Portuguese Alcohol Label Sample Book]
Lisboa: c. 1910. Folio. Accordion-fold, fifteen panel presentation album, with two hundred original labels mounted to both rectos and versos. The labels, for wines, liqueurs, syrups, bitters and more, all produced by the Fabrica Ancora distillers, exhibit a wide variety of styles and printing techniques, including steel engraving, chromolithography and metallic inks. The first few panels have text from the printers urging the use of these quality labels to help... (Item #3310)
Price: $1,500.00
[Portuguese Alcohol Label Sample Book]. Fabrica Ancora.
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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. The Astronomer Poet of Persia. Rendered into English Verse by Edward Fitzgerald, with Accompaniment of Drawings by Elihu Vedder.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin & Company, 1894. Thick octavo, 61 pages. First octavo edition, following the folio and quarto editions of 1884 and 1886 respectively. Lacking the original publisher's box and dust jacket, this copy is otherwise very good, with only a bit of age toning to the edges of the beautifully illustrated gray cloth binding. (Item #2013)
Price: $150.00
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Traité sur les Vins du Médoc et les autres Vins Rouge et Blancs du Département de la Gironde. 3rd Edition.
Bordeaux: P. Chaumas, Libraire-Editeur, 1853. Octavo, 326 pages, 5 folding tables, 24 plates. Lacking the folding map. One of a number of books that were published on the heels of the Restoration (the first edition of this work was 1824). Clive Coates puts it among "the first comprehensive accounts of the wines of Bordeaux" (Grand Vins, 1995). Some light soiling internally, pulled at the title page/frontispiece, otherwise very good. In... (Item #3182)
Price: $1,500.00
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Wine into Words : A History and Bibliography of Wine Books in the English Language.
Baltimore: Bacchus Press Ltd. 1985. Quarto, xiii + 403 pages. First edition. A history, including wine facts that span centuries, and wine bibliography with other 3000 titles that includes biographical sketches of prominent wine writers. In dust jacket with some edge wear, chipping, and rubbing. Boards in fine condition, with like text. (Item #3539)
Price: $30.00
Wine into Words : A History and Bibliography of Wine Books in the English Language. James M. Gabler.
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Wine into Words : A History and Bibliography of Wine Books in the English Language.
Baltimore: Bacchus Press Ltd. 1985. Quarto, xiii + 403 pages. First edition. With a foreward by Maynard Amerine. A history, including wine facts that span centuries, and wine bibliography with other 3000 titles that includes biographical sketches of prominent wine writers. Fine in tan cloth. In near very good dust jacket with some minor edge wear. (Item #3540)
Price: $20.00
Wine into Words : A History and Bibliography of Wine Books in the English Language. James M. Gabler.
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Barolo, Tar & Roses. A study of the wines of the Alba.
London: Jill Norman/Century, 1990. Octavo, 275 pages. First edition. Illustrated. Excellent documentation of the change from Piemonte's traditional winemaking methods to more modern techniques. Quite scarce. Fine in fine dust jacket. (Item #3602)
Price: $200.00
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Opuscule sur la vinification, traitant des vices des méthodes usitées pour la fabrication des vins, et des avantages du procédé de M.lle Élizabeth Gervais, brevetée du gouvernement par ordonnance de S.M. Louis XVIII, pour la même fabrication.
Montpelier: de l'Imprimerie de J.-G. Tournel, place Louis XVI, no 57, 1820. Octavo, 112, [2] pages. First edition, first printing. There were two printings of the first edition, both in Montpelier in 1820. The first has the title as it appears here, and does not include the letters of Neufchateau and of Chaptal. The real inventor of the winemaking method known as Mlle. Gervais was Don Nicolas Casbois, a physics... (Item #4347)
Price: $750.00
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Peggy Hutchinson's Home-Made Wine Secrets.
London: W. Foulsham & Co. Ltd. [circa 1950]. Octavo, 124 pages. First Edition. Part of the Foulsham "Know-How" series, Hutchinson presents easy to make wine recipes at a low cost, many recipes include ingredients with health benefits. Recipes were originally compiled pre-World War II and have been modified to accommodate substitutions for ingredients no longer easily obtainable. "With inexpensive materials, ordinary kitchen equipment, and very little trouble, the average housewife... (Item #3038)
Price: $60.00
Peggy Hutchinson's Home-Made Wine Secrets. Peggy Hutchinson.
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La vigne en Algérie. Etude géographique. Volumes 1 & 2.
Paris: Editions Ophrys - Jean Louis Gap, 1947. Two volumes. Thick octavos, 273 + 542 pages. Illustrated. first edition, published as the author's doctoral thesis for the CNRS. Isnard's work remains the most detailed study of viticulture in Algeria - a full exploration of the geography and history of winemaking in a nation that provided something of a haven during the phylloxera blight. with the small exlibris stamps - and... (Item #2928)
Price: $250.00
La vigne en Algérie. Etude géographique. Volumes 1 & 2. Hildebert Isnard.
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As Sweet as Madeira... as Astringent as Bordeaux... as Brisk as Champagne: Thomas Jefferson on Wines.
Chicago: Privately Printed, 1965. Quarto, 8 pages. First edition thus. With TLS dated 1965 from Towner on Newberry Library letterhead conveying the pamphlet. In custom library slipcase. A facsimile edition of a document from the collection of Herbert R. Strauss, with an introduction by the then director of the Newberry. Produced in an unknown edition for friends of the library. Reproduces a three-page holograph document of Jefferson's commentary on various... (Item #2714)
Price: $300.00


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