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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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Plat of the Brewery, and Bottling House Premises of the Boston Beer Company.
Boston: 1938. Nine architectural plans for the Boston Beer Company Brewery and Bottling House, 38.5 x 50 cm each. Printed on engineering vellum, recto only. The nine numbered plats depict an overview (with cross streets and geographical context), basement through fifth floor plans, and two cross sections. Indicating dimensions and material types, the plans give a full picture of a 19th century brewery and bottling house operation. Plan includes layout... (Item #4695)
Price: $1,200.00
Plat of the Brewery, and Bottling House Premises of the Boston Beer Company. Boston Beer Company, Sidney Sherwood, D W. Gurton.
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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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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
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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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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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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.