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The Bordeaux Wine and Liquor Dealers' Guide. A treatise on the manufacture and adulteration of liquors. By a Practical Liquor Manufacturer.
New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, Publishers, No. 18 Ann Street, 1858. Duodecimo, xvii, 146, [4] pages. Advertisements. First Dick & Fitzgerald printing; originally issued in 1857 by Mabie & Co. and then, starting in 1858 by Dick & Fitzgerald. One of the most popular guides to making all types of wines and spirits from various base alcohols. For each type of wine or spirit, the book alternates between a description... (Item #6078)
Price: $400.00
The Bordeaux Wine and Liquor Dealers' Guide. A treatise on the manufacture and adulteration of liquors. By a Practical Liquor Manufacturer. A Practical Liquor Manufacturer.
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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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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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Pick, Cook and Brew.
London: Pelham Books Ltd. 1973. Octavo, 224 pages. Illustrated. Recipe index. FIRST EDITION. A guide to cooking wild flowers fruits and plants. With general instructions on handling and storing the plants, and on using the harvest. The bulk of the book is given to a long section, Recipes, Plant by Plant, with nearly one hundred plants to be found and foraged, represented with three hundred recipes, including wine, herbal teas... (Item #6689)
Price: $25.00
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Fruit and Ornamental Trees, Vines, Shrubs, &c. &c. for sale by… at Cellar no. 4 Central Street, two doors down from Essex Street...
[Salem, Mass. Salem Gazette Press, [circa 1860-1875]. Broadside (32.5 x 16 cm.). A handsomely printed broadside, with ornamental border, advertising Dwarf Apple Trees, Quince Trees, Peach Trees, Ornamental Trees, Hardy Grape Varieties, Bedding Plants (currant, gooseberry, raspberry, etc.), and Climbing Vines. individual varietals are listed with prices. Andrew Nichols (born 1837) was son of Andrew Nichols (1785-1853), a President of the Essex County Natural History Society, Trustee of the Essex... (Item #6263)
Price: $200.00
Fruit and Ornamental Trees, Vines, Shrubs, &c. &c. for sale by… at Cellar no. 4 Central Street, two doors down from Essex Street. Broadside – American nursery, Danvers Andrew Nichols, Mass.
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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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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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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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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. Stated third edition. One of a number of books that were published on the heels of the Restoration (the first edition of this work was issued 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 publisher's half green calf, over marbled boards. With... (Item #3182)
Price: $1,500.00
Traité sur les Vins du Médoc et les autres Vins Rouge et Blancs du Département de la Gironde. 3rd Edition. William Franck.
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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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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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New England Book of Fruit : containing an abridgement of Manning's Descriptive Catalogue of the most valuable varieties of the pear, apple, peach, plum, and cherry, for New England culture. To which are added the grape, quince, gooseberry, current, and strawberry; with outlines of many of the finest pears, drawn from nature; with directions for pruning, grafting, budding, and general modes of culture. Third edition. Revised and enlarged.
Salem, Mass.; Boston: Published by W. & S.B. Ives; W.J. Reynolds & Co. B.B. Mussey & Co. and for sale at most of the agricultural and seed stores in the United States, 1847. Octavo (16.5 x 10.5 cm.), [viii], 144 pages. Hand-colored frontispiece and engraved title page. Illustrated with wood engravings of fruit. Index of varietals at rear. Third edition, revised and enlarged.. A brief but broad survey of the... (Item #5933)
Price: $180.00
New England Book of Fruit : containing an abridgement of Manning's Descriptive Catalogue of the most valuable varieties of the pear, apple, peach, plum, and cherry, for New England culture. To which are added the grape, quince, gooseberry, current, and strawberry; with outlines of many of the finest pears, drawn from nature; with directions for pruning, grafting, budding, and general modes of culture. Third edition. Revised and enlarged. John M. Ives, Robert Manning.
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En Compagnie d'Nout' Vin d'Anjou.
Angers: Editions Jacques Petit, 1945. Octavo, 70 pages. First edition, one of 879 numbered copies on velin blanc pu chiffon, from a total of 990. Illustrated by Maurice Pouzet in pochoir throughout. Some light abrasions to paper covers, otherwise very good, in publisher's paper covered boards, with a wine label style artwork pasted down. (Item #1616)
Price: $300.00
En Compagnie d'Nout' Vin d'Anjou. Felix Landreau, Maurice Pouzet.
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La Cuisine Berrichonne, suivi de Chansons a Boire, Ornaments de Emile Popineau.
Paris: Chez Helleu et Sergent, 1925. Small octavo, 108 + 2 pages. First edition of this simple and lovely book devoted to the cuisine of Berry. The recipe list is not long, but includes 'boeuf au cornichons,' 'veau en etuvee,' 'rognons de moutons a la mode de Bourges,' and 'truffiat ou galette aux pommes de terre'. With a section on the wines of the region, and a collection of local... (Item #2301)
Price: $500.00
La Cuisine Berrichonne, suivi de Chansons a Boire, Ornaments de Emile Popineau. Hugues Lapaire.
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Nos vignobles préservés sans frais pour le viticulteur.
Paris: G. Masson, Editeur, 1886. Duodecimo, 99 pages. First edition. A scarce treatise on the maintenance of healthy vineyards at minimal cost to the grower, penned by a retired infantry officer at a moment when phylloxera had destroyed up to 90% of European wine grapes. Complete but shaken, and splitting at creases on the spine. Still, good or better in original wrappers, and with the bookseller ticket of Feret &... (Item #2805)
Price: $500.00
Nos vignobles préservés sans frais pour le viticulteur. P. Launette.


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