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DRINK ETC.
A selection from stock

We have pleasure in offering the following books.  They are available subject to being unsold, returnable if not found to be satisfactory, postage extra at cost.  An order of three or more titles will attract a 10% discount.

1. AMIS, Kingsley: On Drink.
Cape.  1973. Boards in dw.  Small nick to dw. neatly made good with archive tape.  Ow. fine.  Illuss. by Nicolas Bentley.  109pp.  8vo.  First edition.  
£10.75

2. AYLETT, Mary: Country Wines.
Odhams.  1953. Boards in price-clipped dw.  Dw. faintly stained and a little frayed, but neatly reinforced.  Very good.  Line illuss.  192pp.  8vo.  First edition.  The Modern Living series.  "The first ... single work devoted exclusively to the subject of country wines".
£6.50

3. BAGLIN, Douglas & AUSTIN, Yvonne: Australian Pub Crawl.
Child & Henry.  1980. Boards in dw.  Fine.  Numerous coloured illuss.  160pp.  Fol.  Revised edition, with index.  A pictorial survey of the Australian public house.  (910g.)  
£8.00

4. BERNSTEIN, Leonard S.: The Official Guide to Wine Snobbery.
Elm Tree.  1984. Wrappers, minor creasing to corner of front panel.  Margins a trifle browned.  Very good.  Line illuss.  160pp.  Tall 8vo.  First p/bk edition.  
£4.00

5. BOLD, Alan (ed.): Drink to Me Only, The Prose (and Cons) of Drinking.
Robin Clark.  1982. Wrappers, as issued.  Insc. on ht.  Very good.  (viii),184pp.  8vo.  An anthology.  A p/bk original.  
£4.00

6. BRIGGS, Asa: Wine for Sale, Victoria Wine and the Liquor Trade, 1860-1984.
Batsford.  1985. Cloth in dw.  Victoria Wine Company stamp to title-page.  Fine.  Plates, some coloured.  Diags. Foreword by John Arlott.   x,199pp.  Lge.8vo.  First edition.  
£9.75

7. CAMPBELL, Andrew: The Book of Beer.
Dobson.  [1964?] Boards, very faint staining to foot of front panel.  Fragment of dw. preserved.  Very good.  304pp.  8vo.  First edition.  
£8.00

8. CARTER, Youngman: Drinking Bordeaux.
Hamish Hamilton.  1966. Boards in dw.  Dw. a little torn, but neatly reinforced.  Name on fep.  Very good.  Many illuss.  Map.  95pp.  Lge. 8vo.  First edition.  The Drinking for Pleasure series.  
£4.75

9. CARTER, Youngman: Drinking Burgundy.
Hamish Hamilton.  1966. Boards in dw.  Dw. a little torn, but neatly reinforced.  Name on fep.  Very good.  Many illuss.  Map.  95pp.  Lge. 8vo.  First edition.  The Drinking for Pleasure series.  
£4.75

10. CROFT-COOKE, Rupert: Sherry.
Putnam.  1955. Boards in slightly dull dw.  Light foxing to dw. and fore-edge.  Very good.  232pp.  8vo.  First edition.  
£9.00

11. DARDIS, Tom: The Thirsty Muse: Alcohol and the American Writer.
Abacus.  1990. Wrappers.  Very good.  Illuss.  (xii),292pp.  8vo.  First UK edition.  A UK p/bk original.  Concentrates on Faulkner, Fitzgerald, Hemingway and O'Neill.
£4.75

12. DAVIS, Ben: The Traditional English Pub, A Way of Drinking.
Architectural Press.  1981. Ex library copy, but showing only light signs of use.  Boards in repaired dw.  Refurbished with new fepp.  Scattered light thumbing.  A very acceptable reading copy.  Coloured plates, many illuss. in text.  x,157pp.  4to.  First edition.  (775g.)  
£8.00

13. DEUCHAR, Stephen: Paintings, Politics and Porter.  Samuel Whitbread II (1764-1815) and British Art.
Whitbread & Co.  1984. Wrappers, as issued.  Fine.  Many illuss.  112pp.  Sm.fol.  First edition.  Substantial large format p/bk published to accompany an exhibition at the Museum of London.  
£7.50

14. GAYRE, G.R.: Wassail! in Mazers of Mead, An account of Mead, Metheglin, Sack and other Ancient Liquors ...
Phillimore.  1948. Cloth, faint marking to back panel, in dw.  Dw. a trifle dull.  Minor foxing to epp.  Very good.  Frontis.  Line illuss.  176pp.  8vo.  First edition.  
£16.00

15. GLOVER, Brian: Loyalty Pays, A History of the United Clubs Brewery.
Sutton.  1995. Wrappers, as issued.  Fine.  Many illuss.  x,150pp.  Sm.fol.  First edition.  Large format p/bk original.  
£6.00

16. GORHAM, Maurice: Back to the Local ... illuss. by Edward Ardizzone.
Percival Marshall.  1949. Boards in price-clipped dw.  Dw. dull and a trifle frayed, but neatly reinforced.  Very faint foxing to epp.  Insc. on fep.  Ow. very good.  viii,126pp.  8vo.  First edition.  Sequel to 'The Local'
£20.00

17. GREEN, Ben A.: Jack Daniel's Legacy.
Shelbyville.  1967. Wrappers, as issued.  Very good.  Frontis. and plates.  (x),210pp.  8vo.  Apparently the first edition.  A p/bk original.  Biography of the whiskey distiller.  
£6.00

18. JEFFS, Julian: Little Dictionary of Drink.
Pelham Books.  1973. Ex library copy, but showing little sign of use.  Boards in bright dw.  A very acceptable reading copy.  Maps.  144pp.  8vo.  First edition.  
£4.75

19. KEVERNE, Richard: Tales of Old Inns.
Collins.  1939. Cloth, corners very slightly bumped.  No dw.  Name on fep.  Very good.  Frontis. and plates.  192pp.  8vo.  First edition
£5.00

20. LARWOOD, Jacob & HOTTEN, Camden: English Inn Signs ...
New York: Arco.  1985. Boards in dw.  Fine.  Numerous illuss.  xvi,336pp.  4to.   A revised and modernized version of "The History of Signboards".
£12.50

21. LLOYD, F.C.: The Art and Technique of Wine.
Constable.  1936. Cloth, bottom edged a trifle faded, in dw.  Dw. frayed and lightly stained, but neatly reinforced.  Very good.  Frontis., plates, line illuss.  xvi,254pp.  8vo.  First edition.  
£15.00

22. MARRISON, L.W.: Wines and Spirits.
Penguin Books.  1957. Wrappers, as issued, a trifle dull.  Margins browned.  Very good.  Plates.  320pp.  Sm.8vo.  First edition.  A p/bk original.  Pelican Book A383.  Connoisseurs of the errata slip will relish the one laid down on the half-title of this book.  It retracts statements suggesting that the flavour of Plymouth Gin is due to the use of sulphuric acid.  
£4.50

23. MONSON-FITZJOHN, G.J.: Quaint Signs of Old Inns.
Senate.  1994. Wrappers.  Fine.  Many illuss.  157pp.  8vo.  P/bk reissue.  First published 1926.  
£4.00

24. MOORE, John (ed.): Whitbread Craftsmen.
Whitbread & Co.  1948. Pictorial boards, wear to backstrip, in dw.  Dw. badly frayed, but neatly reinforced.  Insc. on fep.  Ow. very good.  Coloured plates and line illuss. by John Leigh-Pemberton.  40pp.  Lge.8vo.  First edition.  The Whitbread Library series.  
£6.00

25. ORDISH, George: The Great Wine Blight.
Sidgwick & Jackson.  1987. Boards in dw.  Fine.  Plates, line illuss.  (xviii),246pp.  8vo.  The 1860's phylloxera epidemic.  Reissue, revised, updated and with new foreword by Jancis Robinson.  Wine Classics series
£9.00

26. PRICE, Pamela Vandyke: Wine Lore, Legends and Traditions.
Hamlyn.  1985. Boards in price-clipped dw.  Fine.  Numerous illuss., many coloured.  176pp.  4to.  First edition.  Wine Magazine Book of the Year, 1986.  (830g.)  
£8.50

27. RAINBIRD, George & SEARLE, Ronald: The Subtle Alchemist, A Book of Wine.
Michael Joseph.  1973. Ex library copy, but showing little sign of use.  Boards in dw.  Minor bumping to back panel.  Refurbished with new fepp.  Scattered light thumbing.  Ow. very good.  Many Searle illuss. 206pp.  8vo.  First edition under this title, and with these illuss.  
£5.75

28. RAY, Cyril: In a Glass Lightly.
Methuen.  1967. Boards in dw.  Very good.  Illuss. by Quentin Blake.  xiv,194pp.  8vo.  First edition.  
£7.00

29. RAY, Cyril: In a Glass Lightly.
Methuen.  1967. Boards in price-clipped dw.  Dw. torn, but made good with archive tape.  Very good.  Illuss. by Quentin Blake.  xiv,194pp.  8vo.  First edition.  
£6.25

30. RAY, Cyril: Lafite.
Christie's Wine Publications.  1985. Cloth in dw.  Very good.  Frontis. and many illuss.  xvi,140pp.  4to.  Third edition, revised and enlarged.  
£9.00

31. RAY, Cyril (ed.): The Compleat Imbiber, No.4.
Vista Books.  1961. Cloth in dw.  Dw. a little dull.  Ow. very good.  Many illuss.  208pp.  Lge.8vo.  First edition.  Many distinguished contribs.  (810g.)  
£13.75

32. RAY, Cyril (ed.): The Compleat Imbiber, No.4.
Vista Books.  1961. Cloth, a trifle dull.  No dw.  Neat underlining to a few pages.  Ow. very good.  Many illuss.  208pp.  Lge.8vo.  First edition.  Many distinguished contribs.  (810g.)  
£9.00

33. RAY, Cyril (ed.): The Compleat Imbiber 10 ...
Hutchinson.  1969. Boards in dw.  Dw. very slightly chipped.  Very good.  Many illuss.  224pp.  Lge.8vo.  First edition.  Many distinguished contribs.  (810g.)  
£13.75

34. RAY, Cyril and Elizabeth: Wine with Food.
Sidgwick & Jackson.  1975. Boards in dw.  Backstrip of dw. faded.  Ow. fine.  Line illuss.  159pp.  8vo.  First edition.  Label signed by both authors laid down on tp.  
£7.50

35. SCOTT, George Bodley: The Old Neptune Inn ... Ipswich ... a History of the Premises and their Renovation.
Ipswich: 1970. Stiff wrappers.  Fine.  Line illuss., plan.  20pp.  Lge.8vo.  First edition.  
£5.00

36. SEARLE, Ronald: Something in the Cellar ...
Souvenir Press.  1989. Boards in price-clipped dw.  Fine.  Cartoon illuss. throughout, many coloured.  Npp.  Sm.fol.  Reprint.  (700g.)  "Ronald Searle's Wonderful World of Wine".  
£8.75

37. SEARLE, Ronald: The Illustrated Winespeak ...
Souvenir Press.  1986. Pictorial boards.  Date on fep.  Fine.  Coloured cartoon illuss. throughout.  Npp.  4to.  Reprint.  
£7.00

38. SEARLE, Ronald: The Illustrated Winespeak ...
Souvenir Press.  1985. Pictorial boards.  Fine.  Coloured illuss. throughout.  Npp.  4to.  Reprint.  
£7.50

39. SEROCOLD, Walter Pearce: The Story of Watneys.
Watney.  1949. Cloth, dull but sound.  Foxing to epp.  Ow. very good.  Numerous plates, one folding.  130pp.  Lge.8vo.  First edition.  A substantial company history.  
£9.50

40. SHAND, P. Morton: A Book of French Wines.
Penguin Books.  1968. Wrappers.  Very good.  Wine importer's complimentary label laid down inside front cover.  306pp.  Sm.8vo.  P/bk reprint.  Revised and edited by Cyril Ray.  Penguin Handbook PH84.  
£3.75

41. SICHEL, Allan: The Penguin Book of Wines.
Penguin Books.  1965. Wrappers, a little dull.  Ow. very good.  Maps.  297pp.  Sm.8vo.  First edition.  A p/bk original.  Penguin Handbook PH121.  
£3.00

42. SIMON, André: A Wine Primer, Revised Edition.
Penguin Books.  1973. Wrappers, a little dull.  Backstrip faded and lightly marked.  Ow. very good.  Maps.  157pp.  Sm.8vo.  First p/bk edition.  Penguin Handbooks series.  
£3.00

43. SIMON, André L.: Vintagewise, A Postscript to Saintsbury's 'Notes on a Cellar Book'.
Michael Joseph.  1945. Cloth, backstrip faded.  Name stamp to fep.  Ow. very good.  174pp.  8vo.  2nd imp.  
£7.00

44. SIMON, André L.: English Wines and Cordials.
Gramol.  1946. Cloth in price-clipped dw.  Minor fraying to dw.  Insc. on fep.  Very good.  144pp.  Sm.8vo.  First edition.  A domestic response to post-war wine importing difficulties.  
£7.50

45. SIMON, André L.: The Commonsense of Wine.
Wine & Food Society/Michael Joseph.  1966. Boards in price-clipped dw.  Minor tearing to dw. made good with archive tape.  Coloured frontis.  Foreword by André Maurois.  192pp.  Sm.4to.  First edition.  
£8.50

46. SIMON, André L.: English Fare and French Wines.
Newman Neame.  1955. Boards in dw.  Dw. a little dull and frayed, but neatly reinforced.  Ow. very good.  Line illuss.  viii,76pp.  Sm.8vo.  First edition.  "A gourmet's opinion of English foods in relation to French wines".  
£6.75

47. SIMON, André L.: The History of Champagne.
Octopus.  1972. Cloth in dw.  Light creasing to front panel of dw.  Small scar to ffep.  Very good.  Coloured plates, line illuss., maps.  195pp.  4to.  Reissue.  (915g.)  
£10.00

48. SIMPSON, Bill (ao.): Scotch Whisky.
Macmillan.  1974. Boards in dw.  Slight fading to dw.  Fine.  Numerous illuss., some coloured.  120pp.  Fol.  First edition.  Contribs. inc. Hugh MacDiarmid.  (770g.)  
£11.00

49. WAUGH, Alec: In Praise of Wine.
Cassell.  1959. Cloth.  No dw.  Very slight foxing to prelims. and fore-edge.  Very good.  (viii),280pp.  8vo.  First edition.  
£7.00

50. WAUGH, Teresa & Auberon: The Entertaining Book.
Hamish Hamilton.  1986. Boards in dw.  'File Copy' label on fep.  Fine.  Many coloured illuss.  189pp.  4to.  First edition.  (660g.)  Auberon Waugh contributes substantial notes, generally caustic, on appropriate wines.
£8.75

51. WHITBREAD: The Story of Whitbread's.
Whitbread & Co.  1964. Pictorial boards in dw.  Very good.  Numerous illuss.  (vi),52pp.  Sm.8vo.  Third edition.  A concise history of the brewers.  
£4.75


ADDENDUM:
52.  PARKER, Robert: The Wines of the Rhône Valley and Provence.
Dorling Kindersley.  1988. Boards in dw.  Dw. a little faded.  Very good.  Maps.  459pp.  Lge.8vo.  First UK edition.  (940g.)
£8.00