LOCAL BREW - Traditional Breweries and their Ales.
London. Hale. 1986. lst edn. Hardback. 249 pages. B.w. illustrations. Map. Fine in brown boards with gilt lettering to spine, edge of textblock beginning to brown, in a fine d.w. Unread book from new stock. Mike Dunn has uncovered the history - often stretching back to monastic brew houses - behind such famous names as Greene King, Ruddles, Marston's and Wadsworth's. He explains traditional brewing methods and details the past and present range of the breweries' products. ISBN: 0-7090-2793-1. (Book ref. 3466) £9.95
Heavenly Beer: A Taster's Guide to Monastry Tradition Ales and Lagers
London: Past Times, 2003. 1st Edition. Softcover. First Edition. First Printing. Square 4to. 128 pp. Colour plates throughout. Very clean. VG+ (Book ref. 03684) £8.00
Inns, ales and drinking customs of old England.
London: Bracken Books, 1994. Foreword: Paul Jennings. Reprint. VG col illus p/b with white lettering. 13.5cms x 21.25cms, 392pp. 40pp b/w plates. 34 chaps. Clean, unmarked copy. Weight 402g. 1851700692. (Book ref. 2716) £4.00
Michael Jacksons Beer Companion.
Mitchell Beazley, 1994 rep 287pp, inscr, VG+ in VG price clipped dw Full of original insights and quirky observation, he combines fascinating detail on brews and breweries, authoritative tasting notes and vivid travel and desciptive writing. (Book ref. 48702) £4.00
A Good Head for Beer
Newport: The Starling Press Ltd., 1982. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo 0903434520 Signed by Author A book of 224 clean pages including the index, bibliography & glossary. A bright unmarked book apart from a publisher's stamp on the front endpaper together with a short inscription signed by the author. The dust wrapper is rubbed on the edges, worn along the top edge & faded on 1/3rd of the front section. (Book ref. 033172) £14.00
London: New English Library, 1977. Reprint. Paperback. Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 0450031322 A moving and compassionate handling of the difficult subject of homosexuality introduces Mary Renault to her readers in a new genre. Here is a contemporary novel- with sex deviation as the motivating theme, and the tensions of World War II in England as the setting. But one's interest is focussed on the three central characters, youths who grow into knowledge of their own deviation at the levels of their characters and upbringing. Laurie we follow through from early childhood to maturity, at high points of his life - his last contact with his father; his violent reaction to the charges made against the head prefect at his school; the aftermath of Dunkirk and long months of hospitalization. He is slow to recognize his problem for what it is and naive in his ignorance of the appalling peripheral aspects of a studiedly self-conscious group; he is idealistic in his conviction that he can make his choice between the two men he loves. There is Andrew, young, a Quaker and a conscientious objector, whom he meets in the hospital to which the CO's are assigned for menial jobs. And finally there is Ralph, the boy he had defended at school, met again under trying circumstances. There is the dual conflict:- the conflict of ideas, and the conflict of taking a place in a hostile world. While many readers will find the central theme a difficult one, at no point does the flawless handling cater to morbid curiosity or descend to shock techniques. (Book ref. 032976) £4.00
The Mask of Apollo
London: New English Library, 1975. Reprint. Paperback. Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 0450027104 In a vivid depiction of Ancient Greece and its legendary heroes, The Mask of Apollo tells the story of Nikeratos, the gifted tragic actor at the centre of political and cultural activity in Athens, 400 B. C. Spine Worn. Wherever he goes, Nikeratos carries a golden mask of Apollo, a relic and reminder of an age when the theatre was at the height of its greatness and talent. Only a mascot at first, the mask gradually turns into Nikeratos' conscience as he encounters famous thinkers, actors, and philosophers, including the famous Plato himself. (Book ref. 032975) £4.00
The Bull from the Sea
Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1978. Reprint. Paperback. Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 0140034021 Bringing Greek mythology vividly to life, The King Must Die and its sequel, The Bull from the Sea, tell the amazing adventures of Theseus, famous for slaying the Minotaur, defeating the Amazons and rescuing Persephone from the underworld. (Book ref. 032974) £4.00
The Last of the Wine
London: New English Library, 1970. Reprint. Paperback. Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 0671771132 Alexias, a young Athenian of good family, grows up just as the Peloponnesian War is drawing to a close. The adult world he enters is one in which the power and influence of his class have been undermined by the forces of war, and more and more Alexias finds himself drawn to the controversial teachings of Sokrates. Among the great thinker's followers Alexias meets Lysis, and the two youths become inseparable, wrestling together in the palaestra, journeying to the Olympic Games and fighting in the wars against Sparta. On the great historical canvas of famine, siege, and civil conflict, their relationship captures vividly the intricacies of classical Greek culture. (Book ref. 032958) £4.00
The King Must Die
London: New English Library, 1971. Reprint. Paperback. Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 0450005089 Mary Renault revitalizes the ancient Greek myth of Theseus, Ariadne, and the Minotaur by following its hero's thoughts and actions as a series of rites of passage. (Book ref. 032383) £4.00
Inns, Ales, and Drinking Customs of Old England.
London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1909 Thick 8vo Cloth pict. gt. t.e.g; 1st Edn. Illus. Backstrip faded; r. cover scored; piece cut from top margin of one plate & frontis working loose; small stain at foot of backstrip; some foxing. (Book ref. 13610) £55.00
Country Ales and Breweries.
1st edit., Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1999. Fine copy in d.w. Colour photographs by STEVE SHARPLES, index; 160pp. oblong folio orig. cloth, (Book ref. RGW14968) £8.00
Inns, Ales and Drinking Customs of Old England
London: Bracken Books, 1985. Hard Cover. Very Good +/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0946495254 392 pp. vg clean copy, dw sl. edge creases (Book ref. 092410) £8.00
Excursions dans les Alpes Maritimes at les Basses-Ales
Orleans-La-Source: Bureau De Recherches Geologiques Et Minieres, 1968. Soft cover. Very Good. Laminated soft card covers, 73pp, illustrated with figures, pull-out maps,tables and photographs. Text in French (Book ref. 013649) £30.00
PRINCE OF ALES the history of brewing in Wales
Alan Sutton 1993 0-7509-0331-7. 8vo. Softback. Yellow wrappers. pp. 244. b&w photos. Little creasing to top back wrapper & a couple of pages o/w v.good (Book ref. 15473) £15.00
Michael Jackson's Beer companion. Lagers, ales, Wheat beers, Stouts, Fruit beers, Porters & Steam beers.
London: Mitchell Beazley,1993. Hardcover. 287 pr. pages. Cold. illustrations throughout. Without inscription v/g+ In d/j not price clipped v/g+ "Hunting the classic brews choosing the beer for the occasion & matching beer with food." (Book ref. 3982) £8.00
Old Inns (Of England) In Colour.
London: B T Batsford, 1958. First Edition. Cloth. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall D/J is good, but is price clipped. The book is in good used condition, with small paste-on to front free end paper. Here we have a wonderful book, that takes us back in time to the good old days of the traditional English Pub. It includes Maps, Old English Inns, Early Development, The Georgian Phase, The Inn in Literature, Signs and Names, Period of Decline. The book is fully illustrated with a collection of colour photographs. You will receive the book seen in the image. (Book ref. MC1207) £6.00
TABLEAU DE LA NATURE. La Terre et les Mers ou Description Physique du Globe. 5th Ed. Chromolitho. frontis., 206 vignettes dessinées par Karl Gibardet, Lebreton, etc., 19 maps; Histoire des Plantes. 2nd Ed. 416 figures dessinées d’après Nature par Faguet; Le Savant du Foyer ou Notions Scientifiques sur les Objets Usuels de la Vie. 7th Ed. 288 gravures sur Bois, map; Les Grande Inventions Modernes dans les Sciences, l’Industrie et les Arts. 7th Ed. 319 gravures sur bois. La Terre avant le Déluge. 7th Ed. 375 vues idéales et figures, 8 maps. Very lightly wrinkled; Les Races Humaines. 3rd Ed. 268 gravures dessinées sur bois, 8 chromolitho. plates; L’Homme Primitif. 4th Ed. 256 figures.
Paris Librarie Hachette 1874-6. Together 7 vols. Royal 8vo. Marbled e.ps. and edges, contemporary half calf with marbled boards, dec. gilt ruled raised bands with intricate gilt dec. compartments and gilt lettered title labels to spines, a handsome set. Louis Figuier (1819-1894). US$1014 (Book ref. 193293) £650.00
Home Brewed Beers and Stouts : A Handbook to the Brewing of Ales, Beers and Stouts at Home from Barley, Malt, Malt Extract and Dried Malt Extract
Hampshire: Amateur Winemaker, 1970. Illustrated by Diagram & Colour Illustrations. Tenth Impression. Pictorial Card. VERY GOOD ( AVERAGE)/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" 0900841028 Not Inscribed or Signed PAPERBACK Browned page edges. POSTED AT OUR STANDARD RATES AND FULLY INSURED! (UK ONLY). Please e-mail for further details (Book ref. 012313) £6.40
Inns, Ales & Drinking Customs of Old England
London: Bracken Books, 1985. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall How many doors were there in Valhalla? What is a fuddling cup? Where is the highest inn in England? What is the origin of the drink punch and what are its ingredients? Full of history, anecdote, quotation, folklore, fact & fancy from the earliest tabernae of Roman Britain right through to Victorian times. HB. Black boards with gilt lettering to spine. Some browning to pages edges only visible when book shut. 392 pages incl. index. DJ unclipped. Book tight and clean. . (Book ref. 002566) £17.00