Scotch Whisky, A Guide
Edinburgh: W & R Chambers,  First edition. Red cloth, gilt, bw plates, line drawings, list of distilleries, index Pagination: 80. Here is a guide to whisky. It tells the story of Scotch from barley to bottle, simple yet with a full description of all the processes involved. In these days of scarcity it is the more important that Scots, and other enlightened folk, should know what whisky is and what it should taste like. Those who read this guide will not be taken in again with some dubious substitute: and when they have the good fortune to track down the ‘real Mackay’, they will know how to do it justice.<P>Here is the history of whisky. Scotch is our most important export to the US. This book is intended as a tribute to the industry and to its men. But the history of Scotch is older than the dollar gap. It is part of the life of our people. This guide attempts to capture, in anthology form, the spirit of whisky, and what it has meant to Scots.<P>This is the first illustrated guide to whisky.. Book: head/tail a little bumped and sl sunned, owner signature [Methven of Edinburgh], Robert Burns bicentenary label to ffep, endpapers sl browned, VG, Jacket: unclipped, worn with significant loss to extremities, G only (Book ref. 3054) £13.00
A Compleat Body of Distilling explaining the mysteries of that Science in the most easy and familiar manner; containing an exact and accurate method of making all the compound cordial waters . Book 1 & 2 bound as one
London: Henry Lintot, 1731. Illustrated by Engraved Illustrated Top Pieces. Second Edition. Three-Quarter Leather. Very Good. 12mo Later binding three quarter leather over brown cloth boards, slightly rubbed to edges. Gilt embossed titling. New end papers. No frontis. Title page, The preface with engraved illustration top piece and illuminated letter. 2 [v]. 150pp + index. engraved illustrated top pieces. In excellent condition for age. Binding tight. Excellent condition throughout. ref 120933 (Book ref. 129356) £199.00
AN ACT for repealing the Duties of Excise on Stills used for distilling or rectifying Low Wines or Spirits for Consumption in Scotland; on Worts or Wash made for extracting Spirits; and on Spirits made for Consumption in Scotland; and for granting and securing other Duties in lieu thereof; and for better securing the Duties on Foreign Spirits and on Malts.
London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1806. Pages numbered 949-966, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. --- Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include SCOTLAND [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK29-2374) £14.00
Monuments of Industry: An Illustrated Historical Record.
Edinburgh: RCHM Scotland, 1986. 4to, xii+248pp, numerous monochrome photographic illustrations and diagrams, glossary, grey cloth, gilt, d-j. A fine copy. (Book ref. RHB7874) £40.00
Historic Industrial Scenes: Scotland.
Hartingdon: Moorland, 1977. 4to, 122pp, 127 monochrome plates, bibliography, brown boards, gilt, d-j. An ex-library copy, lacking front endpaper, else a good copy. (Book ref. RHB7368) £16.00
Monuments of Industry: An Illustrated Historical Record.
London: RCHM Scotland/HMSO, 1986. 4to, xii+248pp, numerous monochrome illustrations and diagrams, glossary, grey cloth, gilt, d-j. A fine copy. (Book ref. RHB7267) £40.00
THE MAKING OF SCOTCH WHISKY. A HISTORY OF THE SCOTCH WHISKY DISTILLING INDUSTRY.
Canongate. 2000. pp.368,illus.colour and b.& w.,8vo..2nd edition,revised and enlarged. Second,last and best edition. A fine unmarked hardback copy in a fine dust-wrapper. (Book ref. 2308) £15.00
The Origin and Early Development of the Heavy Chemical Industry in France. ( ISBN: 019858136X ).
Oxforn University Press. 1st edition. 1979. Hardback. Tall 8vo. Pp.,xiii,369. 17 plates at rear, illustrations in text. Book was acquired new, and in FINE condition. The D.w. spine has faded whilst in store, but about fine otherwise. We specialise in Company, Industrial, and Business Histories. . . **. Business and shop Est. 1970. (Book ref. 8622) £25.00
The Making of Scotch Whisky: A History of the Scotch Whisky Distilling Industry
Edinburgh: Canongate Books Ltd, 2000. Hardcover. As New. Original cloth and dustwrapper, 368pp, with fine illustrations in b/w and colour. There will be additional postage due to weight [1.4kg approx]. (Book ref. 012655) £16.00
Glasgow International Exhibition 1901. Russia, Its Industries and Trade
Glasgow: Hay, Nisbet & Co. Limited, 1901. First (& 0nly?) Edition. Half-calf. Good/N/A. Small 4to. Hardback, 180mm x 245mm tall (7.25" x 9.75" approx.). Pp xii, 324 + a colour-printed, multi-folding map, approximately 36" long x 21" high, of the Russian railways. External rubs, and the 'Withdrawn' stamp impressions of the University of Keele, otherwise very good, in a contemporary half-calf binding with grey boards and gilt spine title, by Ferguson, Binders, of Glasgow. (Book ref. 003618) £125.00
The nature and properties of the Sugar Cane;
Smith, Elder & Co., London, 1843 xiv + 240pp + 6 plates. 2nd revised ed., very fine in fine orig. decorated green cloth. An important early work on sugar with very fine folding steel engravings showing sugar cane, furnaces and boilers, a sugar mill and distilling apparatus. This second ed. includes an additional chapter on the manufacture of sugar from beet-root. (Book ref. PORTERGR014198) £200.00
Copy of a LETTER written by the SCOTTISH LOWLAND DISTILLERS to the CHANCELOR of the EXCHEQUER, of date the 23rd April Last; on the Subject of a LETTER from the CHAIRMAN of the BOARD of EXCISE in SCOTLAND, to LORD LIVERPOOL ....regarding the EMPLOYMENT ...
London: House of Commons, 1816. 3pp. Folio. Paper wrappers. Disbound. British Parliamentary Paper. HC 359. Title continues "of Revenue Cutters in the service of the Excise." The facts, then, are distinctly the reverse of what Mr. Parish avers; and the "prophetic theories," which he is pleased to treat so contemptuously, are not so groundless as he would have your Lordship to believe." A very clean copy. Parliamentary papers of this period are rare. Provision of their sale to the public was not made until 1836. (Book ref. 154741) £20.00
Monuments of Industry -- an illustrated historical Record
Glasgow, Scotland: The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, 1986. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 0114924570 HB. Grey cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine and blind stamped lettering to fnt.. 248 pages, index, glossary, 360 b&w photo. illus. and 95 line drawings., plans. DJ clipped, with only very slight wear around edges and corners. THIS IS A HEAVY BOOK and will require extra shipping costs. Book tight and clean. (Book ref. 004527) £40.00
Edinburgh: Canongate Books, facsimile edition 2006. 176pp. 7¼x4¾ Introduction by renowned whisky writer Ian Buxton and a foreword by Charlie Maclean even more renowed whisky writer. As well as exploring long-lost malts, MacDonald remains startlingly relevant. This little book began whisky's renaissance, through MacDonald's sense of what it means to be Scottish; his passionate discussion of why whisky - especially good whisky - matters and his notes on how, when and why to drink whisky. Remarkably, Whisky (first published in 1930) has never been reprinted and this facsimile commemorative edition will attract wide attention from fervent whisky enthusiasts and casual dram-takers alike, promising to be the most important whisky reprint ever. Not sure about it being the most important reprint, but it is certainly a welcome reprint. Hardback. VG+ but unfortunately dw not present.Price includes UK postage. (Book ref. 870) £5.00
THE PRACTICAL DISTILLER; or an Introduction to Making Whiskey, Gin, Brandy, Spirits, &c. &c; of Better Quality and in Larger Quantities than produced by the present Mode of Distilling, from the Produce of the United States: Such as Rye, Corn, Buck-Wheat, Apples, Peaches, Potatoes, Pumpions and Turnips. With Directions How to Conduct and Improve the Practical part of Distilling in All It's Branches. Together with Directions for Purifying, clearing and Colouring Whiskey, Making Spirits Similar to French Brandy, &c. from the Spirits of Rye, Corn, Apples, Potatoes, &c. &c. And Sundry Extracts of Approved Receipts for Making Cider, Domestic Wines and Beer.
Ohio, USA: Raudins Publishing, 2004 reprint (approx 500 copies) of 1809 edition published by John Wyeth, Harrisburgh, Pennsylvania. (iv) + 184pp. 8x4¾ Short introduction to this edition by Glenn Raudins. The book describes early American distilling practises through the eyes of a practising distiller and contains detailed discussion on techniques for producing rye and corn whiskies. Other topics include apple brandy, peach brandy, Jamaican spirits and spirits made from potatoes. Copies of the original edition are very scarce. Bound in bonded leather with gilt to front cover and spine. VG+. Price includes UK postage. (Book ref. 483) £28.75
Scotch and water.
Scotland : Lochar publishing 1st this ed 1989. The malt whiskies produced in the islands off the West coast of Scotland have distinctive flavours and a fascinating history. Important contribution to the history of malt whisky.Foreword by David Daiches. 128pp inc index. Well illustrated.25cm x 19cm VG in VG pictorial d/w. (Book ref. 1188) £5.50
Molasses to Acid, Saltend's First 75 Years Distilled
UK: BP Chemicals, 1997. First. Hard Cover. Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 0861652053 1997. quarto, boards, Hard Cover. first edition Binding firm. Text clean. good/good dustwrapper. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 135pp. illust. Entertaining book reveals how the BP factory at Saltend came into the hands of Scottish whisky distillers, became linked to products as diverse as nail varnish remover, vinegar, and car dashboards, and now forms an integral part of BP's global enterprise.Well-illustrated with photographs and illustrations. 950g. (Book ref. 001825) £22.00
The Family Magazine: in Two Parts Containing Useful Directions in all the Branches of House-Keeping and Cookery. Particularly Shewing How to Buy-it the Best of all Sorts of Provisions; as Poultry-Ware, Butchers-Meat, Fish, Fruit, &c. With several Hundred Receipts in Cookery, Pastry, Pickling, Confectionary, Distilling, Brewing, Cosmeticks, &c. Together with the Art of making English Wines, &c. Part II. Containing a Compendious Body of Physick; Succinctly Treating of all the Diseases and Accidents Incident to Men, Women, and Children: with Practical Rules and Directions for the Preserving and Restoring of Health, and Prolonging of Life.
London: printed for J.Osborn 1741 First edition, original full calf, 8vo, 5 raised bands, Boards rubbed, Corners worn, Spine split to tail.Front endpaper missing. Illustrations in the text. Pp,xiv,123 plus index, Pp,324. Contents v.g. (Book ref. 13589) £600.00
Tales Of Whiskey And Smuggling
Scotland.: Lochar Publishing., 1991. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0948403861 160pp. 400g. Illustrated with vignettes to chapter headings. True stories about the pleasures and perils of whiskey-making in the early 19th century. Small previous owners address label on front endpaper o/w FINE in like d/w (Book ref. 1881) £10.00
Report of Her Majesty's Commissioners for Inquiring into the Licensing System, and Sale and Consumption of Excisable Liquors in Scotland. With Minutes of Evidence. Volumes 1 & 2 [2684, 2684-1]
Edinburgh, 1860. Folio. 2 volumes. 41+582, 785 pages, contemporary full leather binding, front cover of v.1 a little weak. Heavy, so postage will be extra NOTE: An octavo sized copy of v.1 is also available at £75.00 (Book ref. 5993) £250.00